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Rules for Writers, 7th Edition 7th Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 226 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0312647360
ISBN-10: 0312647360
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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; 7th edition (September 16, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312647360
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312647360
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 7.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (226 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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I had to buy this as part of a required text book for one of my college courses and I have referred to it quite often throughout my college years. Very clear cut and has both ELA and APA writing styles. I highly recommend this as a good tool to use throughout college.
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This book is full of so much useful information you may need when going to school (I use it in my college English classes). Everything from proper MLA citations, to detailed examples and explanations of parts of speech, etc. Easy to maneuver through the book and find what you are looking for.

DEFINITELY RECOMMEND (make sure it is the current version though as MLA changes over years)

If anything changes, I will update this review.
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By Gavin on September 1, 2015
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This actually isn't all that bad though even with it being a handy resource I still do not utilize it properly. It is basically a handbook and means well, I say go for it if you are serious about writing and are just starting or have a class that requires this text. Amazon had this new for the price of a soggy, water-damaged, smelly, stained, used one at my college.
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I am trying to finish my Masters degree and I had been out of school for a minute and I needed a refresher on the rules of engagement when writing an essay thank you Mrs Hacker. I highly recommend this EASY READER to anyone wanting to learn the essential on writing college papers CORRECTLY !
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Along with other textbooks, I needed this for my dual enrollment course as a high school senior. It was very helpful in the sense of writing papers, citing, and many other things such as grammar and structures. I still use this book sometimes throughout my college experience since it was/is so helpful to me. Overall good textbook to have!
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By Samantha on October 25, 2014
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LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. such a great resource honestly. There is so much information in this book that tells you everything you need to know on how to write the best paper. I learned a lot from this book very powerful. I use it on a daily basis to gather information on how to cite sources in works cited and in context of papers. great book.
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