- 390 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: This first-year composition rhetoric-reader uses a Writing About Writing (WAW) approach and a conversational style to help students engage in threshold concepts and transfer what they know about writing to new situations. Each chapter asks a key question such as "Why Write?" or "What Is the Rhetorical Situation and Why Should I Care about It?" Preliminary answers to the chapter question are provided in accessible prose, and these initial ideas are supplemented with a selection of three or four readings and a list of recommended online texts. Prompts for informal and formal writing projects keep the focus on writing and help students apply writing studies scholarship to their own lives in meaningful ways.