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Academic Writing: An Introduction
By: Janet Giltrow wit...
Academic Writing:
Writing and Reading in the Disciplines
3rd Edition
By: Janet Giltrow
    ∗ Academic Writing is a unique ...
Bare Essentials Form B, The
English Writing Skills
Third Edition
By: Sarah Norton and Brian Green
   ∗ “The Bare Essential...
Business Communication: Process and Product
Second Canadian Edition
By: Mary Ellen Guffey, Kathleen Rhodes and Patricia Ro...
College Writing Skills with Readings
First Canadian Edition
By: John Langan & Sharon Winstanley
   ∗ Contrary to what you ...
Correct Writing: Fifth Edition
Instructor’s Edition
By: Butler, Hickman and Overby
   ∗ Known for its clarity and coverage...
English Grammar for Students of French
The Study Guide For those Learning French
Fourth Edition
By: Jacqueline Morton
   ∗...
Envisioning Information
By: Edward R. Tufte
   ∗ This book celebrates escapes from flatland, rendering several hundred sup...
Good Measures
A Practice Book to Accompany
Rules of Thumb
First Canadian Edition
By: Jay Silverman, Elaine Hughes, Diana R...
Handbook for College Research
Third Edition
By: Perrin
   ∗ Handbook for College Research (HCR) is designed to introduce t...
How to Write a BA Thesis
A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper
(Includes MLA, APA and Chicago cit...
Information in Action:
A Guide to Technical Communication
By: M. Jimmie Killingsworth
   ∗ Information in Action offers te...
Keys for Writers Exercise Booklet
Fourth Edition
By: Barbara G. Flanagan & Ann Raimes
   ∗ The exercises in this booklet a...
Little Brown Essential Handbook for Writers, The
Second Canadian Edition
By: Jane E. Aaron & Elaine Baner
    ∗ Brief and ...
Making Sense:
A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing
Update Fourth Edition
By: Margot Northey
   ∗ An indispensable gui...
New Century Handbook, The
Brief Edition
By: Christine A. Hult & Thomas N. Huckin
   ∗ Many college students have found tha...
Practical Strategies for Critical Thinking
By: Rehner
   ∗ Part of the English Essentials Series. Brief, practical afforda...
Rules of Thumb: A Guide for Writers
First Canadian Edition
By: Jay Silverman, Elaine Hughes, Diana Roberts Wienbroer, Coll...
Simon & Schuster Handbook For Writers
Fourth Canadian Edition
By: Lynn Quitman Troyka and Douglas Hesse
   ∗ The Fourth Ca...
Simon & Schuster
Workbook for Writers
The Seventh Canadian Edition
By: Lynn Quitman Troyka with Douglas Hesse
   ∗ It is d...
Technical Report Writing Today
Ninth Edition
By: Daniel G. Riordan
   ∗ Thousands of students have kept Technical Report W...
They Say/I Say
The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
By: Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein
   ∗ “This book demystifies ...
Visual Explanations:
Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
By: Edward R. Tufte
   ∗ This book describes design str...
Writing Clearly
An Editing Guide
Second Edition
By: Janet Lane & Ellen Lange
   ∗ Writing Clearly: An Editing Guide, Secon...
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes
By: Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, Linda L. Shaw
   ∗ In this book, three leading sch...
Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum
Fifth Edition
By: Susan M. Hubbuch
    ∗ Ideal for beginning students who ar...
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  1. 1. Reference Books Now Available to Sign Out at The Writing Centre! Academic Writing: An Introduction By: Janet Giltrow with Daniel Burgoyne, Richard Gooding, Marlene Sawatsky ∗ “A remarkably rich resource for … practice, instruction, and research in academic writing.” Olga Gladkova, University of Waterloo. Academic Writing: Genre, Samples and Resources By: Mary Kay Mulvaney & David A. Jolliffe ∗ “Frankly, Academic Writing is the book I’ve been looking for, long and hard, for my course. It’s a complete text that’s filled with cases, with explanations at the right level for its audience, with full descriptions of the different genres, with sample student papers, and with thoughtful, provocative readings. It’s honest and down in the trenches with student writers.” – Thomas Amorose, Seattle Pacific University. Academic Writing for Graduate Students: Essential Tasks and Skills Second Edition By: John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak ∗ The second edition of this successful guide to writing for graduate – and undergraduate – students has been modified to include updates and replacements of older data sets; an increased range of disciplines with tasks such as nursing, marketing, and art history; discussions of discourse analysis; and a broader discussion of e-mail use that includes current e-mail practices. Academic Writing: Writing and Reading across the Disciplines Second Edition By: Janet Giltrow ∗ As newcomers to the scholarly community, students can find that community’s ways of reading and writing mysterious, unpredictable and intimidating. Academic Writing demystifies the scholarly genres, shedding light on academic readers’ expectations and values. Both within the text and in the accompanying reader Giltrow focuses on examples of actual academic writing, of the sort that students must learn to deal with daily, and to write themselves.
  2. 2. Academic Writing: Writing and Reading in the Disciplines 3rd Edition By: Janet Giltrow ∗ Academic Writing is a unique introduction to the subject. As the author puts in her preface, “this book develops from a strong claim: namely, that style is meaningful.” In developing that theme the author draws meaningfully on theory, especially genre theory, while remaining grounded in the particular; throughout the text and in the accompanying reader, Giltrow presents and discusses examples of actual academic writing of the sort that students must learn to deal with daily, and to write themselves. Act of Writing, The: Canadian Essays for Composition Seventh Edition By: Ronald Conrad ∗ In the newest edition of this classic Canadian nonfiction anthology, Ronald Conrad has chosen 25 essays by men and 25 by women. Each essay-each writer- has something to tell you. To receive messages, open the cover and read. Autobiographical Writing and Performing: An Introductory, Contemporary Guide to Process and Research in Speech Performance. By: Diane E. Howard, Ph.D ∗ This text has a wide range of uses and applications. Students of speech communication, speech performance, mass communication, performance studies, or theatre can use it as introductory, comprehensive, and contemporary project- based curriculum. It is applicable to studies in related fields, such as history, literature, psychology, sociology, and education. This text provides insight into cultural dynamics, such as that of gender, race and ethnicity. It is useful in producing solo performances. Bare Essentials Form A, The Fifth Edition By: Sarah Norton and Brian Green ∗ Good writing skills are essential. Not only will they help you achieve good grades, but also – and more important – they are critical to your career success. Although the ability to write well doesn’t come naturally to most people, it can learned through clear instruction and helpful examples. The Bare Essentials, Form A teaches the skills that are most effective for effective written communication: organization, sentence structure, grammar, word choice, spelling, and punctuation.
  3. 3. Bare Essentials Form B, The English Writing Skills Third Edition By: Sarah Norton and Brian Green ∗ “The Bare Essentials is one of the clearest and best-presented Canadian text books on the market” Dr. Ian Lea, Seneca College. Since its publication in 1980, The Bare Essentials, has sold over 170,000 copies. Available in two versions (Form A and Form B), this popular text has helped thousands of Canadian students to master the basics of grammar, word usage, and mechanics. The Bare Essentials, is distinguished by its concise explanations, its lively examples, and its humorous exercises. Bare Essentials PLUS, The Second Edition By: Sarah Norton, Brian Green & Nell Waldman ∗ Clear instructions, helpful examples, and useful exercises are the keys to learning how to write well. The Bare Essentials Plus provides instruction and practice in all the skills essential to good writing: organization, sentence structure, grammar, word choice, spelling, and punctuation. Numerous exercises let you practice the skills you’ve learned, and mastery tests show you how well you’ve mastered them. Brief Penguin Handbook, The Second Edition By: Lester Faigley ∗ Visualize Success...The Brief Penguin Handbook has already helped over half a million students improve their writing, solve grammar problems, and successfully complete their research projects! ∗ “I would tell other students to get The Brief Penguin Handbook because it helps with everything. The MLA, research, and punctuation sections were especially useful. It was useful in all my classes. It helped me understand that the format of writing can enhance its effectiveness, no matter what the topic is.” Clifford Taylor, Grand View College
  4. 4. Business Communication: Process and Product Second Canadian Edition By: Mary Ellen Guffey, Kathleen Rhodes and Patricia Rogin ∗ Business Communication: Process and Product, Second Canadian Edition teaches the skills needed to succeed in today’s information-based society. This practical text remains and enhances the features of the best-selling first edition and offers new features that focus on critical-thinking skills, group work, and the most current computer technology. Checkmate A Writing Reference for Canadians By: Joanne Buckley ∗ We live in an information age. The information we need is everywhere, but finding it, using it, and managing it are often difficult tasks. Checkmate: A Writing Reference for Canadians contains all the information you will need to write and research effectively in a convenient format. Chicago Guide to Communicating Science, The By: Scott L. Montgomery ∗ Whether you are a graduate student or a senior scientist, your reputation rests on the ability to communicate your ideas and data. In this straightforward and accessible guide, Scott L. Montgomery offers detailed, practical advice on crafting every sort of scientific communication, from research papers and conference talks to review articles, interviews with the media, e-mail messages, and more. Chicago Manuel of Style, The The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors and Publishers 15th Edition ∗ The indispensable reference for all who work with words. Updated throughout to reflect current style, technology, and professional practice with new coverage of journals and electronic publications. (FOR REFERENCE ONLY – NOT FOR USE OUTSIDE THE WRITING CENTRE).
  5. 5. College Writing Skills with Readings First Canadian Edition By: John Langan & Sharon Winstanley ∗ Contrary to what you believe, writing well is not a natural gift. It is an acquired skill. Throughout the course of your education and career, you will need good writing skills to be successful. John Langan knows all about being successful. His “system” approach to learning sound writing skills have been proven effective by thousands of college students. Communicating at Work Third Edition By: Ron Blicq ∗ This popular, practical text teaches effective communication through easy-to- apply techniques, in letters, memos, reports, email and voice mail. It also addresses presentation, resumes, interviews, writing skills and international communication. Communications Handbook, The Nelson Canada ∗ The Communications Handbook is full of practical tips and techniques for a wide variety of everyday situations, both inside and outside the classroom: developing and presenting written assignments for school or work, conveying technical information, applying conventions of grammar and style, making speeches and oral presentations, working in groups, studying, writing exams, and more. Confident Writer, The: A Norton Handbook Second Edition By: Constance J. Gefvert ∗ The purpose of The Confident Writer remains to give students the help they need to write with confidence and persuasive power. Instead of focusing on “right” and “wrong”, the book offers guidance to students on what is effective in different situations and for different audiences.
  6. 6. Correct Writing: Fifth Edition Instructor’s Edition By: Butler, Hickman and Overby ∗ Known for its clarity and coverage, Correct Writing is a versatile and comprehensive aid in teaching grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and diction. The Fifth Edition format combines a thorough workbook of exercises with a convenient reference handbook, providing a flexible teaching tool for use in a variety of developmental writing courses. Dimensions of Literacy: A Conceptual Base for Teaching Reading and Writing in School Settings Second Edition By: Stephen B. Kucer ∗ This popular text examines literacy from a multidimensional and interdisciplinary perspective. It “unpackages” the various dimensions of literacy –linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural, and developmental – and at the same time accounts for the interrelationships among them. The goal is to provide a conceptual foundation upon which literacy curriculum and instruction in school settings can be grounded. Eats, Shoots & Leaves The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation By: Lynne Truss ∗ Through sloppy usage and low standards on the Internet, e-mail, and now in “txt msgs,” we have made proper punctuation an endangered species. In Eats, Shoots and Leaves, former editor Lynne Truss dares to say, in her delightfully urbane, witty and very English way, that it is time to look at our commas and semicolons and see them as the wonderful and necessary things they are. This book is for people who love punctuation and get upset when it is mishandled. Elements of Writing: A Process Rhetoric for Canadian Students By: William E. Messenger & Peter A. Taylor ∗ The twofold intent of this book is to introduce, or restore, some of the sense of pleasure in working with words, sentences, paragraphs, and whole essays, and at the same time to demonstrate that writing isn’t some mysterious sorcery but a craft you can learn.
  7. 7. English Grammar for Students of French The Study Guide For those Learning French Fourth Edition By: Jacqueline Morton ∗ This study guide explains the grammatical terms that are in your French textbook and shows you how to they relate to English grammar. Once you have understood the terms and concepts in your own language, it will be easier for you to understand what is being introduced in French. This handbook also points out the similarities and differences between English and French grammar and alerts you to common pitfalls. English in Today’s Research World: A Writing Guide By: John M. Swales & Christine B. Feak ∗ This new textbook offers students a sophisticated level of writing instruction, with a specific focus on the projects graduate students undertake – such as dissertations and conference abstracts – at the end of their university work or as they begin careers in research and academia. English Skills with Readings Third Canadian Edition By: John Langan & Sharon Winstanley ∗ One of the most comprehensive and well-respected books of its kind, English Skills with Readings helps students master the essential skills needed for effective and meaningful writing. English Skills with Readings By: John Langan & Sharon Winstanley ∗ One of the most comprehensive and well-respected books of its kind, English Skills with Readings helps students master the essential skills need for effective and meaningful writing.
  8. 8. Envisioning Information By: Edward R. Tufte ∗ This book celebrates escapes from flatland, rendering several hundred superb displays of complex data. Revealed here are design strategies for enhancing the dimensionality and density of portrayals of information – techniques exemplified in maps, the manuscripts of Galileo, timetables, notation describing dance movements, aerial photographs, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, electrocardiograms, drawings of Calder and Klee, computer visualizations, and a textbook of Euclid’s geometry. Fifty Fatal Flaws of Essay Writing, The By Glen R. Downey ∗ This lively handbook identifies common grammatical, stylistic, logical, and aesthetic errors and shows how to correct or avoid them. It is designed for both writing classes and individual students in high schools, universities, and community colleges. Fundamentals of Clear Writing, The With Exercises By: Arthur H. Hoole ∗ This book confines itself to a discussion of those fundamentals that are essential to clear and effective writing and especially to that form of writing termed exposition. It is based on the experienced gained in many years of teaching high school and university students and in lecturing for The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Manitoba to students in Accountancy. Gregg Reference Manual, The Fourth Canadian Edition By: Sabin, Millar, Sine and Strahok ∗ This best-selling reference book covers the essentials of English grammar, usage, mechanics, and style, as well as the techniques and procedures for producing various kinds of written communication, including letters, memos, and reports. The new edition includes an all-new section on special formats, updated filing rules based on the latest ARMA standards, and coverage of the computerized office. The authors have ensured that coverage of spelling, units of measurement, geography, and postal rules and formats is thoroughly Canadian; and they have also updated the text throughout to reflect continuing changes in the English language and in office terminology, as well as to eliminate gender bias.
  9. 9. Good Measures A Practice Book to Accompany Rules of Thumb First Canadian Edition By: Jay Silverman, Elaine Hughes, Diana Roberts Wienbroer, Colleen Marlin ∗ Designed to be used wither with Rules of Thumb or on its own, Good Measures: A Practice Book, will help you hone your writing skills. Simply complete the many diverse and interesting exercises. Guide to MLA Documentation, A By: Joseph F. Trimmer ∗ Brief. Portable. Easy to Use. This new edition contains numerous examples of print and electronic citations, a new student paper, and useful hints on such topics as taking notes, paraphrasing, incorporating quotations, avoiding plagiarism, and other research concerns. Guide to Teaching, A The Norton Field Guide to Writing By: Richard Bullock ∗ With nineteen chapters on teaching writing-from designing a writing course, to responding to writing, to teaching second-language writers – and eleven chapters on teaching with The Norton Field Guide to Writing, this book offers good, practical advice for writing teachers. Guide to Writing, The: A New Way to Think About College Writing & Research 2004-2005 By Phyllis Benay & Kirsti Sandy ∗ This fourth edition of The Guide to Writing emerges from the discussions of a group of faculty committed to improving the quality of student writing. Guide to Writing Sociology Papers, A Fifth Edition By: The Sociology Writing Group ∗ This book can help you in control of the writing process from beginning to end, and it can help you produce your best work.
  10. 10. Handbook for College Research Third Edition By: Perrin ∗ Handbook for College Research (HCR) is designed to introduce the standards required for college research and writing. In sequential fashion, its chapters describe the research process, offering strategies, hints, and recommendations to help you become a successful researcher and writer. The Prentice Hall Handbook for Writers Tenth Edition By: Glenn Leggett, C. David Mead, Melinda G. Kramer and Richard S. Beal ∗ The Prentice Hall Handbook for Writers in its tenth edition is designed to meet the needs of today’s writers, whether they are in college and university classes or on the job. The point of the handbook is to be “handy” – easy for the individual writer to use as a desk reference tool, easy for instructors and students to use in a classroom setting, and complete enough to support users in both situations. Heath Guide to Grammar and Usage, The By: Gerald P. Mulderig ∗ The Heath Guide to Grammar and Usage is a concise reference tool for anyone who writes. It may be used as a convenient supplementary text in a course that involves writing in an academic discipline, or it may be consulted by anyone who needs to check a momentarily puzzling rule of grammar, punctuation, or mechanics. Hot Text: Web Writing That Works By: Jonathan and Lisa Price ∗ Discover the secrets of successful Internet writers. Based on research into attention, attitude, cognition, interface, reading, and usability, this books tells you how to write for the Internet – FAQs, help, e-mail, marketing copy, press releases, news articles, electronic newsletters, Webzine articles, and your own resume. Get specific guidelines, before-and-after examples, case studies, resources, and personal advice from two real Web writers. Learn how to write hot text!
  11. 11. How to Write a BA Thesis A Practical Guide from Your First Ideas to Your Finished Paper (Includes MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles) By: Charles Lipson ∗ Writing a senior thesis is the capstone of a college education, but it can be a daunting prospect for students – presenting both academic and personal challenges. Now there is a mentor to help. How to Write a BA Thesis is a practical, friendly guide written by Charles Lipson, an experiences professor who has led hundred of students through the thesis-writing process. This book offers step-by- step advice on how to turn a vague idea into a clearly defined proposal, then draft a paper, and, ultimately, a polished thesis. Lipson also tackles issues beyond the classroom – from good work habits to coping with personal problems that interfere with research and writing. How to Write for the World of Work Sixth Edition By: Thomas E. Pearsall, Donald H. Cunningham, Elizabeth O. Smith ∗ “Because workplace practices and your needs as a student preparing to enter the workplace have undergone vast and rapid changes since 1994, the year our previous edition was published, this sixth edition in many ways is a new book. We have added four new chapters, extensively revised four other chapters, and have made numerous changes and additions to update all remaining chapters. Our aim in revising the book, as it has been in all previous editions, is to incorporate up- to-date research and communication practices and other current developments in the workplace.” The Authors. Impact: A Guide to Business Communication Sixth Edition By: Margot Northey and Joan McKibbin ∗ Communicating effectively has always been important, but never more so than today. The growing diversity of the Canadian cultural landscape, the impact of a global economy, and the increasing role of e-mail, voice mail, and other communications technologies combine to make effective communications more challenging and critical than ever. This text was designed to help you meet those challenges head on. Whether drafting a memo, composing a letter or an e-mail to a customer, or preparing a report, Impact shows you how to get the most out of your message!
  12. 12. Information in Action: A Guide to Technical Communication By: M. Jimmie Killingsworth ∗ Information in Action offers technical writing students a fresh, efficient approach to document preparation that intergrates instruction on graphics, oral presentation, collaborative authorship, and electronic production. Instant Access The Pocket Handbook for Writers By: Michael L. Keene Katherine H. Adams ∗ The Pocket Handbook for Writers offers valuable instruction in three areas: Writing Processes and Products, Common Writing Problems and Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics. Inventing Arguments By: John Mauk & John Metz ∗ Learn how to invent ideas and develop arguments from life’s everyday situations. In this innovative book, authors John Mauk and John Metz give you the tools for developing ideas – and for asserting, supporting, and defending them in formal argumentative writing. You’ll discover that arguments are not pre-formed opinionsl; rather, they are intellectual journeys for both writers and readers. Keys for Writers Fourth Edition By: Ann Raimes ∗ What students say about Keys for Writers… ∗ “This handbook is directed to college students, and its purpose is to make their lives easier.” ∗ “It’s a tool that I will use in my writing throughout my life.” ∗ “Everything I needed to know about editing for grammar and citing works.” ∗ “It gives easy access to information, for a student with a deadline.” ∗ “Has the answer to every question I have had!”
  13. 13. Keys for Writers Exercise Booklet Fourth Edition By: Barbara G. Flanagan & Ann Raimes ∗ The exercises in this booklet are designed to accompany Keys for Writers: A Brief Handbook, Fourth Edition. The numbers of the exercise sets correspond to section numbers in the handbook, and the Table of Contents shows the specific handbook section(s) covered in each set. Line by Line: How to Edit Your Own Writing By: Claire Kehrwald Cook Line by Line treats all these topics, and more: ∗ Basic grammar: acquiring the tools of the trade ∗ Loose, baggy sentences: pruning unnecessary words and phrases ∗ Ill-matched partners: balancing related sentence elements ∗ Mismanaged numbers and references: making subjects and verbs agree and using pronouns accurately ∗ Punctuation problems: placing punctuation marks correctly ∗ Questionable usage: keeping the word watchers at bay Little Brown Compact Handbook, The Third Canadian Edition By: Jane E. Aaron & Murray McArthur ∗ The Little Brown Compact Handbook, the Third Canadian Edition, provides you with the most important information you’ll need for writing in and out of school. You will learn how to form ideas, use commas correctly, search the Internet effectively, cite sources, craft an argument, write a resume, and more! Little Brown Essential Handbook For Writers, The First Canadian Edition By: Jane E. Aaron & Elaine Bander ∗ This little book contains essential information for writers in and out of school. Clarity and style, grammar, punctuations, mechanics, source documentation, usage-all the basics appear in a convenient, accessible format.
  14. 14. Little Brown Essential Handbook for Writers, The Second Canadian Edition By: Jane E. Aaron & Elaine Baner ∗ Brief and pocket-sized, The Little Brown Essential Handbook for Writers answers the common and not-so-common questions about usage, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and research writing. This pint-sized powerhours offers clear, concise guidance jon research strategies, evaluating Internet sources, plagiarism on the Internet, web researching, and more. Little Brown Handbook, The Third Canadian Edition By: H. Ramsey Fowler, Jane E. Aaron & Murray McArthur ∗ How can I read more critically? How can I overcome writer’s block? How can I make my paragraphs flow more smoothly? What is plagiarism? The Little Brown Handbook, Third Canadian Edition, continues to be an excellent source for answers to these questions and more! Longman Handbook for Writers, The For Writers and Readers Fourth Edition By: Chris M. Anson & Robert A. Schwegler ∗ With a distinctive focus on what it means to compose for different audiences, The Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers instructs students on ways that they can better communicate their ideas to three different communities – academic, public, and workplace. The Longman Handbook also helps students develop an intuitive understanding of grammar conventions through the use of unique “Reader’s Reaction” notes and sustained emphasis on the connections between reading and writing. Longman Pocket Writer’s Companion, The Second Edition By: Chris M. Anson, Robert A. Schwegler and Marcia F. Muth ∗ With its distinctive focus on composing for different audiences and on the connections between reading and writing, The Longman Pocket Writer’s Companion, Second Edition, helps students more confidently and effectively communicate their ideas to three different groups of readers – the academic, workplace, and public communities.
  15. 15. Making Sense: A Student’s Guide to Research and Writing Update Fourth Edition By: Margot Northey ∗ An indispensable guide for students writing essays, reports, and exams for any subject, the expanded fourth edition of Making Sense offers detailed information on: doing research in the library and on the Internet, writing essays and research papers, writing business reports, writing lab reports, using illustrations, charts and tables, citation styles for different disciplines and much more. Management Communication: A Case-Analysis Approach By: James S. O’Rourke, IV ∗ Communication is ,without question, the central skill any manager can possess. It is the link between ideas and action…The fundamental premise on which this book is based is simple: communication is a skill which can be learned, taught, and improved. You have the potential to be better at communicating with other people than you now are. It won’t be easy, but this book can certainly help. McGraw-Hill College Handbook, The By: Richard Marius & Harvey S. Wiener ∗ The McGraw-Hill College Handbook focuses as much on process as it does product. Too often in the past handbooks have spent too much time showing students a correct writing product without telling them how to get there. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers Sixth Edition By: Joseph Gibaldi ∗ The MLA Handbook is published by Modern Language Association, the authority on MLA documentation style. Widely adopted in high schools, colleges, and publishing houses, the MLA Handbook treats every aspect of research writing, from selecting a topic to submitting the completed paper. “The style bible for most college students.” - Newsweek (FOR REFERENCE ONLY – NOT FOR USE OUTSIDE THE WRITING CENTRE)
  16. 16. New Century Handbook, The Brief Edition By: Christine A. Hult & Thomas N. Huckin ∗ Many college students have found that they need a handbook that provides guidance on using computers as an effective tool on the writing process. The New Century Handbook, Brief Edition, meets this need. Papers Across the Curriculum Edited by: Judith Ferster ∗ Looking at examples of a particular kind of writing can help you to do it yourself. The purpose of this collection of student papers is to provide examples of some of the varieties of writing that are assigned in college and university freshman and sophomore classes. Pocket Guide to APA Style By: Robert Perrin ∗ “I am thrilled at the idea of a user-friendly guide for the undergraduates that is directly based on the APA publication manual. It is long overdue.” – Gretchen Kambe, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. “It could also be helpful to graduate students because it highlights the areas where these students may have the most questions, such as with citations.” Karen M. Watt, The University of Texas, Pan American. Pocket Guide to Writing in History, A Fourth Edition By: Mary Lynn Rampolla ∗ Designed as a valuable reference for students in any undergraduate history course, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History offers all the advice students need to write effective history papers. This fourth edition introduces students to working with historical sources, conducting research, following the conventions of writing in history, avoiding plagiarism, as well as quoting and documenting sources based on the new Chicago of Style guidelines.
  17. 17. Practical Strategies for Critical Thinking By: Rehner ∗ Part of the English Essentials Series. Brief, practical affordable guides for student writers. Proposals that Work: A Guide for Planning Dissertations and Grant Proposals Fourth Edition By: Lawrence F. Locke, Waneen Wyrick Spirduso & Stephen J. Silverman ∗ Previous editions of this book have helped over 100,000 students and professionals write effective proposals for dissertations and grants. Covering all aspects of the proposal process, form the most basic questions about form and style to the task of seeing funding, Proposals that Work, Fourth Edition offers clear advice backed up with excellent examples. Prose Models Third Canadian Edition By: Gerald Levin, David Rampton & Gerald Lynch ∗ Students and instructors alike have praised the first two Canadian editions of Prose Models. Like its predecessors, this third edition combines a variety of writing models and analytical exercises. It offers different examples of writing from various disciplines, each with themes that are relevant to Canadians. The essays in this edition have been selected with the assistance of many who have used previous editions of the text. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association Fifth Edition By: American Psychological Association ∗ With more than 10 million copies sold, the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, educators, and professionals in psychology and the behavioral sciences, sociology, business, economics, nursing, social work, criminology and justice administration, and other disciplines in which effective communication with words and data is fundamental. (FOR REFERENCE ONLY – NOT FOR USE OUTSIDE THE WRITING CENTRE)
  18. 18. Rules of Thumb: A Guide for Writers First Canadian Edition By: Jay Silverman, Elaine Hughes, Diana Roberts Wienbroer, Colleen Marlin ∗ Good writing is not crafted without some difficulties. There are common problems that students in any subject run into time and time again. Rules of Thumb: A Guide for Writers is a brief, easy-to-use student’s guide to overcoming those problems, while immediately helping you elevate the level of your own writing through college and beyond. Scholarly Writing Worthy of Print By: G. Patrick O’Neill and Robin P. Norris ∗ Scholarly Writing Worthy of Print fosters a sense of self as writer. A process approach to writing nurtures self. A product approach suppresses self. It teaches students how not to write. It takes their words away. It locks them out. But, the treasure lies within, not without. The authors are with the writer at every turn in the writing and publishing cycle, from finding a topic to proofing the galleys. They exemplify, they classify, they clarify. They coach, they mentor, they model. They inject self. They build writers. Scott Foresman SF Express Second Edition By: John Ruszkiewicz, Maxine Hairston & Christy Friend ∗ SF Express provides students with a brief, accessible reference on topics that are most important for writing today. It begins with six chapters on critical writing and thinking issues, including a separate chapter on writing logical arguments. Its treatment of style, design, and visual and online literacy is fuller than that provided in comparable handbooks. Sense of Structure, The Writing From the Reader’s Perspective By: George D. Gopen ∗ Reflecting the author’s decades of experience as an international writing consultant, writer,m and instructor, The Sense of Structure teaches writing from the perspective of readers. It demonstrates that readers have relatively fixed expectations of where certain words or grammatical constructions will appear in a unit of discourse. By bringing these intuitive reading processes to conscious thought, The Sense of Structure provides students with tools for understanding how readers interact with the structure of writing, from punctuation marks to sentences to paragraphs, and how meaning and purpose are communicated through structure.
  19. 19. Simon & Schuster Handbook For Writers Fourth Canadian Edition By: Lynn Quitman Troyka and Douglas Hesse ∗ The Fourth Canadian Edition of Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers continues to provide a solid grounding in research, writing, and documentation. Using this book will not only help you succeed as a writer, but will also help you fulfil your potential in all academic, workplace, and public settings. Simon & Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers Canadian Edition By: Lynn Quitman Troyka ∗ Quick Access gives you answers for questions about writing that students ask most often. Simon & Schuster Workbooks for Writers The First Canadian Edition By: Troyka, Gordon & Strom ∗ It is designed foremost as a supplement of exercises and writing activities that parallel its parent, the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writer, First Canadian Edition. Also, it is designed as a self-contained textbook with concise explanations of key concepts followed by copious opportunities for practice. Simon & Schuster Workbook for Writers The Second Canadian Edition By: Troyka, Gordon & Strom ∗ It is designed foremost as a supplement of exercises and writing activities that parallel its parent, the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writer, Second Canadian Edition. Also, it is designed as a self-contained textbook with concise explanations of key concepts followed by copious opportunities for practice.
  20. 20. Simon & Schuster Workbook for Writers The Seventh Canadian Edition By: Lynn Quitman Troyka with Douglas Hesse ∗ It is designed foremost as a supplement of exercises and writing activities that parallel its parent, the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writer, Second Canadian Edition. Also, it is designed as a self-contained textbook with concise explanations of key concepts followed by copious opportunities for practice. Teaching Prose: A Guide for Writing Instructors By: Fredric V. Bogel, Patricia Garden, Gerard H. Cox, Stuart Davis, Diane P. Freedman Katherine K. Gottschalk, Keith Hjortshoj, Harry Edmund Shaw ∗ The authors of Teaching Prose have written one of the most practical yet thoughtful guidebooks ever offered to teachers of writing, be they beginning instructors or experienced faculty members in other disciplines who want their students to write more and better. Technical Communication First Canadian Edition By Rebecca E. Burnett & Jan Shepherd McKee ∗ With real stories from people working in a variety of technical fields, Technical Communication balances the theory and application of technical communication. It also has a clear goal: to help you learn to communicate technical information to an audience. As you create documents and presentations, you’ll learn to make decisions about the elements that affect communication the most: context, purpose, audience, organization, and design. Technical Communication Third Edition By Rebecca E. Burnett ∗ Praised by students, instructors, and professionals alike, Technical Communication both explains and epitomizes the nature of effective communication. Now in its Third Edition, Technical Communications is a comprehensive book that covers in detail the process of creating a technical document and the forms of technical writing. Filled with illustrative examples, Burnett’s practical book prepares you for the real world of professional technical communication.
  21. 21. Technical Report Writing Today Ninth Edition By: Daniel G. Riordan ∗ Thousands of students have kept Technical Report Writing Today long after college to help them in their professional lives. For nearly 30 years, it has set the standard for technical communicators in all industries, in all fields. Practical, easy-to-use, and comprehensive, this valuable resource will carry you seamlessly from classroom to workplace. Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies, & Readings Second Edition By: Diana C. Reep ∗ Technical Writing: Principles, Strategies, & Readings, Second Edition, is designed for students who study technical writing as part of their career preparation in science, business, engineering, social service, or technical fields. The book is a unique combination of instructional chapters, models of technical documents, exercises for both-in-class practice and out-of-class assignments, and readings from the real world. The Informed Writer: Using Sources in the Disciplines Fifth Edition By: Charles Bazerman ∗ The Informed Writer is widely used in courses that focus on writing from sources and writing across the curriculum. Students learn to use sources effectively and to develop independent thought and voice in their own writing. Distinctive features of the text include: - Instruction in fourteen types of writing, from the book report to the formal research paper. - Unique attention to identifying the different voices in a text, now expanded and woven throughout the text. - Over 40 cross-curricular readings, about 30% new to this edition, for analysis and writing assignments. - Emphasis on strategies for critical reading, such as how to summarize arguments, discover assumptions, and evaluate evidence. - Thorough coverage of the procedures and products of research documentation styles of the MLA, APA, and ACS.
  22. 22. They Say/I Say The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing By: Gerald Graff & Cathy Birkenstein ∗ “This book demystifies rhetorical moves, tricks of the trade that many students are unsure about. It’s reasonable, helpful, nicely written…and hey, it’s true. I would have found it immensely helpful myself in high school and college.” Mike Rose, University of California, Los Angeles Thinking and Writing About Philosophy Second Edition By: Hugo Bedau ∗ “This is one of the most useful books to emerge from the philosophical presses in a generation…The strengths of the book are legion. First, it is readable, clear, attractive, obviously there to help; it draws students into philosophy in a context where it would be easy to push them away. Second, it does a wonderful job of picking apart the typical philosophy writing assignments, showing their purpose, and teaching how to do them well. Third, and to my mind this is one of its most important tasks, it has substantial and informative selections from many different philosophers, in many different fields, arguing in many different ways.” – Lisa H. Newton, Fairfield University. Thinking it Through: A Practical Guide to Academic Essay Writing Third Edition By: The Academic Skills Centre, Trent University Visual Display of Quantitative Information, The Second Edition By: Edward R. Tufte ∗ This is a book about the design of statistical graphics, and as such, it is concerned both with design and with statistics. But it is also about how to communicate information through the simultaneous presentation of words, numbers, and pictures.
  23. 23. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative By: Edward R. Tufte ∗ This book describes design strategies – the proper arrangement in space and time of images, words, and numbers – for presenting information about motion, process, mechanism, cause and effect. These strategies are found again and again in portrayals of explanations, quite independent of the particular substantative content or technology of display. Webster’s New World Business Writing Handbook By: Richard Worth ∗ Effective communication is essential for professionals in every area of business today. Webster’s New World Business Writing Handbook introduces you to the fundamentals of good business writing, offering you expert advice in everything from techniques for forming your thoughts to brainstorming and organizing information to proper grammar, punctuation, and usage. In no time, you’ll adopt habits that will allow you to see and appreciate your progress as a writer while you learn to criticize your own work for the most dynamic and productive results. Workplace Writing By: Marilyn E. Holt ∗ Salespeople, landscapes, security guards, engineers, health professionals, marketers – all sorts of people work at the Ultimate Resort and Spa. In their jobs, they all must communicate in writing. Workplace Writing recognizes the many situations students will face in their various professional areas; and in the fictional Ultimate Resort and Spa workplace, they are provided with professional writing tasks in which they may practice the fundamentals of effective communication in their field. Writing Between the Lines: How to Compose Riveting Social Science Manuscripts By: Douglas Flemons ∗ Put off by the grammarianese in traditional composition books? Looking for user- friendly, innovative advice on how to write excellent social-science manuscripts? With relaxed humour and a jargon-free style, Douglas Flemons show you how to punctuate your sentences, figure out your tenses, and develop your ideas. You’ll learn strategies for improving your writing process and get detailed suggestions for how to approach each section of your paper, thesis, or dissertation, including an in-depth discussion on researching and organizing literature reviews.
  24. 24. Writing Clearly An Editing Guide Second Edition By: Janet Lane & Ellen Lange ∗ Writing Clearly: An Editing Guide, Second Edition, helps learners detect and remedy the 15 most common ESL/EFL writing programs. Each unit focuses on one particular writing error, providing grammar explanations, self-help strategies, exercises for practice, and suggestions for improving one’s writing style. Each unit ends with a menu of authentic writing assignments, one of which springs directly from a high-interest CNN® video clip. Writing Your Dissertation in Fifteen Minutes a Day: A Guide to Starting, Revising, and Finishing Your Doctoral Thesis By: Joan Bolker, Ed.D. ∗ Dissertation writers need strong, practical advice, as well as someone who understands their particular situation. Joan Bolker, cofounder of the Harvard Writing Center, offers invaluable suggestions for “blocked” writers. She encourages them to discover individual work plans that promote productivity. Using field-tested strategies and positive reinforcement, she buoys the student through the entire process – from choosing a topic and advisor to setting short- term deadlines, revising, defending the thesis, and deciding whether to publish. Writing the Doctoral Dissertation: A Systematic Approach Second Edition By: Gordon B. Davis & Clyde A. Parker ∗ Here is the first book a prospective doctoral candidate should read. Updated to reflect both modern technological advances and the realities of contemporary academia, it serves as an excellent overview of the dissertation process in most academic fields. Advice starts with selecting an advisor and a dissertation committee, then covers problems connected with selecting a dissertation topic, submitting the proposal, working with an advisor, and writing and defending the dissertation.
  25. 25. Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes By: Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, Linda L. Shaw ∗ In this book, three leading scholars develop a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice about how to write useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, both cultural and institutional. Using actual unfinished, “working” notes as examples, they illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Third Edition By: Jose L. Galvan ∗ The purpose of this book is to provide students with a practical guide to the complex process of writing literature reviews in the social and behavioral sciences. The primary focus is on reviewing original research published in academic journals and on its relationship to theoretical literature. Writing on Both Sides of the Brain: Breakthrough Techniques for People Who Write By: Henriette Anne Klauser ∗ “Definitely supportive. The biggest block any writer has is self-judgement. Writing on Both Sides of the Brain helps overcome the obstacles and tap into the creative powers within each writer.” - Tim Galway, author of The Inner Game of Tennis. Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences Fourth Edition By: Victoria E. McMillan ∗ Written by a professional biologist who is also an experienced writing teacher, this comprehensive guide for students writing in biology, zoology, and botany provides detailed instruction on researching, drafting, revising, and documenting papers, reviews, and other forms of writing.
  26. 26. Writing Research Papers Across the Curriculum Fifth Edition By: Susan M. Hubbuch ∗ Ideal for beginning students who are learning the research process as well as for more advanced students who simply need a reference manual, this handy, spiral- bound manual is designed throughout to help students write meaningful and cogent academic papers in a variety of courses across the curriculum. Writing with a Thesis A Rhetoric and Reader Ninth Edition By: Sarah E. Skwire & David Skwire ∗ Writing with a Thesis is based on the persuasive principle – the development and support of a thesis in order to persuade a reader, which is exactly the skill the beginning writer in freshman composition needs to develop. The book’s 52 professional and 10 student essays are short and easy to read, so that class time can be devoted not to what the readings mean, but to what they mean for the student’s writing. Writing with Power Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process New Edition By: Peter Elbow ∗ A classic handbook for anyone who needs to write, Writing with Power speaks to everyone who has wrestled with words while seeking to gain power with them. Peter Elbow emphasizes that the essential activities underlying good writing and the essential exercises promoting it are really not difficult at all.

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