The Beacon Handbook and Desk Reference

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Houghton Mifflin, Dec 1, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 673 pages
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"The Beacon Handbook and Desk Reference provides complete coverage of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, diction, and the research and writing processes in a convenient, affordable format.

Highly accessible, the text offers grammatical terms and principles explained in everyday language. Hand-edited sentences throughout the book help students learn to correct faulty writing, and "Quick Reference boxes summarize important information for easy review. The book also contains the latest APA and MLA guidelines and advice on using and evaluating Internet sources.A full-color 80-page Almanac at the end of the handbook contains useful information such as proofreading symbols, commonly misspelled words, U.S. presidents, a timeline of American history, and the periodic table of elements.An annotated MLA research paper and a paper that illustrates all stages of the writing process are included.The book features connected discourse exercises throughout. Each exercise examines a single topic, allowing students to apply newly learned information and skills within a realistic, coherent context.

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Perrin turned to fiction writing after careers as a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist; 11 years as chief aide to a U.S. Senator; deputy director of the federal anti-poverty program; vice-president of TIAA-CREF, the world's largest private pension system, and U.S. State Department consultant.

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