Rules for Writers – Diana Hacker – 8th Edition


When students routinely use their handbook in the course, they see its value, find that it’s a faster way to get answers than search engines like Google, learn to rely on it as a reference, and are more likely to achieve the goals of the course. And when that handbook is Rules for Writers, you can be sure the advice they find is practical and reliable—with help for composing and revising, writing arguments, analyzing texts, using grammar and punctuation correctly, and working with sources. In revising the eighth edition, Nancy Sommers has woven a new emphasis on reading critically throughout the first section of the handbook, introduced advice for analyzing multimodal texts, and added help for public speaking.

New practical Writing Guides support students working through college assignments in a variety of genres. And new peer review advice helps students effectively comment on drafts and apply feedback to revisions of their own work.

All of these improvements help student writers—but they also save you time and effort. You can draw from Rules for Writers for planning class discussions, conducting in-class workshops, and providing feedback on student work that they can easily apply. Rules for Writers even comes with a complete instructor’s manual, Teaching with Hacker Handbooks, with stepped-out lesson plans to customize and sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics from your peers.

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  • The Writing Process
    1 Exploring, planning, and drafting
    2 Revising, editing, and reflecting
    3 Building effective paragraphs

    Academic Reading, Writing, and Speaking
    4 Reading and writing critically
    5 Reading and writing about multimodal texts
    6 Reading and writing arguments
    7 Speaking confidently

    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.
    16 Tighten wordy sentences.
    17 Choose appropriate language.
    18 Find the exact words.

    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.

    Multilingual Writers and ESL Challenges
    28 Verbs
    29 Articles
    30 Sentence structure
    31 Prepositions and idiomatic expressions

    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

    40 Abbreviations
    41 Numbers
    42 Italics
    43 Spelling
    44 The hyphen
    45 Capitalization

    Grammar Basics
    46 Parts of speech
    47 Sentence patterns
    48 Subordinate word groups
    49 Sentence types

    50 Thinking like a researcher, gathering sources
    51 Managing information, taking notes responsibly
    52 Evaluating sources

    Writing Papers in MLA Style
    53 Supporting a thesis
    54 Citing sources, avoiding plagiarism
    55 Integrating sources
    56 Documenting sources in MLA style
    57 MLA manuscript format, sample research paper

    Writing Papers in APA Style
    58 Supporting a thesis
    59 Citing sources, avoiding plagiarism
    60 Integrating sources
    61 Documenting sources in APA style
    62 APA manuscript format, sample paper

    A document design gallery
    Glossary of usage

  • Citation
    • Full Title: Rules for Writers
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 1457683040
    • ISBN-13: 9781457683046
    • Edition: 8th Edition
    • Publication date: 2015
    • Topic: Languages
    • Subtopic: English
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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