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The St. Martin's Guide to Writing
The best-selling college rhetoric for over 20 years, The St. Martin's Guide has an unparalleled record of proven success. From the beginning, Axelrod and Cooper have taken the best of classic and contemporary theory, filtered it through their own and their colleagues' classroom experience, and then blended the result into a flexible classroom tool. Their step-by-step gui
Hardcover, 1072 pages
Published March 7th 2007 by Bedford/St. Martin's
(first published November 1988)
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Surprisingly, the worst Comp. textbook I've probably ever had to teach from. Soo dry and general and textbook-ish, not worth the students' money. I had to use the 7th edition, so maybe the 8th is better somehow, but I wound up mostly making copies from other textbooks to give my students. One upside, it had essays by Tobias Wolff and Annie Dillard.