These books were recommended by faculty who attended the Fall 2006 Backwards By Design Workshop-Retreat.
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Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

John C. Bean

Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers

Patricia K. Cross and Thomas A. Angelo

A Rule Book for Arguments

Anthony Weston

What Counts as Good Writing: Enculturation & Writing Assessment

Pat Curry

The Analysis of Academic Discourse

Susan Peck MacDonald

The Elements of Argument

Annette T. Rottenberg

If You Want to Write

Brenda Ueland

Writing For Social Scientists:  How to start and finish your thesis, book, or article.

Howard Becker

Bird by Bird:  Some instructions on writing and life

Anne Lamott

Woe Is I

Patricia O’Conner

Reading Student Writing with Anthropologists:  Stance and Judgment in College Writing

Mary Soliday


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