Approved texts

Every ICaP course must be assigned a rhetoric—a textbook which facilitates the explicit writing instruction necessary to achieve the learning outcomes for our courses. We want ICaP instructors to select texts which fit their teaching philosophies and dovetail with their research agendas. At the same time, we need to offer students consistent experiences which help them achieve course outcomes.

This list of textbooks, some of which can be taught across all of our syllabus approaches, and some approved only for select syllabus approaches, has been approved by the Introductory Writing Committee. Instructors can seek approval for a textbook not on this list — as a one-semester pilot to be considered for general use in the future. Please consult the piloting policy for more information on this process. 

Title Edition Author Publisher ISBN Prices
The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing-rental 8th Ramage Pearson 978-0134424521 $56.00
The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing REVEL 8th Ramage Pearson 978-0134407678 $41.00
The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing eText 8th Ramage Pearson 978-0134426075 $48.99
The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Rental 8th Ramage Pearson 978-0134424514 $54.00
The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Rental 8th Ramage Pearson 978-0134426204 $46.99
Compose, Design, Advocate (eText) 3rd Wysocki Longman 978-0134423173 $38.99
Compose, Design, Advocate (Loose-Leaf) 3rd Wysocki Longman 978-0134392936 $76.67
Compose, Design, Advocate (REVEL) 3rd Wysocki Longman 978-0134290456 $49.95
Everything’s An Argument with Readings (with 2016 MLA Update) 7th Lunsford Bedford 978-1319085742 $21.40
Joining the Conversation:  A Guide and Handbook for Writers 3rd Palmquist Bedford 978-1319055547 $26.65
The New Media Writer 1st Morey Fountainhead 978-1598717808 NA
The Norton Field Guide to Writing 5th Bullock Norton 978-039365577-3 $45
The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings (2016 MLA Update) 5th Bullock Norton 978-039365578-0 $58
The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Handbook 5th Bullock Norton 978-039365579-7 $55
The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook 5th Bullock Norton 978-039365580-3 $68
Strategies for Inquiry and Argument NA Weiser Copy Mat NA $40
Writing and Community Action (with Readings) 1st Deans Longman 978-0321094803 $100.10
Writing Situations Paperback 1st Dobrin Pearson 978-0205735433 $79.50
Writing Situations Binder Ready 1st Dobrin Pearson 978-0321937582 $54.50
Writing Situations eText 1st Dobrin Pearson 978-0134103679 $20.99
Writing Today REVEL  4th Johnson-Sheehan Longman 978-0-13-480803-1 $49.00
Writing Today Brief Edition Paperback (MLA Update) 4th Johnson-Sheehan Longman 978-0134586403 $64.80

Auxillary

Title Edition Author Publisher ISBN Prices
They Say / I Say (with 2016 MLA Update) 4th Graff Norton 978-039363167-8 $22
They Say / I Say with Readings (with 2016 MLA Update) 4th Graff Norton 978-039363168-5 $40
Reading and Writing about Literature 4th Gardner Bedford 978-1319035365 $17.04