Little, Brown Compact Handbook / Edition 8

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This offspring of the leading writing manual covers all the basics of writing, but in an abbreviated format. Portable and accessible, it is packaged in a convenient, easy-to-use, spiral-bound format with cut-out thumb tabs.
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"The Little, Brown Compact Handbook is the best multi-purpose handbook I've used."
–Lee Barnes, Community College of Southern Nevada

"FAQs are great! The book seems to anticipate what my students are asking!"
–Ron Heckelman, Montgomery College

"This [computers in writing and communication] section of The Little, Brown Compact Handbook is awesome. I couldn't believe the wealth of information and resources found on the website...marvelous ways to help learners take control of their learning."
–Blanche L. Sanders, Mississippi County Community College

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205236602
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 12/30/2011
  • Series: Aaron Little, Brown Franchise Series
  • Edition description: Indexed
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 600
  • Sales rank: 93,889
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.40 (d)

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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