Flexible, easy to use, just enough detail—and now the number-one best seller.
With just enough detail — and color-coded links that send students to more detail if they need it — this is the rhetoric that tells students what they need to know and resists the temptation to tell them everything there is to know. Designed for easy reference — with menus, directories, and a combined glossary/index. The Third Edition has new chapters on academic writing, choosing genres, writing online, and choosing media, as well as new attention to multimodal writing.
The Norton Field Guide to Writing is available with a handbook, an anthology, or both — and all versions are now available as low-cost ebooks and in mobile-compatible formats for iPhones, Droids, and iPads.
“The Norton Field Guide is one of the best rhetorics I’ve seen at achieving essential coverage and brevity. It gives guidance to new instructors and flexibility to others. …The readings are great.”
“The level of detail is perfect. …It leaves room for the instructor to move about to add material, to pitch the content in his or her particular way. Writers, even student writers, want advice, not directives. In years of reviewing, I have seen few books that offer something new and valuable and interesting. The Norton Field Guide is one. The innovation it offers is long overdue.”
Mitzi Walker Jones
“The amount of detail is perfect. Students will find this book easy to understand—and will appreciate not being overloaded with information.”
“The beauty of the Field Guide is that it can conform to any style of teaching and appeal to any pedagogical approach.””
“I would highly recommend the book to anyone new to the freshman composition classroom.”
Edition description: Second Edition with 2009 MLA Updates
Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.00 (d)
Meet the Author
Richard Bullock (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is a professor of English at Wright State University, where he directs the writing programs and serves as assistant chair of the English department. He’s the author of The Norton Field Guide to Writing, and his scholarship and teaching focus on the teaching of writing.