For first-year writing courses, as a concise reference handbook for any course, or a whole-college writing-across-the-curriculum supplemental handbook. The Pocket Reference for Writers 3e is a brief, inexpensive handbook emphasizing progressive rhetoric, innovative research techniques, and writing-across-the-curriculum strategies. Toby Fulwiler and Alan Hayakawa's goal in writing this 3rd edition of The Pocket Reference For Writers is simple yet progressive: to make it possible for students to have a highly condensed, inexpensive Writing Across the Curriculum oritented rhetoric / handbook that can be used in any college course. With this in mind, Pocket 3 is organized around the different but overlapping stages of writing called planning, composing, researching, revising, and editing. It explains and illustrates issues of style, grammar, punctuation usage, and mechanics as matters of choices that depend upon audience, purpose, and situation rather than static and absolute rules. Like the other Fulwiler/Hayakawa handbooks, all the writing is exceptionally clear, jargon-free, and engaging for college writers to read - all of which make for an ideal classroom companion.Fulwiler, Toby is the author of 'Pocket Reference for Writers ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780136142379 and ISBN 0136142370.