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The Little, Brown Essential Handbook, 8th Edition

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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.

 Teaching and Learning Experience 

This text will provide a better teaching and learning experience—for you and your students. It provides:

·   Minimal terminology, clear explanations and examples, and pointers for ESL writers:   Help students at all levels of learning.

· Extensive sections on academic writing, research writing, source documentation, and document design: Support writers in all disciplines.

·    Convenient pocket size, four-color design, spiral binding, and numerous reference aids:  Make the book convenient to carry and easy to use. 

PART 1  WRITING

Essentials

1  Academic Writing 

2  Writing Arguments 

3  Writing in the Disciplines 

4  Presenting Writing 

PART 2  EFFECTIVE SENTENCES

Essentials

5  Emphasis 

6  Conciseness 

7  Parallelism 

a  With and, but, or nor, yet

b  With both…and, either…or, etc.

c  With lists, headings, outlines

8  Variety and Detail 

9  Appropriate Words 

a  Nonstandard dialect

b  Slang

c  Colloquial language

d  Technical words

e  Indirect and pretentious writing

f  Sexist and other biased language

10 Exact Words 

a  Right word for meaning

b  Concrete and specific words

c  Idioms

d  Clichés

PART 3  GRAMMATICAL SENTENCES

Essentials
VERBS

11 Forms

a  Sing/sang/sung and other irregular verbs

b  Helping verbs

c  Verb + gerund or infinitive

d  Verb + participle

12 Tenses 

a  Present tense (sing)

b  Perfect tenses (have/had/will have sung)

c  Consistency

d  Sequence

13 Mood

a  Subjunctive (I wish I were)

b  Consistency

14 Voice

a  She wrote it (active) vs. It was written (passive)

b  Consistency

15 Subject-Verb Agreement


PRONOUNS

16 Forms 

a  She and I vs. her and me

b  It was she vs. It was her

c  Who vs. whom

d  Other constructions

17 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 

a  Antecedents with and

b  Antecedents with or or nor

c  Everyone, person, and other indefinite words

d  Team and other collective nouns

18 Pronoun Reference 

19 Adjectives and Adverbs 

20 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers 

a  Misplaced modifiers

b  Dangling modifiers

SENTENCE FAULTS

21 Fragments  00

a  Tests

b  Revision

22 Comma Splices and Fused Sentences 

a  Main clauses without and, but, etc.

b  Main clauses related by however, for example, etc.

PART 4  PUNCTUATION

Essentials

23 The Comma  00

a  And, but, or, nor, for, so, yet

b  Introductory elements

c  Interrupting and concluding elements

d  Series

e  Adjectives

f  Dates, addresses, place names, numbers

g  Quotations

24 The Semicolon 

a  Main clauses

b  However, for example, etc.

c  Series

25 The Colon 

a  For introduction

b  Salutations, titles and subtitles, time

26 The Apostrophe 

a  Possessives

b  Misuses: plural noun, singular verb, personal pronoun

c  Contractions

d  Plural abbreviations, etc.

27 Quotation Marks 

a  Direct quotations

b  Titles of works

c  Words used in a special sense

d  With other punctuation

28 End Punctuation 

a  Period

b  Question mark

c  Exclamation point

29 Other Marks 

a  Dash or dashes

b  Parentheses

c  Ellipses mark

d  Brackets

e  Slash

PART 5  SPELLING AND MECHANICS

Essentials

30 Spelling and the Hyphen 

a  Spelling checkers

b  Spelling rules

c  The hyphen

31 Capital Letters 

32 Italics or Underlining 

a  Titles of works

b  Ships, aircraft, spacecraft, trains

c  Foreign words and phrases

d  Words or characters named as words

e  Online alternatives

33 Abbreviations 

a  Familiar abbreviations

b  Latin abbreviations

c  Words usually spelled out

34 Numbers 

a  Numerals, not words

b  Words, not numerals

PART 6  RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION

Essentials

35 Research Strategy 

a  Subject, question, thesis

b  Goals for sources

c  Working bibliography

36 Tracking Sources 

a  Working bibliography

b  Annotated bibliography

c  Files, printouts, and notes

37 Finding Sources 

38 Evaluating and Synthesizing Sources 

a  Evaluation

b  Synthesis

39 Integrating Sources into Your Text 

a  Summary, paraphrase, direct quotation

b  Introduction and interpretation of source material

c  Clear boundaries for source material

40 Avoiding Plagiarism 

a  Deliberate and careless plagiarism

b  What not to acknowledge

c  What must be acknowledged

d  Online sources

41 Documenting Sources 

a  Discipline styles

b  Bibliography software

42 MLA Documentation and Format 

a  Parenthetical text citations

b  List of works cited

c  Paper format

d  Sample pages

43 APA Documentation and Format 

44 Chicago Documentation and Format 

45 CSE Documentation 

Commonly Misused Words

Grammar Terms 

Index