A Rhetoric of Literate Action: Literate Action Volume 1
by Charles Bazerman
Publisher: Parlor Press 2013
Number of pages: 178
Written for the experienced writer with a substantial repertoire of skills, who now would find it useful to think in more fundamental strategic terms about what they want their texts to accomplish, what form the texts might take, how to develop specific contents, and how to arrange the work of writing.
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