Writing Spaces: Readings on Writing, Volume 1, is a collection of Creative Commons licensed essays for use in the first year writing classroom, all written by writing teachers for students. Topics in Volume 1 of the series include academic writing, how to interpret writing assignments, motives for writing, rhetorical analysis, revision, invention, writing centers, argumentation, narrative, reflective writing, Wikipedia, patchwriting, collaboration, and genres.
- Front Matter
- 1: What Is “Academic” Writing?
- 2: So You’ve Got a Writing Assignment. Now What?
- 3: The Inspired Writer vs. the Real Writer
- 4: Backpacks vs. Briefcases- Steps toward Rhetorical Analysis
- 5: From Topic to Presentation- Making Choices to Develop Your Writing
- 6: Taking Flight- Connecting Inner and Outer Realities during Invention
- 7: Reinventing Invention- Discovery and Investment in Writing
- 8: “Finding Your Way In”- Invention as Inquiry Based Learning in First Year Writing
- 9: Why Visit Your Campus Writing Center?
- 10: Finding the Good Argument OR Why Bother With Logic?
- 11: “I need you to say ‘I’”- Why First Person Is Important in College Writing
- 12: Reflective Writing and the Revision Process- What Were You Thinking?
- 13: Wikipedia Is Good for You!?
- 14: Composing the Anthology- An Exercise in Patchwriting
- 15: Collaborating Online- Digital Strategies for Group Work
- 16: Navigating Genres
- 17: Contributors
- Back Matter