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Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises, The (with What Every Student Should Know About Using a Handbook)

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6th
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9780205585762

ISBN10:
0205585760
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

The most trusted and authoritative name in handbooks,The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercisesis an easy-to-use reference that will answer any question you may have in grammar, writing, or research. It also includes exercises so you can practice skills. 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
Assessment
Subject
Audience
Purpose
Invention
Journal keeping
Observing
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Asking questions
Thesis and Organization
Thesis statement
Organization
Drafting
Starting to draft
Maintaining momentum
Sample first draft
Revising and Editing
Revising the whole essay
Sample revision
Editing the revised draft
Formatting and proofreading
Sample final draft
Collaborating
Preparing a writing portfolio
Paragraphs
Unity
Coherence
Development
Introductions and conclusions
Document Design
Academic papers
Principles of design
Elements of design
Illustrations
Readers with disabilities
Writing in and out of College
Academic Writing
Becoming an academic writer
Audience
Purpose
Structure and format
Language
Study Skills
Time management
Listening and note taking in class
Reading
Exams
Critical Thinking and Reading
Reading texts
Viewing images
Argument
Elements of argument
Reasonableness
Organization
Visual arguments
Sample argument
Online Writing
Electronic mail
Online collaboration
Web compositions
Oral Presentations
Organization
Delivery
Public Writing
Business letters and rFsumFsSample letter and rFsumF
Memos, reports, and proposalsSample memo, report, and proposal
Community work: flyers, newsletters, brochuresSample flyer, newsletter, and brochure
Clarity and Style
Emphasis
Effective subjects and verbs
Sentence beginnings and endings
Coordination
Subordination
Parallelism
With and, but, or, nor, yet
With both...and, not...but, etc.
In comparisons
With lists, headings, and outlines
Variety and Details
Sentence length
Sentence structure
Details
Appropriate and Exact Language
Appropriate language
Exact language
Completeness
Compounds
Needed words
Conciseness
Focusing on subject and verb
Cutting empty words
Cutting repetition
Reducing clauses and phrases
Cutting there is or it is
Combining sentences
Rewriting jargon
Sentence Parts and Patternsbasic Grammar
Parts of Speech
Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Adjectives and adverbs
Prepositions and conjunctions
Interjections
The Sentence
Subject and predicate
Predicate patterns
Phrases and Subordinate Clauses
Phrases
Subordinate clauses
Sentence Types
Simple sentences
Compound sentences
Complex sentences
Compound-complex sentencesVERBS
Forms
Sing/sang/sung and other irregular verbs
Sit/set; lie/lay; rise/raise
-s and -ed forms
Be, have, and other helping verbs
Verb + gerund or infinitive: stop eating vs. stop to eat
Verb + particle: look up, look over,
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