Little, Brown Essential Handbook, The, 9th edition

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The Little, Brown Essential Handbook answers your questions about the writing process, grammar and usage, researching writing, documentation, and writing in different disciplines. Extensive sections on academic writing, research writing, source documentation, and document design support you in all disciplines.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137506088

Subject: Composition

Category: Handbook

Table of contents

Part 1: Writing
1. Academic writing
2. The writing situation
3. The writing processes
4. Paragraphs
5. Presenting writing

Part 2: Common Academic Assignments

6 Critical analysis
7 Argument
8 Literary analysis
9 Informative writing
10 Oral presentations

Part 3: Effective Sentences
11 Emphasis
12 Conciseness
13 Parallelism
14 Variety and details
15 Appropriate words
16 Exact words

Part 4: Grammatical Sentences
17. Verb forms
18. Verb tenses
19. Verb mood
20. Verb Voice
21. Agreement of subject and verb
22. Pronoun forms
23. Agreement of pronoun and antecedent
24. Reference of pronoun to antecedent
25. Adjectives and adverbs
26. Misplaced and dangling modifiers
27. Sentence fragments
28. Comma splices and fused sentences

Part 5: Punctuation
29. The comma
30. The semicolon
31. The colon
32. The apostrophe
33. Quotation marks
34. End punctuation
35. Other marks

Part 6: Spelling and Mechanics
36. Spelling and the hyphen
37. Capital letters
38. Italics or Underlining
39. Abbreviations
40. Numbers

Part 7: Research and Documentation
41. Developing a research strategy
42. Tracking sources
43. Finding Sources
44. Evaluating and synthesizing sources
45. Integrating sources into your text
46. Avoiding plagiarism
47. Documenting sources
48. MLA documentation and format
49. APA documentation and format
50. Chicago documentation and format
51. CSE documentation
Commonly misused words
Answers to selected exercises

Your questions answered

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