Andrea A. Lunsford ; Michal Brody ; Lisa Ede ; Beverly J. Moss ; Carole Clark Papper ; Keith Walters
W. W. Norton – Company;
“Everyone's an Author: Bridging the Gap in College Writing” is a dynamic and contemporary rhetoric that acknowledges the evolving landscape of communication in the digital age. This updated edition reflects the 2016 MLA (Modern Language Association) guidelines, ensuring its relevance and alignment with current academic writing standards.
The book recognizes that today's students are already active authors in various nonacademic contexts, such as social media platforms, and aims to bridge the gap between these informal writing practices and the more formal expectations of college writing. By grounding its approach in rhetoric, the book provides students with a solid foundation for effective authoring across diverse mediums and platforms.
The authors emphasize that the same rhetorical skills students employ in their everyday lives, including social media interactions, community engagement, and professional endeavors, are transferable to succeed in college writing. By highlighting this continuity, the book empowers students to recognize and leverage their existing communication skills in their academic pursuits.
“Everyone's an Author” encompasses a wide range of media, including print, online platforms, audio, video, and images. It showcases examples and readings drawn from multiple sources, appealing to students with diverse interests and backgrounds. By addressing contemporary topics that are relevant to students' lives, the book establishes a strong connection and relatability, making it a valuable resource for anyone taking first-year writing courses.
With its comprehensive and inclusive approach to writing in the digital age, “Everyone's an Author: Bridging the Gap in College Writing” provides students with the tools and strategies to navigate and excel in various writing contexts. It encourages them to explore their authorial voices, embrace multiple modes of communication, and become effective writers in the ever-evolving landscape of academia and beyond.