Please note: you are required to have all four required books by January 9. It is fine to order used copies. When the assigned reading is in one of these books, I expect you to bring that book to class with you. I have carefully selected these books, which should be useful in other humanities or social science classes, and thus will form a useful part of your college library.
Literacy in American lives, Author: Brandt, Deborah, 1951-, Publisher: Cambridge University Press 2001
Writing without teachers, Author: Peter Elbow., Publisher: Oxford University Press 2. ed., [r 2007
Creating a class : college admissions and the education of elites, Author: Mitchell L. Stevens., Publisher: Harvard University Press 2009
The big test : the secret history of the American meritocracy, Author: Nicholas Lemann., Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1st rev. p 2000