Making Sense A Student's Guide to Research and Writing

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-04-26
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Now in its seventh edition, the original volume of the bestselling Making Sense series is an indispensable research and writing guide for students in any discipline. Maintaining the signature straightforward style of the series, this updated edition outlines the general principles of style,grammar, and usage, while covering such topics as how to conduct academic research, how to write essays, and how to properly document sources. Concise and accessible, with new information on technology-based research and group presentations, this latest edition continues to be an invaluable resourcefor students throughout their academic careers and beyond.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Studentp. vi
Acknowledgementsp. vii
Writing and Thinkingp. 1
Writing an Essayp. 8
Writing a Book Reportp. 39
Writing a Lab Reportp. 45
Writing a Business Reportp. 54
Using Illustrationsp. 68
Documenting Sourcesp. 73
Giving an Oral Presentationp. 110
Writing Examinationsp. 119
Writing a Resume and Letter of Applicationp. 128
Writing with Stylep. 138
Common Errors in Grammar and Usagep. 154
Punctuationp. 168
Misused Words and Phrasesp. 184
Glossaryp. 198
Indexp. 209
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