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Making Sense

A Student's Guide to Research and Writing, Eighth Edition

Margot Northey and Joan McKibbin

Series : Making Sense

An indispensable guide for students in any discipline, the original volume of the bestselling Making Sense series offers a comprehensive overview of the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering issues such as how to conduct academic research, how to write essays, and how to document sources.

Readership : University and college students at all levels in business, communications, and the humanities.

1. Writing and Thinking
2. Writing an Essay
3. Writing a Book Report
4. Writing a Lab Report
5. Writing a Business Report
6. Using Illustrations
7. Documenting Sources
8. Giving an Oral Presentation
9. Writing Examinations
10. Writing a Resumé and Letter of Application
11. Writing with Style
12. Common Errors in Grammar and Usage
13. Punctuation
14. Misused Words and Phrases

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Kobo (ISBN 9780199010172)

Margot Northey is a specialist in communications and the former dean of the School of Business at Queen's University.

Joan McKibbin teaches communication and computer applications at St Lawrence College.

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Special Features

  • Written by Canadians, for Canadians, this guide is relevant to students in this country.
  • Over 25 years of proven success - the Making Sense series is known for its clear and concise approach to research and writing in all areas of undergraduate study.
  • Up-to-date, detailed information ensures students are well-equipped with the knowledge they will need to communicate successfully.
  • A rich variety of examples helps students overcome common pitfalls in grammar, style, punctuation, and usage.
  • A concise, student-friendly approach allows readers to use this book either as a quick and casual reference or as a text that can easily be read from cover to cover.
  • A checklist for written assignments on the inside front cover offers a brief overview of key points to consider, encouraging students to submit only their most polished work.
  • A list of symbols for common errors found on the inside back cover helps students understand marking symbols and abbreviations that may appear on their work.
New to this Edition
  • Up-to-date documentation guidelines include the latest guidelines for MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE style.
  • New coverage of key topics, including technology updates throughout, guidelines for preparing online job and graduate school applications, and material on how to construct an effective argument.
  • Updated references and examples throughout ensure students have the most current resource available.