Synopses & Reviews
Success starts here. • Is it she and I or her and me? Is it who or whom? (See pp. 55—57.)
• How do I get started on a research paper? (See pp. 109—12.)
• How can I use the Web for research? (See pp. 114—16, 120—22.)
• How should I cite my sources? (See pp. 146—51.)
Answering these questions and many more, The Little, Brown Essential Handbook will help you succeed in any course that involves reading, writing, or research. This accessible and very affordable reference covers writing in academic settings, grammar and usage, punctuation and mechanics, the research process, and evaluating and documenting sources. The Little, Brown Essential Handbook is a tremendous value and an unbeatable resource for writing in college.
Key material available only in this edition • Part 1, “Academic Writing”: new tips on claims, evidence, synthesis, appeals, organization, source citation, and academic language.
• Research writing: new material on using library databases, blogs, Wikipedia, and multimedia such as YouTube and podcasts; more help with evaluating Web sites and other online sources; and new sample pages from key source types, showing how to find the bibliographic information needed to create citations.
• Documentation: abundant models in four styles (MLA, APA, CMS, CSE), with special attention to citing online sources in each style.
Brief, accessible, and inexpensive, "The Little Brown Essential Handbook, S"ixfth Edition, answers questions about the writing process, usage, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, document design, research writing, and documentation. Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers help students at all levels. Extensive sections on research writing, source documentation, and document design support writers in all disciplines, both in and out of school. The convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids make the book convenient to carry and easy to consult.
The Little Brown Essential Handbook, in it's brief and inexpensive format, helps students at all levels with extensive sections on academic writing, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. With minimal terminology and clear examples The Little Brown Essential Handbook supports writers in all levels and disciplines.
The Little Brown Essential Handbook,in it's brief and inexpensive format,helps students at all levels with extensive sections on academic writing, the writing process, grammar and usage, research writing, and documentation. With minimal terminology and clear examples The Little Brown Essential Handbook supports writers in all levels and disciplines.
Table of Contents
Finding what you need
Part 1 Academic writing
1 Features of academic writing
2 The writing situation
3 The process of writing
4 Designing documents
Part 2 Effective sentences
8 Variety and details
9 Appropriate words
10 Exact words
Part 3 Grammatical sentences
15 Subject-verb agreement Pronouns
17 Pronoun-antecedent agreement
18 Pronoun reference Modifiers
19 Adjectives and adverbs
20 Misplaced and dangling modifiersSentence faults
22 Comma splices and fused sentences
Part 4 Punctuation
23 The comma
24 The semicolon
25 The colon
26 The apostrophe
27 Quotation marks
28 End punctuation
29 Other marks
Part 5 Spelling and mechanics
30 Spelling and the hyphen
31 Capital letters
32 Underlining or italics
Part 6 Research and documentation
35 Research strategy
36 Finding sources
37 Evaluating and synthesizing sources
38 Integrating sources into your text
39 Avoiding plagiarism and documenting sources
40 MLA documentation and format
41 APA documentation and format
42 Chicago documentation and format
43 CSE documentation
Glossary of usage
Glossary of terms