The Curious Writer, Concise Edition, Mla Update

Paperback | January 30, 2017

byBruce Ballenger

not yet rated|write a review

For courses in First-Year Composition - Rhetoric.

This version of   The Curious Writer, Concise Edition has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)*

 

Puts inquiry at the heart of good writing

We write to learn as much as we do to express what we already know. In his remarkably personal and engaging voice, Bruce Ballenger makes that powerful concept central to  The Curious Writer, Concise Edition.

 

The Curious Writer, Concise Edition  doesn’t read like a textbook or provide a formula for composing essays. Instead, it encourages students to suspend judgment, to ask questions, and to seek answers much like academics do. Yet it covers a wide range of genres beyond the academic essay—narrative, profile, review, ethnography, argument, and more—all with a distinctive approach and “personality” that is lacking in other texts. It also reinforces the assumption that genres are malleable with a new chapter on repurposing or “re-genre-ing.”

 

Students love that this book helps them learn to write by pursuing their own curiosity. Teachers appreciate that Ballenger gives students ample opportunity to develop the habits of mind necessary to become critical thinkers and curious writers.


* The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the “increasing mobility of texts,” MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$115.43

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

For courses in First-Year Composition - Rhetoric. This version of   The Curious Writer, Concise Edition has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)*   Puts inquiry at the heart of good writing We write to learn as much as we do to express what we already know. In his remarkably personal and enga...

Bruce Ballenger, a professor of English at Boise State University, teaches courses in composition, composition theory, the essay tradition, and creative nonfiction. He’s the author of seven books, including the three texts in the Curious series: The Curious Researcher, The Curious Reader, and The Curious Writer, all from Pearson Educat...

other books by Bruce Ballenger

The Curious Writer, Brief, Books A La Carte Plus Revel -- Access Card Package
The Curious Writer, Brief, Books A La Carte Plus Revel ...

Book & Toy|Jul 6 2016

$108.58 online$113.30list price
The Curious Writer, Concise Edition, Books A La Carte Plus Revel -- Access Card Package
The Curious Writer, Concise Edition, Books A La Carte P...

Book & Toy|Jul 6 2016

$110.00 online$113.30list price
see all books by Bruce Ballenger
Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 7.2 × 0.7 inPublished:January 30, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134679393

ISBN - 13:9780134679396

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of The Curious Writer, Concise Edition, Mla Update

Reviews