A milestone in the field of composition, Writing About Writing 3rd edition (PDF) continues to be the only textbook for students to provide an approach that makes writing studies the center of the introductory writing course. Based on Wardle and Downs’s research and organized around major threshold concepts of writing, this groundbreaking ebook empowers college students in all majors by showing them how to draw on what they know and engage with ongoing conversations about literacy and writing. The accessible writing studies research in Writing About Writing 3e includes foundational research by scholars such as Donald Murray and Nancy Sommers, popular commentary on writing by authors such as Anne Lamott and Malcolm X, and emerging research from both student writers and scholars. Scaffolded activities, accessible explanations, and thoughtful questions help all students connect to the readings and transfer their writing-related skills from first-year composition to writing situations in other college or universiry courses, work, and their everyday lives and beyond.
The latest 3rd edition makes studying writing even more accessible and teachable, with a new overview of rhetoric, a much stronger focus on key threshold concepts, scaffolded reading guidance for challenging selections, and a new section in the instructor’s manual with responses to frequently asked questions (FAQs).
The conversation on Writing About Writing continues on the authors’ blog, Write On: Notes on Writing About Writing (a channel on Bedford Bits, the Bedford/St. Martin’s blog for teachers/instructors of writing). Go to community.macmillan.com.