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Brief English Handbook

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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
Effective Studying
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
Topic Sentences
Unified Paragraphs
Coherent Paragraphs
Descriptive and Narrative Paragraphs
Expository Paragraphs
Argument 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
Sentence Errors
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
Unnecessary Commas
Quotation Marks
Ellipsis Mark
The Slash
End Punctuation
Special College Essays
Argument Essay
Essay About Literature
Essay Exam
Research Paper
Researching a Paper
Writing a Research Paper
Documentation guide
Communicating in the Workplace
Business Letters
Memorandum Form
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