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Little, Brown Compact Handbook

Little, Brown Compact Handbook - 8th edition

Little, Brown Compact Handbook - 8th edition

ISBN13: 9780205236602

ISBN10: 020523660X

Little, Brown Compact Handbook by Jane E. Aaron - ISBN 9780205236602
Cover type: Spiral
Edition: 8TH 12
Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Pearson
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Little, Brown Compact Handbook by Jane E. Aaron - ISBN 9780205236602

ISBN13: 9780205236602

ISBN10: 020523660X

Cover type: Spiral
Edition: 8TH 12

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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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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