9780205745296

Little, Brown Essential Handbook, MLA Update Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205745296

  • ISBN10:

    0205745296

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

The Little Brown Essential Handbook ,in it's brief and inexpensive format ,helps students at all levels with extensive sections on academic writing, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. With minimal terminology and clear example s The Little Brown Essential Handbooksupports writers in all levels and disciplines.

Table of Contents

Finding what you need
Academic writing
Checklist
Features of academic writing
The writing situation
The process of writing
Designing documents
Effective sentences
Checklist
Emphasis
Conciseness
Parallelism
Variety and details
Appropriate words
Exact words
Grammatical sentences
ChecklistVerbs
Forms
Tenses
Mood
Voice
Subject-verb agreementPronouns
Forms
Pronoun-antecedent agreement
Pronoun referenceModifiers
Adjectives and adverbs
Misplaced and dangling modifiers Sentence faults
Fragments
Comma splices and fused sentences
Punctuation
Checklist
The comma
The semicolon
The colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
End punctuation
Other marks
Spelling and mechanics
Checklist
Spelling and the hyphen
Capital letters
Underlining or italics
Abbreviations
Numbers
Research and documentation
Checklist
Research strategy
Finding sources
Evaluating and synthesizing sources
Integrating sources into your text
Avoiding plagiarism and documenting sources
MLA documentation and format
APA documentation and format
Chicago documentation and format
CSE documentation
Glossary of usage
Glossary of terms
Index
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