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The Little, Brown Handbook,9780321075079

The Little, Brown Handbook

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ISBN10:
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Pub. Date:
8/1/2000
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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 v
Preface for Instructors ix
PART I The Writing Process 1(116)
Assessing Your Writing Situation
2(16)
Understanding how Writing Happens
2(2)
Analyzing the Writing Situation
4(2)
Discovering and Limiting a Subject
6(4)
Considering the Audience
10(5)
Defining a Purpose
15(3)
Developing and Shaping Your Ideas
18(30)
Discovering Ideas
18(12)
Developing a Thesis
30(5)
Organizing Ideas
35(13)
Drafting and Revising
48(25)
Writing the First Draft
48(4)
Revising the First Draft
52(8)
Editing the Revised Draft
60(3)
Preparing and Proofreading the Final Draft
63(3)
Giving and Receiving Comments
66(3)
Preparing a Writing Portfolio
69(4)
Writing and Revising Paragraphs
73(44)
Maintaining Paragraph Unity
75(5)
Achieving Paragraph Coherence
80(13)
Developing the Paragraph
93(13)
Writing Special Kinds of Paragraphs
106(7)
Linking Paragraphs in the Essay
113(4)
PART II Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing 117(64)
Taking a Critical Perspective
118(23)
Thinking and Reading Critically
119(18)
Writing Critically
137(4)
Reading Arguments Critically
141(21)
Recognizing the Elements of Argument
141(2)
Testing Claims
143(3)
Weighing Evidence
146(4)
Discovering Assumptions
150(1)
Watching Language, Hearing Tone
151(1)
Judging Reasonableness
152(3)
Recognizing Fallacies
155(7)
Writing on Argument
162(19)
Finding a Topic
162(1)
Conceiving a Thesis
163(1)
Analyzing your Purpose and your Audience
164(1)
Using Reason
165(5)
Using Evidence
170(1)
Reaching your Readers
171(4)
Organizing your Argument
175(1)
Revising your Argument
176(1)
Examining a Sample Argument
177(4)
PART III Using Computers Critically 181(72)
Becoming Computer Literate
182(18)
Writing and Revising with a Word Processor
182(4)
Working with Spelling Checkers and other Writing Tools
186(6)
Using Electronic Mail
192(5)
Going Places on the Web
197(1)
Developing other Computer Skills
198(2)
Designing Documents
200(24)
Considering Principles of Design
200(3)
Using the Elements of Design
203(12)
Designing Academic Papers
215(3)
Designing Reports, Newsletters, and Brochures
218(6)
Composing for the Web
224(19)
Distinguishing Web Compositions from Printed Documents
224(3)
Writing and Designing for the Web
227(8)
Using HTML
235(8)
Collaborating Online
243(10)
Collaborating Using Electronic Mail
243(3)
Collaborating Using Web Class Tools
246(6)
Collaborating Using Internet Applications
252(1)
PART IV Grammatical Sentences 253(110)
Understanding Sentence Grammar
254(38)
Understanding the Basic Sentence
255(8)
Expanding the Basic Sentence with Single Words
263(3)
Expanding the Basic Sentence with Word Groups
266(16)
Compounding Words, Phrases, and Clauses
282(4)
Changing the Usual Order of the Sentence
286(3)
Classifying Sentences
289(3)
Case of Nouns and Pronouns
292(9)
Compound Subjects and Complements
293(1)
Compound Objects
294(1)
We or Us with a Noun
295(1)
Appositives
295(1)
Pronoun after Than or As in a Comparison
296(1)
Subjects and Objects of Infinitives
296(1)
Who vs. Whom
297(2)
Case before a Gerund
299(2)
Verbs
301(32)
Verb Forms
301(2)
Regular and Irregular Verbs
303(3)
Sit and Set; Lie and Lay; Rise and Raise
306(1)
Omitted -s and -ed Endings
307(1)
Helping Verbs
308(5)
Verb Plus Ground or Infinitive ESL
313(3)
Verb Plus Particle ESL
316(2)
Tense
318(1)
Appropriate tense for Meaning
318(3)
Sequence of tenses
321(7)
Mood
327(1)
Subjunctive Verb Forms
328(3)
Voice
329(2)
Active vs. Passive Voice
331(2)
Agreement
333(15)
Agreement Between Subject and Verb
333(8)
Agreement Between Pronoun and Antecedent
341(7)
Adjectives and Adverbs
348(15)
Adjectives only with Nouns and Pronouns
349(1)
Adjectives with Linking Verbs
349(1)
Adjectives with Objects; Adverbs with Verbs
350(1)
Short Forms and -ly Forms of Adverbs
351(1)
Comparative and Superlative Forms
352(2)
Double Negatives
354(1)
Overuse of Nouns as Modifiers
354(1)
Present and Past Participles as Adjectives ESL
355(1)
A, an, the, and Other Determiners ESL
356(7)
PART V Clear Sentences 363(54)
Sentence Fragments
364(9)
Tests for Sentence Completeness; Revision of Fragments
365(3)
Subordinate Clause
368(1)
Verbal or Prepositional Phrase
369(1)
Other Fragments
370(1)
Acceptable Uses of Incomplete Sentences
371(2)
Comma Splices and Fused Sentences
373(8)
Comma Splices
375(1)
Main Clauses not Joined by Coordinating Conjunction
375(2)
Main Clauses Related by a Conjunctive Adverb or Transitional Expression
377(2)
Fused Sentences
379(1)
Main Clauses with No Conjunction or Punctuation
379(2)
Pronoun Reference
381(8)
Clear Reference to One Antecedent
381(2)
Clear Placement of Pronoun and Antecedent
383(1)
Reference to Specific Antecedent
384(1)
Indefinite Use of It, They, You
385(1)
Clear Use of It
386(1)
Appropriate use of Relative Pronouns
386(3)
Shifts
389(7)
Person and Number
390(1)
Tense and Mood
391(2)
Subject and Voice
393(1)
Indirect and Direct Quotations and Questions
394(2)
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
396(11)
Misplaced Modifiers
396(1)
Clear Placement of Modifiers
396(1)
Limiting Modifiers
397(1)
Squinting Modifiers
398(1)
Separation of Subjects, Verbs, and Objects
399(1)
Separation of Parts of Infinitives or Verb Phrases
400(1)
Position of Adverbs ESL
401(1)
Order of Adjectives ESL
402(1)
Dangling Modifiers
403(1)
Dangling Modifiers
403(4)
Mixed and Incomplete Sentences
407(10)
Mixed Sentences
407(1)
Mixed Grammar
407(2)
Mixed Meaning (faulty predication)
409(3)
Incomplete Sentences
412(1)
Compound Constructions
412(1)
Comparisons
413(1)
Careless Omissions
414(3)
PART VI Effective Sentences 417(42)
Emphasizing Ideas
418(11)
Using Subjects and Verbs Effectively
419(1)
Using Sentence Beginnings and Endings
420(3)
Arranging Parallel Elements Effectively
423(2)
Repeating Ideas
425(1)
Separating Ideas
425(1)
Being Concise
426(3)
Using Coordination and Subordination
429(13)
Coordinating to Relate Equal Ideas
431(3)
Subordinating to Distinguish Main Ideas
434(5)
Choosing Clear Connectors
439(3)
Using Parallelism
442(7)
Using Parallelism for Coordinate Elements
442(5)
Using Parallelism to Increase Coherence
447(2)
Achieving Variety
449(10)
Varying Sentence Length and Structure
450(2)
Varying Sentence Beginnings
452(3)
Inverting the Normal Word Order
455(1)
Mixing Types of Sentences
455(4)
PART VII Punctuation 459(74)
Chart
460(2)
End Punctuation
462(5)
The Period
462(1)
With Statements, Mild Commands, and Indirect Questions
462(1)
With Abbreviations
463(1)
The Question Mark
464(1)
With Direct Questions
464(1)
To Indicate Doubt
464(1)
The Exclamation Point
465(1)
With Emphatic Statements, Interjections, and Commands
465(1)
Overuse
465(2)
The Comma
467(24)
Main Clauses Linked by Coordinating Conjunction
469(2)
Introductory Elements
471(2)
Nonessential Elements
473(5)
Absolute Phrases
478(1)
Phrases Expressing Contrast
478(1)
Series and Coordinate Adjectives
479(2)
Dates, Addresses, Place Names, Long Numbers
481(1)
With Quotations
482(3)
To Prevent Misreading
485(1)
Misuse and Overuse
485(6)
The Semicolon
491(9)
Main Clauses not Joined by a Coordinating Conjunction
491(3)
Main Clauses Related by a Conjunctive Adverb or Transitional Expression
494(1)
Long or Internally Punctuated Main Clauses
495(1)
Long or Internally Punctuated Series Items
496(1)
Misuse and Overuse
497(3)
The Apostrophe
500(8)
Possessive Case
500(3)
Misuse with Noun Plurals, Verbs, and Personal Pronouns
503(1)
Contractions
504(2)
Plurals of Abbreviations, Dates, and Words or Characters Named as Words
506(2)
Quotation Marks
508(11)
Direct Quotations
508(3)
Chart
509(2)
Quotation within a Quotation
511(1)
Dialogue, Poetry, and Long Prose Passages
511(3)
Titles of Songs, Short Stories, and So On
514(1)
Words used in a Special Sense
515(1)
Overuse
515(1)
Placement with other Punctuation Marks
516(3)
Other Punctuation Marks
519(14)
The Colon
519(3)
The Dash
522(3)
Parentheses
525(1)
Brackets
526(1)
The Ellipsis Mark
527(3)
The Slash
530(3)
PART VIII Mechanics 533(24)
Capitals
534(7)
First Word of Sentence
534(1)
Titles of Works
535(1)
Pronoun I and Interjection O
536(1)
Proper Nouns and Adjectives
536(2)
Titles Before Proper Names
538(1)
Unnecessary Capitalization
538(3)
Underlining or Italics
541(4)
Underlining vs. Italics
541(1)
Titles of Books, Periodicals, and so on
541(2)
Names of Ships, Aircraft, Spacecraft, trains
543(1)
Foreign Words and Phrases
543(1)
Words, Letters, and Numbers Named as Words
543(1)
For Emphasis
543(1)
In Online Communication
544(1)
Abbreviations
545(8)
Titles Before and After Proper Names
546(1)
Familiar Abbreviations and Acronymns
546(1)
BC, AD, AM, PM, no., and $
546(1)
Latin Abbreviations
547(1)
Inc., Bros., Co., and &
547(1)
Misuse with Units of Measurement, Geographical Names, and So On
548(2)
Numbers
Numerals vs. Words
550(1)
For Dates, Addresses, and So On
551(1)
Beginning Sentences
552(1)
Word Division
553(4)
Ends and Beginnings of Lines
553(1)
Hyphenated Words
553(1)
Electronic Addresses
554(1)
Confusing Word Divisions
554(3)
PART IX Effective Words 557(60)
Choosing and Using Words
558(28)
Choosing the Appropriate Word
558(9)
Choosing the Exact Word
567(11)
Writing Concisely
578(8)
Using Dictionaries
586(7)
Choosing a Dictionary
586(3)
Working with a Dictionary's Contents
589(4)
Improving Your Vocabulary
593(10)
Understanding the Sources of English
593(2)
Learning the Composition of Words
595(4)
Learning to Use New Words
599(4)
Spelling and the Hyphen
603(14)
Recognizing Typical Spelling Problems
603(3)
Following Spelling Rules
606(4)
Developing Spelling Skills
610(5)
Using the Hyphen to Form Compound Words
615(2)
PART X Research Writing 617(168)
Planning a Research Project
618(15)
Starting Out
619(2)
Finding a Researchable topic and Question
621(3)
Developing a Research Strategy
624(3)
Making a Working Bibliography
627(6)
Finding Sources
633(34)
Searching Electronically
633(6)
Finding Reference Works
639(4)
Finding Books
643(3)
Finding Periodicals
646(6)
Finding Sources on the World Wide Web
652(7)
Finding Other Online Sources
659(3)
Finding Pamphlets and Government Publications
662(1)
Generating your Own Sources
663(4)
Working with Sources
667(33)
Evaluating Sources
667(6)
Synthesizing Sources
673(2)
Taking Notes Using Summary, Paraphrase, and Direct Quotation
675(11)
Avoiding Plagiarism
686(7)
Integrating Sources into Your Text
693(5)
Documenting Sources
698(2)
Writing the Paper
700(10)
Developing a Thesis Statement
700(1)
Creating a Structure
701(3)
Drafting the Paper
704(3)
Revising and Editing the Paper
707(1)
Preparing and Proofreading the Final Draft
708(2)
Documenting Sources in MLA Style
710(34)
Understanding MLA Style
710(1)
Citing Sources in Your Text: MLA Style
711(8)
Preparing the List of Works Cited: MLA Style
719(25)
Two Sample Research Papers
744(41)
``The Information Superhighway: Toll Road or Public Way?''
746(33)
``Annie Dillard's Healing Vision''
779(6)
PART XI Writing in the Academic Disciplines 785(108)
Working with the Disciplines' Goals and Requirements
786(4)
Using the Disciplines' Methods and Evidence
787(1)
Understanding the Disciplines' Writing Assignments
787(1)
Using the Disciplines' Tools and Language
788(1)
Following the Disciplines' Styles for Source Citations and Document Format
788(2)
Reading and Writing About Literature
790(27)
Using the Methods and Evidence of Literary Analysis
790(9)
Understanding Writing Assignments in Literature
799(1)
Using the Tools and Language of Literary Analysis
800(2)
Citing Sources and Formatting Documents in Writing About Literature
802(1)
Drafting and Revising a Literary Analysis
802(6)
Writing About Fiction, Poetry, and Drama
808(9)
Writing in Other Humanities
817(17)
Using the Methods and Evidence of the Humanities
817(1)
Understanding Writing Assignments in the Humanities
818(1)
Using the Tools and Language of the Humanities
818(4)
Citing Sources in the Humanities: Chicago Style
822(10)
Formatting Documents in the Humanities: Chicago Style
832(2)
Writing in the Social Sciences
834(29)
Using the Methods and Evidence of the Social Sciences
834(1)
Understanding Writing Assignments in the Social Sciences
835(1)
Using the Tools and Language of the Social Sciences
836(5)
Citing Sources in the Social Sciences: APA style
841(14)
Formatting Documents in the Social Sciences: APA Style
855(3)
Examining a Sample Social Science Paper
858(5)
Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences
863(18)
Using the Methods and Evidence of the Sciences
863(1)
Understanding Writing Assignments in the Sciences
864(1)
Using the Tools and Language of the Sciences
865(4)
Citing Sources in the Sciences: CBE Style
869(7)
Formatting Documents in the Sciences: CBE Style
876(1)
Examining a Sample Science Paper
877(4)
Using Columbia Style for Online Sources
881(12)
Distinguishing the Elements of Columbia Style
881(1)
Citing Online Sources in the Humanities
882(4)
Citing Online Sources in the Sciences
886(7)
PART XII Special Writing Situations 893(1)
Essay Examinations
894(1)
Preparing for an Essay Examination
894(1)
Planning your Time and Your Answer
895(2)
Starting the Essay
897(1)
Developing the Essay
897(4)
Rereading the Essay
901(1)
Business Writing
902(2)
Writing Business Letters and Job Applications
903(9)
Writing Business Memos
912(2)
Communicating Electronically
914(2)
Oral Presentations
916(1)
Writing and Speaking
916(1)
Considering Topic, Purpose, and Audience
917(1)
Organizing the Presentation
918(2)
Delivering the Presentation
920(5)
Glossary of Usage
925(18)
Glossary of Terms
943
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