9780321104953

The Little, Brown Compact Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321104953

  • ISBN10:

    0321104951

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 1/1/2004
  • Publisher: PEARSON
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Summary

Concise and accessible,The Little Brown Compact Handbook helps writers find what they need and then use what they find. One of the best-selling tabbed handbooks on the market, it provides complete, authoritative coverage of writing, research and grammar, with detailed discussions of critical thinking and argument, using computers and the Internet for writing and research, the latest guidelines for citing sources correctly in MLA, APA, CMS, CSE and COS styles, and writing in the disciplines. Accompanied by the CompSolutions Plus Interactive Ebook of the text,The Little Brown Compact Handbook retains all the hallmarks that has made it a bestseller over the years while continuing to meet the needs of a new generation of writers. Provides complete, authoritative coverage of the writing process, research and grammar, with detailed discussions of critical thinking and argument, using computers and the Internet for writing and research, the latest guidelines for citing sources correctly in MLA, APA, CMS, CSE and COS styles, and writing in the disciplines. For anyone needing a reference geared to writing and/or researching papers.

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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