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.

Titlesort descending Author
A Student’s Guide to Collaborative Writing Technologies Barton, Matt and Karl Klint
An Introduction to and Strategies for Multimodal Composing Melanie Gagich
Annoying Ways People Use Sources Stedman, Kyle D.
Assessing Source Credibility for Crafting A Well-Informed Argument Kate Warrington, Natasha Kovalyova, and Cindy King
Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps Toward Rhetorical Analysis Carroll, Laura Bolin
Beyond Black on White: Document Design and Formatting in the Writing Classroom Klein, Michael J. and Kristi L. Shackelford
Collaborating Online: Digital Strategies for Group Work Atkins, Anthony
Composing the Anthology: An Exercise in Patchwriting Leary, Christopher
Composition as a Write of Passage Singh-Corcoran, Nathalie
Constructing Scholarly Ethos in the Writing Classroom Kathleen J. Ryan
Critical Thinking in College Writing: From the Personal to the Academic Dasbender, Gitanjali
Everything Changes, or Why MLA Isn’t (Always) Right Walker, Janice
Exigency: What Makes My Message Indispensable to My Reader Quentin Vieregge
Finding the Good Argument OR Why Bother With Logic? Jones, Rebecca
Finding Your Way In: Invention as Inquiry Based Learning in First Year Writing Lessner, Steven and Collin Craig
From Topic to Presentation: Making Choices to Develop Your Writing Hewett, Beth L.
Googlepedia: Turning Information Behaviors into Research Skills McClure, Randall
Grammar, Rhetoric, and Style Craig Hulst
How to Read Like a Writer Bunn, Mike
How to Write Meaningful Peer Response Praise Ron DePeter
I Need You to Say “I”: Why First Person is Important in College Writing McKinney Maddalena, Kate
Introduction to Primary Research: Observations, Surveys, and Interviews Driscoll, Dana Lynn
Introduction: Open Source Composition Texts Arrive for College Writers Cummings, Robert E.
Looking for Trouble: Finding Your Way Into a Writing Assignment Savini, Catherine
Murder! (Rhetorically Speaking) Boyd, Janet
Navigating Genres Dirk, Kerry
On the Other Hand: The Role of Antithetical Writing in First Year Composition Courses Krause, Steve
Punctuation's Rhetorical Effects Kevin Cassell
Putting Ethnographic Writing in Context Kahn, Seth
Reading Games: Strategies for Reading Scholarly Sources Rosenberg, Karen
Reflective Writing and the Revision Process: What Were You Thinking? Giles, Sandra
Reinventing Invention: Discovery and Investment in Writing Trim, Michelle D. and Megan Lynn Isaac
So You've Got a Writing Assignment. Now What? Hinton, Corrine E.
Storytelling, Narration, and The Who I Am Story Ramsdell, Catherine
Taking Flight: Connecting Inner and Outer Realities during Invention Antlitz, Susan E.
Ten Ways To Think About Writing: Metaphoric Musings for College Writing Students Reid, E. Shelley
The Complexity of Simplicity: Invention Potentials for Writing Students Charlton, Colin
The Evolution of Imitation: Building Your Style Craig A. Meyer
The Inspired Writer vs. the Real Writer Allen, Sarah
The Sixth Paragraph: A Re-vision of the Essay Lynch, Paul
Understanding Discourse Communities Dan Melzer
Understanding Visual Rhetoric Jenae Cohn
Walk, Talk, Cook, Eat: A Guide to Using Sources Haller, Cynthia R.
Weaving Personal Experience into Academic Writing Marjorie Stewart
What is Academic Writing? Irvin, L. Lennie
Why Blog? Searching for Writing on the Web Reid, Alex
Why Visit Your Campus Writing Center? Rafoth, Ben
Wikipedia Is Good for You!? Purdy, James P.
Writing in Global Contexts: Composing Usable Texts for Audiences from Different Cultures Kirk St. Amant
Writing with Force and Flair William T. FitzGerald