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.
"The range of perspectives and quality of the writing are very good. The writing options and questions after the essays are very well conceived, providing a variety of approaches and great tools for analysis."
"The three best features are as follows: A. a diverse range of topics and perspectives, B. an interesting mix of journalistic and more serious selections, C. some thought-provoking groups of related selections."
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.