This book helps the Composition instructor and student to take a more personal view on writing. It is easy to read and follow. If you are looking for another way to teach Composition, a more personal style, then this book is for you. It focuses on the intimacy of writing as well as how to learn writing and less on technical issues such as grammar, punctuation, etc., although at the end of the book, there is a part called "Handbook" that covers all common errors.
This is an excellent academic book. I am glad my professor chose this book, it is written in a format that easy to understand, and is sectioned perfectly to guide the student with ease. It's a great resource for writers.
The St. Martin's Guide to Writing has transformed my writing to an effortless production of scholarly articles. The "Guide" is used along with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) writing style and fills in the blanks of what I was not grasping in my APA style papers. I understand it is "nerdy" to say the "Guide" is constantly at my side... but, it is at my side constantly and this includes nighttime reading or review. The price is worth the investment in me and my future as a public health scholar.
well worth the purchase. The book gives very detailed examples for each topic and includes explanations from the very simple to the more complex. I appreciated that it did not assume that the reader knows certain things. Worth every penny. I have a classmate who is just going back to college after 25 years, she mentioned that her college age son used the same book and both enjoyed it for difference reasons but both felt it was a great book. (Posted on 4/2/2017)