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Rules for Writers succeeds because it has always been grounded in classroom experience. By looking at her own students’ needs, Diana Hacker created an affordable and practical classroom tool that doubles as a quick reference. Developed with the help of instructors from two- and four-year schools, the sixth edition gives students quick access to the information they need to solve writing problems in any college course.
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 research and one that works better for a wider range of multilingual students. Flexible content options — in print and online — allow students to get more than they pay for.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Diana Hacker is the master of the writer's reference guide, and this book is no exception. I also own Hacker's Pocket Manual of Style, which is one of the best quick-references I've ever used. In the book's description, Hacker states that she "tests" her books out on students, and it really shows!
Like her other reference materials, this book shows intuition and usefulness that many writer's handbooks do not have. Don't take my word for it. If you check out her other books, you will notice that the reviews are all very positive; this is always a good sign of quality authorship.
This book is a great reference for instructors, students, and writers (like me). The index is very well thought out, as well. The book covers APA, MLA, and a lot of other material that would be impossible to go over here. This reference has been around a long time, and just seems to get better with the updates.
Absolutely a great buy.
I had used this book before and when my nephew started having to write term papers and quoting sources I thought it would be an excellent source for him. I used this book in college and saw Amazon offered an updated edition for more money. Since my nephew is only in high school I opted for the older edition I had used and was able to get a used edition, in excellent condition, on Amazon at an extremely reasonable price. The book was very useful to my nephew and will be used often in the future.
The book was very well organized and the information itself was helpful. However, if you are in anyway computer savvy, you can get all of your MLA format questions answered on university websites. I bought it because it was required for my English class, but realized later that I didn't really need it. If you would rather get information from a book than the internet, then it is the way to go. It is very well equipped.
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