Rules for Writers with Writing about Literature (Tabbed Version) with 2016 MLA Update)
Eighth Edition   ©2016

Rules for Writers with Writing about Literature (Tabbed Version) with 2016 MLA Update)

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

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-08351-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-08351-9; Format: Spiral Bound, 768 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
Rules for Writers is now available with LaunchPad Solo, which includes 32 engaging writing prompts, 192 practice exercises, additional sample student papers, and LearningCurve—game-like adaptive quizzes. Targeted cross-references throughout Rules for Writers connect you and your students to relevant LaunchPad Solo resources.