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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  247 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Spiral Bound, 555 pages
Published December 2000 by Bedford/St. Martin's
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Jessica
I didn't like the format of this MLA format handbook and I found it hard to look up the information I needed. I would just get the MLA format handbook instead.
Sarah
I had to be a smartass and add this since it's required for like 4 classes!
Daniel
An extremely helpful book of English. Any college student (and high school student) will definitely need this book for the rest of the student lives. This hand book can help students from writing good to writing research papers.
As a college student myself, this book has come in handy since the first day of class. I really wished I had this book when I was in high school. Using proper MLA in research papers was something I always struggled with, but with this hand book, I have infinite knowledge
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Nranger7
Dec 14, 2014 Nranger7 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Rob Charpentier
Yes, yes, helpful as well as essential...but equally despised and loathed in my book. If you're anything like me, the act of dissecting language can ruin ones love for it. However, I feel that if you want to ignore and break all the literary rules it makes sense to learn them first. An unfortunate and unenviable task, I know! It does of course come in handy for times when you've no choice but to adhere to the rules as well. I try to forget everything in this book but then find it necessary to ke ...more
Sarah
Apr 29, 2008 Sarah rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: students and writers
Recommended to Sarah by: Vermont College
This is the best grammar book I've ever seen. It covers all aspects of grammar and includes clear explanations and examples. In addition, this book gives guidelines to writing papers, and the basics of MLA notation. Exercises are included with each topic. A website is a companion to the book and contains more exercises and discusses issues and controversies about grammar.
Muhammad Rashid
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Jeffrey
Used this one too. But I don't like it anymore. The layout, feel, design are kind of old school. It needs updating. Content's OK, though.
Sara
It's useful if you can manage to locate what you're looking for. I always get lost trying to look things up in here.
Krissi Bryant
Didn't use as much during the semester, but its helpful when using MLA format (which is what we used all semester)
Wendy
The primary grammar book that I've used for more than a decade. (Every writer needs at least one!)
Kendra
Not the best academic writing handbook I've ever owned, but it gets the job done.
Samantha
Indispensable at college, mostly useful for bibliographies.
Clare Cannon
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