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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(4 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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(30 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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(2 reviews)

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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(3 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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(1 review)

Business English for Success

Scott McLean, Arizona Western College

Business English for Success is a creative solution to a common challenge across Business Communication courses: Business English or Business Presentations? Some classes place an equal emphasis on oral and written communication. If that’s the case for you check out our text Business Communication for Success. If, however, your class places the emphasis squarely on written communication and writing proficiency, then Business English for Success is for you.

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(4 reviews)

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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(3 reviews)

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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(5 reviews)

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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(11 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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(2 reviews)

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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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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(10 reviews)

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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(7 reviews)

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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(2 reviews)

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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(1 review)

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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(9 reviews)

PDX Journeys: Studying and Living in the US, Low-Intermediate Novel and Textbook for University ESL Students

Amber Bliss Calderón, Portland State University

Each unit begins with a chapter of fiction about a teacher and students in one ESL class. Reading comprehension and reading skills exercises follow. 

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(2 reviews)

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

Stand up, Speak out: The Practice and Ethics of Public Speaking features two key themes. First it focuses on helping students become more seasoned and polished public speakers, and second is 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)

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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(4 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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(7 reviews)

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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(9 reviews)

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 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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(10 reviews)

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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(3 reviews)

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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(2 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 Strategic 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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(2 reviews)

Writing for Success

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.

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(33 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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(25 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 Web Writing Style Guide

The Writing Spaces Web Writing Style Guide was created as a crowdsourcing project of Collaborvention 2011: A Computers and Writing Unconference. College writing teachers from around the web joined together to create this guide (see our Contributors list). The advice within it is based on contemporary theories and best practices. While the text was originally written for students in undergraduate writing classes, it can also be a suitable resource for other writers interested in learning more about writing for the web.

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(4 reviews)

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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(13 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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(10 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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(2 reviews)