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Rules for Writers with 2009 MLA Update Sixth Edition Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0312593391
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About the Author

DIANA HACKER personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over 35 years at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, where she was a member of the English faculty. Hacker handbooks, built on innovation and on a keen understanding of the challenges facing student writers, are the most widely adopted in America. Other Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, include The Bedford Handbook, Seventh Edition (2006); A Writer’s Reference, Sixth Edition (2007); and A Pocket Style Manual, Fifth Edition (2008).
 
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS

NANCY SOMMERS, who has taught composition and directed composition programs for thirty years, now teaches writing in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well-known for her research and publications on student writing. Her recent work involves a longitudinal study of undergraduate writing. Nancy Sommers is co-author of Fields of Reading, Ninth Edition (2010) for 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.

JANE ROSENZWEIG 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.

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 626 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; Sixth Edition edition (June 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312593392
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312593391
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 1.2 x 8.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #175,152 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Tax Accountant on August 26, 2009
Format: Spiral-bound
Diana Hacker is the master of the writer's reference guide, and this book is no exception. I also own Hacker's Pocket Manual of Style, which is one of the best quick-references I've ever used. In the book's description, Hacker states that she "tests" her books out on students, and it really shows!

Like her other reference materials, this book shows intuition and usefulness that many writer's handbooks do not have. Don't take my word for it. If you check out her other books, you will notice that the reviews are all very positive; this is always a good sign of quality authorship.

This book is a great reference for instructors, students, and writers (like me). The index is very well thought out, as well. The book covers APA, MLA, and a lot of other material that would be impossible to go over here. This reference has been around a long time, and just seems to get better with the updates.

Absolutely a great buy.
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I had used this book before and when my nephew started having to write term papers and quoting sources I thought it would be an excellent source for him. I used this book in college and saw Amazon offered an updated edition for more money. Since my nephew is only in high school I opted for the older edition I had used and was able to get a used edition, in excellent condition, on Amazon at an extremely reasonable price. The book was very useful to my nephew and will be used often in the future.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By JT on July 29, 2010
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The book was very well organized and the information itself was helpful. However, if you are in anyway computer savvy, you can get all of your MLA format questions answered on university websites. I bought it because it was required for my English class, but realized later that I didn't really need it. If you would rather get information from a book than the internet, then it is the way to go. It is very well equipped.
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By jefferson fitz on July 21, 2013
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When I ordered it from the seller it was listed new in plastic...when I received it I noticed more than a few dog eared pages. There were even sticky taps from a previous owner still on the pages. I guess as new goes---its new to me!
It was a 10.00 purchase including shipping and I can't complain about that. I still ended up with a solid purchase and a usable product.
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By Andrew Buesch on August 18, 2013
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This a not miss for any High School or College student that needs to refresh their writing and documentation skills. I used this book for my College English class over 3 semesters ago and refer to it when I have any questions concerning paper layout, font, citing sources etc. Diffidently worth the cost for a lifetime of high quality papers and reports.
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By Amazon Customer on September 30, 2010
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This book has helped my wife improve her english and grammar skills as she is currently undertaking the pursuit of a college degree. It has been beneficial to her development since English is not her mother language. Recommend it to anyone who is about to take classes that involve serious writing at the collegiate level.
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By maestra toni on September 21, 2010
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I recently purchased Rules for Writers with Tabs with 2009 MLA Update. It is a terrific resource for students from high school on up. I bought it for my tutorial for English learners, on the recommendation of a junior college student, and they use it every day. Kudos to Diana Hacker.
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My daughter needed this book for her Freshman English course. We perused Amazon for the best deal and I think we found it. This book was in very good condition, as described. Thank you for saving a college student some precious dollars.
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