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Course Texts & Materials (Required)

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

  The St. Martin’s Handbook, 8/e Andrea A. Lunsford. Hard copy in print: ISBN: 978-1319053888 — includes four-year online Launchpad access so make sure you get your access card before leaving the bookstore.

  The New York Times: Sunday print edition

  • On-campus students who live in residence halls: you will subscribe to the New York Times at the campus bookstore and you’ll pick up your Sunday print edition each week at the library Circulation Desk . DePaul.edu discount rate 10 weeks @ $4.25=$42.50 (regularly $6.00/$60.00.)
  • Off-campus, commuting students: You will subscribe to the New York Times Sunday print edition online, and your newspapers will be delivered to your off-campus home address. The .edu discount applies to you, too.

In order to receive credit for this course, you need to bring your Sunday print copy to class — every class — unless we made other arrangements during Week 2.

We’ll be reading the New York Times seven days a week in various print and digital formats: our Sunday edition is in print, and the other six days we access it on the web, or via mobile apps, tablet apps, “Today’s Paper” app, and other possibilities.

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.