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A new edition of the renowned handbook that provides explanations of proper English grammar, composition, citation, and textual analysis --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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DIANA HACKER personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over 35 years at Prince George's Community College in Maryland, USA, 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 (Palgrave Macmillan, 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, USA. 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.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
The Bedford Handbook 18 May 2000
By Desmond Lee Kok Seng - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Personally after having browsed through many English books of such nature, I find this particular book to be very useful, easy to digest and userfriendly. In my line of work which requires lots of writing of sorts, this book just made my day, taking off all the unnecessary research work and corrections that could have cost me long hours and unproductive. With this book, I can now feel confident in my writing and in my course of work but feeling great and successful. Because the book is very systematic in guiding readers on the proper and correct usage of English in both writing and speaking, it has become a 'must have ' for all readers who are wants to improve their English proficiency. I believe this book will serve me for many years to come, also to my next generation. I can tell you this, you can't find a better book than this in Malaysia, my country, not to mention Vietnam, my present residence. In fact, I just came across this book by chance through my colleague who happened to return from Sweden after visiting her husband. Of course, this book was given to her husband to help him in his course in the Maritime University. That's how I got the name and website of Bedford/St. Martin's before being directed to your site. It's a good buy for anyone who wishes to master the language in a fast, userfriendly manner. I strongly recommend this book.
36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
Soon to become your best friend if you have to write papers 23 Oct. 2000
By Sarah E. Golding - Published on
Format: Paperback
This book has been with me now for three years. During those three years it has saved me hours of corrections and prehaps a few bad grades. This book is easy to follow, easy to use, and a real bargain for the price. I have used many different books in the past and have not found one that has been as useful as Hacker's Handbook for Writers. It is a clear and concise guide to MLA documentaion and writing. This is the only book when it comes to a writing. Great for all students and all ages. My only regret with this book was that I did not find it sooner!
20 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Worth its weight in gold 17 Sept. 2002
By "jdirkelps" - Published on
Format: Paperback
This is the best book on English grammar I have ever used. I purchased the fourth edition in 1991 while a freshman in college. I bought the fifth edition several years later while in graduate school and it is even better! This edition has been on my desk in every job I've ever held and has been an invaluable resource on a daily basis. I recommend this handbook to everyone who writes for school or for work. It's easy to use and easy to read.
--In memory of Father John Rechtein of St Mary's University, San Anotnio, TX-- the world's most amazing professor of English who had every rule of this handbook memorized by number and letter. We should all be so lucky to have a man so dedicated to the craft of our language and to a single book!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
essential for college students! (me) 8 Oct. 1999
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is very useful as a quick referance on writing - everything from grammatical structure to some helpful hints about concise writing style. For the four years I've had it, it has served for reference through high school, and now, In Collge. If you are going to college and are going to take ANY english comp courses, it is well worth the price.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
The best "quick reference" available. 3 May 1999
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Format: Paperback
I've worked as a technical writer for several years, and find this book indispensable. While I use the Chicago Manual of Style and other authoritive writing guides, the Bedford Handbook for Writers is the first book I reach for when I need a quick answer -- the index is first-class.
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