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Overview

A proven success. The best-selling college textbook of any kind. Thoroughly class tested and enthusiastically endorsed by millions of students and their instructors at more than 1300 colleges and universities across the country.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312465308
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 11/23/2006
  • Edition description: Sixth Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author



DIANA HACKER's handbooks, used at almost half of the colleges and universities in the country, are the most widely adopted in America. A member of the English faculty at Prince George's Community College in Maryland for almost 35 years, Diana Hacker personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students. Diana Hacker's other handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin's, include The Bedford Handbook (2006); Rules for Writers (2004); andA Pocket Style Manual (2004).

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS
NANCY SOMMERS, Sosland Director of Expository Writing at Harvard University, has also taught composition at Rutgers University and at Monmouth College and has directed the writing program at the University of Oklahoma. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well-known for her research and publications on student writing. Her articles "Revision Strategies of Student and Experienced Writers" and "Responding to Student Writing" are two of the most widely read in the field. Her recent work involves a longitudinal study of undergraduate writing. Nancy Sommers is coauthor of Fields of Reading (2007) and tudent Writers at Work: The Bedford Prizes, both published by Bedford/St. Martin's.

TOM JEHN teaches composition and directs the writing across the disciplines program at Harvard University. A recipient of numerous teaching awards both at Harvard and at the University of Virginia, he also leads professional development seminars on writing instruction for public high school teachers through the Calderwood Writing Fellows Project.

JANE ROSENZWEIG, a published author of fictionand non-fiction, teaches composition and directs the writing center at Harvard University. She has also taught writing at Yale University and the University of Iowa.

MARCY CARBAJAL VAN HORN, assistant professor of English and ESL at Santa Fe Community College (FL), teaches composition to native and nonnative speakers of English and teaches the Advanced ESL Writing course. She has also taught university-level academic writing and critical thinking at Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores in Mexico.
 
EDITORIAL ADVISERS:

Of the more than 500 experienced composition instructors who reviewed the new edition, a core group served as an editorial advisory board — carefully reviewing all new material in depth, making sure the book would work as well for their students as it always had.

Joanne ADDISON
University of Colorado, Denver

 
Derick BURLESON
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

 
Paige BYAM
Northern Kentucky University

 
Elizabeth CANFIELD
Virginia Commonwealth University

 
Richard CARR
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

 
Michele CHEUNG
University of Southern Maine

 
Jon CULLICK
Northern Kentucky University

 
David ENDICOTT
Tacoma Community College

 
Lin FRASER
Sacramento City College

 
Hank GALMISH
Green River Community College

 
Nancy GISH
University of Southern Maine

 
Jacqueline GRAY
St. Charles Community College

 
Barclay GREEN
Northern Kentucky University

 
Karen GROSSWEINER
University of Alaska, Fairbanks

 
D. J. HENRY
Daytona Beach Community College

 
Kandace KNUDSON
Sacramento City College

 
Tonya KROUSE
Northern Kentucky University

 
Tamara KUZMENKOV
Tacoma Community College

 
Cheryl LAZ
University of Southern Maine

 
Lydia Lynn LEWELLEN
Tacoma Community College

 
Jeanette LONIA
Delaware Technical and Community College

 
Walter LOWE
Green River Community College

 
Michael MACKEY
Community College of Denver

 
Tammy MATA
Tarrant County Community College

 
Holly MCSPADDEN
Missouri Southern State University

 
Liora MORIEL
University of Maryland, College Park

 
Patricia MURPHY
Missouri Southern State University

 
Melissa NICOLAS
University of Louisiana, Lafayette

 
Diane Allen O’HERON
Broome Community College

 
Sarah QUIRK
Waubonsee Community College

 
Ann SMITH
Modesto Junior College

 
Steve THOMAS
Community College of Denver

 
Nick TINGLE
University of California, Santa Barbara

 
Terry Myers ZAWACKI
George Mason University

 
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Table of Contents

Composition/Style
Composing and revising
Planning
Drafting
Revising
Paragraphs
Arguments
Sample Paper
Research writing
Conducting research
Evaluating sources
Managing information
Planning and drafting
Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism
Integrating sources
Revising your draft
Effective sentences
Parallelism
Needed words
Problems with modifiers
Shifts
Mixed constructions
Coordination and subordination
Sentence variety
Word choice
Glossary of usage
Wordy sentences
Active verbs
Appropriate language
Exact language
The dictionary and thesaurus
Correctness
Grammatical sentences
Subject-verb agreement
Other problems with verbs
Problems with pronouns
Adjectives and adverbs
Sentence fragments
Run-on sentences
Esl Trouble spots
Articles
Special problems with verbs
Sentence structure
Other trouble spots
Punctuation
The comma
Unnecessary commas
The semicolon
The colon
The apostrophe
Quotation marks
Other marks
Spelling and mechanics
Spelling
The hyphen
Capitalization
Abbreviations
Numbers
Italics (underlining)
Format/Basic Grammar
Document design
Principles of document design
Academic manuscript formats
Business documents
Electronic documents
Mla documentation
In-text citations
List of works cited
Information notes
Manuscript format
Sample Paper: Mla Style
Alternative styles of documentation
Apa style
Sample Paper: Apa Style
Chicago style
Sample Pages: Chicago Style
List of style manuals
Basic grammar
Parts of speech
Parts of sentences
Subordinate word groups
Sentence types
Index
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