Reading Archive and RAB

Required Textbooks

Technical Writing for CCNY. Pearson Learning Solutions, 2013. Print. (Available in the bookstore only)

Suggested Texts

Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers, 7th edition. New York: Bedford, St. Martin's Press, 2008. Print.

Wardle, Elizabeth and Doug Downs. Writing about Writing: A College Reader. New York: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011. Print.

Itemized Reading list and Reflective Annotated Bibliography (RAB)

  • Post your partner-composed RAB entry by Friday of the same week we read the assigned text
  • Create a new page using three brackets as I have for the first example

1 Donald Murray, "Teach Writing as a Process not Product" (PDF)

2 John Swales, "Worlds of Genre—Metaphors of Genre" (PDF) by Andrew on 2/5

3 TWC Chapter 1, "Communicating in the Technical Workplace" by whole class on 2/5

4 TWC Chapter 2 "Readers and Contexts of Use" by CA and PZ

5 TWC Chapter 7 "E-mail, E-Messages, and Memos" By SA and LY

6 TWC Chapter 3 "Organizing and Drafting" by JA and KY

7 TWC Chapter 4 "Layout and Design" by KA and BW

8 John Swales, "The Concept of Discourse Community" (PDF) by M-G B and AS —

8 James Paul Gee, "Literacy, Discourse, and Linguistics—Introduction" (PDF) by SB and CS

9 Joseph Harris, "The Idea of Community in the Study of Writing" College Composition and Communication 40.1 (1989): 11-22. (PDF) by Andrew

10 TWC Chapter 6, "Abstracts and Executive Summaries" by MC and ZS

11 Ann M. Johns, “Discourse Communities and Communities of Practice: Membership, Conflict, and Diversity” (PDF) by EC and MS

12 Elizabeth Wardle, “Identity, Authority, and Learning to Write in New Workplaces”(link) by SE and SR

13 Tony Mirabelli, “Learning to Serve: The Language and Literacy of Food Service Workers” (PDF) by DG and NP

14 An Ethnographic Study of a Football Coaching Discourse Community" (PDF) by EH and CM

15 Mary Bucholtz, "'Why be Normal?' Language and Identity Practices in a Community of Nerd Girls." (PDF) by MK and FM

16 TWC Chapter 11, "Researching and Research Methods" by JK and YL

17 TWC Chapter 14, "Proposals" by C(D)L and CA

18 Stuart Greene, "Argument as Conversation: The Role of Inquiry in Writing a Researched Argument" (PDF) by SA, JA, and BW

19 TWC Chapter 5, "Using Plain and Persuasive Language" by KA and M-GB

20 TWC Chapter 15, "Working in Teams" by SB and MC

21 Sondra Perl, “The Composing Processes of Unskilled College Writers” (PDF) by EC and SE

22 The Planning Strategies of a Publishing Writer,” and Donald M. Murray, “Response of a Laboratory Rat—or, Being Protocoled” (PDF) by DG, EH, and PZ

23 Nancy Sommers and Laura Saltz, "The Novice as Expert: Writing the Freshman Year" (PDF) by MK and JK

24 Jack Selzer, "The Composing Process of an Engineer" (PDF) by C(D)L and YL

25 Samraj, Lenore Monk, "The statement of purpose in graduate program applications: Genre structure and disciplinary variation" (PDF) by FM and CM

26 TWC Chapter 10, "Process Explanations and Instructions" by NP and SR

27 TWC Chapter 16, "Preparing and Giving Presentations" by MS and ZS

28 TWC Chapter 17, "Visual Rhetoric and Technical Communication" by CS and AS

29 TWC Chapter 13, "Formal Reports" by KY & LY

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