9780321125538

The Little Brown Compact Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321125538

  • ISBN10:

    0321125533

  • Edition: CD
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2002
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Table of Contents

I. THE WRITING PROCESS.

1 The Writing Situation.

2. Invention.

3. Thesis; Organization.

4. Drafting.

5. Revising; Editing.

6. Paragraphs.

7. Critical Thinking and Argument.

II. COMPUTERS IN WRITING.

8. Computer Skills.

9. Document Design.

10. Web Composition.

III. CLARITY AND STYLE.

11. Emphasis.

12. Parallelism.

13. Variety; Details.

14. Appropriate, Exact Words.

15. Completeness.

16. Conciseness.

IV. SENTENCE PARTS AND PATTERNS.

Basic Grammar.

17. Parts of Speech.

18. The Sentence.

19. Phrases; Subordinate Clauses.

20. Sentence Types.

Verbs.

21. Forms.

22. Tenses.

23. Mood.

24. Voice.

25. Subject-Verb Agreement.

Pronouns.

26. Case.

27. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement.

28. Pronoun Reference.

Modifiers.

29. Adjectives and Adverbs.

30. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.

Sentence Faults.

31. Fragments.

32. Comma Splices; Fused Sentences.

33. Mixed Sentences.

V. PUNCTUATION.

34. End Punctuation.

35. The Comma.

36. The Semicolon.

37. The Colon.

38. The Apostrophe.

39. Quotation Marks.

40. Other Marks.

VI. SPELLING AND MECHANICS.

41. Spelling.

42. The Hyphen.

43. Capital Letters.

44. Underlining or Italics.

45. Abbreviations.

46. Numbers.

VII. RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION.

47. Research Strategy.

48. Finding Sources.

49. Working with Sources.

50. Writing the Paper.

51. MLA Documentation and Format.

52. APA Documentation and Format.

53. Chicago Documentation .

54. CBE Documentation.

55. Columbia Documentation for Online Sources.

VIII. SPECIAL WRITING SITUATIONS.

56. Reading and Writing About Literature.

57. Writing for Business.

Glossary of Usage.

Index.

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