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How to Write Anything: A Guide and Reference with Readings

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Designed to be clear and simple, How to Write Anything re-imagines how texts work, with support for students wherever they are in their writing process. The Guide, in Parts 1 and 2, lays out focused advice for writing common genres, while the Reference, in Parts 3 through 9, covers the range of writing and research skills that students need as they work across genres and d ...more
Paperback, 910 pages
Published August 4th 2009 by Bedford/St. Martin's (first published December 1st 2008)
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Emily Houvener
Aug 14, 2009 Emily Houvener is currently reading it
This will stay on my currently-reading shelf through the semester. It's the chosen text for the 101 classes I'm teaching. So far, I'm finding it to be a helpful little text. The Instructor's Manual is dream of book, filled with exciting activities to try to get students out of their academic stupor.
Nov 03, 2012 Rachael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I used this text for a college composition course and HIGHLY recommend it. It is user-friendly, easy-to-read and good for college students, especially those who are not inclined to write. I have an additional copy of the 2nd edition I'm willing to sell. If interested, please email me at

May 23, 2015 Orton rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This book seems to be more useful as a checklist. Also, I don't understand why the use of page real-estate wasn't higher. I guess those spaces are used for note taking?
Jan 24, 2011 Romantic rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Outstanding resource material for anyone interested in enhancing their writing skills and especially useful for writing college level papers.
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