Communities of Discourse: The Rhetoric of Disciplines

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Gary D. Schmidt, William J. Vande Kopple
Prentice Hall, Oct 1, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 735 pages
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This collection of essays drawn from five different disciplines €“ history, the arts, philosophy, science, and social science €“ represents the kinds of writing that have characterized each discourse community, and illustrates both the clashes and agreements within those communities about the nature of effective writing.

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Gary D. Schmidt is the bestselling author of Okay For Now, the Newbery Honor and Printz Honor book Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy, and the Newbery Honor book The Wednesday Wars. He is a professor of English at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

William J. Vande Kopple is professor and department cochair of English at Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. He is also the author of The Catch: Families, Fishing, and Faith.

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