"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 ...Read More"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.Read Less
New in new dust jacket. For success in college, no skill is more critical than writing; it's the very core of a student's academic experience. Tested and trusted, A Writer's Reference is an essential tool for students who are strengthening habits and skills that will support them throughout college. In an April 2014 survey of first-year writers, 75 percent reported that using a Hacker handbook made them a more confident academic writer. What's more, A Writer's Reference has been a powerful tool for change across college campuses-helping to create a culture of writing at many schools by supporting a common language for talking about academic writing. In that way, A Writer's Reference is uniquely positioned to help transform attitudes about the value of writing instruction and the role that writing plays in academic work and in higher learning. With this eighth edition of the handbook, author Nancy Sommers invites you to be part of a community of those who teach and assign writing; who believe that critical reading, analytical writing, responsible research, and clarity are at the center of effective writing across the academy; and who use the nation's best-selling and most responsive handbook to support the development of the college writer.
received order promptly in time for class and was just what I ordered
Feb 27, 2012
Got the job done
This book has anything you could every want as a handy guide for english how to's. It's been very helpful as far as various formatting styles go (MLA, APA, etc.) I like that it has examples essays of every style given to help point out where to use the specific guidelines that correspond with the certain style.
Oct 2, 2009
this is a textbook that I needed for this semester that was a fraction of the cost of what it sold for on campus and was in excellent shape when I received it
Sep 17, 2009
This book was very helpful and concise. Also the condition in which I received the book was too good to be true!
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