A Reader's Guide to College Writing
First Edition   ©2014

A Reader's Guide to College Writing

John J. Ruszkiewicz (The University of Texas at Austin)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-4258-1; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-4258-6; Format: Paper Text, 260 pages

An irresistible brief guide to critical reading and academic writing

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Can you think of a college course that doesn’t require reading? Whether in common-read programs, first-year writing, or writing-intensive courses, students need critical reading skills in order to engage with ideas and become successful academic writers. John Ruszkiewicz’s A Reader’s Guide to College Writing gives students an insider’s view of the way critical reading really works and how a writer’s rhetorical choices lead to powerful writing. In dynamic, pocket-sized lessons, readers are drawn into the conversation with a wise, helpful, and fun professor who knows just the right example to illustrate a concept. Simple, easy-to-spot marginal notes highlight the moves that matter in academic writing and help students apply the chapters’ advice. Flexible end-of-chapter activities work with a variety of writing assignments, while appendices with MLA and APA guidelines give students quick-reference help they can depend on.
"It's great to have a textbook that illustrates quality writing. It is a textbook that sounds good read aloud."

—Cathy Decker, Chaffey College, about the author’s work in How to Write Anything

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