The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises (Pearson New International Edition)

The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises (Pearson New International Edition)

By: Jane E. Aaron (author)Paperback

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The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises packages the authority and currency of its best-selling parent, The Little, Brown Handbook, in a briefer book with a spiral binding, tabbed dividers, and more than 150 exercises. A bestseller since publication, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises 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 with Exercises works as both a comprehensive classroom text and an accessible reference guide. The Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises has a sibling without exercises. Otherwise identical, both books build on their best-selling features with five emphases: (1) media-rich eText and iPad versions, including video tutorials, podcasts, sample documents, exercise, and checklists;(2)academic writing, including a new chapter on joining the academic community, new coverage of genre, more on summary and academic integrity, and four new sample academic papers; (3) research writing, including new material on finding and evaluating Web sites, social-networking sites, blogs, wikis, and multimedia; (4) thorough and up-to-date documentation guidelines, including the most recent versions of MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles with models of new media in each style and new annotated sample sources; (5) thewriting process, including new material on genre and strengthened discussions of the thesis and paragraphs.

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Preface for Students Preface for Instructors PART 1 THE WRITING PROCESS 1 The Writing Situation a Assessment b Subject c Purpose d Audience e Genre 2 Invention a Journal keeping b Observing c Freewriting d Brainstorming e Drawing f Asking questions 3 Thesis and Organization a Thesis statement b Organization 4 Drafting a Starting to draft b Maintaining momentum c Sample first draft 5 Revising and Editing a Revising the whole essay b Sample revision c Editing the revised draft d Formatting and proofreading e SAMPLE FINAL DRAFT (RESPONSE ESSAY) f Collaborating g Preparing a writing portfolio 6 Paragraphs a Relating paragraphs in the essay b Unity c Coherence d Development e Introductions and conclusions 7 Presenting Writing a Academic writing SAMPLE MARKETING REPORT b Visuals and other media c Web writing SAMPLE WEB SITE SAMPLE PAPER ON A BLOG PART 2 WRITING IN AND OUT OF COLLEGE 8 Joining the Academic Community a Getting the most from college courses b Becoming an academic writer c Developing academic integrity d Communicating in an academic setting 9 Critical Thinking and Reading a Techniques of critical reading b Summarizing c Developing a critical response d Viewing visuals critically 10 Academic Writing a Purpose, audience, and genre b Writing in response to texts c Structure and content d Language e SAMPLE CRITICAL RESPONSE 11 Argument a Elements of argument b Reasonableness c Organization d Visual arguments e SAMPLE ARGUMENT 12 Essay Exams a Preparing b Planning c Starting d Developing SAMPLE ESSAY EXAM e Rereading 13 Oral Presentations a Organization b Delivery SAMPLE POWERPOINT SLIDES 14 Public Writing a Business letters and resumes SAMPLE LETTER AND RESUMES b Memos, reports, and proposals SAMPLE MEMO AND REPORT c Community work SAMPLE FLYER AND NEWSLETTER PART 3 CLARITY AND STYLE 15 Emphasis a Effective subjects and verbs b Sentence beginnings and endings c Coordination d Subordination 16 Parallelism a With and, but, or, nor, yet b With both ... and, not ... but, etc. c In comparisons d With lists, headings, and outlines 17 Variety and Details a Sentence length b Sentence structure c Details 18 Appropriate and Exact Language a Appropriate language b Exact language 19 Completeness a Compounds b Needed words 20 Conciseness a Focusing on subject and verb b Cutting empty words c Cutting repetition d Reducing modifiers e Revising there is or it is f Combining sentences g Rewriting jargon PART 4 SENTENCE PARTS AND PATTERNS BASIC GRAMMAR 21 Parts of Speech a Nouns b Pronouns c Verbs d Adjectives and adverbs e Prepositions and conjunctions f Interjections 22 The Sentence a Subjects and predicates b Predicate patterns 23 Phrases and Subordinate Clauses a Phrases b Subordinate clauses 24 Sentence Types a Simple sentences b Compound sentences c Complex sentences d Compound-complex sentences VERBS 25 Forms a Sing/sang/sung and other irregular verbs b Sit/set, lie/lay, rise/raise c -s and -ed forms d Be, have, and other helping verbs e Verb + gerund or infinitive: stop eating vs. stop to eat f Verb + particle: look up, look over, etc. 26 Tenses a Present tense: sing b Perfect tenses: have/had/will have sung c Progressive tenses: is/was/will be singing d Consistency e Sequence 27 Mood a Subjunctive: I wish I were b Consistency 28 Voice a She wrote it (active) vs.It was written (passive) b Consistency 29 Subject-Verb Agreement a -s and -es endings b Intervening words c Subjects with and d Subjects with or or nor e Everyone and other indefinite pronouns f Team and other collective nouns g Who, which, that h News and other singular nouns ending in -s i Verb preceding subject j Is, are, and other linking verbs k Titles and words being defined PRONOUNS 30 Case a She and I vs. her and me b It was she c Who vs. whom d Other constructions 31 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement a Antecedents with and b Antecedent with or or nor c Everyone, person, and other indefinite words d Team and other collective nouns 32 Pronoun Reference a Clear reference b Close reference c Specific reference d Appropriate you e Consistency MODIFIERS 33 Adjectives and Adverbs a Adjective vs. adverb b Adjective with linking verb: felt bad c Comparatives (bigger) and superlatives (biggest) d Double negatives e Present and past participles: boring vs. bored f A, an, the, and other determiners 34 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers a Misplaced modifiers b Dangling modifiers SENTENCE FAULTS 35 Fragments a Tests b Revision c Acceptable fragments 36 Comma Splices and Fused Sentences a Main clauses without and, but, etc. b Main clauses with however, for example, etc. 37 Mixed Sentences a Reason is because and other mixed meanings b Tangled grammar c Repeated subjects and other parts PART 5 PUNCTUATION 38 End Punctuation a Period b Question mark c Exclamation point 39 Comma a Main clauses with and, but, etc. b Introductory elements c Nonessential elements d Items in a series e Two or more adjectives f Dates, addresses, place names, long numbers g With quotations h Misuses 40 Semicolon a Main clauses without and, but, etc. b Main clauses with however, for example, etc. c Main clauses or series items with commas d Misuses 41 Colon a Concluding explanation, series, etc. b Salutation, title and subtitle, time c Misuses 42 Apostrophe a Possession b Misuses c Contractions d Plural abbreviations, etc. 43 Quotation Marks a Direct quotations b Within a quotation c Dialog d Titles of works e Words used in a special sense f Misuses g With other punctuation 44 Other Marks a Dash or dashes b Parentheses c Ellipsis mark d Brackets e Slash PART 6 SPELLING AND MECHANICS 45 Spelling and the Hyphen a Typical spelling problems b Spelling rules c The hyphen 46 Capital Letters a First word of sentence b Proper nouns and adjectives c Titles of works d Online communication 47 Italics or Underlining a Titles and subtitles of works b Names of vehicles c Foreign words d Words or characters named as words e Emphasis f Online communication 48 Abbreviations a Titles with proper names b Familiar abbreviations c BC, BCE, AD, CE, AM, PM, no., $ d Latin abbreviations e Inc., Bros., Co., & f Units of measurement, names, etc. 49 Numbers a Numerals vs. words b Dates, addresses, etc. c Beginning sentences PART 7 RESEARCH WRITING 50 Research Strategy a Planning b Research journal c Researchable subject and question d Goals for sources e Working, annotated bibliography 51 Finding Sources a Your library's Web site b Searching electronically c Reference works d Books e Periodicals f The Web g Social media h Government publications i Visuals, audio, video j Your own sources 52 Working with Sources a Evaluating sources b Synthesizing sources c Gathering information d Using summary, paraphrase, quotation e Integrating sources 53 Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources a Deliberate and accidental plagiarism b What not to acknowledge c What must be acknowledged d Obtaining permission e Documenting sources 54 Writing the Paper a Focusing and organizing b Drafting, revising, editing, and formatting PART 8 WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES 55 Goals and Requirements of the Disciplines a Methods and evidence b Writing assignments c Tools and language d Documentation and format 56 Reading and Writing about Literature a Methods and evidence b Writing assignments c Tools and language d Documentation and format e SAMPLE LITERARY ANALYSIS 57 Writing in Other Disciplines a Humanities b Social sciences c Natural and applied sciences 58 MLA Documentation and Format Indexes to models a Parenthetical text citations b List of works cited c Format of paper d SAMPLE MLA PAPER 59 APA Documentation and Format Indexes to models a Parenthetical text citations b List of references c Format of paper d SAMPLE APA PAPER 60 Chicago Documentation Index to models a Notes and bibliography entries b Models 61 CSE Documentation Index to models a Name-year citations b Numbered text citations c List of references GLOSSARY OF USAGE INDEX CULTURE-LANGUAGE GUIDE

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  • publication date: 01/11/2013
  • ISBN13: 9781292040523
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 538
  • ID: 9781292040523
  • weight: 1110
  • ISBN10: 1292040521
  • edition: Pearson New International Edition

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