Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing

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SKU: 978-1-60235-184-4

Volume 1
Edited by Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky

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978-1-60235-184-4  (paperback, $23, £17,  $24 CAD, €20, $27 AUS); © 2010 by the respective authors. 288 pages with illustrations, bibliography, and index. Available under a Creative Commons License subject to the Writing Spaces Terms of Use.

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Edited by Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky

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What others are saying . . .

"Given the open source distribution, paired with the quality and breadth of selections, Writing Spaces is a welcome innovation in the composition textbook industry. Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky have created a collection that is full of practical, insightful, and accessible advice for novice writers. It’s hard to think of a reason not to recommend this text; given that it is entirely customizable, an instructor can disregard any articles that are not relevant to her classroom. I can download one article this morning, make copies, and hand it out to my class this afternoon. I can select several articles at the beginning of the term and add them to a course packet. Or I can do away with printing altogether and give out the article link. This flexibility also allows instructors to be responsive to students’ financial concerns: every student with access to a campus computer lab can read the articles free of charge. Most writing instructors will find much to like in Writing Spaces; I certainly have."
--Meagan Rodgers, Computers and Composition Online, 2011.


Description

Volumes in Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing  offer multiple perspectives on a wide-range of topics about writing, much like the model made famous by Wendy Bishop’s “The Subject Is . . .” series.  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 developing nearly every aspect of 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.

Topics in Volume 1 of the series include academic writing, how to interpret writing assignments, motives for writing, rhetorical analysis, revision, invention, writing centers, argumentation, narrative, reflective writing, Wikipedia, patchwriting, collaboration, and genres.

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/writingspaces), and the WAC Clearinghouse (http://wac.colostate.edu/).

About the Editors

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.

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