Making Sense: A Students Guide to Research and Writing

by Joan McKibbin, Margot Northey

Oxford University Press | December 23, 2009 | Trade Paperback |

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The Making Sense series comprises four concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in the humanities, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to conduct academic research, how to write essays, and how to document sources. The sixth edition of the book has new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0 in

Published: December 23, 2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 019544003X

ISBN - 13: 9780195440034

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Making Sense: A Students Guide to Research and Writing

Making Sense: A Students Guide to Research and Writing

by Joan McKibbin, Margot Northey

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 Pages, 5.91 × 8.66 × 0 in

Published: December 23, 2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 019544003X

ISBN - 13: 9780195440034

About the Book

The Making Sense series comprises four concise and accessible guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study.
Designed especially for students in the humanities, Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing outlines the basics of style, grammar, and usage and presents guidelines for and examples of four reference styles: MLA, APA, CMS, and CBE. It offers valuable advice on current trends in humanities thinking and research; writing business reports, lab reports, and book reports; writing resum?'s and letters of application; giving oral presentations; and writing tests and exams. The sixth edition features up-to-date MLA and APA information, new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, and new and updated examples.

Table of Contents

Symbols for common errors (on inside front cover) Acknowledgements A note to the student 1. Writing and thinking 2. Writing an essay 3. Writing a book report 4. Writing a lab report 5. Writing a business report 6. Using illustrations 7. Documenting sources 8. Giving an oral presentation 9. Writing examinations 10. Writing a resume and letter of application 11. Writing with style 12. Common errors in grammar and usage 13. Punctuation 14. Catch list of misused words and phrases Glossary Index

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The Making Sense series comprises four concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in the humanities, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such issues as how to conduct academic research, how to write essays, and how to document sources. The sixth edition of the book has new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.

About the Author

Margot Northey was Dean of the School of Business, Queen''s University. She is currently a business consultant. Joan McKibbin teaches communications and computer applications at St. Lawrence College.
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