A Writer's Reference with Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL

A Writer's Reference with Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL

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

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 656 pages
  • Dimensions: 168mm x 213mm x 25mm | 748g
  • Publication date: 8 August 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0312649363
  • ISBN 13: 9780312649364
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 412,647

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With an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English, A Writer's Reference for Multilingual Writers offers additional exercises, study skills help, advice about meeting college expectations, and sample student writing by a second-language student.

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Author information

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.

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 Understanding College-level Expectations Strategies for Improving Your Academic English Academic Writing and Cultural Expectations Practice Exercises