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Advanced Composition

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  • Style : lessons in clarity and grace / Joseph M. Williams, the University of Chicago ; revised by Joseph Bizup - PE1421.W545 2014

Introduction to Journalism: Telling the Story

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  • Associated Press stylebook 2015 and briefing on media law / edited by David Minthorn, Sally Jacobsen, Paula Froke - REF PN4783 .A83 2015
  • Telling the story : the convergence of print, broadcast and online media / the Missouri Group, Brian S. Brooks [and others] - P96.A86T45 2013

Journalism and the New Media

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  • Associated Press stylebook 2015 and briefing on media law / edited by David Minthorn, Sally Jacobsen, Paula Froke - REF PN4783 .A83 2015
  • Telling the story : the convergence of print, broadcast and online media / the Missouri Group, Brian S. Brooks [and others] - P96.A86T45 2013

Life Stories: Memory, Family, and Place

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  • Here and nowhere else : late seasons of a farm and its family / Jane Brox - CT 274 .B779 B76 1995
  • In brief : short takes on the personal / edited by Judith Kitchen and Mary Paumier Jones - PS 688 .I48 1999
  • The art of memoir / Mary Karr - PS 3561 .A6929 Z46 2015
  • When women were birds : fifty-four variations on voice / Terry Tempest Williams - QH 31 .W626 W55 2012
  • Writing life stories : how to make memories into memoirs, ideas into essays, and life into literature / Bill Roorbach with Kristen Keckler - CT 25 .R66 2008

Media and Society: Readings in Mass Communication

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  • Big media, big money : cultural texts and political economics / Ronald V. Bettig and Jeanne Lynn Hall - P96.E25B48 2012
  • How fantasy becomes reality : seeing through media influence / Karen E. Dill - HM1206.D55 2009
  • Media, culture and society : an introduction / Paul Hodkinson - P94.65 .H63 2011
  • Why we love sociopaths : a guide to late capitalist television / Adam Kotsko - PN1992.6.K68 2012

Political Persuasion and Messaging Fundamentals

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  • Packaging the presidency : a history and criticism of presidential campaign advertising / Kathleen Hall Jameison - JK 524 .J36 1996

Public Speaking Workshop

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  • A pocket guide to public speaking, 5th Ed. / Dan O’Hair et al - PN 4121 .O4357 2016
  • The Speaker : the tradition and practice of public speaking / Joseph M. Valenzano III, Stephen W. Braden - PN 4121 .V27 2015
  • The speaker's compact handbook / Jo Sprague, San Jose State University - PN4129.15.S66 2014

Storytelling and Performance

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  • Beautiful blackbird / Ashley Bryan - ER JUV PS 3552 .R848 B43 2003
  • Black sheep and kissing cousins : how our family stories shape us / Elizabeth Stone - GR 105 .S76 2004
  • Body, paper, stage : writing and performing autoethnography / Tami Spry - GN 346.6 .S67 2011
  • Communication as-- : perspectives on theory / edited by Gregory J. Shepherd, Jeffrey St. John, Ted Striphas - P 90 .C6292 2006
  • Communication as culture : essays on media and society / James W. Carey - P 91 .C33 1988
  • Excitable speech : a politics of the performative / Judith Butler - P 95.54 .B88 1997
  • Improving your storytelling : beyond the basics for all who tell stories in work or play / Doug Lipman - PN 4193 .I5 L56 1999
  • The family communication sourcebook / [edited by] Lynn H. Turner, Richard West - HQ 536 .F3645 2006
  • The gift : imagination and the erotic life of property / Lewis Hyde - GN 449 .6 .H93 1983b
  • The performative sustainability of race : reflections on black culture and the politics of identity / Bryant Keith Alexander - E 185.86 .A3793 2012
  • The power of story : teaching through storytelling / Rives Collins, Pamela J. Cooper - LB 1042 .C488 2005

Technical Writing

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  • Handbook of technical writing / Gerald J. Alred, Charles T. Brusaw, Walter E. Oliu - T11.B78 2015

Writing Seminar l: Exposition

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  • 50 essays : a portable anthology / edited by Samuel Cohen - PS682.A15 2014
  • The Chicago manual of style - REF Z253.U69 2017
  • The elements of style / by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White - PE 1408 .S772 2007
  • The seagull reader. Essays / edited by Joseph Kelly - PS 682 .S43 2008

Writing Seminar I: Exposition with a Business Focus

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  • 50 essays : a portable anthology / edited by Samuel Cohen - PS682.A15 2014
  • In conversation : a writer's guidebook / Mike Palmquist - PE 1408 .P35 2018
  • Language diversity and academic writing / Samantha Looker-Koenigs - P 51 .L5985 2018
  • Rules for writers / Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers ; contributing ESL specialist Kimberli Huster - PE 1408. H277 2016
  • The best American infographics, 2013 / Gareth Cook, series editor - T 385 .B477 2013
  • The best American infographics 2014 / Gareth Cook, series editor - O/S P93.5.B47 2014
  • The best American infographics 2015 / edited by Gareth Cook - O/S P93.5.B47 2015
  • The best American infographics 2016 / edited by Gareth Cook - T 385 .B477 2016
  • The botany of desire : a plant's eye view of the world / Michael Pollan - QK 46. 5 .H85 P66 2001
  • The Chicago manual of style - Z 253 .U69 2017 c.2
  • The devil's picnic : around the world in pursuit of forbidden fruit / Taras Grescoe - TX 357 .G85 2005
  • The elements of style / by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White - PE 1408 .S772 2007
  • The lives of a cell; notes of a biology watcher / Thomas Lewis - QH 331.T45
  • The Rose Metal Press field guide to writing flash nonfiction : advice and essential exercises from respected writers, editors, and teachers / edited by Dinty W. Moore - PN 145 .R565 2012
  • The seagull reader. Essays / edited by Joseph Kelly - PS 682 .S43 2008
  • Where the animals go : tracking wildlife with technology in 50 maps and graphics / James Cheshire, Oliver Uberti - O/S SK 282 .C44 2017
  • You are here : personal geographies and other maps of the imagination / Katharine Harmon - GA 105.3 .H346 2004

Writing Seminar ll: Argumentation

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  • 50 essays : a portable anthology / edited by Samuel Cohen - PS682.A15 2014
  • A dictionary of modern American usage / Bryan A. Garner - PE 2827 .G37 1998
  • A rulebook for arguments / Anthony Weston - BC177.W47 2009
  • Beautiful evidence / Edward R. Tufte - P 93.5 .T837 2006
  • Bryson's dictionary of troublesome words / Bill Bryson - PE1460.B785 2002
  • Critical thinking, reading, and writing : a brief guide to argument / Sylvan Barnet, professor of English, Tufts University, Hugo Bedau, professor of Philosphy, Tufts University - PE1431.C75 2014
  • Eats, shoots & leaves : the zero tolerance approach to punctuation / Lynne Truss - PE 1450 .T75 2004
  • Everything's an argument : with readings / Andrea A. Lunsford, John J. Ruszkiewicz, Keith Walters - PE1431.L863 2013
  • Rules for writers / Diana Hacker, Nancy Sommers - PE1408.H277 2012
  • The Chicago manual of style - REF Z253.U69 2017
  • The elements of style / by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White - PE 1408 .S772 2007
  • The New Princeton encyclopedia of poetry and poetics / Alex Preminger and T.V.F. Brogan, co-editors ; Frank J. Warnke, O.B. Hardison, Jr., and Earl Miner, associate editors - PN1021 .N39 2012
  • The seagull reader. Essays / edited by Joseph Kelly - PS 682 .S43 2008
  • "They say / I say" : the Moves that Matter in Academic Writing / Gerald Graff - PE1431.G73 2014
  • Writing about literature / Edgar V. Roberts - PE1479.C7R59 2012
  • You are here : personal geographies and other maps of the imagination / Katharine Harmon - GA 105.3 .H346 2004