The Bedford Handbook

The Bedford Handbook

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What habits are common among good college writers? Good college writers are curious, engaged, reflective, and responsible. They read critically. They write with purpose. They tune into their audience. They collaborate and seek feedback. They know credible evidence makes them credible researchers. They revise. "The Bedford Handbook," based on surveys with more than 1,000 first-year college students, fosters these habits and offers more support than ever before for college reading and writing. New writing guides support students as they compose in an ever-wider variety of genres, including multimodal genres. New reading support encourages students to become active readers. Retooled research advice emphasizes inquiry and helps writers cite even the trickiest digital sources confidently and responsibly. Best of all, the "Handbook "remains a trusted companion for students because it is accessible, comprehensive, and authoritative. Instructors benefit, too: A substantially revised Instructor s Edition includes Nancy Sommers s personal mentoring more than 100 new concrete tips for teaching with the handbook. Finally, integrated digital content is easily assignable and helps students practice and apply the handbook s lessons. "

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  • Paperback | 912 pages
  • 127 x 180.34 x 38.1mm | 657.71g
  • Bedford/Saint Martin's
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 9th New edition
  • 1457608022
  • 9781457608025
  • 406,306

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"I encourage the use of The Bedford Handbook as a 'go to' resource for every step of the writing process and for every writing experience a student is facing, even beyond the English classroom." - Marsha Cline, Central New Mexico Community College, USA "Having integrated print and digital content will engage students." - Regina Dilgen, Palm Beach State College, USA "There is useful material in the handbook for all my courses, not just English. I'm a psychology major, and we use APA style, so I do expect to use the book throughout college." - Jacquethia Robinson, Student, Georgia Gwinnet College, USA

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About Diana Hacker

Diana Hacker was a member of the English faculty for over thirty-five years at Prince George's Community College in Maryland, USA. Nancy Sommers, who has taught composition and directed composition programs for thirty years, now teaches writing and mentors new writing teachers at Harvard's Graduate School of Education, USA.

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