The Writer's FAQ's: A Pocket Handbook, Second Edition

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9780131831254: The Writer's FAQ's: A Pocket Handbook, Second Edition
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For writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly pocket guide beside them while they write, this book has it all. Its easy-to-navigate coverage offers a wide variety of traditional topics as well as the most current information on conducting online research, and using MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, and CBE citation formats. Writers will find valuable assistance with the writing process; argument reading and writing; all major areas of grammar and mechanics; conducting research in libraries and online; using the World Wide Web as a resource; and documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources. Writers don't need to know grammatical terms because lists of frequently answered questions lead them to needed explanations offered in a friendly, informal tone and a highly readable style. For writers and other needing a compact, comprehensive writer's reference.

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The Writer's FAQs, the easiest pocket handbook to use, offers quick answers to your grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and research questions.

Features of this clear, concise guide:

  • How to Use This Book introduces timesaving methods for finding information easily.
  • Common questions—FAQs—allow you to find information quickly without having to know precise terminology.
  • Hint boxes offer useful advice, strategies for understanding rules, and suggestions for avoiding common errors.
  • Complete and up-to-date coverage of documentation styles, including MLA, APA, CMS, CSE, and COS, as well as strategies for both traditional and online research, are included.

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