About the Author
Lester Faigley holds the Robert Adger Law and Thos. H. Law Professorship in Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the founding director of the Division (now Department) of Rhetoric and Writing at Texas in 1993, and he served as the 1996 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Faigley has published over twenty books and editions, including Fragments of Rationality (Pittsburgh, 1992), which received the MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize.
Melanie Rubens is currently the program coordinator for English Skills, English Assessment Testing, English as a Second Language and College/University Prep at Seneca College in Toronto. Melanie is an experienced author who has adapted two texts previously, a paragraph level text and a handbook.