A Writer s Reference with Exercises

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford
ISBN: 131910696X
Release Date: 2018-02-14
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 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 Exercises with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1319083552
Release Date: 2016-07-22
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.

A Writer s Reference with Writing in the Disciplines with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319106089
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 prepares students to write well in college courses outside of composition. With practical advice and plenty of student models, a tabbed section "D" provides a jump start for writing college papers in nine disciplines — biology, business, criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, history, music, nursing, and psychology. Each discipline section features information on audience expectations in that area of study, the types of questions asked, the types of documents produced, the kinds of evidence used, appropriate language conventions, and appropriate citation styles. Each section features a model student paper (two in business) written in response to a typical assignment in the discipline.

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 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.

A Writer s Companion

Author: Louis Decimus Rubin
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 080711992X
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Genre: Reference

In A Writer's Companion, Louis D. Rubin, Jr., has drawn on his years of accumulated wisdom - as well as the advice of some fifty prominent writers from various fields - to put together in a single volume a vast array of information. Organized in such a way as to make it exceptionally easy to use, and enhanced by Rubin's graceful and witty prose, A Writer's Companion will merit a place on the desk of every serious wordsmith. It is also a book that will bring endless hours of pleasure to anyone who enjoys reading simply for the sake of gaining new knowledge. As Casey Stengel said, "You could look it up".

A Pocket Style Manual 2016 MLA Update Edition

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319106119
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. Your students need clear, complete answers to their questions about research, writing, and grammar—and they often need them at a moment’s notice. As their teacher, you are their greatest resource, but you can’t be available 24/7. For help with work in class and at home and especially for questions at odd hours, students can turn to A Pocket Style Manual. The thoughtfully revised seventh edition makes it even easier for students to effectively and independently address their writing and research challenges. With 325 documentation models in four styles and coverage of drafting thesis statements, writing correctly and effectively, finding and evaluating sources, and writing research papers, A Pocket Style Manual supports writers across the disciplines. Our newest set of online materials, LaunchPad Solo, provides all the key tools and course-specific content that you need to teach your class. The LaunchPad Solo for A Pocket Style Manual includes exercises, sample student writing, and LearningCurve game-like adaptive quizzing. To package LaunchPad Solo free with A Pocket Style Manual, use ISBN 978-1-319-01282-3.

Rules for Writers

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312647360
Release Date: 2011-09-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Offers advice on the writing process, with information on clarity, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, document design, research, MLA style, APA style, and the challenges of multilingual writers.

The Writer s Reference Guide to Spanish

Author: David William Foster
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292725124
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Writers and editors of Spanish have long needed an authoritative guide to written language usage, similar to The MLA Style Manual and The Chicago Manual of Style. And here it is! This reference guide provides comprehensive information on how the Spanish language is copyedited for publication. The book covers these major areas: Language basics: capitalization, word division, spelling, and punctuation.Language conventions: abbreviations, professional and personal titles, names of organizations, and nationalities.Bibliographic format, particularly how Spanish differs from English.Spanish language forms of classical authors' names.Literary and grammatical terminology.Linguistic terminology.Biblical names and allusions.A dictionary of grammatical doubts, including usage, grammatical constructions of particular words and phrases, verbal irregularities, and gender variations.

A Writer s Coach

Author: Jack R. Hart
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 9780375424397
Release Date: 2006-08-22
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Mystified over misplaced modifiers? In a trance from intransitive verbs? Paralyzed from using the passive voice? To aid writers, from beginners to professionals, legendary writing coach Jack Hart presents a comprehensive, practical, step-by-step approach to the writing process. He shares his techniques for composing and sustaining powerful writing and demonstrates how to overcome the most common obstacles such as procrastination, writer’s block, and excessive polishing. With instructive examples and excerpts from outstanding writing to provide inspiration, A Writer’s Coach is a boon to writers, editors, teachers, and students. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bedford St Martin s ESL Workbook

Author: Sapna Gandhi-Rao
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9780312591694
Release Date: 2010-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Peer reviewed and crafted to focus on contemporary topics and dialogues, The Bedford/St. Martin’s ESL Workbook provides ESL students with a broad range of exercises. This outstanding resource covers grammatical issues for multilingual students with varying English-language skills and cultural backgrounds. To reinforce each lesson, instructional introductions are followed by examples and exercises.

The Writer s Complete Crime Reference Book

Author: Martin Roth
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: UCSC:32106009987121
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Social Science

A guide for writers provides facts and a resource list for nearly every aspect of crime