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A Writer's Reference Fifth Edition (original 1989; edition 2003)

by Diana Hacker

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Title:A Writer's Reference Fifth Edition
Authors:Diana Hacker
Info:Bedford/St. Martin's (2003), Paperback
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A Writer's Reference by Diana Hacker (1989)


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Excellent My real desktop companion for 20 years ( )
  haikupatriot | Nov 28, 2015 |
This volume has been my constant desk companion since my college days. Indexed. Superb. This book, a Royal Safari typewriter and Silk Road I and II by Kitaro got me through 8 years of papers when attending part-time college while working full time. ( )
  WomanofSpirit | Feb 2, 2013 |
Not as good as Strunk & White's book, but a good reference, anyway. More up to date on some stuff that I rarely use, like business headers & such. ( )
1 vote jimmaclachlan | Sep 25, 2009 |
Much like The Elements of Style, A Writer's Reference is one of the -- if not the-- penulatimate guide for writers. ( )
  06nwingert | Jun 7, 2009 |
A must have in one edition or another for any academic writer. It covers not only MLA but SPS formats and others. It covers footnotes, end notes, and in-body citation. I have found this very helpful through the years and is the only books I didn't sell back my freshman year of college. ( )
1 vote TheOnlyMe | Jan 25, 2009 |
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Diana Hackerprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sommers, Nancy I.main authorsome editionsconfirmed
Carbajal Van Horn, MarcyContributing ESL Specialistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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A proven success. The best-selling college textbook of any kind. Thoroughly class tested and enthusiastically endorsed by millions of students and their instructors at more than 1300 colleges and universities across the country. Updated with MLA's 1999 guidelines. Spiral.

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