Writing in the Works

ISBN-10: 1111834601

ISBN-13: 9781111834609

Edition: 3rd 2013

Authors: Susan Blau, Kathryn Burak

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WRITING IN THE WORKS (WITW) uses a real-world writing approach to intrigue and inspire users of all ages and backgrounds--showing you how to produce well-written pieces that people will want to read. The book's 10 Assignment chapters cover real-world genres such as application essays, news articles, editorials, proposals, public service messages, and film reviews. WITW is motivating and sophisticated, with dynamic visuals, timely readings, and obvious relevance and connection to the real world. Throughout, the authors don't treat you as a learner, but as a serious writer who is capable of writing for an actual audience. In all of the book's writing tasks, you are asked to write as if your work will be submitted for publication--or to actually do so. With this as the end result, you learn genre conventions, audience, purpose, research, critical thinking, and style--skills directly transferable to all kinds of writing, including writing you may do for work and community.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.244
Language: English

Susan Blau is a professor and director of the Undergraduate Writing program and the Writing Center at Boston University's College of Communication. She received her BS in Education from the University of Vermont and her MA in English from the University of Connecticut and was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow. Her background is in linguistics, composition and rhetoric, and American Literature. She has taught writing in both English and Communication Departments and has published articles, conducted workshops, and presented papers at national conferences on the topics of teaching writing, writing across the curriculum, and writing center research and practice. Blau has served as the book review editor for the Association for Expanded Perspectives in Learning for the past three years.

Kathryn Burak has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BS in English from Kutztown University. Kate has taught writing at North Carolina State University, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and Boston University. Her poetry and fiction have been published in such journals and magazines as FICTION, MISSOURI REVIEW, WESTERN HUMANITIES REVIEW, GETTYSBURG REVIEW, and SEVENTEEN.

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