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Briefer, more affordable, and easier to use than the MLA's own handbook, this popular booklet features current MLA guidelines, a new section on evaluating online sources, and an up-to-date APA appendix. The guide also provides numerous examples, a sample research paper, and helpful hints on such topics as avoiding plagiarism and taking notes.
An advanced reading and writing text designed specifically to strengthen students' academic writing. The cross-cultural readings in Guidelines offer a wide range of thought-provoking subject matter, varying in genre, viewpoint, length, and style. As students respond to the readings and work their way through the writing assignments, they are assisted by strategies laid out in 'Guidelines' boxes and by examples from other student writers. Writing assignments include research writing and essays that synthesize sources, critique arguments, and analyze fiction. A handbook is included as a reference guide in the back of the book. It contains sections on documenting sources, drafting and revising, and correcting grammatical errors. Guidelines, Third edition, is a major revision. The readings have been updated, the chapters are easier to navigate, and the 'Guidelines' now include references to the Internet as a means of research.
Guy Langman can't be bothered with much. But when his friend Anoop wants Guy to join the forensics club with him in the (possibly misguided) hopes of impressing some girls, Guy thinks why not.They certainly aren't expecting to find a real dead body on the simulated crime scene they're assigned to collect evidence from. But after some girlish, undignified screaming, the two realize it is indeed a body. Which means they have stumbled across a real, dead murder victim.Meanwhile, Guy has been looking into the past of his father--a larger-than-life character who recently passed away. He was much older than Guy's mom, and had a whole past Guy never even knew about. Could his father's past and the dead body be linked? Does Guy want to know? He's going to need all his newfound forensics skills to find out . . .From the Hardcover edition.
Boy meets Girl; Boy wonders what in the world Girl is talking aboutand how he will ever keep up. Girl wonders what is wrong with Boy.Enter, Waffles and Spaghetti--every teen's guide to figuring out the opposite sex and understanding and valuing our unique differences.In a pivotal time of their development and social lives, teens are left to try and understand one another without much guidance. The purpose of this book is to help better understand themselves as well those from the "alien gender".Guys' brains are like waffles--they keep their lives compartmentalized in boxes. Girls' brains are like spaghetti--everything in their life is connected to everything else. This book for teens includes brain development, social habits, differences in emotions, and relationship building skills for teens to develop early in their life. Loaded with humor and fun examples, this is a great way for teens to learn about healthy relationships with the opposite sex.
.27 is a number Ruby hates.It's a number that marks the percentage of the population that has survived. It's a number that means she's one of the "lucky" few still standing. And it's a number that says her father is probably dead. Against all odds, Ruby has survived the catastrophic onset of the killer rain. Two weeks after the radio started broadcasting the warning, "It's in the rain. It's fatal and there's no cure," the drinkable water is running out. Ruby's left with two options: persevere on her own, or embark on a treacherous journey across the country to find her father-if he's even still alive.
Is love a great enough power against evil? Bethany Church believes so - after all, the love of her angel siblings and her boyfriend Xavier saved her from the clutches of Hell itself. But when Jake Thorn returns to town determined to take Beth away with him, it seems he may be able to destroy everything she cares about. Will Jake's actions shatter Beth's faith in love? Or can she overcome heartache and betrayal to fulfill her role on Earth?
In modern-day England, witches live alongside humans: White witches, who are good; Black witches, who are evil; and sixteen-year-old Nathan, who is both. Nathan's father is the world's most powerful and cruel Black witch, and his mother is dead. He is hunted from all sides. Trapped in a cage, beaten and handcuffed, Nathan must escape before his seventeenth birthday, at which point he will receive three gifts from his father and come into his own as a witch--or else he will die. But how can Nathan find his father when his every action is tracked, when there is no one safe to trust--not even family, not even the girl he loves? In the tradition of Patrick Ness and Markus Zusak, Half Bad is a gripping tale of alienation and the indomitable will to survive, a story that will grab hold of you and not let go until the very last page.
Set in the same magical world as Sally Green's internationally beloved and acclaimed Half Bad series, this is the journal of Gabriel's younger sister, Michele, a teen witch living in Florida and grappling with the recent death of her mother, the restrictions placed on her because of her magical gifts, and her love for a boy who can never be hers.
Sabrina's throwing a Halloween party with a B movie monster theme. But only Harvey and Jenny show up. Everyone else is at Libby's super-secret "surprise" Halloween affair. Libby's winning the popularity game-until Sabrina's mischievous Aunt Vesta, a real witch, invites some of her friends over for a genuine monster bash! Soon everyone is partying at Sabrina's, where the zombies, mummy, Wolfman and Frankenstein's monster are stealing the show. Sabrina's busy trying to keep her friends from learning the truth. That's when Libby discovers the magic pantry and meets the young warlock who can help her create some havoc of her own. Suddenly the party's out of control, and Sabrina's cover as a normal teenager is about to be blown!
The international bestselling series with over 5 million copies sold in the U.S. alone! <P> The renegade outlaw group known as the Outsiders has journeyed from kingdom to kingdom, conning the innocent out of their few valuables. Will and Halt, his mentor, are ambushed by the cult's deadly assassins when Halt is pierced by a poisoned arrow. Now Will must travel day and night in search of the one person with the power to cure Halt: Malkallam the Sorcerer.<P> Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, T.H. White's The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini's Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Meet Hamish XOrphan, Enigma, and Enemy to Pirates EverywhereThe mysterious Hamish X is the scourge of the Orphan Disposal Agency--Agents Candy and Sweet can't seem to find a facility that can hold him. After arriving at the Windcity Orphanage, where the children are forced to earn their keep making stinky blue cheese, Hamish X is soon planning his escape along with new friends Parveen and Mimi. But his plans are put on hold when the factory is suddenly attacked by a fierce gang of pirates, led by the dreaded Cheesebeard of Snow Monkey Island. In order to save the other orphans, Hamish X, Mimi, and Parveen must embark upon an epic adventure across the Arctic and take on the cheese-obsessed pirates by themselves.The inimitable Seán Cullen's first book in his new series for children is dramatic, action-packed, and, of course, completely hilarious.
When we last saw Hamish X, he had been captured once more by the evil Grey Agents of the ODA(Orphan Disposal Agency), and the Wind City Orphanage had been destroyed. But with Mimi's strength and Parveen's ingenuity, Hamish X and all their Wind City friends are rescued. Now, new and surprising adventures are in store for everyone, when they make their escape to ... Switzerland! Deep within the Alps, the world's lost children have found safe haven in a hidden world. It is here, in the Hollow Mountain, where the mysteries of Hamish X, his boots, and his past will begin to unfold--if the Grey Agents don't get to him first!
From the Sahara Desert to the undersea world of Atlantis to the picturesque town of Providence, Rhode Island,1 Hamish X and his friends Mimi and Parveen prepare for the final battle with the scourge of children everywhere--the evil Grey Agents of the ODA. Only then will the mysteries of Hamish, his boots, and his past finally be revealed. 1Home to ODA headquarters, the very den of evil, as well as the Providence Red Hen.
The exciting conclusion to this Sweet Valley High trilogy--will it be a royal disaster? Elizabeth Wakefield is avoiding Prince Laurent de Sainte-Marie. He may be devastatingly cute, but he's engaged to Antonia Di Rimini, the daughter of a haughty countess. Then Elizabeth learns that Prince Laurent has refused to marry Antonia--because he loves Elizabeth! Elizabeth doesn't want to cause an international incident...but is running away from Chateau d'Amour Inconnu the answer? Jessica Wakefield's sexy new boyfriend, Jacques Landeau, made an awful mistake. To save himself, he got her mixed up in a major jewel theft. He's apologized a million times, but she's not ready to forgive him. Will Jessica reconsider when he reveals a heart-wrenching secret?
No life of her own ... Enid Rollins can hardly wait for her grandmother to come live with her and her mother. But when she arrives, Enid is dismayed that the kind, sprightly woman she remembered is now burdensome and demanding. Because Enid's mother works long hours and is often out with her boyfriend, Enid finds herself making all sorts of sacrifices to please her grandmother. She skips school events and even stands up her best friend, Elizabeth Wakefield. Worst of all, she never has any time for her boyfriend, Hugh. It's beginning to look as if Enid may have to say good-bye to someone she loves.
With keen insight into teenage life, Ellen Wittlinger delivers a story of adolescence that is fierce and funny -- and ultimately transforming -- even as it explores the pain of growing up.Since his parents' divorce, John's mother hasn't touched him, her new fiancÉ wants them to move away, and his father would rather be anywhere than at Friday night dinner with his son. It's no wonder John writes articles like "Interview with the Stepfather" and "Memoirs from Hell." The only release he finds is in homemade zines like the amazing Escape Velocity by Marisol, a self-proclaimed "Puerto Rican Cuban Yankee Lesbian." Haning around the Boston Tower Records for the new issue of Escape Velocity, John meets Marisol and a hard love is born. While at first their friendship is based on zines, dysfuntional families, and dreams of escape, soon both John and Marisol begin to shed their protective shells. Unfortunately, John mistakes this growing intimacy for love, and a disastrous date to his junior prom leaves that friendship in ruins. Desperately hoping to fix things, John convinces Marisol to come with him to a zine conference on Cape Cod. On the sandy beaches by the Bluefish Wharf Inn, John realizes just how hard love can be.
It's time to party, and everyone on campus is playing games. What's with Emmet, anyway? Eileen just can't seem to figure the guy out. Great-looking, fun to be with, but just when the going is good, he's sure to say or do something guaranteed to kill the mood. And talking about awkward, the only thing Stephanie likes about her job is her manager, and she likes him a lot! Problem is, he may be running a major scam on the side. Maybe Nancy can get to the bottom of it... if she can find the time. She's got her hands full, running a scam of her own -- on Jake! One of his articles has been picked up by the Chicago Daily Herald and Nancy's planning a celebration. It'll involve secrecy, deception, maybe even a bit of melodrama, but if it works, it'll be a night Jake will never forget.
Griffin's intent to win a baseball scholarship is put on hold when he must prove his cousin innocent of possessing steroids.
Retired FBI Special Agent William F. Flynn provides young would-be detectives with tips on how to investigate cases just like the Hardy Boys. Includes information on crime solving techniques and how investigations are conducted.
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