Little Red Schoolhouse Texts

To peruse any of these texts, stop by the Writing Program office (Bryan 322B). The Writing Program loans new ENWR 110/210 instructors copies of The Craft of Argument for one semester. Any instructor interested in teaching with these texts can order a free copy through the publisher's website (
The Craft of Argument, by Gregory G. Colomb & Joseph M. Williams
Introduces the Little Red Schoolhouse method of teaching argument, including parts of argument and problem statements. A great resource for those new to the Little Red Schoolhouse methodology. Also available (by Colomb, D'Errico, Tracey, and Williams) is an expanded version with six thematic reading units (Lying, Collective Hysteria, Romance, Risk, Beauty, and Family).
Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, by Joseph M. Williams
Introduces the stylistic content of the Little Red Schoolhouse, including lessons such as "old to new" and "characters and actions." A useful resource for the style portion of ENWR.
The Craft of Research by Gregory G. Colomb, Joseph M. Williams & Wayne Booth
Introduces students to the fundamentals of research as not merely fact gathering, but as an analytical process. Includes topics such as "claims and evidence," "warrants," & "qualifications."