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The Bedford Handbookcarries on the Hacker tradition by responding to student writers' needs and to the way students need their handbook to work. Still a full-size handbook that doubles as a reference, theHandbookfeatures clear, straightforward advice, hand-edited sentences, a user-friendly index, and a handy format. The eighth edition combines classic Hacker usability with a next-generation focus on academic writing and research and new navigation that helps students pull together advice and models for each assignment. Developed with the help of students and teachers at more than 35 colleges and universities, the new edition reflects the ways students write and revise in their composition course and beyond. What's more,The Bedford Handbookremains a portable size; it's still a comprehensive reference that's as easy to consult as it is to carry.
DIANA HACKER personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over 35 years at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, where she was a member of the English faculty. Hacker handbooks, built on innovation and on a keen understanding of the challenges facing student writers, are the most widely adopted in America. Other Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, include A Writer’s Reference, Sixth Edition (2007); Rules for Writers, Sixth Edition (2008); and A Pocket Style Manual, Fifth Edition (2008). NANCY SOMMERS, who has taught composition and directed composition programs for thirty years, now teaches writing in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well-known for her research and publications on student writing. Her recent work involves a longitudinal study of undergraduate writing. Nancy Sommers is co-author of Fields of Reading, Ninth Edition (2010) for Bedford/St. Martin’s. TOM JEHN teaches composition and directs the Expository Writing program at Harvard University. A recipient of numerous teaching awards both at Harvard and at the University of Virginia, he also leads seminars on writing instruction for public high school teachers.
JANE ROSENZWEIG teaches composition and directs the writing center at Harvard University. She has also taught writing at Yale University and the University of Iowa.
Table of Contents
Part I The Writing Process 1 Explore and plan; rough out a first draft. 2 Make global revisions; then revise sentences. STUDENT ESSAY 3 Build effective paragraphs.
Part II Academic Writing 4 Writing about texts SAMPLE ANNOTATED ARTICLE SAMPLE ANNOTATED ADVERTISEMENT SAMPLE ANALYSIS SAMPLE ANALYSIS OF A VISUAL TEXT 5 Constructing reasonable arguments STUDENT ESSAY 6 Evaluating arguments 7 Writing in the disciplines
Part III Clear Sentences 8. Prefer active verbs. 9. Balance parallel ideas. 10. Add needed words. 11. Untangle mixed constructions. 12 Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers. 13 Eliminate distracting shifts. 14 Emphasize key ideas. 15 Provide some variety.
Part IV Word Choice 16 Tighten wordy sentences. 17 Choose appropriate language. 18 Find the exact words.
Part V Grammatical Sentences 19 Repair sentence fragments. 20 Revise run-on sentences. 21 Make subjects and verbs agree. 22 Make pronouns and antecedents agree. 23 Make pronoun references clear. 24 Distinguish between pronouns such as I and me. 25 Distinguish between who and whom. 26 Choose adjectives and adverbs with care. 27 Choose appropriate verb forms, tenses, and moods in standard English.
Part VI ESL Challenges 28 Verbs 29 Articles 30 Sentence structure 31 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions
Part VII Punctuation 32 The comma 33 Unnecessary commas 34 The semicolon 35 The colon 36 The apostrophe 37 Quotation marks 38 End punctuation 39 Other punctuation marks
Part VIII Mechanics 40 Abbreviations 41 Numbers 42 Italics 43 Spelling 44 The hyphen 45 Capital letters
Part IX Researched Writing 46 Conducting research 47 Evaluating sources 48 Managing information; avoiding plagiarism 49 Choosing a documentation style
Writing MLA papers 50 Supporting a thesis 51 Citing sources; avoiding plagiarism 52 Integrating sources 53 Documenting sources 54 MLA manuscript format; sample paper CASE STUDY: Highlights of one student’s research process SAMPLE MLA RESEARCH PAPER 55 Writing about literature
Writing APA papers 56 APA papers SAMPLE APA RESEARCH PAPER Writing Chicago papers 57 Chicago papers SAMPLE PAGES FROM A CHICAGO-STYLE RESEARCH PAPER
Part X Document Design 58 Become familiar with the principles of document design. 59 Use standard academic formatting. 60 Use standard business formatting.
Part XI Grammar Basics 61 Parts of speech 62 Sentence patterns 63 Subordinate word groups 64 Sentence types
GLOSSARY OF USAGE ANSWERS TO TUTORIALS AND LETTERED EXERCISES INDEX