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ISBN-13: 978-0312647360 ISBN-10: 0312647360 Edition: Seventh Edition
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'We like Rules because it's affordable, easy to use, and flexible enough for multiple courses.' - Anne Helms, Alamance Community College, USA

About the Author

Diana Hacker 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 A Writer’s Reference, Seventh Edition; The Bedford Handbook, Eighth Edition; and A Pocket Style Manual, Fifth Edition.
 
Nancy Sommers has taught composition and directed composition programs for thirty years and 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 coauthor of Fields of Reading, Ninth Edition and is lead author on Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin's.
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Product Details

  • Series: Rules for Writers (Book 7)
  • Spiral-bound: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; Seventh Edition edition (September 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312647360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312647360
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (157 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By RR on July 2, 2012
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I started a new english class at school and I havent been in an english class in many years, so I thought this book was going to be boring and useless. However, going through this book in class has helped me sooooo much! Because of this book i've been receiving awesome grades on all my essays and research papers. It helps you with different style formats for writing different papers. I was thinking about re-selling it back on amazon but I am keeping this book. This book will help me through out my life!! I just have one complaint, the coil binding rips the papers easily! im very careful with mine and have seen some tears in the pages, but its something that I can live with.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Wanderlusterer on November 8, 2013
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I was required to have this book for both Writing in the Liberal Arts classes when I first started college. I was eager to sell it after the courses was over. Big mistake. I have since then purchased another copy, and plan on keeping it forever. This book serves as a refresher course for students who have taken any English class, and will help them to write better.

Used and older books of this copy are just fine if you are skeptical about paying $40.00 for a brand new copy. Just be aware that there are important revisions, and you should find out what they are.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Segolily Wyoming on October 18, 2012
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I purchased this book to verify grammar and punctuation use in a novel that I was reviewing and proofreading for a local author. I found this book to be easy to use to find information that I was seeking and to confirm/deny grammar and punctuation rules that I questioned.Rules for Writers This book is also used in many college writing courses and, of course, is recommended by college English instructors.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By luisARomero on May 16, 2013
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I do recommend the product for the purpose but I would prefer this to be more organized. I felt the info was all around the place. However, the book has the best information you can need for writing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By William C. Yelverton IV on June 20, 2014
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I like this book because it is very detailed on writing style and what is acceptable. The book breaks down all aspects of writing it gives you example, exercises to do, and indexes within the book so that you will not have to scroll back to the front to find exactly what you are looking for in the section you are reading. I rented this book but I realize I should by this for help with my future classes.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sika Gadzanku on September 10, 2013
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Very good quality book. Provides insight in easy to clear ways. Recommend this book to anyone. A very great read for students who wish to improve or polish writing.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ahopro on February 10, 2012
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The Rules for Writers guide has been a very informative reference for my college course work, would highly recommend it to anyone that wants to ensure writing accuracy,
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By CJmeg on January 30, 2014
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I just bought this updated version, I had Hacker's 2009 edition and thought I'd switch things up a bit. Diane Hacker does a wonderful job explaining mla format from citing websites to magazine articles to email. Just about everything under the sun! It's a must have for any writer...or college student who doesn't have a choice in writing! This book is splendid! Highly recommend! !
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