Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. A Writer’s Reference is the most widely adopted college handbook ever published. The new edition is available in a classic version that provides more help with academic writing, serves a wider range of multilingual students, and lends more support for college research — all in an easy-to-use quick-reference format. Now for all the ways you teach your course, you can choose the classic version or choose from among 4 additional versions with varied content.
A Writer’s Reference with Exercises is tailor-made for classroom use or for additional grammar practice with 86 integrated exercise sets.
A Writer’s Reference with Writing in the Disciplines provides help for college writing beyond composition with advice and models in six academic disciplines.
A Writer’s Reference with Writing about Literature includes an entire tabbed section on interpreting and writing about works of literature, with two annotated student essays.
A Writer’s Reference with Extra Help for ESL Writers includes an entire tabbed section for nonnative speakers of English; it offers targeted advice and strategies for college writing and research.
Should be required in all learning institutions
By Deborah Mccain "dpm" - August 16, 2009
I have used the Diana Hacker books since entering graduate school years ago. As a late re-entry into higher education, I had been schooled in footnotes, etc. Using this books kept me aware of the revised requirements for citation and formatting.
Unfortunately, many institutions of higher learning buy reference guides that are packaged with a textbook. They are very often outdated or difficult to use.
I refer my students to Hacker's website, and provide my copy for student use in the classroom.
best reference book ever!
By A. Furukawa - December 27, 2009
A Writer's Reference is the best reference book ever! I am amazed at the amount of information contained in it. I especially like the format and the concise explanations within each categories. It is my "go to" book and is the best reference book I've ever purchased.
A must have for teachers
By Robyn "Faerie girl" - December 23, 2009
Hacker's 2009 Style Manual is a must have for teachers; especially for English teachers who will teach paper writing. This book covers everything from how to write MLA, CMS, and APA papers along with how to write introductions, thesis statements, body paragraphs, parenthetical (in-text) documentations, and conclude with works cited pages. I know as a teacher if I could buy a copy for every single one of my students, I would. They are writing papers for my Freshmen class (High School) and each of the presentations I am doing on each part of the paper, I have referenced this book.