Seventh Edition   ©2019


Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-14950-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-14950-5; Format: Spiral Bound, 416 pages

Expert answers to students’ most common questions, based on Andrea Lunsford’s research. EasyWriter provides quickly accessible information that students can trust. Andrea Lunsford’s advice rests on a solid foundation of her research on what, how, and why students write—from the Top Twenty to the Literacy Revolution.

A focus on making rhetorical choices, not on following rules. Lunsford’s friendly, forward-thinking rhetorical approach starts where students are and shows them the choices they need to navigate and the moves they can make to succeed as effective writers. The advice in EasyWriter shows students that there is no single standard for correctness in writing; instead, effective texts follow conventions that depend on context.

Five chapters on writing processes, including reflection. EasyWriter gives students support for all aspects of composing in any genre with separate chapters on rhetorical choices, exploring and drafting, design, reviewing and revising, and reflection.

Integrated advice for multilingual writers. Incorporating best practices for second language writers, EasyWriter features boxed tips about U.S. academic style, grammar, sentence structure, and language choices that are integrated throughout the text to be accessible to students of all language backgrounds. An icon calls out features of English that often cause problems for multilingual writers.

LaunchPad Solo for Lunsford Handbooks, available for packaging with EasyWriter at a discount, is a collection of digital resources that provides dozens of models in a variety of genres as well as exercises, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing for practice and self-study, videos and Grammar Girl podcasts..