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LB Brief, MLA Update Edition

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780205745272

ISBN10:
020574527X
Format:
Spiral Bound
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

LB Briefprovides students of varying skills and interests with clear, reliable, and accessible explanations of handbook basics ;the writing process, grammar and usage, and research writing. Concise and easy to use it focuses on 3 main emphases: writing in and out of college, visual literacy, and research writing. LB Brief  helps writing 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
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
e
Sample Final Draft
Collaborating
Preparing a writing portfolio
Paragraphs
Unity around a central idea
Coherence
Development
Introductions and conclusions
Linking paragraphs
Document Design
Academic papers
Principles of design
Elements of design
Illustrations
Papers submitted online
Readers with disabilities
Writing In And Out Of College
Academic Writing
Academic habits
Audience
Purpose
Structure and content
Language
Study Skills
Time management
Listening and note taking in class
Reading
Exams
Sample Essay Exams
Critical Reading and Writing
Critical reading
Critically viewing images
Critical writing
Sample Critique of a Text
Writing Arguments
Elements of argument
Writing reasonably
Organizing an argument
Sample Argument
Reading and Writing About Literature
Writing while reading
Critical reading
Sample Works and Papers
Public Writing
Business letters and résumés
Sample Letter and Résumés
Memos
Sample Memo
Electronic mail
Sample E-mail Message
Community work
Sample Newsletter and Brochure
Web composition
Sample Web Page
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, 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
Alternative patterns
Phrases and Subordinate Clauses
Phrases
Subordinate clauses
Sentence Types
Simple sentences
Compound sentences
Complex sentences
Compound-complex sentences
Verbs
Forms
Irregular verbs
Sit/setlie/lay rise/raise
-s and -ed forms
Helping verbs
Verb + gerund or infinitive
Verb + particle
Tense
Present tense: sing
Perfect tense: have/had/will have sung
Progressive tense: 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 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 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
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
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 quotations
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
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 into your text
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
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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