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The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Edition, MLA Update Edition (5th Edition) Paperback – May 30, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0205741762 ISBN-10: 0205741762 Edition: 5th
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 816 pages
  • Publisher: Longman; 5 edition (May 30, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205741762
  • ISBN-13: 978-0205741762
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,162,209 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. Mefford on July 23, 2012
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For many years I have dreaded returning to college, primarily because it meant I would have to take College writing. However, this year I finally made that jump and tackled College Writing first.

I expected nothing of a college writing text beyond taking significant amounts of my time reading dry material. This book however, was anything but that. I now consider it an indispensable tool to anyone struggling with writing, or wanting to improve their writing skills.

I told my Dad about the book and how much I enjoyed it. He is an aspiring writer and working to improve his skills. He let me know he would like to borrow the book when I am done with my course. Well now I am done and not sure how to tell him that I won't be giving up the book.

The exercises in this book are presented in such a way that they are very meaningful and the purpose is clear, such that it never feels like busy work. Not much of what was presented was truly original to me, but was all presented in a way that its purpose was made much more clear. Additionally, some of those things that I have found very challenging in the past were made simple. When writing my papers for the course, instead of struggling to reach the word count, I was working to edit down to the word count. This allowed selecting from the best of my content instead of trying to inject word count.

I received an A in the course for which I give all of the credit to this book. It allowed me to find joy in writing, something that have never had before.
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By AmazonPrincess on February 2, 2014
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I purchased this for my cousin 2 years ago. It's a great guide to have on hand. Would recommend this book to others.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By DS on February 1, 2010
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Used this book for my English 101 class. It is easy to follow and flows well.
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By Lexie Reidhead on February 3, 2015
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Good condition.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By megan costello on January 10, 2011
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I would highly recommend buying from this seller. I was able to cancel my order and get a full refund. It was a pleasurable experience working with this seller.
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