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Essay & Writing Guides

  • A Guide for Writing Research Papers Based on Modern Language Association (MLA) Documentation - Prepared by the Humanities Department and the Arthur C. Banks Jr. Library. CAPITAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE. Hartford, Connecticut. USA.

  • Basic Guide to Essay Writing - a step-by-step guide to writing a basic essay. Includes links to other on-line essay resources.

  • Battling the Six Evil Geniuses of Essay Writing - Charles King, Georgetown University. American Political Science Association (APSA)

  • Common Errors in English -  Great resource for correcting those common errors in spelling, grammar and syntax! Washington State University. USA.

  • Essay-writing guide - (York University). Undergraduate Handbook. Guide to writing essays and other projects.

  • Grant Writing Guides - Need grant funds? This site offers a 10-Point Grant Writing Guide designed to help you win grant funds for your organization. Resources include sample grant applications, funding proposals, and budgets. These guides are designed to assist established, experienced private and public non-profit organizations and entities. These guides will not assist individuals, for-profit businesses or start-up organizations.

  • Guide to Proposal Writing - You need to follow a step-by-step process in the search for private dollars. This site offers such a guide.

  • How To Cite References - Footnote/Endnote Style, (Updated March 2002) - This document refers to footnote/endnote as outlined in the Chicago Manual of Style, suitable for the social sciences. (Murdoch University)

  • Referencing and Writing Bibliographies - Information taken from books, magazines and other sources should be referenced. The Harvard System of Referencing dispenses with footnotes and incorporates the reference into the main text.

Selected Publications:

Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers (7th Edition)
by Stephen P. Reid
This best-selling writing guide integrates purpose, process, and rhetorical strategies into every chapter, offering readers the clearest explanation of writing. In addition to emphasizing critical reading, every major chapter contains professional and student samples, rhetorical techniques, journal exercises, reading and writing activities, collaborative activities, peer-response guidelines, and revision suggestions. A student essay in each chapter contains writing process materials (outlines, audience analysis, interview notes, drafts, revision plans, etc.). For high school and college students.
Hardcover: 816 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7 edition (February 2, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN: 0131918222

Patterns for College Writing : A Rhetorical Reader and Guide
by Stephen R. Mandell, Laurie G. Kirszner
The book looks at how writers develop their work. The first few chapters look at some of the basic mechanics of writing - planning, writing, editing and revising. It also looks briefly at certain skills needed for writing, such as brainstorming and idea generation, as well as journal writing. There are many exercises included here to give students first-hand experience.
Paperback: 763 pages
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; 9th edition (July 14, 2003)
Language: English
ISBN: 031240431X

Strategies for Successful Writing : A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader and Handbook (7th Edition)
by James A. Reinking, Robert von der Osten
Written in a clear, engaging style, Strategies for Successful Writing combines four books — a rhetoric, a research guide, a reader, and a handbook — into one convenient, flexible, and economically priced text. Moreover, our Free Words Upon Request program allows you to package a free dictionary or thesaurus with Strategies for Successful Writing, making it the best Paperback: 752 pages
Publisher: Prentice Hall; 7 edition (February 25, 2004)
Language: English
ISBN: 0131891952

The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing (3rd Edition)
by John D. Ramage, John C. Bean, June Johnson
This book offers engaging instruction in rhetoric and composition, a flexible sequence of comprehensive writing assignments, numerous examples of writing, and thorough guides to research and editing. Key Topics: Emphasizes writing as a problem-posing, problem-solving process of inquiry. Written in a friendly, encouraging tone reminiscent of Ramage and Bean's best-selling argument text, Writing Arguments. It offers balanced coverage of academic writing and personal and narrative forms and provides readers with a continuum for understanding differences between academic, thesis-driven, “closed-form” writing and personal, “open-form” writing.
Hardcover: 880 pages
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group; 3rd edition (August 13, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN: 0321106229

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