Little, Brown Essential Handbook

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Brief,accessible, and inexpensive,The Little Brown Essential Handbook, Sixfth Edition, answers questions about the writing process, usage, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, document design, research writing, and documentation. Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers help students at all levels. Extensive sections on research writing, source documentation, and document design support writers in all disciplines, both in and out of school. The convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids make the book convenient to carry and easy to consult.

Table of Contents

Academic writing
Features of academic writingp. 3
The writing situationp. 7
The writing processp. 10
Designing documentsp. 13
Effective sentences
Emphasisp. 23
Concisenessp. 27
Parallelismp. 29
Variety and detailsp. 31
Appropriate wordsp. 33
Exact wordsp. 39
Grammatical sentences
Formsp. 43
Tensesp. 48
Moodp. 50
Voicep. 57
Subject-verb agreementp. 51
Formsp. 55
Pronoun-antecedent agreementp. 58
Pronoun referencep. 60
Adjectives and adverbsp. 62
Misplaced and dangling modifiersp. 67
Sentence Faults
Fragmentsp. 69
Comma splices and fused sentencesp. 71
The commap. 77
The semicolonp. 81
The colonp. 83
The apostrophep. 84
Quotation marksp. 86
End punctuationp. 89
Other marksp. 90
Spelling and mechanics
Spelling and the hyphenp. 97
Capital lettersp. 97
Underlining or italicsp. 102
Abbreviationsp. 104
Numbersp. 106
Research and documentation
Research strategyp. 109
Finding sourcesp. 114
Evaluating and synthesizing sourcesp. 125
Integrating sources into your textp. 133
Avoiding plagiarism and documenting sourcesp. 141
MLA documentation and formatp. 152
APA documentation and formatp. 176
Chicago documentation and formatp. 192
CSE documentationp. 205
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