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Overview

Rules for Writers is a college writer’s companion that covers writing, grammar, research, and documentation in an extremely affordable and portable spiral-bound format. From the best-selling family of handbooks, Rules has consistently been the best value for college writers. Now it’s even more so. The Seventh Edition actually teaches students how to make better use of their handbook. With new material about how to integrate the handbook into lessons and class activities, Rules for Writers is an even more useful tool for instructors. Read the preface.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Too many handbooks are absolutely cluttered. I appreciate Rules for Writers for its simplicity and ease of use."

— Allegra Blake, Central Michigan University

"My students are busier than ever before. I like that Rules is compact enough for them to have in their backpacks at all times. They also benefit from the always-available online help."

— Lisa Beckelhimer, University of Cincinnati

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312406851
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 585
  • Product dimensions: 5.64 (w) x 7.86 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet 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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Table of Contents

The Writing Process 1
Paragraphs 65
Clarity 91
Grammar 149
Punctuation 243
Mechanics 289
Argument 313
Research Guide 331
The Basics 421
Glossary of Usage 451
Answers to Lettered Exercises 465
Index 477
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 9, 2010

    Great book for everyone who writes

    First of all, I like how this book is made. With the spiral loop, the book stays opened using one hand, two hands, or no hand. No more fuss with the book when I have already had a lot of research paper to deal with. I origially purchased this book as it's required for my English class. However, I don't believe that the book can only be used in the class at school. I think this book can be my teacher to teach me how to write and answer questions raised as problems occur again and again. The book includes all strategy needed in writing in one place. If you don't know where to start with your writing assignment, this book is absolutely for you. It guides you how to generate ideas, conduct research, make an initial draft, and make revisions with little grammar error. The language used in the book is easy to read and understand. It doesn't consume my time. I didn't have to translate English to English like when I read some other books. There is also a section for people whose English is a second language, or ESL section, that tells about common errors that usually see in writing and how to correct them. For me, this is a keeper. I keep it on my bookshelves, so I can use it as a reference whenever I write. I'm also planning to buy an exercise book available on this website to use together with this book. Great Book!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 28, 2009

    Rules for Writers

    It's Great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2003

    I'm buying two more for my daughters!

    I've got the 2nd edition, and have used it like a bible for years. My kids have questions, this has answers!

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  • Posted September 5, 2014

    Never received the book

    The company said the book shipped on August 7th but it is now sept 7th and we never got the book. Very bad customer service.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Don't buy!!!!!!!!!!

    I've never was able to open the book. No matter how many times I talked to a rep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Highly Recommended - Easy to read and follow!

    I purchased this book as a textbook requirement for one of my classes, but it's proved to be useful beyond that one class. It's a great reference and guide for writers of all levels!

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