Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 3

  • Pedagogy, rhetoric and composition, writing to learn, multimodal, rhetorical theory, first-year composition

Edited by Dana Driscoll, Mary Stewart and Matthew Vetter

CoverWriting Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 3, is a collection of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students. This volume continues the tradition of previous books in the series with topics such as voice and style in writing, rhetorical appeals, discourse communities, multimodal composing, visual rhetoric, credibility, exigency, working with personal experience in academic writing, globalized writing and rhetoric, constructing scholarly ethos, imitation and style, and rhetorical punctuation.

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Punctuation’s Rhetorical Effects by Kevin Cassell

Understanding Visual Rhetoric by Jenae Cohn

How to Write Meaningful Peer Response Praise by Ron DePeter

Writing with Force and Flair by William T. FitzGerald

An Introduction to and Strategies for Multimodal Composing by Melanie Gagich

Grammar, Rhetoric, and Style by Craig Hulst

Understanding Discourse Communities by Dan Melzer

The Evolution of Imitation: Building Your Style by Craig A. Meyer

Constructing Scholarly Ethos in the Writing Classroom by Kathleen J. Ryan

Writing in Global Contexts: Composing Usable Texts for Audiences from Different Cultures by Kirk St.Amant

Weaving Personal Experience into Academic Writing by Marjorie Stewart

Exigency: What Makes My Message Indispensable to My Reader by Quentin Vieregge

Assessing Source Credibility for Crafting a Well-Informed Argument by Kate Warrington, Natasha Kovalyova, and Cindy King


About the Editors

About the Editors

Dana Driscoll is Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, where she teaches in the Composition and Applied Linguistics graduate program and directs the Jones White Writing Center. Her scholarly interests include composition pedagogy, writing centers, writing transfer and writerly development, research methodologies, writing across the curriculum, and assessment.

Mary Stewart is Assistant Professor and the Assessment Coordinator for the English Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her research, which is primarily qualitative, focuses on collaborative and interactive learning, blended and online writing instruction, composition pedagogy, and teaching with technology.

Matthew Vetter is Assistant Professor of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and affiliate faculty in the Composition and Applied Linguistics Doctoral Program. A scholar in writing, rhetoric, and digital humanities, his research explores how technologies shape writing and writing pedagogy.

Publication Information: Driscoll, Dana, Mary Stewart, & Matthew Vetter (Eds.). (2020). Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 3. WrtingSpaces.org; Parlor Press; The WAC Clearinghouse. https://wac.colostate.edu/books/writingspaces/writingspaces3/

Publication Date: April 1, 2020

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Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing

Series Editors: Dana Driscoll, Mary Stewart, and Matthew Vetter, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

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