With the 2008 MLA Update edition, The New McGraw-Hill Handbook continues to set the bar for contemporary handbooks. Writing and research have changed dramatically since the first hardcover handbooks appeared. Today's students don't rely on pens or typewriters: they use computers to write. They don't just do research: they find their way through a maze of online information. They don't just read print: they analyze visuals. They don't just come to class: they participate in an online learning community. These changes have put new demands on composition courses. With its focus on writing in today’s environment, integrated coverage of technology and visual rhetoric, and hallmark coverage of writing across the curriculum, The New McGraw-Hill Handbook has been designed to provide today’s students with a current, comprehensive resource for writing in college and beyond.
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KATHLEEN BLAKE YANCEY, Professor and Director of the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition at FSU, Ph.D, Purdue University (1984), where she held a David Ross Summer Fellowship as well as a David Ross Dissertation Fellowship. The Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English, she has edited, co-edited or authored eight books as well as over 60 articles and book chapters. A ninth volume, the edited collection The Fifth Canon: Delivering College Composition, is in press; and another, Electronic Portfolios in the English Classroom, is in preparation. She co-founded the journal Assessing Writing and co-edited it for seven years; with Barbara Cambridge, she co-founded and co-directs the National Research Coalition on Electronic Portfolios. She is a consultant for the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, and she is the lead researcher for the national study "Portraits of Composition: How Writing Gets Taught in the 21st Century."
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