9780321075093

The Little, Brown Compact Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321075093

  • ISBN10:

    0321075099

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2000
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

KEY BENEFIT:The Little, Brown Compact Handbook packages the authority and currency of its parent, The Little, Brown Handbook, in a briefer book with a comb binding and tabbed dividers. Concise and accessible, the handbook helps writers find what they need and then use what they find. Among innumerable improvements, the fourth edition features new material on writing and researching with computers and on critical thinking and reading.KEY TOPICS:A reference for writing with computers: NEW! Part II, "Computers in Writing," includes new chapters on essential computer skills, document design, and Web composition. Dozens of new computer tips and links to Web resources appear throughout the book. A reference for research writing: Practical advice focuses on working with sources and documenting them in MLA, APA, Chicago, or CBE styles. Key concerns receive expanded coverage: formulating a research question, developing a research strategy, integrating quotations, documenting sources. A reference for critical thinking and argument: NEW! Chapter links critical thinking and argument and now appears early in the book. NEW! Discussion of critical thinking and reading includes a sample annotated reading and an extended example of analyzing a Web site. Fallacies and organization of arguments receive expanded coverage. A reference for the writing process: NEW! Opening material on the writing situation includes a checklist. NEW! Writer work-in-progress on Internet communication provides examples at every stage, including first, revised, and final drafts. Well-focused chapters provide tips on invention, the thesis, revision, and more. MARKET: Writer's Handbook and Guide

Table of Contents

Writing Process
The Writing Situation
Assessmen?
Subjec?
Audienc?
Purpose
Invention
Journal keepin?
Observin?
Freewritin?
Brainstormin?
Clusterin?
Asking questions
Thesis and Organization
Thesis statemen?
Organization
Drafting
Starting to draf?
Maintaining momentu?
Sample first draft
Revising and Editing
Revising the whole essa?
Sample revisio?
Editing the revised draf?
Formatting and proofreadin?
Sample final draft
Collaboratin?
Preparing a writing portfolio
Paragraphs
Unit?
Coherence
Developmen?
Introductions and conclusions
Document Design
Academic paper?
Principles of desig?
Elements of desig?
Illustration?
Readers with disabilities
Writing in and Out of College
Academic Writing
Becoming an academic write?
Audienc?
Purpos?
Structure and forma?
Language
Study Skills
Time managemen?
Listening and note taking in clas?
Readin?
Exams
Critical Thinking and Reading
Reading text?
Viewing images
Argument
Elements of argumen?
Reasonablenes?
Organizatio?
Visual argument?
Sample argument
Online Writing
Electronic mai?
Online collaboratio?
Web compositions
Oral Presentations
Organizatio?
Delivery
Public Writing
Business letters and resume?
Sample letter and resume?
gMemos, reports, and proposal?
Sample memo, report, and proposal?
Community work: flyers, newsletters, brochure?
Sample flyer, newsletter, and brochure
Clarity and Style
Emphasis
Effective subjects and verb?
Sentence beginnings and ending?
Coordinatio?
Subordination
Parallelism
With and, but, or, nor, ye?
With both...and, not...but, etc
In comparison?
With lists, headings, and outlines
Variety and Details
Sentence lengt?
Sentence structur?
Details
Appropriate and Exact Language
Appropriate languag?
Exact language
Completeness
Compound?
Needed words
Conciseness
Focusing on subject and ver?
Cutting empty word?
Cutting repetitio?
Reducing clauses and phrase?
Cutting there is or it i?
Combining sentence?
Rewriting jargon
Sentence Parts and Patterns
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