Having helped nearly 3 million students at 1,600 colleges and universities to write well,A Writer's Referencesucceeds because it has always been grounded in classroom experience. Nearly twenty years ago, Diana Hacker reinvented the college handbook by looking at her own students' needs. She crafted a first-of-its-kind reference that offered practical solutions to college writing problems in a language students could understand and in a format that was easy for them to use.
Her many innovations -- hand-edited sentences, grammar checker boxes, student-friendly index entries, ESL coverage, and a lay-flat comb binding -- have been widely imitated but never improved upon. In the Hacker tradition, the new contributing authors -- Nancy Sommers, Tom Jehn, Jane Rosenzweig, and Marcy Carbajal Van Horn -- have crafted solutions for the writing problems of today's college students. Together they give us a new edition that provides more help with academic writing and that works better for a wider range of multilingual students.The expert advice students need is just one click away with the new e-book forA Writer's Reference, Sixth Edition. Cross-references between the companion site's Writing, Grammar, and Research exercises and relevant e-book content help students learn how to work with their handbook to improve their writing. Interactive "Citation at a glance" boxes provide a dynamic guide to citing sources. The new e-book allows students to bookmark the sections they use most often, add their own examples and notes, and print any material they might need when not online. Instructors can add their own content to the e-book, including documents and images, to share with their students. "MLA Papers" is available for preview. Please note that any changes, including bookmarks and notes, will not be saved in this preview version. nbsp; To request instructor access, click on the link below: http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/Login/login/loginbcs.aspx?isbn=0312472307
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