One of the best-selling handbooks on the market today and the only brief handbook grounded from start to finish in the rhetorical situation, "The Writer's Harbrace Handbook, Brief International Edition", not only helps students with the technical aspects of crafting a well-developed essay, but also gives them the strategies to consciously make rhetorical choices about their writing based on audience, purpose, and context. Now adding even more coverage of the rhetorical situation, the Brief 4th Edition includes boxed features that highlight the student's options for choices in style, punctuation, usage, and diction. The Brief 4th Edition features expanded coverage of writing in academic disciplines with a wide variety of student papers and excerpts, as well and a new Chapter 15, 'Writing in the Humanities'. The compact, spiral-bound, and tabbed format helps students access essential information quickly and easily.
Table of Contents
Part I: WRITING AND THE RHETORICAL SITUATION. 1. The Rhetorical Situation. 2. Reading Rhetorically. 3. Planning and Drafting Essays. 4. Revising and Editing Essays. 5. Online Writing. 6. Composing with Visuals. 7. Writing Arguments. Part II: RESEARCH. 8. Finding Sources Online, in Print, and in the Field. 9. Evaluating Sources Online and in Print. 10. Using Sources Effectively and Responsibly. Part III: DISCIPLINES AND DOCUMENTATION STYLES. 11. Writing about Literature. 12. MLA Documentation. 13. Writing in the Social Sciences. 14. APA Documentation. 15. Writing in the Humanities. 16. CMS Documentation. 17. Writing in the Natural Sciences. 18. Writing in Business. Part IV: GRAMMAR. 19. Sentence Essentials. 20. Phrases and Clauses. 21. Sentence Fragments. 22. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences. 23. Modifiers. 24. Pronouns. 25. Verbs. Part V: EFFECTIVE SENTENCES. 26. Sentence Unity. 27. Consistency. 28. Subordination and Coordination. 29. Parallelism. 30. Emphasis. 31. Variety. Part VI: USAGE. 32. Good Usage. 33. Exactness. 34. Conciseness. Part VII: PUNCTUATION. 35. The Comma. 36. The Semicolon. 37. The Apostrophe. 38. Quotation Marks. 39. The Period and Other Punctuation Marks. Part VIII: MECHANICS. 40. Spelling, the Spell Checker, and Hyphenation. 41. Capitals. 42. Italics. 43. Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Numbers. Glossary of Usage.