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Books to Help You Improve Your Writing

Writing Handbooks

  • Alred, G., Brusaw, C., & Oliu, W. (2009). The business writer’s handbook    (9th ed.). New York: St. Martin’s Press.

  • Alred, G., Brusaw, C., & Oliu, W. (2006). Handbook of technical writing (8th ed.). New York: St. Martin’s Press.

  • Azar, B.S., Koch, R.S., & Hagen, S.A. (2011). Fundamentals of English grammar workbook (4th ed.). USA: Pearson Longman

  • Damer, T. E. (2009). Attacking faulty reasoning: A practical guide to fallacyfree arguments (6th ed.). Belmont, CA:     Wadsworth/Cengage. 

  • Diamond, H., & Dutwin, P. (2005). Barron’s grammar in plain English (4th ed.). Hauppauge, New York: Barron’s Educational Series.

  • Fahnestock, J., & Secor, M. (2004). A rhetoric of argument (3rd ed.). New York: McGrawHill.

  • Fiske, R. H. (2006). The dictionary of concise writing: More than 10,000 alternatives to wordy phrases (2nd ed.). Portland, OR: Marion     Street Press.

  • Hacker, D., & Sommers, N. (2010). A writer’s reference (7th ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press. 

  • Kennedy, X. J., Kennedy, D. M., & Muth, M. F. (2011). The Bedford guide for college writers with reader, research manual, and     handbook (9th ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

  • Langan, J. (2010). College writing skills (8th ed.). New York: McGrawHill.

  • Lester, M. (2017) Practice makes perfect: Advanced English grammar for ESL learners (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw Hill

  • Martin, T.Y. (2020). Intuitive editing: A creative and practical guide to revising your writing. USA: E3 Press 

  • Sabin, W. A. (2010). The Gregg reference manual (11th ed.). New York: McGrawHill.

  • Safire, W. (2002). Fumblerules: A lighthearted guide to grammar and good usage. New York: Barnes & Noble.

  • Scheraga, M. (2001). Practical English writing skills: A handbook with practice (2nd ed.). New York: McGrawHill/Contemporary.     [Primarily for speakers of English as a second language]

  • Sorenson, S. (2010). Webster’s new world student writing handbook (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 

  • Swan, M. Practical English Usage (4th ed.). USA: Oxford University Press. 

  • Truss, L. (2006). Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. New York: Penguin Books Ltd. 

  • Zinsser, W. (2011). On writing well: The classic guide to writing nonfiction (35th anniversary ed.). New York: HarperCollins.


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