Little, Brown Handbook, The, Brief Edition, 7th edition

  • Jane E. Aaron, 
  • Michael Greer

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With The Little, Brown Handbook, Brief you get the platinum standard of handbooks, unmatched in accuracy, currency and reliability. It's designed around the assumption that reading and writing are deeply intertwined, and that addressing your challenges with reading will directly improve your writing. Whether you're writing short response papers, discussing a reading in an online forum, or writing a formal research paper, you'll need strategies to learn from reading and writing, and you'll need skills to connect your reading to your writing. Suitable for students with minimal academic writing experience, the text answers questions of writing process, grammar and style for users of all levels.

The 7th Edition combines reliable, authoritative coverage of grammar, style and mechanics with a new focus on critical reading and writing with sources.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2020

ISBN-13: 9780137534142

Subject: Composition

Category: Handbooks



  1. Reading to Learn
  2. Writing to Learn
  3. Joining the Academic Conversation
  4. Reading Arguments
  5. Planning a Research Project
  6. Finding Sources
  7. Evaluating Sources
  8. Synthesizing and Summarizing Sources


  1. Planning and Drafting
  2. Organizing and Developing Arguments
  3. Paragraphs
  4. Integrating and Using Sources Ethically
  5. Revising and Editing
  6. Designing Documents
  7. Oral Presentations


  1. Emphasis
  2. Parallelism
  3. Variety and Details
  4. Appropriate and Exact Language
  5. Completeness
  6. Conciseness


  1. Parts of speech
  2. The sentence
  3. Phrases and subordinate clauses
  4. Sentence types
  5. Verb forms
  6. Verb tenses
  7. Verb mood
  8. Verb voice
  9. Agreement of subject and verb
  10. Pronoun case
  11. Agreement of pronoun and antecedent
  12. Reference of pronoun to antecedent
  13. Adjectives and adverbs
  14. Misplaced and dangling modifiers
  15. Sentence fragments
  16. Comma splices and fused sentences
  17. Mixed sentences


  1. End punctuation
  2. Comma
  3. Semicolon
  4. Colon
  5. Apostrophe
  6. Quotation marks
  7. Other marks


  1. Spelling and the hyphen
  2. Capital letters
  3. Italics or underlining
  4. Abbreviations
  5. Numbers


  1. MLA documentation and format
  2. APA documentation and format
  3. Chicago documentation
  4. CSE documentation

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