Writer's FAQs, The: A Pocket Handbook (College Version)

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9780130213990: Writer's FAQs, The: A Pocket Handbook (College Version)

A brief, 240 page spiral bound handbook for any writing course or writing-intensive course in English and other disciplines. For writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly pocket guide beside them while they write, this book has it all. Its easy-to-navigate coverage offers a wide variety of traditional topics as well as the most current information on conducting online research, and using MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, and CBE citation formats. ALL writers--not only those in composition courses--will find valuable assistance with the writing process; argument reading and writing; all major areas of grammar and mechanics; conducting research in libraries and online; using the World Wide Web as a resource; and documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources. Writers don't need to know grammatical terms because lists of frequently answered questions lead them to needed explanations offered in a friendly, informal tone and a highly readable style.

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For writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly pocket guide beside them while they write, this book has it all. Its easy-to-navigate coverage offers a wide variety of traditional topics as well as the most current information on conducting online research, and using MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, and CBE citation formats. Anyone who spends time writing—whether for professional or personal use—will find valuable assistance with the writing process; argument reading and writing; all major areas of grammar and mechanics; conducting research in libraries and online; using the World Wide Web as a resource; and documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources. For anyone writing either professional or personal documents.

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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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