LB Brief with Tabs / Edition 4

LB Brief with Tabs / Edition 4

by Jane E. Aaron
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205751555

ISBN-13: 2900205751555

Pub. Date: 01/26/2010

Publisher: Longman

For courses in first-year composition.

Helps you find what you need — and use what you find

LB Brief with Tabs, Sixth Edition offers the authority and currency of The Little, Brown Handbook in a briefer, more affordable, spiral-bound format. LB Brief with Tabs maximizes that handbook’s

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For courses in first-year composition.

Helps you find what you need — and use what you find

LB Brief with Tabs, Sixth Edition offers the authority and currency of The Little, Brown Handbook in a briefer, more affordable, spiral-bound format. LB Brief with Tabs maximizes that handbook’s strengths, while keeping pace with the rapid changes in writing and writing courses. It answers questions about the writing process, critical thinking, grammar and style, research writing, documentation, and more. With a cross-curricular outlook, easy-to-use format, and assumption of little or no experience with writing or handbooks, LB Brief with Tabs is ideal for students of all interest and skill levels.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900205751555
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
Aaron Little, Brown Franchise Series
Pages:
608

Table of Contents

I. WRITING PROCESS

1. The Writing Situation

a Analysis

b Subject and assignment

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

SAMPLE INFORMATIVE ESSAY

4. Drafting

a Starting

b Maintaining momentum

c Sample first draft

5. Revising

a Reading your work critically

b Collaborating

c Writing a title

d Sample revision

6. Editing, Formatting, and Proofreading

a Editing

b Formatting; proofreading

c SAMPLE FINAL DRAFT (RESPONSE ESSAY)

7. Paragraphs

a Relating paragraphs in the essay

b Unity around a central idea

c Coherence

d Development

e Introductions; conclusions

8. Presenting Writing

a Academic writing

SAMPLE PAPER IN MLA FORMAT

b Visuals and other media

c Web writing

SAMPLE HOME PAGE

SAMPLE LITERACY NARRATIVE ON A BLOG

II. WRITING IN AND OUT OF COLLEGE

9. Academic Writing

a Purpose and audience

b Genre

c Structure and content

d Using sources with integrity

e Academic language

f Communicating in an academic setting

10. Critical Reading and Writing

a Techniques of critical reading

b Summarizing

c Critical response

d Viewing visuals critically

e Writing critically

f SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS

11. Writing Arguments

a Choosing a arguable subject

b Making claims

c Gathering and evaluating evidence

d Recognizing assumptions

e Reasonableness

f Organization; revision

g SAMPLE ARGUMENT

12. Reading and Writing about Literature

a Critical reading

b Writing a literary analysis

13. Oral Presentations

a Planning and organization

b Delivery

SAMPLE PRESENTATION SLIDES

14. Public Writing

a Social media

b Business letters

SAMPLE COVER LETTER

c Job applications

SAMPLE RÉSUMÉS

d Memos

SAMPLE MEMO

e Community work

SAMPLE SOCIAL-MEDIA POST, WEB SITE HOME PAGE, NEWSLETTER

III. CLARITY AND STYLE

15. Emphasis

a 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, etc.

c In comparisons

d In lists, headings, outlines

17. Variety and Details

a Sentence length

b Sentence structure

c Details

18. Appropriate and Exact Words

a Appropriate words

b Exact words

19. Completeness

a Compounds

b Needed words

20. Conciseness

a Focusing on subject and verb

b Cutting empty words

c Cutting repetition

d Tightening modifiers

e Revising there is and it is

f Combining sentences

g Avoiding jargon

IV. SENTENCE PARTS AND PATTERNS

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BASIC GRAMMAR

21. Parts of Speech

22. The Sentence

23. Phrases and Subordinate Clauses

24. Sentence Types

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VERBS

25. Verb Forms

a Irregular verbs

b Sit/set; lie/lay; rise/raise

c -s and -ed forms

d Helping verbs

e Verb + gerund or infinitive

f Verb + particle

26. Verb Tense

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. Verb Mood

a Subjunctive: I wish I were

b Consistency

28. Verb Voice

a Active

b Passive

c 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; words being defined

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PRONOUNS

30. Pronoun 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 Antecedents 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

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MODIFIERS

33. Adjectives and Adverbs

a Adjective vs. adverb

b Adjective with linking verb: felt bad

c Comparisons

d Double negatives

e Participles: boring vs. bored

f A, an, the; other determiners

34. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

a Misplaced modifiers

b Dangling modifiers

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SENTENCE FAULTS

35. Sentence 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 Mixed meaning

b Tangled grammar

c Repeated subjects and other parts

V. 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, etc.

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. Quotations Marks

a Direct quotations

b Within a quotation

c Titles of works

d Words used in a special sense

e Misuses

f With other punctuation

44. Other Marks

a Dash or dashes

b Parentheses

c Ellipsis mark

d Brackets

e Slash

VI. SPELLING AND MECHANICS

45. Spelling

46. Hyphen

47. Capital Letters

48. Italics or Underlining

49. Abbreviations

50. Numbers

VII. RESEARCH WRITING

51. Research Strategy

a Planning

b Research journal

c Subject and question

d Goals for sources

e Working, annotated bibliography

SAMPLE ENTRY FOR AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

52. Finding Sources

a Your library’s Web site

b Electronic searches

c Reference works

d Books

e Periodicals

f The Web

g Social media

h Government publications

i Visuals, audio, and video

j Your own sources

53. Working with Sources

a Evaluating sources

b Synthesizing sources

c Gathering information

d Using summary, paraphrase, quotation

e Integrating sources

54. Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources

a Deliberate vs. careless plagiarism

b What not to acknowledge

c What must be acknowledged

d Obtaining permission

e Documenting sources

55. Writing the Paper

a Focusing and organizing

b Drafting; revising; editing; formatting

56. MLA Documentation and Format

Indexes to models
a Parenthetical text citations

b List of works cited

c Format of paper

d SAMPLE MLA PAPER

57. APA Documentation and Format

Indexes to models

a Parenthetical text citations

b List of references

c Format of paper

d SAMPLE APA PAPER

Glossary of Usage

Glossary of Terms

Index

Culture Language Guide

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