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Canadian-only ProductSimon & Schuster Handbook for Writers, Sixth Canadian Edition Plus NEW MyLab Canadian Composition with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 6th Edition

By Lynn Quitman Troyka, Douglas Hesse, Cy Strom

Published by Pearson Canada

Published Date: Jun 17, 2013

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The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers is designed to help you find what you need to become a better writer. It offers comprehensive access to vital information on the writing process, from mastering grammar to using correct punctuation, from writing research papers to documenting sources, and from writing for the Web to writing using visuals. The Simon & Schuster Handbook is carefully designed to be a useful tool in your academic life and beyond.

Table of Contents

Personal Message to Students

How to Use the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers

Elements on the Pages of This Handbook

Pearson MyCanadianCompLab


About the Authors


PART ONE: Writing Situations and Processes

1. Understanding Academic and Other Writing Situations

2. Essential Processes for Academic Writing

3. Writing Paragraphs, Shaping Essays

4. Thinking Critically About Ideas and Images

5. Writing Arguments

6. Writing with Others

7. Strategies for Writing Typical Kinds of Papers


PART TWO: Writing Effectively, Writing with Style

8. Style and Tone in Writing

9. Sentence Variety and Style

10. Parallelism

11. Conciseness

12. The Impact of Words

13. Usage Glossary


PART THREE: Understanding Grammar and Writing Correct Sentences

14. Parts of Speech and Sentence Structures

15. Verbs

16. Pronouns: Case and Reference

17. Agreement

18. Adjectives and Adverbs

19. Sentence Fragments

20. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

21. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

22. Shifting and Mixed Sentences


PART FOUR: Using Punctuation and Mechanics

23. Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks

24. Commas

25. Semicolons

26. Colons

27. Apostrophes

28. Quotation Marks

29. Other Punctuation Marks

30. Capitals, Italics, Abbreviations, and Numbers

31. Spelling


PART FIVE: Research and Writing

32. Types and Uses of Research in Writing

33. Writing Research Papers

35. Using Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

36. MLA Documentation with Case Study

37. APA Documentation with Case Study

38. Chicago Manual (CM), Council of Science Editors (CSE), and IEEE Documentation


PART SIX: Writing Across the Curriculum–and Beyond

39. Comparing the Disciplines

40. Writing About the Humanities and Literature

41. Writing in the Social Sciences and Natural Sciences

42. Making Presentations and Using Multimedia

43. Business and Professional Writing

44. Writing for the Public

45. Document and Visual Design

46. Multimodal Texts and Writing for the Web

47. Creating a Writing Portfolio


PART SEVEN: Writing When English Is Not Your First Language

48. Multilingual Students Writing in Canadian Colleges and Universities

49. Handling Sentence-Level Issues in English

50. Singulars and Plurals

51. Articles

52. Word Order

53. Prepositions

54. Gerunds, Infinitives, and Participles

55. Modal Auxiliary Verbs


Terms Glossary


ESL Index


Purchase Info

ISBN-10: 0-13-290572-8

ISBN-13: 978-0-13-290572-5

Format: Book

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