Edited by Charles Lowe and Pavel Zemliansky
Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1, is a collection of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students. Topics in this volume include academic writing, how to interpret writing assignments, motives for writing, rhetorical analysis, revision, invention, writing centers, argumentation, narrative, reflective writing, Wikipedia, patchwriting, collaboration, and genres.
Introduction: Open Source Composition Texts Arrive for College Writers by Robert E. Cummings
What is Academic Writing by L. Lennie Irvin
So You've Got a Writing Assignment. Now What? by Corrine E. Hinton
The Inspired Writer vs. the Real Writer by Sarah Allen
Backpacks vs. Briefcases: Steps Toward Rhetorical Analysis by Laura Bolin Carroll
From Topic to Presentation: Making Choices to Develop Your Writing by Beth L. Hewett
Taking Flight: Connecting Inner and Outer Realities during Invention by Susan E. Antlitz
Reinventing Invention: Discovery and Investment in Writing by Michelle D. Trim and Megan Lynn Isaac
"Finding Your Way In": Invention as Inquiry Based Learning in First Year Writing by Steven Lessner and Collin Craig
Why Visit Your Campus Writing Center? by Ben Rafoth
Finding the Good Argument OR Why Bother With Logic? by Rebecca Jones
I Need You to Say “I”: Why First Person is Important in College Writing by Kate McKinney Maddalena
Reflective Writing and the Revision Process: What Were You Thinking? by Sandra Giles
Wikipedia Is Good for You!? by James P. Purdy
Composing the Anthology: An Exercise in Patchwriting by Christopher Leary
Collaborating Online: Digital Strategies for Group Work by Anthony T. Atkins
Navigating Genres by Kerry Dirk
Charles Lowe is Assistant Professor of Writing at Grand Valley State University where he teachers composition, professional writing, and Web design. Pavel Zemliansky is Associate Professor in the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University.
Publication Information: Lowe, Charles, & Pavel Zemliansky (Eds.). (2010). Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1. WritingSpaces.org; Parlor Press; The WAC Clearinghouse. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces/writingspaces1/
Publication Date: June 14, 2010
Contact Information: Visit https://writingspaces.org/contact.
Series Editors: Charles Lowe, Grand Valley State University, and Pavel Zemliansky, James Madison University
This book is available in whole and in part in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). It will also be available in a low-cost print edition from our publishing partner, the University Press of Colorado.