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A Canadian Writer's Pocket Guide, 5th Edition

By Finnbogason/Valleau
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Soft Cover
304 pages
ISBN-10: 0176531610
ISBN-13: 9780176531614
Publisher: Top Hat
Edition: 5th

A Canadian Writer’s Pocket Guide continues to provide students with a handy and succinct reference guide that covers all they need to know about the writing process. Building on the success of previous editions, the fifth edition includes updates that reflect the impact modern technology has had on the writing process. If you are looking for a writing-focused handbook that does not overwhelm students and provides them with the information they need to be better writers, check out the new edition!

Features

  • *NEW* Includes updated APA, MLA, and Chicago documentation guidelines
  • *NEW* Thoroughly updated discussions of Internet searches, including using Google Chrome Scholar
  • *NEW* Complete MLA and APA model essays included
  • *NEW* Examples have been updated throughout
  • *NEW* Expanded discussion of outlines, including a new example of building an argument on the topic of fracking
  • *NEW* Expanded guidelines for using Digital Object Identifiers in both APA and Chicago documentation styles

Table of Contents

  • Part One: The Writing Process
  • Chapter 1: Prewriting I: The Basics
  • Chapter 2: Prewriting II: Techniques
  • Chapter 3: Prewriting III: Skill Development
  • Chapter 4: Drafting
  • Chapter 5: Revising
  • Part Two: Academic Writing
  • Chapter 6: Plagiarism
  • Chapter 7: Writing the Academic Essay
  • Chapter 8: Summary
  • Chapter 9: Writing a Literary Analysis
  • Chapter 10: Writing in the Social Sciences
  • Chapter 11: Exam Strategies
  • Part Three: Research Essays
  • Chapter 12: Step 1: Defining the Assignment
  • Chapter 13: Step 2: Developing a Preliminary Thesis
  • Chapter 14: Step 3: Conducting Research
  • Chapter 15: Step 4: Reading
  • Chapter 16: Step 5: Making and Storing Reference Notes
  • Chapter 17: Step 6: Drafting the Essay
  • Chapter 18: Step 7: Revising the Essay
  • Part Four: Documentation
  • Chapter 19: Style Formats: An Overview
  • Chapter 20: MLA Style
  • Chapter 21: APA Style
  • Chapter 22: Chicago Style
  • Part Five: Basic Grammar
  • Chapter 23: Parts of Speech
  • Chapter 24: Phrases and Clauses
  • Part Six: Sentence Elements
  • Chapter 25: Parts of Sentences
  • Chapter 26: Sentence Patterns
  • Chapter 27: Sentence Types
  • Chapter 28: Sentence Purposes
  • Chapter 29: Sentence Variety
  • Part Seven: Constructing Paragraphs
  • Chapter 30: Sequencing Ideas
  • Chapter 31: Paragraph Purpose
  • Chapter 32: Paragraph Development
  • Chapter 33: Paragraph Transitions
  • Chapter 34: Paragraph Structure
  • Chapter 35: Special-Purpose Paragraphs
  • Chapter 36: Common Paragraph Problems
  • Part Eight: Grammatical Sentences
  • Chapter 37: Construction
  • Chapter 38: Agreement
  • Chapter 39: Common Sentence Problems
  • Part Nine: Usage and Diction
  • Chapter 40: Diction (Word Choice)
  • Chapter 41: Pronoun Case
  • Chapter 42: Pronoun Choice
  • Chapter 43: Collective Nouns
  • Chapter 44: Inclusive Language
  • Chapter 45: Comparatives and Superlatives
  • Chapter 46: Active and Passive Voice
  • Chapter 47: Split Infinitives
  • Part Ten: Punctuation
  • Chapter 48: The Comma
  • Chapter 49: The Semicolon
  • Chapter 50: The Colon
  • Chapter 51: Quotation Marks
  • Chapter 52: The Apostrophe
  • Chapter 53: The Slash
  • Chapter 54: Parentheses
  • Chapter 55: Brackets
  • Chapter 56: The Dash
  • Chapter 57: Ellipses
  • Part Eleven: Mechanics
  • Chapter 58: Italics or Underlining
  • Chapter 59: Capitalization
  • Chapter 60: Abbreviations
  • Chapter 61: Numbers
  • Chapter 62: Hyphens
  • Part Twelve: Job-Related Writing (Web: www.nelson.com/site/cdnwriterspocketguide5e)
  • Chapter 63: Business Documents

Author Information

Jack Finnbogason

Jack Finnbogason is retired now. He finished his 33 years at Kwantlen by spending his last 5 years as Dean of Humanities. Overall, Jack taught for 41 years including high school in Ontario and Manitoba, and college at Seneca College and Kwantlen.

Al Valleau

Al Valleau has worked in post-secondary institutions in British Columbia, Alberta and Quebec. Al is completing his 35th year of teaching this year, and has chaired Canadian Studies programs in two colleges and an English department in a third. He was one of the six people awarded the Secretary of State Prize of excellence in Canadian Studies at the college level in 1985. He is active in research in Canadian literature.