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The Writing Center Library is stocked with books about the writing process, writing in specific disciplines, grammar, and style. We also have guides to the major documentation styles. Feel free to come by and use our resources during open hours, but please do not remove them from our office.


Advertising / Composition Theory / DictionariesELL, Diversity, LD

How-to's & Writing Textbooks / Readers / Research Based Writing & Theses

Rhetoric and Persuasive Writing / Speaking / Style and Formatting Manuals / Tutoring  

Working at Sentence Level (Grammar and Style) / Writer's on Writing / Writing Centers

Writing in the Disciplines / Writing Pedagogy


Updated August 9, 2021. 


Caples, John. Tested Advertising Methods 5th Edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc., 1997.

Ogilvy, David. Ogilvy on Advertising. New York: Vintage Books, 1983.

Ries, Al and Jack Trout. The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing:Violate Them at Your Own Risk! New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 1994.

Sugarman, Joseph. The Adweek Copywriting Handbook: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Powerful Advertising and Marketing Copy from One of America’s Top Copywriters. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2007.

Composition Theory

Alexander, Jonathan and Jacqueline Rhodes. On Multimodality: New Media in Composition Studies. National Council of Teachers of English, 2014.

Bawarshi. Anis. Genre & Intervention of the Writer: Reconsidering the Place of Invention in Composition. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2003.

Bazerman, Charles and David R. Russell. Landmark Essays on Writing Across the Curriculum. Davis, CA: Hermagoras Press, 1994. (1 of 2 copies)

Bryant, Lizbeth A. Voice as Process. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2005.

Clayton, Jay. The Pleasures of Babel. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 1993.

Dillon, George L. Constructing Texts. Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1981.

Elbow, Peter. Everyone Can Write: Essays Toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing. NY: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Enoch, Jessica and Jordynn Jack. Retellings: Opportunities for Feminist Research in Rhetoric and Composition Studies. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2019.

Guinn, Dorothy M. and Daniel Marder. A Spectrum of Rhetoric. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1987.

Handa, Carolyn. Visual Rhetoric in a Digital World. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004.

Harkin, Patricia and John Schlib, ed. Contending with Words: Composition and Rhetoric in a Postmodern Age. New York: The Post Modern Language Association of America, 1991.

Hjortshoj, Keith. Understanding Writing Blocks. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Jarratt, Susan C. et al. Feminism and Composition Studies: In Other Words. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1998.

Kennedy, Mary Lynch, ed. Theorizing Composition: A Critical Sourcebook of Theory and Scholarship in Contemporary Composition Studies. USA: Mary Lynch Kennedy, 1999.

Lanham, Richard A. Revising Prose. 4th ed. New York: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

Logan, Robert K., Ph.D. The Alphabet Effect. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc. 1986.

Lunsford, Andrea A. Writing Together: Collaboration in Theory and Practice. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2012.

Lutkewitte, Claire, ed. Multimodal Composition: A Critical Sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Marin's, 2014. 

Miller, Casey, and Kate Swift, eds. The Handbook of Nonsexist Writing. 2nd ed. NY: Harper and Row, 1988.

North, Stephen M. The Making of Knowledge in Composition. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1987.

Penrose, Ann M. and Barbara M. Sitko, eds. Hearing Ourselves Think: Cognitive Research in the College Writing Classroom. New York: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Perl, Sondra, ed. Landmark Essays on Writing Process, Vol. 7. Davis, CA:Hermagoras Press, 1994.

Perryman-Clark, Staci, et al., eds. Students' Right to Their Own Language: A Critical Sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2015. 

Ratcliffe, Krista. Rhetorical Listening: Identification, Gender, Whiteness. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2005.

Smagorinsky, Peter, ed. Research on Composition: Multiple Perspectives on Two Decades of Change. Language and Literacy. New York: Teachers College Press, 2006.

Villanueva, Victor, ed. Cross-Talk in Comp Theory. 2nd ed. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 2003.


Correard, Marie-Helene and Valerie Grundy, ed. The Oxford-Hachette French Dictionary. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997.

Flexner, Stuart Berg and Jess Stein, ed. Random House Webster's College Thesaurus. New York: Random House, 1997.

Harper Collins French Dictionary. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1989.

Huddleston, Rodney and Geoffrey K. Pullum, eds. The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language. NY: Cambridge U. Press, 2002.

Jarman, Beatriz Galimberti and Roy Russel, ed. The Oxford Spanish Dictionary. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Lindberg, Charles A. The Oxford American Thesaurus of Current English. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Morehead, Loy and Albert. The New American Webster Handy College Dictionary. 3rd ed. New York: Signet 1995.

Oxford Wordpower. Oxford University Press, 2006.

Pocket Oxford American Dictionary and Thesaurus. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Random House Webster's College Dictionary. New York: Random House, 1991.

Rodale, J.I. The Synonym Finder. New York: Warner Books, 1979.

Terrell, Peter, et al. Harper Collins German Unabridged Dictionary. 4th ed. Great Britain: Harper Collins, 1999.

Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language. New York: Gramercy Books, 1989.

ELL, Ethnicity, and LD

Alim, H. Samy, et al., eds. Racio Linguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race. New York:Oxford University Press, 2016.

Allen, Brenda J. Difference Matters: Communicating Social Identity. 2nd Ed. Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, Inc., 2011.

Babcock, Rebecca Day and Sharifa Daniels. Writing Centers and Disability. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2017. (2 copies)

Bishop, Wendy. Ethnographic Writing Research. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1999.

Bruce, Shanti and Ben Rafoth. ESL Writers. 2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2009.

Bruce, Shanti and Ben Rafoth. Tutoring Second Language Writers. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2016.

Cimasko, Tony and Melinda Reichelt, eds. Foreign Language Writing Instruction: Principles and Practices. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2011.

Davidson Collects: 100 Writers Respond to Art. Davidson, NC: Davidson College,  2012.

DeLuca, et al, ed. Dialogue on Writing: Rethinking ESL, Basic Writing, and First-Year Composition. Mahwah, NJ: LEA, 2002.

Ferris, Dana. Treatment of Error in Second Language Student Writing. Michigan Series on Teaching Multilingual Writers. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 2002.

Foster, David and David R. Russell, ed. Writing and Learning in Cross-National Perspective: Transitions from Secondary to Higher Education. Mahwah, NJ: LEA, 2003.

Garcia, Romeo and Damian Baca. Rhetorics Elsewhere and Otherwise. Conference on College Composition and Communication of the National Council of Teachers of English, 2019.

Gilyard, Keith, ed. Race, Rhetoric, and Composition. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 1999.

Gilyard, Keith and Vorris Nunley. Rhetoric and Ethnicity. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2004.

Horner, Bruce, Min-Zhan Lu, and Paul Kei Matsuda. Cross-Language Relations in Composition. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010.

Horner, Bruce and Laura Tetreault. Crossing Divides: Exploring Translingual Writing Pedagogies and Programs. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2017.

Inoue, Asao B. and Mya Poe, eds. Race and Writing Assessment. New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2012.

Inoue, Asoa B. Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching And Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future. Fort Collins, CO: WAC Clearinghouse, 2015.  

Jordan, Jay. Redesigning Composition for Multilingual Realities. US: The Conference on College Composition and Communication of the National Council of Teachers of English, 2012.

Katz, Josh. Speaking American: How Y'all, Youse, and You Guys Talk. New York:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2020.

Prasad, Chandra. Mixed: An Anthology of Short fiction on the Multiracial Experience. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2006.

Kells, Michelle Hall et al., eds. Latino/a Discourses. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2004.

Robertson, Wayne, director. Writing Across Borders film. Oregon State University, 2005. (2 copies of DVD)

Severino, Carol et al., eds. Writing in Multicultural Settings: Research and Scholarship in Composition. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1997.

Schenwar, Maya. Locked Down, Locked Out: Why Prison Doesn’t Work and How We Can Do Better. Oakland, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2014. (*This author is a former WA)

Young, Vershawn and Aja Marinez. Code-Meshing as World English: Pedagogy, Policy and Performance. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2011.

How To’s and Writing Textbooks

Adler, Mortimer, and Charles Van Doren. How to Read a Book. NY: Simon & Schuster, 1972.

Asher, Donald. Graduate Admissions Essays. 4th ed. New York: Ten Speed Press, 2012

Axelrod, Rise B. and Charles R. Cooper. The St. Martin's Guide to Writing. 11th ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2016.

Biddle, Arthur W. Writer to Writer. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1985.

Bridges, Charles W. and Ronald F. Lunsford. Writing: Discovering Form and Meaning. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Company, 1984.

Bullock, Richard, et al. The Little Seagull Handbook. 5th ed. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2017.

Bullock, Richard. The Norton Field Guide to Writing. 5th ed. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2019.

Clausen, Dennis M. Concise Process Handbook. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987.

Clouse, Barbara Fine. Working it Out: A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers. 2nd ed. New York: McGraw- Hill, 1997

Ede, Lisa. The Academic Writer: A Brief Guide. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 2008.

Ede, Lisa. Work in Progress: A Guide to Writing and Revising. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.

Elbow, Peter and Pat Belanoff. Being a Writer: A Community of Writers Revisited. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2003.

Flower, Linda. Problem-Solving Strategies for Writing. 2nd ed. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985.

Hacker, Diana. A Writer's Reference. 5th ed. Boston: St. Martin's, 2003.

Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. 5th ed. Boston: St. Martin's, 2004.

Harris, Joseph. Rewriting: How to Do Things with Texts. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2006.

Heffernan, James A.W. and John E. Lincoln. Writing: A Concise Handbook. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1996.

Kennedy, Mary Lynch and William J. Kennedy. Writing in the Disciplines: A Reader and Rhetoric for Academic Writers. 6th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ:Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.

Kirszner, Laurie G. and Stephen R. Mandell. The Holt Handbook. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1999.

Kirszner, Laurie G. and Stephen R. Mandell. The Pocket Wadsworth Handbook. 4th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2008.

Kirszner, Laurie G. and Stephen R. Mandell. Writing First: Practice in Context. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000. 

Lanham, Richard A. Analyzing Prose. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1983.

Macrorie, Ken. Searching Writing. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1984.

Neeld, Elizabeth Cowan. Writing. 2nd ed. Glenview, IL: Scott, Forseman and Co, 1986.

Odell, Lee and Susan M. Katz. Writing Now: Shaping Words and Images. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010.

Reynolds, Garr. Presenatationzen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2012.

Saller, Carol Fisher. The Subversive Copy Editor: Advice from Chicago. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2009.

Sharton, Maurice and Janice Neuleib. Inside Out: A Guide to Writing. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1993.

Smith, William F., and Raymond D. Liedlich. From Thought to Theme. 6th ed. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980.

Stelzer, Richard J. How to Write a Winning Personal Statement for Graduate and Professional School. 3rd ed. Lawrenceville, NJ: Thompson Peterson's, 2002.

Stewart, Donald C. The Versatile Writer. Lexington: D.C. Heath and Company, 1986.

Troyka, Lynn Quitman and Douglas Hesse. Quick Access Compact. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2010.

Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations. 8th ed. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 2013.


Abcarian, Richard and Marvin Klotz Literature: The Human Experience. 8th ed. Boston: St. Martin's, 2002.

Bell, James, and Adrian A. Cohn. Rhetoric in a Modern Mode. 3rd ed. Beverly Hills: Glencose Press, 1976.

Bloom, Lynn Z. The Essay Connection. Lexington: D.C. Heath and Company, 1984.

Braddock, Richard. Introductory Readings on the English Language. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1962.

Burt, Forrest D. and E. Cleve Want. Invention and Design: A Rhetorical Reader 4th ed. New York: Random House, 1985.

Carroll, Jeffrey. Dialogs: Reading and Writing in the Disciplines. New York: MacMillan Publishing, 1992.

DasBender, Gita, ed. Language: A Reader for Writers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Dews, C.L. Barney and Carolyn Leste Law. This Fine Palace So Far From Home: Voices of Academics from the Working Class. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1995.

Elbow, Peter, ed. Landmark Essays on Voice and Writing.Mahwah, NJ: Hermagoras Press, 1994

Eschholz, Paul A., et al., eds. Language Awareness. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1974.

Herndl, Carl G., ed. Sustainability: A Reader for Writers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Hogins, James Burl, and Robert E. Yarber. Reading, Writing, and Rhetoric. 5th ed. Toronto: Science Research Associates, Inc., 1983.

Jacobus, Lee A. A World of Ideas. 6th ed. Boston: St. Martin's, 2002.

Jerskey, Maria, ed. Globalization: A Reader for Writers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Laird, Charlton, et al., eds. Modern English Reader. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice- Hall, 1970.

Mauk, John, ed. Culture: A Reader for Writers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Meyer, Michael. The Bedford Introduction to Literature. 6th ed. Boston: St. Martin's, 2002

Miller, Tom. Writing on the Edge: a Borderlands Reader. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2003.

Nicholas, J. Karl and James R. Nicholl. Models for Effective Writing. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Rigg, A.G. The English Language Reader: A Historical Reader. New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1968.

Rosa, Alfred, and Paul Eschholz, eds. Models for Writers. 2nd ed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1986.

Scenters-Zapico, John, ed. Identity: A Reader for Writers. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Sommers, Nancy, and Donald McQuade, eds. Student Writers at Work. New York: St. Martin's, 1984.

Wasson, John M. Subject and Structure. 8th ed. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1984.

Williams, Raymond. Keywords: A Vocabulary of Culture and Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 1983.

Woodson, Linda. The Writer's World. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1986.

Research Based Writing and Theses

Booth, Wayne C., et al. The Craft of Research. 3rd ed. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 2008.

Burton, Dawn, ed. Research Training for Social Scientists. London: Sage Publications, 2000.

Feak, Christine B. and John M. Swales. Telling a Research Story: Writing a Literature Review. The University of Michigan Press, 2009.

Fink, Arlene. Conducting Research Literature Reviews: From Paper to the Internet. London: Sage Publications, 1998.

Goshert, John Charles. Entering the Academic Conversation:Strategies for Research. Pearson Education, Inc., 2011.

Hart, Chris. Doing a Literature Review: Releasing the Social Science Research Imagination. London: Sage Publications, 1998.

Harris, Robert A. Using Sources Effectively: Strengthening Your Writing and Avoiding Plagiarism. 2nd ed. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing, 2005.

Holdstein, Deborah H. and Danielle Aquiline. Who Says? The Writer's Research. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Hughes, Michael A. and George F. Hayhoe. A Research Primer for Technical Communication: Methods, Exemplars, and Analyses. New York: Routledge, 2008.

Hult, Christine A. Researching and Writing Across the Curriculum. 3rd ed. New York:Pearson Longman, 2006.

Lester, James D. and James D. Lester, Jr. The Essential Guide: Research Writing Across the Disciplines. 3rd ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2005.

Lester, James D. Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide, 5th ed. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foreman and Company, 1987.

Lipson, Charles. Doing Honest Work in College*: How to Prepare Citations, Avoid Plagiarism, and Achieve Real Academic Success. 2nd ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008. (2 copies)

Lipson, Charles. How to Write a BA Thesis. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005.

Palmquist, Mike. The Bedford Researcher. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009.

Pan, M. Ling. Preparing Literature Reviews: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. 2nd ed. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing, 2004.

Robson, Colin. How to do a Research Project: A Guide for Undergraduate Students. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing, 2007.

Spatt, Brenda. Writing from Sources. 8th ed. Boston, MA:Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011.

Rhetoric and Persuasive Writing

Barnet, Sylvan and Hugo Bedau. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing. 6th ed. Boston: St. Martin's, 2008.

Beale, Walter H. Real Writing. 2nd ed. Glenview, IL: Scott, Foresman and Company, 1986.

Bilsky, Manuel. Logic and Effective Argument. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 1956.

Cioffi, Frank L. The Imaginative Argument: A Practical Manifesto for Writers. Princeton, NJ:Princeton University Press, 2005.

Corbett, Edward P. J. Classical Rhetoric for the Modern Student. 3rd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1990.

Faigley, Lester and Jack Selzer. Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments: Reading, Designing, and Writing Effective Arguments. 2nd ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2004.

Graff, Gerald, et al. They Say/ I Say with Readings: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.

Levin, Gerald. Writing and Logic. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1982.

Lunsford, Andrea A. et al. Everything's an Argument. 7th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2016

McCuen, Jo Ray, and Anthony C. Winkler. Rewriting Writing. San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1987.

Mitchell, Sally and Richard Andrews, ed. Learning to Argue in Higher Education. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2000.

Schick, Kurt and Laura Schubert. So What? A Writer's Argument. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 

Spurgin, Sally DeWitt ed. Strategies for Argument. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Blair Press, 1992.

Van Eemeren, Frans H. et al. Argumentation: Analysis, Evaluation, Presentation. Mahwah, NJ: LEA, 2003.

Williams, Joseph M. and Gregory G. Colomb. The Craft of Argument. New York: Longman, 2001. (includes Teaching Guide)


Alley, Michael. The Craft of Scientific Presentations: Critical Steps to Succeed and Critical Errors to Avoid. 2nd ed. New York:Springer, 2013.

Briscoe, Mary Helen. Preparing Scientific Illustrations: A Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications. 2nd Ed. New York:Springer, 1996.

Carnegie, Dale. The Quick & Easy Way to Effective Speaking: Modern Techniques for Dynamic Communication. New York:Pocket Books, 1962.

Cox, Martin R. What Every Student Should Know About Preparing Effective Oral Presentations. Boston:Pearson Education, 2007.

Duncan, Matthew and Gustav W. Friedrich. Oral Presentations in the Composition Course: A Brief Guide. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006.

Dunn, Patricia A. Talking, Sketching, Moving: Multiple Literacies in the Teaching of Writing. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers Inc. 2001.

Morgan, Nick. Trust Me: Four Steps to Authenticity and Charisma. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009.

Munger, Roger. Designing Documents and Understanding Visuals. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008.

O'Hair, Dan et al. A Pocket Guide to Public Speaking. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2010.

O'Hair, Dan et al. A Speaker's Guidebook. 5th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012.

Reynolds, Garr. Presenatationzen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery. 2nd ed. Berkeley, CA: New Riders, 2012.

Style and Formatting Manuals

Concise Rules of APA Style. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 2005.

Feal, Rosemary G. and Kathleen Fitzpatrick. MLA Handbook. 8th ed. New York: Modern Language Association of American, 2016.

Hacker, Diana. A Pocket Style Manual. 5th Edition. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2008.


Black, Laurel Johnson. Between Talk and Teaching: Reconsidering the Writing Conference. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1998.

Clark, Beverly Lyon. Talking About Writing: A Guide for Tutor and Teacher Conferences. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press, 1985. (2 copies)

Comley, Nancy R., et al., eds. Fields of Writing: Readings Across the Disciplines. New York: St. Martin's, 1984.

Gillespie, Paula and Neal Lerner. The Longman Guide to Peer Tutoring. 2nd ed. New York: Pearson Longman, 2008.

Kolln, Martha. Language and Composition Workbook. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., 1984.

Mackiewicz, Jo and Isabelle K. Thompson. Talk About Writing: The Tutoring Strategies of Experienced Writing Center Tutors. 2nd ed. New York: Routledge, 2018

McAndrew, Donald A., and Thomas Reigstad. Tutoring Writing. NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2001.

Meyer, Emily, and Louise Z. Smith. The Practical Tutor. New York: Oxford University Press, 1987.

Murphy, Christina and Steve Sherwood. The St. Martin's Sourcebook for Writing Tutors. 3rd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005. (2 copies)

Phillips, Paul Gary and Joyce B. Phillips. Essentials of Tutoring: Helping College Students Develop Their Writing Skills.  Boston:Houghton Mifflin Company, 2005.

Rafoth, Ben, ed. A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One. 2nd ed. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2005.

Richards, Amy. The Confident Writer: A Norton Workbook. 2nd ed. New York: W W Norton & Co., 1988.

Ryan, Leigh and Lisa Zimerelli. The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors 4th Edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006.

Spigelman, Candace and Laurie Grobman. On Location: Theory and Practice in Classroom-Based Writing Tutoring. Logan, UT:Utah State University Press, 2005.

Working at Sentence Level (Grammar and Style)

Azar, Betty Schrampfer. Fundamentals of English Grammar. 2nd ed. US: Prentice Hall Regents, 1992. (plus: Workbook, Teacher's Guide, and Answer Key)

Azar, Betty Schrampfer. Understanding and Using English Grammar. 3rd ed. White Plains, NY: Longman, 2000. (Workbook, Teacher's Guide, and Answer Key)

Cook, Claire Kehrwald. Line by Line. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1985.

Daiker, Donal A., et al. The Writer's Options. 3rd ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1986.

Fahnestock, Jeanne. Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion. New York:Oxford University Press, 2011.

Feierman, Joanne. Action Grammar. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995.

Flachmann, Kim. Focus: A College English Handbook. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1981.

Foley, Stephen M. and Joseph W. Gordon. Conventions and Choices: A Brief Book of Style and Usage. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Co., 1986.

Gordon, Karen E. The New Well-Tempered Sentence: A Punctuation Handbook for the Innocent, the Eager, and the Doomed. New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1993.

Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers. 4th ed. Boston: St. Martin's, 2000. (6 copies)

Lane, Janet and Ellen Lange. Writing Clearly: Grammar for Editing. 3rd ed. Boston, MA: Heinle Cengage Learning, 2012.

Lester, Mark. Grammar and Usage in the Classroom. 2nd ed. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2001. (Plus: Instructor's Manual)

Lynch, Jack. The English Language: A User's Guide. Newburyport, MA: Focus Publishing/R. Pullins Co., 2008.

Morenberg, Max. Doing Grammar. New York: Oxford, 1991.

O'Connor, Patricia T. Woe is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English. NY: Riverhead Books, 1996.

Rice, Scott. Right Words, Right Places. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing Co., 1993.

Ruszkiewicz, John J., et al. SF Writer. New York: Longman, 1999.

Strunk, William Jr., and E.B. White. The Elements of Style. 4th ed. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.

Tarshis, Barry. Grammar for Smart People. New York: Pocket Books, 1992.

Truss, Lynne. Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation. NY: Gotham Books, 2004.

Tufte, Virginia. Artful Sentences: Syntax as Style. Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 2006.

Williams, Joseph M. Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace (plus instructor's manual). 7th ed. New York: Longman, 2003.

Williams, Joseph M, and Joseph Bizup. Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace. 5th ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc., 2015.

Writers on Writing

Barzun, Jacques. Simple & Direct. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 1985.

Bradbury, Ray. Zen in the Art of Writing. New York, NY: Bantam, 1992. (2 copies)

Broderick, John P. Modern English Linguistics. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1975.

Elbow, Peter. Writing With Power. New York: Oxford, 1981. (2 copies)

Goldberg, Natalie. Writing Down the Bones. Boston, MA: Shambhala Publishers, Inc., 1986.

King, Stephen. On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft. New York: Pocket Books, 2000.

Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird. New York: Random House, 1994.

McCrimmon, James M. Writing With a Purpose. 7th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1980.

Michener, James A. Writer's Handbook: Explorations in Writing and Publishing. NY: The Dial Press, 2015.

Navasky, Victor S. A Matter of Opinion. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.

O'Connor, Patricia T. Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing. NY: Harcourt, Inc., 1999.

Scott, Dewitt H. Secrets of Successful Writing. San Francisco: Reference Software Int., 1989.

Zinsser, William. On Writing Well. 6th ed. New York: Harper & Row, 2001.

Writing Centers


Babcock, Rebecca Day, et. al. A Synthesis of Qualitative Studies of Writing Center Tutoring 1983-2006. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2012.

Babcock, Rebecca Day and Terese Thonus. Researching the Writing Center Towards an Evidence-Based Practice. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2012.

Babcock, Rebecca Day and Sharifa Daniels. Writing Centers and Disability. Southlake, TX: Fountainhead Press, 2017. (2 copies)

Barnett, Robert W. and Jacob S. Blumner. Writing Centers and Writing Across the Curriculum Programs. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1999.

Boquet, Elizabeth H. Noise from the Writing Center. Utah: Utah State U. Press, 2002.

Briggs, Lynn Craigue, and Meg Woolbright, eds. Stories from the Center. IL: City Desktop Productions, 2000.

Coogan, David. Electronic Writing Centers: Computing the Field of Composition. Stamford, CN: Ablex Publishing Corp., 1999.

Denny, Harry C. Facing the Center: Toward an Identity Politics of One-To-One Mentoring. Logan, UT: Logan State University Press, 2010.

Geller, Anne Ellen et al. The Everyday Writing Center: A Community of Practice. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2007. (2 copies)

Giaimo, Genie Nicole. Unwell Writing Centers: Searching for Wellness in Neoliberal Educational Institutions and Beyond. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2023.

Giaimo, Genie Nicole et al., eds. Wellness and Care in Writing Center Work. Shippensburg University:Digital download, 2020.

Gillespie, Paula et al., eds. Writing Center Research: Extending the Conversation. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002.

Greenfield, Laura and Karen Rowan, eds. Writing Centers and the New Racism: A Call for Sustainable Dialogue and Change. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2011.

Greenfield, Laura. Radical Writing Center Praxis: A Paradigm for Ethical Political Engagement. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2019.

Grimm, Nancy Maloney. Good Intentions: Writing Center Work for Postmodern Times. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1999.

Hall, R. Mark. Around the Texts of Writing Center Work: An Inquiry-Based Approach to Tutor Education. Boulder, CO: University Press of Colorado, 2017.

Hobson, Eric. H, ed. Wiring the Writing Center. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1998.

Inman, James A. and Donna N. Sewell. Taking Flight with Owls: Examining Electronic Writing Center Work. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc, 2000.

Kinkead, Joyce and Jeannette Harris, eds. Writing Centers in Context: Twelve Case Studies. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1993.

Lee, Sohui and Russell Carpenter. The Routledge Reader on Writing Centers & New Media. New York: Routledge, 2014.

McKinney, Jackie Grutsch. Peripheral Visions for Writing Centers. Boulder, CO:The University Press of Colorado, 2013.

Moss, Beverly J., et al, ed. Writing Groups Inside and Outside the Classroom. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2004.

Mullin, Joan. A., and Ray Wallace, eds. Intersections: Theory-Practice in the Writing Center. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1994.

Murphy, Christina, and Joe Law, eds. Landmark Essays on Writing Centers. Davis, CA: Hermagoras, 1995.

Nelson, Jane and Kathy Evertz, eds. The Politics of Writing Centers. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2001.

Pemberton, Michael A. and Joyce Kinkead. The Center Will Hold: Critical Perspectives on Writing Center Scholarship. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2003.

Rafoth, Ben. Multilingual Writers and Writing Centers. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2015.

Sabatino, Lindsay A. and Brian Fallon. Multimodal Composing: Strategies for Twenty-First-Century Writing Consultations. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2019.

The Writing Center Journal. Vol. 35.3, 35.2, 35.1, 34.2, 34.1, and 33.2. International Writing Centers Association: An NCTE Assembly.

Writing in the Disciplines

Barnet, Sylvan. A Short Guide to Writing About Art. 8th ed. New York: Longman, 2005.

Barnet, Sylvan and William E. Cain. A Short Guide to Writing About Literature. 8th ed. New York: Longman, 2000.

Bazerman, Charles, et al. Reference Guide to Writing Across the Curriculum. Reference Guides to Rhetoric and Composition ser. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press LLC, 2005.

Bazerman, Charles and David R. Russell. Landmark Essays on Writing Across the Curriculum. Davis, CA: Hermagoras Press, 1994. (2 of 2 copies)

Beall, Herbert and John Trimbur. A Short Guide to Writing About Chemistry. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 2001.

Bedau, Hugo. Thinking and Writing about Philosophy. Boston: St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Beins, Bernard C., and Agatha M. Beins. Effective Writing in Psychology: Papers, Posters, and Presentations. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.

Bellman, Jonathan. A Short Guide to Writing About Music. New York: Longman, 2000.

Biddle, Arthur, and Daniel J. Bean. Writer's Guide: Life Sciences. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Company, 1987.

Biddle, Arthur W., and Kenneth M. Holland. Writer's Guide: Political Science. Lexington: D.C. Heath and Co., 1987. (2 copies)

Bond, Lynne A. and Anthony S. Magistrale. Writer's Guide: Psychology. Lexington: D.C. Heath and Co., 1987.

Bowen, Elizabeth C., and Beverly R. Schneller Writing About Science. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford, 1991.

Corrigan, Timothy. A Short Guide to Writing About Film. 4th ed. New York: Longman, 2001.

Cuba, Lee. A Short Guide to Writing About Social Science. 4th ed. New York: Longman, 2002.

Fulwiler, Toby and Art Young, eds. Language Connections. Urbana, IL: National Council on Teachers of English, 1982.

Galvan, Jose L. Writing Literature Reviews: A Guide for Students of the Social and Behavioral Sciences. 3rd ed. Glendale, CA: Pyrczak Publishing, 2006.

Hacker, Diana and Nancy Sommers. Writing About Literature. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2011.  

Herrington, Anne and Charles Morgan, ed. Genre Across the Curriculum. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2005.

Hofmann, Angelika H. Scientific Writing and Communication: Papers, Proposals, and Presentations. 2nd ed. New York:Oxford University Press, 2014.

Jehn, Tom and Jane Rosenzweig. Writing in the Disciplines: Advice and Models. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007.

Kirszner, Laurie and Stephen Mandell. The Pocket Handbook for Biology. 2nd Ed. Boston: Heinle/Thomson Corp., 2004.

Maki, Peggy, and Carol Schilling. Writing in Organizations. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1987.

Marius, Richard. A Short Guide to Writing About History. 3rd ed. New York: Longman, 1999.

Matthews, Janice R. et al. Successful Scientific Writing. 2nd ed. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2000.

McLeod, Susan H. and Margot Iris Soven, eds. A History of Writing Across the Curriculum: Composing a Community. Lauer Series in Rhetoric and Composition. West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press, 2006.

McMillan, Victoria. Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006.

Montgomery, Scott L. The Chicago Guide to Communicating Science. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.

Parker, Robert P. and Vera Goodkin. The Consequences of Writing: Enhancing Learning in the Disciplines. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1987.

Pechenik, Jan A. A Short Guide to Writing About Biology. 9th ed. New York: Longman, 2016. 

Poe, Mya, Neal Lerner, and Jennifer Craig. Learning to Communicate in Science and Engineering. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, 2010.

Robinson, Marin S. et al. Write Like a Chemist: A Guide and a Resource. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. (2 copies)

Rosnow, Ralph L. and Mimi Rosnow. Writing Papers in Psychology: Proposals, Research Papers, Literature Reviews, Poster Presentations and Concise Reports. 9th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2012.

Russell, David R. Writing in the Academic Disciplines: A Curricular History. 2nd ed. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

Seech, Zachary. Writing Philosophy Papers. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing, 1993.

Segall, Mary T. and Robert A. Smart, eds. Direct from the Disciplines: Writing Across the Curriculum. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2005.

Shannon, Edward A. The Prentice Hall Pocket Guide to Writing About Literature. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002.

Steffens, Henry J. and Mary Jane Dickerson. Writer's Guide: History. Lexington, MA: D.C. Heath and Company, 1987.

Thaiss, Chris and Terry Myers Zawacki. Engaged Writers/Dynamic Disciplines: Research on the Academic Writing Life.  Portsmouth, NH:Boynton/Cook, 2006.

Walvoord, Barbara E. et al. In the Long Run: A Study of Faculty in Three Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Programs. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 1997.

Young, Art and Toby Fulwiler, eds. Writing Across the Disciplines: Research to Practice. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1986.

Writing Pedagogy

Anson, Chris M. The WAC Casebook: Scenes for Faculty Reflection and Program Development. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.

Bartnett, Timothy. Teaching Argument in the Composition Course. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002.

Bean, John C. Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001. (3 copies)

Bean, John C. Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, 2nd Edition. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2011. (12 copies)

Berthoff, Ann E. The Making of Meaning: Metaphors, Models, and Maxims for Writing Teachers. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook Publishers, Inc., 1981.

Bogel, Fredric V. and Katherine K. Gottschalk, ed. Teaching Prose: A Guide for Writing Instructors. New York: WW Norton & Company, 1984.

Boiarsky, Carolyn R., ed. Academic Literacy in the English Classroom. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2003.

Broad, Bob. What We Really Value: Beyond Rubrics in Teaching and Assessing Writing. Logan, UT: Utah State University press, 2003.

Broad, Bob et al. Organic Writing Assessment: Dynamic Criteria Mapping in Action. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2009.

Carroll, Lee Ann. Rehearsing New Roles: How College Students Develop as Writers. Studies In Writing and Rhetoric. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

Coffin, Caroline, et al. Teaching Academic Writing: A Toolkit for Higher Education. NY: Routledge, 2003

Condon, Frankie and Vershawn A. Young. Performing Antiracist Pedagogy in Rhetoric, Writing and Communication. Fort Collins, CO: The WAC Clearinghouse, 2017.

Dombek, Kristin and Scott Herndon. Critical Passages: Teaching the Transition to College Composition. Language and Literature Series. New York: Teachers College Press, 2004.

Fleckenstein, Kristie S. Embodied Literacies: Imageword and Poetics of Teaching. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.

Geither, Elise and Lisa Meeks. Helping Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder Express their Thoughts and Knowledge Writing: Tips and Exercises for Developing Writing Skills. Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014.

Gladstein, Jill M and Sara Rossman Regaignon. Writing Program Administration at Small Liberal Arts Colleges. Anderson, SC: Parlor Press, 2012.

Gottschalk, Katherine and Keith Hjortshoj. The Elements of Teaching Writing: A Resource for Instructors in All Disciplines. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2004. (2 copies)

Griffin, C. Williams, ed. Teaching Writing in All Disciplines. Washington: Jossey- Bass Inc., 1982.

Hedengren, Beth Finch. A Ta’s Guide to Teaching Writing in All Disciplines. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2004.

Hout, Brian. (Re)Articulating Writing Assessment for Teaching and Learning. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2002

Hout, Brian and Peggy O'Neill. Assessing Writing: A Critical Sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009.

Lee, Amy. Composing Critical Pedagogies: Teaching Writing as Revision. Refiguring English Studies ser. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2000.

Lewiecki-Wilson, Cynthia and Brenda Jo Brueggemann. Disability and the Teaching of Writing: A Critical Sourcebook. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008.

Pace, David. Decoding the Disciplines Paradigm: Seven Steps to Increased Student Learning. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2017.

Poe Alexander, Kara, et al. Multimodal Composing and Writing Transfer. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2023.

Ponsot, Marie and Rosemary Deen. Beat Not the Poor Desk. Upper Montclair, NJ: Boynton/Cook, 1982.

Reinarz, Alice G. and Eric R. White, ed. Beyond Teaching to Mentoring. Spring 2001(85). San Francisco: 2001.

Reynolds, Nedra and Rich Rice. Portfolio Keeping: A Guide for Students. 2nd ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006.

Selfe, Cynthia L., ed. Multimodal Composition: Resources for Teachers. Cresskill, NJ:Hampton Press, 2007.

Shaughnessy, Mina P. Errors and Expectations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1977.

Smithson, Isaiah and Susan L. Gabriel. Gender in the Classroom: Power and Pedagogy. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1990.

Speck, Bruce W. Grading Students' Classroom Writing: Issues and Strategies. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report 27.3. (2000).

Stevens, Danielle D. and Antonia J. Levi. Introduction to Rubrics: An Assessment Tool to Save Grading Time, Convey Effective Feedback and Promote Student Learning. Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2005.

Straub, Richard, ed. Key Works on Teacher Response. Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2006.

Tate, Gary et al. A Guide to Composition Pedagogies. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

Walvoord, Barbara E. et al. Academic Departments: How they Work, How they Change. ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report 27.8. (2000).

Walvoord, Barbara E. and Virginia Johnson Anderson. Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998.

Walvoord, Barbara E. Fassler. Helping Students Write Well: A Guide for Teachers in All Disciplines. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1982.

Walvoord, Barbara E. Fassler. Helping Students Write Well: A Guide for Teachers in All Disciplines. 2nd ed. New York: The Modern Language Association of America, 1986. (7 copies)

White, Edward M. Assigning, Responding, Evaluating: A Writing Teacher's Guide. 4th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007.

Wilson, Maja. Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2006.

Wysocki, Anne Frances et al. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 2004.

Yancey, Kathleen Blake and Brian Hout, eds. Assessing Writing Across the Curriculum: Diverse Approaches and Practices. Greenwich, CT: Ablex Publishing, 1999.

Yancey, Kathleen Blake and Irwin Weiser, ed. Situating Portfolios: Four Perspectives. Logan, UT: Utah State University Press, 1997.