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Spiralbound paperback

Published: 25 May 2017

528 Pages | 8 photos; 4 figures; 47 tables

ISBN: 9780199021093

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook

Third Edition

The late William E. Messenger, Jan de Bruyn, The late Judy Brown, and Ramona Montagnes

  • Easy to use. The coloured tabs, numbered sections and headers, and the "How to Find What You Need" page help students to navigate the text with ease.
  • Extensively classroom tested. The material in the text has been distilled from the well-known Canadian Writer's Handbook and extensively classroom tested by thousands of students.
  • EAL content. Topics of particular importance to EAL learners are marked with an EAL icon throughout the book and are listed at the front of the book. The appendix also includes a specialized checklist for EAL writers.
  • Updated and expanded documentation section. The section on documentation has been updated and expanded to provide students with more coverage of online sources such as blog posts, tweets, emails, and social media videos. This section also features colour coding of in-text and reference citations to help students recognize their common elements so they can construct citations more easily. Note: MLA style has been updated to the new 2016 version.
  • All Canadian. The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook is an indigenous Canadian title, not an adaptation of an American text. It provides students with Canadian examples and advice on Canadian spelling and usage.
  • Practice exercises. Practice exercises for students are available in the printed Student Workbook. Additional exercises are also posted online.
  • Indispensable. The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook acts as a highly useful reference for students throughout their entire undergraduate careers and beyond.

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