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by Jane E. Aaron

The most trusted and authoritative name in handbooks, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook is an easy-to-use reference that will answer any question you may have in grammar, writing, or research. This edition offers the latest information on writing with computers, writing online, analyzing visuals, and researching effectively on the Internet. With clear explanations, a wealth of examples, and quick reference checklists and boxes, The Little, Brown Compact Handbook will makes it easy to find what you need and use the information you find.

Download Little, Brown Compact Handbook with Exercises, The (with MyCompLab NEW with E-Book Student Access Code Card) (6th Edition) epub
ISBN: 0205661645
ISBN13: 978-0205661640
Category: Reference
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Author: Jane E. Aaron
Language: English
Publisher: Longman; 6 edition (June 25, 2008)
ePUB size: 1391 kb
FB2 size: 1211 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 430
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This book will be your Bible for any Gordon rule (6k words of writing) course.

It covers the major documentation styles, MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE. However, it gives examples and rules, not a fill-in the blank.

It will teach you how to research and write academically, which means no accidental plagarisims or oops, where'd my source go?

The chapters should tell you what you need to know about this book.
*The Writing Process (Explains every step from why to wow.)
*Writing in and out of College (Covers everything else you need to know.)
*Clarity and Style (Survey says, you need to read this, read it hard.)
*Sentence and Parts Punctuation (Grammar Galore)
*Spelling and Mechanics (Hyphens, Abbr., Numbers, Emphasis, and Capitals)
*Research and Writing (Features step by step instructions with page numbers.)
*Writing in the Disciplines (Covers the course types and documentation style.)
*Glossary/Index/Guide (This is surprizingly more important that you might realize. It will save you some guessing and checking when looking for a particular bit of information.

Now granted, you can find this information elsewhere. Maybe your instructor will tell you all you need to know, maybe you'll just google it, or maybe you'll buy the 8th edition of this book; but you know you'll wish you had this book later.

Whether or not the book comes with the access code D-E-P-E-N-D-S O-N T-H-E S-E-L-L-E-R. If you get a used book, don't expect it to have a code, if you buy it new, you have a better chance. Best thing to do is contact an individual seller before you place the order.

Disclaimer: I didn't use the book to correct my grammar or punctuation here, I'm lazy and my page flipping finger is bird-bitten.
The Little Brown, Compact Handbook is a marvelous educational tool and source of information for any college student taking a writing or composition course, or for anyone in general who loves to write. It's format and tabbed sections make the information you need easy to find within the text and the spiral binding is great for allowing the book to lay flat while open so if you need guidance as you write, you can just glance over without having to worry about holding the pages open. All of the information you would ever need for any type of college writing assignment is in this handbook, and is provided in a manner that is very easy to read and comprehend. I would say that this handbook is a MUST HAVE for any college student or for anyone who loves to write in general. Most college students sell their books once a course is over, and I'm sure I will sell most of mine when I'm done; but, this book is so handy and useful that I have a feeling I will hold on to this one.
Good reference guide. Bought this for my English Composition II course in college. It was required. The only problem I found with it is the writing style references (MLA, APA, etc.) are somewhat limited. You get better information using an online reference guide through a college site - these are usually free. Otherwise, not a bad guide to have. Also, it is not "little" or "brown". It is just as the picture shows and is larger than a paperback book.
This is a really great guide and reference for English grammar rules. I am currently using it in a grammar class for a copyediting certification and I am very pleased with the content. It has "key terms" defined at the bottom of pages if they use technical language that you may have forgotten the definition (subordinate clause, conjunctive adverb, coordinating conjunction, etc). This is very helpful as you don't have to flip back through the book, or back to the glossary, to understand what is on the page.

Highly recommended as a reference.
Great for students not to have to carry heavy books. Rent them at an affordable price.
This book was 75% cheaper to rent for my English class opposed to purchasing it. If you're worried about the MLA not being updated, you can always use other resources but other than that this book was exactly what I needed to complete my college course at a cheaper cost.
Amazing book! It has plentry of material for MLA, APA, and Chicago. It also contains multitudes of resources for grammer, organization, brainstorming, etc... I recommend this for any college student!!!
I was completely satisfied.