EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers

September 10, 2019 | Updated: January 28, 2020
Author: Shane Abrams, Portland State University

EmpoWord is a reader and rhetoric that champions the possibilities of student writing. The textbook uses actual student writing to exemplify effective writing strategies, celebrating dedicated college writing students to encourage and instruct their successors: the students in your class. Through both creative and traditional activities, readers are encouraged to explore a variety of rhetorical situations to become more critical agents of reading, writing, speaking, and listening in all facets of their lives. Straightforward and readable instruction sections introduce key vocabulary, concepts, and strategies. Three culminating assignments (Descriptive Personal Narrative; Text-Wrestling Analysis; Persuasive Research Essay) give students a chance to show their learning while also practicing rhetorical awareness techniques for future writing situations. This textbook is designed for students of first- and second-year college composition courses, but it is also a great tool for college prep students, more advanced writers, or independent learners.

Subject Areas
Communication/Writing, Communication/Writing - General

Original source

Tell us you are using this Open Textbook

Support for adapting an open textbook

Need help?
Visit our help page

Textbooks flagged as accessible meet the criteria noted on the Accessibility Checklist

textbook cover image
EmpoWord cover is used under a CC BY-NC 4.0 Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

Get This Book

Select a file format

Creative Commons License
EmpoWord: A Student-Centered Anthology & Handbook for College Writers by Shane Abrams, Portland State University is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Similar Textbooks

There are currently no reviews for this book.

Be the first to request to review this textbook