Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student

by Hawkes Learning

Hawkes Learning’s Reading & Writing Handbook for the College Student is a pocket-sized resource containing writing, research, grammar, and style tips. Students can use the handbook as they develop, revise, and edit their writing. This user-friendly resource offers sample writings with annotations; exercises with relatable content for today’s diverse college students; and comprehensive, concise informational content students can easily navigate without feeling overwhelmed.

As a lifetime learning resource, the handbook serves students in all disciplines during and beyond their college years.

Formats: Handbook

Product ISBN
Handbook 978‑1‑944894‑72‑6

Resources

Part 5

  1. Part 5 Exercises

Sample Papers

  1. MLA Sample Word Doc | PDF
  2. APA Sample Word Doc | PDF
  3. CMS AD Sample Word Doc | PDF
  4. CMS NB Sample Word Doc | PDF
  5. CSE Citation-Name Sample Word Doc | PDF
  6. CSE Citation-Sequence Sample Word Doc | PDF
  7. CSE Name-Year Sample Word Doc | PDF

Table of Contents

  1. Part 1: Reading and Writing
    1. 1: Thinking Critically
      1. Critical Reading Process
      2. Determining the Purpose of a Text
      3. Determining the Audience of a Text
    2. 2: The Writing Process
      1. Pre-Writing
      2. Drafting
      3. Revising
      4. Editing
      5. Reflecting
    3. 3: Common Essay Components
      1. Introductions
      2. Thesis and Purpose Statements
      3. Effective Body Paragraphs
      4. Conclusions
      5. Sample Essay and Organizer
    4. 4: Organizational Patterns
      1. Cause and Effect
      2. Chronological
      3. Compare and Contrast
      4. Order of Importance
      5. Spatial
      6. Topical
    5. 5: Writing Across the Curriculum
      1. Similarities & Differences in Writing Assignments
      2. English, Literature, and Language Studies
      3. Business Courses
      4. History
      5. Psychology
      6. Lab Sciences
      7. Engineering and Technology
  2. Part 2: Effective Sentences
    1. 6: Combining Word Groups
      1. Coordination
      2. Subordination
      3. Parallelism
    2. 7: Agreement
      1. Subject-Verb Agreement
      2. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
    3. 8: Modifiers
      1. Using Modifiers
      2. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
    4. 9: Word Choice
      1. Clarity and Conciseness
      2. Vague vs. Vivid Words
      3. Choosing Correct Words
      4. Inclusive Language
      5. Commonly Misused Words
    5. 10: Shifts in Tense and Person
      1. Consistency in Tense
      2. Consistency in Person
  3. Part 3: Grammar Basics
    1. 11: Parts of Speech
      1. Nouns
      2. Pronouns
      3. Verbs
      4. Adjectives
      5. Adverbs
      6. Prepositions
      7. Conjunctions
      8. Interjections
    2. 12: Components of a Complete Sentence
      1. Capital Letters and Punctuation Marks
      2. Subjects and Verbs
      3. Complete Thoughts
  4. Part 4: Punctuation and Mechanics
    1. 13: Punctuation
      1. Commas
      2. Unnecessary Commas
      3. Colons
      4. Semicolons
      5. Apostrophes
      6. Quotation Marks
      7. Parentheses
      8. Brackets
      9. Hyphens
      10. Ellipses
      11. Dashes
    2. 14: Spelling
      1. Common Spelling Rules
      2. Commonly Confused Words
  5. Part 5: Research
    1. 15: The Research Process
      1. Making a Research Plan
      2. Identifying Types of Sources
      3. Finding Sources
      4. Evaluating Source Credibility
      5. Organizing Research
    2. 16: Research Writing
      1. Narrowing Your Research
      2. Avoiding Plagiarism
      3. Integrating Sources Into Your Writing
    3. 17: MLA
      1. Formatting the Document
      2. Citing the Document Sources
      3. MLA Sample
    4. 18: APA
      1. Formatting the Document
      2. Citing the Document Sources
      3. APA Sample
    5. 19: CMS
      1. Formatting the Document
      2. Citing the Document Sources
      3. CMS Sample
    6. 20: CSE
      1. Formatting the Document
      2. Citing the Document Sources
      3. CSE Sample