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A Writer's Reference

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Publisher Comments:

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.
 
A Writers Reference is the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research — all in an easy-to-use quick-reference format. Now for all the ways you teach your course, you can choose the classic version or choose from among 4 additional versions with varied content.
  • A Writers Reference with Exercises is tailor-made for classroom use or for additional grammar practice with 86 integrated exercise sets.
  • A Writers Reference with Writing in the Disciplines provides help for college writing beyond composition with advice and models in six academic disciplines.
  • A Writers Reference with Writing about Literature includes an entire tabbed section on interpreting and writing about works of literature, with two annotated student essays.
  • A Writers Reference with Extra Help for ESL Writers includes an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English; it offers targeted advice and strategies for college writing and research.

Synopsis:

Having helped nearly 3 million students at 1600 colleges and universities to write well, A Writer’s Reference succeeds because it has always been grounded in classroom experience. Nearly twenty years ago, Diana Hacker reinvented the college handbook by looking at her own students’ needs. She crafted a first-of-its-kind reference that offered practical solutions to college writing problems in a language students could understand and in a format that was easy for them to use. Her many innovations — hand-edited sentences, grammar checker boxes, student-friendly index entries, ESL coverage, and a lay-flat comb binding — have been widely imitated but never improved upon.

In the Hacker tradition, the new contributing authors — Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig, and Marcy Carbajal Van Horn — have crafted solutions for the writing problems of today’s college students. Together they give us a new edition that provides more help with academic writing and that works better for a wider range of multilingual students.

 
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About the Author

DIANA HACKER's handbooks, used at almost half of the colleges and universities in the country, are the most widely adopted in America. A member of the English faculty at Prince George's Community College in Maryland for almost 35 years, Diana Hacker personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students. Diana Hacker's other handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin's, include The Bedford Handbook (2006); Rules for Writers (2004); andA Pocket Style Manual (2004).

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

NANCY SOMMERS, Sosland Director of Expository Writing at Harvard University, has also taught composition at Rutgers University and at Monmouth College and has directed the writing program at the University of Oklahoma. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well-known for her research and publications on student writing. Her articles "Revision Strategies of Student and Experienced Writers" and "Responding to Student Writing" are two of the most widely read in the field. Her recent work involves a longitudinal study of undergraduate writing. Nancy Sommers is coauthor of Fields of Reading (2007) and tudent Writers at Work: The Bedford Prizes, both published by Bedford/St. Martin's.

TOM JEHN teaches composition and directs the writing across the disciplines program at Harvard University. A recipient of numerous teaching awards both at Harvard and at the University of Virginia, he also leads professional development seminars on writing instruction for public high school teachers through the Calderwood Writing Fellows Project.

JANE ROSENZWEIG, a published author of fiction and non-fiction, teaches composition and directs the writing center at Harvard University. She has also taught writing at Yale University and the University of Iowa.

MARCY CARBAJAL VAN HORN, assistant professor of English and ESL at Santa Fe Community College (FL), teaches composition to native and nonnative speakers of English and teaches the Advanced ESL Writing course. She has also taught university-level academic writing and critical thinking at Instituto Technol&oacute;gico y de Estudios Superiores in Mexico.

 
EDITORIAL ADVISERS:
Of the more than 500 experienced composition instructors who reviewed the new edition, a core group served as an editorial advisory board &#8212; carefully reviewing all new material in depth, making sure the book would work as well for their students as it always had.

Joanne ADDISON

University of Colorado, Denver

 
Derick BURLESON

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

 
Paige BYAM

Northern Kentucky University

 
Elizabeth CANFIELD

Virginia Commonwealth University

 
Richard CARR

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

 
Michele CHEUNG

University of Southern Maine

 
Jon CULLICK

Northern Kentucky University

 
David ENDICOTT

Tacoma Community College

 
Lin FRASER

Sacramento City College

 
Hank GALMISH

Green River Community College

 
Nancy GISH

University of Southern Maine

 
Jacqueline GRAY

St. Charles Community College

 
Barclay GREEN

Northern Kentucky University

 
Karen GROSSWEINER

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

 
D. J. HENRY

Daytona Beach Community College

 
Kandace KNUDSON

Sacramento City College

 
Tonya KROUSE

Northern Kentucky University

 
Tamara KUZMENKOV

Tacoma Community College

 
Cheryl LAZ

University of Southern Maine

 
Lydia Lynn LEWELLEN

Tacoma Community College

 
Jeanette LONIA

Delaware Technical and Community College

 
Walter LOWE

Green River Community College

 
Michael MACKEY

Community College of Denver

 
Tammy MATA

Tarrant County Community College

 
Holly MCSPADDEN

Missouri Southern State University

 
Liora MORIEL

University of Maryland, College Park

 
Patricia MURPHY

Missouri Southern State University

 
Melissa NICOLAS

University of Louisiana, Lafayette

 
Diane Allen OHERON

Broome Community College

 
Sarah QUIRK

Waubonsee Community College

 
Ann SMITH

Modesto Junior College

 
Steve THOMAS

Community College of Denver

 
Nick TINGLE

University of California, Santa Barbara

 
Terry Myers ZAWACKI

George Mason University

 

Table of Contents

  C Composing and revising

    C1 Planning

    C2 Drafting

    C3 Revising

    C4 Writing paragraphs

    C5 Designing documents

    

  *A Academic writing

   *A1 Writing about texts

    A2 Constructing arguments

    A3 Evaluating arguments

   *A4 Writing in the disciplines

    

  S Sentence style

    S1 Parallelism

    S2 Needed words

    S3 Problems with modifiers

    S4 Shifts

    S5 Mixed constructions

    S6 Sentence emphasis

    S7 Sentence variety

    

  W Word choice

    W1 Glossary of usage

    W2 Wordy sentences

    W3 Active verbs

    W4 Appropriate language

    W5 Exact language

    W6 The dictionary and thesaurus

    

  G Grammatical sentences

    G1 Subject-verb agreement

    G2 Other problems with verbs

    G3 Problems with pronouns

    G4 Adjectives and adverbs

    G5 Sentence fragments

    G6 Run-on sentences

    

  E ESL Challenges

    E1 Verbs

    E2 Sentence structure

    E3 Articles and types of nouns

   *E4 Using adjectives

   *E5 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions

    

  P Punctuation

    P1 The comma

    P2 Unnecessary commas

    P3 The semicolon

    P4 The colon

    P5 The apostrophe

    P6 Quotation marks

    P7 Other marks

    

  M Mechanics

    M1 Spelling

    M2 The hyphen

    M3 Capitalization

    M4 Abbreviations

    M5 Numbers

    M6 Italics (Underlining)

    

  R Researching

    R1 Conducting Research

    R2 Evaluating sources

    R3 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism

    R4 Choosing a style of documentation

    

  MLA papers

    MLA-1 Supporting a thesis

    MLA-2 Avoiding plagiarism

    MLA-3 Integrating sources

    MLA-4 Documenting sources

    MLA-5 Manuscript format

     *STUDENT ESSAY

    

  APA and CMS papers

    (coverage parallels MLA's)

    APA-1 CMS-1

    APA-2 CMS-2

    APA-3 CMS-3

    APA-4 CMS-4

    APA-5 CMS-5

   *STUDENT ESSAY SAMPLE PAGES

    

  B Basic grammar

    B1 Parts of speech

    B2 Parts of sentences

    B3 Subordinate word groups

    B4 Sentence types

    

   * new to this edition

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312450250
Author:
Hacker, Diana
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Contribution:
Sommers, Nancy
Contribution:
Jehn, Tom
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
6
Edition Description:
Sixth Edition
Publication Date:
20090706
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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Having helped nearly 3 million students at 1600 colleges and universities to write well, A Writer’s Reference succeeds because it has always been grounded in classroom experience. Nearly twenty years ago, Diana Hacker reinvented the college handbook by looking at her own students’ needs. She crafted a first-of-its-kind reference that offered practical solutions to college writing problems in a language students could understand and in a format that was easy for them to use. Her many innovations — hand-edited sentences, grammar checker boxes, student-friendly index entries, ESL coverage, and a lay-flat comb binding — have been widely imitated but never improved upon.

In the Hacker tradition, the new contributing authors — Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig, and Marcy Carbajal Van Horn — have crafted solutions for the writing problems of today’s college students. Together they give us a new edition that provides more help with academic writing and that works better for a wider range of multilingual students.

 
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