Summary: The Bedford Guide for College Writers meets students wherever they are and provides all the support they need to reach their writing goals. Each of the four books has been carefully and individually developed to offer solid coverage of writing, reading, research, and grammar. Together they form a comprehensive, well-coordinated guide at a very economical price.
A Writer's Guide: A process-oriented rhetoric that links good writing with active reading and cri ...show moretical thinking. A Writer's Guide introduces students to the processes of writing, reading, and critical thinking -- necessary skills for meeting college and workplace expectations. Eight assignment chapters -- each including two model readings (one by a student) -- guide students through the full range of common first-year writing assignments.
To supplement the writing guides in these assignment chapters, additional chapters present practical strategies for mastering every stage of the writing process -- including working with visual texts -- and for responding to literature, writing in the workplace, and writing for assessment.
A Writer's Reader: A thematic reader that provides engaging opportunities for critical reading and writing. The thematic arrangement of the 32 readings (44% of them new) places each selection in an accessible and meaningful context -- Families, Men and Women, Popular Culture, The Workplace, and Education. (The new Education theme was added in response to reviewer requests.) In each thematic chapter, paired essays show how different writers use different strategies to address similar issues.
A Writer's Research Manual: A guide that gives students the help they need to research and write all kinds of source-based papers. The thorough research manual helps students take control of this challenging assignment, guiding them through locating and evaluating sources as well as planning, drafting, and revising their papers. The manual includes a model student paper and the most extensive coverage of the current MLA and APA documentation styles available in a book of this kind.
A Writer's Handbook: A thorough reference with clear explanations and plenty of practice items. The handbook covers the most important grammar, style, and usage topics (including ESL topics) and includes nearly fifty exercise sets. For additional practice, students can visit Exercise Central, an online bank of exercises with items developed especially for The Bedford Guide. Beyond the coverage in the handbook, a Quick Editing guide -- available with all versions of the book -- gives special attention to the most troublesome grammar and editing problems. ...show less