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ISBN-13: 978-0312450250 ISBN-10: 0312450257 Edition: 6th

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Product Details

  • Series: Writer's Reference
  • Plastic Comb: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; 6th edition (November 23, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312450257
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312450250
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 6.5 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,516 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

DIANA HACKER's handbooks, used at almost half of the colleges and universities in the country, are the most widely adopted in America. A member of the English faculty at Prince George's Community College in Maryland for almost 35 years, Diana Hacker personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students. Diana Hacker's other handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin's, include The Bedford Handbook (2006); Rules for Writers (2004); andA Pocket Style Manual (2004).

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS
NANCY SOMMERS, Sosland Director of Expository Writing at Harvard University, has also taught composition at Rutgers University and at Monmouth College and has directed the writing program at the University of Oklahoma. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well-known for her research and publications on student writing. Her articles "Revision Strategies of Student and Experienced Writers" and "Responding to Student Writing" are two of the most widely read in the field. Her recent work involves a longitudinal study of undergraduate writing. Nancy Sommers is coauthor of Fields of Reading (2007) and tudent Writers at Work: The Bedford Prizes, both published by Bedford/St. Martin's.

TOM JEHN teaches composition and directs the writing across the disciplines program at Harvard University. A recipient of numerous teaching awards both at Harvard and at the University of Virginia, he also leads professional development seminars on writing instruction for public high school teachers through the Calderwood Writing Fellows Project.

JANE ROSENZWEIG, a published author of fiction and non-fiction, teaches composition and directs the writing center at Harvard University. She has also taught writing at Yale University and the University of Iowa.

MARCY CARBAJAL VAN HORN, assistant professor of English and ESL at Santa Fe Community College (FL), teaches composition to native and nonnative speakers of English and teaches the Advanced ESL Writing course. She has also taught university-level academic writing and critical thinking at Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores in Mexico.
 
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Of the more than 500 experienced composition instructors who reviewed the new edition, a core group served as an editorial advisory board — carefully reviewing all new material in depth, making sure the book would work as well for their students as it always had.
Joanne ADDISON
University of Colorado, Denver
 
Derick BURLESON
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
 
Paige BYAM
Northern Kentucky University
 
Elizabeth CANFIELD
Virginia Commonwealth University
 
Richard CARR
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
 
Michele CHEUNG
University of Southern Maine
 
Jon CULLICK
Northern Kentucky University
 
David ENDICOTT
Tacoma Community College
 
Lin FRASER
Sacramento City College
 
Hank GALMISH
Green River Community College
 
Nancy GISH
University of Southern Maine
 
Jacqueline GRAY
St. Charles Community College
 
Barclay GREEN
Northern Kentucky University
 
Karen GROSSWEINER
University of Alaska, Fairbanks
 
D. J. HENRY
Daytona Beach Community College
 
Kandace KNUDSON
Sacramento City College
 
Tonya KROUSE
Northern Kentucky University
 
Tamara KUZMENKOV
Tacoma Community College
 
Cheryl LAZ
University of Southern Maine
 
Lydia Lynn LEWELLEN
Tacoma Community College
 
Jeanette LONIA
Delaware Technical and Community College
 
Walter LOWE
Green River Community College
 
Michael MACKEY
Community College of Denver
 
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Tarrant County Community College
 
Holly MCSPADDEN
Missouri Southern State University
 
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University of Maryland, College Park
 
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Missouri Southern State University
 
Melissa NICOLAS
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Broome Community College
 
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Customer Reviews

This was another required book for my English 101 class.
Tina Coronado
The Writer's Reference is an excellent tool to use as a guide in APA, MLA, and Chicago style format.
C. Manning
It comes with tabbed sections to make content very easy to locate quickly.
Susan Baird

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Re on January 4, 2011
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This book was ordered as a requirement for a class and now I will not part with it. It has saved me more times than I can count. I keep it close-by and use it regularly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Ann Cook on June 20, 2010
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I STILL HAVE THIS BOOK. ONCE YOU BUY IT, YOU WANT TO KEEP IT. IT WILL HELP YOU AS YOU CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION AND NEED TO WRITE PAPERS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO STUDENTS AND PEOPLE CURRENTLY IN ENGLISH 101 AND 102. IT WILL ALSO BE HELPFUL FOR TEENS IN HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH TOO.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Langston on November 11, 2008
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Book is divided into sections that make answers easy to find. Provides rules for grammar and punctuation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rob Mamede on September 17, 2008
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A Writer's Reference, sixth edition, by Diana Hacker, Published by: Bedford/St. Martin's (November 23, 2006)

This book is used in colleges and universities throughout the country, and can be a useful tool throughout one's high school and college education. The book is divided into tabbed sections that provide an easy way to access crucial information to be a successful writer. The material contained within can be used by students or individual writers alike, providing grammatical information, writing styles, and accepted writing formats such as information on how to create MLA, APA, and CMS formatted documents, essays, term papers, and other types of academic writing. The book provides structure, pronunciation, writing styles, word choices, the mechanics of writing, and instructions for successful researching, including how to cite references to avoid inadvertent plagiarism.

Companion websites accompany material in the book and enhance the content, providing exercises to test the reader's comprehension and supply additional information to help each reader to be a successful writer.

This book is a must-have for any writer, whether a student, author, columnist, or hobbyist.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Manning on October 1, 2007
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I am currently enrolled in graduate school, and the professors are very strict with written reports and proposals. The Writer's Reference is an excellent tool to use as a guide in APA, MLA, and Chicago style format. I have to use the APA format for school and the information within the guide is easy to read and very user friendly. I am doing very well with my written assignments and I truly love Ms. Hacker's reference materials she is excellent with details. I recommend this as a must buy for any grad student.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan Baird on June 9, 2008
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This book and the disc that come with it are an excellent resource for the high school and college student. The book covers several documenting (source citation) methods (MLA, APA and CMS) for writing essays and papers. This book has all the basics from writing a thesis to grammer. There is also a website that provides more help and practice problems. It comes with tabbed sections to make content very easy to locate quickly. Excellent, excellent book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Buyer of Product on June 9, 2013
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used for school, purchased at a discount rate here on amazon so it was certainly worth the money and it served it's purpose.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lorrainre on April 4, 2013
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This writer's reference helped me with so many English papers. I have a learning disability and I have always struggled with English. This book helped me to put things in the right prespective.
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