ISBN13:978-0205236602 ISBN10: 020523660X This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0205245635 ISBN10: 0205245633
Summary: The Little, Brown Compact Handbook provides reliable and thorough coverage of handbook basics--the writing process, grammar and usage, research and documentation--while also giving detailed discussions of critical reading, academic writing, argument, writing in the disciplines, and public writing. Widely used by both experienced and inexperienced writers, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook works as both a comprehensive classroom text and an accessible reference guide.
Summary: The Little, Brown Compact Handbook provides reliable and thorough coverage of handbook basics--the writing process, grammar and usage, research and documentation--while also giving detailed discussions of critical reading, academic writing, argument, writing in the disciplines, and public writing. Widely used by both experienced and inexperienced writers, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook works as both a comprehensive classroom text and an accessible reference guide. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:8TH 12 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Pearson Published: 12/30/2011 International: No
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Table of Contents I The Writing Process and Paragraphs The Writing Situation 3 Invention 7 Thesis and Organization 13 Drafting 19 Revising and Editing 22 Writing with a Computer 33 Paragraphs 39 II Clarity and Style Coordination 57 Parallelism 59 Subordination 61 Variety and Details 63 Appropriate and Exact Words 66 Completeness 79 Conciseness 80 III Sentence Parts and Patterns Basic Grammar 90 Verbs 104 Pronouns 132 Modifiers 144 Sentence Faults 158 IV Punctuation End Punctuation 171 The Comma 173 The Semicolon 184 The Colon 187 The Apostrophe 189 Quotation Marks 192 Other Marks 195 V Conventions of Form and Appearance Document Format 203 Spelling 216 The Hyphen 220 Capital Letters 221 Underlining (Italics) 224 Abbreviations 226 Numbers 229 VI Research and Documentation Research Strategy 233 Conducting a Search 236 Working with Sources and Writing the Paper 251 MLA Documentation 272 APA Documentation 307 Chicago Documentation 329 CBE Documentation 335 VII Special Types of Writing Writing an Argument 341 Reading and Writing About Literature 350 Writing for Business 361
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