|Little, Brown Essential Handbook, The, Global Edition||
Little, Brown Essential Handbook, The, Global Edition
The Little, Brown Essential Handbook , Eighth Edition, is a brief and accessible pocket-sized handbook that answers questions about writing in the disciplines, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation.
· A revised Chapter 4 on presenting writing covers designing for print and electronic documents, creating and using visuals and other media, and making oral presentations.
· A new Chapter 36 on tracking sources emphasizes accurate record keeping and offers practical tips for handling sources responsibly.
· A revised Chapter 40 on avoiding plagiarism gives more examples of deliberate and careless plagiarism, new examples of material that must be cited, and updated advice about avoiding plagiarism with online sources.
· A new Chapter 41 on documenting sources discusses principles of documentation as well as bibliography software.
· New coverage of genre in Chapter 1 joins subject, purpose, and audience as a key element in every writing situation.
· Expanded coverage of revising in Chapter 1 emphasizes whole-essay concerns.
· Academic integrity, including responsible use of sources, receives stress as a feature of general academic writing in Chapter 1, as well as in research writing.
· A new student paper in Chapter 2, a proposal argument, provides an example of academic writing documented in MLA style.
· Updated advice on using the library’s Web portal in Chapter 37 covers research guides and centralized search engines and also updates the material on databases.
· Expanded discussions of finding and evaluating Web sources in Chapters 37 and 38—Web sites, social-networking sites, blogs, wikis, multimedia—help students discern purposes and distinguish reliable from unreliable sources.
· Updated and extensive Chapters 42-45 cover documentation in MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE styles, with new models for how to cite posts on social-networking sites, tweets, and electronic books.
· Updated, annotated samples of key source types in Chapters 42 and 43 show students how to find the bibliographical information to cite each type.
· “Essential” learning objectives opening each of the handbook’s six parts give students an overview of key content.
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PART 1 WRITING
1 Academic Writing
a The writing situation
b Thesis and organization
c Evidence and research
e Responsible use of sources
h Editing and proofreading
2 Writing Arguments
a Elements of argument
b Balance in argument
c Organization of argument
d Visual arguments
e Sample argument
3 Writing in the Disciplines
b Other humanities
c Social sciences
d Natural and applied sciences
4 Presenting Writing
a Formats for academic papers
b Visuals and other media
c Oral presentations
d Readers with vision loss
PART 2 EFFECTIVE SENTENCES
a Subjects and verbs
b Sentence beginnings and endings
a Focusing on the subject and verb
b Cutting empty words
c Cutting unneeded repetition
d Reducing clauses and phrases
e Revising there is or it is
f Combining sentences
a With and, but, or nor, yet
b With both…and, either…or, etc.
c With lists, headings, outlines
8 Variety and Detail
a Varied sentence lengths and structures
9 Appropriate Words
a Nonstandard dialect
c Colloquial language
d Technical words
e Indirect and pretentious writing
f Sexist and other biased language
10 Exact Words
a Right word for meaning
b Concrete and specific words
PART 3 GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES
a Sing/sang/sung and other irregular verbs
b Helping verbs
c Verb + gerund or infinitive
d Verb + participle
a Present tense (sing)
b Perfect tenses (have/had/will have sung)
a Subjunctive (I wish I were)
a She wrote it (active) vs. It was written (passive)
15 Subject-Verb Agreement
a -s ending for noun or verb
b Words between subject and verb
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 Inverted word order
j Is, are, and other linking verbs
a She and I vs. her and me
b It was she vs. It was her
c Who vs. whom
d Other constructions
17 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement
a Antecedents with and
b Antecedents wi