Rules for Writers

Rules for Writers

Paperback Rules for Writers

By (author) Diana Hacker, By (author) Nancy Sommers


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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 672 pages
  • Dimensions: 114mm x 193mm x 25mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 15 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0312647360
  • ISBN 13: 9780312647360
  • Edition: 7, New edition
  • Edition statement: 7th New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 257,118

Product description

'Rules for Writers' is an accessible and comprehensive guide to effective writing. The fully revised 7th edition of this popular text shows readers how to compose and revise text, how to deploy grammar with confidence, and how to cite sources. It is packed with exercises which provide excellent writing practice for students.

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Author information

DIANA HACKER personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over thirty-five years at Prince George's Community College in Maryland, USA, where she was a member of the English faculty. The widely successful Hacker handbooks arebuilt on innovation and on a keen understanding of the challenges facing student writers. 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. She led Harvard's Expository Writing Program for twenty years, directing the first-year writing program and establishing Harvard's WAC program.

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'We like Rules because it's affordable, easy to use, and flexible enough for multiple courses.' - Anne Helms, Alamance Community College, USA

Table of contents

The Writing Process Academic Writing Clarity Multilingual Writers and ESL Challenges Mechanics Grammar Basics Document Design Research Writing Papers in MLA style Writing Papers in APA style