Brief Penguin Handbook: Exercise Book

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Now updated with expanded research, academic writing, and documentation coverage, The Brief Penguin Handbook continues to revolutionize the way handbooks present information.

The design and approach of The Brief Penguin Handbook started with ideas and suggestions from real students, and thus is uniquely successful when it comes to giving students the information they need in a format they will actually use. Because of its unique navigation tools, visual guides, and models for writing, research, and documentation, distinctive coverage of writing for different purposes, and Lester Faigley’s clear, accessible explanations, The Brief Penguin Handbook is a best-selling handbook. The Fifth Edition continues to innovate with new "maps" at the opening of each part to help students navigate the writing, research, and documentation processes, as well as navigate and find answers in the handbook itself; and new “Writer at Work” sections that demonstrate the messy, thoughtful processes that students go through when writing.

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When Lester Faigley started college, he thought he was going to become an architect. Instead, he wound up majoring in English and teaching middle school English and history. Three years after he received a Ph.D. from the University of Washington in 1976, he joined the faculty of the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin, where he now holds the Robert Adger Law and Thos. H. Law Professorship in Humanities. He has also been a visiting professor at several universities in the United States and abroad, and he is past chair of College Composition and Communication. Faigley served as the founding Director of both the Division of Rhetoric and Composition and the concentration in Technology, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Texas. He teaches undergraduate writing courses on writing and technology and graduate courses on rhetorical theory, discourse analysis, and issues of literacy and technology. He and his wife Linda have been married for more than three decades, and they have two grown sons. His sports passion is kayaking — both in rivers and on the ocean.

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"It's not too often that one finds a book that offers students practical suggestions about ways that they can enhance both the form and the context of their essays... Please pass my best wishes on to the author for a job well done. This is exactly the kind of book that composition teaching needs."
—Chris Fosen, California State University, Chico State


"What I like most about the book is its emphasis on genre and visual form and its attention to emerging technologies... It feels like the text is modeling visual design in addition to addressing it within the content."
—Marshall Kitchens, Oakland University


"I think students will respond marvelously to the icons. They are a great idea for a visually literate generation... Students will find this handbook more 'familiar' to them simply because they'll recognize the 'look' of it as belonging to their world of visual information."
—Thomas Amorose, Seattle Pacific University


"What is most impressive is the emphasis on visual literacy here. It's what makes the book distinct and cutting edge... The use of icons, the color waves, and the graphics in these pages are stunning."
—Lisa Langstraat, University of Southern Mississippi

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