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 reading and writing situations in terms of the writer, reader, text, and medium, Ede helps students think rhetorically and make effective choices. The text provides abundant coverage of reading, including a new chapter—"Reading on Page and Screen"—that helps students match device to purpose, and a second chapter of strategies for active and critical reading. It emphasizes analysis and synthesis, key skills required to master the moves of academic writing. And it provides advice on writing in the disciplines as well as numerous student models. With its updated coverage of research and its attention to visuals and design, The Academic Writer is the perfect introduction to college writing—at a great price.
"Why write together?" the authors ask. They answer that question here, in the first book to combine theoretical and historical explorations with actual research on collaborative and group writing. Lisa Ede and Andrea Lunsford challenge the assumption that writing is a solitary act. That challenge is grounded in their own personal experience as long-term collaborators and in their extensive research, including a three-stage study of collaborative writing supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education. The authors urge a fundamental change in our institutions to accommodate collaboration by radically resituating power in the classroom and by instituting rewards for collaborative work that equal rewards for single-authored work. They conclude with the injunction: "Today and in the twenty-first century, our data suggest, writers must be able to work together. They must, in short, be able to collaborate."
Friends since graduate school, Andrea A. Lunsford and Lisa Ede have spent much of their careers writing together. Along the way, they have laid important theoretical groundwork for plural authorship in the humanities. Writing Together features their ground-breaking scholarship on collaboration, audience, rhetorics and feminisms, and writing centers. Five new pieces written especially for this collection reflect on thirty years of co-authorship while looking forward to the changing face of writing and collaboration in the age of participatory media.
Built on the keystones of rhetoric, Everyone's an Author provides a strong foundation for authoring in the digital age: in college essays, but also on Twitter; in print, but also online; with words, but also with sound, video, and images. It shows students that the rhetorical skills they already use in social media, in their home and religious communities, at work and in other nonacademic contexts are the same ones they'll need to succeed in college. Examples and readings drawn from across multiple media and dealing with topics that matter to students today make this a book that everyone who takes first-year writing will relate to.
Much has changed since the first edition of Lisa Ede’s Work in Progress; students need more rigorous help working with sources, creating effective arguments, and addressing the greater demands of academic writing in a digital age. Refocused on the kinds of academic writing students do now, The Academic Writer is a radical revision of Work in Progress. Written in Lisa Ede’s accessible, supportive style, The Academic Writer gives students easy-to-use guidelines to make effective choices at each stage of the writing process.