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Writing as Inquiry: A Guide to WR 121 at the University of Oregon

(3 reviews)

Kara Clevinger, Eugene, OR

Stephen Rust, Eugene, OR

Copyright Year: 2022

Publisher: University of Oregon Libraries

Language: English

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Reviewed by Kevin Smith, Instructor, Chemeketa Community College on 9/8/23

This WR 121 textbook covers all relevant aspects of the writing process for writers at this level and includes critical discussions of every skill that students who need to pass this course as part of the statewide degree requirements. One area... read more

Reviewed by Pamela Whitfield, English faculty, Rochester Community & Technical College on 2/3/23

I could use this text for freshman composition. What is holding me back is not the title, which has UO (the university name) in it, but the numerous mentions to that specific college and how they do things in the chapters themselves. I teach 90%... read more

Reviewed by Sara Schulz, Assistant Professor, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College on 12/5/22

For an entry level 101 class, it does cover and explain all areas and ideas need to prompt a student's writing process. read more

Table of Contents

  • Preface: Writing for College
  • Thanks, Acknowledgements, and Attribution
  • Chapter One: Introduction to Writing as a Process of Inquiry
  • Chapter Two: Contexts for Writing
  • Chapter Three: Critical Reasoning and Inquiry
  • Chapter Four: Composing Academic Essays
  • Chapter Five: The Writing Process
  • About the Authors

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About the Book

Welcome to our creative commons OER (open educational resource) for Writing 121 at the University of Oregon. This resource is designed for students to be a zero-cost, high-quality guide to academic writing, with the goal of preparing you for success in college and beyond.

About the Contributors


Kara Clevinger is an award-winning instructor who has taught college writing for twenty years. She earned her Ph.D. in English from Temple University and currently teaches in the Composition Program at the University of Oregon. She enjoys working individually with students to help them craft their unique voice and develop confidence in their writing. She lives in Eugene where she enjoys running, biking, hiking, playing tennis, and roller skating.

Stephen Rust, Ph.D. teaches in the Composition Program at the University of Oregon. He taught high school English from 1999-2005 and has taught college writing ever since. He presents regularly at conferences on such topics as assessment, online pedagogy, race and gender, and ecocomposition. He also teaches cinema studies and has co-edited four books on environmental media studies.

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