WPA-CompPile Research Bibliographies
Textbooks, Writing Instruction, Course Readers, Composition Books, Rhetorics, Handbooks
The 23 entries in this bibliography focus on the study of textbooks used in writing instruction. Some of the articles and book chapters theorize with limited and representative data sets, while others theorize with extensive and quantifiable data sets. Despite the level of theory and degree of data, the entries here represent only a fraction of the studies dedicated to the analysis of textbooks, or studies that contain only a minor section related to the issue of textbooks. Currently one can find 862 records on CompPile using the keyword search ‘textbook,’ and 82 records delimiting that with the keyword ‘data.’” One can also find online Rebecca Moore Howard’s “Textbooks: A bibliography for composition and rhetoric,” which lists 84 entries without annotations. Thus, this bibliography is a springboard for further reading.
Rendleman, Eliot, "Studies on Textbooks for Writing Instruction: Course Readers, Composition Books, Rhetorics, and Handbooks: A Bibliography" (2010). Faculty Bibliography. 3036.