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Sommers, Nancy I.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 188 publications in 1 language and 4,830 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Reference works  Style manuals  Textbooks 
Roles: Contributor, Author, Editor
Classifications: PE1408, 808.042
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Most widely held works about Nancy I Sommers
 
Most widely held works by Nancy I Sommers
A writer's reference by Diana Hacker( Book )

46 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 1,330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you have a question as you write, you want quick, practical advice in language you can understand and in a format that's easy to use. A Writer's Reference, Sixth Edition, has the help you need
Rules for writers by Diana Hacker( Book )

22 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writing handbook that provides rules, guidance, tutorials, and exercises on the writing process, document design, clarity, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, argument, and research
A pocket style manual by Diana Hacker( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reference guide for writers and researchers, providing information on clarity, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics in writing, with tips on locating and evaluating sources, and discussion of MLA, APA, CSE and Chicago style
The Bedford handbook by Diana Hacker( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What habits are common among good college writers? Good college writers are curious, engaged, reflective, and responsible. They read critically. They write with purpose. They tune into their audience. They collaborate and seek feedback. They know credible evidence makes them credible researchers. They revise. The Bedford Handbook, based on surveys with more than 1,000 first-year college students, fosters these habits and offers more support than ever before for college reading and writing. New writing guides support students as they compose in an ever-wider variety of genres, including multimodal genres. New reading support encourages students to become active readers. Retooled research advice emphasizes inquiry and helps writers cite even the trickiest digital sources confidently and responsibly
Writing with a purpose by James McNab McCrimmon( Book )

5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The book is] distinguished by its emphasis on the role of purpose in the writing process, its comprehensive coverage of the materials and problems basic to the introductory writing course, and its ... use of examples and exercises to illustrate how writers make decisions that produce successful writing.-Pref
Student writers at work : the Bedford prizes( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer's reference with exercises by Diana Hacker( Book )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student writers at work and in the company of other writers : the Bedford prizes( Book )

3 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Canadian writer's reference by Diana Hacker( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HarperCollins guide to writing : with sourcebook by Nancy I Sommers( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revision strategies of student writers and experienced adult writers by Nancy I Sommers( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To describe and analyze the revision processes of a group of college freshmen and a group of experienced adult writers, eight freshman students and seven experienced adult writers were asked to write three compositions, rewrite each composition two times, suggest revisions for a composition written by an anonymous author, and be interviewed three times. The students wrote their compositions in a class as a regular class activity while the adults wrote their compositions in their own homes or in their offices. Writing tasks consisted of expressive, explanatory, and persuasive writing. Findings show that the student writers have operational procedures for revising and reasons to explain their procedures, but that they have not codified or synthesized the procedures into a theory of the revision process. The experienced writers, on the other hand, have a codified set of principles about how their revision process works. For the experienced writers revision was not a stage but rather a process that occurred throughout their writing. Their first drafts were already the results of an elaborate revision process in which their revision theories operated to reject some ideas and to select others. Thus, the evidence from this study calls for a rejection of the linear stage theory since that theory does not describe the behavior of experienced writers. An alternate theoretical model is the concept of dissonance in which the writers sense dissonance, tolerate dissonance, and resolve dissonance, thereby reflecting the recursive process of revision. (Hod)
Fields of reading : motives for writing( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fields of Reading draws on the major divisions of the curriculum -- arts and humanities, social sciences and public affairs, and sciences -- to present well-crafted and high-quality writing from these fields. Chosen by six editors who are all distinguished teachers and writers, the selections progress from individual essays to paired texts to casebooks that contain multiple readings on an engaging topic. Students are thus exposed to important readings -- and conversations -- by key voices in contemporary intellectual life -- and asked to engage in the kind of reading, writing, and cross-curricular thinking they encounter in college
Responding to student writers by Nancy I Sommers( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing about literature : a Hacker handbooks supplement by Diana Hacker( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teaching with Hacker handbooks : topics, strategies, and lesson plans by Marcy Carbajal Van Horn( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revision in the composing process : a case study of college freshmen and experienced adult writers by Nancy I Sommers( )

5 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with sources : exercises for A writer's reference by Diana Hacker( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exercises for A writer's reference by Diana Hacker( Book )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains over ninety exercise sets on writing and grammar for use with "A Writer's Reference."
Instructor's manual to accompany Student writers at work and Student writers at work and in the company of other writers: the Bedford prizes, second series by Miriam Baker( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A writer's reference with Writing in the disciplines by Diana Hacker( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A writer's reference
Alternative Names
Sommers, Nancy.

Sommers, Nancy I.

Languages
English (164)

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Rules for writersA pocket style manualThe Bedford handbookA writer's reference with exercisesA Canadian writer's referenceFields of reading : motives for writingWriting about literature : a Hacker handbooks supplementExercises for A writer's reference