The most successful new rhetoric in a generation, now in a version with a handbook—everything students need to write and edit all the kinds of writing they’re expected to do.
Easy to use, flexible, and a great value. 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. The first rhetoric designed for easy reference—with menus, directories, and a glossary/index that make it easy to use.The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Handbook is 2 books in one—the rhetoric is up front, providing the guidance students need on writing and research; the handbook is in the back, helping them edit what they write.
“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.”
“A simple, minimal, beautiful handbook, one that is easy to use and well-organized.”
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.
Francine Weinberg (M.Ed, Teachers College, Columbia University) is an author and editor who has worked for more than 30 years on college and high school English textbooks. She’s the author of the handbook in The Norton Field Guide to Writing.