The Brief New Century Handbook with Exercises, Fourth Edition, provides the answers today’s students need as writers and researchers in an electronic age. While offering clear, comprehensive coverage of handbook basics—writing, grammar and usage, research, and documentation—this handbook also shows students how to use new technologies to make appropriate rhetorical choices and to become more successful college writers in all of their courses. This new version offers exercises at the end of the book - added value for students!
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Christine A. Hult received both her B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of Idaho and her Ph.D. in English and Education from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. In addition to freshman composition, she has taught numerous courses, including research writing, computers in composition, ESL, and composition for teachers. Dr. Hult has taught at the University of Michigan, where she also acted as the Assistant Director to Introductory Composition, and at Texas Tech University, where she was the Director of Composition and Rhetoric. Since 1985, she has been at Utah State University, where she has served as the Director of Writing and is currently the Associate Department Head as well as the Director of the Computer Classroom.
Academic awards and honors include the Outstanding Faculty Award from Phi Eta Sigma/Alpha Lambda Delta (the Freshman Honor Society) at Texas Tech University, 1985; Humanist of the Year Award, Utah State University, 1995 and 1999; Professor of the Year Award, Utah State University, 2000; and the Ellen Nold Best Article Award for Computers and Composition journal, 1996. Dr. Hult has published many articles, papers, and books, including Evaluating Teachers of Writing and Researching and Writing Across the Curriculum.
Thomas N. Huckin received his A.B. in English from Princeton University, and both his M.A. in Comparative Literature and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Washington. He has taught courses in freshman composition, technical and professional writing, discourse analysis, stylistics, and applied linguistics at several institutions.
While at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, he co-founded the Department of Humanities Summer Conference on "Teaching Scientific and Technical English to Non-Native Speakers" and founded the Oral Communications Program at General Motors Research Laboratories, where he directed a program of individualized English instruction for foreign-born scientists. He spent six years at Carnegie Mellon University as Director of the ESL Program and was a Senior Fulbright Lecturer at Pontificia Universidade Catolica in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He currently teaches at The University of Utah, where he served as the Writing Program Director from 1990-1995.
Dr. Huckin has won numerous awards, including the 1996 NCTE Best Book Award in Technical and Scientific Communication for Genre Knowledge in Disciplinary Communication. He was also designated Lowell Bennion Public Service Professor for 1995-96. He has written several books, including Technical Writing and Professional Communication and Technical Writing and Professional Communication for Non-Native Speakers of English.Review:
"Besides the documentation section, the other factor that weighed most heavily in our decision to use this handbook was the grammar section. Each part is clear, attractive, and well illustrated. The examples of how to change particular problem areas (and why) are easy to follow for any level student."—Scott A. Topping, Southwestern Michigan College
"I am very positive about this book. I like the organization and I like the incorporating of computing technologies. It gives students a lot of ways to use the book as they write and it gives me a lot of options for incorporating the book into my courses. . .I can see uses for it from beginning writing through advanced writing. There are no other books about which I can say that."—Richard Marback, Wayne State University
"By its very nature, in today's technology-enriched research environment, the Research section demands good integration of technology information, and Hult and Huckin have done very well. There is a lot of technology information included in the text throughout this section, and a good selection and variety of "visuals," not only "Help" boxes and "Web" icons, but also notecards, "printouts," screen images, and blue information boxes. The variety of visuals makes the section easier to navigate and find what we need."—Scott Robert Stankey, Anoka Ramsey Community College
"I like the way Hult begins talking about the writing process by starting with a chapter on reading critically, and I like the way that the writing process is described chiefly as a process of revision and elaboration (starting with prewriting). Not only in these chapters, but throughout the book, Hult adopts just the right tone, I think, treating students as intelligent even if unfamiliar with the conventions of academic discourse."—Matthew Parfitt, Boston University
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Book Description Longman, 2007. Spiral-bound. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110205521991