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What is included with this book?
For college courses in Composition and Rhetoric.
This version of Backpack Writing has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)*
Revealing the writing process through interactive learning
Backpack Writing, 4th Edition presents writing, reading, and research processes dynamically, using a variety of visuals to illustrate how readers interact with texts and how writers compose. One of the first textbook authors to focus on multimedia composing, Lester Faigley employs his own advice to engage individuals in every step of the writing process--for everyday life--and pulls back the curtain on how writers work. Backpack Writing gives individuals the support they need to succeed in their careers.
Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Some Lines for a Younger Brother . . .STUDENT EXAMPLE (MLA Style)
Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, My Hips, My Caceras
Amy Tan, Mother Tongue
How to Write a Reflection
Janine Carter, The Miracle QuiltProjects
Katherine Mangan, Is Faster Always Better?How to Write to Inform
Shane D. Johnson, Aiden Sitebottom, and Adam Thorpe, Bicycle Theft
Lakshmi Kotra, The Life Cycle of StarsProjects
Tim Collins, Straight from the HeartHow to Write an Analysis
Frank Gehry, The Ray and Maria Stata Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Chris Gonzalez, Russell Lee’s Pie Town Photographs
Laura Fraser, The French ParadoxHow to Write a Causal Argument
Tom Vanderbilt, Why I Became a Late Merger (and Why You Should Too)
Armandi Tansel, Modern Warfare: Video Games’ Link to Real-World ViolenceProjects
Bill McKibben, The Only Way to Have a CowHow to Write an Evaluation
Rachel Laudan, In Praise of Fast Food
Jenna Picchi, Organic Foods Should Come CleanProjects
Ted Koppel, Take My Privacy, Please!How to Write a Position Argument
Michael Pollan, Eat Food, Food Defined
Patrice Conley, Flagrant Foul: The NCAA’s Definition of Student Athletes as AmateursProjects
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of IndependenceHow to Write a Proposal Argument
Glenn Loury, A Nation of Jailers
Kim Lee, Let’s Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All