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KEY BENEFIT:The Little, Brown Compact Handbook packages the authority and currency of its parent, The Little, Brown Handbook, in a briefer book with a comb binding and tabbed dividers. Concise and accessible, the handbook helps writers find what they need and then use what they find. Among innumerable improvements, the fourth edition features new material on writing and researching with computers and on critical thinking and reading.KEY TOPICS:A reference for writing with computers: NEW! Part II, "Computers in Writing," includes new chapters on essential computer skills, document design, and Web composition. Dozens of new computer tips and links to Web resources appear throughout the book. A reference for research writing: Practical advice focuses on working with sources and documenting them in MLA, APA, Chicago, or CBE styles. Key concerns receive expanded coverage: formulating a research question, developing a research strategy, integrating quotations, documenting sources. A reference for critical thinking and argument: NEW! Chapter links critical thinking and argument and now appears early in the book. NEW! Discussion of critical thinking and reading includes a sample annotated reading and an extended example of analyzing a Web site. Fallacies and organization of arguments receive expanded coverage. A reference for the writing process: NEW! Opening material on the writing situation includes a checklist. NEW! Writer work-in-progress on Internet communication provides examples at every stage, including first, revised, and final drafts. Well-focused chapters provide tips on invention, the thesis, revision, and more. MARKET:Writer's Handbook and Guide
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