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ISBN-13: 978-0205751983 ISBN-10: 0205751989 Edition: 9th
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 The Scott Foresman Handbook is designed to anticipate the questions of student writers and answer them clearly, fully, and imaginatively. It supports the multiple dimensions of a writer's work - including language, reading, argument, research, technology, visual learning and more.  The eighth edition of Scott Foresman Handbook for Writers continues to break new ground by thinking about how writers may respond to the emerging technologies and theories that impact communication.  It is a valuable resource and the ideal guide to help students write in the college classroom and beyond. Topics include the writing process (finding and exploring a topic, focus and organization, drafting and revising, editing and proofreading, and evaluation); writing for academic and public forums; style (crafting opening and closing paragraphs, what kinds of language to use, effective sentences, and stylish sentences); visual design (documents, web sites); grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; research and writing; and documentation.An excellent reference resource for anyone needing to learn effective writing skills, whether for college, business, or other areas.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 880 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 9 edition (February 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205751989
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205751983
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.3 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #105,554 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JOHN J. RUSZKIEWICZ (1950-) was born in Cleveland, Ohio, where he attended Benedictine High School. He received his BA from St. Vincent College (1972) and his PhD in English from The Ohio State University (1977). He is currently a professor at the University of Texas at Austin where he has taught literature, rhetoric, and writing for more than thirty years. A winner of the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award, he was instrumental in creating the Department of Rhetoric and Writing in 1993 and directed the unit from 2001-05. He has also served as president of the Conference of College Teachers of English (CCTE) of Texas. He has written a wide range of books for college writers, from "Beyond Words" and "Everything's an Argument" to "How to Write Anything." When not teaching or writing, he's reading mystery novels about the American Southwest or ancient Rome. He spends his summers in Alpine, Texas, enjoying its proximity to Big Bend National Park.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tara on April 6, 2013
Format: Hardcover
As a student, a writer, and a teacher, I think this book is a useful and easy-to-understand resource for double-checking my work as I write and revise papers.

Let's face it: the English language is filled with a seemingly endless number of little intricacies concerning its correct usage that can be difficult to recall instantly during the writing process. This handbook serves as a vade mecum for referencing all of the various rules, guidelines, and heavily-nuanced aspects pertaining to grammar and writing.

Although I've used newer editions of this book over the years, I own the 6th edition of it-- which I've utilized countless times throughout my college career. Currently, I'm in a doctoral program and I make sure this handbook is in my reach every time I write or grade papers. I listed this book in the syllabus of the undergrad class that I teach as a "suggested text" for students to use as they write their assigned papers. (I didn't want to make it a required text because I'm very empathic of the financial situations/burdens of college students; and, our libraries and writing centers have copies of it that students can use for free.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Falcon5010n on November 27, 2013
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This book is a must have for any english or writting class. So much info in it. Nicely laid out chapters. If it weren't for this book I would not have received an A in my Business writing or other writing classes in post secondary educational learning. This book should be called, "The Writers Bible." It really is that good of a book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By I Betanc on September 7, 2013
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If you are writing papers in APA or other formats, this book offers clear concise directions and examples. Using it you can once and for all turn those marathon papers in, certain you will not lose points for improper formatting errors.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By K. Q. Jackson on March 9, 2013
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I ordered this for a college writing course I was taking. The book was shipped quickly and is in hard cover binding. It's a good guide for college writing. Really nothing to complain about.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By TH on June 6, 2013
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Keep this one on your desk....forever! Complete, easy to follow, handy checklists, broad range of information. Great for students and professionals.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Corina Papamichail on December 2, 2014
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VERY GOOD
THANKS A LOT
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By Yesie Ramirez on May 9, 2015
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Great book and delivery
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