The Call to Write, Concise Edition

Adapted from the highly successful rhetoric, The Call to Write, this Concise Edition is organized by the genres of writing and is grounded in the reality of students' lives. The Call to Write gives students the practice they need to write both in college and in the public sphere. This text connects writing to the real worlds of everyday life, college, and work, giving students reasons to write and the skills to help them succeed. A strong emphasis on public writing promotes civic involvement through writing-to inform the public, to shape opinion, to advocate change, etc.-while relevant, provocative readings underscore when and why citizens are called to write.