A Writer's Handbook - Third Edition: Developing Writing Skills for University Students

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Leslie E. Casson
Broadview Press, Nov 23, 2011 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 172 pages
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Written collaboratively by writing instructors at the Queen’s University Writing Centre, A Writer’s Handbook is a compact yet thorough guide to academic writing for a North American audience. This clear and concise handbook outlines strategies both for thinking assignments through and for writing them well. The third edition is revised and updated throughout.

Features of the third edition:

  • Updated citation section (MLA, APA, Chicago, scientific, electronic)
  • Updated section on using and citing electronic sources
  • Expanded coverage of report writing and business letters
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Chapter 1 Understanding the Assignment
11
Chapter 2 Planning and Outlining
17
Chapter 3 Paragraphs
29
Chapter 4 Stylistic Decisions
41
Chapter 5 Essential Grammar
57
Chapter 6 Punctuation
69
Chapter 7 Documentation
87
Chapter 8 Business Writing
125
Chapter 9 Writing in the Sciences
149
Usage and Misusage
159
Appendix 2 Recommended Writing Guides
169
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About the author (2011)

Leslie E. Casson teaches Writing and Communications at Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College, Kingston, Ontario.

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