Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 3, is a collection of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students.
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Topics in Volume 3 of the series include punctuation, visual rhetoric, peer response, style, multimodal composing, discourse communities, ethos, usability, personal experience in academic writing, exigency, and assessment.
Table of Contents
- Punctuation’s Rhetorical Effects by Kevin Cassell
- Understanding Visual Rhetoric by Jenae Cohn
- How to Write Meaningful Peer Response Praise by Ron DePeter
- Writing with Force and Flair by William T. FitzGerald
- An Introduction to and Strategies for Multimodal Composing by Melanie Gagich
- Grammar, Rhetoric, and Style by Craig Hulst
- Understanding Discourse Communities by Dan Melzer
- The Evolution of Imitation: Building Your Style by Craig A. Meyer
- Constructing Scholarly Ethos in the Writing Classroom by Kathleen J. Ryan
- Writing in Global Contexts: Composing Usable Texts for Audiences from Different Cultures by Kirk St. Amant
- Weaving Personal Experience into Academic Writing by Marjorie Stewart
- Exigency: What Makes My Message Indispensable to My Reader by Quentin Vieregge
- Assessing Source Credibility for Crafting a Well-Informed Argument by Kate Warrington, Natasha Kovalyova, and Cindy King
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