Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers

Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers

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A comprehensive grammar and usage handbook for college and university students. Useful as both a core text for writing courses (includes exercises) and a reference volume or supplement for literature courses. This third Canadian edition provides students with a solid grounding in research, writing and documentation without intimidating them with the amount and density of the information. With her accessible writing style, Lynn Troyka has made many changes to reflect the fact that an increasing number of students are doing their writing on the computer and doing their research online.show more

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  • Hardback | 912 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 38.1mm | 1,859.72g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Toronto, Canada
  • 3rd Canadian ed
  • 0130604658
  • 9780130604651

Table of contents

preface. acknowledgements. about the author. credit list. I. Writing an Essay. 1. Thinking About Purposes and Audiences. 2. Planning and Shaping. 3. Drafting and Revising. 4. Writing Paragraphs. 5. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing. 6. Writing Argument. II. Understanding Grammar and Writing Correct Sentences. 7. Parts of Speech and Sentence Structures. 8 Verbs. 9 Case of Nouns and Pronouns. 10. Pronoun Reference. 11. Agreement. 12. Using Adjectives and Adverbs. 13. Sentence Fragments. 14. Comma Splices and Run-Together Sentences. 15. Awkward Sentences. III. Writing Effectively. 16. Conciseness. 17. Coordination and Subordination. 18. Parallelism. 19. Variety and Emphasis. 20. Understanding the Meaning of Words. 21. Understanding the Effect of Words. 22. Spelling and Hyphenation. IV. Using Punctuation and Mechanics. 23. Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points. 24. Commas. 25. Semicolons. 26. Colons. 27. Apostrophes. 28. Quotation Marks. 29. Other Punctuation Marks. 30. Capitals, Italics, Abbreviations, and Numbers. V. Writing Research. 31. Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism. 32. Research Writing as a Process. 33. Successful Online Research (new chapter to the 3/c/e)**. 34. MLA, APA, CM, CBE, and COS Documentation Styles. 35. Case Study: A Student Writing an MLA Research Paper. 36. Case Study: A Student Writing an APA Research Paper. VI. Writing Across the Curriculum. 37. Comparing the Different Disciplines. 38. Writing About Literature. 39. Writing in the Social Sciences and Natural Sciences. 40. Business Writing. 41. Writing Under Pressure. VII. Writing When English Is a Second Language. 42. ESL Singulars and Plurals. 43. ESL Articles. 44. ESL Word Order. 45. ESL Prepositions. 46. ESL Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles. 47. ESL Modal Auxilliary Verbs. usage glossary. terms glossary. index. charts in tinted boxes.show more

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