Eighth Edition   ©2015

LaunchPad for The St. Martin's Handbook (Twelve Month Access)

Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-9186-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-9186-7; Format: LaunchPad

PART ONE—The Art and Craft of Writing

1. Expectations for College Writing

2. Rhetorical Situations

3. Exploring, Planning, and Drafting

4. Reviewing, Revising, and Editing

5. Developing Paragraphs

6. Working with Others


PART TWO—Critical Thinking and Argument

7. Reading Critically

8. Analyzing Arguments

9. Constructing Arguments


PART THREE—Doing Research and Using Sources

10. Preparing for a Research Project

11. Conducting Research

12. Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes

13. Integrating Sources into Your Writing

14. Acknowledging Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

15. Writing a Research Project


PART FOUR—Designing and Performing Writing

16. Design for Writing

17. Oral and Multimedia Presentations

18. Communicating in Other Media


PART FIVE—Academic and Professional Writing

19. Academic Work in Any Discipline

21. Writing for the Social Sciences

22. Writing for the Natural and Applied Sciences

23. Writing for Business

24. Essay Examinations

25. Portfolios

26. Writing to Make Something Happen in the World


PART SIX—Effective Language

27. Writing to the World

28. Language That Builds Common Ground

29. Language Variety

30. Word Choice

31. Dictionaries, Vocabulary, and Spelling


PART SEVEN—Documenting Sources

32. MLA Style

33. APA Style

34. Chicago Style

35. CSE Style


PART EIGHT—Sentence Grammar

36. Grammatical Sentences

37. Clauses and Sentences

38. Nouns and Noun Phrases

39. Verbs

40. Verbs and Verb Phrases

41. Subject-Verb Agreement

42. Pronouns

43. Adjectives and Adverbs

44. Prepositions and Prepositional Phrases


PART NINE—Sentence Clarity

45. Confusing Shifts

46. Parallelism

47. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

48. Sentence Fragments

49. Modifier Placement

50. Consistent and Complete Structures


PART TEN—Sentence Style

51. Concise writing

52. Coordination and Subordination

53. Sentence Variety

54. Memorable Prose


PART ELEVEN—Punctuation

55. Commas

56. Semicolons

57. End Punctuation

58. Apostrophes

59. Quotation Marks

60. Other Punctuation Marks


PART TWELVE—Mechanics

61. Capital Letters

62. Abbreviations and Numbers

63. Italics

64. Hyphens