academic writing

University of Michigan Press publishes enriched multilayered work on college students’ writerly development

by Kathryn Beaton January 2, 2019

Ann Arbor, MI – University of Michigan Press has published the sixth volume in the Sweetland Digital Rhetoric Collaborative series, entitled Developing Writers in Higher Education: A Longitudinal Study, edited by Anne Ruggles Gere, University of Michigan Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor in the School of Education, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, and Professor of English Language and Literature.   Supported by the Humanities Collaboratory at the University of Michigan, the “Book Unbound” project explores how digital affordances enable humanities scholars to create layered publications that engage multiple audiences with text, multimedia, and data to create a more compelling and effective research […]

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Q&A with Amy Kenyon, author of Ford Road

by Emily July 27, 2012

Ford Road, a new Michigan-based novel by historian Amy Kenyon, tells the story of Kay Seger, a historical consultant to a Los Angeles film company who abandons her career to return to her childhood home in Michigan after the death of her mother. There, Kay rekindles a teenage love affair with Joe Chase, now a Vietnam War veteran and Ford auto worker, and begins an investigation of her family’s past that transports readers to Detroit at the dawn of the automotive age and Michigan’s rural western counties after the settlement of the frontier. In this Q&A, Kenyon, who was born in Dearborn, […]

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Plagiarism is an opportunity for teaching, UM Press editor tells

by University of Michigan Press August 9, 2010

When decided to respond to a New York Times piece on skyrocketing plagiarism rates in high school and college in the age of the Internet, they turned to Caroline Eisner, coeditor of the University of Michigan Press book Originality, Imitation, and Plagiarism: Teaching Writing in the Digital Age. In the extensive Q&A for, Eisner discusses her feelings about plagiarism in general, why it appears to be so prevalent now – which may surprise you – and what she thinks instructors should do about it. “Plagiarism at the K-12 and college level should not be considered a crime,” she […]

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The birds and the ABCs: UM Press Author Series presents John Swales tomorrow

by Heather Newman April 12, 2010

 John Swales, acclaimed international scholar in English as a Second Language, coauthor of The Birds of Washtenaw County, Michigan, author of the memoir Incidents in an Educational Life, and writer of a number of books on academic writing, is the latest speaker in our University of Michigan Press Author Series. He’ll talk about everything from birding to growing up in World War II England from 5:30-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, in the Hatcher Graduate Library Gallery/Room 100 on UM’s central campus. Details are posted here: A Q&A, book sale, and signing will follow.

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