Textbooks

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Cover of the Understanding Rhetoric page.
Understanding Rhetoric (2nd Edition, EMU Custom Edition) by Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander, Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon (Boston: Bedford St. Martin's, 2018.)
Cover of the Understanding Rhetoric page.

Understanding Rhetoric (2nd Edition, EMU Custom Edition) by Elizabeth Losh, Jonathan Alexander, Kevin Cannon and Zander Cannon (Boston: Bedford St. Martin's, 2018.)

In EMU’s First Year Writing Program (FYWP), we use two custom textbooks across all sections of both WRTG 120 and WRTG 121.

The textbooks are custom editions, specific to EMU’s First Year Writing Program and updated each year. Students should plan to purchase the most recent year’s editions of both textbooks for any section of WRTG 120 and WRTG 121.

Students may also be asked to download additional readings (shared via Canvas, Google Drive or instructor email) and should be prepared to print out any readings or other course materials (e.g., handouts) as needed or requested by their instructors.

Each year, we also place two copies of the textbook bundle on course reserves in Halle Library, available for any WRTG 120 and WRTG 121 student to check out and use. Course Reserve copies are limited, so it is important to plan ahead. Visit the Information Desk in Halle Library for more information or to check out a copy.

Easy Writer textbook cover
EasyWriter for Eastern Michigan University by Andrea A. Lunsford (Boston: Bedford St. Martin's, 2018.)
Easy Writer textbook cover

EasyWriter for Eastern Michigan University by Andrea A. Lunsford (Boston: Bedford St. Martin's, 2018.)

Important: Custom Textbook Information

These textbooks are available to purchase as a bundle only through the EMU Student Center Bookstore.

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