PROGRAM TEXTBOOKS


English 1020 Textbook Suggestions
  • The Norton Field Guide to Writing (Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly Goggin, Francine Weinberg)
  • Everyone’s An Author (Andrea Lunsford and Lisa Ede)
  • From Inquiry to Academic Writing (Stuart Greene and April Lidinsky)
  • A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments (Stephen Wilhoit)
  • Good Reasons: Researching and Writing Effective Arguments, 5th edition(Lester Faigley and Jack Selzer)
  • Writing Analytically, 6th edition (David Rosenwasser and Jill Stephen)
  • The Bedford Guide to Genres (Amy Braziller and Elizabeth Kleinfeld)

English 2030 Textbook Suggestions
  • Entering the Academic Conversation (John Goshert)
  • “They Say/I Say”: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing (Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein): You may want to supplement this brief introduction to research and argument with a research handbook (see below).
  • Various “research guides”: There are various, typically spiral-bound research guides available from various publishers (such as The Bedford Researcher or Research Matters by McGraw Hill, which are two of the better ones). These guides are not, in and of themselves, bad; they are good supplements and can often be especially helpful to those new to research. But they don’t tend to provide enough support for a whole course (and spend too much time on low-level issues). If you want to adopt one, be aware that you’ll need to work hard to supplement its contents (and again, this approach isn’t for new TAs).


Reading Expectations Beyond the Textbook: Teachers need to incorporate primary sources, including at least one academic journal article, as well as various other articles and online sources, rather than rely on the short readings in a textbook.


What if I want to use a different textbook for English 1020 or 2030?
If you’d like to use a textbook not listed above, please choose one that corresponds with the program outcomes. Also try to avoid duplication of textbooks with English 1010 and English 2030 courses. Note that while Everything’s an Argument has been used frequently in the past, there are concerned about the “U.S.-centric” nature of this book as our international student population grows.