A Canadian Writer's Reference / Edition 5

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Overview

A Canadian Writer's Reference, Fifth Edition, adapted from the most widely used college handbook ever published — and with the help of several Canadian instructors — has advice that's easy to find and easy to understand. It provides the comprehensive coverage, concrete examples, and trusted models students need for writing in almost every postsecondary course and beyond. A new tabbed section, Writing about Literature, offers advice on interpreting and writing about works of literature and includes two annotated student essays. Grounded in Canadian texts, culture, and current events, examples throughout the book provide relevant context and advice for Canadian writers. And a new instructor's edition offers classroom activities and teaching tips for Canadian instructors — making it easier than ever to integrate the handbook into the course.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312566173
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 5/23/2011
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 872,197
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

C Composing and revising
     C1 Planning
     C2 Drafting
     C3 Revising
*new section on portfolio keeping
     C4 Writing paragraphs
     C5 Designing documents
     C6 Writing with technology (*new chapter)
   
A Academic writing
     A1 Writing about texts
*new annotated advertisement
     A2 Constructing reasonable arguments
*new argument paper
     A3 Evaluating arguments
     A4 Writing in the disciplines 
   
S Sentence style

     S1 Parallelism
     S2 Needed words
     S3 Problems with modifiers
     S4 Shifts
     S5 Mixed constructions
     S6 Sentence emphasis
     S7 Sentence variety
   
W Word choice
     W1 Glossary of usage
     W2 Wordy sentences
     W3 Active verbs
     W4 Appropriate language
     W5 Exact language
     W6 The dictionary and thesaurus
   
G Grammatical sentences
     G1 Subject-verb agreement
     G2 Verb forms, tenses, and moods
     G3 Pronouns
     G4 Adjectives and adverbs
     G5 Sentence fragments
     G6 Run-on sentences
   
M Multilingual writers and ESL challenges
     M1 Verbs
     M2 Articles
     M3 Sentence structure
     M4 Using adjectives
     M5 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions 
   
P Punctuation and mechanics
     P1 The comma
     P2 Unnecessary commas
     P3 The semicolon and the colon
     P4 The apostrophe
     P5 Quotation marks
     P6 Other punctuation marks
     P7 Spelling and hyphenation
     P8 Capitalization
     P9 Abbreviations and numbers
     P10 Italics
 
B Basic grammar
     B1 Parts of speech
     B2 Parts of sentences
     B3 Subordinate word groups
     B4 Sentence types   
 
R Researching
     R1 Conducting research
     R2 Evaluating sources
*new feature on scholarly vs. popular sources
*new feature on evaluating Web sites
     R3 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism
*new sample annotated bibliography
*new box on avoiding plagiarism
     R4 Choosing a documentation style
   
MLA papers

     MLA-1 Supporting a thesis
     MLA-2 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
     MLA-3 Integrating sources
*new coverage of synthesis
     MLA-4 Documenting sources
*new annotated documentation models
     MLA-5 Manuscript format; sample paper
*new research case study
     SAMPLE PAPER 
    
APA and CMS papers

     APA-1 Supporting a thesis
     APA-2 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
     APA-3 Integrating sources
*new coverage of synthesis
     APA-4 Documenting sources
*new annotated documentation models
     APA-5 Manuscript format; sample paper
     SAMPLE PAPER 
     CMS-1 Supporting a thesis
     CMS-2 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
     CMS-3 Integrating sources
     CMS-4 Documenting sources
*new Citations at a glance
     CMS-5 Manuscript format; sample pages
     SAMPLE PAGES
 
*new to this edition

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