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     The following resources may be helpful with elements of style: grammar, punctuation, format, and the like.

Gibaldi, Joseph, and Walter S. Achtert. MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. Student edition. New York: Modern Languages Association, 1980. 

Hacker, Diana. A Canadian Pocket Style Manual. Toronto: Nelson Canada, 1995.

Northey, Margot, and Maurice R. Legris. Making Sense in the Humanities, A Student's Guide to Writing and Style. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 6th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

    The following may be helpful in clarifying further elements of argumentative, critical writing of the type expected in philosophy courses:

Woodhouse, Mark B. "Writing Philosophy." In A Preface to Philosophy, 88-105. 3rd ed. Belmont CA: Wadsworth Publishing, 1984 [77-94, 2nd ed].

"How to Write a Philosophy Paper," Department of Philosophy, University of Alberta, 1998.

Weston, Anthony. A Rulebook for Arguments, 3rd ed. Indianapolis: Hackett, 2000.

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Philosophical Commentaries (Critical Reflection Papers), by Joseph A. Buijs, St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta

Philosophical Essays (Research Papers), by Joseph A. Buijs, St. Joseph's College, University of Alberta

General Advice on Essay Writing , by Ronald DeSousa, University of Toronto

Guide for Writing Critical Summaries , by Ronald DeSousa, University of Toronto

Writing a Philosophy Paper , by Peter Horban, Simon Fraser University

Philosophy Paper Writing Guidelines , by Tim O'Keefe and Anne Farrell, University of Minnesota at Morris

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