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Writer's Brief Handbook, Canadian Edition - 2nd edition

Writer`s Brief Handbook, Canadian Edition (ISBN10: 0205281532; ISBN13: 9780205281534)
ISBN13: 978-0205281534
ISBN10: 0205281532

Summary: First-year English composition courses in colleges and universities. Also suitable as a supplement in courses with a significant writing component.

This compact handbook provides an overview not only of the "nuts-and-bolts" of writing, including such things as mechanics, punctuation, and grammar -- but also of the process of writing -- including material on revising, writing for special purposes, using reference sources, and so on. The result is
one-stop shopping for the student writer, presented in a convenient format with a wealth of examples and exercises. top

Features
  • NEW--New sections on writing an argumentative essay and writing about literature -- each featuring an annotated sample paper.
  • NEW--Learning Objectives -- Rewritten to be simpler and more direct; a list on the tabbed divider page for each section identifies what students should learn from that section.
  • NEW--"Research on the Internet" expanded, and web sites are included (Internet addresses that are useful in developing writing and research skills).
  • NEW--New essays illustrate and practice the writing and research skills taught in the book.
  • NEW--A new section on speaking skills prepares students to make effective oral presentations, and integrates the speaking and writing processes.
  • NEW--Updated examples draw upon Canadian cultural and historical issues.
  • NEW--Includes the latest MLA, ACW, APA, and Chicago Manual documentation guidelines.
  • Complete coverage -- The text covers all the areas instructors and students need for first-year courses, including grammar and composition essentials, word choice, mechanics, punctuation, and paragraph and sentence structure.
  • Electronic and computerized communications -- The text includes considerable coverage of the impact of e-mail, word processing programs, and other new technologies on the writing process.
  • The ESL section reflects the needs of students for whom English is a second language.
  • Student examples -- The authors have included examples of student work throughout, in an effort to make the text more accessible and relevant.
  • A section on bias and sexism offers students strategies for avoiding racial, ethnic, and gender bias. Unbiased terms are offered as substitutes for inappropriate language.
  • Online resources -- The section on library resources covers the basics of online databases, the Internet, and other electronic research tools.
  • A section on word processing along with an expanded variety of computer tips (C-Tip) integrated at every stage of the writing process.
  • Convenient format -- The text has been published in a convenient format using a flat-opening cerlox binding and plastic tabs.
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Summary: First-year English composition courses in colleges and universities. Also suitable as a supplement in courses with a significant writing component.

This compact handbook provides an overview not only of the "nuts-and-bolts" of writing, including such things as mechanics, punctuation, and grammar -- but also of the process of writing -- including material on revising, writing for special purposes, using reference sources, and so on. The result is one-stop shopping for the student writer, presented in a convenient format with a wealth of examples and exercises. top

Features
  • NEW--New sections on writing an argumentative essay and writing about literature -- each featuring an annotated sample paper.
  • NEW--Learning Objectives -- Rewritten to be simpler and more direct; a list on the tabbed divider page for each section identifies what students should learn from that section.
  • NEW--"Research on the Internet" expanded, and web sites are included (Internet addresses that are useful in developing writing and research skills).
  • NEW--New essays illustrate and practice the writing and research skills taught in the book.
  • NEW--A new section on speaking skills prepares students to make effective oral presentations, and integrates the speaking and writing processes.
  • NEW--Updated examples draw upon Canadian cultural and historical issues.
  • NEW--Includes the latest MLA, ACW, APA, and Chicago Manual documentation guidelines.
  • Complete coverage -- The text covers all the areas instructors and students need for first-year courses, including grammar and composition essentials, word choice, mechanics, punctuation, and paragraph and sentence structure.
  • Electronic and computerized communications -- The text includes considerable coverage of the impact of e-mail, word processing programs, and other new technologies on the writing process.
  • The ESL section reflects the needs of students for whom English is a second language.
  • Student examples -- The authors have included examples of student work throughout, in an effort to make the text more accessible and relevant.
  • A section on bias and sexism offers students strategies for avoiding racial, ethnic, and gender bias. Unbiased terms are offered as substitutes for inappropriate language.
  • Online resources -- The section on library resources covers the basics of online databases, the Internet, and other electronic research tools.
  • A section on word processing along with an expanded variety of computer tips (C-Tip) integrated at every stage of the writing process.
  • Convenient format -- The text has been published in a convenient format using a flat-opening cerlox binding and plastic tabs.
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
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Publisher: Allyn & Bacon of Canada
Year Published: 1999
International: No

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