WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is designed to help you acquire the fundamental understanding that you need to become an effective writer-and to give you practice in applying Ten Core Concepts across different writing tasks. Handy ten-step writing guides help you focus on the important questions for each of the Core Concepts in particular types of writing. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, this book offers you guidance in three main aims of writing and a way to participate in the conversations that shape our lives.
Robert P. Yagelski is Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Program in Writing & Critical Inquiry at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, where he also teaches courses in writing, composition theory and pedagogy, critical pedagogy, and qualitative research methods and helps prepare secondary school teachers. Considered a leading voice in composition theory, Professor Yagelski is widely published in the major journals in the field. He is also director of the Capital District Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project, and former director of the SUNY-Albany Writing Center. He earned his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition from The Ohio State University.