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The Little, Brown Handbook

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Summary

The most trusted and authoritative name in handbooks, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises is 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 Handbook will 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 Students: Using This Book iii
Preface for Instructors vii
PART 1 The Writing Process 1(126)
1 Assessing the Writing Situation
2(14)
a Understanding how writing happens
2(2)
b Analyzing the writing situation
4(2)
c Discovering and limiting a subject
6(3)
d Considering the audience
9(4)
e Defining a purpose
13(3)
2 Developing and Shaping Ideas
16(28)
a. Discovering ideas
16(11)
b Developing a thesis
27(5)
c Organizing ideas
32(12)
SAMPLE ESSAY
42(2)
3 Drafting and Revising
44(26)
a Writing the first draft
45(3)
b Revising the first draft
48(6)
c Examining a sample revision
54(4)
d Editing the revised draft
58(4)
e Preparing and proofreading the final draft
62(1)
f EXAMINING A FINAL DRAFT
63(3)
g Giving and receiving comments
66(3)
h Preparing a writing portfolio
69(1)
4 Writing and Revising Paragraphs
70(41)
a Maintaining paragraph unity
72(5)
b Achieving paragraph coherence
77(13)
c Developing the paragraph
90(12)
d Writing special kinds of paragraphs
102(7)
e Linking paragraphs in the essay
109(2)
5 Designing Documents
111(16)
a Designing academic papers and other documents
111(1)
b Considering principles of design
112(4)
c Using the elements of design
116(4)
d Using illustrations
120(5)
e Considering readers with disabilities
125(2)
PART 2 Reading and Writing in College 127(104)
6 Writing in Academic Situations
128(607)
a Becoming an academic writer
128(1)
b Analyzing audience
129(1)
c Determining purpose
130(1)
d Choosing structure and content
131(1)
e Using academic language
132(603)
7 Studying Effectively and Taking Exams
735
a Managing your time
135(2)
b Listening and taking notes in class
137(1)
c Reading for comprehension
138(4)
d Preparing for and taking exams
142(8)
SAMPLE ESSAY EXAMS
147(3)
8 Forming a Critical Perspective
150(29)
a Thinking and reading critically
151(13)
b Viewing images critically
164(8)
c Writing critically
172(7)
SAMPLE CRITIQUE OF A TEXT
173(2)
SAMPLE CRITIQUE OF AN IMAGE
175(4)
9 Reading Arguments Critically
179(20)
a Recognizing the elements of argument
179(1)
b Testing claims
180(3)
c Weighing evidence
183(4)
d Discovering assumptions
187(1)
e Watching language, hearing tone
188(1)
f Judging reasonableness
189(3)
g Recognizing fallacies
192(7)
10 Writing an Argument
199(20)
a Finding a subject
199(1)
b Conceiving a thesis statement
200(1)
c Analyzing your purpose and your audience
201(1)
d Using reason
202(5)
e Using evidence
207(1)
f Reaching your readers
208(4)
g Organizing your argument
212(1)
h Revising your argument
213(1)
i EXAMINING A SAMPLE ARGUMENT
214(5)
11 Reading and Using Visual Arguments
219(12)
a Reading visual arguments critically
219(6)
b Using visual arguments effectively
225(6)
PART 3 Grammatical Sentences 231(102)
12 Understanding Sentence Grammar
232(35)
a Understanding the basic sentence
233(9)
b Expanding the basic sentence with single words
242(2)
c Expanding the basic sentence with word groups
244(14)
d Compounding words, phrases, and clauses
258(5)
e Changing the usual word order
263(2)
f Classifying sentences
265(2)
13 Case of Nouns and Pronouns
267(8)
a Compound subjects and complements
268(1)
b Compound objects
269(1)
c We or us with a noun
270(1)
d Appositives
270(1)
e Pronoun after than or as in a comparison
271(1)
f Subjects and objects of infinitives
271(1)
g Who vs. whom
271(3)
h Case before a gerund
274(1)
14 Verbs
275(30)
Verb Forms
275(17)
a Regular and irregular verbs
278(3)
b Sit and set; lie and lay; rise and raise
281(1)
c Omitted -s and -ed endings
282(1)
d Helping verbs
283(5)
e Verb plus gerund or infinitive
288(3)
f Verb plus particle
291(1)
Tense
292(7)
g Appropriate tense for meaning
294(2)
h Sequence of tenses
296(3)
Mood
299(3)
i Subjunctive verb forms
300(2)
Voice
302(3)
j Active vs. passive voice
303(2)
15 Agreement
305(14)
a Agreement between subject and verb
305(8)
bAgreement between pronoun and antecedent
313(6)
16 Adjectives and Adverbs
319(14)
a Adjectives only with nouns and pronouns
320(1)
b Adjectives after linking verbs
320(1)
c Adjectives with objects; adverbs with verbs
321(1)
d Comparative and superlative forms
322(2)
e Double negatives
324(1)
f Overuse of nouns as modifiers
325(1)
g Present and past participles as adjectives
325(1)
h A, an, the, and other determiners
326(7)
PART 4 Clear Sentences 333(50)
17 Sentence Fragments
334(8)
a Tests for sentence completeness; revision of fragments
334(4)
b Subordinate clause
338(1)
c Verbal or prepositional phrase
338(1)
d Other fragments
339(2)
e Acceptable uses of incomplete sentences
341(1)
18 Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
342(8)
Comma Splices
344(4)
a clauses not joined by coordinating conjunction
344(2)
b Main clauses related by a conjunctive adverb or transitional expression
346(2)
Fused Sentences
348(2)
c Main clauses with no conjunction or punctuation
348(2)
19 Pronoun Reference
350(7)
a Clear reference to one antecedent
350(2)
b Clear placement of pronoun and antecedent
352(1)
c Reference to specific antecedent
353(1)
d Indefinite use of it and they
354(1)
e Indefinite use of you
354(1)
f Clear use of it
355(1)
g Appropriate use of relative pronouns
355(2)
20 Shifts
357(7)
a Person and number
358(1)
b Tense and mood
359(2)
c Subject and voice
361(1)
d Indirect and direct quotations and questions
362(2)
21 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
364(10)
Misplaced Modifiers
364(6)
a Clear placement of modifiers
364(1)
b Limiting modifiers
365(1)
c Squinting modifiers
366(1)
d Separation of subjects, verbs, and objects
367(1)
e Separation of parts of infinitives or verb phrases
367(1)
f Position of adverbs
368(1)
g Order of adjectives
369(1)
Dangling Modifiers
370(4)
h Dangling modifiers
370(4)
22 Mixed and Incomplete Sentences
374(9)
Mixed Sentences
374(4)
a Mixed grammar
374(2)
b Mixed meaning (faulty predication)
376(2)
Incomplete Sentences
378(6)
c Compound constructions
378(1)
d Comparisons
379(1)
e Careless omissions
380(3)
PART 5 Effective Sentences 383(40)
23 Emphasizing Ideas
384(10)
a Using subjects and verbs effectively
384(2)
b Using sentence beginnings and endings
386(3)
c Arranging parallel elements effectively
389(1)
d Repeating ideas
390(1)
e Separating ideas
391(1)
f Being concise
392(2)
24 Using Coordination and Subordination
394(11)
a Coordinaing to relate equal ideas
395(3)
b Subordinating to distinguish main ideas
398(5)
c Choosing clear connectors
403(2)
25 Using Parallelism
405(67)
a Using parallelism for coordinate elements
406(4)
b Using parallelism to increase coherence
410(62)
26 Achieving Variety
472
a Varying sentence length and structure
413(2)
b Varying sentence beginnings
415(3)
c Inverting the normal word order
418(1)
d Mixing types of sentences
418(5)
PART 6 Punctuation 423(66)
Chart
424(2)
27 End Punctuation
426(4)
a The period
426(1)
b The question mark
427(1)
c The exclamation point
428(2)
28 The Comma
430(22)
a Main clauses linked by coordinating conjunction
432(1)
b Introductory elements
433(2)
c Nonessential elements
435(5)
d Absolute phrases
440(1)
e Phrases expressing contrast
441(1)
f Series and coordinate adjectives
441(2)
g Dates, addresses, place names, long numbers
443(1)
h With quotations
444(3)
i To prevent misreading
447(1)
j Misuse and overuse
448(4)
29 The Semicolon
452(9)
a Main clauses not joined by a coordinating conjunction
452(3)
b Main clauses related by a conjunctive adverb or transitional expression
455(2)
c Long or internally punctuated main clauses
457(1)
d Long or internally punctuated series items
457(1)
e Misuse and overuse
458(3)
30 The Apostrophe
461(7)
a Posessive case
461(3)
b Misuse with noun plurals, verbs, and personal pronouns
464(1)
c Contractions
465(2)
d Plurals of abbreviations, dates, and words or characters named as words
467(1)
31 Quotation Marks
468(9)
Chart
469(1)
a Direct quotations
470(1)
b Quotation within a quotation
471(1)
c Dialog
471(1)
d Titles of songs, short stories, etc.
472(1)
e Words used in a special sense
473(1)
f Overuse
473(1)
g Placement with other punctuation marks
474(3)
32 Other Punctuation Marks
477(12)
a The colon
477(3)
b The dash
480(2)
c Parentheses
482(1)
d Brackets
483(1)
e The ellipsis mark
484(3)
f The slash
487(2)
PART 7 Mechanics 489(20)
33 Capitals
490(6)
a First word of a sentence
490(1)
b Titles of works
491(1)
c Pronoun I and interjection O
492(1)
d Proper nouns and adjectives
492(2)
e Titles before proper names
494(1)
f Misuses of capitals
494(2)
34 Underlining or Italics
496(4)
a Underlining vs. italics
496(1)
b Titles of books and periodicals
497(1)
c Names of ships, aircraft, spacecraft, trains
498(1)
d Foreign words and phrases
498(1)
e Words, letters, and numbers named as words
498(1)
f For emphasis
498(1)
g In online communication
499(1)
35 Abbreviations
500(4)
a Titles before and after proper names
500(1)
b Familiar abbreviations and acronyms
501(1)
c BC, BCE, AD, CE, AM, PM, no., and $
502(1)
d Latin abbreviations
503(1)
e Inc., Bros., Co., and &
503(1)
f Misuse with units of measurement, geographical names, and so on
504(1)
36 Numbers ,
,504
a Numerals vs. words
504(1)
b For dates, addresses, etc.
505(1)
c Beginning sentences
506(3)
PART 8 Effective Words 509(48)
37 Using Appropriate Language
510(8)
a Revising nonstandard dialect
511(1)
b Using regionalisms only when appropriate
512(1)
c Using slang only when appropriate
512(1)
d Using colloquial language only when appropriate
512(1)
e Revising neologisms
513(1)
f Using technical words with care
513(1)
g Revising indirect or pretentious writing
513(1)
h Revising sexist and other biased language
514(4)
38 Using Exact Language
518(11)
a Using the right word for your meaning
519(2)
b Balancing the abstract and concrete, the general and specific
521(2)
c Using idioms
523(2)
d Using figurative language
525(2)
e Using fresh expressions
527(2)
39 Writing Concisely
529(7)
a Focusing on subject and verb
529(2)
b Cutting or shortening empty words and phrases
531(1)
c Cutting unnecessary repetition
532(2)
d Reducing clauses to phrases, phrases to single words
534(1)
e Eliminating there is and it is constructions
534(1)
f Combining sentences
535(1)
g Rewriting jargon
535(1)
40 Using Dictionaries
536(6)
a Choosing a dictionary
536(2)
b Working with a dictionary's contents
538(4)
41 Spelling and the Hyphen
542(15)
a Recognizing typical spelling problems
542(3)
b Following spelling rules
545(4)
c Developing spelling skills
549(5)
d Using the hyphen to form or divide words
554(3)
PART 9 Research Writing 557(174)
42 Planning Research Project
558(13)
a Starting out
559(1)
b Finding a researchable subject and question
560(4)
c Developing a research strategy
564(3)
d Making a working, annotated bibliography
567(4)
43 Finding Sources
571(28)
a Searching electronically
571(4)
b Finding reference works
575(4)
c Finding books
579(2)
d Finding periodicals
581(7)
e Finding sources on the Web
588(4)
f Finding other online sources
592(2)
g Finding government publications
594(1)
h Finding images
594(2)
i Generating your own sources
596(3)
44 Working with Sources
599(30)
a Evaluating sources
599(11)
b Synthesizing sources
610(3)
c Mining and interacting with sources
613(4)
d Using summary, paraphrase, and quotation
617(6)
e Integrating sources into your text
623(6)
45 Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources
629(9)
a Committing and detecting plagiarism on the Internet
631(1)
b Knowing what you need not acknowledge
632(1)
c Knowing what you must acknowledge
633(2)
d Using and acknowledging online sources
635(2)
e Documenting sources
637(1)
46 Writing the Paper
638(9)
a Developing a thesis statement
639(1)
b Creating a structure
640(3)
c Drafting the paper
643(2)
d Revising and editing the paper
645(1)
e Preparing and proofreading the final draft
646(1)
47 Using MLA Documentation and Format
647(42)
a Using MLA in-text citations
648(8)
b Preparing the MLA list of works cited
656(31)
c Using MLA document format
687(2)
48 Two Research Papers in MLA Style
689(42)
"CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE"
690(35)
"ANNIE DILLARD'S HEALING VISION"
725(6)
PART 10 Writing in the Academic Disciplines 731(94)
49 Working with the Goals and Requirements of the Disciplines
732(3)
a Using methods and evidence
732(1)
b Understanding writing assignments
733(1)
c Using tools and language
733(1)
d Following styles for source citations and document format
734(1)
50 Reading and Writing About Literature
a Using the methods and evidence of literary analysis
735(8)
b Understanding writing assignments in literature
743(1)
c Using the tools and language of literary analysis
744(1)
d Citing sources and formatting documents in writing about literature
745(1)
e Drafting and revising a literary analysis
746(5)
SAMPLE ANALYSIS OF A SHORT STORY
750(1)
f Writing about fiction, poetry, and drama
751(8)
SAMPLE ANALYSIS OF A POEM
754(2)
SAMPLE ANALYSIS OF A PLAY
756(3)
51 Writing in Other Humanities
759(19)
a Using the methods and evidence of the humanities
759(1)
b Understanding writing assignments in the humanities
760(1)
c Using the tools and language of the humanities
760(4)
d Citing sources in Chicago style
764(11)
e Formatting documents in Chicago style
775(3)
52 Writing in the Social Sciences
778(29)
a Using the methods and evidence of the social sciences
778(1)
b Understanding writing assignments in the social sciences
779(1)
c Using the tools and language of the social sciences
780(4)
d Citing sources in APA style
784(16)
e Formatting documents in APA style
800(3)
f EXAMINING A SAMPLE SOCIAL SCIENCE PAPER
803(4)
53 Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences
807(18)
a Using the methods and evidence of the sciences
807(1)
b Understanding writing assignments in the sciences
808(1)
c Using the tools and language of the sciences
809(3)
d Citing sources in CSE style
812(8)
e Formatting documents in CSE style
820(1)
f EXAMINING A SAMPLE SCIENCE PAPER
820(5)
PART 11 Special Writing Situations 825(39)
54 Writing Online
826(13)
a Writing effective electronic mail
826(3)
b Collaborating online
829(3)
c Creating effective Web compositions
832(7)
55 Public Writing
839(16)
a Writing business letters and memos
840(5)
SAMPLE LETTER AND MEMO
840(5)
b Writing a job application
845(3)
SAMPLE LETTER AND RÉSUMÉS
846(2)
c Writing reports and proposals
848(3)
SAMPLE REPORT AND PROPOSAL
850(1)
d Writing for community work
851(4)
SAMPLE FLYER, NEWSLETTER, AND BROCHURE
852(3)
56 Oral Presentations
855(9)
a Writing and speaking
855(1)
b Considering purpose and audience
855(2)
c Organizing the presentation
857(1)
d Delivering the presentation
858(6)
Glossary of Usage 864(17)
Glossary of Terms 881(26)
Index 907


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