The Little Brown Essential Handbook, Global Edition (8e) : 9781292059952

The Little Brown Essential Handbook, Global Edition (8e)

Aaron
 
Edition
 
8
ISBN
 
9781292059952
ISBN 10
 
1292059958
Published
 
12/09/2014
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
312
Format
 
Available on demand
 
Title type
Book
$71.99
 
 
 
Description

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.


Table of contents
  • Preface 
  • PART 1  WRITING
  • 1  Academic Writing 
  • 2  Writing Arguments 
  • 3  Writing in the Disciplines 
  • 4  Presenting Writing 
  • PART 2  EFFECTIVE SENTENCES
  • 5  Emphasis 
  • 6  Conciseness 
  • 7  Parallelism 
  • 8  Variety and Detail 
  • 9  Appropriate Words 
  • 10 Exact Words 
  • PART 3  GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES
  • 11 Forms
  • 12 Tenses 
  • 13 Mood
  • 14 Voice
  • 15 Subject-Verb Agreement
  • 16 Forms 
  • 17 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 
  • 18 Pronoun Reference 
  • 19 Adjectives and Adverbs 
  • 20 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers 
  • 21 Fragments  00
  • 22 Comma Splices and Fused Sentences 
  • PART 4  PUNCTUATION
  • 23 The Comma  00
  • 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 Italics or Underlining 
  • 33 Abbreviations 
  • 34 Numbers 
  • PART 6  RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION
  • 35 Research Strategy 
  • 36 Tracking Sources 
  • 37 Finding Sources 
  • 38 Evaluating and Synthesizing Sources 
  • 39 Integrating Sources into Your Text 
  • 40 Avoiding Plagiarism 
  • 41 Documenting Sources 
  • 42 MLA Documentation and Format 
  • 43 APA Documentation and Format 
  • 44 Chicago Documentation and Format 
  • 45 CSE Documentation 
  • Commonly Misused Words
  • Grammar Terms 
  • Index 
New to this edition

·         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.

 

Features & benefits
  • Makes contents accessible, with examples replacing or supplementing terms in headings. 
  • Checklists on academic writing, effective sentences, grammatical sentences, punctuation, mechanics, and research writing
  • Distill the text to accessible conventions or steps.
  • Overview of writing in the disciplines
  • Helps students make choices about features such as subject, audience, purpose, thesis, evidence, synthesis, organization, language, and document design.
  • Thorough chapters on research writing
  • Cover strategy, Internet searches, synthesis and evaluation of sources, paraphrase, summary, quoting, avoiding plagiarism, and integration of sources across the disciplines.
  • Chapters on MLA, APA, CMS, and CSE documentation
  • Four-colour design