A Writer's Reference

A Writer's Reference

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"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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Product details

  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 171.45 x 215.9 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0312601433
  • 9780312601430
  • 55,287

About Nancy Sommers

DIANA HACKER was a Member of the English Faculty at Prince George's Community College in Maryland, USA, where she class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over thirty-five years. Hacker handbooks include The Bedford Handbook, Eighth Edition (2010); A Writer's Reference, Seventh Edition (2011); Rules for Writers, Sixth Edition (2008); and A Pocket Style Manual, Fifth Edition (2008). NANCY SOMMERS Taught 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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Table of contents

Composing and Revising Academic Writing Sentence Style Word Choice Grammatical Sentences Multilingual Writers and ESL Challenges Punctuation and Mechanics Basic Grammar Researching MLA Papers APA and CMS Papers

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