A Writer's Reference, Eighth Edition: Scavenger Hunt Answer Key

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Scavenger hunt

Work in pairs to explore the handbook for your course.

Find key ways into the book.  Find the advice you’ll need as you write this semester.

 

NAVIGATION

 

1. ____ I found the book’s main index.  It’s 51 pages long. If I look up “flow” in the index, I see that there’s a more technical term for that word:  coherence.

 

2. ____ I found the main menu. Looking at the main menu, I see that there’s a sample argument paper in section A4-h. I know that I’ll need section MLA-4 to document sources in MLA style. Sections P1 and P2 will help me with commas.

 

3. ___ I found a list of contents on the back of each tab. I see that section C1 has 4 subsections.

 

4. If my teacher uses the number-letter codes to respond to my draft, I’ll know that S4-a means I should try to make the point of view consistent in person and number in my paper.

 

ADVICE & MODELS   List section numbers or page numbers for the following:

 

5. Advice about writing introductions and conclusions: C2-a and C2-c

 

6. Checklist for thinking through my writing situation: page 5

 

7. Advice about thesis statements; samples of good thesis statements: C1-c

 

8. Guidelines for active reading: page 75

 

9. A writing guide for an analytical essay: pp. 82-83

 

10. Samples of annotated readings (readings with student notes on them): pp. 72-73, 86

 

11. Advice about using specific evidence in argument papers: A4-e

 

12. Help for summarizing & analyzing a text (like an essay in your reader): A1-c, A1-d (also A2-c, A2-d)

 

13. Examples of multimodal texts: pp, 84, 86, 96

 

14. Examples of good research questions: pp. 359-361

 

15. Help with understanding and avoiding plagiarism: R2-c, MLA-2, APA-2, CMS-2

 

16. An example of how to document an article from a database in MLA style: pp. 432-433

 

17. Seeking feedback on a draft offers a smart start to revising. These pages show a student draft with peer comments:  pp. 32-33.

 

18. Section A5 gives advice for public speaking.

 

19. Section G6 covers how to find and fix run-on sentences.

 

20. Section P4 covers how to find and fix problems with apostrophes.

 

21. Page 370 includes a chart of information needed for a working bibliography.

 

22. Page 29 includes a checklist for revising my essay.

 

23. My instructor wants me to use sources that are scholarly. Page 380 includes a checklist for determining if a source is a scholarly source.

 

24. This section covers how to integrate sources in APA style: APA-3.  APA is the preferred citation style in the academic discipline called: social sciences

 

25. BONUS: If my class uses LaunchPad (the digital version of the handbook), I would get there using this URL: hackerhandbooks.com/writersref

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