"THINK ABOUT IT answers the age-old faculty complaint that 'students don't know how to *think* anymore' with a rigorous analysis of the 'gears and levers' that make academic writing tick; the book gives students the tools they need to unpack scholarly writing and to produce more thoughtful academic writing of their own."
"[Think About It is] like a streamlined, plain-English, updated version of Aristotle's topoi, focusing just on moves that all professors, regardless of discipline, will immediately recognize."
About the Author
Jayme Stayer holds degrees in music and English from the University of Notre Dame, and an MA and PhD in English literature from the University of Toledo. He has held faculty posts at Texas A&M University - Commerce, Universidad Centroamericana in El Salvador, and John Carroll University. With more than fifteen years of teaching experience, he has published in pedagogical as well as scholarly journals, including a number of articles and chapters on T. S. Eliot. He is currently working on a book project, Becoming T. S. Eliot: The Rhetoric of Voice and Audience in the Early Poetry. Stayer joined the Society of Jesus (known by its unofficial name, the Jesuits) in 2003, and is in process to complete his theology studies, followed by ordination.
Karen Mauk holds degrees in English literature and German language and literature from Boston University. With more than eight years of development editing experience, she has guided more than forty textbooks, ancillaries, and technology products through publication. She is also the author of two composition handbook chapters and an instructor's manual accompanying a composition reader. Her areas of expertise span from developmental writing to freshman composition to literature.