The Basics: a rhetoric and handbook
This text offers beginning writers complete coverage of important writing techniques and an easy-to-use handbook of grammar and usage. It can be used as an effective classroom tool as well as used independently by students working on assignments. The Basics has an engaging writing style and focuses on what is truly important and common. A variety of practice exercises and assignments allow students to apply the practical techniques presented in the book.
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