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Course Materials

We have two required course texts for our section of WRD104:

  • The St. Martin’s Handbook, 7/e Andrea A. Lunsford.
    Your choice:
    Hard copy in print: ISBN: 10: 0-312-602-92-8
    Digital e-book version: ISBN: 9-781-457-611-551
    You can wait until we meet during the first week of class to discuss the differences and pros & cons between the print and digital versions of the Handbook, and there are many interesting differences.
  • 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. $6.75  per week. We will make arrangements for subscribing, delivery, and billing during the first week of class.
  • 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.