Eighth Edition   ©2016

Rules for Writers with 2016 MLA Update

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-08349-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-08349-6; Format: Spiral Bound, 704 pages

An emphasis on critical reading The handbook teaches students a reading process, helping them to analyze various types of texts, sources they discover through research, their own writing, and the work of their peers.

Support for analyzing multimodal texts A new chapter about reading and writing about multimodal texts introduces new genres and practical strategies for analysis.

More help for composing in a variety of genres Writing guides throughout Rules for Writers help students work through college assignments in a variety of genres.

Practical advice for public speaking A new section helps students develop effective oral communication strategies, whether they’re writing a speech from scratch or turning a paper into a presentation.

More help with peer review and revising with comments A new section helps students effectively comment on assignments and apply feedback to revisions of their own work.

Research and documentation support for every course Substantially revised sections teach students to find an entry point in a debate and develop authority as a researcher. Rules for Writers now includes over 150 documentation models for sources in MLA and APA styles. New how-to boxes address tricky issues such as authorship of reposted online content.

LaunchPad Solo for online assignments and self-guided practice LaunchPad Solo for Rules for Writers, available free when packaged with the print text, includes 36 interactive writing prompts related to specific handbook content; 260 writing, grammar, and research exercises; 39 additional sample student papers in MLA and APA styles; and 30 adaptive LearningCurve quizzes. Targeted cross-references throughout the handbook connect you and your students to related resources in LaunchPad Solo for Rules for Writers. ISBN 978-1-319-05719-0