The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings

The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings

by Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly Goggin
     
 

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Flexible, easy to use, just enough detail—and the number-one best selling rhetoric.The Norton Field Guide to Writing’s flexibility and ease of use have made it the leading rhetoric text on the market—and a perfect choice for committees representing varying teaching styles. With just enough detail — and color-coded links that send students to

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Flexible, easy to use, just enough detail—and the number-one best selling rhetoric.The Norton Field Guide to Writing’s flexibility and ease of use have made it the leading rhetoric text on the market—and a perfect choice for committees representing varying teaching styles. 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 but resists the temptation to tell them everything there is to know. The Fourth Edition includes new chapters on summarizing and responding, on developing academic habits of mind, and on writing literary analysis.The Norton Field Guide to Writing is also available with a handbook, an anthology, or both. To make the book more helpful for multilingual writers, the versions with the handbook include new chapters on idioms, prepositions, and Englishes; to accommodate instructors and programs teaching literary analysis, the versions with the anthology include two student essays that analyze literature and five short stories and poems for analysis. All versions are available as low-cost ebooks and in mobile-compatible formats for smart phones and tablets.

Editorial Reviews

Nedra Reynolds
“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.”
Paul Heilker
“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.”
Allison Smith
“The Norton Field Guide to Writing, with readings can be used in a variety of ways, depending on each individual teacher’s style and focus. The apparatus is well-designed, especially the detailed focus on genres, and each chapter includes effective sample writing.”
Christopher Harris
“The selection of longer, shorter, expository, and researched essays makes the book a useful teaching tool. The readings are bound by a common creativity that will inspire students to make more daring approaches to their writing.”
Joanna Clark
“This book nails the rhetoric, and the readings have enough variety in them to support multiple approaches for instruction.”
Tony Procell
“The beauty of the Field Guide is that it can conform to any style of teaching and appeal to any pedagogical approach.”
DaRelle Rollins
“I would highly recommend the book to anyone new to the freshman composition classroom.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393934502
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
08/04/2009
Edition description:
2009 MLA Updates
Pages:
912
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Bullock (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is emeritus professor of English at Wright State University, where he directed the writing programs for twenty-eight years and designed the university's writing across the curriculum program and Introduction to College Writing Workshop. In 2012, he was awarded the Trustees' Award for Faculty Excellence, Wright State's highest honor. In addition to The Norton Field Guide to Writing, he is a coauthor of The Little Seagull Handbook.

Maureen Daly Goggin (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University) is professor of English and former associate chair of the English Department at Arizona State University, where she has also directed several of the writing programs and the Ph.D. program in Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics and received the ASU Alumni Association Faculty Teaching Award. She is the author of Authoring a Discipline: Scholarly Journals and the Post-World War II Emergence of Rhetoric and Composition (2000).

Francine Weinberg (M.Ed, Teachers College, Columbia University) is an author and editor who has worked for more than thirty years on college and high school English textbooks. She is the author of the handbook in The Norton Field Guide to Writing and a coauthor of The Little Seagull Handbook.

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