STYLES OF WRITING: AN OVERVIEW
CONTEXTS OF WRITING
FORMAT AND SPELLING
Doug Babington was until recently Director of the Writing Centre at Queen's University, and the author of articles both on writing and on literature.
Don LePan's other books include The Broadview Pocket Glossary of Literary Terms (2013) and Rising Stories: A Novel (2015).Maureen Okun is a professor in both the English and the Liberal Studies Departments at Vancouver Island University; her most recent book is an edition of Sir Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur: Selections (2014).Nora Ruddock is Developmental Editor at Broadview Press and co-author of The Broadview Pocket Guide to Citation and Documentation 2e (2016).
Comments on the full Broadview Guide to Writing
"The Broadview Guide remains the most readable writing guide available-at any price. It's the only usage guide I've ever actually read for fun. Moreover, it's sensible, and it's complete. The authors assume nothing, but they don't condescend. ... The 6th edition gives more space to the problems of gender, race, and class-biased language; most guides don't direct enough of our attention here. The new chapter on visual literacy is also good-an interesting group of paintings & photographs along with a set of clear, concrete ways to `read' them." - Jacky Bolding, University of the Fraser Valley
"... an excellent choice.... The expanded coverage of the sixth edition [makes] this not only a comprehensive writing guide, but also a valuable introduction to communication and critical thinking in today's academic world. I will be recommending this text to students at all levels." - Maria DiCenzo, Wilfrid Laurier University"[The] reference sections on grammar and usage ... cover everything I would ever point out in student writing.... The section on MLA style covers pretty much everything anyone needs to know about how to deploy this system of documentation.... The sections on academic writing are [also] very good." - Bruce Greenfield, Dalhousie University"In a market replete with writing guides, this practical book stands out.... The [Broadview] Guide ... re-energizes this pedagogical field by providing clear and concise explanations supported by examples." - Anne Quema, Acadia University"[The new] section on how language both reflects and shapes reality ... is thought-provoking and sensitive.... Overall, the book is comprehensive, balanced, and engaging. I enjoyed reading it, and I rarely say that about handbooks and guides to writing. I'm sure students will find this book helpful and inspiring." - Candace Fertile, Camosun College