Writer's FAQs, The: A Pocket Handbook, MLA Update

Harris Professor Emerita, Muriel,Kunka, Jennifer

For courses in First-Year Composition. This version of The Writer's FAQs: A Pocket Handbook has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* Writing techniques, organized by.

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student questions This pocket-sized handbook is an easy-to-use, go-to guide that answers questions students have about grammar, punctuation, and research. Clear explanations are supplemented with engaging visual aids. Its lucid instruction, visual design, and authentic examples make The Writer's FAQs a favorite among those instructors who want their students to have a useful handbook that fits (in) their pocket. The Sixth Edition engages students with new illustrations, explanations, and research aids that strengthen practical writing skills useful in any future career. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the "increasing mobility of texts," MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.