208 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.25 in
December 23, 2009
Oxford University Press
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)
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
14. Catch list of misused words and phrases
From the Publisher
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.