The Little Brown Handbook, 13th Edition

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The Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available–with grammar coverage that is second to none.

With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields.

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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Process of Writing
Chapter 1 Assessing the Writing Situation
Chapter 2 Discovering and Shaping Ideas
Chapter 3 Drafting, Revising, and Editing
Chapter 4 Paragraphs
Chapter 5 Presenting Writing

Part 2 Reading and Writing in and out of
Chapter 6 Writing in Academic Situations
Chapter 7 Critical Reading and Writing
Chapter 8 Reading Arguments Critically
Chapter 9 Writing an Argument
Chapter 10 Taking Essay Exams
Chapter 11 Public Writing

Part 3 Grammatical Sentences
Chapter 12 Sentence Grammar
Chapter 13 Case of Nouns and Pronouns
Chapter 14 Verbs
Chapter 15 Agreement
Chapter 16 Adjectives and Adverbs

Part 4 Clear Sentences
Chapter 17 Sentence Fragments
Chapter 18 Comma Splices, Fused Sentences
Chapter 19 Pronoun Reference
Chapter 20 Shifts
Chapter 21 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Chapter 22 Mixed and Incomplete Sentences

Part 5 Effective Sentences
Chapter 23 Emphasis
Chapter 24 Coordination and Subordination
Chapter 25 Parallelism
Chapter 26 Variety

Part 6 Punctuation
Chapter 27 End Punctuation
Chapter 28 Comma
Chapter 29 Semicolon
Chapter 30 Apostrophe
Chapter 31 Quotation Marks
Chapter 32 Other Marks

Part 7 Mechanics
Chapter 33 Capitals
Chapter 34 Italics or Underlining
Chapter 35 Abbreviations
Chapter 36 Numbers

Part 8 Effective Words
Chapter 37 Appropriate Language
Chapter 38 Exact Language
Chapter 39 Writing Concisely
Chapter 40 Spelling and the Hyphen

Part 9 Research Writing
Chapter 41 Planning a Research
Chapter 42 Finding Sources
Chapter 43 Working with Sources
Chapter 44 Avoiding Plagiarism
Chapter 45 Documenting Sources
Chapter 46 Writing the Paper
Chapter 47 MLA Documentation and Format
Chapter 48 Two Research Papers in MLA Style

Part 10 Writing in the Disciplines
Chapter 49 Literature
Chapter 50 Other Humanities
Chapter 51 Social Sciences
Chapter 52 Natural and Applied Sciences

Book Details

  • Title: The Little Brown Handbook, 13th Edition
  • Author: ,
  • Length: 928 pages
  • Edition: 13
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2015-01-09
  • ISBN-10: 0321988272
  • ISBN-13: 9780321988270
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