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A Writer’s Reference 7 th Edition Diana Hacker Nancy Sommers ©2011 Bedford/St. Martin’s ISBN-10: 0-312-640143-0 ISBN-13: 978-0-312-60143-0.

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1 A Writer’s Reference 7 th Edition Diana Hacker Nancy Sommers ©2011 Bedford/St. Martin’s ISBN-10: ISBN-13:

2 Coil-bound text Bedford e-Book: web-based e- Book only accessible on a computer A Writer’s Reference 7 th Edition Diana Hacker | Nancy Sommers ISBN-10: ISBN-13: Bedford e-Book to Go: downloadable e-Book accessible on a computer, iPad, or large-screen Android tablet CourseSmart e-Book: downloadable e-Book accessible on a computer or via app on the iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Android devices, Kindle Fire, Nook Color, or Nook Tablet Print book e-Books (about 1/2 the cost of the print book) WHAT TO BUY Required Text Available Formats

3 WHERE TO BUY IT From Publisher Campus Bookstore

4 WHY YOU NEED IT You will have assigned homework and we will test from material found in this book. This book includes:  Critical reference information for solutions to common writing problems  Hand-edited examples to let you see an error and its correction at a glance  Practice exercises  Study tools 1. It is required for this course 2. It will help you get a better grade. Period.

5 How to find information with an instructor’s help Uses a code such as S1-a or MLA-2b to indicate a problem Uses an abbreviation such as w or dm Provides advice without codes or abbreviations When you are revising an essay that your instructor has marked, tracking down information is simple, whether your instructor…

6 Turn directly to the appropriate section of the handbook. Just flip through the tabs at the tops of the pages until you find the code in question. Uses a code to indicate a problem

7 Uses an abbreviation Consult the list of abbreviations and revision symbols on the next-to-last page of the book.

8 Use the index at the back of the book to look up specific terms. Doesn’t use a code or abbreviation

9 How to find information on your own How to find information on your own Main Menu: The main menu displays the handbook’s contents briefly and simply. Each of the twelve sections in the main menu leads you to a color-coded tabbed divider, where you can find a more detailed menu. Inside front cover

10 Detailed Menu: When the section you’re looking for is broken up into quite a few subsections, try consulting this menu. For instance, if you have a question about the proper use of commas after introductory elements, this menu will quickly lead you from P/Punctuation to P1, “The comma” to P1-b, “Introductory elements.”. Inside back cover How to find information on your own How to find information on your own

11 Directories to documentation models: When you are documenting sources in a research paper with MLA, APA, or CMS (Chicago) style, you can find documentation models by consulting the appropriate color-coded directories. How to find information on your own How to find information on your own

12 Get access to free online study tools at hackerhandbooks.com/writersref Practice Exercises Resources for writers & tutors Model Papers Research Help Help with Multilingual/ESL Help with Revision Nancy Sommers videos

13 hackerhandbooks.com/writersref Hover your mouse over “REGISTER” and click “I am a Student”

14 Enter your address

15 When you’re done, click “Register” Create your account

16 Get access to PREMIUM online study tools Get access to PREMIUM online study tools SUCH AS… Re:Writing Plus (a collection of videos, tutorials, model papers, and more!) e-Book

17 1. Log in first. 2. Locate the “Unlock Premium Resources” box. Either enter the access code you received from the bookstore or purchase directly from the Web site Unlocking premium study tools…

18 Enter the activation code printed on your access card and click “Go.” Alert! Do not throw away your access card until you’re registered! If you have an access code…

19 If you want to purchase directly… 1. Click “Purchase Access Online” 2. Choose your resources and click “Add to cart” 3. Click “Check Out Now”

20 The resources you’ve unlocked will now appear on the home page—click “Go” to access them UNLOCKED RESOURCES

21 USING THE E-BOOK table of contents search bookmark & highlight

22 USING RE:WRITING PLUS view resources browse by type or topic

23 Your first step should always be to call Tech Support. Tech Support will be able to address any issues you might have with registration, etc. If you need help from me for any technical issue, I will not be able to help you unless you first have a ticket number that you have received from Tech Support. Tech Support NEED HELP?


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