The rhetoric-reader loved by students everywhere. This is the book that demystifies academic writing and shows how to engage with the views of others with practical advice and readings that represent a multitude of perspectives and disciplines. Extensively revised thanks to feedback from our community of adopters, this edition features a new chapter on Research, new exercises, expanded support for reading, and twenty-six new readings about five important questions that matter, including the new chapter “Why Care about the Planet?” Read more
Book Description with Ebook, The Little Seagull Handbook Ebook, and InQuizitive for Writers About the Author Gerald Graff, Emeritus Professor of English and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and 2008 President of the Modern Language Association of America, has had a major impact on teachers through such books as Professing Literature: An Institutional History, Beyond the Culture Wars: How Teaching the Conflicts Can Revitalize American Education, and Clueless in Academe: How Schooling Obscures the Life of the Mind.Cathy Birkenstein is a lecturer in English at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She has published essays on writing in College English, and, with Gerald Graff in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Academe, and College Composition and Communication.Russel Durst is a professor of English at the University of Cincinnati, where he teaches courses in composition, writing pedagogy and research, English linguistics, and the Hebrew Bible as literature. A past president of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy, he is the author of several books, including Collision Course: Conflict, Negotiation, and Learning in College Composition.