A Pocket Style Manual, 2016 MLA Update Edition
Seventh Edition   ©2016

A Pocket Style Manual, 2016 MLA Update Edition

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-08352-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-08352-6; Format: Spiral Bound, 336 pages
I’ve asked my students why they like this book. The consensus seems to be very positive overall; they say it’s clearly written, and they appreciate that it doesn’t ‘take forever’ to get to the main point.
Hillary Adams, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Handy size, attractive format. Clear, concise content. Thorough coverage of needed elements. Easy to navigate. Helpful index, glossary of usage, and checklists. A very useful book.
Robert Hamblin, Southeast Missouri State University

The book is easy to use, organized effectively so that students can flip to what they need. I myself have used it for papers and quick references.
Sinduja Sathiyaseelan, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

A Pocket Style Manual is affordable and gives a strong, quick overview of the fundamentals of writing. It’s ideal for use in introductory interdisciplinary courses because it isn’t intimidating and it can be kept as a quick reference for students in most academic fields.
Shawna Lesseur, University of Connecticut