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APSU prof emeritus publishes new textbook

Dr. James D. Lester, emeritus professor of English at Austin Peay, has published a new college textbook, Composing from Sources.

This is a rhetoric on how to write with source material, says Lester. It has met with initial success at many colleges, so I have high hopes for it as a staple for courses in writing.

The textbook, which is being published by Pearson Education Inc., includes chapters on critical reading, paraphrasing, using quotations and practicing academic integrity.
Dr. James D. Lester, emeritus professor of English at Austin Peay, has published a new college textbook, “Composing from Sources.”

“This is a rhetoric on how to write with source material,” says Lester. “It has met with initial success at many colleges, so I have high hopes for it as a staple for courses in writing.”

The textbook, which is being published by Pearson Education Inc., includes chapters on critical reading, paraphrasing, using quotations and practicing academic integrity.

In addition, Pearson Education Inc. is publishing an 11th edition of Lester's “Writing Research Papers: A Complete Guide.” The book debuted in 1966.

“This is the text that has endured the test of time, having been used at almost every college in America by more than 3 million students,” says Lester. “I have kept it up-to-date with all the latest developments in academic style and Internet technology.”

Lester retired from APSU in 2000, after 30 years at the University. Besides the previously mentioned texts, he is the author of “Essential Guide to Writing Research Papers” and “Citing Cyberspace.”
—Rebecca Mackey