This new edition retains the hallmarks of its predecessorsaccessibility, and practicality at an economical price. The Guide to Rapid Revision gives students immediate answers to specific problems, offers sufficient information to solve them, and does so with extreme brevity and clarity.With a table of correction symbols that doubles as a table of contents, and extensive cross-referencing, students can easily find answers to specific problems or grammatical queries. Instructors can use the added, topically organized table of contents as an aid to focusing on certain topics (such as punctuation) during the semester. The book is alphabetized according to common correction symbols, setting it apart from all other handbooks that are designed to help students in revising.
Arranged alphabetically by correction symbols. ab Abbreviations. abst Abstract Expressions. adj Adjective. adv Adverb. agr Agreement. amb Ambiguity. ant Antecedent (See pro). ap, apos Apostrophe. art Article. awk Awkward. br, / Brackets. C Comma. cap Capitalization. case Case. choppy Choppy Sentences. cl Clarity (See vague). cliche Cliche (See trite). coh Coherence. colon, :/ Colon. comp Comparison. coord Coordination (See sub). CS Comma Splice. D Diction. dang Dangling Modifier. dash Dash. dev Development (See ). doc Documentation. Doc/app Appendix on Documentation Styles. doc/bib Bibliography. doc/cit In-Text Citations. -ed error -Ed Error in -ed Endings. ell, ... / Ellipsis. em Emphasis. ex Exactness (See D). exag Exaggeration(See log/gen). excl, !/ Exclamation Point. frag Fragmentary Sentence. fs Fused Sentence (See RO). gen Generalization (See vague and log, 2). hy Hyphen. id Idiom. inc Incomplete Construction. ital Italics. jarg Jargon. lc Lowercase (See cap). log Logic. log/auth Appeal to Authority. log/emot Appeal to Emotion. log/gen Overgeneralization. log/ns Non sequitur. log/simp Oversimplification. mm, mod Misplaced Modifier. mood Mood (See shift). ms Faulty Manuscript Form (See wp). mx Mixed Construction. No ,/ No Comma (See C, 6). No A, No Paragraph Should Start Here. No P, No Punctuation Needed Here. num Numbers. om Omitted Word (See inc). org Organization (See coh). A Paragraph. P Punctuation (Obvious error or omission). paral, // Parallelism. paren, ( ) Parentheses. pass Passive Voice. per Period (See frag). pf Period Fault (See frag). plag Plagiarism (See doc). poss Possessive Case (See case and ap, apos). pro Pronoun Reference. pv Point of View (See shift). QM, ?/ Question Mark. quot, "/" Quotation Marks. red Redundant (See wdy). ref Reference (See pro). rep Repetition. RO Run-On Sentence. semi, ;/ Semicolon. -s error -S Error in -S Endings. sexist Sexist Expression. shift Shift in Point of View. slang Slang. slash "See Overuse of Slash" sp Spelling (Consult Your Dictionary). split Split Infinitive. SS Sentence Structure (See awk). stringy Stringy Sentences (See sub). sub Subordination. T Tense. titles Titles (See quot, 3). trans Transitions. trite Triteness. und Underlining (See ital). unity Unity (See ). us Usage (See d). vague Vagueness. var Variety in Sentence Patterns. vb Verb Form (See T, 2). voice Voice (See pass). wc Word Choice (See D). wdy Wordiness. WP Word Processing. ww Wrong Word. Words Often Misused: A Glossary (See also D). X Obvious Error. Index.