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Little Penguin Handbook, The, 3rd Edition

3.61  ·  Rating Details ·  57 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
"The Little Penguin Handbook" continues to revolutionize the way pocket handbooks present information. With more visuals and sample documents than other essential handbooks, this handy full-color reference gives students just what they need to know about the writing and research processes, while providing extensive coverage of documentation and grammar. With a reorganized ...more
Paperback, 282 pages
Published July 24th 2011 by Pearson College Div (first published January 29th 2006)
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Mitch Flitcroft
Mar 05, 2017 Mitch Flitcroft rated it really liked it
This is a great handbook for students that are about to start university. It contains chapters on all the essential stuff: researching, writing, grammar, punctuation, plagiarism, and more. The content is concise and easy to read.

The 100 pages on the Harvard, APA, MLA, and CMS documentation styles is a bit unnecessary. There's no point learning all four of them because most students will only need to master one or two during their degree. Regardless, it's a good reference if it's needed at some
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James Stripes
This books serves as a basic reference when no other is available, but falls short. Most egregious is its failure to explain the purpose of underlining (typing) and italics. Students using this guide easily get the impression when that one style sheet (MLA) would have them underline book titles, while another (Chicago) would have them italicized. This difference does not exist: book titles are italicized in all academic style sheets (newspapers put them in quote marks). Underlining tells the typ ...more
Alisha Brook
Apr 28, 2015 Alisha Brook rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Students
Recommended to Alisha Brook by: USQ
Extremely useful resource for ALL students, or anyone really, looking to reference essays and reports appropriately. THE LITTLE PENGUIN HANDBOOK provides a well-presented and detailed account of common referencing styles including Harvard and APA systems. It is pocket sized, lightweight and spiral-bound for easy use and travel.

I highly recommend.
Adrienne S.
Sep 08, 2009 Adrienne S. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
How-to-write book.

A must read for any one who wants to write effectively.

Makes me wonder why I didn't learn this shit in university or public school? Simple shit too?
Hannah
Apr 20, 2011 Hannah rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a really great tool to use when writing college papers. It can be a real grade saver.
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My students love that this book is small and the information is condensed.
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