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(formerly known as ColllegeWriting.info).
This web book is a full-length college,
AP, and basic writing textbook--one of the most complete and practical
writing textbooks on the free Web, especially
for students starting their journey through
college writing. You can access this site at
WritingforCollege.org or at the shortcut address,
How big is this web site?
There are hundreds of pages in 58 chapters.
WritingforCollege.org, go to the "Home
page and click on any chapter you want. Or
you can use the left-hand column, which appears
in exactly the same form on each page.
this website offers access to the grammar
is a web directory leading to hundreds of top
college English sites about grammar, spelling,
punctuation, and other subjects. These links
lead, in turn, to thousands more.
Are you a student?
is easy to read and highly practical, with more
information than most other free college writing
textbooks on the Web. This textbook is
like a mansion with
many differently colored and furnished rooms:
WritingforCollege has dozens of
"rooms" or chapters on academic, professional, literary,
and creative writing, all containing a variety
of helpful descriptions and examples. Most
chapters offer multiple focuses for both
beginning and intermediate writers, and for
classroom, personal, or professional use.
There are also dozens of sample student
In addition, navigation is simple, with both visual and
textual links to other pages and sites, to
sample papers, and to related readings. Why is
this kind of book good? See a 4 min., 45
from Kansas State University showing why having a practical and
free online guide to real writing is so important
"A Vision of Students
Are you an instructor?
WritingforCollege is a genre- and
community-oriented textbook with an emphasis on
learning-centered, writing-intensive instruction
useful in most beginning and intermediate--and some advanced--undergraduate college courses in composition,
writing across the curriculum, literature,
speech, and writing in other disciplines. A
basic writers is included, too. WritingforCollege also can help you
and your students easily explore other online
writing resources, with links to some of the
Web's finest sites containing usage and
mechanics, argumentative and other nonfiction
essays, and full-text literary classics through
its companion volume,
WritingforCollege provides instructor-oriented essays on--and
links to--theory and pedagogy, listings of
academic writing organizations and resources,
and many other helpful professional links. For
more about the author and the development of
this Web textbook, see "About
the Authors." For more about the theory
behind this textbook, see "Teaching
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