Higher Education

Thinking and Writing in the Humanities, 1st Edition

  • Suzanne Hudson University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Molly LeClair Front Range Community College
  • ISBN-10: 0534621554  |  ISBN-13: 9780534621551
  • 224 Pages
  • © 2004 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $69.00



THINKING AND WRITING IN THE HUMANITIES guides students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and editing analytical and argument essays and research papers in the humanities. Writing in the humanities demands not only the basics of college-level composition but also instruction in the pursuit of critical inquiry. THINKING AND WRITING IN THE HUMANITIES provides a thorough, user-friendly handbook that challenges and stimulates students to attain high standards in their compositions in ways they find accessible and relevant. The text allows humanities instructors to present their students with challenging writing assignments and to expect focused, insightful papers in return without having to spend valuable class time teaching composition techniques.

Table of Contents

1. Principles of Effective Writing.
2. Writing the Short Response.
3. Writing the Analytical Essay.
4. Writing the Argument Essay.
5. Writing the Examination Essay.
6. Writing the Review.
7. Writing the Research Paper.
8. Language of Humanities.
Handbook: A Style Guide.

Efficacy and Outcomes


"The authors’ writing style and diction puts the reader at ease and demystifies the writing process."

— Paula Bolduc, Salve Regina University

"I was extremely impressed with the flow and general style of the text. It is obvious that the authors have spent a tremendous amount of time teaching and reflecting on the matter of good teaching. I was also impressed with the most helpful items... such as templates, check lists, topic suggestions and illustrations. I have had many students over the years that would have benefited from such organizational tools... The authors do an exceptional job and have produced a wonderful book that will most certainly assist many as they explore and experience the humanities."

— Robert M. Woods, Faulkner University

"The text seems to take special care to make sure students understand the details of the writing process."

— William James Hersh, Salve Regina University

"The text is an exceptional resource for students to gain knowledge of and experience in expressing themselves in the area of the humanities. It provides wonderful examples, instruction, and information in the fields of the humanities and composition. This text is a MUST for teachers and students in the humanities."

— Stuart Noel, Georgia Perimeter College

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Suzanne Hudson

Suzanne Hudson has taught college English for 15 years, including courses in theatre, playwriting, literature, and composition. She has written three college composition textbooks: WRITING ABOUT THEATRE AND DRAMA, THE ART OF WRITING ABOUT ART, and THINKING AND WRITING IN THE HUMANITIES.

Molly LeClair

Molly LeClair has taught humanities, literature, and composition at Front Range Community College and Regis University since 1992, and conducts creative writing workshops in Boulder. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado¿Boulder. She was administrative director at Affinity Microsystems, editor-in-chief at Club Mac, and editor and membership coordinator at the Academy of Independent Scholars.