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Writing about writing : a college reader

Author: Elizabeth Wardle; Doug Downs
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St. Martins, [2011]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Class-tested by thousands of students, Writing about Writing presents accessible writing studies research by authors such as Donald Murray, Mike Rose, and Deborah Brandt, together with popular texts by authors such as Malcolm X, Sherman Alexie, and Junot Díaz. Throughout the book, friendly explanations and scaffolded questions help students connect to readings and -- even more important -- develop knowledge about  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Wardle; Doug Downs
ISBN: 0312534930 9780312534936
OCLC Number: 635482897
Description: xviii, 747 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction to the conversation --
Ch. 1. Texts/constructs : how do readers read and writers write? --
Ch. 2. Writing processes : how do you write? --
Ch. 3. Literacies : how have you become the reader and writer you are today? --
Ch. 4. Discourses : how do communities shape writing? --
Ch. 5. Authority : how do you make yourself heard as a college writer?
Responsibility: Elizabeth Wardle, University of Central Florida, Doug Downs, Montana State University.
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"Class-tested by thousands of students, Writing about Writing presents accessible writing studies research by authors such as Donald Murray, Mike Rose, and Deborah Brandt, together with popular texts by authors such as Malcolm X, Sherman Alexie, and Junot Díaz. Throughout the book, friendly explanations and scaffolded questions help students connect to readings and -- even more important -- develop knowledge about writing they can use at work, in their everyday lives, and in college."--Publisher description.

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