The Little Seagull Handbook, 2nd Edition

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A pocket-sized handbook that's easy to use and covers the kinds of writing college students need to do.

The Little Seagull Handbook offers the kind of succinct advice students need about grammar, punctuation, documentation, and the writing process―an in addition, it covers the kinds of writing they are most often assigned―reports, analyses, narratives, and more. The second edition includes unique help for students whose primary language is not English. Available in two versions―with and without exercises.

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About the Author:

Richard Bullock (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is emeritus professor of English at Wright State University, where he directed the writing programs for twenty-eight years and designed the university's writing across the curriculum program and Introduction to College Writing Workshop. In 2012, he was awarded the Trustees' Award for Faculty Excellence, Wright State's highest honor. In addition to The Norton Field Guide to Writing, he is a coauthor of The Little Seagull Handbook.

Michal Brody is a linguist, independent scholar, and lecturer. She was a founding faculty member of the Universidad de Oriente in Yucatán, Mexico, and teaches now at Sonoma State University and San Francisco State University. Her scholarly work centers on language pedagogy and politics in the United States and Mexico. She’s the author (with Keith Walters) of What’s Language Got to Do with It? and coauthor (with Richard Bullock and Francine Weinberg) of The Little Seagull Handbook, and the editor of the Everyone’s an Author Tumblr site and They Say / I Blog.

Francine Weinberg (M.Ed, Teachers College, Columbia University) is an author and editor who has worked for more than thirty years on college and high school English textbooks. She is the author of the handbook in The Norton Field Guide to Writing and a coauthor of The Little Seagull Handbook.

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“This book is smart and useful―and it’s well-designed. Students can easily find what they need.”
- Susanmarie Harrington, University of Vermont

“I like the focus on different types of academic essays―arguments, rhetorical analyses, research reports, personal narratives, literary analyses, and so on. I actually changed the focus of my class to address these kinds of writing.”
- Jonathan Purkiss, Pulaski Technical College

“For its price, The Little Seagull is the best college-level handbook available.”
- Paul Licata, Valencia College

“The combined glossary/index is great. Students get to understand an unfamiliar term and at the same time find a page with further instruction. This is efficient, reader-centered writing.”
- Carolyn J. Fulford, North Carolina Central University

The Little Seagull Handbook models the very concise and precise writing we hope our students will achieve.... keeping details to a minimum and clearly explaining the essentials.”
- Robert Hurd, Anne Arundel Community College

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