The first full-color composition reader truly to reflect visual culture, "Seeing & Writing "is based on a simple principle: Careful seeing leads to effective writing. Students actively and critically see the details of each verbal and visual text, think about its composition and the cultural context within which it operates, and then write thoughtfully and convincingly about it. With a new look, new features, and new essays and images, "Seeing & Writing 4 "continues to lead the way as a visual, flexible, and above all, inspiring tool for the composition classroom."
Donald McQuade is professor of English and former dean of undergraduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He just finished a term serving as Vice Chancellor-University Relations. A past chair of CCCC, he has directed the writing program at Berkeley and at Queens College, CUNY, and has published widely on American literature, American culture, and composition theory and practice. With Bob Atwan, he is co-author of "The Writer s Presence "(2009). Christine McQuade graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and joined modern dance company STREB, with whom she toured internationally for five years. She has taught freshman composition at Queens College and currently lives in New York City. "