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Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers

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A self-instruction manual and reference book for academic, personal, business, and public audience writing. Coverage includes writing college-level essays, source-based arguments, and research papers; thinking and reading critically; using documentation style correctly; designing documents; writing for the Web; writing about literature; writing for business; creating oral ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 810 pages
Published December 7th 1990 by Prentice Hall (first published January 1st 1987)
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Bee Kapitan
Oct 24, 2010 is currently reading it  ·  review of another edition
This book I picked up today from my local second hand store.

I like the back of this hardcover, that must be intended for secondary education. It reads...

Using this book will not only help you succeed as a writer, but will also help you fulfill your potential in all academic, workplace, and public settings.

Sign me up. I needed help with this weeks UBC's writing homework assignment.

Thick and full of visuals, I think this book can deliver on it's promises.
Juliana Es
Mine is actually the Eighth Edition.
Dennis Casinillo
I’m a Filipino, who is now studying as a teacher major in English. I consider myself to be one of the luckiest people to have this book. I remember a friend, Marry Rinnert from Arkansas, a corps volunteer gave it to me back when I was in elementary on my birthday.
She asked me what kind of gift would I be pleased to have and I said a book in English, because I want to be a great writer someday. Fortunately she gave two of it this one and the other one (The Little Brown Handbook-6th edition, “inc
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Megan
Feb 21, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nearly indispensable when citing sources, creating an annotated bibliography, formatting a paper, or a myriad of other tasks associated with writing papers or other forms of media. I, for one, am lost without it.
Linda
Jun 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reference
If you are looking for a cheaper, smaller alternative to the "Chicago Manual of Style" you can do a lot worse than this one. I keep it near my computer.
sologdin
Oct 23, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: linguistics
similar to The Bedford Handbook, very philistine, worthy of class time only to beat it up.
Valerie
Mar 20, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very helpful.
Sandra
Jan 26, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writer-helpers
Every writer should have a copy of this book handy --as it includes topics on basic grammar (the stuff we all forget) and it shares formats on how to organize the information into papers.

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