Virginia Clark


“The emphasis on language use is what sets this book above the rest in my opinion. The readings are tailor-made for engaging students in discussions about the writing process in an interesting and meaningful way.” –Erin Presley, Eastern Kentucky University

Language Awareness continually provides engaging topics relevant to my students’ lives and encourages them to join in the ongoing conversation about the power of language in their current world as well as in the larger global environment into which they will be entering.” –Judi Crowe, Millikin University

“Unlike so many textbooks, Language Awareness is a book to keep and refer back to, and provides so many thoughtful essays that stir critical thinking.” –Joseph Marmaud, Missouri Western State University

Language Awareness teaches students to make sense of the written word, empowering them to become more critical readers and to make sound rhetorical choices in their own writing.” –Alissa Danckaert-Skovira, The University of Akron