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

Author: Shane Abrams
Subject: Literature
Source: Open Textbook Library
Publisher: Portland State University Library
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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.

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