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The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook [Spiral-bound]

William E. Messenger , Jan de Bruyn , Judy Brown , Ramona Montagnes
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May 5 2009 0195430387 978-0195430387 Spi
The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook is a streamlined, coil-bound, full-colour version of the well-established Canadian Writer's Handbook that instructors have come to know and trust. The concise edition uses the accessible, well-organized, and classroom-tested structure of the full volume, featuring descriptions and examples of the entire writing process, from basic grammar to constructing sentences and paragraphs to proofreading and editing. Also included are EAL tools, up-to-date examples and advice on avoiding plagiarism and achieving academic integrity. The latest 2009 MLA documentation guidelines have also been added to ensure students have access to the most current resources available. Students will also value the new design, tabs for easy navigation, and the easy to use format, all of which make this a valuable reference throughout their academic career and beyond. A printed workbook is available to accompany The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook. This invaluable resource includes over 150 exercises which range in difficulty from basic to more complex so that students can practice their skills as they advance through a course. Also included at the back of the workbook is a complete answer key, giving students the opportunity to check their progress and comprehension. Instructors wishing to package this workbook with The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook will receive a total package price of $68.95. This is a savings of over $10.00!

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William E. Messenger (now deceased) and Jan de Bruyn, both emeritus professors of the University of British Columbia, produced the first edition of The Canadian Writer's Handbook in 1980. Judy Brown joined the project as an editorial consultant on the third edition; she is a senior instructor in the English department at UBC, where she teaches courses in Canadian and children's literature. Ramona Montagnes, also a member of UBC's English department, has been the director of the university's writing centre since 1992 and is responsible for the development of new courses and programs for the centre.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource Feb. 11 2014
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Good quality used book. I love the quick-tabs, and I believe I'll find this invaluable for the years of university ahead of me.
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