Practice and Pedagogy Series

Pratice & PedagogySeries Editor: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University

The Practice & Pedagogy series addresses the teaching, learning, and practice of writing in all its forms. From Joseph Williams' reflections on introductions to Richard E. Young's taxonomy of "small genres" to Adam Mackie's considerations of technology, the books in this occasional series explore issues and ideas of interest to writers and teachers of writing. The following books are currently available.

Submission and Contact Information

Queries should be directed via electronic mail to Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University, at Proposals should outline the rationale and projected audience for the book and its relation to other books in the field; include the book's table of contents or a chapter outline, the estimated length and the timetable for completion, and, if available, the introduction and a sample chapter. Please also send the CV of the author(s) or editor(s).

InvolvedInvolved: Writing for College, Writing for Your Self

By Charles Bazerman

Involved: Writing for College, Writing for Your Self helps students to understand their college experience as a way of advancing their own personal concerns and to draw substance from their reading and writing assignments. This edition of the book has been adapted from the print edition, published in 1997 by Houghton Mifflin. Copyrighted materials—primarily images and examples within the text—have been removed from this edition.... More More

New Literacis DictionaryNew Literacies Dictionary: Primer for the Twenty-first Century Learner

By Adam Mackie

Adam Mackie's New Literacies Dictionary: Primer for the Twenty-first Century Learner is addressed to twenty-first century teachers and twenty-first century learners. The hyperlinked entries are a resource, a reference, and a tool for those interested in teaching lessons in new literacies or for those seeking ideas, samples, discussions, and reflections on digital and multimodal texts.... More More

Learning Re-abledLearning Re-abled: The Learning Disability Controversy and Composition Studies

By Patricia A. Dunn

In the first comprehensive study to connect composition and learning disabilities, Patricia Dunn both challenges and confirms what many believe about writing. Learning Re-Abled examines the many issues that contribute to the learning disability controversy and provides historical perspectives on LD and composition, showing how the two fields complement and conflict with each other. She discusses the disagreements surrounding different educational approaches and makes sense of the claims and counterclaims of the experts .... More More

Taxonomy of Small GenresToward A Taxonomy of "Small" Genres and Writing Techniques for Use in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum

Collected by Richard E. Young

In 1984, with funding from the Buhl Foundation, Richard Young and Joann Sipple conducted a series of writing-across-the-curriculum workshops with the faculty of Robert Morris College in Pittsburgh. This collection offers more than 150 activities that can be used to conduct writing-to-learn activities in courses across the curriculum .... More More

Problems into ProblemProblems into PROBLEMS: A Rhetoric of Motivation

By Joseph M. Williams

Willias writes, "For well more than a decade now, researchers have been reporting how in the act of drafting we recognize and solve rhetorical problems—how we evaluate and synthesize sources, set local rhetorical goals, then seek to achieve them. But if the literature on solving such problems is thick, our understanding of how we articulate the substantive problem that occasions our efforts to solve them is quite thin." In this monograph, Joseph M. Williams considers this issue with all the care that characterized the work produced in his long career.... More More

Informed WriterThe Informed Writer: Using Sources in the Disciplines

By Charles Bazerman
Adapted by Mark Haas for presentation on this site.

The Informed Writer, offered here in its fifth edition, addresses a wide range of writing activites and genres, from summarizing and responding to sources to writing the research paper and writing about literature. This edition of the book has been adapted from the fifth edition, published in 1995 by Houghton Mifflin. Copyrighted materials—primarily examples within the text—have been removed from this edition. ... More More

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