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ISBN-13: 978-1133311140 ISBN-10: 1133311148 Edition: 6th

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"I like just about everything in this text and its cutting-edge approach to rhetoric and composition. It accepts that electronic genres are important in writing, that collaborative writing is a useful pedagogical tool, and that students must be given challenging individual and group assignments to practice the skills outlined in each section."

"I like Trimbur's emphasis on the rhetorical situation and the reasons people write. The title fits this approach quite well. I like the fresh graphics, the idea of considering all kinds of writing, such as signs, as texts, and I like the currency of many of the readings."

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John Trimbur is a specialist in composition and writing studies, with interests in cultural studies of literacy and the politics of language in the United States and South Africa. He holds a B.A. from Stanford University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from State University of New York, Buffalo. Trimbur is the director of the First Year Writing Program at Emerson College in Boston. He has published widely on writing theory and has won a number of awards, including the Richard Braddock Award for Outstanding Article (2003) for "English Only and U.S. College Composition," the James L. Kinneavy Award (2001) for "Agency and the Death of the Author: A Partial Defense of Modernism," and the College Composition and Communication Outstanding Book Award (1993) for _The Politics of Writing Instruction: Postsecondary_. He also was a visiting professor at the Centre for Higher Education Development and a resident fellow at the Centre for Rhetorical Studies, both at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

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  • Hardcover: 688 pages
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing; 6 edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133311148
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133311140
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By L. Zill on April 18, 2014
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I like The Call To Write a lot. I've used it for years because I like his emphasis on the rhetorical approach to argument and the process of composition. Too many comp texts dumb down the process trying to be relevant. But my praise for this edition is tempered because Trimbur bases too many pages on the now passé political movement Occupy Wall Street, which was already dying out before the book came to print. Let that be a lesson to publishers: don't tie textbooks to political movements.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maybelis on September 8, 2013
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The call to write has new guidelines to help the reader conquer the need of writing. Moreover, it is very up to date with the pictures and example that shows on its pages.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Maiya Tarves on October 29, 2013
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Nice and clean book. Everything about the book was intact and I utilized the book everyday. It has very helpful material
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By haven burke on May 25, 2015
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Great pictures, easy to follow, arrived in time and in perfect condition!
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