Dorothy M. Kennedy

Testimonials


"Year after year, The Brief Bedford Reader provides clear guidance and models of writing that my students really understand. Its concise, specific instruction is a great asset."
—Donna French, Valencia College

"In my view, The Brief Bedford Reader provides just the right mix of essays, information about rhetorical methods, and reference materials." 
—Todd McCann, Bay de Noc Community College

"Instructor tested, student approved." 
—Mary Bradley, Eastern Florida State College

"A model approach to freshman composition, with updated, interesting readings, and useful resources."
—Nanci Love, Bay de Noc Community College
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"I’ve never looked into another Bedford/St. Martin’s book because this one has been practically perfect for me."
Elizabeth Cochrane, Harper College
"The Bedford Reader is a classic because it strives to be contemporary, always looking for ways to engage the critical thinking of the next generation of students with thought-provoking readings and a solid grounding in composition fundamentals."
Joseph Couch, Montgomery College
 
"The Bedford Reader is a dynamic textbook that merges modern and traditional instruction and readings into an accessible and practical resource for students entering into college writing."
Laura LaFlair, Belmont Abbey College 
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"… a textbook that students can continue to use throughout their education." – Jacob Lampell, Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville
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"… a textbook that students can continue to use throughout their education." – Jacob Lampell, Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville

“The LaunchPad for The Bedford Guide supports students working at any level, all in one book.” — Jill Dahlman, Chaminade University of Honolulu

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"… a textbook that students can continue to use throughout their education." – Jacob Lampell, Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville

“The LaunchPad for The Bedford Guide supports students working at any level, all in one book.” — Jill Dahlman, Chaminade University of Honolulu

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"A true alternative to bulky, heavier, more expensive textbooks; yet it offers the essential information every writer needs to know."
—Emmeline Gros, Georgia State University
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"Not just the size, but the conciseness of this book is an incredible (and rare) virtue."
—Paul Zajac, The Pennsylvania State University

"It has straightforward, commonsense advice, and covers the main methods of writing, so the book is easy for students to use from Day 1 of class. It meets my needs by giving me a writing book with MLA rules and basic proofreading tips."
—Amy Norton, Pierce College

"Precise, accessible, yet not overly simplistic, and not too many distracting elements.... I appreciate that it is concise and focused. It’s a book students can read, understand, benefit from across multiple levels of preparation, and continue to make use of beyond the class."
—Bob Nowlan, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

"I particularly appreciate [this book’s] ability to talk globally about writing.… It looks more at commonalities in all types of writing… which ultimately our students need."
—Polly Buckingham, Eastern Washington University
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"The listing of topics covered is close to perfect. It covers just about everything and does not intimidate."

—Peter Huk, University of California, Santa Barbara
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"For a ‘concise’ edition, there is certainly a lot of information here. The book clearly covers nearly every point in both Comp I and Comp II." —Todd Bunnell, Mississippi University for Women
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