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The Little, Brown Essential Handbook, Sixth Canadian Edition (MLA Update), 6th edition

  • Jane E. Aaron
  • Elaine Bander

Published by Pearson Canada (March 27th 2017) - Copyright © 2018

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The Little, Brown Essential Handbook offers students the essential information they need to develop basic writing, research, and documentation skills. Useful for any level of writing or discipline, it covers academic writing, the writing process, grammar and usage, punctuation, research writing, and documentation–all in a user-friendly, accessible format. The convenient pocket size, four-colour design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids make the book practical and easy to use–a resource students will actually reference. 

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Table of contents

Part 1  Writing

1  Academic writing

2  Writing arguments

3  Writing in the disciplines

4  Presenting Writing


Part 2  Effective sentences

5  Emphasis

6  Conciseness

7  Parallelism

8  Variety and details

9  Appropriate words

10  Exact words


Part 3  Grammatical sentences


11  Forms

12  Tenses

13  Mood

14  Voice

15  Subject—verb agreement



16  Forms

17  Pronoun—antecedent agreement

18  Pronoun reference



19  Adjectives and adverbs

20  Misplaced and dangling modifiers


Sentence faults

21  Fragments

22  Comma splices and fused sentences


Part 4  Punctuation

23  The comma

24  The semicolon 

25  The colon

26  The apostrophe

27  Quotation marks

28  End punctuation

29  Other marks


Part 5  Spelling and mechanics

30  Spelling and the hyphen

31  Capital letters

32  Italics or underlining

33  Abbreviations

34  Numbers


Part 6  Research and documentation

35  Research strategy

36  Tracking Sources

37  Finding sources

38  Evaluating and synthesizing sources

39  Integrating sources into your text

40  Avoiding plagiarism

41  Documenting your sources

42  MLA documentation and format

43  APA documentation and format

44  Chicago documentation and format

45  CSE and IEEE documentation


Part 7  Other forms of communication


46  Writing Online

47  Oral Communication

48  Writing for business


Commonly Misused Words

Grammar Terms



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