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They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
by Gerald Graff
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The best-selling new composition book published in this century, in use at more than 1,000 schools, They Say / I Say has essentially defined academic writing, identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others... (read more)

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To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
by Phillip Lopate
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Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons... (read more)

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William Zinsser
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e... (read more)

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Patterns for College Writing with 2009 MLA Update: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide
Patterns for College Writing with 2009 MLA Update: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide
by Laurie G Kirszner
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Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.  Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, best-selling authors and experienced teachers, know what works in the classroom. They have a knack for picking just the... (read more)

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Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
by Adair Lara
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An instructive, inspiring, and refreshingly irreverent guide that shows aspiring writers how to cast off self-doubt and concoct a stellar memoir. The award-winning author of an autobiographical newspaper column, Adair Lara has written more than ten books,... (read more)

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Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
by Dani Shapiro
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“Still Writing offers up a cornucopia of wisdom, insights, and practical lessons gleaned from Dani Shapiro's long experience as a celebrated writer and teacher of writing. The beneficiaries are beginning writers, veteran writers and everyone in... (read more)

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They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings
by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein and Russel Durst
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In addition to explaining the basic moves, this book provides writing templates that show students explicitly how to make these moves in their own writing. Now available in two versions, with and without an anthology of 32 readings.... (read more)

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Tell It Slant : Writing and Shaping Creative (2ND 12 Edition)
Tell It Slant : Writing and Shaping Creative (2ND 12 Edition)
by Brenda Miller
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Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction. --Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of writingitreal.com and author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays When the... (read more)

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Telling True Stories (07 Edition)
Telling True Stories (07 Edition)
by Mark Kramer
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Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life. Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with... (read more)

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On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William K Zinsser
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e... (read more)

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The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age
The Science Writers' Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Pitch, Publish, and Prosper in the Digital Age
by Thomas Hayden
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Popular science writing has exploded in the past decade, both in print and online. Who better to guide writers striving to succeed in the profession than a group of award-winning independent journalists with a combined total of 225 years of experience... (read more)

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A Pocket Guide to Writing in History
A Pocket Guide to Writing in History
by Mary Lynn Rampolla
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A portable and affordable reference tool, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History provides reading, writing, and research advice useful to students in all history courses. Concise yet comprehensive advice on approaching typical history assignments... (read more)

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Writing History: A Guide for Students
Writing History: A Guide for Students
by William Kell Storey
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-116) and index.... (read more)

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The Craft of Research, 2nd Edition
The Craft of Research, 2nd Edition
by Wayne C. Booth and Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams
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Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to "The Craft of Research" for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively . Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M... (read more)

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Art of Time in Memoir (08 Edition)
Art of Time in Memoir (08 Edition)
by Sven Birkerts
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Sven Birkerts is the author of Reading Life: Books for the Ages, Readings, The Gutenberg Elegies, and a memoir, My Sky Blue Trades. He teaches at Harvard University and at the Bennington Writing Seminars and is the editor of AGNI. He lives in Arlington... (read more)

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Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More (Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Blogs,)
Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More (Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Blogs,)
by Dianne Jacob
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The success of Julie and Julia highlights the newest trend in food writing: blogging. Noted journalist and food-writing instructor Dianne Jacob has revised her award-winning book to include a chapter covering all the how-tos of food blogging as well as... (read more)

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Short Takes
Short Takes
by Elizabeth Penfield
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This lively collection of fifty-three short, readable selections by both student and professional writers provides useful models of the rhetorical modes.   In addition to familiar names such as Barbara Ehrenreich, Richard Rodriguez, and William... (read more)

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Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives
by Louise Desalvo
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In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are... (read more)

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To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing
To the Letter: A Celebration of the Lost Art of Letter Writing
by Simon Garfield
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The New York Times bestselling author of Just My Type and On the Map offers an ode to letter writing and its possible salvation in the digital age. Few things are as exciting — and potentially life-changing — as discovering an old letter. And... (read more)

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Handbook of Technical Writing (Handbook of Technical Writing)
Handbook of Technical Writing (Handbook of Technical Writing)
by Gerald J Alred
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Now in its tenth edition, this classic book remains the complete technical-writing reference for students and professionals alike. Alphabetically organized and easy-to-use, its nearly 400 entries provide guidance for writing all the most common types of... (read more)

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