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The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing

3.27  ·  Rating Details ·  55 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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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J.I.
Jan 25, 2010 J.I. added it
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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.
Rashaan
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!
Irene
It's a actually pretty decent textbook! (aka, I didn't dread reading fifteen pages out of it every night and then taking a quiz on it the next day)
Bri_laughs_a_lot.
Nov 12, 2009 Bri_laughs_a_lot. rated it it was ok
Shelves: college-classes
Explains things clearly. Very informative. Isn't that interesting, but then again it is a textbook...
Jerjonji
Dec 31, 2008 Jerjonji rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This is one of the classics that should be on any writer/educator's bookshelves. I don't know what happened to my first copy so I was thrilled to find a new one.
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Great book I use in my classroom.
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