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Reference-Editing
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MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers)
MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers)
by Mla
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The seventh edition is a comprehensive, up-to-date guide to research and writing in the online environment. It provides an authoritative update of MLA documentation style for use in student writing, including simplified guidelines for citing works... (read more)

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Reference-Reading
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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading between the Lines
How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading between the Lines
by Thomas C. Foster
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What does it mean when a fictional hero takes a journey? Shares a meal? Gets drenched in a sudden rain shower? Often, there is much more going on in a novel or poem than is readily visible on the surface — a symbol, maybe, that remains elusive, or... (read more)

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Reference-Words Phrases and Language
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The Mother Tongue
The Mother Tongue
by Bill Bryson
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"Everything, it seems, is interesting to Bill Bryson. The marvel is that he can make it all interesting to us....Bryson's book, Mother Tongue...is the one that convinced me he could probably write informatively and with humor about anything. I mean, who... (read more)

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Reference-Writing
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The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Art Of...)
The Art of Daring: Risk, Restlessness, Imagination (Art Of...)
by Carl Phillips
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The award-winning poet Carl Phillipss invaluable essays on poetry, the tenth volume in the celebrated Art of series of books on the craft of writing In six insightful essays, Carl Phillips meditates on the craft of poetry, its capacity for making a space... (read more)

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Reference-Grammar and Style
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Painless Grammar (Barron's Painless)
Painless Grammar (Barron's Painless)
by Barrons
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(back cover) Really. This won't hurt at all . . . The thought of having to learn English grammar once turned brave students into cowards . . . but no more! THE PAIN VANISHES WHEN YOU TRANSFORM GRAMMAR PROBLEMS INTO FUN-- Learn correct ways to construct... (read more)

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Reference-Research
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They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
by Gerald Graff
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The best-selling new composition book published in this century, in use at more than 1,000 schools, They Say / I Say has essentially defined academic writing, identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others... (read more)

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Reference-Dictionaries
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The American Heritage Dictionary: Fifth Edition (American Heritage Dictionary)
The American Heritage Dictionary: Fifth Edition (American Heritage Dictionary)
by American Heritage
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•Over 70,000 entries •Thoroughly revised and updated •1,000 new words and meanings •Over 400 photographs and illustrations •Expert guidance on correct usage Based on the bestselling American Heritage® Dictionary of... (read more)

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Reference-Grammar and Usage
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Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing
Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing
by Folse
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By providing instruction and practice of the 20 most troublesome grammar points, Top 20 helps students master the essential grammar they need to produce great writing at the intermediate to advanced levels.... (read more)

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