Little, Brown Handbook, the (with MyCompLab NEW with E-Book Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The most trusted and authoritative name in handbooks,The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercisesis 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 Handbookwill 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
Preface for Instructors
The Writing Process
Assessing the Writing Situation
Understanding how writing happens
Analyzing the writing situation
Discovering and limiting a subject
Considering the audience
Defining a purpose
Developing and Shaping Ideas
Discovering ideas
Developing a thesis
Organizing ideas Sample essay
Drafting and Revising
Writing the first draft
Revising the first draft
Examining a sample revision
Editing the revised draft
Preparing and proofreading the final draft
Examining a final draft Sample essay
Giving and receiving comments
Preparing a writing portfolio
Writing and Revising Paragraphs
Maintaining paragraph unity
Achieving paragraph coherence
Developing the paragraph
Writing special kinds of paragraphs
Linking paragraphs in the essay
Designing Documents
Designing academic papers and other documents
Considering principles of design
Using the elements of design
Using illustrations
Considering readers with disabilities
Reading and Writing in College
Writing in Academic Situations
Becoming an academic writer
Analyzing audience
Determining purpose
Choosing structure and content
Using academic language
Studying Effectively and Taking Exams
Managing your time
Listening and taking notes in class
Reading for comprehension
Preparing for and taking exams Sample essay exams
Forming a Critical Perspective
Thinking and reading critically
Viewing images critically
Writing critically Sample critique of a text Sample critique of an image
Reading Arguments Critically
Recognizing the elements of argument
Testing claims
Weighing evidence
Discovering assumptions
Watching language, hearing tone
Judging reasonableness
Recognizing fallacies
Writing an Argument
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