A Pocket Style Manual Paperback – 1 Jan 1997
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'From a student's perspective, A Pocket Style Manual is the perfect size and works as a handy reference tool for all of their classes'
-Christine Trochesset, Department of English, Western Illinois University, USA --This text refers to the Spiral-bound edition.
A Pocket Style Manual provides student writers with the answers to their writing and research questions --This text refers to the Spiral-bound edition.See all Product Description
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The first section of Hacker's text goes over the basics of good writing - grammar, clarity, punctuation, and essential mechanics such as capitalisation, abbreviation, numbers, etc. This is not a guide that will teach the reader, but rather serve as a reminder, refresher, and quick ready-reference guide for those who (usually at the deadline and in a hurry) need information quickly to finish their assignments and projects.
The three primary styles presented for organising and documenting a research paper are MLA, APA and Chicago - the majority of papers done in sciences, social sciences, humanities and arts are expected to be done in one of these three styles (there are yet other styles, lesser used, as well as foreign styles, but these are relatively rare in the United States). Each section of style shows cover pages, sample pages of text, footnote/endnote formats, as well as the many levels of documentation and citation of sources required. Even with the dozens of documentary examples for sources from books, articles, journals, newspapers, videos, lectures, internet and more, there are always new situations arising that make documentation problematic.Read more ›