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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
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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 BookPreface 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 ideasSample 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 draftSample 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 examsSample essay exams
Forming a Critical Perspective
Thinking and reading critically
Viewing images critically
Writing criticallySample critique of a textSample 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
Finding a subject
Conceiving a thesis statement
Analyzing your purpose and your audience
Using reason
Using evidence
Reaching your readers
Organizing your argument
Revising your argument
Examining a sample argument
Reading and Using Visual Arguments
Reading visual arguments critically
Using visual arguments effectively
Grammatical Sentences
Understanding Sentence Grammar
Understanding the basic sentence
Expanding the basic sentence with single words
Expanding the basic sentence with word groups
Compounding words, phrases, and clauses
Changing the usual order of the sentence
Classifying sentences
Case of Nouns and Pronouns
Compound subjects and complements
Compound objects
We or us with a noun
Pronoun after than or as in a comparison
Subjects and objects of infinitives
Who vs. whom
Case before a gerund
VerbsVerb Forms
Regular and irregular verbs
Sit and set; lie and lay; rise and raise
Omitted -s and -ed endings
Helping verbs
Verb plus gerund or infinitive
Verb plus particleTense
Appropriate tense for meaning
Sequence of tensesMood
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