Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers
An immediately and universally relevant subject, language is the ideal theme to explore in a composition course. Language Awareness collects contemporary and classic readings about language that not only make students more aware of its uses and more capable of analyzing its effects, but also help them to deploy language more effectively in their own writing.
Paperback, 736 pages
Published February 2nd 2009 by Bedford/St. Martin's
(first published September 1999)
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Yes, I actually read this whole entire book. I'm using it for my freshman writing classes next semester, and wanted to read the whole thing so that I could choose the best essays to have my students read. There's lots of good essays in here, only a few that I really didn't like. Of course, there's lots of questions after the essays that they kind of have to include, which I don't plan on using. In the front section, there is a good bit on reading and writing well that I liked for the most part,...more