Barbara Wallraff

Testimonials


"I absolutely love the conversation metaphor approach! While in some ways I use this approach in my composition classes, this handbook gives me the tools for extending the metaphor and helping students to visualize that writing is a social action that doesn't have to be painful but rather enjoyable, useful, and relevant."—Patricia Cullinan, Truckee Meadows Community College

"[The authors have] nailed the style that invites students into the writing process as peers."—Clark Draney, College of Southern Idaho

"Established author and professional editor as collaborators provide a unique approach to teaching students that writing goes beyond academia." —Jason Ziebart, Central Carolina Community College

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Joining the Conversation really leads students to the cutting edge of research in the field of writing studies: Rhetoric is front and center, as are design and genre. Purpose and audience are key.” – Van Piercy, Lone Star College—Tomball
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“This book approaches writing in the best Burkean sense as a way of joining a conversation, encouraging students to explore what has already been said as they consider what needs to be said.” – Janice Walker, Georgia Southern University
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