Writing Handbooks

  • Alred, G., Brusaw, C., & Oliu, W. (2009). The business writer’s handbook (9th ed.). New York: St. Martin’s Press.

  • Alred, G., Brusaw, C., & Oliu, W. (2006). Handbook of technical writing (8th ed.). New York: St. Martin’s Press.

  • Cook, C. K. (1985). Line by line: How to edit your own writing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

  • Damer, T. E. (2009). Attacking faulty reasoning: A practical guide to fallacy‑free arguments (6th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage.

  • Diamond, H., & Dutwin, P. (2005). Barron’s grammar in plain English (4th ed.). Hauppauge, New York: Barron’s Educational Series.

  • Fahnestock, J., & Secor, M. (2004). A rhetoric of argument (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw‑Hill.

  • Feldman, R. (1998). Reason and argument (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  • Fiske, R. H. (2006). The dictionary of concise writing: More than 10,000 alternatives to wordy phrases (2nd ed.). Portland, OR: Marion Street Press.

  • Gordon, K. E. (1993) The deluxe transitive vampire: The ultimate handbook of grammar for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed (Rev. ed.). New York: Pantheon Books.

  • Gordon, K. E. (1993). The new well‑tempered sentence: A punctuation handbook for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed (Rev. ed.). New York: Houghton Mifflin.

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

  • Hacker, D., & Sommers, N. (2010). A writer’s reference (7th ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

  • Kennedy, X. J., Kennedy, D. M., & Muth, M. F. (2011). The Bedford guide for college writers with reader, research manual, and handbook (9th ed.). Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

  • Kramer, M. G., Leggett, G. H., & Mead, C. D. (1995). The Prentice Hall handbook for writers (12th ed.). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall.

  • Langan, J. (2010). College writing skills (8th ed.). New York: McGraw‑Hill.

  • Newby, M. (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. (2010). The Gregg reference manual (11th ed.). New York: McGraw‑Hill.

  • Safire, W. (2002). Fumblerules: A lighthearted guide to grammar and good usage. New York: Barnes & Noble.

  • Scheraga, M. (2001). Practical English writing skills: A handbook with practice (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw‑Hill/Contemporary. [Primarily for speakers of English as a second language]

  • Sorenson, S. (2010). Webster’s new world student writing handbook (5th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

  • 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. (2011). On writing well: The classic guide to writing nonfiction (35th anniversary ed.). New York: HarperCollins.

  • Zinsser, W. (1993). Writing to learn: How to write and think clearly about any subject at all. New York: HarperResource.

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