Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing Volume 2

Authors: Charles Lowe, Pavel Zemliansky
Publisher: Parlor Pre
Keywords: writing, volume, spaces, readings
Number of Pages: 364
Published: 2010-12-28
ISBN-10: 1602351961
ISBN-13: 9781602351967

Book Description:

Volumes in WRITING SPACES: READINGS ON WRITING offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing. In each chapter, authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing. Consequently, each essay functions as a standalone text that can easily complement other selected readings in writing or writing-intensive courses across the disciplines at any level. Volume 2 continues the tradition of the previous volume with topics, such as the rhetorical situation, collaboration, documentation styles, weblogs, invention, writing assignment interpretation, reading critically, information literacy, ethnography, interviewing, argument, document design, and source integration. All volumes in the series are published under a Creative Commons license and available for download at the Writing Spaces website (http://www.writingspaces.org), Parlor Press (http://www.parlorpress.com), and the WAC Clearinghouse (http://wac.colostate.edu/). Charles Lowe is Assistant Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University where he teachers composition, professional writing, and Web design. Pavel Zemliansky is Associate Professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University. 

Table of Contents

Ten Ways To Think About Writing: Metaphoric Musings for College Writing Students by E. Shelley Reid

Composition as a Write of Passage by Nathalie Singh-Corcoran

Critical Thinking in College Writing: From the Personal to the Academic by Gita DasBender

Looking for Trouble: Finding Your Way into a Writing Assignment by Catherine Savini

How to Read Like a Writer by Mike Bunn

Murder! (Rhetorically Speaking) by Janet Boyd

The Complexity of Simplicity: Invention Potentials for Writing Students by Colin Charlton

Writing “Eyeball To Eyeball”: Building A Successful Collaboration by Rebecca Ingalls

On the Other Hand: The Role of Antithetical Writing in First Year Composition Courses by Steven D. Krause

Introduction to Primary Research: Observations, Surveys, and Interviews by Dana Lynn Driscoll

Putting Ethnographic Writing in Context by Seth Kahn

Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: A Guide to Using Sources by Cynthia R. Haller

Reading Games: Strategies for Reading Scholarly Sources by Karen Rosenberg

Googlepedia: Turning Information Behaviors into Research Skills by Randall McClure

Annoying Ways People Use Sources by Kyle D. Stedman

Everything Changes, or Why MLA Isn’t (Always) Right by Janice R. Walker

Storytelling, Narration, and the “Who I Am” Story by Catherine Ramsdell

The Sixth Paragraph: A Re-Vision of the Essay by Paul Lynch

Why Blog? Searching for Writing on the Web by Alex Reid

A Student’s Guide to Collaborative Writing Technologies by Matt Barton and Karl Klint

Beyond Black on White: Document Design and Formatting in the Writing Classroom by Michael J. Klein and Kristi L. Shackelford


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