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Seventh Edition   ©2011

A Writer's Reference

Diana Hacker (late of Prince George's Community College) , Nancy Sommers (Harvard University)  

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-60143-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60143-0
  • Paper Text , 576 pages

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A Writer’s Reference with Writing about Literature

This version of the best selling college handbook includes a tabbed section called Writing about Literature, a practical guide to interpreting works of literature and to planning, composing, and documenting papers about literature. Students will find help with forming and supporting an interpretation, avoiding plot summary, integrating quotations from a literary work, observing the conventions of literature papers, and using secondary sources. Writing about Literature also includes two sample student essays — one that uses primary sources and one that uses primary and secondary sources. The full primary texts are also included. 656 pages.

ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60148-5

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A Writer’s Reference with Writing in the Disciplines

This version of the best selling college handbook prepares students to write well in college courses outside of composition. With practical advice and plenty of student models, a tabbed section “D” provides a jump start for writing college papers in nine disciplines — biology, business, criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, history, music, nursing, and psychology. Each discipline section features information on audience expectations in that area of study, the types of questions asked, the types of documents produced, the kinds of evidence used, appropriate language conventions, and appropriate citation styles. Each section features a model student paper (two in business) written in response to a typical assignment in the discipline. 736 pages.

ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60144-7

Writing in the Disciplines: Advice and Models is also available in a packageable, stand-alone booklet (ISBN: 978-0-312-65683-6). Contact your sales representative or sales_support@bfwpub.com for a copy.

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A Writer’s Reference with Strategies for Online Learners

This version of America’s best selling college handbook addresses the needs and questions of online students, a growing population, by offering study tips, time management strategies, and other tools for success. Topics include how to be an active participant in an online course, how to navigate the learning space, how to communicate appropriately with peers and instructors, and how to seek academic and technical help. Charts and illustrations provide practical models. 624 pages.

ISBN-13: 978-0-312-55199-5

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A Writer’s Reference with Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL

This version of the best selling college handbook helps both resident and international students understand college expectations and develop strategies for improving their academic English and academic writing. Written by an ESL expert, this booklet includes plenty of helpful charts, activities, exercises, and model papers — along with notes about where to find additional resources online and on campus. 656 pages.

ISBN-13: 978-0-312-64936-4

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A Writer’s Reference for Multimodal Projects

This version of the best selling college handbook will help students who are assigned to compose or look critically at multimodal texts such as Web sites, video essays, public service announcements, ads, collages, slideshow presentations, and more. This version includes plenty of models that instruct and activities that foster practice. What’s more, it pays close attention to the project management, copyright, and delivery issues associated with multimodal work. 736 pages.

ISBN: 978-1-4576-1778-2

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A Writer’s Reference with Exercises

Our best selling classic tabbed handbook is available in a version that conveniently includes nearly one hundred integrated exercise sets for plenty of practice with the grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics topics offered in the handbook. The answers to lettered items appear in the back of the book. 656 pages.

ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60147-8

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A Canadian Writer’s Reference

A Canadian Writer's Reference, Fifth Edition, adapted from the most widely used college handbook ever published — and with the help of several Canadian instructors — has advice that's easy to find and easy to understand. It provides the comprehensive coverage, concrete examples, and trusted models students need for writing in almost every postsecondary course and beyond. A new tabbed section, Writing about Literature, offers advice on interpreting and writing about works of literature and includes two annotated student essays. Grounded in Canadian texts, culture, and current events, examples throughout the book provide relevant context and advice for Canadian writers. 656 pages.

ISBN-13: 978-0-312-56617-3

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