Textbook

Figure 1. The Virginia Tech Composition Program’s textbook for 2020-2021 is Understanding Rhetoric (2nd edition). This custom edition includes four chapters tailored to our specific first-year writing curriculum. The book is used in both ENGL1105 and ENGL1106.

The Composition Program’s textbook in 2020-2021 is as shown in Figure 1, an updated custom edition. Due to the global health pandemic and uncertainty about course formats appropriate throughout the Fall 2020 semester, the program leadership team is arranging with the publisher for a fully online version of the textbook in VitalSource. We’ve confirmed with the publisher and bookstore that the sticker price will be 48 USD. The ISBN shown here is updated and accurate.

2020 ISBN-13: 9781319401597


From Fall 2019 through Summer 2020, the program-wide textbook is a Virginia Tech custom edition of Understanding Rhetoric, 2nd ed. The VT custom edition has been ordered for all sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106. It will be available for 68 USD in university bookstores. If you have any questions about the textbook for the Composition Program, please contact Derek Mueller, Director of Composition, at dmueller@vt.edu.

Understanding Rhetoric, 2nd edition
Figure 2. The Virginia Tech Composition Program’s textbook is Understanding Rhetoric (2nd edition). This custom edition includes four chapters tailored to our specific first-year writing curriculum. The book is used in both ENGL1105 and ENGL1106.

ISBN-10: 1319291910
ISBN-13: 9781319291914