The Bedford Handbook
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 target market. They collaborate and are seeking feedback. They know credible evidence makes them credible researchers. They revise. The Bedford Handbook, in line with surveys with more than 1,000 first-year college students, fosters these habits and offers more fortify than ever before for college reading and writing. New writing guides fortify students as they compose in an ever-wider number of genres, including multimodal genres. New reading fortify encourages students to develop into active readers. Retooled research advice emphasizes inquiry and helps writers cite even the trickiest digital sources hopefully and responsibly. Best possible of all, the Handbook remains a trusted companion for students because it’s accessible, comprehensive, and authoritative. Instructors benefit, too: A substantially revised Instructor’s Edition includes Nancy Sommers’s personal mentoring—more than 100 new concrete tips for teaching with the handbook. In spite of everything, integrated digital content is easily assignable and helps students practice and apply the handbook’s lessons.