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Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers (9th Edition) Hardcover – November 6, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-0136028604 ISBN-10: 0136028608 Edition: 9th

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 960 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 9 edition (November 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0136028608
  • ISBN-13: 978-0136028604
  • Product Dimensions: 5.7 x 1.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #103,237 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Useful as a supplement to the handbook or as a primary text for basic writing courses, the S & S Workbook for Writers offers instruction and exercises on topics from punctuation to planning an essay. The Workbook's organization parallels that of the handbook, making it easy to use the books in concert. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

/*9707G-2, 0-13-097077-8, Lynn Quitman, Troyka, Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers and Companion Website Access Card, 6/E*/ This bestselling, exceptionally easy to use rhetoric/handbook is both an ideal source for self-instruction and a comprehensive reference. Throughout, the information is chunked into small quick-to-find, easily digested pieces, and all parts of the book are color-coded at the top of the page--visible without opening the book. A multi-draft sample paper shows the writing process from various idea-generating and prewriting activities through three complete drafts; and a sample research paper is accompanied by a commentary detailing the writing process and research issues. Includes a full range of documentation guidelines—MLA and APA, Chicago Manual, and CBE—each quickly identifiable by its distinctive color bar down the outer edge of the page. Begins with coverage of the writing process, giving extensive attention to critical thinking and writing argument, followed by treatment of all aspects of style, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. It offers complete coverage of research (electronic and traditional), research writing, writing across the disciplines, and ESL. For anyone wanting a solid tutorial and reference on the elements and process of good writing. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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DAVID MULLINS
This handbook is a great asset for any college student that requires a great reference on all types of writing formats in an English course.
Mario Leon
This book is recommended for anyone that wants to maintain a good level of grammar in their writing.
Damphyre

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By WiseOwl Tutor on November 12, 2005
Format: Hardcover
I have found this to be the BEST writers' handbook of all the ones I've studied. I am a private tutor in Mountain View, California and I use it for my high school & college students.

It contains several great sections on how to develop ideas for writing essays, the best I've found anywhere. Plenty of examples for multiple disciplines: Social studies, Literature, Art, Business, and research papers. Well organized - each chapter contains references to other related sections.

Other texts I've reviewed (in order of preference): Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers 5th, 6th, & 7th editions (Troyka); 2) The Scribner Handbook for Writers (DiYanni); 3) The Random House Handbook (Crews); 4) The Holt Handbook; 5) Harcourt & Harbrace; 6) Prentice Hall
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By xctonavy@nashville.net on August 24, 1998
Format: Hardcover
I am a Nashville-based technical writer. In an attempt to maintain the grammar side of my job, I pulled out my copy of this book. I have been reading it--cover to cover.
I purchased this book while working on my graduate degree a few semesters ago, but it was so poorly organized that I placed this it in my desk.
Since digging into it, I discovered pages upon pages of valuable information.
If the publishers put a little more time into the organization and "user-friendliness" of this book, what a treasure it would be!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By yup on August 11, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This is pretty nice reference book, although some of the stuff in it are really obvious. The menu on the first page makes it really easy to find what you're looking for. I didn't like the way the MLA documentation section was designed; it had only a few exmaples.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Book reviewer on November 4, 2006
Format: Hardcover
We are using this as a textbook in our home schooling. It is very easy to understand and use. My child is learning a lot and it was definitely the right purchase for us.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mario Leon on March 10, 2006
Format: Hardcover
This handbook is a great asset for any college student that requires a great reference on all types of writing formats in an English course. The Handbook does clearify alot of misconceptions with writing formats such as MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, and many others. It also provides you examples on how the papers using such writing formats should appear on a paper.

I was able to even use for my research papers in History class even though i got it originally for my English course ENC1102.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Damphyre on March 24, 2008
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This book is recommended for anyone that wants to maintain a good level of grammar in their writing. This is especially useful for multi-lingual users. It is insightful and also reminds one of the basic grammar rules that are easily forgotten through the years.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Edgar Alexander Perez on March 1, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Great book to have around when you're unsure about something. Will definitely be a book you will not want to sell back to the bookstore.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Doc on November 2, 2012
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This book teaches you the fundamentals of writing in clear and easy to comprehend examples. Anytime you need to write a document to a simple email, this book will be your best assistant editor.
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