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Decisions: A Writer's Handbook
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Longman Pub Group
Publication date July 1, 2003
Binding Hardcover
Edition 2 spi
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780321126948
ISBN-10 0321126947
Availability§ Publication Cancelled
Original list price $42.00
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Based on the highly successful Allyn & Bacon Handbook, 4/e. Decisions is a brief, comb-bound handbook that emphasizes writing as a decision-making process. No other brief handbook matches this text's coverage of critical thinking at the essay, paragraph, and sentence levels. Parts I, II, & III offer an introduction to effective critical thinking, reading, and writing as well as comprehensive coverage of the writing process and writing from sources. Parts IV through VII cover the decisions involved in basic sentence construction, style, punctuation, mechanics and spelling. In each chapter, "Critical Decisions" boxes guide students through analyses of key issues.With an emphasis unmatched by competitors, Chapter 8 on "Writing and Arguing in the Disciplines" introduces ways of thinking about the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and introduces typical writing scenarios. Sample essays and strategies address each discipline area's ways of knowing or arguing. The chapter on "Researching Print and Electronic Sources" provides guidelines for using and citing CD-ROMs, online data bases, and the Internet, including suggestions for evaluating sources. An appendix on using the Internet gives additional tools and resources.Each chapter also contains boxes highlighting key points, and "Computer Tips" with advice on how to conduct research, compose, revise, and edit using the latest technologies.

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Hardcover
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2 spi edition from Longman Pub Group (July 1, 2003); titled "Decisions: A Writer's Handbook"
9780321126948 | details & prices | List price $42.00
About: Based on the highly successful Allyn & Bacon Handbook, 4/e.
Paperback
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2 spi edition from Longman Pub Group (August 1, 2001); titled "Decisions: A Writer's Handbook"
9780205339358 | details & prices | 15 pages | 6.00 × 8.25 × 0.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $63.40
About: Based on the highly successful Allyn & Bacon Handbook, 4/e.
Revised edition from Allyn & Bacon (August 1, 2000); titled "Decisions: A Writer's Handbook"
9780205305643 | details & prices | List price $39.40
About: Based on the highly successful Allyn & Bacon Handbook, 4/e.
With Branscomb | from Allyn & Bacon (December 1, 1998); titled "Decisions: A Writers Handbook"
9780205303823 | details & prices | List price $37.60
About: Based on the highly successful Allyn & Bacon Handbook, 4/e.
Spiral-bound edition from Allyn & Bacon (November 1, 1997); titled "Decisions: A Writer's Handbook"
9780205200207 | details & prices | 393 pages | 7.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $37.60
With Maricel Balitanas (other contributor), Hojjat Adeli (other contributor), Tai-hoon Kim (other contributor), Rosslin John Robles (other contributor) | from Allyn & Bacon (October 1, 1997)

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