Course Texts & Materials

We have two required course texts for our section of WRD103:

  • The St. Martin’s Handbook, 6/e Andrea A. Lunsford — Ebook Four-Year Access Card — ISBN: 9780312557867. Purchase at the Lincoln Park Campus Bookstore, either in-person or online.
  • New York Times: hard-copy edition, Monday-Sunday (seven issues per week). In order to receive credit for this course, you need to bring the print copy to class — every class — unless we make other arrangements during Week 2. When subscribing to the hard-copy edition, choose Mon-Sun delivery: $6.75 / week. If you live on campus, note that you can have it delivered to your residence hall:

  • Highly Recommended: you’ll want to acquire an external hard drive for your work, projects, files, etc., and you should back up your work regularly. I have developed the practice of backing up all of my work every Friday afternoon — it only takes a few minutes — and the peace of mind is worth it. I speak both from personal experience and from watching far too many colleagues and students lose all of their work, always at the worst possible time, because it was not backed-up, saved, or archived anywhere.