A Writer s Reference with Writing About Literature with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319105907
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. This version of the best-selling college handbook includes a tabbed section called Writing about Literature, a practical guide to interpreting works of literature and to planning, composing, and documenting papers about literature. Students will find help with forming and supporting an interpretation, avoiding plot summary, integrating quotations from a literary work, observing the conventions of literature papers, and using secondary sources. Writing about Literature also includes two sample student essays — one that uses primary sources and one that uses primary and secondary sources. The full primary texts are also included.

A Writer s Reference with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319106942
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. For success in college, no skill is more critical than writing; it’s the very core of a student’s academic experience. Tested and trusted, A Writer’s Reference is an essential tool for students who are strengthening habits and skills that will support them throughout college. In an April 2014 survey of first-year writers, 75 percent reported that using a Hacker handbook made them a more confident academic writer. What’s more, A Writer’s Reference has been a powerful tool for change across college campuses—helping to create a culture of writing at many schools by supporting a common language for talking about academic writing. In that way, A Writer’s Reference is uniquely positioned to help transform attitudes about the value of writing instruction and the role that writing plays in academic work and in higher learning. With this eighth edition of the handbook, author Nancy Sommers invites you to be part of a community of those who teach and assign writing; who believe that critical reading, analytical writing, responsible research, and clarity are at the center of effective writing across the academy; and who use the nation’s best-selling and most responsive handbook to support the development of the college writer.

Creating Characters

Author: Howard Lauther
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786486562
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

A frequent problem area for fiction writers is characterization. If writers jump headlong into a story with only a fuzzy notion about the people who are in it, the result is a collection of characters who are cliched, stereotypical and not very interesting. Creating Characters is an easy to use reference work that looks at character development from many different angles. The book does not tell writers how to write. Instead, it generates a thought process by asking crucial questions about characters' internal and external traits, wants, needs, likes, dislikes, fears, beliefs, strengths, weaknesses, habits and backgrounds. Following these questions, the writer will find an ever deeper and wider array of options. Thus, Creating Characters helps writers delve as deeply into a character's psychology as they want. All characters, and the stories they people, can be made richer and more compelling.

A Writer s Reference

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford
ISBN: 1319057446
Release Date: 2017-09-15
Genre: Education

For more than 25 years, this bestselling handbook has allowed students to build confidence and take ownership of their college writing experience. Emphasizing critical reading and writing, this how-to manual provides quick-access to the key answers, which helps students target their needs and see their successes. This is an ideal text for English Composition courses, foundation year modules, or English degree programmes. A Writer’s Reference is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See ‘Instructor Resources’ and ‘Student Resources’ for further information.

A Writer s Reference with Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457686511
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This version of the best-selling college handbook helps both resident and international students understand college expectations and develop strategies for improving their academic English and academic writing. Written by an ESL expert, this booklet includes plenty of helpful charts, activities, exercises, and model papers — along with notes about where to find additional resources online and on campus.

A Writer s Reference with Exercises with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319106034
Release Date: 2016-08-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. 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 some items appear in the back of the book.

Word Combination Card

Author: Mark Alves
Publisher:
ISBN: 0979169984
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre:

The Word Combination Card helps students develop fluency, precision, and clarity in their academic writing. It includes a core list of "Key Academic Collocations" as well as sections on using prepositions, expressing ideas, and much more. Important features include: easy-to-follow presentation with bold, colour-coded collocation patterns and clear examples; a special section on academic topics with content areas such as business and finance, health, education, science and technology, and more; a breakdown of important language patterns; and a beautiful full-colour format and durable construction.

A Writer s Reference with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 0312664761
Release Date: 2010-05-24
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. A Writer’s Reference is the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research — all in an easy-to-use quick-reference format. Now for all the ways you teach your course, you can choose the classic version or choose from among 4 additional versions with varied content. A Writer’s Reference with Exercises is tailor-made for classroom use or for additional grammar practice with 86 integrated exercise sets. A Writer’s Reference with Writing in the Disciplines provides help for college writing beyond composition with advice and models in six academic disciplines. A Writer’s Reference with Writing about Literature includes an entire tabbed section on interpreting and writing about works of literature, with two annotated student essays. A Writer’s Reference with Extra Help for ESL Writers includes an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English; it offers targeted advice and strategies for college writing and research.

A Writer s Reference with Writing About Literature

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford
ISBN: 1319133053
Release Date: 2018-02-14
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For more than 25 years, this bestselling handbook has allowed students to build confidence and take ownership of their college writing experience. This version includes a section called Writing about Literature, a practical guide to interpreting works of literature and to planning, composing, and documenting papers about literature. Students will find help with forming and supporting an interpretation, avoiding plot summary, integrating quotations from a literary work, observing the conventions of literature papers, and using secondary sources. This is an ideal text for English Composition courses, foundation year modules, English degree programmes, and those studying English Literature. A Writer’s Reference is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See ‘Instructor Resources’ and ‘Student Resources’ for further information.