The Bedford Handbook

The Bedford Handbook

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. The Bedford Handbook, Seventh Edition, offers the advice you need.

The Bedford Handbook

The Bedford Handbook

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. The Bedford Handbook, Seventh Edition, offers the advice you need.

Working with Sources

Exercises for The Bedford Handbook

Working with Sources

Working with Sources: Exercises for The Bedford Handbook, Eighth Edition, offers 60 exercise sets designed to give students practice with key research skills in MLA, APA, and Chicago styles.

The Bedford Handbook with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA updates

The Bedford Handbook with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA updates

The Bedford Handbook carries on the Hacker tradition by responding to student writers’ needs and to the way students need their handbook to work. Still a full-size handbook that doubles as a reference, the Handbook features clear, straightforward advice, hand-edited sentences, a user-friendly index, and a handy format. The eighth edition combines classic Hacker usability with a next-generation focus on academic writing and research and new navigation that helps students pull together advice and models for each assignment. Developed with the help of students and teachers at more than 35 colleges and universities, the new edition reflects the ways students write and revise in their composition course and beyond. What’s more, The Bedford Handbook remains a portable size; it’s still a comprehensive reference that’s as easy to consult as it is to carry.

The Bedford Handbook with 2020 APA Update

The Bedford Handbook with 2020 APA Update

If you haven't looked at The Bedford Handbook in a while, look again: This edition has everything your students need to become stronger writers--in a briefer book. This reimagined Bedford Handbook takes a fresh "essentials" approach to the familiar coverage of writing, research, style, and grammar that The Bedford Handbook has always had. The result is a handbook that's equal parts approachable and comprehensive. Students will quickly find answers in the book's direct explanations and step-by-step instruction. They'll get the practice and guidance they need with exercises, how-to guides, model papers, and class-tested examples. The advice you trust from Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers is here. It all comes in a book that's easier to carry, easier to use, and more affordable than ever.

The Bedford Handbook

Background Readings for Instructors

The Bedford Handbook