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Appendix A Table of Contents


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Appendix A: Books to Help Improve Your Writing

Writing Handbooks

  • Alred, G., Oliu, W., & Brusaw, C. (1992). The professional writer. New York: St. Martin's Press.

  • Cook, C. K. (1987). Line by line: the MLA's guide to improving your writing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

  • Damer, T. E. (1995). Attacking faulty reasoning: A practical guide to fallacy-free argument (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

  • Diamond, H. (1989). Barron's grammar in plain English (2nd ed.). New York: Barron's Educational Series.

  • Fahnestock, J., Secor, M. (1982). A rhetoric of argument. New York: Random House.

  • Feldman, R. (1993). Reason and argument. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  • Fiske, R. H. (1989). Webster's new world guide to concise writing. New York: Webster's New World.

  • Gordon, K. (1993) The deluxe transitive vampire. New York: Times Books.

  • Gordon, K. (1993). The new well-tempered sentence. New York: Ticknor & Fields.

  • Gunning, R., & Kallan, R. (1994). How to take the fog out of business writing. Chicago: Dartnell.

  • Hacker, D. (1999). A writer's reference (4th ed.). Boston: St. Martin's Press.

  • Kennedy, X. J., Kennedy, D. M., & Holladay, S. A. (1999). The Bedford guide for college writers (5th ed.). Boston: St. Martin's Press.

  • Langan, J. (1992). College writing skills (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

  • Leggett, G., Mead, C. D., & Kramer, M. G. (1994). The Prentice-Hall handbook for writers (12th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

  • Newby, R. (1987). The structure of English: A handbook of English grammar. New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • Pinckert, R. C. (1991). Pinckert's practical grammar: A lively, unintimidating guide to usage, punctuation, and style. Cincinnati: F & W Publications.

  • Sabin, W. A. (1996). The Gregg reference manual (8th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Book Co.

  • Safire, W. (1990). Fumblerules. New York: Doubleday.

  • Scherga, M. (1991). Practical English writing skills. Lincolnwood, IL: National Textbook Company.

  • Sorenson, S. (1997). Webster's new world student writing handbook. New York: Macmillan Publishing

  • Waddell, M. L., Esch, R. M., Walker, R. R. (1993). The art of styling sentences: 20 patterns for success (3rd ed.). New York: Barron's Educational Series.

  • Zinsser, W. (1998). On writing well: An informal guide to writing nonfiction (6th ed.). New York: HarperCollins.

  • Zinsser, W. (1989). Writing to learn: How to write and think clearly about any subject at all. New York: Harper & Row.

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