LB Brief

ISBN-10: 020576276X

ISBN-13: 9780205762767

Edition: 4th 2011

Authors: Jane E. Aaron

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LB Briefoffers the authority and currency of its best-selling parent,The Little, Brown Handbook,in two briefer, spiral-bound formats (one with tabs and one without tabs) at affordable prices. As in its previous edition,LB Briefprovides students of varying skills and interests with clear, reliable, and accessible explanations of handbook basicsthe writing process, grammar and usage, and research writing. The Fourth Edition builds on the handbookrsquo;s usefulness with four main emphases: (1)reading and writing across the curriculum,including an expanded chapter on academic writing, showing students how to write in response to texts, and more coverage of argument, with information on how to handle opposing views and strengthen an ethical appeal; (2)research writing,including expanded discussions on how to find and evaluate print and Web sources, and a new research-paper-in-progress; (3)up-to-date documentation guidelines, including the most recent revisions to MLA and APA documentation styles, with numerous models of new media in each style and new annotated sample sources; (4)more writing process instruction, including a new student work-in-progress and new discussions of voice in writing. Concise and easy to use,LB Briefhelps writing students find what they need and then use what they find.
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Book details

Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/11/2010
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 608
Size: 6.25" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface for Students
Preface for Instructors
Writing Process
The Writing Situation
Analysis
Subject
Purpose
Audience
Invention
Journal keeping
Observing
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Drawing
Asking questions
Thesis and Organization
Thesis statement
Organization sample Essay
Drafting
Starting
Maintaining momentum
Sample first draft
Revising and Editing
Revising the whole essay
Sample revision
Editing
Formatting; proofreading
Sample Final Draft
Collaborating
Preparing a writing portfolio
Paragraphs
Unity around a central idea
Coherence
Development
Introductions; conclusions
Linking paragraphs
Document Design
Academic papers
Principles of design
Elements of design
Illustrations
The Web
Readers with vision loss
Writing in and out of college
Critical Thinking and Reading
Critical reading techniques
Critical response
Critically viewing images
Academic Writing
Responding to texts
Purpose
Audience
Structure and content
Language
Sample critical response
Writing Arguments
Elements of argument
Reasonableness
Organization
Sample argument
Reading and Writing About Literature
Writing while reading
Critical reading
Sample literary analysis
Taking Essay Exams
Preparing
Planning
Drafting
Rereading
Sample Essay Exams
Public Writing
Business letters and rÿsumÿs sample letter and rÿsumÿs
Memos sample Memo
E-mail sample e-mail message
Community work sample newsletter
Making Oral Presentations
Purpose and audience
Organization
Delivery sample powerpoint slides
Clarity and Style
Emphasis
Subjects and verbs
Sentence beginnings and endings
Coordination
Subordination
Parallelism
With and, but, or, nor, yet
With both and, etc
In comparisons
In lists, headings, outlines
Variety and Details
Sentence length
Sentence structure
Details
Appropriate and Exact Words
Appropriate words
Exact words
Completeness
Compounds
Needed words
Conciseness
Focusing on subject and verb
Cutting empty words
Cutting repetition
Tightening clauses and phrases
Revising there is or it is
Combining sentences
Avoiding jargon
Sentence Parts and Patterns
Basic Grammar
Parts of Speech
The Sentence
Phrases and Subordinate Clauses
Sentence Types
Verbs
Forms
Irregular verbs
Sit/set; lie/lay; rise/raise
S and -ed forms
Helping verbs
Verb + gerund or infinitive
Verb + Particle
Tense
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
Active vs. 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
Verb preceding subject
Is, are, and other linking verbs
Titles; 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
Appropriate you
Consistency
Modifiers
Adjectives and Adverbs
Adjective vs. adverb
Adjective with linking verb: felt bad
Comparisons
Double negatives
Participles: boring vs. bored
A, an, the; other determiners
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Misplaced modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Sentence Faults
Sentence 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
Mixed meaning
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 series
Two or more adjectives
Dates, addresses, etc
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 a quotation
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
Hyphen
Capital Letters
Italics or Underlining
Abbreviations
Numbers
Research and Documentation
Research Strategy
Planning
Research journal
Subject and question
Goals for sources
Working, annotated bibliography
Finding Sources
Your library's Web site
Searching electronically
Reference works
Books
Periodicals
The Web
Other online sources
Government publications
Images, audio, and video
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; formatting
MLA Documentation and Format
Parenthetical text citations
List of works cited
Format of paper
Sample MLA Paper
APA Documentation and Format
Parenthetical text citations
List of references
Format of paper
Sample APA paper
Glossary of Usage
Answers to Selected Exercises
Index
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