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A Pocket Style Manual APA Version (8th Edition)

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The how to guide to college research and writing. Becoming a college writer means becoming a college researcher, and it can be a challenge for students to keep all of the guidelines and best practices straight for each...

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The how to guide to college research and writing. Becoming a college writer means becoming a college researcher, and it can be a challenge for students to keep all of the guidelines and best practices straight for each class. Enter A Pocket Style Manual, APA Version. The eighth edition—with its emphasis on step-by-step how-to instruction that helps students apply writing, research , and citation advice in practical, transferable ways—is a powerful companion for writing in all disciplines. What’s more, it covers all aspects of writing in APA style, including over 100 APA documentation models and 11 sample student papers in diverse genres, from a literature review to a laboratory report to a professional memo. With Pocket’s new research help, tested and trusted grammar and style advice, and digital tools that make practice, tracking, and grading simple, you’ve got the most powerful pocket guide for college writing and research. 

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  • Discipline-focused advice for research and writing-from thesis to documentation.
  • Pocket-sized and spiral-bound.
  • Trusted Hacker grammar and style advice


  • New step-by-step instruction helps students apply advice in practical ways and transfer skills to writing assignments in any course. 
  • More help for using summary, paraphrase, and quotation ensures that students are building a solid foundation for working with sources in any college project in any major.

Writing Papers in APA Style.- 1. Writing college papers in APA style.- 2. Understanding APA conventions.- 3. Posing questions to start a paper.- 4. Finding appropriate sources.- 5. Evaluating sources.- 6. Managing information; avoiding plagiarism.- 7. Supporting a thesis.- 8. Avoiding plagiarism.- 9. Integrating sources.- Formatting Papers in APA Style.- 10. Parts of a paper in APA style.- 11. APA paper format.- 12. Sample pages from papers in APA style.- Documenting Sources in APA Style.- 13. APA in-text citations.- 14. APA list of references.- 15. APA notes.- Clarity.- 16. Tighten wordy sentences.- 17. Prefer active verbs.- 18. Balance parallel ideas.- 19. Add needed words.- 20. Eliminate confusing shifts.- 20a. Shifts in point of view.- 20b. Shifts in tense.- 21. Untangle mixed constructions.- 22. Repair misplaced and dangling modifiers.- Grammar.- 25. Make subjects and verbs agree.- 26. Be alert to other problems with verbs.- 27. Use pronouns with care.- 28. Use adjectives and adverbs appropriately.- 29. Repair sentence fragments.- 30. Revise run-on sentences.- 31. Consider grammar topics for multilingual writers.- Punctuation.- 32. The comma.- 33. The semicolon and the colon.- 34. The apostrophe.- 35. Quotation marks.- 36. Other marks.- Mechanics.- 37. Capitalization.- 38. Abbreviations.- 39. Numbers.- 40. Italics.- 41. Spelling.- 42. Hyphenation.- Glossaries.- Glossary of usage.- Glossary of grammatical terms.- Index.- Documentation directories.- Charts and lists for quick reference.- List of sample pages from student papers.- Revision symbols.
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Diana Hacker personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over thirty-five years at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, where she was a member of the English faculty. Hacker handbooks, built on innovation and on a keen understanding of the challenges facing student writers, are the most widely adopted in America. Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, include A Writer’s Reference, Ninth Edition (2018); A Pocket Style Manual, Eighth Edition (2018); The Bedford Handbook, Tenth Edition (2017); Rules for Writers, Eighth Edition (2016); and Writer’s Help 2.0, Hacker Version.


Nancy Sommers, who has taught composition and directed...

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Diana Hacker personally class-tested her handbooks with nearly four thousand students over thirty-five years at Prince George’s Community College in Maryland, where she was a member of the English faculty. Hacker handbooks, built on innovation and on a keen understanding of the challenges facing student writers, are the most widely adopted in America. Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, include A Writer’s Reference, Ninth Edition (2018); A Pocket Style Manual, Eighth Edition (2018); The Bedford Handbook, Tenth Edition (2017); Rules for Writers, Eighth Edition (2016); and Writer’s Help 2.0, Hacker Version.


Nancy Sommers, who has taught composition and directed composition programs for thirty years, now teaches in Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. She led Harvard’s Expository Writing Program for twenty years, directing the first-year writing program and establishing Harvard’s WAC program. A two-time Braddock Award winner, Sommers is well known for her research and publications on student writing. Her articles “Revision Strategies of Student and Experienced Writers” and “Responding to Student Writing” are two of the most widely read and anthologized articles in the field of composition. Recently she has been exploring different audiences through blogging and through publishing in popular media. Sommers is the lead author on Hacker handbooks, all published by Bedford/St. Martin’s, and is coauthor of Fields of Reading, Tenth Edition (2013).

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