Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1
Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1, 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 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.
Table of Contents
- Introduction: Open Source Composition Texts Arrive for College Writers by Robert E. Cummings
- What is Academic Writing by L. Lennie Irvin
- So You've Got a Writing Assignment. Now What? by Corrine E. Hinton
- The Inspired Writer vs. the Real Writer by Sarah Allen
- Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps Toward Rhetorical Analysis by Laura Bolin Carroll
- From Topic to Presentation: Making Choices to Develop Your Writing by Beth L. Hewett
- Taking Flight: Connecting Inner and Outer Realities during Invention by Susan E. Antlitz
- Reinventing Invention: Discovery and Investment in Writing by Michelle D. Trim and Megan Lynn Isaac
- "Finding Your Way In": Invention as Inquiry Based Learning in First Year Writing by Steven Lessner and Collin Craig
- Why Visit Your Campus Writing Center? by Ben Rafoth
- Finding the Good Argument OR Why Bother With Logic? by Rebecca Jones
- I Need You to Say “I”: Why First Person is Important in College Writing by Kate McKinney Maddalena
- Reflective Writing and the Revision Process: What Were You Thinking? by Sandra Giles
- Wikipedia Is Good for You!? by James P. Purdy
- Composing the Anthology: An Exercise in Patchwriting by Christopher Leary
- Collaborating Online: Digital Strategies for Group Work by Anthony T. Atkins
- Navigating Genres by Kerry Dirk
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