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Writing with Authority: Students' Roles as Writers in Cross-National Perspective (Studies in Writing & Rhetoric) Hardcover – June 28, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-0809327072 ISBN-10: 0809327074 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Writing & Rhetoric
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (June 28, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0809327074
  • ISBN-13: 978-0809327072
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.8 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,325,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews


“This is both a first-class comparative study of upper-level college writing and a powerful argument for a richer, more demanding approach to writing assignments across the curriculum. Foster is a strong advocate for demanding that students write ‘transformatively as knowledge makers’ from within their chosen discipline. This is a fascinating book and the beginning, I hope, of many more comparative studies.”—John Brereton, The Boston Athenaeum

 “A noteworthy study for our profession, Writing with Authority will inspire some important rethinking—among teachers of writing on their instructional practices, among discipline-based faculty on their orientations to socializing students into their disciplinary discourses, and among writing program administrators on constructing suitable institutional policies. This text will encourage teachers to compare their writing pedagogies with those in other countries to develop a critical perspective on composition.”—A. Suresh Canagarajah, City University of New York

About the Author

David Foster, a former Fulbright senior scholar at the University of Dresden, is a professor emeritus of English at Drake University. He is the coeditor of Writing and Learning in Cross-National Perspective: Transitions from Secondary to Higher Education.

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