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Composition & Creative Writing

  • Words without Wallsby Sheryl St. Germain; Sarah Shotland

    Trinity University Press 2015; US$ 19.95

    Writing programs in prisons and rehabilitation centers have proven time and again to be transformative and empowering for people in need. Halfway houses, hospitals, and shelters are all fertile ground for healing through the imagination and can often mean the difference for inmates and patients between just simply surviving and truly thriving. It... more...

  • How To Write Crime Fictionby Sarah Williams

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; Not Available

    This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers in each of the different genres, and clear explanations and exercises to help the beginning writer hone their craft, and discover the kind of crime fiction, the plots, the themes, the language, that work best... more...

  • One Day in the Life of the English Languageby Frank L. Cioffi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Generations of student writers have been subjected to usage handbooks that proclaim, ?This is the correct form. Learn it??books that lay out a grammar, but don?t inspire students to use it. By contrast, this antihandbook handbook, presenting some three hundred sentences drawn from the printed works of a single, typical day in the life of the language?December... more...

  • Keywords in Writing Studiesby Paul Heilker; John Vandenbergh

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    Keywords in Writing Studies is an exploration of the principal ideas and ideals of an emerging academic field as they are constituted by its specialized vocabulary. A sequel to the 1996 work Keywords in Composition Studies , this new volume traces the evolution of the field?s lexicon, taking into account the wide variety of theoretical, educational,... more...

  • Transicionesby Todd Ruecker

    University Press of Colorado 2015; US$ 19.95

    Transiciones is a thorough ethnography of seven Latino students in transition between high school and community college or university. Data gathered over two years of interviews with the students, their high school English teachers, and their writing teachers and administrators at postsecondary institutions reveal a rich picture of the conflicted... more...

  • College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Editionby Princeton Review

    Random House Children's Books 2015; US$ 13.99

    No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application?the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition , you?ll find: ? More than 100 real essays written by 90 unique... more...

  • Metonymyby Jeannette Littlemore

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    This book explores metonymy in language, gesture, music, art and film and discusses the challenges it presents in cross-cultural communication. more...

  • Second Language Creative Writersby Yan Zhao

    Channel View Publications 2015; US$ 25.00

    This monograph investigates fifteen L2 creative writers' social constructive power in identity constructions. Through interviews and thinkaloud story writing sessions, the central study considers how L2 writer voices are mediated by the writers' autobiographical identities, namely, their sense of selves formulated by their previous language learning... more...

  • The Elements of International English Styleby Edmond H. Weiss

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This easy-to-use handbook is an essential resource for anyone who needs to write English correspondence for an international business audience. In an engaging, accessible style it integrates the theory and controversies of intercultural communication with the practical skills of writing and editing English for those who read it as a second language.... more...

  • Reimagining Processby Kyle Jensen

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 35.00

    For more than four decades, the dominant model for pedagogy and research in the field of composition has been a how -centered process approach to writing instruction, which involves studying the writing that students produce to expose the various stages of their writing process. By looking at notes, outlines, and multiple drafts, often presented... more...