The Little, Brown Handbook, Brief Edition

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

  • Jane E. Aaron, 
  • Michael Greer

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Overview

The Little, Brown Handbook, Brief is designed around the assumption that reading and writing are deeply intertwined, and that addressing your challenges with reading can directly improve your writing. This title answers questions about the writing process, grammar, and style, regardless of your level.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137534142

Subject: Composition

Category: Handbook

Table of contents

PART 1: READING AND WRITING IN COLLEGE

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

PART 2: WRITING WITH SOURCES

9. Planning and Drafting
10. Organizing and Developing Arguments
11. Paragraphs
12. Integrating and Using Sources Ethically
13. Revising and Editing
14. Designing Documents
15. Oral Presentations

PART 3: CLARITY AND STYLE

16. Emphasis
17. Parallelism
18. Variety and Details
19. Appropriate and Exact Language
20. Completeness
21. Conciseness

PART 4: SENTENCE PARTS AND PATTERNS

22. Parts of speech
23. The sentence
24. Phrases and subordinate clauses
25. Sentence types
26. Verb forms
27. Verb tenses
28. Verb mood
29. Verb voice
30. Agreement of subject and verb
31. Pronoun case
32. Agreement of pronoun and antecedent
33. Reference of pronoun to antecedent
34. Adjectives and adverbs
35. Misplaced and dangling modifiers
36. Sentence fragments
37. Comma splices and fused sentences
38. Mixed sentences

PART 5: PUNCTUATION

39. End punctuation
40. Comma
41. Semicolon
42. Colon
43. Apostrophe
44. Quotation marks
45. Other marks

PART 6: SPELLING AND MECHANICS

46. Spelling and the hyphen
47. Capital letters
48. Italics or underlining
49. Abbreviations
50. Numbers

PART 7: WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES

51. MLA documentation and format
52. APA documentation and format
53. Chicago documentation
54. CSE documentation
Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Terms
Index
Culture and Language Guide

Inside back cover:
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