Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing / Edition 6

Making Sense: A Student's Guide to Research and Writing / Edition 6

by Margot Northey
     
 

ISBN-10: 019544003X

ISBN-13: 9780195440034

Pub. Date: 03/28/2010

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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

Overview

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 resumés 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195440034
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

A Note to the Student vii

Acknowledgements viii

1 Writing and Thinking 1

2 Writing an Essay 8

3 Writing a Book Report 40

4 Writing a Lab Report 46

5 Writing a Business Report 55

6 Using Illustrations 69

7 Documenting Sources 74

8 Giving an Oral Presentation 101

9 Writing Examinations 108

10 Writing a Resumé and Letter of Application 116

11 Writing with Style 125

12 Common Errors in Grammar and Usage 140

13 Punctuation 153

14 Misused Words and Phrases 168

Glossary 182

Index 193

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