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With an emphasis on study skills and critical thinking as well as writing and revising,The Brief English Handbookoffers you the convenience and coverage of other handbooks at half the cost. Known for its straightforward advice, accessible writing style, and clear organization, this handbook emphasizes critical thinking and features complete coverage of composition basics to help you in your courses. Uniquely practical, this resource can be used after college with its significant coverage of resumes and workplace writing. Will answer any questions 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.
Table of Contents
|Effective Thinking and Writing|
|Thinking and Writing|
|Basics of Critical Thinking|
|Critical Thinking and Reasoning|
|The College Essay|
|Write for a Reader|
|Begin the Composing Process|
|Write a Thesis Statement and Develop a Plan|
|Write a First Draft|
|Revise the First Draft|
|Standard Manuscript Form|
|Instructor and Peer Review|
|Descriptive and Narrative Paragraphs|
|Sentence Variety, Clarity, And Diction|
|Emphasize Equal Ideas|
|Use Parallel Structure for Emphasis|
|Create Sentence Variety|
|Rewrite Misplaced Modifiers|
|Revise for Consistency|
|Add Omitted Words|
|Use Appropriate Language|
|Revise Wordy Sentences|
|Choose Exact Words|
|Rewrite Sentence Fragments|
|Revise Run-On Sentences|
|Examine Subject and Verb Agreement|
|Examine Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement|
|Check Pronoun Reference|
|Use Appropriate Pronoun Case|
|Select Accurate Verb Forms and Tense|
|Use Appropriate Mood|
|Write in the Active Rather Than Passive Voice|
|Select Adjectives and Adverbs with Care|
|Special College Essays|
|Essay About Literature|
|Researching a Paper|
|Writing a Research Paper|
|Communicating in the Workplace|
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