Sixth Edition   ©2017

EasyWriter

Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05076-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05076-4; Format: Spiral Bound, 400 pages

Andrea Lunsford’s advice in a pocket handbook. Andrea’s friendly, forward-thinking rhetorical approach starts where students are and shows them the moves they need to master to succeed as effective writers. Her research on what, how, and why students write—from the Top Twenty to the Literacy Revolution—provides a solid foundation for EasyWriter’s advice.
 
Help with all the genres today’s students need to master. As college writing (and workplace writing) has expanded to embrace new technologies and genres, Andrea Lunsford is leading the way in giving attention to today’s multimodal, participatory genres, such as blogs and web comics, in addition to traditional academic genres such as researched argument. In EasyWriter and its digital resources, you’ll find models and advice on more genres of writing than in any other pocket handbook.
 
Expert answers to students’ most common questions. EasyWriter provides information that students can trust—and that they can find without having to wade through mountains  of conflicting information. 
 
A focus on making choices, not on following rules. Andrea Lunsford recognizes that there is no single standard for correctness in writing; instead, effective texts follow conventions that depend on context.
 
Up-to-date advice on research and documentation. EasyWriter provides information on using both library and Internet sources effectively, tips for avoiding plagiarism, and guidelines for MLA-, APA-, Chicago-, and CSE-style documentation. Help with the “why” as well as the “how” of documentation helps students understand the purpose and uses of different documentation styles.