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  • Composition in the Age of Austerityby Nancy Welch; Tony Scott

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    In the face of the gradual saturation of US public education by the logics of neoliberalism, educators often find themselves at a loss to respond, let alone resist. Through state defunding and many other ?reforms? fueled by austerity politics, a majority of educators are becoming casual labor in US universities while those who hang onto secure employment... more...

  • Genre and the Performance of Publicsby Mary Jo Reiff; Anis Bawarshi

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    In recent decades, genre studies has focused attention on how genres mediate social activities within workplace and academic settings. Genre and the Performance of Publics moves beyond institutional settings to explore public contexts that are less hierarchical, broadening the theory of how genres contribute to the interconnected and dynamic performances... more...

  • Good God but You Smart!by Nichole E. Stanford

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 23.95

    Taking Cajuns as a case study,  Good God but You Smart! explores the subtle ways language bias is used in classrooms, within families, and in pop culture references to enforce systemic economic inequality. It is the first book in composition studies to examine comprehensively, and from an insider?s perspective, the cultural and linguistic assimilation... more...

  • Researching Writingby Joyce Kinkead

    Utah State University Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Researching Writing  is an accessible, informative textbook that teaches undergraduates how to conduct ethical, authentic research in writing studies. The book introduces students to the research approaches used most often and offers a course framework for professors creating or teaching research courses themselves.   Author Joyce Kinkead... more...

  • Tutoring Second Language Writersby Shanti Bruce; Ben Rafoth; Carol Severino

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 21.95

    Tutoring Second Language Writers , a complete update of Bruce and Rafoth?s 2009 ESL Writers , is a guide for writing center tutors that addresses the growing need for tutors who are better prepared to work with the increasingly international population of students seeking guidance at the writing center. Drawing upon philosopher John Dewey?s belief... more...

  • The Fantasy Fiction Formulaby Deborah Chester

    Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    There's more to writing a successful fantasy story than building a unique world or inventing a new type of magic. From the writing of strong, action-packed scenes to the creation of dynamic, multi-dimensional characters, fantasy author Deborah Chester guides novices and intermediate writers through a step-by-step process of story construction. Whether... more...

  • Nowhere Near the Lineby Elizabeth Boquet

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 4.99

    ?When I was starting College Presidents for Gun Safety, one of the concerns I heard was the idea that there were just too many issues on which to articulate an opinion. Where would it stop? Where would we draw the line? . . . In light of this latest tragedy, on a college campus that could have been any of ours, I would say: ?We are nowhere near the... more...

  • How to Write Your Personal or Family Historyby Katie Wiebe

    Good Books 2017; US$ 12.99

    This is a practicaland encouraginghow-to book from a long-time teacher of personal and family history writing. Katie Funk Wiebe helps beginning memoir writers get started collecting the stories of their lives. She gives hints for recalling distant memories and tracking down family heirlooms. This is a serious but accessible resource for undertaking... more...

  • Writing Fiction (Collins Need to Know?)by Alan Wall

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 9.35

    This one-stop practical guide will show you how to write the novel that?s in you bursting to get out. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy ebook format with expert advice throughout. more...

  • The Plot Whispererby Martha Alderson

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 14.95

    When it comes to writing bestsellers, it's all about the plot. Trouble is, plot is where most writers fall down--but you don't have to be one of them. With this book, you'll learn how to create stories that build suspense, reveal character, and engage readers--one scene at a time. Celebrated writing teacher and author Martha Alderson has devised... more...