Fourth Edition   ©2017

The Academic Writer

A Brief Guide

Lisa Ede (Oregon State University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03720-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03720-8; Format: Paper Text, 448 pages

More Rhetorical, Better Writing

The Academic Writer is a brief guide that prepares students for any college writing situation through a solid foundation in rhetorical concepts. By framing the reading and composing processes in terms of the rhetorical situation, Lisa Ede gives students the tools they need to make effective choices.  With an emphasis on analysis and synthesis, and making and supporting claims, students learn to master the moves of academic writing across mediums.  A new chapter on "Strategies for Multimodal Composing" and advice on writing in a multimodal environment throughout the text help instructors take students into new contexts for reading and composing. New coverage of drafting, editing, and revising, and updated coverage of academic research--including the 2016 MLA guidelines--ensures  that students are supported at all stages of the writing process.