The Essentials of English, A Writer’s Handbook
A handbook, like a dictionary, is a reference book. Specifically, a handbook is a reference book for writers because it contains all, or almost all, of the information that writers need to produce a correct and polished piece of writing.
The piece of writing might be a single paragraph, an essay, a business letter, or a research paper. Independent writers as well as high school and college students will find The Essentials of English a useful addition to their bookshelves.
If you aren’t sure where to put quotation marks, or which words to capitalize, or whether to write one hundred or 100, this handbook will tell you.
If you aren’t sure how to begin an essay or a business letter, you can find suggestions here. It will also show you the correct formats for both.
A handbook is also a concise grammar book, useful for looking up everything from verb forms to article use. While appropriate for native and non-native speakers alike, The Essentials of English was written with the needs of ESL students especially in mind.