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Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $54.00
  • December 2015
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-26411-1
  • 1152 pages
  • Territory Rights: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

The Norton Reader

Fourteenth Edition


Melissa Goldthwaite (General Editor, St. Joseph's University), Joseph Bizup (Editor, Boston University), John Brereton (Editor, University of Massachusetts, Boston), Anne Fernald (Editor, Fordham University), Linda Peterson (Editor, Late of Yale University)

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Norton Coursepacks offer a variety of opportunities for assessment and review right in your campus LMS at no additional cost. The Norton Reader Coursepack includes 1,200+ multiple choice questions on grammar, punctuation, and mechanics; documentation guidelines; plagiarism exercises; and model student essays.

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This companion site enables teachers and students to sort and search the contents of The Norton Reader by theme, genre, rhetorical mode, author, year, type of publication, and keyword—or any combination. Teachers can use the site to build a syllabus around any of these categories, and students can easily find readings to use as sources for their own writing, saving their list to reference and share. It also includes a biography of every author whose work appears in the reader, as well as links to reputable online sources to learn more about those authors. A brief excerpt also accompanies each entry. Two versions of this site are available: one for the Full and Shorter version of the book.

A Guide to The Norton Reader

Joseph Bizup (Author,  Boston University), John Brereton (Author,  University of Massachusetts, Boston), Anne Fernald (Author,  Fordham University), Melissa Goldthwaite (Author,  St. Joseph's University), Linda Peterson (Author,  Late of Yale University)

This guide includes tips for planning a course; four sample syllabi; suggested in-class activities for ten and thirty minutes; notes for new teachers and writing program administrators; and a guide to navigating For every reading, this guide offers an overview of key themes, passages, and strategies; teaching suggestions; and suggested writing assignments. more

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MLA 2016 Updates

These resources are updated to reflect the latest version of the MLA Handbook, 8th edition (2016). The MLA Documentation Guidelines document provides the latest MLA guidelines (2016) for documentation and research. The test bank file contains six MLA-updated, multiple-choice quizzes to replace the following quizzes in the coursepack: MLA-Style In-Text Documentation, MLA-Style Works Cited, Avoiding Plagiarism, Appropriate Quotations, Identifying an Acceptable Paraphrase, and Identifying Common Knowledge.

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