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Module Reading List

Using Writing, 2021/22, Semester 1
Jane Brearley
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue


Barass, R. 2007. Students must write. London: Routledge.

Bryson, B. 2003.  A short history of nearly everything. Reading: Black Swan.

Creme, P. and Lea, M.R. 2008. Writing at university: A guide for students 3rd ed.   Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Day, T. 2013. Success in academic writing. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Di Grado, V. 2012.  70% Acryllic 30% Wool.  New York: Europa Editions

Dillard, A. 1990. The writing lifeNew York: Harper Perennial.

Elbow, P. 1998. Writing with power: Techniques for mastering the writing process  2nd ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Glasman-Deal, H. 2010. Science Research Writing: for non-native speakers of English. London: Imperial College Press.

Levin, P. 2004 Write great essays!  Maidenhead: Open University Press.

Proust, M., Autret, J., Burford, W., & Wolfe, P. 1987. On reading Ruskin : prefaces to La Bible d’Amiens and Sésame et les Lys, with selections from the notes to the translated texts. New Haven Conn: Yale University Press.

Wolf, M 2008 Chapter 1 Proust and the squid : the story and science of the reading brain Thriplow. Icon  pp. 3-23 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva 

Woolf, V., & Leaska, M. A. (1990). A passionate apprentice : the early journals 1897-1909 . Hogarth Press.

Zinsser, W. 2001. Writing to learn. New York: Harper Perennial.  

Zinsser, W. 2006. On writing well : the classic guide to writing nonfiction 7th ed. New York: HarperCollins.



Carr, N. 2008. Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is doing to our brains?

The Atlantic July/August

Mueller, P.A. and Oppenheimer, D.M. 2014. The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard: Advantages of Longhand Over Laptop Note Taking. Psychological Science 25(6) 1159–1168


This list was last updated on 10/09/2021