The Little, Brown Essential Handbook, Sixth Canadian Edition

Paperback | January 15, 2016

byJane E. Aaron, Elaine Bander

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The Little, Brown Essential Handbook offers students the essential information they need to develop basic writing, research, and documentation skills. Useful for any level of writing or discipline, it covers academic writing, the writing process, grammar and usage, punctuation, research writing, and documentation–all in a user-friendly, accessible format. The convenient pocket size, four-colour design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids make the book practical and easy to use–a resource students will actually reference. 


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The Little, Brown Essential Handbook offers students the essential information they need to develop basic writing, research, and documentation skills. Useful for any level of writing or discipline, it covers academic writing, the writing process, grammar and usage, punctuation, research writing, and documentation–all in a user-frie...

Jane E. Aaron is a respected writer and editor and has taught composition at both New York University and New School University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:8.5 × 5 × 0.75 inPublished:January 15, 2016Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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 details

9  Appropriate words

10  Exact words

 

Part 3  Grammatical sentences

Verbs

11  Forms

12  Tenses

13  Mood

14  Voice

15  Subject—verb agreement

 

Pronouns

16  Forms

17  Pronoun—antecedent agreement

18  Pronoun reference

 

Modifiers

19  Adjectives and adverbs

20  Misplaced and dangling modifiers

 

Sentence faults

21  Fragments

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  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 your sources

42  MLA documentation and format

43  APA documentation and format

44  Chicago documentation and format

45  CSE and IEEE documentation

 

Part 7  Other forms of communication

 

46  Writing Online

47  Oral Communication

48  Writing for business

 

Commonly Misused Words

Grammar Terms

Credits

Index