Little Pearson Handbook eBook (4e) : 9781488615832

Little Pearson Handbook eBook (4e)

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About the book

Reviewed by a panel of experienced university lecturers The Little Pearson Handbook 4th Australasian edition covers the academic writing and research processes and has been thoroughly updated to include coverage of the most current Harvard, APA, MLA and CMS citation, documentation and style guidelines.

Dr Michael Carey and Gabriella Munoz have adapted and updated this edition specifically for the Australasian context. This ensures that the handbook reflects the needs of Australasian students across a range of academic disciplines, including education, business, nursing, science and healthcare.

In this student friendly adaptation, Australian English is used alongside many recent examples and cultural references from Australia, New Zealand, the Asia Pacific region and beyond. Plus, updated references to Australasian books, journals and research are featured throughout.

Table of contents
Part One Composing
1 Think as a Writer
2 Review, View and Write with a Critical Eye
3 Plan and Draft
4 Revise, Edit and Proofread
5 Write Arguments
6 Write in Academic Genres
7 Write for Online Courses

Part Two Planning Research and Finding Sources
8 Plan Your Research
9 Find Sources
10 Evaluate Sources
11 Plan Field Research

Part Three Incorporating and Documenting Sources
12 Understand and Avoid Plagiarism
13 Use Sources Effectively
14 Harvard Documentation
15 APA Documentation
16 MLA Documentation
17 CMS Documentation

Part 4 Effective Style and Language
18 Write with Power
19 Write Concisely
20 Write with Emphasis
21 Find the Right Words

Part 5 Understanding Grammar
22 Fragments, Run-ons and Comma Splices
23 Subject-Verb Agreement
24 Verbs
25 Pronouns
26 Shifts
27 Modifiers
28 Grammar for Multilingual Writers

Part 6 Understanding Punctuation and Mechanics
29 Commas
30 Semicolons and Colons
31 Dashes and Parentheses
31 Apostrophes
32 Quotation marks
34 Other Punctuation Marks
35 Capitalisation, Italics, Abbreviations and Numbers

Part 7 Tips for Success
36 Oral Presentations
37 Feedback
38 Job Presentation Skills
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