Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing

Edited by Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky

CoverWriting 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. Topics in this volume 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.

About the Editors

Charles Lowe is Assistant Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University where he teachers composition, professional writing, and Web design. Pavel Zemliansky is Associate Professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University.

Publication Information: Lowe, Charles, and Zemliansky, Pavel (eds.). 2010. Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1. Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press. Available at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces1/

Publication Date: June 14, 2010.

Contact Information: Visit http://writingspaces.org/contact.

Copyright © 2010 by Parlor Press. Individual essays © 2010 by the respective authors. Unless otherwise stated, these works are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License and are subject to the Writing Spaces Terms of Use (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-ncnd/3.0/us/). 288 pages, with illustrations, bibliography, and index. Available in paper and Acrobat eBook formats direct from Parlor Press online, or at any online or brick-and-mortar bookstore. Available in PDF format for no charge on the WAC Clearinghouse at http://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces1/ and on the Writing Spaces Web site at http://writingspaces.org/volume1.

Table of Contents

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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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