Andrea A. Lunsford

Testimonials


Everything’s an Argument is arguably the best book in the field for the teaching of writing.”
—Kolawole Olaiya, Anderson University
 
A complete package of argument, style, sourcing, and relevant readings that will keep students interested as they grow in their own writing and research.”
—Jeanne Bohannon, Kennesaw State University
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“Everything’s an Argument is so thoughtful about how it presents concepts and definitions to students, and it goes on to use relevant examples (that are sometimes entertaining, sometimes eye-opening, sometimes emotional) to demonstrate the way concepts look and work in the world. I have really been blown away by the various examples, from cartoons to the readings.” –Cassandra Woody, University of Oklahoma
 
“This text does the best job (in my almost 8 years of teaching) of designing a visually appealing balance of written text and visuals.” –Jennifer Boyle, Davidson County Community College
 
“Everything's an Argument takes an intelligent approach to teaching argument writing and rhetoric. [It] challenges students while introducing rhetoric and writing concepts in a semester-long model.” –Peter Wegner, Arizona State University
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“This wonderfully affordable, comprehensive writer's handbook is perfect for use with first-year writing students. I have used several handbooks in over twenty years of teaching college writing but EasyWriter is by far the best.”
 –Leaf Seligman, Keene State College

“EasyWriter is a concise, informative, and highly portable handbook that aids students in developing, writing, and polishing academic work in many fields of study. It is a book they should receive early on in their education, because they will refer to it again and again throughout their academic careers.”
–Megeen Mulholland, Hudson Valley Community College

“EasyWriter is a compact, easy-to-use handbook that provides essential information on writing, research, punctuation, and documentation. Lunsford balances attention to rules with a focus on choice, showing how language use depends on genre, context, and audience.”
–Melissa Goldthwaite, Saint Joseph’s University

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 The St. Martin's Handbook is the most practical handbook I have found and used in my 30+ years of teaching. The best information I can give is that my students keep it.
Sherry Forkum, Santa Rosa Junior College
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"I like it because it emphasizes good writing rather than mistakes."
Linda Van Buskirk, Cornell University

"A handbook that is truly complete. It is also very versatile."
Jeff Harris, Somerset Community College

"This book treats students as practicing writers…. I think this respect says quite a bit about the goals of the textbook, and I think students appreciate that respect."
Nathan Serfling, South Dakota State University

The St. Martin's Handbook is the most practical handbook I have found and used in my 30+ years of teaching. The best information I can give is that my students keep it.
Sherry Forkum, Santa Rosa Junior College

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“Lunsford is exceptionally clear and accurate. Her style is readable, friendly, and accessible.” –David Freeman, Valencia College
 
“This book is indeed easy to use, and students should love the Top Twenty, the most direct and efficient guide on the market to mastering common challenges in the use of English.” --Owen Gilman, St. Joseph’s University
 
“It is a fantastic text.” –Mary Seel, SUNY Broome Community College
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“Lunsford is exceptionally clear and accurate. Her style is readable, friendly, and accessible.” –David Freeman, Valencia College
 
“This book is indeed easy to use, and students should love the Top Twenty, the most direct and efficient guide on the market to mastering common challenges in the use of English.” --Owen Gilman, St. Joseph’s University
 
“It is a fantastic text.” –Mary Seel, SUNY Broome Community College
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“The most comprehensive, universally applicable composition book I've found.” --Lorena Williams, Duquense University
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Everything’s an Argument is a smart and reliable text on argumentation, brilliantly blending the classic tropes with contemporary issues. It does not patronize and offers a wealth of model essays for discussion, prompts, and illustrations. Students will love this book while learning the qualities of effective argument. Most pleasing to me is that the text discusses not just reasoning and logic, but also the style, in all its forms, of the well-wrought argument.” –Timothy Shonk, Eastern Illinois University

Everything's An Argument is an excellent and comprehensive introduction to argumentation; with more material than you could possibly use in a single class, it has all that one might need to successfully teach argumentative writing.” –Matthew Davis, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

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“A smart, currently relevant text that demonstrates the spectrum of argumentation from pop-culture to academia.” --Sarah Duerden, Arizona State University
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“Everything's an Argument is a thorough and thoroughly engaging text rooted in classical rhetoric while, at the same time, cutting edge in its attention to contemporary writing practice, presentation, and production. Its style is colorful, witty, and pedagogically motivated to help students grasp the complexities of written, oral, and visual argument.” --William Taylor, University of Alabama, Huntsville

“I think Everything’s an Argument is well organized, fantastically written, and designed beautifully. It achieves the right tone for the students and offers a good range of examples. I also enjoy the way the text utilizes sophisticated rhetorical and analytical tools without making them seem so. The opening chapters on ethos, pathos, and logos in particular provide the foundation for the following chapters and, for me, the course.” --Kevin Petersen, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

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"Thank you, Andrea Lunsford, for sharing your expertise in this way—not only for us teachers and professors, but also for our students!"

—Sandra Hastings, Johnson County CC
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As we wrote together, we discovered a new voice, one that was part Lisa, part Andrea, part all our other interlocutors, sources, and friends, and part something else, something together.
—from the Introduction
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Andrea A. Lunsford