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The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing
Solidly grounded in current theory and research, yet eminently practical and teachable, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing has set the standard for first-year composition courses in writing, reading, critical thinking, and inquiry.
Hardcover, Fifth Edition, 799 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Longman
(first published December 12th 1961)
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It's a book about writing essays. It's boring and long. That being said, it lays out in very good detail important steps and strategies. That being said, it bores the snot out of most people before they can finish it. It's a helpful teaching aid, however, and as long as you're not just having people read it they'll enjoy it.
Jun 13, 2008 Rashaan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Though this text is much too comprehensive, in-depth, expensive and bulky to use in the classroom, it is absolutely chockfull of wonderful exercises, explanations and guidelines for literary reading and writing, critical thinking and essay composition. Anyone who's teaching reading and writing, this is an essential for your library and curriculum!