The Broadview Pocket Guide to Writing presents in concise form essential material from the more comprehensive text, The 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 writing by computer and on Internet research; and much more. For the second edition the section on citation and documentation in four commonly used styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and CBE) has been expanded and thoroughly revised, and a substantial new section on writing in various disciplines has been added.
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 is the author of The Cognitive Revolution in Western Culture (Macmillan, 1989) and of The Broadview Book of Common Errors in English (5/e, 2003).
"The Broadview Pocket Guide to Writing is an economical and impressive writing reference, especially when compared to more costly yet comparable texts. Its wide coverage of the writing process, writing style and conventions, and documentation format make it a very useful and sensible text for any writer in the academic community."