Little, Brown Essential Handbook (S2PCL)

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2010-10-29
  • Publisher: Longman
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Brief, accessible, and inexpensive,The Little Brown Essential Handbook,Seventh Edition, answers questions about writing in the disciplines, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers help students at all levels. Extensive sections on academic writing, research writing, source documentation, and document design support writers in all disciplines. The convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids make the book convenient to carry and easy to use.

Table of Contents

Finding What You Need 



Part 1  Writing


1  Academic Writing 

2  Writing Arguments 

3  Writing in the Disciplines 

4  Designing Documents 


Part 2  Effective Sentences


5  Emphasis 

6  Conciseness 

7  Parallelism 

8  Variety and Detail 

9  Appropriate Words 

10 Exact Words 


Part 3  Grammatical Sentences



11 Forms

12 Tenses

13 Mood 

14 Voice 

15 Subject-Verb Agreement 


16 Forms 

17 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 

18 Pronoun Reference 


19 Adjectives and Adverbs 

20 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers 

Sentence Faults

21 Fragments 

22 Comma Splices and Fused Sentences 


Part 4  Punctuation


23 The Comma 

24 The Semicolon 

25 The Colon 

26 The Apostrophe 

27 Quotation Marks 

28 End Punctuation 

29 Other Marks 


Part 5  Spelling and Mechanics


30 Spelling and the Hyphen 

31 Capital Letters 

32 Italics or Underlining

33 Abbreviations 

34 Numbers 


Part 6  Research and Documentation


35 Research Strategy 

36 Finding Sources 

37 Evaluating and Synthesizing Sources 

38 Integrating Sources into Your Text 

39 Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources 

40 MLA Documentation and Format 

41 APA Documentation and Format 

42 Chicago Documentation and Format 

43 CSE Documentation 


Glossary of Usage 

Glossary of Terms 


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