Humanities & Language

A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 1

Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara

The first in a two-volume set, A Rhetoric of Literate Action is written for "the experienced writer with a substantial repertoire of skills, [who] now would find it useful to think in more fundamental strategic terms about what they want their texts to accomplish, what form the texts might take, how to develop specific contents, and how to arrange the work of writing."

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(3 reviews)

A Theory of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 2

Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara

The second in a two-volume set, A Theory of Literate Action draws on work from the social sciences—and in particular sociocultural psychology, phenomenological sociology, and the pragmatic tradition of social science—to "reconceive rhetoric fundamentally around the problems of written communication rather than around rhetoric's founding concerns of high stakes, agonistic, oral public persuasion" (p. 3).

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About Writing: A Guide

Robin Jeffrey, Klamath Community College

This writer’s reference condenses and covers everything a beginning writing student should need to successfully compose college-level work. 

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(3 reviews)

American Government and Politics in the Information Age

David L Paletz, Duke University
Diana Owen, Georgetown University
Timothy E Cook, Louisiana State University

American Government and Politics in the Information Age by Paletz, Owen, and Cook, is a comprehensive introduction to the vital subject of American government and politics.

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(5 reviews)

An Introduction to Formal Logic

P.D. Magnus, University of Albany, State University of New York

forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading.

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(3 reviews)

Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future

Asao B. Inoue, University of Washington Tacoma

In Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies, Asao B. Inoue theorizes classroom writing assessment as a complex system that is "more than" its interconnected elements.

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(1 review)

Art and Contemporary Critical Practice: Reinventing Institutional Critique

The essays collected in this volume were selected from Transform, a three-year (2005-8) research project of the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (eipcp).

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Beyond Argument: Essaying as a Practice of (Ex)Change

Sarah Allen, University of Northern Colorado

Beyond Argument offers an in-depth examination of how current ways of thinking about the writer-page relation in personal essays can be reconceived according to practices in the care of the self — an ethic by which writers such as Seneca, Montaigne, and Nietzsche lived.

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(2 reviews)

Beyond Dichotomy: Synergizing Writing Center and Classroom Pedagogies

Steven J. Corbett, George Mason University

Beyond Dichotomy explores how research on peer tutoring one-to-one and in small groups can inform our work with students in writing centers and other tutoring programs, as well as in writing courses and classrooms.

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Chinese Rhetoric and Writing: An Introduction for Language Teachers

Andy Kirkpatrick, Griffith University
Zhichang Xu, Monash University

The authors of Chinese Rhetoric and Writing offer a response to the argument that Chinese students' academic writing in English is influenced by "culturally nuanced rhetorical baggage that is uniquely Chinese and hard to eradicate.

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(1 review)

Choosing & Using Sources: A Guide to Academic Research

Choosing & Using Sources presents a process for academic research and writing, from formulating your research question to selecting good information and using it effectively in your research assignments. 

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(2 reviews)

Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies

Communication in the Real World: An Introduction to Communication Studies overviews the time-tested conceptual foundations of the field, while incorporating the latest research and cutting-edge applications of these basics. Each chapter will include timely, concrete, and real-life examples of communication concepts in action.

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(1 review)

Compact Anthology of World Literature

Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia
Laura Getty, North Georgia College & State University

A basic overview of what students need to know before they begin reading, with topics that students can research further. 

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Conventions 101: A Functional Approach to Teaching (And Assessing!) Grammar and Punctuation

Chauna Ramsey, Columbia Gorge Community College

This is a collection of cumulative units of study for conventional errors common in student writing. 

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(1 review)

Conversa Brasileira

Orlando R. Kelm, University of Texas, Austin

This textbook provides a hardcopy of all of the online materials to Conversa Brasileira, an online open access site that contains a series of 35 video scenarios in which Brazilians talk about their daily activities.

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(3 reviews)

Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom

Martine Courant Rife, Lansing Community College
Shaun Slattery, DePaul University and the University of South Florida Polytechnic

The editors of Copy(write): Intellectual Property in the Writing Classroom bring together stories, theories, and research that can further inform the ways in which we situate and address intellectual property issues in our writing classrooms.

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Critical Expressivism: Theory and Practice in the Composition Classroom

Roseanne Gatto, St. John's University
Tara Roeder, St. John's University

Critical Expressivism is an ambitious attempt to re-appropriate intellectual territory that has more often been charted by its detractors than by its proponents.

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Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing

Alex Reid, University at Buffalo
Anthony Di Renzo, Ithaca College
David Franke, SUNY Cortland

Design Discourse: Composing and Revising Programs in Professional and Technical Writing addresses the complexities of developing professional and technical writing programs.

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Deutsch im Blick

Zsuzsanna Abrahms, University of Texas, Austin

This textbook of classroom activities and homework accompanies Deutsch im Blick, the web-based German program developed and in use at the University of Texas since 2004, and its companion site, Grimm Grammar (2000).  

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(4 reviews)

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios

ePortfolio Performance Support Systems: Constructing, Presenting, and Assessing Portfolios addresses theories and practices advanced by some of the most innovative and active proponents of ePortfolios. 

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Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis

Randall Fallows, University of California Los Angeles

The reason why Randall Fallows wrote Exploring Perspectives: A Concise Guide to Analysis is simple: to help give students a better understanding of how to discover, develop, and revise an analytical essay. Here is how his 5 chapter book goes about doing just that:

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Exploring Public Speaking

Barbara G. Tucker, University of Georgia
Kris Barton, Florida State University

In fifteen chapters the authors have attempted to address all the major concerns, issues, and material that an introductory, freshmen-level public speaking course involves.

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Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction

Foundational Practices of Online Writing Instruction addresses the questions and decisions that administrators and instructors most need to consider when developing online writing programs and courses. 

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Français interactif

Carl Blyth, University of Texas, Austin
Karen Kelton, University of Texas, Austin
Nancy Guilloteau, University of Texas, Austin

This textbook of classroom activities and homework accompanies Français interactif.   

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(5 reviews)

Genre in a Changing World

Genre in a Changing World provides a wide-ranging sampler of the remarkable variety of current work. 

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(1 review)

Graphic Design and Print Production Fundamentals

Alan Martin, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Alex Haas, Emily Carr University
Ken Jeffery, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Roberto Medeiros, Ricoh Canada
Steven Tomljanovic, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Wayne Collins, British Columbia Institute of Technology

This textbook -- written by a group of select experts with a focus on different aspects of the design process, from creation to production -- addresses the many steps of creating and then producing physical, printed, or other imaged products that people interact with on a daily basis. It covers the concept that, while most modern graphic design is created on computers using design software, the ideas and concepts don’t stay on the computer. The ideas need to be completed in the computer software, then progress to an imaging (traditionally referred to as printing) process. Keywords are highlighted throughout and summarized in a Glossary at the end of the book, and each chapter includes exercises and suggested readings.

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(1 review)

History in the Making: A History of the People of the United States of America to 1877

Catherine Locks, Fort Valley State University
Pamela Thomas Roseman, Georgia Perimeter College
Sarah K. Mergel, Dalton State College
Tamara Spike, University of North Georgia

This textbook examines U.S. History from before European Contact through Reconstruction, while focusing on the people and their history.

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Instruction in Functional Assessment

Marcie Desrochers, State University of New York
Moira Fallon, State University of New York

Instruction in Functional Assessment introduces learners to functional assessment (FA), which includes a variety of assessment approaches (indirect, observational, and experimental) for identifying the cause of an individual’s challenging behavior for the purpose of designing effective treatments.

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International Advances in Writing Research: Cultures, Places, Measures

Amanda Stansell, University of California, Santa Barbara
Charles Bazerman, University of California, Santa Barbara
Chris Dean, University of California, Santa Barbara
Jessica Singer Early, Arizona State University
Karen Lunsford, University of California, Santa Barbara
Paul Rogers, George Mason University
Suzie Null, Fort Lewis College

The thirty chapters in this edited collection were selected from the more than 500 presentations at the Writing Research Across Borders II Conference in 2011.With representatives from more than forty countries, this conference gave rise to the International Society for the Advancement of Writing Research.

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Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning

Pamela Sachant, University of North Georgia
Peggy Blood, Savannah State University

Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning offers a comprehensive introduction to the world of Art. Authored by four USG faculty members with advance degrees in the arts, this textbooks offers up-to-date original scholarship. It includes over 400 high-quality images illustrating the history of art, its technical applications, and its many uses.

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(1 review)

Le Littéraire dans le quotidien

Joanna Gay Luks, Cornell University

Le Littéraire dans le quotidien is an open textbook for use in French courses. The Literary in the Everyday represents a new pedagogical approach to reading and writing at the lower levels and is applicable to all languages. 

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Liberté

Gretchen Angelo, California State University

Liberté is a first-year college French textbook with a true communicative approach.

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(3 reviews)

Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity

Theodore L. Steinberg, SUNY Fredonia

Literature, the Humanities, and Humanity attempts to make the study of literature more than simply another school subject that students have to take. At a time when all subjects seem to be valued only for their testability, this book tries to show the value of reading and studying literature, even earlier literature.

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Music and the Child

Natalie Sarrazin, College at Brockport, SUNY

This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.

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(2 reviews)

Native Peoples of North America

Susan Stebbins, University at Albany

Native Peoples of North America is intended to be an introductory text about the Native peoples of North America (primarily the United States and Canada) presented from an anthropological perspective. As such, the text is organized around anthropological concepts such as language, kinship, marriage and family life, political and economic organization, food getting, spiritual and religious practices, and the arts.

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(5 reviews)

Open Logic Project

Andrew Arana, University of Paris
Audrey Yap, University of Victoria
Gillian Russell, University of North Carolina
Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University
Nicole Wyatt, University of Calgary
Richard Zach, University of Calgary
Walter Dean, University of Warwick

The Open Logic Project is a collection of teaching materials on mathematical logic aimed at a non-mathematical audience, intended for use in advanced logic courses as taught in many philosophy departments. 

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Placing the History of College Writing: Stories from the Incomplete Archive

Nathan Shepley, University of Houston

In Placing the History of College Writing, Nathan Shepley argues that pre-1950s composition history, if analyzed with the right conceptual tools, can pluralize and clarify our understanding of the relationship between the writing of college students and the writing's physical, social, and discursive surroundings. 

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Preadvanced Japanese

Dr. Emiko Konomi, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Preadvanced Japanese is designed for students who have intermediate competency in Japanese, roughly at Level 2 on the ILR (The Interagency Language Roundtable) proficiency scale, and are working on reaching Level 3.

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Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking

Anne GODING, State University of New York at New Paltz
Bernardo Alexander Attias, California State University Northridge
Danette Ifert Johnson, Ithaca College
Jason W Wrench, State University of New York at New Paltz

The two key themes to Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking make it a welcomed addition to the choices you have for a public speaking textbook. First it focuses on helping students become more seasoned and polished public speakers, and second, its emphasis on ethics in communication. It is this practical approach and integrated ethical coverage that sets Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking apart from the other texts in this market.

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(21 reviews)

Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice

Steps to Success: Crossing the Bridge Between Literacy Research and Practice introduces instructional strategies linked to the most current research-supported practices in the field of literacy. The book includes chapters related to scientifically-based literacy research, early literacy development, literacy assessment, digital age influences on children’s literature, literacy development in underserved student groups, secondary literacy instructional strategies, literacy and modern language, and critical discourse analysis.

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(2 reviews)

Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom

Melissa Tombro, The Fashion Institute of Technology

Teaching Autoethnography: Personal Writing in the Classroom is dedicated to the practice of immersive ethnographic and autoethnographic writing that encourages authors to participate in the communities about which they write. This book draws not only on critical qualitative inquiry methods such as interview and observation, but also on theories and sensibilities from creative writing and performance studies, which encourage self-reflection and narrative composition. 

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(2 reviews)

Technical Writing

Annemarie Hamlin, Central Oregon Community College
Chris Rubio, Central Oregon Community College

A textbook focusing on writing in the workplace, with an emphasis on audience analysis, writing for specific situations, document design, research processes, and visual aids.

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The Centrality of Style

Mike Duncan, University of Houston-Downtown
Star M. Vanguri, Nova Southeastern University

In The Centrality of Style, editors Mike Duncan and Star Medzerian Vanguri argue that style is a central concern of composition studies even as they demonstrate that some of the most compelling work in the area has emerged from the margins of the field.

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The Changing Story: digital stories that participate in transforming teaching & learning

Linda Buturian, University of Minnesota

The Changing Story gives you assignments, resources, and examples to use in your teaching and learning.

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(2 reviews)

The Emergence of Irish Gothic Fiction - Histories, Origins, Theories?

Jarlath Killeen, Trinity College Dublin

 Provides a new account of the emergence of Irish gothic fiction in mid-eighteenth century. 

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(1 review)

The Ideologies of Lived Space in Literary Texts, Ancient and Modern

Jacqueline Klooster, University of Amsterdam
Jo Heirman, University of Amsterdam

In a brief essay called Des espaces autres (1984) Michel Foucault announced that after the nineteenth century, which was dominated by a historical outlook, the current century might rather be the century of space.

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The Intelligent Troglodyte’s Guide to Plato’s Republic

Douglas Drabkin, Fort Hays State University

The Republic of Plato is one of the classic gateway texts into the study and practice of philosophy, and it is just the sort of book that has been able to arrest and redirect lives. How it has been able to do this, and whether or not it will be able to do this in your own case, is something you can only discover for yourself. The present guidebook aims to help a person get fairly deep, fairly quickly, into the project.

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The Process of Research Writing

Steven D. Krause, Eastern Michigan University

The Process of Research Writing is a web-based research writing textbook (or is that textweb?) suitable for teachers and students in research oriented composition and rhetoric classes.

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(2 reviews)

Theatrical Worlds

From the University of Florida College of Fine Arts, Charlie Mitchell and distinguished colleagues form across America present an introductory text for theatre and theoretical production. This book seeks to give insight into the people and processes that create theater. It does not strip away the feeling of magic but to add wonder for the artistry that make a production work well.

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(3 reviews)

U.S. History

Multiple Authors, OpenStax

U.S. History covers the breadth of the chronological history of the United States and also provides the necessary depth to ensure the course is manageable for instructors and students alike.

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(6 reviews)

Understanding Basic Music Theory

Catherine Schmidt-Jones

An introduction to the expanded music theory course, with suggestions on how to use the materials.

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(3 reviews)

Understanding Music: Past and Present

Alan Clark, Middle Georgia State University
Elizabeth Kramer, University of West Georgia
Jeffery Kluball, Darton State College
Thomas Heflin, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College

Understanding Music: Past and Present is an open Music Appreciation textbook co-authored by music faculty across Georgia. 

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WAC and Second-Language Writers: Research Towards Linguistically and Culturally Inclusive Programs and Practices

In WAC and Second-Language Writers, the editors and contributors pursue the ambitious goal of including within WAC theory, research, and practice the differing perspectives, educational experiences, and voices of second-language writers.

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(2 reviews)

WAC Partnerships Between Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

Working with educators at all academic levels involved in WAC partnerships, the authors and editors of this collection demonstrate successful models of collaboration between schools and institutions so others can emulate and promote this type of collaboration.

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Working With Academic Literacies: Case Studies Towards Transformative Practice

Kathy Harrington, London Metropolitan University
Mary Lea, Open University
Sally Mitchell, Queen Mary University of London
Theresa Lillis, The Open University

The editors and contributors to this collection explore what it means to adopt an "academic literacies" approach in policy and pedagogy. 

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World Literature I: Beginnings to 1650

Kyounghye Kwon, University of North Georgia
Laura Getty, North Georgia College & State University

This peer-reviewed World Literature I anthology includes introductory text and images before each series of readings. Sections of the text are divided by time period in three parts: the Ancient World, Middle Ages, and Renaissance, and then divided into chapters by location.

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World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization

World Regional Geography: People, Places and Globalization is designed for students to experience and study as much of the world as possible within a limited amount of time. It gives students the fundamental concepts and the latest data regarding world places in a concise, easy-to-read format.

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(5 reviews)

Writing as Material Practice: Substance, surface and medium

Writing as Material Practice grapples with the issue of writing as a form of material culture in its ancient and more recent manifestations, and in the contexts of production and consumption.

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Writing for Stategic Communication Industries

Jasmine Roberts, Ohio State University

A practical writing guide for those interested in a public relations, marketing communication, or advertising career.

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Writing for Success

Writing for Success is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative.

Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.

Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning.

Each chapter allows your students to demonstrate mastery of the principles of quality writing. With its incremental approach, it can address a range of writing levels and abilities, helping each student in your course prepare for their n

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(24 reviews)

Writing In College: From Competence to Excellence

Amy Guptill, SUNY Brockport

Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text.

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(19 reviews)

Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places

Aparna Sinha, University of California, Davis
Chris Thaiss, University of California, Davis
Gerd Bräuer, University of Education
Lisa Ganobcsik-Williams, Coventry University
Paula Carlino, University of Buenos Aires

Emerging from the International WAC/WID Mapping Project, this collection of essays is meant to inform decision-making by teachers, program managers, and college/university administrators considering how writing can most appropriately be defined, managed, funded, and taught in the places where they work. 

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Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Vol. I

Dr Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University
Dr Pavel Zemliansky, James Madison University

Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing are collections of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students.

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(12 reviews)

Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Vol. II

Dr. Charlie Lowe, Grand Valley State University
Dr. Pavel Zemliansky, James Madison University

Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing are collections of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students.

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(9 reviews)

Writing the Nation: A Concise Introduction to American Literature 1865 to Present

Amy Berke, Middle Georgia State University
Jordan Cofer, Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
Robert Bleil, College of Coastal Georgia

Writing the Nation: A Concise Guide to American Literature 1865 to Present is a text that surveys key literary movements and the American authors associated with the movement. 

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Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies: Contemplative Writing Pedagogy

Christy Wenger, Shepherd University

In Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies, Christy Wenger argues for the inclusion of Eastern-influenced contemplative education within writing studies.

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Yorùbá Yé Mi

Fehintola Mosadomi, University of Texas, Austin

The Yorùbá Yé Mi textbook, combined with an open access, multi-media website at http://www.coerll.utexas.edu/yemi, is an interactive, communicative, introductory Yorùbá program.

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