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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
|The Writing Situation|
|Thesis and Organization|
|Starting to draf?|
|Sample first draft|
|Revising and Editing|
|Revising the whole essa?|
|Editing the revised draf?|
|Formatting and proofreadin?|
|Sample final draft|
|Preparing a writing portfolio|
|Introductions and conclusions|
|Principles of desig?|
|Elements of desig?|
|Readers with disabilities|
|Writing in and Out of College|
|Becoming an academic write?|
|Structure and forma?|
|Listening and note taking in clas?|
|Critical Thinking and Reading|
|Elements of argumen?|
|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|
|Effective subjects and verb?|
|Sentence beginnings and ending?|
|With and, but, or, nor, ye?|
|With both...and, not...but, etc|
|With lists, headings, and outlines|
|Variety and Details|
|Appropriate and Exact Language|
|Focusing on subject and ver?|
|Cutting empty word?|
|Reducing clauses and phrase?|
|Cutting there is or it i?|
|Sentence Parts and Patterns|
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