Involved: Writing for College, Writing for Your Self

  • Rhetoric, Pedagogy, Writing

By Charles Bazerman

CoverInvolved: 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. By enabling students to understand what it is they are being asked to write—from basic to complex communications—and how they can go about fulfilling those tasks meaningfully and successfully, this book helps students to develop themselves in all the ways the university offers. 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.

Table of Contents

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Preface and Acknowledgments

Part One. Writing Your Self into College

Chapter 1: Strategic Writing

Chapter 2: The Classroom Situation

Chapter 3: Writing Processes

Part Two. Thriving in the Classroom

Chapter 4: Journals and Reflective Writing

Chapter 5: Notes and Summaries: Writing to Remember

Chapter 6: Exam Writing: Displaying Knowledge

Part Three. Using Concepts to View the World

Chapter 7: Illustrative Writing: Connecting Concepts and Real Examples

Chapter 8: Autobiographical Writing: Connecting Concepts and Experience

Chapter 9: Analytical Writing: Looking Closely

Part Four. Investigating

Chapter 10: The Investigative Process

Chapter 11: Investigating the Archive: Library Research Writing

Chapter 12: New Investigations: Fieldwork and Laboratories

Part Five. Dealing with Complexity

Chapter 13: Writing About Complex Worlds

Chapter 14: Writing About Problem Cases

Chapter 15: Arguing Your Case

Subject Index

Readings Index

About Charles Bazerman

Charles Bazerman is Professor and past Chair of the Department of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara. His many publications include Writing Selves / Writing Societies (co-edited with David R. Russel), Shaping Written Knowledge, A Rhetoric of Literate Action, and A Theory of Literate Action. His book, The Languages of Edison's Light, won the Association of American Publisher's award for the best scholarly book of 1999 in the History of Science and Technology.

Publication Information: Bazerman, Charles. (2015). Involved: Writing for College, Writing for Your Self. The WAC Clearinghouse. (Originally published 1997 by Houghton Mifflin)

Publication History: This edition of the book is adapted from the print edition of Involved: Writing for College, Writing for Your Self, published in 1997 by Houghton Mifflin.

Publication Date: August 1, 2015 (WAC Clearinghouse).

Practices & Possibilities

Series Editor: Mike Palmquist, Colorado State University

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