The Making Sense series comprises four concise, readable guides to research and writing for use by students at all levels of undergraduate study. Designed especially for students in geography and environmental science, this book outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage,while covering such issues as how to prepare research proposals and reports, how to carry out lab and field work, and how to illustrate one's work. The fourth edition of the book has new material on evaluating Internet sources and avoiding plagiarism, as well as new and updated examples.
Margot Northey was Dean of the School of Business, Queen's University. She is currently a business consultant.
David Knight, now retired, was a professor of geography at the University of Guelph, Ontario.
Dianne Draper is a Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Calgary.