Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises

ISBN-10: 0321409140
ISBN-13: 9780321409140
Edition: 6th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Jane E. Aaron
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List price: $68.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 2/28/2006
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 624
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The most trusted and authoritative name in handbooks, "The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises" is an easy-to-use reference that will answer any question you may have in grammar, writing, or research. It also includes exercises so you can practice skills. This edition offers the latest information on writing with computers, writing online, analyzing visuals, and researching effectively on the Internet. With clear explanations, a wealth of examples, and quick reference checklists and boxes, "The Little, Brown Compact Handbook" will makes it easy to find what you need and use the information you find. Will answer any question a writer has about grammar, the writing process, or research. The writing process, critical thinking, argumentative writing, style, grammar, mechanics, usage, the research process, how to document sources. Anyone who wants a reliable writing reference book.

Preface for Students
Preface for Instructors
Writing Process
The Writing Situation
Assessment
Subject
Audience
Purpose
Invention
Journal keeping
Observing
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Asking questions
Thesis and Organization
Thesis statement
Organization
Drafting
Starting to draft
Maintaining momentum
Sample first draft
Revising and Editing
Revising the whole essay
Sample revision
Editing the revised draft
Formatting and proofreading
Sample Final Draft
Collaborating
Preparing a writing portfolio
Paragraphs
Unity
Coherence
Development
Introductions and conclusions
Document Design
Academic papers
Principles of design
Elements of design
Illustrations
Readers with disabilities
Writing in and out of College
Academic Writing
Becoming an academic writer
Audience
Purpose
Structure and format
Language
Study Skills
Time management
Listening and note taking in class
Reading
Exams
Critical Thinking and Reading
Reading texts
Viewing images
Argument
Elements of argument
Reasonableness
Organization
Visual arguments
Sample Argument
Online Writing
Electronic mail
Online collaboration
Web compositions
Oral Presentations
Organization
Delivery
Public Writing
Business letters and resumes: Sample Letter and Resume
Memos, reports, and proposals: Sample Memo and Report
Community work: Sample Flyer, Newsletter, and Brochure
Clarity and Style
Emphasis
Effective subjects and verbs
Sentence beginnings and endings
Coordination
Subordination
Parallelism
With and, but, or, nor, yet
With both ... and, not ... but, etc.
In comparisons
With lists, headings, and outlines
Variety and Details
Sentence length
Sentence structure
Details
Appropriate and Exact Language
Appropriate language
Exact language
Completeness
Compounds
Needed words
Conciseness
Focusing on subject and verb
Cutting empty words
Cutting repetition
Reducing clauses and phrases
Cutting there is or it is
Combining sentences
Rewriting jargon
Sentence Parts and Patterns
Basic Grammar
Parts of Speech
Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Adjectives and adverbs
Prepositions and conjunctions
Interjections
The Sentence
Subject and predicate
Predicate patterns
Phrases and Subordinate Clauses
Phrases
Subordinate clauses
Sentence Types
Simple sentences
Compound sentences
Complex sentences
Compound-complex sentences
Verbs
Forms
Sing/sang/sung and other irregular verbs
Sit/set; lie/lay; rise/raise
-s and -ed forms
Be, have, and other helping verbs
Verb + gerund or infinitive: stop eating vs. stop to eat
Verb + particle: look up, look over, etc.
Tenses
Present tense: sing
Perfect tenses: have/had/will have sung
Progressive tenses: is/was/will be singing
Consistency
Sequence
Mood
Subjunctive: I wish I were
Consistency
Voice
She wrote it (active) vs. It was written (passive)
Consistency
Subject-Verb Agreement
-s and -es endings
Intervening words
Subjects with and
Subjects with or or nor
Everyone and other indefinite pronouns
Team and other collective nouns
Who, which, that
News and other singular nouns ending in -s
Inverted word order
Is, are, and other linking verbs
Titles and words being defined
Pronouns
Case
She and I vs. her and me
It was she vs. It was her
Who vs. whom
Other constructions
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
Antecedents with and
Antecedents with or or nor
Everyone, person, and other indefinite words
Team and other collective nouns
Pronoun Reference
Clear reference
Close reference
Specific reference
Definite it and they
Appropriate you
Consistency
Modifiers
Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjective vs. adverb
Adjective with linking verb: felt bad
Bigger, most talented, and other comparisons
Double negatives
Present and past participles: boring vs. bored
A, an, the, and other determiners
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Misplaced modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Sentence Faults
Fragments
Tests
Revision
Acceptable fragments
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
Main clauses without and, but, etc.
Main clauses with however, for example, etc.
Mixed Sentences
Reason is because and other mixed meanings
Tangled grammar
Repeated subjects and other parts
Punctuation
End Punctuation
Period
Question mark
Exclamation point
Comma
Main clauses with and, but, etc.
Introductory elements
Nonessential elements
Items in a series
Two or more adjectives
Dates, addresses, place names, numbers
With quotations
Misuses
Semicolon
Main clauses without and, but, etc.
Main clauses with however, for example, etc.
Main clauses or series items with commas
Misuses
Colon
Concluding explanation, series, etc.
Salutation; title and subtitle; time
Misuses
Apostrophe
Possession
Misuses
Contractions
Plural abbreviations, etc.
Quotation Marks
Direct quotations
Within quotations
Dialog
Titles of works
Words used in a special sense
Misuses
With other punctuation
Other Marks
Dash or dashes
Parentheses
Ellipsis mark
Brackets
Slash
Spelling and Mechanics
Spelling and the Hyphen
Typical spelling problems
Spelling rules
The hyphen
Capital Letters
First word of sentence
Proper nouns and adjectives
Titles of works
Online communication
Underlining or Italics
Underlining vs. italics
Titles of works
Names of vehicles
Foreign words
Words or characters named as words
Emphasis
Online communication
Abbreviations
Titles with proper names
Familiar abbreviations
BC, BCE, AD, CE, AM, PM, no., $
Latin abbreviations
Inc., Bros., Co., &
Units of measurement, names, etc.
Numbers
Numerals vs. words
Dates, addresses, etc.
Beginning sentences
Research Writing
Research Strategy
Planning
Research journal
Researchable subject and question
Goals for sources
Working, annotated bibliography
Finding Sources
Searching electronically
Reference works
Books
Periodicals
The Web
Other online sources
Government publications
Images
Your own sources
Working with Sources
Evaluating sources
Synthesizing sources
Gathering information
Using summary, paraphrase, quotation
Integrating sources
Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources
Plagiarism and the Internet
What not to acknowledge
What must be acknowledged
Online sources
Documenting sources
Writing the Paper
Focusing and organizing
Drafting, revising, and formatting
Writing in the Disciplines
Goals and Requirements of the Disciplines
Methods and evidence
Writing assignments
Tools and language
Documentation and format
Reading and Writing About Literature
Methods and evidence
Writing assignments
Tools and language
Documentation and format
Sample Literary Analysis
Writing in Other Disciplines
Humanities
Social sciences
Natural and applied sciences
MLA Documentation and Format
Indexes to models
Parenthetical text citations
List of works cited
Format of paper
Sample MLA Paper
APA Documentation and Format
Indexes to models
Parenthetical text citations
List of references
Format of paper
Sample APA Paper
Chicago Documentation
Index to models
Notes and works-cited entries
Models
CSE Documentation
Index to models
Name-year citations
Numbered text citations
List of references
Glossary of Usage
Index

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