Subject and Strategy
Fifteenth Edition   ©2019

Subject and Strategy

A Writer's Reader

Paul Eschholz (University of Vermont) , Alfred Rosa (University of Vermont)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-13195-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-13195-1; Format: Paper Text, 672 pages

22 new readings feature today’s relevant voices and topics:

  • Pop culture critic Linda Holmes on the overwhelming choices we face as cultural consumers in “The Sad Beautiful Fact That We’re All Going to Miss Almost Everything”
  • Civil rights activist Shaun King on how writing can give power to the undeserving in “No, I Won’t Be Writing about Black-on-Black Crime”
  • Supermodel Paulina Porizkova on how different countries view women in “America Made Me a Feminist”

A new argument cluster, “The Changing Nature of Work,” explores how our approaches to jobs and careers are shifting. Student Caitlin McCormick, cultural anthropologist Ilana Gershon, and economist Noah Smith explore how class power structures, changing business practices, and robots affect the future of work.

More focus on student voice appears in every chapter. The writing guidance in each rhetorical patterns chapter culminates in a three-part student feature:

  • an annotated student essay models how the student implemented the writing strategy;
  • an interview reveals how each student developed a process for reading and writing; and
  • a response question prompts student readers to consider how they can implement the model student’s techniques into their own writing.

A new, colorful design improves navigation and highlights important sections, such as the annotated student essays that bridge the writing instruction and reading selections in each chapter.

New Visualizing the Strategy prompts in each chapter opener develop visual literacy by asking students to identify the chapter’s rhetorical strategy in a visual. Additional images in reading selections and prompts about visuals in the apparatus offer opportunities for students to engage with the strategies in other media.