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Brief Holt Handbook

Brief Holt Handbook - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0838406595

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Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Brief Holt Handbook - 4TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0838406595

Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell

ISBN13: 978-0838406595
ISBN10: 0838406599
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 04
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, Inc.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Tailored to students learning styles and needs, The Brief Handbook, 4/e uses student models to teach writing and research in the context of the real writing situations students will encounter throughout their academic careers.

Benefits:

  • 14 tabbed dividers in corresponding colors for each section of the handbook, and an open, uncluttered design--the hallmarks of this brief handbook--enable students to find information quickly and easily.
  • NEW! Completely up-to-date and thorough Computer Boxes highlight the use of computers and the Internet in every stage of the writing and research process.
  • NEW! Writer's Resources 2.0 is an interactive multimedia program that teaches all aspects of grammar and writing. The program provides students complete rules and definitions, extensive examples, and a wealth of exercises and self-tests.With more than 4,500 interactive exercises and activities, including many with animation and audio clips, this CD-ROM helps students with grammar, mechanics and punctuation as well as all stages of the writing process. A course management option is also available. The Writer's Resources CD-ROM Version 2.0 can be packaged with The Brief Handbook for a nominal fee.
  • NEW! New. Integrated marginal icon references to the Writer's Resources CD 2.0 can be found throughout the text.
  • NEW! InSite is an online writing and research resource for students, instructors and program administrators. Within one integrated program, students can submit papers to an originality checker, send their papers to peers to review and comment on, have access to InfoTrac College Edition's database of more than 10 million scholarly articles, and improve writing and grammar problem areas by linking directly to online handbook content and taking self-assessment quizzes. Instructors in turn can assign, view, and grade student papers and peer reviews, and track all grades with a built-in course management tool.
  • MLA, APA, CMS, CSE and COS documentation styles are covered along with sample student essays illustrating how the styles are used.
  • NEW! A new Chapter 2, "Patterns for Essay Development," includes eight essay examples of the rhetorical modes, providing students with practical suggestions and relevant insights for their own writing.
  • NEW! Kirszner & Mandell's Brief is the ONLY brief handbook to incorporate a "College Survival Skills" section, and offers a NEW AND UNIQUE Chapter 40, "10 Habits of Successful Students," providing information on time management strategies, advice for utilizing campus services, tips on utilizing technology, insight into becoming active learners, and other essential topics.
  • NEW! Information on the research process has been significantly expanded with more on topics such as using electronic sources evaluating both print and electronic sources. In addition, APA coverage is now in a separate chapter and information on all of the documentation styles has been increased along with the number of citations presented for each.
  • NEW! A new Chapter 46, "Giving Oral Presentations," offers invaluable tips and insights for students preparing and delivering presentations.
  • NEW! A revised ESL chapter (47) now has its own tabbed divider. The expanded coverage includes clear explanations of confusing rules and usages with numerous examples to help students understand the material. ESL material is also cross-referenced throughout the text.
  • NEW! An increased number of relevant and practical URLs identified in every chapter as footnotes provide students with additional resources for the Internet.
  • NEW! More coverage of plagiarism helps students to recognize it and avoid it in their own research and writing.

Author Bio

Kirszner, Laurie G. : University of the Sciences in Philadelphia


Mandell, Stephen R. : Drexel University

Table of Contents

PART 1. WRITING ESSAYS AND PARAGRAPHS.

1. Writing Essays.
2. Patterns for Essay. Development.
3. Writing Paragraphs.

PART 2. CRITICAL THINKING AND ARGUMENTATION.

4. Thinking Critically.
5. Writing Argumentative.
Essays.

PART 3. RESEARCH.

6. The Research Process.
7. Using and Evaluating Library Sources.
8. Using and Evaluating Internet Sources.
9. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.

PART 4. DOCUMENTAING SOURCES: MLA STYLE.

10. MLA Documentation Style.

PART 5. DOCUMENTING SOURCES: APA AND OTHER STYLES.

11. APA Documentation Style.
12 Chicago, CBE & Other Documentation Styles.

PART 6. COMMON SENTENCE ERRORS.

13. Revising Sentence Fragments.
14 Revising Comma Splices and Fused Sentences.
15. Revising Agreement Errors.
16. Revising Awkward or Confusing Sentences.
17 Revising Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.

PART 7. SENTENCE GRAMMAR.

18. Using Verbs Correctly: Form, Tense, Mood, and Voice.
19 Using Pronouns Correctly.
20 Using Adjectives and Adverbs Correctly.

PART 8. SENTENCE STYLE.

21. Writing Varied Sentences.
22. Writing Emphatic Sentences.
23. Writing Concise Sentences.
24 Using Parallelism.

PART 9. USING WORDS EFFECTIVELY.

25. Choosing Words.
26. Using a Dictionary.
27. A Glossary of Usage.

PART 10. UNDERSTANDING PUNCTUATION.

28. Using End Punctuation.
29. Using Commas.
30. Using Semicolons.
31. Using Apostrophes.
32. Using Quotation Marks.
33. Using Other Punctuation Marks.

PART 11. UNDERSTANDING SPELLING AND MECHANICS.

34. Spelling.
35. Capitalization.
36. Italics.
37. Hyphens.
38. Abbreviations.
39. Numbers.

PART 12. COLLEGE SURVIVAL SKILLS.

40. Ten Habits of Successful Students.
41. Developing Reading Skills.
42. Writing Essay Exams.
43. Writing about Literature.
44. Designing Documents and Web Pages.
45. Writing for the Workplace.
46. Giving Oral Presentations.

PART 13. ESL.
47. ESL.
PART 14. APPENDICES.
APPENDIX A. Parts of Speech.
APPENDIX B. Sentence Review. Index

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