Sixth Edition   ©2016

The Everyday Writer with Exercises with 2016 MLA Update

Andrea A. Lunsford (Stanford University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-11780-5; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-11780-1; Format: Spiral Bound, 736 pages

Andrea’s support for student writing and student writers grows out of her decades of teaching—she’s never met a student she didn’t like--and her research into what students are actually writing, in class and out. Andrea knows what novice writers can accomplish if they make good choices in their academic, social, and public writing.

A rhetorical approach calling for attention to good writing, not just to surface correctness, supports the way instructors actually teach composition.

A thorough introduction to academic, professional, and public writing covers rhetorical situations and other aspects of writing processes; critical reading and thinking; library, online, and field research; writing in the disciplines; documentation styles; and writing that "makes something happen in the world."

A high-interest, visual approach to writing, with plentiful illustrations by graphic artist GB Tran, helps students visualize and engage with complex aspects of the writing process.

Coverage of using varieties of English effectively offers practical advice to help students make good choices in all their communication and navigate discourse communities successfully.

Support for teachers includes advice and activities in Teaching with Lunsford Handbooks—plus Andrea’s weekly "Teacher to Teacher" blog and "Multimodal Mondays" assignment ideas on Bedford Bits.