Textbook

2021-2022 Textbook Edition

Figure 1. The Composition Program’s textbook for 2021-2022 is a Virginia Tech custom edition of Understanding Rhetoric (3rd 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-13: 9781319448646.

The Composition Program’s textbook for 2021-2022 is a Virginia Tech custom edition of Understanding Rhetoric, 3rd ed. The VT custom edition has been ordered for all sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106. The textbook will be available in two formats in 2021-2022: a digital/ePub version (48 USD) and a printed/bound paperback version (68 USD). The digital/ePub version provides access for 48 months. The Composition Program generally encourages the purchase of the digital/ePub version, as only a limited number of printed copies will be available. Both versions of the textbook will be available for purchase in early August from Follett bookstore on the Blacksburg campus or at www.hokieshop.com.

Once you have obtained a VitalSource redemption code for Understanding Rhetoric (VT custom), visit “How to Redeem a VitalSource Redemption Code” at https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/articles/360020775933-How-to-Redeem-a-VitalSource-Redemption-Code for additional guidance about how to enter the code and gain access to the digital/ePub version of the book.

For sections of ENGL1106 that use a theme, the following titles have been reviewed and recommended by the Course Materials subcommittee and approved by the Composition Committee. Orders have not been placed for these titles; adopting a thematic reader for ENGL1106 is up to each instructor’s discretion; GTAs teaching thematic sections must work with the following selections:

Food Matters, Holly Bauer, ed., 3rd edition, 2021
Intelligence, Barclay Barrios, ed., 1st edition, 2021
Science and Technology, Erica Duran and Lauren Mecucci Springer, eds., 1st edition, 2020
Language Diversity and Academic Writing, Samantha Looker-Koenigs, ed., 1st edition, 2018
Sustainability, Christian R. Weisser, ed., 2nd edition, 2019

If you have any questions about the textbook for the Composition Program, please contact Derek Mueller, Director of Composition, at dmueller@vt.edu.

Previous Textbook Editions

Fall 2020–Summer 2021 (digital only)

Figure 2. 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. ISBN-13: 9781319416133

The 2020 Edition of Understanding Rhetoric (VT custom) has been ordered for all sections of ENGL1105 and ENGL1106 for Spring 2021. Options for purchase include Follett (campus bookstore, where students can purchase an access code printed on a card) or direct purchase at the VitalSource website: https://www.vitalsource.com/custom/9781319401597. The cost is 48 USD.

Fall 2019–Summer 2020

Understanding Rhetoric, 2nd edition
Figure 3. 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-13: 9781319291914