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Referencing: Listing chapter titles in continuous prose


Sep 29, 2010   #1
I am currently writing an essay and I would like advice on how to list book chapter titles within prose.

Let say, for example, a book is written about the UK. Its chapters are as follows:
Chapter 1 - The Weather
Chapter 2 - The Culture
Chapter 3 - British History

Author: A.B. Example (2007)

I am interested to know how I would list these when writing in continuous prose, particularly whether with regards to the use of inverted commas and capital letters.

My gut instinct tells me to write:

"Example (2007) writes about many different aspects of his life, easily differentiating his book into chapters, including amongst others: the weather, the culture and British history."

or

"Example (2007) writes about many different aspects of his life, easily differentiating his book into chapters, including: 'The Weather', 'The Culture' and 'British history'."

Thanks a lot.

ing amongst others: the wea ther, the culture and British history."

ing amongst others namely the weather, culture, and British history."
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Oct 3, 2010   #3
You could just refer to the topics without naming the chapters:
...chapters covering topics that include, amongst others, the weather, the culture and British history.

However, if you want to put the chapter title I am pretty sure " " quotation marks are what you should use:
...chapters, including amongst others: "The Weather," "The Culture," and "British History."
Are those the chapter titles?

I would list these when writing in continuous prose, particularly whether with regards to the use of inverted commas and capital letters.

So, what do you mean by inverted commas? I think you mean quotation marks. " "

That is what I would do. Does that answer your question?
May 24, 2011   #4
What are the standard conventions of American prose? Definition or description.

I'm looking for a definition or description.
Hello Krogan! (Awesome name, by the way.)

Here is the (really) short answer: American prose is an inherently diverse, experimental form of writing that is strongly influenced by American culture, history, and language.

Hope this helps!
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May 26, 2011   #6
Thanks, Ned! Welcome, Grunt! Hey, Grunt, i wonder if that answers your question or not... did it help? You could find that info just by doing a google search for "American prose."

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