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Lb Brief With Mla Update,9780321202451

Lb Brief With Mla Update

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9780321202451

ISBN10:
0321202457
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
6/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Pearson College Div
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Summary

The newest member of the Little, Brown family of handbooks, LB Brief offers a mid-sized, spiral-bound reference at an affordable price. Like its relatives, LB Brief provides students of varying skills and interests with clear, reliable, and accessible advice on the writing process, critical thinking and argument, writing with computers, grammar and usage, research writing, source documentation, and more. Nine sample student essays, hundreds of clear examples from across the curriculum, and exercises in connected discourse give students models to emulate and opportunities for practice. Unique reference aidsincluding frequently asked questions, "Key Terms" boxes, an accessible organization, and minimal terminologyhelp students find what they need and then use what they find.

Table of Contents

Writing Process
The Writing Situation
Analysis
Subject
Audience
Purpose
Invention
Journal keeping
Observing
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Asking questions
Reading
Thinking critically
Thesis and Organization
Thesis statement
Organization
Drafting
Starting
Maintaining momentum
Sample first draft
Revising and Editing
Revising as a whole
Sample revision
Editing
Formatting; proofreading
Sample editing; final draft
Collaborating
Assembling a writing portfolio
Paragraphs
Central idea; unity
Coherence
Development
Introductions and conclusions
Linking paragraphs
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Critical thinking and reading
Critical writing
Writing Arguments
Elements of argument
Writing reasonably
Organizing an argument
Sample argument
Computers In Writing
Essential Computer Skills
Managing files
Spelling checkers and other tools
Electronic mail
The Web
Document Design
Principles of design
Elements of design
Sample report and newsletter
Web Composition
Online papers
Original sites
Clarity And Style
Emphasis
Subjects and verbs
Order of information
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 Words
Appropriate words
Exact words
Completeness
Compounds
Needed words
Conciseness
Focusing on subject and verb
Cutting empty words
Cutting repetition
Tightening clauses and phrases
Cutting there is or it is
Combining sentences
Avoiding 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
Alternates to subject-predicate order
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 ESL
Verb + particle: look up, look over, etc. ESL
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
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
Inverted word order
Is, are, and other linking verbs
Titles, etc
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
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 D ESL
A, an, the, and other determiners ESL
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Misplaced modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Sentence Faults
Fragments
Tests
Revisions
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 ESL
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, 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, etc
Misuses
Apostrophe
Possessive case
Misuses
Contractions
Plurals of abbreviations, etc
Quotation Marks
Direct quotations
Within quotations
Poetry and prose
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
Underlining or Italics
Abbreviations
Numbers
Research And Documentation
Research Strategy
Planning
Research journal
Researchable topic and question
Goals for the search
Working bibliography
Finding Sources
Keyword searches
Reference works
Books
Periodicals
The World Wide Web
Other online sources
Pamphlets and government publications
Primary research
Working with Sources
Evaluating sources
Synthesizing sources
Taking notes (summary, paraphrase, quotation)
Avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Documenting sources
Writing the Paper
Focusing
Organizing
Drafting
Revising
Formatting
MLA Documentation and Format
Indexes to models
Parenthetical text
List of works cited
Format of paper
Sample pap
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