Authoritative, comprehensive, and always reliable, The Little, Brown Handbook meets the current and recurrent needs of composition students and instructors. A bestseller since the first edition, The Little, Brown Handbook provides reliable and thorough coverage of such handbook basics as the writing process, grammar, research, and documentation, while also giving detailed discussions of critical reading and writing in academic situations, study skills, argument, using computers and the Internet (for both writing and research), writing in the disciplines, writing for public audiences, and oral presentations. Widely used by students at all levels, LBH works as a comprehensive classroom text as well as an accessible reference guide. The tenth edition of this favorite builds on its best-selling features with three new emphases: (1) reading and writing in college, including new chapters on academic writing and study skills along with expanded coverage of critical thinking and argument; (2) visual literacy, including more on creating and using illustrations, more on viewing images critically, and new coverage of visual argument; (3) research writing, including more on using library subscription services and evaluating Web sites, new annotated sample pages from key source types, and new coverage of annotated bibliographies, Web logs, and finding images.Authoritative and accessible coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and documentation have made The Little, Brown Handbook one of the best-selling handbooks of all time. An ideal reference, the handbook features helpful endpapers, over 150 summary and checklist boxes, and a clean, attractive page design. Meticulous attention to research writing emphasizes managing information, using the library as Web gateway, evaluating and synthesizing sources, avoiding plagiarism, and documenting sourcesaccurately. A broad range of student writing includes two annotated MLA research papers and sample essays in the chapters on the writing process (2 papers), critical reading and writing (2 papers), argument, writing about literature (3 papers), APA style, and CSE style. Extensive presentation of critical thinking and argument includes techniques of critical reading texts and images, specific suggestions for writing arguments, and three sample student papers, including a new critique of an image. Extensive help for multilingual and multidialect students emphasizes both rhetorical and grammatical issues. It is thoroughly integrated into the text so that students aren't stigmatized and can find what they need without knowing which problems they do and don't share with native speakers. Integrated coverage of computers and writing includes scores of tips throughout the text, ranging from advice on spelling checkers to help with Web searches. Separate chapters offer rhetorically oriented help with document design and online writing. Clear, cross-disciplinary examples and exercises in connected discourse illustrate rhetorical and grammatical concepts with realistic college writing. TheCompanion Website, integrated with the text, offers a powerful online resource: online versions of most of the handbook's exercises; more than 1000 additional interactive exercises; more than 30 video tutorials; downloadable checklists from the handbook; hundreds of annotated links to other useful sites; ten documented student research papers from across the curriculum; and, for instructors, password-protected answers to the handbook's exercises, teaching tips, PowerPointslides, transparency masters, and more.