9780321383396

Little, Brown Compact Handbook, The (Book Alone)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321383396

  • ISBN10:

    0321383397

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2007
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The most trusted and authoritative name in handbooks,The Little, Brown Compact Handbookis an easy-to-use reference that will answer any question you may have in grammar, writing, or research. This edition offers the latest information on writing with computers, writing online, analyzing visuals, and researching effectively on the Internet. With clear explanations, a wealth of examples, and quick reference checklists and boxes,The Little, Brown Compact Handbookwill makes it easy to find what you need and use the information you find. Will answer any question a writer has about grammar, the writing process, or research. The writing process, critical thinking, argumentative writing, style, grammar, mechanics, usage, the research process, how to document sources. Anyone who wants a reliable writing reference book.

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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