The most successful new rhetoric in a generation, plus an anthology of 60 readings. Designed as 2 books in one, so that teachers can center their courses on the rhetoric or the readings―and draw from the other part as needed.Easy to use, flexible, and a great value. With just enough detail – and color-coded links that send students to more detail if they need it – this is the rhetoric that tells students what they need to know and resists the temptation to tell them everything there is to know. The first rhetoric designed for easy reference, like a handbook―with menus, directories, and a glossary/index that make it easy to use―in a format that’s as user-friendly as the best handbooks.
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Richard Bullock (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is emeritus professor of English at Wright State University, where he directed the writing programs for twenty-eight years and designed the university's writing across the curriculum program and Introduction to College Writing Workshop. In 2012, he was awarded the Trustees' Award for Faculty Excellence, Wright State's highest honor. In addition to The Norton Field Guide to Writing, he is a coauthor of The Little Seagull Handbook.
Maureen Daly Goggin (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University) is professor of English and former associate chair of the English Department at Arizona State University, where she has also directed several of the writing programs and the Ph.D. program in Rhetoric, Composition, and Linguistics and received the ASU Alumni Association Faculty Teaching Award. She is the author of Authoring a Discipline: Scholarly Journals and the Post-World War II Emergence of Rhetoric and Composition (2000).
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