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A Practical Handbook for Writing in the Humanities Paperback – July 17, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-0155050150 ISBN-10: 015505015X Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 1 edition (July 17, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 015505015X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0155050150
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,752,915 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I LOVE this text, and want it immediately! It fills such a need for students, almost all of who struggle with writing papers in college. I have nothing but the highest praise for what this book accomplishes and achieves so effortlessly and with such fluidity."

"I think this handbook is fantastic because of the way rules are illustrated with excellent, specific examples. I would adopt this text in a minute because Professor Milam has put his finger on a very serious problem in the Humanities... I am constantly frustrated with my students' writing level and I try to help them improve. If I had a text like this one I would put it to very good use."

"I found myself wishing that my students had used this handbook before they wrote their papers, for it addresses many of the typical weaknesses that I saw in the papers."

About the Author

Michael C. Milam received a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Indiana University, concentrating in literature and philosophy. He is a former Fulbright scholar and National Endowment for the Humanities fellow who has studied and taught in Western Europe and Russia. Dr. Milam has taught Humanities, literature, and composition at Indiana University, Tampa College, St. Petersburg College, and the University of South Florida, and does research in intellectual history and aesthetics.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Catherine Wilkins on August 24, 2004
Format: Paperback
Dr. Milam's handbook is an extremely useful tool, particularly for high school or college students who are just learning (or who need to refine) their writing skills. This handbook informs the student as to proper formatting, citation, structure, and research techniques, all the while providing easy to understand examples and tips for developing a better writing style. Instructors can utilize Dr. Milam's guide as a teaching aide, or as a pre-set parameter for grading written assignments. Highly recommended - an excellent resource for students and instructors alike.
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