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The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook: Student Workbook

by (author) William E. Messenger, Jan de Bruyn, Judy Brown, Ramona Montagnes & Peter J.W. Chambers

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2009
Composition & Creative Writing
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2009
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This workbook accompanies The Concise Canadian Writer's Handbook. It provides exercises covering the topics in the main book, from the mechanics of building strong sentences and paragraphs to the intricacies of writing, formatting, and documenting full-length research papers. With over 150 exercises the workbook helps students gain a firm grasp of grammatical concepts and other topics. Exercises also help students improve their writing through practical application of the effective writing techniques discussed in the text.

About the authors

Contributor Notes

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. Peter J.W. Chambers is an editor at Oxford University Press Canada and a former instructor in the English department at the University of Waterloo.

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