- Paperback: 768 pages
- Publisher: Longman; 2 edition (December 21, 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0321084977
- ISBN-13: 978-0321084972
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 1.1 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 11 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,617,213 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
The Call To Write (Brief 2nd Edition) 2nd Edition
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
All Books, All the Time
Read author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more at the Amazon Book Review. Read it now
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"The choices of genres are appealing, and the support surrounding readings and assignments in the genres have depth and work well in the classroom."
"Call to Write is the clearest genre-based rhetoric on the market. Trimbur speaks our language--the language of rhetoric and composition."
"I describe Trimbur as a genre-focused, real-world-rhetoric text with a progressive theoretical understanding of the relation between social context and rhetorical effectiveness." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
The Call to Write contains relevant, provocative readings that underscore when and why citizens are called to write, as well as instructional sections for successful writing in academic, professional and public spheres. A strong focus on public writing (or civic discourse) promotes the idea of writers as "citizens." The demands and challenges of writing in four broad areas are discussed: everyday life, school, the public sphere, and the workplace. Core chapters cover writing in eight different genres: letters, memoirs, public documents, profiles, informational brochures and websites, commentaries, proposals, and reviews. Samples of public writing-ranging from speeches, news stories, websites, and op-ed pieces, to comic strips, graffiti, listservs, and newsletters-appear in each chapter to inspire and educate. A new chapter on "Crafting Writing" makes it easier than ever to consult basic writing strategies that can be used in any genre, depending on the writing context, but are located in one section to make for easier referencing and use. The Second Edition offers new and expanded coverage of multimedia, including a brand-new chapter on writing brochures and Web sites, plus new information on Web rhetoric and Web culture. For those interested social issues, as well as developing their reading, writing and critical thinking skills.
Top customer reviews
THE CALL TO WRITE is not intended to be a book that is read for fun. It's a writing textbook for "real life" writing. As far as writing textbooks like this go, there's not a whole lot that stands out to separate it from other writing textbooks other than the illustrations and the emphasis on revision. To break up some of the more monotonous parts of the book, the book includes a variety of pictures and illustrations, such as old-time photographs or the covers of unusual magazines and comics, that enliven the text.
When I was teaching writing, I had a difficult time getting across to students the importance of revision. Good writers revise their writing. Some have to write it out constantly, others do it through visuals, some are able to do it in their minds while talking aloud. However they do it, good writers revise constantly. THE CALL TO WRITE does a good job of emphasizing, in a way students should be able to comprehend, how important revising is.
The textbook is geared towards entry level writing classes, but can also be used as a supplement for upper-class high school writing classes.