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A Writer's Reference Plastic Comb – November 23, 2006

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: #16,996 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.
 
EDITORIAL ADVISERS:
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
 
Tammy MATA
Tarrant County Community College
 
Holly MCSPADDEN
Missouri Southern State University
 
Liora MORIEL
University of Maryland, College Park
 
Patricia MURPHY
Missouri Southern State University
 
Melissa NICOLAS
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
 
Diane Allen O’HERON
Broome Community College
 
Sarah QUIRK
Waubonsee Community College
 
Ann SMITH
Modesto Junior College
 
Steve THOMAS
Community College of Denver
 
Nick TINGLE
University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Terry Myers ZAWACKI
George Mason University
 

Customer Reviews

This was another required book for my English 101 class.
Tina Coronado
I have to use the APA format for school and the information within the guide is easy to read and very user friendly.
C. Manning
A must for anyone that has to do a lot of writing or someone who needs to improve their skills.
M. Robinson

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 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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2 of 2 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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2 of 2 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 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By sandra grant on March 11, 2013
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This book is great accessory to have for writing. It has all the guidelines and rules that need to be followed when writing in the english language.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By carolinaRN on March 27, 2011
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Great reference book. I used it more than I thought I would. Very good price and was delivered on time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M. Robinson on September 15, 2009
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A must for anyone that has to do a lot of writing or someone who needs to improve their skills. Could easily be used in middle school as well as college. I highly recommend this book. Home school families this is a great supplement for your curriculum.
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