Brief English Handbook, 2e
Addison Wesley School, 1987 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 435 pages
Completely updated and featuring a new section on study skills, "The Brief English Handbook" offers the convenience and coverage of other handbooks at half the cost. Known for its straightforward advice, accessible writing style, and clear organization, this easy-to-use handbook emphasizes critical thinking and features complete coverage of composition basics. Spiral-bound and affordably priced, "The Brief English Handbook-"despite its streamlined size-gives thorough attention to grammar, mechanics, punctuation, critical thinking, research, and the writing process. Numerous examples and samples provide models of writing, including excellent coverage of workplace writing. Will help anyone write better," " Grammar, mechanics, punctuation, critical thinking, research, and the writing process. Any one interested in a grammar and research reference.
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