Academics please note: this edition has not yet been updated to reflect the 2016 MLA style changes. If desired, we will be happy to provide you with a PDF supplement with those style updates to distribute to your students. For more information, please contact your publisher’s representative.
Written collaboratively by writing instructors at the Queen’s University Writing Centre, A Writer’s Handbook is a compact yet thorough guide to academic writing for a North American audience. This clear and concise handbook outlines strategies both for thinking assignments through and for writing them well. The third edition is revised and updated throughout.
Features of the third edition:
- Updated citation section (MLA, APA, Chicago, scientific, electronic)
- Updated section on using and citing electronic sources
- Expanded coverage of report writing and business letters
“The third edition of A Writer’s Handbook beautifully speaks to and meets the needs of its target readers: university undergraduate students. Casson and the other contributors truly understand the common and most significant issues of undergraduate writing, whether in the humanities or the sciences, and they communicate with refreshing clarity the strategies, techniques, and information students will need in order to write effectively. An accessible, concise, and engaging resource. Highly recommended!” — Michael Johnstone, University of Toronto
“My students will find A Writer’s Handbook immediately helpful; it makes sense of what professors often fail to explain but expect students to know and perform effortlessly.” — Caroline L. Eisner, Director of Academic Writing, AcademicCoachingandWriting.org, and co-editor of Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age
“What makes Casson’s Handbook so unusual is also what makes it most useful to me in my teaching: it is actually readable. My students like it, and they learn from it because they like it. I’m certain that they will continue to like what they read in this new edition.” — John Eustace, Acadia University