Writing Spaces Open Textbook Chapters

Each of these titles is available under a Creative Commons license (consult the individual text for the license specifics). Click on the title to view the chapter abstract and a downloadable PDF of the chapter. Click on any of the keywords to see a listing of chapters tagged with that keyword.

On the main information pages for each volume, you can also download full versions of Volume 1 or Volume 2.

Title Author
Reinventing Invention: Discovery and Investment in Writing Trim, Michelle D. and Megan Lynn Isaac
Why Visit Your Campus Writing Center? Rafoth, Ben
Taking Flight: Connecting Inner and Outer Realities during Invention Antlitz, Susan E.
From Topic to Presentation: Making Choices to Develop Your Writing Hewett, Beth L.
Finding Your Way In: Invention as Inquiry Based Learning in First Year Writing Lessner, Steven and Collin Craig
So You've Got a Writing Assignment. Now What? Hinton, Corrine E.
Wikipedia Is Good for You!? Purdy, James P.
Navigating Genres Dirk, Kerry
Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps Toward Rhetorical Analysis Carroll, Laura Bolin
Reflective Writing and the Revision Process: What Were You Thinking? Giles, Sandra
The Inspired Writer vs. the Real Writer Allen, Sarah
What is Academic Writing? Irvin, L. Lennie
I Need You to Say “I”: Why First Person is Important in College Writing McKinney Maddalena, Kate
Finding the Good Argument OR Why Bother With Logic? Jones, Rebecca
Composing the Anthology: An Exercise in Patchwriting Leary, Christopher
Collaborating Online: Digital Strategies for Group Work Atkins, Anthony
Introduction: Open Source Composition Texts Arrive for College Writers Cummings, Robert E.
Beyond Black on White: Document Design and Formatting in the Writing Classroom Klein, Michael J. and Kristi L. Shackelford
Why Blog? Searching for Writing on the Web Reid, Alex
A Student’s Guide to Collaborative Writing Technologies Barton, Matt and Karl Klint
Murder! (Rhetorically Speaking) Boyd, Janet
How to Read Like a Writer Bunn, Mike
The Complexity of Simplicity: Invention Potentials for Writing Students Charlton, Colin
Critical Thinking in College Writing: From the Personal to the Academic Dasbender, Gitanjali
Introduction to Primary Research: Observations, Surveys, and Interviews Driscoll, Dana Lynn
Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: A Guide to Using Sources Haller, Cynthia R.
Writing “Eyeball To Eyeball”: Building A Successful Collaboration Ingalls, Rebecca
Putting Ethnographic Writing in Context Kahn, Seth
On the Other Hand: The Role of Antithetical Writing in First Year Composition Courses Krause, Steve
The Sixth Paragraph: A Re-vision of the Essay Lynch, Paul
Googlepedia: Turning Information Behaviors into Research Skills McClure, Randall
Storytelling, Narration, and The Who I Am Story Ramsdell, Catherine
Ten Ways To Think About Writing: Metaphoric Musings for College Writing Students Reid, E. Shelley
Reading Games: Strategies for Reading Scholarly Sources Rosenberg, Karen
Looking for Trouble: Finding Your Way Into a Writing Assignment Savini, Catherine
Composition as a Write of Passage Singh-Corcoran, Nathalie
Annoying Ways People Use Sources Stedman, Kyle D.
Everything Changes, or Why MLA Isn’t (Always) Right Walker, Janice