For Teachers: Recommended Texts for English 1001

The University Writing Program recommends the following textbooks for instruction in analytical writing and research for English 1001. This list is not exhaustive; however, the department highly recommends Rosenwasser and Stephen's Writing Analytically With Readings, LSU edition. 

Textbook Recommendations

  • Anderson, David. Write Now. 1st ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 2012. Possible Assignments: Literacy Analysis, Annotated Bibliography, Rhetorical Analysis, Annotated Playlist, Analyzing Causes and Effects, Explanatory Research Essay.
  • Axelrod, Rise B. and Charles R. Cooper. The St. Martin's Guide to Writing. 10th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013. Possible Assignments: Literacy Analysis, Profile Analysis, Concept Analysis, Opposing Positions Analysis, Position Argument Analysis, Proposal Analysis, Evaluation Analysis, Causal Analysis, Textual Analysis, Visual Analysis, Rhetorical Situation Analysis.
  • Bean, John C., Virginia A. Chappell, and Alice M. Gillam. Reading Rhetorically. 4th Ed. New York: Longman, 2014. Possible Assignments: Rhetorical Précis, Rhetorical Analysis, Visual Analysis.
  • Crowley, Sharon and Michael Stancliff. Critical Situations: A Rhetoric for Writing in Communities. New York: Longman, 2008. Possible Assignments: Rhetorical Analysis, Stasis Analysis, Research Proposal, Audience Analysis, Background Essay. This text gives assignments in the form of “invention journals.”
  • Greene, Stuart and April Lidinsky. From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2008. Possible Assignments: Annotated Bibliography, Rhetorical Analysis, Audience Analysis, Argument Analysis, Research Synthesis, Evaluation of a Source.
  • Longaker, Mark G. and Jeffrey Walker. Rhetorical Analysis: A Brief Guide for Writers. New York: Longman, 2011. Possible Assignments: Kairos Analysis, Argument Analysis, Structure Analysis, Style Analysis, Ideology Analysis, Affect Analysis, Habit Analysis.
  • Ramage, John; John Bean; and June Johnson. The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing. 6th Edition. New York: Longman, 2012. Possible Assignments: Literacy Analysis, Analyzing Angle of Vision, Annotated Bibliography, Analyzing Field Research Data, Analyzing Images, Analysis and Synthesis Essay.
  • Rosenwasser, David and Jill Stephen. Writing Analytically. 6th ed. Boston: Wadsworth, 2012. Possible Assignments: Rhetorical Analysis, Argument Analysis, Compare/Contrast Essay, Analytical Essay.
  • Ruszkiewicz, John E., Daniel Anderson and Christy Friend. Beyond Words: Cultural Texts for Reading & Writing. 2nd ed. New York: Longman, 2012. Possible Assignments: Analyzing Design, Rhetorical Analysis, Political Argument Analysis, Place Analysis, Photo Analysis, Web Analysis.
  • Ruszkiewicz, John. J. How to Write Anything: A Guide and Reference. 1st ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2012. Possible Assignments: Literacy Analysis, Evaluation, Causal Analysis, Research Proposal, Rhetorical Analysis, Argument Analysis, Cultural Analysis, Visual Analysis, Annotated Bibliography.
  • Van Rys, John, Verne Meyer and Pat Sebranek. The Research Writer: Curiosity, Discovery, Dialogue. Boston: Wadsworth, 2012. Possible Assignments: Analytical Research Paper, IMRAD Research Report, Literary Analysis, Literature Review.
  • Wysocki, Anne F. and Dennis A. Lynch. Compose, Design, Advocate. New York: Longman, 2013. Possible Assignments: Rhetorical Analysis, Poster Analysis, Documentary/Photography Analysis, Editorial Analysis, Essay Analysis, Comics Analysis.