The Writer's FAQs Pocket Handbook

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9780130210258: The Writer's FAQs Pocket Handbook

This clear, concise, and inexpensive pocket guide offers a quick and easy reference for anyone needing extra help with grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and either traditional or online research. The Writer's FAQ is built around the typical questions writers have -- helping them find the information they're looking for even if they don't know the terminology. Dozens of hint boxes offer useful advice, strategies for understanding rules, and suggestions for avoiding common error. An extensive section on online research helps writers make better use of search engines, evaluate the quality of online sources, and document the sources they use. A separate multilingual speaker's section offers in-depth coverage of specific grammar issues faced by non-native speakers. For everyone who wishes to become a more effective writer.

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Answers to all the grammar, style, and research questions writers ask most -- in a handy pocket format!


* By the founder and leader of Purdue University's award-winning Online Writing Lab.
* Extensive coverage of online research: finding, evaluating, and documenting sources.
* Includes a separate multilingual section for non-native speakers.
This clear, concise, and inexpensive pocket guide offers a quick and easy reference for anyone needing extra help with grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and either traditional or online research. The Writer's FAQ is built around the typical questions writers have -- helping them find the information they're looking for even if they don't know the terminology. Dozens of hint boxes offer useful advice, strategies for understanding rules, and suggestions for avoiding common error. An extensive section on online research helps writers make better use of search engines, evaluate the quality of online sources, and document the sources they use. A separate multilingual speaker's section offers in-depth coverage of specific grammar issues faced by non-native speakers. For everyone who wishes to become a more effective writer.

Muriel Harris is Professor of English and Writing Lab Director at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is founder and current editor of the Writing Lab Newsletter, member of NCTE, and director of Purdue's award-winning Online Writing Lab (OWL). She has authored several books, including The Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage, now in its Fourth Edition.

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Muriel Harris is Professor of English and Writing Lab Director at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She is founder and current editor of the Writing Lab Newsletter, member of NCTE, and director of Purdue's award-winning Online Writing Lab (OWL). She has authored several books, including The Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage, now in its Fourth Edition.

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