ISBN-10:
0321986504
ISBN-13:
2900321986503
Pub. Date:
01/22/2015
Publisher:
Pearson
Little, Brown Compact Handbook / Edition 9

Little, Brown Compact Handbook / Edition 9

by Jane E. Aaron

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ISBN-13: 2900321986503
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 01/22/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jane E. Aaron has taught writing at New York University and several other schools. She is the author of eight successful and long-lived composition textbooks, including The Little, Brown Handbook and The Little, Brown Compact Handbook.

Michael Greer teaches writing, editing, and publishing in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also teaches courses in multimedia, online course design, and assessment for the Graduate Certificate in Online Writing Instruction at UA, Little Rock. Michael edits the journal Research in Online Literacy Education and is a founding member of the Global Society of Online Literacy Educators. He publishes and presents on topics including user-centered design, interactive media, and digital publishing. Michael serves as a faculty advisor and author for Gadget Software, where he is helping to design and develop a mobile learning platform. He lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Table of Contents

I. THE WRITING PROCESS.

1 The Writing Situation.

2. Invention.

3. Thesis; Organization.

4. Drafting.

5. Revising; Editing.

6. Paragraphs.

7. Critical Thinking and Argument.

II. COMPUTERS IN WRITING.

8. Computer Skills.

9. Document Design.

10. Web Composition.

III. CLARITY AND STYLE.

11. Emphasis.

12. Parallelism.

13. Variety; Details.

14. Appropriate, Exact Words.

15. Completeness.

16. Conciseness.

IV. SENTENCE PARTS AND PATTERNS.

Basic Grammar.

17. Parts of Speech.

18. The Sentence.

19. Phrases; Subordinate Clauses.

20. Sentence Types.

Verbs.

21. Forms.

22. Tenses.

23. Mood.

24. Voice.

25. Subject-Verb Agreement.

Pronouns.

26. Case.

27. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement.

28. Pronoun Reference.

Modifiers.

29. Adjectives and Adverbs.

30. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.

Sentence Faults.

31. Fragments.

32. Comma Splices; Fused Sentences.

33. Mixed Sentences.

V. PUNCTUATION.

34. End Punctuation.

35. The Comma.

36. The Semicolon.

37. The Colon.

38. The Apostrophe.

39. Quotation Marks.

40. Other Marks.

VI. SPELLING AND MECHANICS.

41. Spelling.

42. The Hyphen.

43. Capital Letters.

44. Underlining or Italics.

45. Abbreviations.

46. Numbers.

VII. RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION.

47. Research Strategy.

48. Finding Sources.

49. Working with Sources.

50. Writing the Paper.

51. MLA Documentation and Format.

52. APA Documentation and Format.

53. Chicago Documentation .

54. CBE Documentation.

55. Columbia Documentation for Online Sources.

VIII. SPECIAL WRITING SITUATIONS.

56. Reading and Writing About Literature.

57. Writing for Business.

Glossary of Usage.

Index.

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