Acting on Words: An Integrated Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook, with MyCanadianCompLab (3rd Edition)

 
9780132575263: Acting on Words: An Integrated Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook, with MyCanadianCompLab (3rd Edition)

Now in its third edition, this text is designed with an interlinked structure and meant to be explored from various angles, giving instructors the flexibility to begin with readings, writing practice, or grammar review, and allowing students to skip certain sections or highlight others. In one complete package, this book offers you the full support needed for first-year composition courses. Updated and current content makes readings and student essays more relevant. The research guide features expanded and updated coverage of MLA and APA.

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About the Author:

David Brundage is an Assistant Professor of English in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Athabasca University. Here he teaches composition and creative writing at undergraduate and masters levels, directs a developing program in creative writing, and supervises a number of independent literary studies students at the maters level. He holds an MA in English along with a MFA in Playwriting from the University of Alberta, and is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Wales, Lampeter. 

 

Michael Lahey is a Professor of English at the University of Alberta. In 2002 he won a Canadian Research Chair Postdoctoral Fellowship and in 2003 a Faculty of Arts award for excellence in undergraduate teaching. His research interests include Faulkner, Atwood, Springsteen, Maria Campbell, and law literature.

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“Readings are excellent to mix things up a bit and keep all the grammar and instruction from getting too dry....The strongest component is the grammar section with 15 common errors. This is perfect for addressing the biggest problems I encounter with students in their first year.”

--Jennifer Payson, University of British Columbia, Okanagan

 

“I believe that it [the textbook] effectively enables a professor to cover the learning outcomes for our Composition course...The most obvious advantage is both the quality and quantity of the readings....I also like that the text exposes students to the theoretical principals of rhetoric and presents a variety of aspects of argumentation.”

--Brent Cotton, Georgian College

 

“The writing style challenges students to develop a vocabulary that is fitting to a post-secondary environment, particularly with essay writing.”

“The greatest advantage that this textbook incorporates is the section on pathos, logos and ethos. This certainly would help students find their own distinctive voice when writing and encourage them to steer away from copying an approach.”

--Deborah Delorme-D’Ulisse, Seneca College

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