Summary: Clear, concise writing style and friendly, unpretentious tone. Students have come to rely on the accessible explanations and straightforward advice that come directly from the author's classroom experience.
At its core, a grammar handbook that works. Diana Hacker's commonsense language, accessible terminology, and class-tested exercises provide a solid foundation that helps students find and fix errors in their writing.
Comprehensive coverage of w ...show moreriting, research, argument, and design gives students all the help they need for the composition course. Nine sample papers, ample charts and illustrations, and clear, thorough discussions provide useful models and guidelines.
Trademark Diana Hacker reference features -- menus, hand-edited sentences, user-friendly index entries, tutorials, and quick-access charts -- help students find the information they need and then use what they find.
A fully integrated book and companion Web site. "On the Web" boxes throughout the book direct students to a class-tested treasure of Web resources.
An uncluttered page design. With ample white space, the book's pages lay out complex material and new visual elements as simply as possible, allowing students to find answers to their questions as quickly as possible. ...show less