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LB : the Little, Brown handbook, brief version

Author: Jane E Aaron
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jane E Aaron
ISBN: 9780205530595 0205530591
OCLC Number: 166276499
Description: xii, 585, [39] pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: PART ONE: WRITING PROCESS 1 The Writing Situation a Analysis b Subjectc Audienced Purpose 2 Invention a Journal keepingb Observingc Freewritingd Brainstorminge Clusteringf Asking questionsg Reading 3 Thesis and Organization a Thesis statementb Organization Sample Essay 4 Drafting a Startingb Maintaining momentumc Sample First Draft 5 Revising and Editinga Revising the whole essayb Sample revisionc Editing d Formatting; proofreadinge Sample Final Draftf Collaboratingg Preparing a writing portfolio 6 Paragraphsa Unity around a central ideab Coherencec Developmentd Introductions and conclusionse Linking paragraphs 7 Document Designa Academic papersb Principles of designc Elements of designd Illustrationse Papers submitted onlinef Readers with disabilities PART TWO: WRITING IN AND OUT OF COLLEGE 8 Academic Writing a Academic habitsb Audiencec Purposed Structure and contente Language 9 Study Skillsa Time managementb Listening and note taking in classc Readingd Exams Sample Essay Exams 10 Critical Reading and Writinga Critical readingb Critically viewing imagesc Critical writing Sample Critique of a Text 11 Writing Argumentsa Elements of argumentb Writing reasonablyc Organizing an argumentd Sample Argument 12 Reading and Writing About Literaturea Writing while readingb Critical readingc Sample Works and Papers 13 Public Writinga Business letters and resumesSample Letter and Resumesb Memos Sample Memoc Electronic mail Sample E-mail Messaged Community work Sample Newsletter and Brochuree Web compositionSample Web Page 14 Oral Presentationsa Purpose and audience b Organizationc Delivery Sample Powerpoint Slides PART THREE: CLARITY AND STYLE 15 Emphasisa Subjects and verbsb Sentence beginnings and endingsc Coordinationd Subordination 16 Parallelisma With and, but, or, nor, yetb With both . . . and, etc.c In comparisonsd In lists, headings, and outlines 17 Variety and Detailsa Sentence lengthb Sentence structurec Details 18 Appropriate and Exact Wordsa Appropriate wordsb Exact words 19 Completenessa Compoundsb Needed words 20 Concisenessa Focusing on subject and verbb Cutting empty wordsc Cutting repetitiond Tightening clauses and phrasese Cutting there is or it isf Combining sentencesg Avoiding jargon PART FOUR: SENTENCE PARTS AND PATTERNS Basic grammar21 Parts of Speech a Nounsb Pronounsc Verbsd Adjectives and adverbse Prepositions and conjunctionsf Interjections 22 The Sentence a Subject and predicateb Predicate patternsc Alternative patterns 23 Phrases and Subordinate Clauses a Phrasesb Subordinate clauses 24 Sentence Typesa Simple sentencesb Compound sentencesc Complex sentencesd Compound-complex sentences Verbs25 Formsa Irregular verbsb Sit/set; lie/lay; rise/raisec -s and-ed formsd Helping verbse Verb + gerund or infinitivef Verb + particle 26 Tensea Present tense: singb Perfect tense: have/had/will have sungc Progressive tense: is/was/will be singingd Consistencye Sequence 27 Mooda Subjunctive: I wish I wereb Consistency 28 Voicea Active vs. passiveb Consistency 29 Subject-Verb Agreement a -s and -es endingsb Intervening wordsc Subjects with andd Subjects with or or nore Everyone and other indefinite pronounsf Team and other collective nounsg Who, which, thath News and other singular nouns ending in -si Inverted word orderj Is, are, and other linking verbsk Titles; words being defined Pronouns 30 Casea She and I vs.her and meb It was she vs.It was herc Who vs.whomd Other constructions 31 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement a Antecedents with andb Antecedents with or or norc Everyone, person, and other indefinite wordsd Team and other collective nouns 32 Pronoun Reference a Clear referenceb Close referencec Specific reference d Definite it and they e Appropriate youf Consistency Modifiers 33 Adjectives and Adverbsa Adjective vs. adverbb Adjective with linking verb: felt badc Comparisonsd Double negativese Present and past participles: boring vs. boredf A, an, the, and other determiners 34 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiersa Misplaced modifiersb Dangling modifiers Sentence Faults 35 Sentence Fragmentsa Testsb Revisionc Acceptable fragments 36 Comma Splices and Fused Sentencesa Main clauses without and, but, etc.b Main clauses with however, for example, etc. 37 Mixed Sentencesa Mixed meaningb Tangled grammarc Repeated subjects and other parts PART FIVE: PUNCTUATION 38 End Punctuationa Periodb Question markc Exclamation point 39 Commaa Main clauses with and, but, etc.b Introductory elementsc Nonessential elementsd Items in seriese Two or more adjectivesf Dates, addresses, etc.g With quotationsh Misuses 40 Semicolona Main clauses without and, but, etc.b Main clauses withhowever, for example, etc.c Main clauses or series items with commasd Misuses 41 Colona Concluding explanation, series, etc.b Salutation; title and subtitle; timec Misuses 42 Apostrophea Possessionb Misusesc Contractionsd Plural abbreviations, etc. 43 Quotation Marksa Direct quotationsb Within quotationsc Titles of worksd Words used in a special sensee Misusesf With other punctuation 44 Other Marksa Dash or dashesb Parenthesesc Ellipsis markd Bracketse Slash PART SIX: SPELLING AND MECHANICS 45 Spelling 46 Hyphen 47 Capital Letters48 Underlining or Italics49 Abbreviations50 Numbers PART SEVEN: RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION 51 Research Strategya Planningb Research journal c Subject and questiond Goals for sourcese Working, annotated bibliography 52 Finding Sourcesa Searching electronicallyb Reference worksc Booksd Periodicalse The Webf Other online sourcesg Government publicationsh Imagesi Your own sources 53 Working with Sourcesa Evaluating sourcesb Synthesizing sourcesc Gathering informationd Using summary, paraphrase, quotation e Integrating sources into your text 54 Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources a Plagiarism and the Internetb What not to acknowledgec What must be acknowledgedd Online sourcese Documenting sources 55 Writing the Papera Focusing and organizingb Drafting, revising, and formatting 56 MLA Documentation and Formata Parenthetical text citationsb List of works citedc Format of paperd SAMPLE MLA PAPER 57 APA Documentation and Format a Parenthetical text citationsb List of referencesc Format of paperd SAMPLE APA PAPER Glossary of Usage Answers to Selected Exercises Index
Other Titles: Little Brown brief
LB brief
Responsibility: Jane E. Aaron.


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