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Course Texts for College Writing
Students in all sections of College Writing are required to purchase the following texts:
Fleming, David, & the UMass Amherst Writing Program Editorial Collective, eds. Other Words: A Writer’s Reader. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt, 2009. Additional information about Other Words: A Writer's Reader can be found here.
Faigley, Lester. Little Penguin Handbook, 3rd Custom Edition for University of Massachusetts Amherst plus one-year access to the e-version of the Brief Penguin Handbook, 2nd Custom Edition for University of Massachusetts Amherst. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2012. The Brief Penguin e-book includes a few useful highlighting and notes features (PDF), and students can access the e-book by following these directions (PDF).
The Student Writing Anthology, 2013-2014. Boston: Pearson Custom Publishing, 2013. Additional information about the Anthology can be found here. (At the Textbook Annex, the Penguin Handbook comes bundled with the Anthology below; the Anthology can also be purchased separately.)
Class Publication(s). At least once during the semester, everyone’s essays will be published in booklet or digital form for the class to read. (Students will not, however, need to buy this publication.)
Please also bring a notebook (whether paper or laptop) to class for generative writing and other in-class and at-home exercises.
For more information on College Writing, see the standard syllabus.