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Publisher Comments:

A Writer's Reference, the most widely adopted handbook in the United States, continues to be groundbreaking in its simplicity, offering the right content in an accessible format. New coauthor Nancy Sommers's own research, campus travel, and classroom experience keep the handbook in tune with the needs of academic writers. In a trusted quick-reference format, the seventh edition delivers advice on all the right topics: working with sources, revising with comments, preparing a portfolio, and more. A Writer's Reference offers unprecedented flexibility with several versions to choose from — a handbook that's truly at your service. Read the preface.

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Focused on the needs of online students, A Writer's Reference with Strategies for Online Learners offers advice on how to be an active participant in the course, how to navigate the learning space, how to communicate appropriately with peers and instructors, and how to seek help and use resources.
 

Synopsis:

To help your students write in composition and in other college courses, A Writer's Reference with Writing in the Disciplines includes a tabbed section with advice and model papers in nine academic disciplines: biology, business, criminology, education, engineering, history, music, nursing, and psychology.

About the Author

DIANA HACKER personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over 35 years at Prince George's Community College in Maryland, where she was a member of the English faculty. Hacker handbooks, built on innovation and on a keen understanding of the challenges facing student writers, are the most widely adopted in America. Other Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin's, include The Bedford Handbook, Eighth Edition (2010); Rules for Writers, Sixth Edition (2008); and A Pocket Style Manual, Fifth Edition (2008).
 
NANCY SOMMERS, who has taught composition and directed composition programs for thirty years, now teaches writing in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well-known for her research and publications on student writing. Her recent work involves a longitudinal study of undergraduate writing. Nancy Sommers is co-author of Fields of Reading, Ninth Edition (2010), and is lead author on Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin's.

Table of Contents

C Composing and revising

     C1 Planning

     C2 Drafting

     C3 Revising

*new section on portfolio keeping

     C4 Writing paragraphs

     C5 Designing documents

     C6 Writing with technology (*new chapter)

   

A Academic writing

     A1 Writing about texts

*new annotated advertisement

     A2 Constructing reasonable arguments

*new argument paper

     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 Verb forms, tenses, and moods

     G3 Pronouns

     G4 Adjectives and adverbs

     G5 Sentence fragments

     G6 Run-on sentences

   

M Multilingual writers and ESL challenges

     M1 Verbs

     M2 Articles

     M3 Sentence structure

     M4 Using adjectives

     M5 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions 

   

P Punctuation and mechanics

     P1 The comma

     P2 Unnecessary commas

     P3 The semicolon and the colon

     P4 The apostrophe

     P5 Quotation marks

     P6 Other punctuation marks

     P7 Spelling and hyphenation

     P8 Capitalization

     P9 Abbreviations and numbers

     P10 Italics

 
B Basic grammar

     B1 Parts of speech

     B2 Parts of sentences

     B3 Subordinate word groups

     B4 Sentence types   

 
R Researching

     R1 Conducting research

     R2 Evaluating sources

*new feature on scholarly vs. popular sources

*new feature on evaluating Web sites

     R3 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism

*new sample annotated bibliography

*new box on avoiding plagiarism

     R4 Choosing a documentation style

   

MLA papers

     MLA-1 Supporting a thesis

     MLA-2 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism

     MLA-3 Integrating sources

*new coverage of synthesis

     MLA-4 Documenting sources

*new annotated documentation models

     MLA-5 Manuscript format; sample paper

*new research case study

     SAMPLE PAPER 

    

APA and CMS papers

     APA-1 Supporting a thesis

     APA-2 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism

     APA-3 Integrating sources

*new coverage of synthesis

     APA-4 Documenting sources

*new annotated documentation models

     APA-5 Manuscript format; sample paper

     SAMPLE PAPER 

     CMS-1 Supporting a thesis

     CMS-2 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism

     CMS-3 Integrating sources

     CMS-4 Documenting sources

*new Citations at a glance

     CMS-5 Manuscript format; sample pages

     SAMPLE PAGES

 
*new to this edition

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312601430
Author:
Hacker, Diana
Publisher:
Bedford Books
Author:
Sommers, Nancy
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Seventh Edition
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.50 x 5.50 in

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"Synopsis" by , Focused on the needs of online students, A Writer's Reference with Strategies for Online Learners offers advice on how to be an active participant in the course, how to navigate the learning space, how to communicate appropriately with peers and instructors, and how to seek help and use resources.
 
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To help your students write in composition and in other college courses, A Writer's Reference with Writing in the Disciplines includes a tabbed section with advice and model papers in nine academic disciplines: biology, business, criminology, education, engineering, history, music, nursing, and psychology.
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