Scribner Handbook for Writers, The (4th Edition)

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9780321163899: Scribner Handbook for Writers, The (4th Edition)

Offering accurate and comprehensive demonstrations of how writers actually write, this handbook includes a discussion of the kinds of reading and thinking required to construct a thoughtful, well–developed essay, and is based on the authors' premise that these processes are interrelated and support each other. The first part shows key relationships among the processes of writing, reading, and thinking creatively and logically, and provides strategies for developing the ideas that will make a good essay. The coverage of essay writing offers the most detailed and descriptive discussion on writing essays among composition handbooks and includes more writing samples than any other such text on the market. Separate chapters treat writing exploratory, analytical, and argumentative essays, emphasizing that good writing is within reach of any writer that is attentive throughout the process of writing and revising their work. Provides complete, authoritative coverage of the writing process, research and grammar, with detailed discussions of critical thinking and argument, using computers and the Internet for writing and research, the latest guidelines for citing sources correctly in MLA, APA, CMS, CSE and COS styles, and writing in the disciplines. For anyone needing a reference geared to writing and/or researching papers.

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About the Author:

Robert DiYanni is Director of International Services in the Advanced Placement Program at The College Board. Dr. DiYanni, who holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, has taught English and Humanities at a variety of institutions, including NYU, CUNY, and Harvard. He has written and edited more than two dozen books, mostly for college students of writing, literature, and humanities.

Pat C. Hoy II directs the Expository Writing Program at New York University where he is a Professor of English. A collection of his essays, Instinct for Survival (1992), was selected as a "Notable" collection in The Best American Essays of the Century (2000). Other books include Reading and Writing Essays and The Scribner Handbook for Writers, 4th ed. (with Robert DiYanni). His essays and reviews have appeared in Agni, Rhetoric Review, Sewanee Review, South Atlantic Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Wall Street Journal, and Writing on the Edge. Professor Hoy won the 2003 Writing Award for Non Fiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

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"Scribner does an excellent job of giving students the necessary tools for tackling a large research project."
¿Cherie Castillo, University of Wisconsin, Fox Valley


"...the section on the research paper is very complete and allows the text to be used for a research-writing course in several disciplines."
—Mark DeFoe, West Virginia Wesleyan College


"The sections on the exploratory essay, the analytical essay, and the persuasive essay--with their brief summaries at the end--were extremely well done; the student essays were very helpful."
—Dr. Mary Jane Clerkin, Berkeley College


"...I'm very favorably impressed with the [third] edition. It is current, logical, visually appealing, and supports the materials and methods we use in composition... The book should appeal strongly to visual learners and be inviting to all students."
—Roxanne Munch, Joliet Junior College


"...an up-to-date classic."
—Tamara Andrews, Iowa State University


"...surpasses the Bedford in terms of comprehensiveness and readability."
—William Vaughn, Central Missouri State University


"I found [the chapter] on Incorporating Sources very useful, particularly when trying to discuss plagiarism in positive and constructive ways."
—Dr. Elizabeth Howells, Armstrong Atlantic State University

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