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Everyone's an Author + Digital Product License Key Folder with Everyone's an Author eBook, The Little Seagull Handbook eBook and InQuizitive for Writers, 3rd Edition

  • Andrea Lunsford
  • Michal Brody
  • Lisa Ede
  • Beverly Moss
  • Carole Clark Papper
  • Keith Walters
  • ISBN-10: 0393420817
  • ISBN-13: 9780393420814
  • 0 Pages | Best Buy Package
  • COPYRIGHT: 2020 Published
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Help students realize their power as authors Students today are writing more than ever. Everyone’s an Author bridges the gap between the writing students already do—online, at home, in their communities—and the writing they’ll do in college and beyond. It builds student confidence by showing that they already know how to think rhetorically and offers advice for applying those skills as students, professionals, and citizens. Because students are also reading more than ever, the third edition includes new advice for reading critically, engaging respectfully with others, and distinguishing facts from misinformation.


  • An unparalleled emphasis on rhetoric equips students for any writing situation—in college and beyond Everyone’s an Author begins with rhetoric and presents it in a contemporary way that students will understand. With a “can-do” attitude, the authors show students that they already know how to think rhetorically and help them apply those existing skills and knowledge to become even more effective authors. Chapters on common genres of writing, argument, and research provide the roadmaps students need to approach any writing situation with confidence. And adaptive InQuizitive activities build student confidence with lower-order skills like editing sentences and documenting sources.

  • Readings and examples that students see themselves in From readings and examples to images and writing instruction, students—all of them—will see themselves in the pages of Everyone’s an Author. When students see experiences like theirs represented, they gain confidence in their own abilities to write, so careful attention is paid to representing diverse voices and perspectives. And a new chapter, “Engaging Respectfully with Others,” will help students approach the ideas of others with an open mind.

  • Presents writing as it’s done today: across media—with a curated collection of online readings, a dynamic collection of online media curated by book author Michal Brody, provides a rich, regularly updated source of readings—including articles, speeches, advertisements, and more—for inspiration, analysis, and response. The authors assume all writing done today is likely to mix media: images, audio, video, and text, so examples and readings—in the book and online—show that texts are more than just words on a page.

  • Supplemental resources that support and inspire instructors A comprehensive suite of instructor resources—including an instructor’s guide with ideas for writing assignments and in-class activities, LMS-ready assessment resources, and more—makes teaching with Everyone’s an Author efficient and rewarding.

Table of Contents

Part I: The Need for Rhetoric and Writing

1. Thinking Rhetorically

2. Engaging Respectfully with Others (NEW)

3. Rhetorical Situations

4. Meeting the Expectations of Academic Writing

5. Writing and Rhetoric in the Workplace

Part II: Reading Processes (NEW)

6. Reading Rhetorically

7. Annotating, Summarizing, Responding (NEW)

8. Recognizing Facts, Misinformation, and Outright Lies (NEW)

Part III: Writing Processes

9. Managing the Writing Process

10. The Need for Collaboration

Part IV: Genres of Writing

11. Choosing Genres

12. Arguing a Position


Russel Honoré, Work Is a Blessing (annotated)

*Jaron Lanier, Delete Your Social Media Accounts Right Now

Katherine Spriggs, On Buying Local (student)

13. Writing a Narrative


*Raya Elfadel Kheirbek, At the VA, Healing the Doctor-Patient Relationship (annotated)

Luken, Literacy: A Lineage (student)

*Connor Coyne, Bathtime

Larry Lehna, The Look (student)

14. Writing Analytically


Eamonn Forde, Why Pharrell’s “Happy” Has Grabbed the Nation (annotated)

Somini Sengupta, Why Is Everybody Focused on Zuckerburg’s Hoodie?

*Johna Paolino, Google Home vs. Alexa

 Melissa Rubin, Advertisements R Us (student)

15. Reporting Information


*Wikipedia, Gender (annotated)

Bill Laitner, Heart and Sole: Detroiter Walks 21 Miles to Work

Barry Estabook, Selling the Farm

Ryan Joy, The Right to Preach on a College Campus (student)

16. Writing a Review


Tim Alamenciak, Monopoly

Crystal Aymelek, The Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Memory (student)

*Marc Bernardin, Black Panther Gets So Much Right, and One Crucial Thing Wrong

*Manisha Ummadi, Indie Gem Please Knock on My Door Expertly Captures Mental Illness (student)

17. Making a Proposal


*Interdisciplinary Group on Preventing School and Community Violence, Call for Action to Prevent Gun Violence in the United States of America (annotated)

David Pasini, The Economic Impact of Investing in Sports Franchises (student)

Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant, Speaking While Female

*Shawna Shapiro, Snowflakes and Free Speech on Campuses

Part V: The Centrality of Argument

18. Analyzing and Constructing Arguments

19. Strategies for Supporting Arguments

Part VI: Research

20. Starting Your Research

21. Finding Sources

22. Keeping Track

23. Evaluating Sources

24. Annotating a Bibliography

25. Synthesizing Ideas

26. Quoting, Paraphrasing, Summarizing

27. Giving Credit, Avoiding Plagiarism

28. MLA Style

29. APA Style

Part VII: Style

30. What’s Your Style?

31. Mixing Languages and Dialects (NEW)

32. How to Craft Good Sentences

33. Editing the Errors That Matter (NEW)

Part VIII: Design and Delivery

34. Designing What You Write

35. Writing in Multiple Modes

36. Making Presentations

37. Assembling a Portfolio

38. Publishing Your Writing

New to this edition

  • A new Part II, “Reading Processes,” helps students develop effective reading strategies Students need explicit guidance for reading effectively, and they’ll get it in Everyone’s an Author. A new collection of chapters on “Reading Processes” (Part II) offers guidance on key reading skills: reading rhetorically, annotating, summarizing, and responding. A new chapter on “Recognizing Facts, Misinformation, and Outright Lies” offers practical steps for spotting misinformation—something all readers today should know how to do. And new LMS-ready resources both encourage students to read critically and allow instructors to evaluate students on their reading.