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Looking for Essays and Assignments!

posted: 5.2.11 by archived

In today’s blog post, instead of offering something, I’m going to ask for something. What a rip-off, I know!

I am the coauthor, with John Ruskiewicz, of How to Write Anything with Readings. We’re currently working on the second edition of the book, along with a special electronic version.  We’re reaching out to instructors and to students—whether you have used the book or not.

We’re looking for additional assignments and student essays, and hope you might be willing to share some of the teaching materials you have used, along with some of the student work from your classes. Here are the specific types of assignments we need:

  • Profiles
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Abstracts
  • Speeches
  • Blog Posts
  • Podcasts/Webcasts
  • Brochures
  • Pamphlets
  • User Documentation/Instructions
  • Process/How To
  • Mission Statements
  • Business Memos
  • Progress Reports
  • Poster Presentations

Also, we’d like student essays in the following genres: Causal Analyses, Reports, Literary Analyses, and Rhetorical Analyses.

If a student essay is included in the new editions, Bedford/St. Martin’s can pay the teacher and the student $100 each. We can also offer $50 for any syllabi that we use. We won’t be able to use all of the content we receive, but will try to use as much as possible.

Our goal here is twofold: help one another become even better teachers, and reward excellent teachers and students. We’re eager to see both your assignments and your students’ work.

Thanks in advance for any materials you can share. If you have any questions just let me know.  You can e-mail materials to me at


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