- Elizabeth Losch and Jonathan Alexander, Understanding Rhetoric: A Graphic Guide to Writing, 2nd edition, Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017, 978-1319042134 (1st edition also acceptable0
- Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, “They Say / I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing, 3rd edition, W. W. Norton, 2014, 978-0393935844 (previous editions also acceptable)
- Bryan Stevenson, Just Mercy: A Story of Justice & Redemption, Spiegel & Grau, 2015, 978-0812984965
Other Required Readings
Many readings are online. Print them at the beginning of the semester and put them in a folder. If you use a tablet, you must have an application that allows you to annotate readings. If the assigned “reading” is a podcast, take notes as you listen.
William Zinsser’s On Writing Well is the best guide to style I’ve ever read, and it’s fun to read and essential guide for aspiring writers.
Diana Hacker, Rules for Writers: a handy, efficient resource on grammar and mechanics, with a few witty examples.
Wayne Booth et al, The Craft of Research: an excellent resource for writing research papers, this guidebook provides a fresh approach to research. Gone is the boring research paper; read this book a discover how to do research you care about, want to present, and understand how to do so effectively.