A Writer's Reference with Exercises / Edition 7

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Overview

Our best selling classic tabbed handbook is available in a version that conveniently includes nearly one hundred integrated exercise sets for plenty of practice with the grammar, style, punctuation, and mechanics topics offered in the handbook. The answers to lettered items appear in the back of the book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312601478
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: Seventh Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 656
  • Sales rank: 551
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (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 fiction and 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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