The Call to Write / Edition 6

The Call to Write / Edition 6

by John Trimbur
ISBN-10:
1133311148
ISBN-13:
9781133311140
Pub. Date:
01/01/2013
Publisher:
Cengage Learning

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Overview

The Call to Write / Edition 6

The sixth edition of THE CALL TO WRITE continues and expands its creative approach to college composition. Organized by genres, including memoirs, letters, profiles, reports, commentaries, proposals, and reviews, and including new chapters on multigenre writing and on writing essays, this innovative rhetoric gives students the practice they need to write in college and in the public sphere. Timely, provocative readings promote social engagement, encouraging students to become involved, through public writing, in their community and in the greater world around them. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781133311140
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 688
Sales rank: 309,034
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

John Trimbur is a specialist in composition and writing studies, with interests in cultural studies of literacy and the politics of language in the United States and South Africa. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from State University of New York, Buffalo. Trimbur is the director of the First Year Writing Program at Emerson College in Boston. He has published widely on writing theory and has won a number of awards, including the Richard Braddock Award for Outstanding Article (2003) for "English Only and U.S. College Composition," the James L. Kinneavy Award (2001) for "Agency and the Death of the Author: A Partial Defense of Modernism," and the College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award (1993) for _The Politics of Writing Instruction: Postsecondary_. He also was a visiting professor at the Centre for Higher Education Development and a resident fellow at the Centre for Rhetorical Studies, both at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

Table of Contents

PART 1: WRITING AND THE RHETORICAL SITUATION. 1. What Is Writing Today? Analyzing Literacy Events and Practices. 2. The Choices Writers Make: Writing a Rhetorical Analysis. 3. Persuasion and Responsibility: Writing a Position Paper. 4. The Rhetorical Work of the Essay: How Form Embodies Purpose. PART II: GENRES OF WRITING. 5. Memoirs. 6. Letters. 7. Profiles. 8. Reports. 9. Commentary. 10. Proposals. 11. Reviews. 12 Multigenre Writing: Publicity, Advocacy Campaigns, and Social Movements. PART III: WRITING AND RESEARCH PROJECTS. 13. Doing Research: Critical Essays, Research Papers, and Magazine Articles. 14. Working with Sources. 15. A Guide to Print, Electronic, and Other Sources. 16. Fieldwork and the Research Report. PART IV: DELIVERY: PRESENTING YOUR WORK. 17. Visual Design. 18. Web Design. 19. PowerPoint Presentations. PART V: WRITERS AT WORK. 20. Case Study of Composing. 21. Collaborative Writing Projects. 22. Writing Portfolios. PART VI: GUIDE TO EDITING.

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