Synopses & Reviews
'\'Easy to use, and to understand. Just enough detail. Flexible. Affordable. The number one best-selling brief rhetoric, in use at more than 350 schools. The Norton Field Guide to Writingis now in a second edition, with new chapters on synthesizing ideas, writing as inquiry, mixing genres, and more.
Everything students need on the 15 genres they\\\"re most often assigned in college\\\'\\\"and on research, media, the writing process, and more.
" is one of the best rhetorics I've seen at achieving essential coverage and brevity. It gives guidance to new instructors and flexibility to others. ...The readings are great." Nedra Reynolds, University of Rhode Island
"The level of detail is perfect. ...It leaves room for the instructor to move about to add material, to pitch the content in his or her particular way. Writers, even student writers, want advice, not directives. In years of reviewing, I have seen few books that offer something new and valuable and interesting. is one. The innovation it offers is long overdue." Paul Heilker, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
"The amount of detail is perfect. Students will find this book easy to understand--and will appreciate not being overloaded with information." Mitzi Walker Jones, University of Arkansas, Fort Smith
"The beauty of the is that it can conform to any style of teaching and appeal to any pedagogical approach."" Tony Procell, El Paso Community College
"I would highly recommend the book to anyone new to the freshman composition classroom." DaRelle Rollins, Hampton University
With just enough detail -- and color-coded links that send students to more detail if they need it -- this is the rhetoric that tells students what they need to know and resists the temptation to tell them everything there is to know. The first rhetoric for easy reference, like a handbook--with menus, directories, and a glossary/index that make it easy to use--in a format that's as user-friendly as the best handbooks.
Easy to use, flexible, and a great value-- is the most successful new rhetoric in a generation. Now in a second edition.
'Fully updated 2009 MLA documentation guidelines with revised templates that show students how to cite sources using the current style.
About the Author
Richard Bullock (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is a professor of English at Wright State University, where he directs the writing programs and serves as assistant chair of the English department. His scholarship and teaching focus on the teaching of writing in college and secondary school. The Politics of Writing Instruction: Postsecondary, which he coedited with John Trimbur and Charles I. Schuster, won the 1993 Conference on College Composition and Communication Book Award.