The Broadview Pocket Guide to Writing is a concise volume presenting essential material from the fourth edition of the full Broadview Guide to Writing. Included are summaries of key grammatical points and a reference guide to basic grammar; a glossary of usage; tips on writing style; a guide to bias-free writing; coverage of punctuation and writing mechanics; helpful advice on Internet research; and much more. For the third edition the section on citation and documentation (in four commonly-used styles—MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE) has been extensively revised and updated.
Doug Babington is Director of the Writing Centre at Queen’s University, and the author of articles both on writing and on literature. Don LePan's most recent book is a novel, Animals (Véhicule, 2009). Maureen Okun is a professor in the departments of English and of Liberal Studies at Vancouver Island University.
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