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A Pocket Style Manual
Eighth Edition   ©2018

A Pocket Style Manual

Diana Hacker (late of Prince George's Community College) , Nancy Sommers (Harvard University)  

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-05740-3; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-05740-4; Format: Spiral Bound

Discipline-focused advice for research and writing—from thesis to documentation. Students can plan and draft their papers using specific advice for writing and for working with sources in a wide range of disciplines—with more than 300 models in four documentation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and CSE).


Pocket-sized and spiral-bound. A Pocket Style Manual’s slim and convenient format makes it a portable and practical source for answers wherever and whenever a student writer’s questions arise. It is also available in a variety of affordable ebook formats.

Trusted Hacker grammar and style advice. With an emphasis on editing rather than on terminology, Pocket becomes a quick reference students quickly learn to rely on to solve problems. It helps students help themselves.

More practice and models online. When you assign a Hacker Handbook’s media product, your students have even more help at their fingertips:

• Nearly 300 exercises help students improve their writing and effectively work with sources.

• 50 model papers in 5 documentation styles provide guidance in writing and formatting work in any course.

• 33 LearningCurve quizzes offer game-like sentence level practice and let you track student progress.

Support for teachers. For ideas on integrating A Pocket Style Manual into the course or just on giving students a head start on working with their handbook, instructors can turn to Teaching with Hacker Handbooks.