The Little, Brown Compact Handbook, Fifth Canadian Edition Plus New Mycanadiancomplab With Pearson…

Book & Toy | March 15, 2012

byJane E. Aaron, Aimee Morrison

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The Little, Brown Compact Handbook provides you with the basic information you’ll need to become a stronger writer and will serve as a handy reference throughout the rest of your studies and into your career. It will teach you how to get ideas, do academic research, search the internet, cite sources, craft an argument, and write a résumé–all in a convenient, accessible package.

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The Little, Brown Compact Handbook provides you with the basic information you’ll need to become a stronger writer and will serve as a handy reference throughout the rest of your studies and into your career. It will teach you how to get ideas, do academic research, search the internet, cite sources, craft an argument, and write a ré...

Aimée Morrison is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of Waterloo. Her work focuses on popular reception and remediation of computer technologies, as well as on design for digital media. Increasingly, her research engages with emergent forms of social media as a set of complex ...

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Format:Book & ToyDimensions:560 pages, 8.75 × 7 × 1.25 inPublished:March 15, 2012Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Frequently Asked Questions [inside front cover]

 

PART 1: THE WRITING PROCESS

1.    The Writing Situation

2.    Invention

3.    Thesis and Organization

4.    Drafting

5.    Revising and Editing

6.    Paragraphs

7.    Document Design

 

PART 2: WRITING IN AND OUT OF POST SECONDARY

8.    Academic Writing

9.    Study Skills

10.  Critical Thinking and Reading

11.  Argument

12.  Online Writing

13.  Oral Presentations

14.  Public Writing

 

PART 3: CLARITY AND STYLE

15.  Emphasis

16.  Parallelism

17.  Variety and Details

18.  Appropriate and Exact Words

19.  Completeness

20.  Conciseness

 

PART 4: SENTENCE PARTS AND PATTERNS

Basic Grammar

21.  Parts of Speech

22.  The Sentence

23.  Phrases and Subordinate Clauses

24.  Sentence Types

 

Verbs

25.  Verb Forms

26.  Verb Tenses

27.  Verb Mood

28.  Verb Voice

29.  Agreement of Subject and Verb

 

Pronouns

30.  Pronoun Case

31.  Agreement of Pronoun and Antecedent

32.  Reference of Pronoun to Antecedent

 

M odifiers

33.  Adjectives and Adverbs

34.  Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

 

Sentence Faults

35.  Sentence Fragments

36.  Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

37.  Mixed Sentences

 

PART 5: PUNCTUATION

38.  End Punctuation

39.  The Comma

40.  The Semicolon

41.  The Colon

42.  The Apostrophe

43.  Quotation Marks

44.  Other Marks

 

PART 6: SPELLING AND MECHANICS

45.  Spelling and the Hyphen

46.  Capital Letters

47.  Italics or Underlining

48.  Abbreviations

49.  Numbers

 

PART 7: RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION

50.  Research Strategy

51.  Finding Sources

52.  Working with Sources

53.  Avoiding Plagiarism and Documenting Sources

54.  Writing the Paper

 

PART 8: WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES

55.  Working with the Goals and Requirements of the Disciplines

56.  Reading and Writing about Literature

57.  Writing in Other Disciplines

58.  MLA Documentation and Format

59.  APA Documentation and Format

60.  Chicago Documentation

61.  CSE Documentation

62.  IEEE Documentation

 

Glossary of Usage

Index

Editing Symbols

ESL Guide [inside back cover]

Editorial Reviews

“It [Little, Brown Compact Handbook] is an excellent reference book and would be helpful for students in many disciplines throughout their university education.” --Annette Abma, Sir Wilfrid Laurier University   “The text provides thorough coverage of the steps to writing a variety of essay types for the novice or inexperienced writer...the text also includes sample student and professional essays demonstrating each developmental pattern.” --Tom Gwin, Red Deer College   “It’s [Little, Brown Compact Handbook] a generally convenient edition that has the basic grammar and mechanics instruction, as well as good introductory research essay prep materials.” --Trevor Carolan, University of the Fraser Valley   “The discussion of the writing process provides a good outline to help my students approach the writing process…Overall the new edition is strong, especially on the internet.” --Anonymous