A Canadian Writer's Pocket Guide

Paperback | January 23, 2014

byJack Finnbogason, Al Valleau

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A Canadian Writer's Pocket Guide continues to provide students with a handy and succinct reference guide that covers all they need to know about the writing process. Building on the success of previous editions, the fifth edition includes updates that reflect the impact modern technology has had on the writing process. If you are looking for a writing-focused handbook that does not overwhelm students and provides them with the information they need to be better writers, check out the new edition!

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A Canadian Writer's Pocket Guide continues to provide students with a handy and succinct reference guide that covers all they need to know about the writing process. Building on the success of previous editions, the fifth edition includes updates that reflect the impact modern technology has had on the writing process. If you are loo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.38 × 5 × 0.63 inPublished:January 23, 2014Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176531610

ISBN - 13:9780176531614

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Writing ProcessChapter 1: Prewriting I: The BasicsChapter 2: Prewriting II: TechniquesChapter 3: Prewriting III: Skill DevelopmentChapter 4: DraftingChapter 5: RevisingPart Two: Academic WritingChapter 6: PlagiarismChapter 7: Writing the Academic EssayChapter 8: SummaryChapter 9: Writing a Literary AnalysisChapter 10: Writing in the Social SciencesChapter 11: Exam StrategiesPart Three: Research EssaysChapter 12: Step 1: Defining the AssignmentChapter 13: Step 2: Developing a Preliminary ThesisChapter 14: Step 3: Conducting ResearchChapter 15: Step 4: ReadingChapter 16: Step 5: Making and Storing Reference NotesChapter 17: Step 6: Drafting the EssayChapter 18: Step 7: Revising the EssayPart Four: DocumentationChapter 19: Style Formats: An OverviewChapter 20: MLA StyleChapter 21: APA StyleChapter 22: Chicago StylePart Five: Basic GrammarChapter 23: Parts of SpeechChapter 24: Phrases and ClausesPart Six: Sentence ElementsChapter 25: Parts of SentencesChapter 26: Sentence PatternsChapter 27: Sentence TypesChapter 28: Sentence PurposesChapter 29: Sentence VarietyPart Seven: Constructing ParagraphsChapter 30: Sequencing IdeasChapter 31: Paragraph PurposeChapter 32: Paragraph DevelopmentChapter 33: Paragraph TransitionsChapter 34: Paragraph StructureChapter 35: Special-Purpose ParagraphsChapter 36: Common Paragraph ProblemsPart Eight: Grammatical SentencesChapter 37: ConstructionChapter 38: AgreementChapter 39: Common Sentence ProblemsPart Nine: Usage and DictionChapter 40: Diction (Word Choice)Chapter 41: Pronoun CaseChapter 42: Pronoun ChoiceChapter 43: Collective NounsChapter 44: Inclusive LanguageChapter 45: Comparatives and SuperlativesChapter 46: Active and Passive VoiceChapter 47: Split InfinitivesPart Ten: PunctuationChapter 48: The CommaChapter 49: The SemicolonChapter 50: The ColonChapter 51: Quotation MarksChapter 52: The ApostropheChapter 53: The SlashChapter 54: ParenthesesChapter 55: BracketsChapter 56: The DashChapter 57: EllipsesPart Eleven: MechanicsChapter 58: Italics or UnderliningChapter 59: CapitalizationChapter 60: AbbreviationsChapter 61: NumbersChapter 62: HyphensPart Twelve: Job-Related Writing (Web: www.nelson.com/site/cdnwriterspocketguide5e)Chapter 63: Business Documents