Andrea Lunsford’s research treats student writers as writers first—not only in the classroom, but in every aspect of their lives. Her newest handbook features a simple and inviting design that helps students find solutions for every situation as they translate their skills as writers in their day-to-day lives to the conventions of solid academic writing. Featuring the writing process coverage of larger handbooks at a value price, Writing in Action is a supportive reference that emphasizes rhetorical strategies that help students put their ideas into action.
All writers make choices — and better choices get better results. EasyWriter: A High School Reference offers essential help with grammar, mechanics, and documentation, then goes beyond the basics with Andrea Lunsford’s trademark attention to critical thinking, argument, and language choices. This special high school edition features a hard cover to stand the test of time, plus new sections on topics crucial to high school success — all in a book that’s easy to use, easy to carry, and easy to afford.
Anyone who laments the demise of print text would find a sympathetic listener in Andrea A. Lunsford. Anyone who bemoans the lack of respect for blogs, graphic novels, and other new media would find her no less understanding. Lunsford is at home in both camps because she sees beyond writing's ever-changing forms to the constancy of its power to "make space for human agency--or to radically limit such agency." Lunsford is a celebrated scholar of rhetoric and composition, and many undergraduates taking courses in those subjects have used her textbooks. Here she helps us see that writing is not just a mode of communication, persuasion, and expression, but a web of meanings and practices that sha...
A student-friendly pocket guide to the essentials of writing and research, EasyWriter is an ideal, inexpensive reference handbook for any course where writing is required. Now more visual and even easier to use and understand, EasyWriter offers practical help with research and documentation and expanded coverage of academic writing for students in all disciplines.
Andrea Lunsford’s comprehensive advice in The St. Martin’s Handbook, Eighth Edition, supports students as they move from informal, social writing to both effective academic writing and to writing that can change the world. Based on Andrea’s groundbreaking research on the literacy revolution, this teachable handbook shows students how to reflect on the writing skills they already have and put them to use both in traditional academic work and in multimodal projects like blog posts, websites, and presentations. Integrated advice on U.S. academic genres and language follows best practices for helping students from both international and native-speaker backgrounds improve their understanding of academic English. Throughout The St. Martin’s Handbook, Andrea Lunsford encourages all of today’s students to learn everything they need to communicate effectively with the diverse people sharing their classrooms, workspaces, and civic lives.
Andrea Lunsford’s research shows that students are writing more than ever — in classrooms, workplaces, and social spaces, in local communities and around the world. The Everyday Writer, Fifth Edition, is the first tabbed handbook to help the participants in this "literacy revolution" build on the smart decisions they make as social writers — and use their skills in their academic and professional work. With Andrea Lunsford’s trademark attention to rhetorical choice and language, and with new chapters on public writing, critical reading, and understanding how and why to use documentation, The Everyday Writer gives today’s students the information they need to be effective, ethical writers. New illustrations by graphic artist G.B. Tran make complicated concepts clear and inviting for students.
Driven by Andrea Lunsford’s ground-breaking research on student writing habits, EasyWriter: A High School Reference is an essential guide for students looking to make effective academic writing choices. This edition has been specifically designed to meet the needs of the Common Core classroom. To help students work with informational texts, it features an expanded chapter on Critical Thinking and Argument; help with evaluating, integrating, and synthesizing sources to support arguments; and detailed attention to critical reading to strengthen students’ text-based analysis skills. Andrea’s trademark rhetorical approach to the grammar and mechanics of language is enhanced with advice on word choice, expanding vocabulary, and sharpening spelling skills. Coverage of speaking and listening is expanded to include not just public speaking, but participating in classroom discussions, collaborating with peers, and using note-taking strategies to listen actively. You get all this in a pocket handbook that’s easy to use, easy to carry, and easy to afford.