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Writing about the World (with Infotrac)by Susan Mcleod
Synopses & Reviews
With its focus on the social sciences, sciences, and the humanities, this thematically-arranged reader is suitable for any writing-across-the-curriculum approach to freshman composition, interdisciplinary core course, or freshman seminar.
Book News Annotation:
This reader is intended to serve in freshman reading-and-writing- across-the-curriculum courses. The editors (of the U. of California at Santa Barbara and Bay Bath College) present 129 classic and contemporary readings addressing questions of government and politics, art and literature, science and technology, and religion and philosophy. Each of the readings is followed by questions for students to consider in their reading journals. This edition contains a new beginning chapter presenting a model of rhetorical analysis based on Aristotle's Rhetoric. A "rhetorical table of contents" allows users of the texts to organize readings by mode and by aim.
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Ideal for your freshman composition or freshman seminar course, WRITING ABOUT THE WORLD is a thematically-arranged reader that focuses on the social sciences, sciences, and the humanities.
About the Author
Susan McLeod is Professor of Writing and Director of the Writing Program at full professor at UC Santa Barbara, and the author of the several books. Additionally, she has published extensively in the professional journals, having authored over 50 articles for such publications as 3 C's and College English. She is a member of the Board of Consultants of the National Network of Writing Across the Curriculum Programs and has facilitated WAC workshops at over 100 different colleges and universities. John Jarvis is a full professor of English and Communications and the chair of the Liberal Studies Department at Bay Path College in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. Shelley Spear is the author of Writing Off Center: An American Issues Reader for Composition, an ITP book.
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