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Remaining one of the best-selling interdisciplinary composition texts for over twenty-five years, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum helps readers learn to write effectively for college.
- Paperback: 720 pages
- Publisher: Longman; 12 edition (September 27, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0205885438
- ISBN-13: 978-0205885435
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
Had to buy for school, Want to Keep!
One person found this helpful.
This is actually an amazing book in terms of ease of readability and helpfulness in improving writing style. Prior to reading this book, I had a vague (what I thought was thorough) understanding of the different styles of writing. I was raised by very artsy parents who were always enrolling me in writing classes in the hopes that they’d have a kid who was an author someday. Went the other way and became a scientist, and while I loved my years of creative writing, I lost some skill after writing for scientific research. This book gives the basics on how to cite and whatnot, but what I loved was the examples of various styles of writing and how they are broken down. I feel this would benefit people in any career track; creative writers, technical writers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, journalists, sociologists, etc. It’s hard to know what skills you’re lacking until you read a book that gives you a million new techniques to improve your writing style. It has a great chapter on analysis writing. Frankly, just reading the analysis chapter would benefit a lot of people in their ability to analyze media in general; ads, journals, newspapers, tv.. If you’re a student and required to read this, don’t hesitate to dig in and actually learn. If you’re browsing books and considering this to improve your skills, I think you’ll find this very comprehensive, straight forward, and helpful.
3 people found this helpful.
Used this for a freshman English college course–had great selections of literature for all different kinds of majors. Helpful for writing different kinds of essays.
Met my requirements for a used book and hopefully I can sell it when I’m done with the class.
Great product, great price.
Exactly what I needed for my class and at a much better price than the college bookstore could offer.
Excellent source of information about writing! Just what I needed!
This book was used for my English course in college. These essays are bias (to me)
Great option instead of buying college texts
Very useful tool for any english 1 class