LB Brief: The Little, Brown Handbook
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LB Brief: The Little, Brown Handbook

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The text provides students of varying skills and interests with clear, reliable, and accessible explanations of handbook basics - the writing process, grammar and usage, and research writing.
Spiral-bound, 588 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Longman Publishing Group (first published September 1st 1993)
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This is a must have writer book. Any person that will be writing, professionally, academically, creatively, etc needs this book.

There are great examples of the different rhetorical styles and exercises to get an individual comfortable with them. The entire book is like all the English grammar classes you have ever had crammed into one book and it makes sense.

In addition to that, the book has MLA and APA styles listed exhaustively. There is very little that is not included.

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Not sure that I would say this is the must have book for every writer. I would, however, say that if you are a college student or if you write academic papers that the LB Brief can be a lifesaver.

Of course make sure you have the most recent edition as MLA, APA and the Chicago Style do change from time to time. I also highly suggest to make sure to get the spiral bound so it will lie flat on the desk/table you are working on.
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Other book that went along with Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments. Insightful and extensive as well, hard to navigate and sometimes confusing.
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Jane E. Aaron is a professional writer and editor as well as an experienced teacher. She is the author of the best selling Little Brown Handbook and coeditor of the best-selling Bedford Reader . She has served as consultant, editor, or writer on more than a dozen other textbooks for the first-year composition course.
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