EasyWriter with Exercises
Sixth Edition   ©2017

EasyWriter with Exercises

Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-07749-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-07749-5; Format: Spiral Bound, 396 pages

Thoroughly revised to reflect the 2016 MLA documentation guidelines. The chapter on MLA style has been carefully updated to include guidelines from the new MLA Handbook, 8th Edition (2016), including MLA’s helpful “container” concept. With EasyWriter, students find clear advice for understanding the rationale for documentation as well as many examples to help them apply MLA guidelines to a wide range of sources.
Five expanded chapters on writing processes, including reflection. No other pocket-sized book gives students as much support for all aspects of composing. With separate chapters on rhetorical choices, exploring and drafting, design, reviewing and revising, and reflection, EasyWriter helps students throughout their processes, no matter what kind of text they’re creating.
New support for writing even more academic and real-world genres. A new section, “Writing That Works,” includes full cahapters on analysis, argument, portfolios, disciplinary writing, presentations, and public writing. Combined, the book and digital resources offer models of more than 40 genres of student work, from researched argument essays to blog posts and presentations.
New support for using writing to learn. A new section on low-stakes writing lays out multiple ways that students can use informal writing to develop thinking, engage with and generate ideas, and collaborate.
Integrated advice on U.S. academic style, grammar, sentence structure, and language choices. Incorporating best practices for second-language writers, information about standard English and expectations for college writing is integrated throughout the text to be more accessible to students of all language backgrounds. (An icon calls out features of English that often cause problems for multilingual writers.)
Digital resources meet students where they’re already writing—online. 
         ● Writer’s Help 2.0, Lunsford version, is a complete writing resource powered by smart search, which means students get the writing help they need even when they aren’t familiar with composition terms. It includes robust Lunsford content, along with LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, diagnostics, video prompts, tutorials, and assigning and tracking tools.
         ● LaunchPad Solo for Lunsford Handbooks is a collection of resources, without a full e-book, that provides opportunities for practice and self-study, including exercises, LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, video prompts, and more.