The Academic Writer: A Brief Guide

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Macmillan, Dec 27, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 448 pages
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Written in Lisa Ede's accessible, supportive style, The Academic Writer is an affordable, brief guide to the essentials of academic writing and research. By framing writing situations in terms of the writer, reader, text, and medium, the text helps students think rhetorically and make effective choices as they write. Abundant student models, advice on writing in the disciplines, and attention to visuals and design make this text a perfect introduction to college writing -- at a great price.

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LISA EDE is a professor of English and the director of the Center for Writing and Learning at Oregon State University, where she has taught since 1980. She has published a number of books and articles collaboratively with Andrea A. Lunsford, including Singular Texts/Plural Authors: Perspectives on Collaborative Writing and “Audience Addressed/Audience Invoked: The Role of Audience in Composition Theory and Pedagogy,” which won the CCCC's Braddock Award in 1985. Ede is also a recipient of the prestigious Shaughnessy Award. Among her other publications are Situating Composition: Composition Studies and the Politics of Location and Essays on Classical Rhetoric and Modern Discourse (with Andrea A. Lunsford and Robert J. Connors). In addition, for Bedford/St. Martin's, Ede is the editor of On Writing Research: The Braddock Essays, 1975-1998 and co-editor, with Andrea Lunsford, of Selected Essays of Robert J. Connors.

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