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Cornerstones: Readings for Writers | edited by Barbara Clouse

Design your developmental writing text to match your approach. With Cornerstones, you select from high-interest, well-known readings with comprehensive and innovative pre- and post-reading apparatus that provides important support for your students.

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If you want a good starting point, choose one of these Cornerstones ExpressBooks. Select as is or modify to meet your course needs.

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Noteworthy Cornerstones selections include:

  • Russell Baker, “Learning to Write”
  • Suzanne Britt, “Neat People vs. Sloppy People”
  • Peter Elbow, “Freewriting”
  • Anna Quindlen, “Girls at Bat”

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About the Editor


Barbara Clouse has taught all levels of college composition, first at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio and then at Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania. She has also written a number of composition texts. In addition to A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers, her books include The Student Writer: Editor and Critic, Jumpstart: A Workbook for Writers, Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader, and Transitions: From Reading to Writing, all written for McGraw-Hill. Barbara has also written Progressions with Readings and Conventions and Expectations: A Brief Handbook and Guide to Writing for Longman Publishers. A frequent presenter at national and regional conferences, Barbara often conducts workshops for writing teachers.