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Course Texts & Materials (required)

Note that you have enrolled in a personal laptop-required section of our course; please bring yours to every class:

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

The St. Martin’s Handbook, 8/e Andrea A. Lunsford. Hard copy in print: ISBN: 978-1319053888 (includes four-year online Launchpad access)

The New York Times: Sunday print edition

If you live on campus in one of the residence halls, subscribe to the New York Times at the campus bookstore; you’ll pick up your Sunday print edition each week at the library Circulation Desk. DePaul.edu discount rate: $42.50 (regularly $6.00/$60.00.)

If you live off campus, you’ll subscribe to Home Delivery — Sundays only — or you can, if you prefer, use the bookstore library option.

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.

You’ll also need a hard-bound journal of some type for your ongoing dialogic & reflective journals.

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, 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.