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Guidelines: A Cross-Cultural Reading/Writing Text (Cambridge Academic Writing Collection) 3rd Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0521613019
ISBN-10: 0521613019
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Guidelines is a classic reading/writing text that teaches academic essay and research writing. The book contains stimulating cross-cultural readings that provide source materials for critical thinking and writing. The book concludes with a hundred-page handbook that contains information on how to document sources and how to draft, review, revise, and edit.
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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Academic Writing Collection
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3rd edition (October 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521613019
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521613019
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.7 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,700 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A. Spencer on February 8, 2005
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I began using Guidelines (the first edition) in 1995 when it was essentially prescribed by an EFL colleague using it to teach another section of composition. I found it to be one of the best texts I've ever used for a comp class. The readings are genuinely engaging and students really felt motivated to reply in writing and with in-class discussion. Many years later, I'm no longer teaching composition, but keep this book on my shelf anyway since I never know when I will want to refer to one of the readings.

April Spencer

Director, Office of International Programs

U of Maine Farmington
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Agard on February 14, 2007
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I've used Guidelines for my advanced ESL composition course at a community college for the past six or seven years, and it's the best book I know of for the purpose. My only regret is that May Sarton's essay "The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life" was omitted from this new edition. I've had some great student papers that came from reading the Sarton essay back-to-back with Yezierska's "College," and considering the difference between solitude and loneliness. It's only a few pages--put it back in next time!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tracy on January 28, 2014
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This is a text book that my professor required. But after the semester, I decided to keep it instead of selling to other/ toss it away. The stuff it teaches is really helpful! I usually get C at my writing class, but after following the instructions in the book, and adding some efforts, I get an A-! cheers!
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By Cristina Bustamante on December 4, 2013
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Really good book, usefull for my classes. But because it is an used book, seem to got wet before buy it.
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bought it for my English 115. a great book for non-native speakers (and even native speakers?) to improve English writing skill. have a lot of readings for critical thinking training.
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By Carlis Lara on February 25, 2013
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Great book in great conditions! I was not expecting such a good book because of its rental status but it works great.
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it helps you a lot to improve your English skills. Along with the Prentince Hall Reference Guide, you learn a lot .
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By Barbara on November 25, 2012
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My professor uses this as our Textbook for English Composition If or International Students.

It's very easy to understand and helps quite a lot! The back has interesting points.

I'll definitely keep it for the rest of my Uni years to help me write better.
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