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The Little, Brown Handbook, Global Edition (13e)

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For courses in English Composition.  

The gold standard of handbooks – unmatched in accuracy, currency, and reliability
The Little, Brown Handbook is an essential reference tool and classroom resource designed to help students find the answers they need quickly and easily. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available–with grammar coverage that is second to none.
 
With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields.

 

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ISBN
 
9781292099477
Edition
 
13th
Published date
 
22/04/2015
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
928
Format
 
Table of contents

Preface for Students: Using This Book  
Preface for Instructors     

PART 1: The Process of Writing    

1. Assessing the Writing Situation  
a. Understanding how writing happens  
b. Analyzing the writing situation  
c. Discovering and limiting a subject  
d. Defining a purpose  
e. Considering the audience 
f. Understanding genres    
     
2. Discovering and Shaping Ideas  
a. Discovering ideas  
b. Developing a thesis  
c. Organizing ideas  
   SAMPLE INFORMATIVE ESSAY

3. Drafting, Revising, and Editing  
   a. Writing the first draft  
   b. Revising a draft  
   c. Giving and receiving comments
d. Examining a sample revision  
e. Editing the revised draft  
   f. Preparing and proofreading the final draft  
   g. SAMPLE FINAL DRAFT (RESPONSE ESSAY)  
   h. Preparing a writing portfolio  

4. Writing and Revising Paragraphs 
   a. Relating paragraphs in the essay   
b. Maintaining paragraph unity  
   c. Achieving paragraph coherence  
   d. Developing the paragraph  
   e. Writing special kinds of paragraphs    
 
5. Presenting Writing  
a. Formatting academic writing 
   SAMPLE MARKETING REPORT  
b. Using visuals and other media in multimodal writing
c. Presenting writing on the Web 
   SAMPLE WEB SITE  
   SAMPLE LITERACY NARRATIVE POSTED TO A BLOG
d. Making oral presentations  
   SAMPLE POWERPOINT SLIDES  

PART 2: Reading and Writing in and out of College  

6. Writing in Academic Situations  
a. Determining purpose and audience
b. Using an academic genre
c. Choosing structure and content  
d. Using sources with integrity
e. Using academic language  
f. Communicating with instructors and classmates 

7. Critical Reading and Writing  
   a. Using techniques of critical reading 
   b. Summarizing 
   c. Developing a critical response  
   d. Viewing visuals critically
e. Writing critically
f. Examining sample critical analyses
   SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF A TEXT  
   SAMPLE CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF AN IMAGE  

8. Reading Arguments Critically  
a. Recognizing the elements of argument  
b. Testing claims  
c. Weighing evidence  
d. Discovering assumptions  
e. Watching language, hearing tone   
f. Judging reasonableness  
g. Recognizing fallacies  
h. Reading visual arguments

9. Writing an Argument  
   a. Finding a subject  
   b. Conceiving a thesis statement  
   c. Analyzing your purpose and your audience  
   d. Using reason  
   e. Using evidence  
f. Reaching your readers  
   g. Organizing your argument
   h. Revising your argument  
i. SAMPLE PROPOSAL ARGUMENT  

10. Taking Essay Exams  
a. Preparing for an essay examination  
b. Planning your time and your answer 
c. Starting the essay  
d. Developing the essay  
e. Rereading the essay  

11. Public Writing  
a. Writing on social media 
b. Writing business letters and memos
   SAMPLE LETTER AND MEMO  
c. Writing a job application
   SAMPLE LETTER AND RESUMES  
d. Writing business reports and proposals 
   SAMPLE REPORT AND PROPOSAL  
e. Writing for community work  
   SAMPLE NEWSLETTER, ONLINE POST 
 
PART 3: Grammatical Sentences

12. Understanding Sentence Grammar    
a. Understanding the basic sentence
b. Expanding the basic sentence with single words    
c. Expanding the basic sentence with word groups    
d. Compounding words, phrases, and clauses    
e. Changing the usual word order    
f. Classifying sentences    

13. Case of Nouns and Pronouns    
a. Compound subjects and complements  
b. Compound objects
c. We or us with a noun    
d. Appositives    
e. Pronoun after than or as in a comparison
f. Subjects and objects of infinitives  
g. Who vs. whom  
h. Case before a gerund  

14. Verbs    
Verb Forms  
   a. Regular and irregular verbs  
   b. Sit and set; lie and lay; rise and raise  
   c. Omitted -s and -ed endings 
   d. Helping verbs   
   e. Verb plus gerund or infinitive  
   f. Verb plus participle    
Tense
   g. Appropriate tense for meaning  
   h. Sequence of tenses    
Mood  
   i. Subjunctive verb forms   
Voice
   j. Active vs. passive voice   

15. Agreement   
a. Agreement between subject and verb    
b. Agreement between pronoun and antecedent
  
16. Adjectives and Adverbs    
a. Adjectives only with nouns and pronouns    
b. Adjectives after linking verbs    
c. Adjectives with objects; adverbs with verbs    
d. Comparative and superlative forms
  e. Double negatives
f. Overuse of nouns as modifiers  
g. Present and past participles as adjectives    
h. A, an, the, and other determiners    

PART 4: Clear Sentences

17. Sentence Fragments    
a. Tests for sentence completeness, revision of fragments  
b. Subordinate clause    
c. Verbal or prepositional phrase    
d. Other fragments    
e. Acceptable uses of incomplete sentences    

18. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences    
a. Main clauses not joined by coordinating conjunction 
   b. Main clauses related by a conjunctive adverb or transitional expression
c. Main clauses with no conjunction or punctuation    

19. Pronoun Reference    
a. Clear reference to one antecedent
b. Clear placement of pronoun and antecedent
c. Reference to specific antecedent
d. Indefinite use of you    
e. Clear use of it    
f. Appropriate who, which, that  

20. Shifts    
a. Person and number    
b. Tense and mood    
c. Subject and voice
d. Indirect and direct quotations and questions    

21. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers    
a. Clear placement of modifiers  
   b. Limiting modifiers  
   c. Squinting modifiers  
   d. Separation of subjects, verbs, and objects  
   e. Separation of parts of infinitives or verb phrases  
   f. Position of adverbs  
   g. Order of adjectives  
   h. Dangling modifiers    

22. Mixed and Incomplete Sentences    
Mixed Sentences  
   a. Mixed grammar  
   b. Mixed meaning (faulty predication) 
   c. Compound constructions  
   d. Comparisons 
   e. Careless omissions    

PART 5: Effective Sentences    
 
23. Emphasizing Ideas   
a. Using subjects and verbs effectively
b. Using sentence beginnings and endings   
c. Arranging parallel elements effectively   
d. Repeating ideas   
e. Separating ideas  
f. Being concise   

24. Using Coordination and Subordination  
a. Coordinating to relate equal ideas    
b. Subordinating to distinguish main ideas    
c. Choosing clear connectors    

25. Using Parallelism    
a. Using parallelism for coordinate elements   
b. Using parallelism to increase coherence    

26. Achieving Variety    
a. Varying sentence length and structure   
b. Varying sentence beginnings    
c. Inverting the normal word order  
d. Mixing types of sentences

PART 6: Punctuation  Chart   

27. End Punctuation    
a. The period
b. The question mark
c. The exclamation point   

28. The Comma    
a. Main clauses linked by coordinating conjunctions
b. Introductory elements    
c. Nonessential elements    
d. Absolute phrases
e. Phrases expressing contrast
f. Series and coordinate adjectives    
g. Dates, addresses, place names, long numbers
h. With quotations
i. To prevent misreading    
j. Misuse and overuse    

29. The Semicolon    
a. Main clauses not joined by a coordinating conjunction
b. Main clauses related by a conjunctive adverb or transitional expression    
c. Main clauses that are too long or contain commas
d. Series items that are long or contain commas  
e. Misuse and overuse    

30. The Apostrophe    
a. Possession    
b. Misuses with noun plurals, verbs, and personal pronouns   
c. Contractions   
d. Plurals of abbreviations, dates, and words or characters named as words  

31. Quotation Marks Chart   
a. Direct quotations  
b. Quotation within a quotation   
c. Dialog  
d. Titles of songs, short stories, etc.    
e. Words used in a special sense   
f. Overuse  
g. Placement with other punctuation marks   
 
32. Other Punctuation Marks      
a. The colon   
b. The dash  
c. Parentheses   
d. Brackets  
e. The ellipsis mark   
f. The slash  
 
PART 7: Mechanics    

33. Capitals  
a. First word of a sentence  
b. Titles of works  
c. Pronoun I and interjection O  
d. Proper nouns and adjectives
e. Titles before proper names
f. Misuses of capitals    
 
34. Italics or Underlining     
a. Titles of books and periodicals    
b. Names of ships, aircraft, spacecraft, trains
c. Foreign words and phrases
d. Words, letters, and numbers named as words 
e. For emphasis
f. In online communication

35. Abbreviations    
a. Titles before and after proper names
b. Familiar abbreviations and acronyms    
c. BC, BCE, AD, CE, AM, PM, no., and $    
d. Latin abbreviations
e. Inc., Bros., Co., and &    
f. Misuse with units of measurement, geographical names, and so on    

36. Numbers    
a. Numerals vs. words    
b. For dates, addresses, etc.
c. Beginning sentences  

PART 8: Effective Words  

37. Using Appropriate Language    
a. Revising nonstandard dialect    
b. Revising shortcuts of online communication
c. Using slang only when appropriate
d. Using colloquial language only when appropriate    
e. Using regionalisms only when appropriate
f. Revising neologisms
g. Using technical words with care
h. Revising indirect or pretentious writing
i. Revising sexist and other biased language    

38. Using Exact Language    
a. Using a dictionary and a thesaurus
b. Using the right word for your meaning    
c. Balancing the abstract and concrete, the general and specific
d. Using idioms
e. Using figurative language
f. Using fresh expressions

39. Writing Concisely   
a. Focusing on subject and verb    
b. Cutting or shortening empty words and phrases   
c. Cutting unnecessary repetition  
d. Reducing clauses to phrases, phrases to single words  
e. Revising there is, here is, and it is constructions   
f. Combining sentences   
g. Rewriting jargon  

40. Spelling and the Hyphen   
a. Recognizing typical spelling problems  
b. Following spelling rules  
c. Developing spelling skills  
d. Using the hyphen to form or divide words  

PART 9: Research Writing   

41. Planning a Research Project   
a. Starting out   
b. Finding a researchable subject and question   
c. Developing a research strategy   
d. Making a working, annotated bibliography   

42. Finding Sources    
a. Starting with your library’s Web site   
b. Searching electronically   
c. Finding reference works    
d. Finding books     
e. Finding periodicals    
f. Finding sources on the Web  
g. Finding sources using social media    
h. Finding government publications   
i. Finding visuals, audio, and video    
j. Generating your own sources   

43. Working with Sources  

a. Evaluating sources    
b. Synthesizing sources  
c. Interacting with sources  
d. Using summary, paraphrase, and quotation   
e. Integrating sources into your text   

44. Avoiding Plagiarism    
a. Avoiding both deliberate and careless plagiarism  
b. Knowing what you need not acknowledge    
c. Knowing what you must acknowledge   
d. Obtaining permission when publishing your work    

45. Documenting Sources  
a. Using discipline styles for documentation
b. Using bibliography software

46. Writing the Paper
a. Developing a thesis statement  
b. Creating a structure   
c. Drafting the paper  
d. Revising and editing the paper   
e. Preparing and proofreading the final draft    

47. Using MLA Documentation and Format  
a. Using MLA in-text citations
b. Preparing the MLA list of works cited
c. Using MLA document format

48. Two Research Papers in MLA Style
“THE FALSE PROMISE OF GREEN CONSUMERISM”  
“ANNIE DILLARD’S HEALING VISION”

PART 10: Writing in the Academic Disciplines   
 
49. Reading and Writing About Literature  
a. Using the methods and evidence of literary analysis   
b. Understanding writing assignments in literature    
c. Using the tools and language of literary analysis
d. Citing sources and formatting documents in writing about literature  
e. Drafting and revising a literary analysis 
   SAMPLE LITERARY ANALYSIS OF A SHORT STORY  
f. Writing about fiction, poetry, and drama
   SAMPLE LITERARY ANALYSIS OF A POEM  
   SAMPLE LITERARY ANALYSIS OF A PLAY  

50. Writing in Other Humanities    
a. Using the methods and evidence of the humanities   
b. Understanding writing assignments in the humanities    
c. Using the tools and language of the humanities    
d. Citing sources in Chicago style  
e. Formatting documents in Chicago style

51. Writing in the Social Sciences    
a. Using the methods and evidence of the social sciences    
b. Understanding writing assignments in the social sciences  
c. Using the tools and language of the social sciences  
d. Citing sources in APA style    
e. Formatting documents in APA style
   f. SAMPLE RESEARCH REPORT  

52. Writing in the Natural and Applied Sciences    
a. Using the methods and evidence of the sciences    
b. Understanding writing assignments in the sciences  
c. Using the tools and language of the sciences    
d. Citing sources in CSE style    
e. Formatting documents in CSE style  
   f. SAMPLE SCIENCE PAPER  

Glossary of Usage
Glossary of Terms
Index

New to this edition

Academic Writing

  • A new chapter on academic writing includes a greatly expanded overview of common academic genres, such as responses, critical analyses, arguments, informative and personal writing, and research papers and reports, highlights key features of each genre, and points students to examples in the handbook.
  • Two new student papers (critical analysis of an advertisement, social science research report in APA style) are included.  
  • New summary boxes entitled “The writing situation” accompany each sample paper, providing an overview of the situation to which the student responded–subject, purpose, audience, genre, and use of sources–thus connecting concepts with actual writing.
  • An expanded chapter on critical reading and writing includes two full-length opinion pieces as exercises in critical reading, a new advertisement with a student’s analysis, a revised discussion of writing critically about texts and visuals, and a new critical analysis paper.

Research Writing

  • A new chapter on documenting sources explains key features of source documentation, defines the relationship between in-text citations and a bibliography, and presents pros and cons of bibliography software.
  • Coverage of the working bibliography groups sources by type and reflects a streamlined approach to source material throughout the handbook.
  • A revised discussion of keywords and subject headings helps students develop and refine their search terms.
  • A streamlined discussion of gathering information from sources stresses keeping accurate records of source material, marking borrowed words and ideas clearly, and using synthesis.

Documentation

  • Reorganized chapters for all four documentation styles group sources by type, simplifying the process of finding appropriate models and clarifying differences among print, database, Web, and other sources.
  • Updated, annotated samples of key source types illustrate MLA and APA documentation, showing students how to find the bibliographical information needed to cite each type and highlighting the similarities and differences between print and database sources.
  • A succinct guide accompanies the index to the models in each style to help students match their sources with appropriate citation formats.
  • A new, complete social-science research report shows APA style in the context of student writing.
  • The chapter on CSE documentation reflects the new eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.

Writing As a Process

  • An expanded discussion of thesis covers using the thesis statement to preview organization.
  • A reorganized presentation of drafting, revising, and editing distinguishes revising more clearly as a step separate from editing.
  • A revised discussion of preparing a writing portfolio gives an overview of common formats and requirements.
  • A revised and streamlined chapter on presenting writing focuses on essential information related to document design, visuals and other media, writing for online environments, and oral presentations.

Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation

  • Revised explanations of grammar concepts and rules throughout simplify the presentation and emphasize key material.
  • Dozens of new and revised examples and exercises clarify and test important concepts.
  • Two common trouble spots–sentence fragments and passive voice–are discussed in greater detail and illustrated with new and more examples.
  • Added examples in Part 8 on effective words show common shortcuts of texting and other electronic communication and how to revise them for academic writing.

Visual and Media Literacy

  • A new student work-in-progress illustrates the process of analyzing an advertisement and culminates in a sample critical analysis.
  • Updated and detailed help with preparing or finding illustrations appears in Chapter 5 on presenting writing and Chapter 42 on finding sources.  

Writing Beyond the Classroom

  • New discussions of writing for social media encourage students to consider their potential audience now and in the future, whether they are writing to express themselves or to represent an organization.
  • New, updated coverage of writing a job application discusses cover letters, résumés, and professional online profiles.

MyWritingLab™ not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

  • Writing at the Center. With the new composing space and Review Plan, MyWritingLab unites instructor comments and feedback on student writing with targeted remediation via rich multimedia activities, allowing students to learn from and through their own writing.
  • Writing Help for Varying Skill Levels. For students who enter the course under-prepared, MyWritingLab identifies those who lack prerequisite skills for composition-level topics and provides personalized remediation.
  • Proven Results. No matter how MyWritingLab is used, instructors have access to powerful gradebook reports, which provide visual analytics that give insight to course performance at the student, section, or even program level.

For The Little, Brown Handbook, MyWritingLab also includes: 

  • A complete eText that offers exact fidelity to the print text, personalization features such as highlighting, note taking and bookmarking, and full-text search.
  • Instructional videos that supplement the grammar, research, and rhetoric sections of the e-book.
  • NEW! Updated exercises and activities.  In addition, new post-tests include two questions per learning outcome, with a minimum of ten multiple choice questions per chapter. 
Features & benefits

This title is a Pearson Global Edition. The Editorial team at Pearson has worked closely with educators around the world to include content which is especially relevant to students outside the United States.

 

Accessibility and Ease of Use

  • Authoritative and accessible coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and documentation have made The Little, Brown Handbook one of the bestselling handbooks of all time.
    • A clean, uncluttered page design uses color and type clearly to distinguish parts of the book and elements of the pages.
      • Annotations on both visual and verbal examples connect principles and illustrations.
      • Dictionary-style headers in the index make it easy to find entries, and helpful endpapers offer several paths to the book’s content.
      • NEW! Streamlined explanations and new explanatory headings throughout make key information easier to find.

Academic Writing

  • NEW! A greatly expanded overview of common academic genres in the chapter on academic writing (now at the start of Part 2), such as responses, critical analyses, arguments, informative and personal writing, and research papers and reports, highlights key features of each genre and points students to examples in the handbook.
    • NEW! A summary box titled “The writing situation” with each of the sample papers gives an overview of the situation to which the student responded–subject, purpose, audience, genre, and use of sources–thus connecting concepts with actual writing.
    • NEW! Eighteen examples of academic writing in varied genres appear throughout the handbook, among them a new critical analysis of an advertisement and a new social-science research report documented in APA style.
    • Synthesis receives special emphasis wherever students might need help balancing their own and others’ views, such as in responding to texts and visuals.
  • NEW! The expanded chapter on critical reading and writing includes two full-length opinion pieces as exercises in critical reading, a new advertisement with a student’s analysis, a revised discussion of writing critically about texts and visuals, and a new critical analysis paper.
  • Parts 9 and 10 give students a solid foundation in research writing and writing in the disciplines (literature, other humanities, social sciences, natural and applied sciences), along with extensive coverage of documentation in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles.
  • NEW! Key material on academic integrity in Chapter 6 on academic writing and Chapter 44 on plagiarism discusses developing one’s own perspective on a topic, using and managing sources, and avoiding plagiarism. Other chapters throughout the handbook reinforce these important topics.

Research Writing and Documentation

  • To help students develop their own perspectives on their research subjects, the text advises asking questions, entering into dialog with sources, and presenting multiple views fairly and responsibly.
  • Extensive attention to research methods supports students in the early stages of research.
    • The discussion of searching for and evaluating sources–library, Web, and social media–helps students to refine search terms and to distinguish between reliable and unreliable sources. Case studies show the application of critical criteria to sample articles, Web documents, and a blog.
    • NEW! A streamlined discussion of gathering information from sources stresses keeping accurate records of source material and marking borrowed words.
  • Meticulous attention to research writing across the disciplines emphasizes managing information, using the library as a research gateway, evaluating and synthesizing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and documenting sources accurately.
    • Students learn how to document and cite sources ethically in MLA, Chicago, APA, and CSE styles.
      • NEW! A chapter on documenting sources explains key features of source documentation, defines the relationship between in-text citations and a bibliography, and presents pros and cons of bibliography software.
      • NEW! Updated, annotated samples of key source types illustrate MLA and APA documentation, showing students how to find the bibliographical information needed to cite each type and highlighting the similarities and differences between print and database sources.
      • NEW! Reorganized chapters for all four styles group sources by type, thus simplifying the process of finding appropriate models and clarifying differences among print, database, Web, and other sources.
        • NEW! A succinct guide accompanies the index to the models in each style to help students match their sources with appropriate citation formats.
        • NEW! The chapter on CSE documentation reflects the new eighth edition of Scientific Style and Format: The CSE Manual for Authors, Editors, and Publishers.
        • NEW! A complete social-science research report shows APA style in the context of student writing.
        • Two research papers illustrate MLA style and include a paper-in-progress, following a student through the research process and culminating in an annotated essay on green consumerism.
    • The extensive chapter on avoiding plagiarism discusses deliberate and careless plagiarism, shows examples of plagiarized and revised sentences, and gives updated advice about avoiding plagiarism with online sources.

Writing As a Process

  • NEW! A reorganized presentation of drafting, revising, and editing distinguishes revising more clearly as a step separate from editing.
    • NEW! An expanded discussion of thesis covers using the thesis statement to preview organization.
    • NEW! New, relevant examples in Chapter 4 on paragraphs illustrate important concepts of coherence, organization, and development.
  • NEW! A revised and streamlined chapter on presenting writing focuses on essential information related to document design, visuals and other media, writing for online environments, and oral presentations.
  • NEW! A revised discussion of preparing a writing portfolio gives an overview of common formats and requirements.

Usage, Grammar, and Punctuation

  • NEW! Revised explanations of grammar concepts and rules throughout simplify the presentation and emphasize key material.
  • NEW! Two common trouble spots—sentence fragments and passive voice—are discussed in greater detail and illustrated with new and more examples.
  • NEW! Dozens of new and revised examples and exercises clarify and test important concepts.
  • NEW! Added examples in Part 8 on effective words show common shortcuts of texting and other electronic communication and how to revise them for academic writing.

Visual and Media Literacy

  • Thorough discussions of critically reading advertisements, graphs, and other visuals appear in Chapter 7 on critical reading, Chapter 8 on reading arguments, and Chapter 43 on working with sources.
  • NEW! A student work-in-progress illustrates the process of analyzing an advertisement and culminates in a sample critical analysis.
  • NEW! Updated and detailed help with preparing or finding illustrations appears in Chapter 5 on presenting writing and Chapter 42 on finding sources. 

Writing Beyond the Classroom

  • NEW! Discussions of writing for social media encourage students to consider their potential audience now and in the future, whether they are writing to express themselves or to represent an organization.
  • NEW! Updated coverage of writing a job application discusses cover letters, résumés, and professional online profiles.

Cultural and Linguistic Diversity

  • Extensive rhetorical and grammatical help, illustrated with examples, is provided for writers whose first language or dialect is not standard American English.
  • Fully integrated coverage, instead of a separate section, means that students can find what they need without having to know which problems they do and don’t share with native SAE speakers.
  • The “Culture-Language Guide,” inside the back cover, orients students with advice on mastering SAE and pulls all the integrated coverage together in one place.

 

MyWritingLab™ not included. Students, if MyWritingLab is a recommended/mandatory component of the course, please ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and course ID. MyWritingLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

 

MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program that provides engaging experiences for teaching and learning. Flexible and easily customizable, MyWritingLab helps improve students’ writing through context-based learning. Whether through self-study or instructor-led learning, MyWritingLab supports and complements course work.

  • Writing at the Center. With the new composing space and Review Plan, MyWritingLab unites instructor comments and feedback on student writing with targeted remediation via rich multimedia activities, allowing students to learn from and through their own writing.
  • Writing Help for Varying Skill Levels. For students who enter the course under-prepared, MyWritingLab identifies those who lack prerequisite skills for composition-level topics and provides personalized remediation.
  • Proven Results. No matter how MyWritingLab is used, instructors have access to powerful gradebook reports, which provide visual analytics that give insight to course performance at the student, section, or even program level.

For The Little, Brown Handbook, MyWritingLab also includes:

  • A complete eText that offers exact fidelity to the print text, personalization features such as highlighting, note taking and bookmarking, and full-text search.
  • Instructional videos that supplement the grammar, research, and rhetoric sections of the e-book.
  • NEW! Updated exercises and activities.  In addition, new post-tests include two questions per learning outcome, with a minimum of ten multiple choice questions per chapter.