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Composition Studies

As a discipline, Composition Studies focuses on scholarly inquiry and teaching related to rhetoric, composition, professional and technical writing, writing center studies, writing across the curriculum, and writing assessment.

What is Composition Studies?

As a discipline, Composition Studies focuses on scholarly inquiry and teaching related to rhetoric, composition, professional and technical writing, writing center studies, writing across the curriculum, and writing assessment.

Browsing the Bookstacks

The Library of Congress Classification System arranges books by Subject, so browsing the shelves in Reference (3000 Level, Booth Library) or in the Bookstacks (1000 Level North, Booth Library) in these call number areas will introduce you to the collection in Composition Studies and Rhetoric.
  • PE 1481-PE 1497

Finding Books

Search for books in the EIU Online Catalog by author, title, keyword or subject.

Try this subject heading search: English language - Rhetoric - Study and teaching (Higher). Rhetoric is another term for the art of persuasive speaking or writing.  After searching, look to the right of the screen to see Topics and Subject Area terms that may suggest ways to search for related materials.

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