Present Tense Contemporary Themes for Writers

ISBN-10: 141303067X
ISBN-13: 9781413030679
Edition: 2010
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Description: PRESENT TENSE offers a brief but complete grounding in the skills you need to make arguments, analyze readings, and think critically about reading and writing at the college level and beyond. Author Lee Bauknight brings his experience and success  More...

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List price: $92.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

PRESENT TENSE offers a brief but complete grounding in the skills you need to make arguments, analyze readings, and think critically about reading and writing at the college level and beyond. Author Lee Bauknight brings his experience and success teaching students just like you to each page of the text, ensuring that your interests and needs are taken into account in every topic and reading. PRESENT TENSE offers contemporary, compelling readings on the issues that matter most to you AND the information you need to build confidence in your reading and writing.

Brooke Rollins, an Assistant Professor of Rhetoric and a member of the graduate faculty at Louisiana State University, teaches courses in rhetoric, composition studies, writing, and critical theory. She received her Ph.D. in English, with a focus on rhetoric and composition studies, at the University of South Carolina in 2007. While at South Carolina, she served as an Assistant Director of the First-Year English Program and taught courses in composition, advanced composition, business writing, and rhetoric. Her work has appeared in COLLEGE ENGLISH, RHETORICA SOCIETY QUARTERLY, and THE VELVET LIGHT TRAP. She is currently working on a book called GHOSTWRITING ETHOS: BEYOND CHARACCTER AND CHARACTER BEYOND, which explores the classical rhetorical concept of ethos in Plato, Aristotle, Lysias, and Isocrates.

Lee Bauknight is an instructor at Louisiana State University, where he teaches courses primarily in the University Writing Program. Lee completed his MFA in fiction at the University of South Carolina in 2002 and was associate director of the First-Year English Program there for five years and director of the Writing Center for one. As associate director, Lee helped redesign the first-year English curriculum with a focus on analysis and argumentation and helped train, mentor, and evaluate instructors and graduate teaching assistants. He also designed and edited five editions of THE CAROLINA READER, one of the textbooks used in the FYE Program. Before pursuing his MFA, he worked for more than a decade as an editor at newspapers in South Carolina and Georgia.

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