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    Writing in Knowledge Societies

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    Contributors: Starke-Meyerring, Paré, Artemeva, Horne, and Yousoubova

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    The editors of Writing in Knowledge Societies provide a thoughtful, carefully constructed collection that addresses the vital roles rhetoric and writing play as knowledge-making practices in diverse knowledge-intensive settings. The essays in this book examine the multiple, subtle, yet consequential ways in which writing is epistemic, articulating the central role of writing in creating, shaping, sharing, and contesting knowledge in a range of human activities in workplaces, civic settings, and higher education. Writing in Knowledge Societies helps us conceptualize the ways in which rhetoric and writing work to organize, (re-)produce, undermine, dominate, marginalize, or contest knowledge-making practices in diverse settings, showing the many ways in which rhetoric and writing operate in knowledge-intensive organizations and societies.

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    Read more about Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places

    Writing Programs Worldwide: Profiles of Academic Writing in Many Places

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    Contributors: Thaiss, Bräuer, Carlino, Ganobcsik-Williams, and Sinha

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    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. Writing Programs Worldwide offers an important global perspective to the growing research literature in the shaping of writing programs. The authors of its program profiles show how innovators at a diverse range of universities on six continents have dealt creatively over many years with day-to-day and long-range issues affecting how students across disciplines and languages grow as communicators and learners.

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    Read more about Chinese Rhetoric and Writing: An Introduction for Language Teachers

    Chinese Rhetoric and Writing: An Introduction for Language Teachers

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    Contributors: Kirkpatrick and Xu

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    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." Noting that this argument draws from "an essentially monolingual and Anglo-centric view of writing," they point out that the rapid growth in the use of English worldwide calls for "a radical reassessment of what English is in today's world." The result is a book that provides teachers of writing, and in particular those involved in the teaching of English academic writing to Chinese students, an introduction to key stages in the development of Chinese rhetoric, a wide-ranging field with a history of several thousand years. Understanding this important rhetorical tradition provides a strong foundation for assessing and responding to the writing of this growing group of students.

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

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

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    Contributor: Allen

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    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. This approach promises to reinvigorate the form and address many of the concerns expressed by essay scholars and writers regarding the lack of rigorous exploration we see in our students' personal essays — and sometimes, even, in our own. In pursuing this approach, Sarah Allen presents a version of subjectivity that enables productive debate in the essay, among essays, and beyond.

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    Read more about Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies: Contemplative Writing Pedagogy

    Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies: Contemplative Writing Pedagogy

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    Contributor: Wenger

    Publisher: WAC Clearinghouse

    License: CC BY-NC-ND

    In Yoga Minds, Writing Bodies, Christy Wenger argues for the inclusion of Eastern-influenced contemplative education within writing studies. She observes that, although we have "embodied" writing education in general by discussing the rhetorics of racialized, gendered, and disabled bodies, we have done substantially less to address the particular bodies that occupy our classrooms. She proposes that we turn to contemplative education practices that engages student bodies through fusing a traditional curriculum with contemplative practices including yoga, meditation, and the martial arts. Drawing strength from the recent "quiet revolution" (Zajonc) of contemplative pedagogy within postsecondary education and a legacy of field interest attributable to James Moffett, this project draws on case studies of first-year college writers to present contemplative pedagogy as a means of teaching students mindfulness of their writing and learning in ways that promote the academic, rhetorical work accomplished in first-year composition classes while at the same time remaining committed to a larger scope of a writer's physical and emotional well-being.

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    Read more about Think Java: How To Think Like a Computer Scientist - 2e

    Think Java: How To Think Like a Computer Scientist - 2e

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    Contributors: Mayfield and Downey

    Publisher: Green Tea Press

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Think Java is a hands-on introduction to computer science and programming used by many universities and high schools around the world. Its conciseness, emphasis on vocabulary, and informal tone make it particularly appealing for readers with little or no experience. The book starts with the most basic programming concepts and gradually works its way to advanced object-oriented techniques.

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    Music and the Child

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    Contributor: Sarrazin

    Publisher: Open SUNY

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children's identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children's natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I'm working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?

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    Read more about Legal Aspects of Marketing and Sales

    Legal Aspects of Marketing and Sales

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    Contributors: Mayer, Warner, Siedel, and Lieberman

    Publisher: Saylor Foundation

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Legal Aspects of Marketing and Sales is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students who will work in marketing or with marketing managers must understand. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

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    Read more about Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance

    Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance

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    Contributors: Mayer, Warner, Siedel, and Lieberman

    Publisher: Saylor Foundation

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Legal Aspects of Corporate Management and Finance is an up-to-date textbook that covers key legal issues relating to corporate management and finance. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

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    Read more about Law of Commercial Transactions

    Law of Commercial Transactions

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    Contributors: Mayer, Warner, Siedel, and Lieberman

    Publisher: Saylor Foundation

    License: CC BY-NC-SA

    Law of Commercial Transactions is an up-to-date textbook that covers legal issues that students who engage in commercial transactions must understand. The text is organized to permit instructors to tailor the materials to their particular approach. The authors take special care to engage students by relating law to everyday events with their clear, concise and readable style.

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