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Ever watched a movie about a handbook?

Macmillan Employee
Macmillan Employee
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Truth be told, we really did make a movie about a handbook this year. But the way I see it, it's more a movie about a community--a community of writing teachers who believe in a particular handbook and the power it's given them to transform their program, unify their classroom vocabulary, and instill in their students habits of mind and habits of practice that make academic writers. If you have 6 minutes, I invite you to view A Writer's Reference: The Movie. I'll buy the popcorn.

"Most of my better students do come back to me and say A Writer's Reference is the book they've hung on to and turned to over the course of the last few years. They see it not as a text for a course but a text for their college education."    --Andrea McCrary, Queens University of Charlotte

"My students become better writers, they become more comfortable writers. They see models of good sentence style and structure, and they apply that to their own writing. And a lot of that is owed to the handbook."  --Timothy Regetz, Blinn College

"I'm very excited about the ninth edition."   --Anna Hall-Zieger, Blinn College

A very big and grateful shout out to University of Alabama, Blinn College, UC San Diego, Norwich University, Queens University of Charlotte, SUNY Buffalo State, and Eastern Oregon University.

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Ms. Clark,

It looks like I’ll be teaching to first semester composition, one second semester composition, an intro to literature course, and my Technical and Professional writing course this spring. I was wondering what’s available lately for those, especially the literature course.

Robert B. Galin, Associate Professor

University of New Mexico at Gallup

705 Gurley Ave. Campus Box 94

Gallup, NM 87301

(505) 726-6313

Macmillan Employee
Macmillan Employee

Robert, hello! Thanks for writing in! I've asked your sales rep, Melanie Zhitnitsky, to send you a copy of the ninth edition of A Writer's Reference and to make some suggestions for literature and tech writing. You can also contact her, if you wish, at, or browse the Macmillan English catalog site.