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Little, Brown Compact Handbook (7th Edition) 7th Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 74 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0205651634
ISBN-10: 0205651631
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"The Little, Brown Compact Handbook is the best multi-purpose handbook I've used."
–Lee Barnes, Community College of Southern Nevada


"FAQs are great! The book seems to anticipate what my students are asking!"
–Ron Heckelman, Montgomery College


"This [computers in writing and communication] section of The Little, Brown Compact Handbook is awesome. I couldn't believe the wealth of information and resources found on the website...marvelous ways to help learners take control of their learning."
–Blanche L. Sanders, Mississippi County Community College

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

Concise and accessible, The Little Brown Compact Handbook helps writers find what they need and then use what they find. One of the best–selling tabbed handbooks on the market, it provides complete, authoritative coverage of writing, research and grammar, with detailed discussions of critical thinking and argument, using computers and the Internet for writing and research, the latest guidelines for citing sources correctly in MLA, APA, CMS, CSE and COS styles, and writing in the disciplines. Accompanied by the CompSolutions Plus Interactive Ebook of the text, The Little Brown Compact Handbook retains all the hallmarks that has made it a bestseller over the years while continuing to meet the needs of a new generation of writers. Provides complete, authoritative coverage of the writing process, research and grammar, with detailed discussions of critical thinking and argument, using computers and the Internet for writing and research, the latest guidelines for citing sources correctly in MLA, APA, CMS, CSE and COS styles, and writing in the disciplines. For anyone needing a reference geared to writing and/or researching papers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Plastic Comb: 584 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 7 edition (February 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205651631
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205651634
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #292,068 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

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Format: Paperback
This is the reference book that most institutions of higher education want you to possess. If you need help with your english skills this is the book for you. If you need help for anything from a sentence, to how to write a reseach paper then this is the on.
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Format: Plastic Comb
The LITTLE, BROWN COMPACT HANDBOOK is one of those essential resources that no writer, email user, student, or English speaker should be without. This current edition in particular is designed to be useful, both in its compact overall size as well as in its plastic comb binding which allows any page to be opened flat upon the desk alongside a keyboard while typing.

In addition to its clearly-written and comprehensive treatment of grammar rules and punctuation, the LITTLE, BROWN COMPACT HANDBOOK contains highly useful sections on formatting and citation styles (MLA, APA, etc.), research methods, and methods for effective and persuasive argument formation. All sections are conveniently tabbed for quick access to the information you need.

I highly recommend this excellent reference for anyone looking to improve the quality of their writing.

Jeremy W. Forstadt
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I ordered this book because it was on a list of required texts for a class I am currently enrolled in. I wish I had this book years ago; it would have helped a great deal in high school and in the time since then in college and even in helping my younger brother to write his reports. Not only does it give the basic mechanics of writing but it also completely explains the MLA, APA, and Chicago styles of documentation. Each section has a thumb tab and an index for ease in finding needed info.
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Format: Spiral-bound
This grammar book is decidedly thorough, concise, and both extremely helpful and intimidating, especially to those who are grammatically-challenged! The passion of the professor's review seems to exude frustration and disgust with two groups of people.
Finger-pointing is done at the teachers who are unable to master sufficiently themselves the basics of the English language grammar that they are positioned to teach. There is also blame cast upon the students below college level, who are lacking the skills of recognizing and applying these basic skills in their own use of language.
Any teaching book by itself, even an excellent one such as this grammar book, often needs to have a guide to go with it. In this case a guide would be a knowledgeable, patient, and motivated teacher. As a high school English teacher for over 38 years, I have learned to pick my battles in the area of English grammar. My students have had more media exposure to 20 second-sound bites, telecommunication devices, and the whole world of the Internet than either my generation or the one immediately succeeding mine. This is part of their experience. We talk, and we read more than we write. From the Internet itself there has emerged from emails and chatrooms a whole series of shorthand that perhaps those responsible for this book might want to include in a chapter on "Telecommuncations Grammar For Different Occasions"! This is not to excuse bad grammar; this is to identify a cause and expand on a method of teaching.
To give an already grammatically-challenged student a superb grammar book and hope it will help without further interaction on the teacher's part is comparable to giving a top choice T-Bone steak on a fine china plate to a baby who's just beginning to teethe.
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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.
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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.
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Format: Spiral-bound
This book is indispensable in helping the student create quality and error-free formal class papers. The LBCH is easy to read, divides aides by category, and gives examples of the help the student is searching for. I recommend this book to any new student entering college.
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I bought this book last semester. It was optional but it was part of the books I could use. We ended up not using the book. This semester this book is required but there is caveat. If you class requires you to access the online lab, then make sure you buy the version that includes the access to code to the online lab. Otherwise you will need to buy the access code separately and you might end paying more as the access code will cost almost the same price as the book.
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