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Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises, The (Book Alone),9780321409140

Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises, The (Book Alone)

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1/1/2007
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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

Preface for Studentsp. v
Preface for Instructorsp. viii
Writing Process
The Writing Situationp. 3
Assessment
Subject
Audience
Purpose
Inventionp. 8
Journal keeping
Observing
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Asking questions
Thesis and Organizationp. 14
Thesis statement
Organization
Draftingp. 22
Starting to draft
Maintaining momentum
Sample first draft
Revising and Editingp. 24
Revising the whole essay
Sample revision
Editing the revised draft
Formatting and proofreading
Sample Final Draftp. 33
Collaborating
Preparing a writing portfolio
Paragraphsp. 38
Unity
Coherence
Development
Introductions and conclusions
Document Designp. 53
Academic papers
Principles of design
Elements of design
Illustrations
Readers with disabilities
Writing in and out of College
Academic Writingp. 69
Becoming an academic writer
Audience
Purpose
Structure and format
Language
Study Skillsp. 75
Time management
Listening and note taking in class
Reading
Exams
Critical Thinking and Readingp. 82
Reading texts
Viewing images
Argumentp. 95
Elements of argument
Reasonableness
Organization
Visual arguments
Sample Argumentp. 110
Online Writingp. 114
Electronic mail
Online collaboration
Web compositions
Oral Presentationsp. 123
Organization
Delivery
Public Writingp. 127
Business letters and resumes: Sample Letter and Resumep. 129
Memos, reports, and proposals: Sample Memo and Reportp. 134
Community work: Sample Flyer, Newsletter, and Brochurep. 136
Clarity and Style
Emphasisp. 141
Effective subjects and verbs
Sentence beginnings and endings
Coordination
Subordination
Parallelismp. 152
With and, but, or, nor, yet
With both ... and, not ... but, etc.
In comparisons
With lists, headings, and outlines
Variety and Detailsp. 156
Sentence length
Sentence structure
Details
Appropriate and Exact Languagep. 160
Appropriate language
Exact language
Completenessp. 176
Compounds
Needed words
Concisenessp. 177
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 Patterns
Basic Grammar
Parts of Speechp. 188
Nouns
Pronouns
Verbs
Adjectives and adverbs
Prepositions and conjunctions
Interjections
The Sentencep. 195
Subject and predicate
Predicate patterns
Phrases and Subordinate Clausesp. 201
Phrases
Subordinate clauses
Sentence Typesp. 208
Simple sentences
Compound sentences
Complex sentences
Compound-complex sentences
Verbs
Formsp. 210
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, etc.
Tensesp. 225
Present tense: sing
Perfect tenses: have/had/will have sung
Progressive tenses: is/was/will be singing
Consistency
Sequence
Moodp. 232
Subjunctive: I wish I were
Consistency
Voicep. 234
She wrote it (active) vs. It was written (passive)
Consistency
Subject-Verb Agreementp. 237
-s and -es endings
Intervening words
Subjects with and
Subjects with or or nor
Everyone and other indefinite pronouns
Team and other collective nouns
Who, which, that
News and other singular nouns ending in -s
Inverted word order
Is, are, and other linking verbs
Titles and words being defined
Pronouns
Casep. 244
She and I vs. her and me
It was she vs. It was her
Who vs. whom
Other constructions
Pronoun-Antecedent Agreementp. 251
Antecedents with and
Antecedents with or or nor
Everyone, person, and other indefinite words
Team and other collective nouns
Pronoun Referencep. 256
Clear reference
Close reference
Specific reference
Definite it and they
Appropriate you
Consistency
Modifiers
Adjectives and Adverbsp. 260
Adjective vs. adverb
Adjective with linking verb: felt bad
Bigger, most talented, and other comparisons
Double negatives
Present and past participles: boring vs. bored
A, an, the, and other determiners
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiersp. 271
Misplaced modifiers
Dangling modifiers
Sentence Faults
Fragmentsp. 278
Tests
Revision
Acceptable fragments
Comma Splices and Fused Sentencesp. 283
Main clauses without and, but, etc.
Main clauses with however, for example, etc.
Mixed Sentencesp. 289
Reason is because and other mixed meanings
Tangled grammar
Repeated subjects and other parts
Punctuation
End Punctuationp. 295
Period
Question mark
Exclamation point
Commap. 298
Main clauses with and, but, etc.
Introductory elements
Nonessential elements
Items in a series
Two or more adjectives
Dates, addresses, place names, numbers
With quotations
Misuses
Semicolonp. 316
Main clauses without and, but, etc.
Main clauses with however, for example, etc.
Main clauses or series items with commas
Misuses
Colonp. 320
Concluding explanation, series, etc.
Salutation; title and subtitle; time
Misuses
Apostrophep. 323
Possession
Misuses
Contractions
Plural abbreviations, etc.
Quotation Marksp. 330
Direct quotations
Within quotations
Dialog
Titles of works
Words used in a special sense
Misuses
With other punctuation
Other Marksp. 336
Dash or dashes
Parentheses
Ellipsis mark
Brackets
Slash
Spelling and Mechanics
Spelling and the Hyphenp. 345
Typical spelling problems
Spelling rules
The hyphen
Capital Lettersp. 355
First word of sentence
Proper nouns and adjectives
Titles of works
Online communication
Underlining or Italicsp. 359
Underlining vs. italics
Titles of works
Names of vehicles
Foreign words
Words or characters named as words
Emphasis
Online communication
Abbreviationsp. 362
Titles with proper names
Familiar abbreviations
BC, BCE, AD, CE, AM, PM, no., $
Latin abbreviations
Inc., Bros., Co., &
Units of measurement, names, etc.
Numbersp. 365
Numerals vs. words
Dates, addresses, etc.
Beginning sentences
Research Writing
Research Strategyp. 371
Planning
Research journal
Researchable subject and question
Goals for sources
Working, annotated bibliography
Finding Sourcesp. 379
Searching electronically
Reference works
Books
Periodicals
The Web
Other online sources
Government publications
Images
Your own sources
Working with Sourcesp. 397
Evaluating sources
Synthesizing sources
Gathering information
Using summary, paraphrase, quotation
Integrating sources
Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sourcesp. 418
Plagiarism and the Internet
What not to acknowledge
What must be acknowledged
Online sources
Documenting sources
Writing the Paperp. 427
Focusing and organizing
Drafting, revising, and formatting
Writing in the Disciplines
Goals and Requirements of the Disciplinesp. 433
Methods and evidence
Writing assignments
Tools and language
Documentation and format
Reading and Writing About Literaturep. 435
Methods and evidence
Writing assignments
Tools and language
Documentation and format
Sample Literary Analysisp. 442
Writing in Other Disciplinesp. 444
Humanities
Social sciences
Natural and applied sciences
MLA Documentation and Formatp. 458
Indexes to modelsp. 458
Parenthetical text citations
List of works cited
Format of paper
Sample MLA Paperp. 498
APA Documentation and Formatp. 506
Indexes to modelsp. 506
Parenthetical text citations
List of references
Format of paper
Sample APA Paperp. 526
Chicago Documentationp. 533
Index to modelsp. 532
Notes and works-cited entries
Models
CSE Documentationp. 544
Index to modelsp. 533
Name-year citations
Numbered text citations
List of references
Glossary of Usagep. 553
Indexp. 569
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