The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader
Eleventh Edition   ©2017

The Bedford Guide for College Writers with Reader

X. J. Kennedy , Dorothy M. Kennedy , Marcia F. Muth (University of Colorado at Denver)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-04020-9; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-04020-8; Format: Paper Text, 656 pages

A Writer's Guide: A process-oriented rhetoric that links good writing with active reading and critical thinking. Nine assignment chapters guide students step by step through a full range of common first-year writing assignments. Each main assignment chapter includes two model readings: the first by a professional writer, the second by a student. In LaunchPad, these chapters also include multimodal readings, including video essays and audio interviews. Additional chapters present practical strategies for mastering every stage of the writing process and for responding to literature, using and understanding visuals, writing online, writing for assessment, and writing in the workplace.
A Writer's Reader: A thematic reader that provides engaging opportunities for critical reading and writing. The 24 readings (half of them new) appear in five thematically arranged chapters: Families, Gender, Popular Culture, Language, and The Good Life. Within each chapter, two of the essays are paired to show how different writers address similar issues.