Fifth Edition   ©2013

Writer's Help 2.0, Lunsford Version (Two-Year Access)

Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-2277-7; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-2277-9; Format: LaunchPad

Smart search. We asked 1,600 students how they use references and how they search for help with writing problems. We built the smart search with their responses in mind—Writer's Help gives reliable results even when students aren’t familiar with composition terms and instead use terms like flow, point, or getting unstuck. It also responds to broad search terms like research and to common teacher comments like need more details. With 80,000 students now using Writer’s Help, we can build on their practices and experiences to improve the search even more.

Trusted content from Andrea Lunsford. Writer’s Help for Lunsford Handbooks grows out of the handbooks by Andrea A. Lunsford, one of the country’s foremost experts on rhetoric and composition. As a teacher with decades of experience with students from high school to graduate school, she knows what students are doing well — and what they need to learn in order to succeed.

  • Attention to good writing, not just surface correctness, to help students understand that rhetorically effective texts follow conventions that depend on context.
  • A thorough introduction to academic and professional writing, with detailed coverage of critical thinking and argument, research, documentation guidelines, and more.
  • Unique coverage of language, with practical advice to help students communicate effectively across cultures — and to use varieties of language both wisely and well.
  • Advice on adapting rhetorical moves from informal to formal writing and from academic to public writing, so students can recognize and build on what they already know.
  • Assignable modules make it easy to integrate Writer’s Help into your course.
Separate sections or courses that are easy to assign and manage. Instructors using Writer’s Help can easily assign reading or activities from the handbook with clear due dates and expectations. Recording grades and tracking progress—by student or by class—is simple with the Writer’s Help platform. Writer's Help also lets you create copies of your course, so you don't have to start from scratch each semester or for each section.  

Adaptive exercises that engage students. Writer’s Help includes LearningCurve, game-like online quizzing that adapts to what students already know and helps them focus on what they need to learn. Links to pages in Writer’s Help provide support for students as they work through grammar and writing topics, including topics for multilingual writers.