The Hodges Harbrace Handbook (High School Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Cheryl Glenn; Loretta Gray
  • ISBN-13: 9781133435655 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 848 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 18th Edition
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

Continuously evolving to address the needs of today's students, THE HODGES HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 18E, guides student writers in developing their understanding of the rhetorical situation. This understanding enables even those students with minimal experience or confidence in their writing to learn to write more effectively--to choose the most pertinent information, arrange it well, and use the most appropriate language when writing for an audience. This grammar-first handbook provides comprehensive coverage of grammar, style, punctuation, mechanics, writing, and research--all presented in the context of rhetorical concerns, including the writer, reader, message, context, and purpose. Like all of its predecessors, the 18th edition provides both teachers and students the ease of reference and attention to detail that have made the HARBRACE handbooks THE standard of reliability since 1941.


  • Chapter 35, "Online Writing," helps students compose effective, well-designed Web documents, while Chapter 42, "Writing in Business," includes a discussion and new example of creating and delivering effective PowerPoint® presentations as well as guidance on business writing essentials such as letters, reports, applications, and résumés.
  • Chapters 1--7 have been revised to make grammar concepts more accessible to students with little background studying the English language and to help them practice and improve those areas they often find difficult.
  • This comprehensive text situates all discussion of writing--grammar, mechanics, style, diction, invention, drafting, revising, and research--around rhetorical concerns, providing a unifying theme that is easy for students to follow and supports their development of essential writing skills.
  • The design of this visually engaging text makes it easy for students to access information quickly and accurately.
  • The text covers both MLA and APA styles of documentation, including guidelines to prepare students for classes using either style and sample research papers to help them model and practice proper documentation.
  • Although THE HODGES HARBRACE HANDBOOK continues to incorporate Multilingual Writers boxes in context within chapters on grammar, usage, and mechanics, for example, a completely new Part 8, "Advice for Multilingual Writers," adds three new chapters that aggregate grammatical concepts critical for helping non-native English speakers master written English.
  • Chapter 43, "Determiners, Nouns, and Adjectives," helps students decide when to use and not use determiners (such as articles) before nouns and adjectives.
  • Chapter 44, "Verbs and Verb Forms," provides detailed information on verb tenses, modal auxiliaries, phrasal and prepositional verbs, and participles used as adjectives.
  • Chapter 45, "Word Order," focuses on the ordering of adverbs and adjectives as well as on clauses that may confuse multilingual writers.
  • The 18th edition features new, fully annotated student papers. In Chapter 33, "Revising and Editing Essays," a process paper outlines the steps taken by college-bound athletes as they decide on a college. The student makes use of primary research through interviews. Chapter 41, "Writing about Literature," features a feminist approach to a literary analysis of "The Yellow Wallpaper."
  • A significantly revised Chapter 38, "Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism," provides students with the strategies and language needed to demonstrate proficiency at the levels of intellectual behavior noted in Bloom's Taxonomy. Common-phrase boxes provide students with sentence frames, or templates, frequently used to summarize, synthesize, and respond to sources.
  • One-third of the exercises have been replaced to provide fresh topics and to test newly introduced concepts.

About the Contributor

  • Cheryl Glenn

    Distinguished Professor of English and Women's Studies and Director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric at The Pennsylvania State University, Cheryl Glenn is widely known for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching. Besides authoring THE HARBRACE GUIDE TO WRITING and co-authoring THE HARBRACE HANDBOOKS, she is author of the prize-winning RHETORIC RETOLD: REGENDERING THE TRADITION FROM ANTIQUITY THROUGH THE RENAISSANCE; UNSPOKEN: A RHETORIC OF SILENCE; RHETORICAL EDUCATION IN AMERICA; LANDMARK ESSSAYS ON RHETORIC AND FEMINISM; RHETORIC AND WRITING IN THE NEW CENTURY; and several other titles. Dr. Glenn's rhetorical scholarship has earned her many awards, including three National Endowment for the Humanities awards, the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Richard Braddock Award, Rhetoric Review's Outstanding Essay Award, Best Book/Honorable Mention from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women, and Rhetorician of the Year. She has served as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the largest organization of writing and rhetoric teachers in the world; as President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition; on the CCCC and NCTE Executive Committees; as Chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition; and as a member of the MLA Delegate Assembly. Dr. Glenn's teaching and scholarship have earned her six university teaching and mentoring awards.

  • Loretta Gray

    Professor of English at Central Washington University, Loretta Gray has three degrees related to her interest in composition and applied linguistics: Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language (School for International Training), Master of Arts in Spanish (Middlebury College), and Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Linguistics (Boston University). She has experience teaching English to non-native speakers in Mexico, Spain, and the United States. In addition, she taught Spanish at Clemson University and applied linguistics at the School for International Training. Dr. Gray has been teaching composition and applied linguistics courses at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington, since 1992. She also is co-author of the textbook RHETORICAL GRAMMAR.