Brief English Handbook by Edward A. DornanBrief English Handbook by Edward A. Dornan

Brief English Handbook

byEdward A. Dornan, Robert Dees

Spiral Bound | February 6, 2009

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The Brief English Handbook offers the convenience and coverage of other handbooks at half the cost. Despite its streamlined size The Brief English Handbook gives thorough attention to critical thinking, research, and the writing process in addition to chapters on argument, essay exams, and writing about literature. This resource even extends beyond college with significant coverage of resumes and workplace writing.

Title:Brief English HandbookFormat:Spiral BoundDimensions:544 pages, 8.1 × 5.4 × 0.8 inPublished:February 6, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0205661416

ISBN - 13:9780205661411

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Table of Contents

I. EFFECTIVE THINKING AND WRITING.

1. Thinking and Writing.

2. Basics of Critical Thinking.

3. Critical Thinking and Reasoning.

4.  Effective Studying

II. THE COLLEGE ESSAY.

5. Write for a Reader.

6. Begin the Composing Process.

7. Write a Thesis Statement and Develop a Plan.

8. Write a First Draft.

9. Revise the First Draft.

10. Standard Manuscript Form.

11. Instructor and Peer Review.

III. PARAGRAPHS.

12. Topic Sentences.

13. Unified Paragraphs.

14. Coherent Paragraphs.

15. Descriptive and Narrative Paragraphs.

16. Expository Paragraphs.

17. Argument Paragraphs.

IV. SENTENCE VARIETY, CLARITY, AND DICTION.

18. Emphasize Equal Ideas.

19. Use Parallel Structure for Emphasis.

20. Create Sentence Variety.

21. Rewrite Misplaced Modifiers.

22. Revise for Consistency.

23. Add Omitted Words.

24. Use Appropriate Language.

25. Revise Wordy Sentences.

26. Choose Exact Words.

V. SENTENCE ERRORS.

27. Rewrite Sentence Fragments.

28. Revise Run-On Sentences.

29. Examine Subject and Verb Agreement.

30. Examine Pronoun and Antecedent Agreement.

31. Check Pronoun Reference.

32. Use Appropriate Pronoun Case.

33. Select Accurate Verb Forms and Tense.

34. Use Appropriate Mood.

35. Write in the Active Rather Than Passive Voice.

36. Select Adjectives and Adverbs with Care.

VI. PUNCTUATION.

37. Comma.

38. Unnecessary Commas.

39. Semicolon.

40. Quotation Marks.

41. Colon.

42. Dash.

43. Ellipsis Mark.

44. Parentheses.

45. Brackets.

46. The Slash.

47. End Punctuation.

VII. MECHANICS.

48. Capitals.

49. Apostrophe.

50. Abbreviations.

51. Italics.

52. Hyphen.

53. Numbers.

54. Spelling.

VIII. SPECIAL COLLEGE ESSAYS.

55. Argument Essay.

56. Essay About Literature.

57. Essay Exam.

IX. RESEARCH PAPER.

58. Researching a Paper.

59. Writing a Research Paper.

60. Documentation guide.

X. COMMUNICATING IN THE WORKPLACE.

61. Business Letters.

62. Memorandum Form.

63. Resume.

64. Fax and e-mail.

65. Creating A Web Site.

66. Oral Presentations.

XI. BACKGROUND IN THE BASICS.

67. Parts of Speech.

68. Parts of Sentences.

69. Phrases.

70. Clauses.

71. Sentence Patterns.

XII. BACKGROUND FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS

72. Omitted Words.

73. Noun Markers.

74. Verb Combinations.

75. Faulty Repetitions.

76. Present and Past Participles.

Glossaries.

Glossary of Usage.

Glossary of Grammatical Terms.

Index.