Writing in a Technological World explores how to think rhetorically, act multimodally, and be sensitive to diverse audiences while writing in technological contexts such as social media, websites, podcasts, and mobile technologies.

Claire Lutkewitte includes a wealth of assignments, activities, and discussion questions to apply theory to practice in the development of writing skills. Featuring real-world examples from professionals who write using a wide range of technologies, each chapter provides practical suggestions for writing for a variety of purposes and a variety of audiences. By looking at technologies of the past to discover how meanings have evolved over time and applying the present technology to current working contexts, readers will be prepared to meet the writing and technological challenges of the future.

This is the ideal text for undergraduate and graduate courses in composition, writing with technologies, and professional/business writing.

A supplementary guide for instructors is available at www.routledge.com/9781138580985

part Part 1|67 pages

Technology Is Multimodal

chapter Chapter 1|17 pages


ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 2|17 pages

Writing Is Multimodal

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 3|18 pages

Non-Digital and Digital Technology

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Part 1 Reading|11 pages

Can We Define “Technology”?

ByDavid E. Nye

part Part 2|76 pages

Technology Is Active

chapter Chapter 4|24 pages

Plan, Research, and Cite

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 5|22 pages


ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 6|20 pages

Draft, Test, Revise, and Edit

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Part 2 Reading|8 pages

Handwriting Is History

Writing words by hand is a technology that’s just too slow for our times, and our minds
ByAnne Trubek

part Part 3|63 pages

Technology Is Narrative

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

The Stories We Write

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 8|28 pages

Information at Our Fingertips

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Part 3 Reading|17 pages

The Disappearance of Technology

Toward an Ecological Model of Literacy
ByBertram C. Bruce, Maureen P. Hogan

part Part 4|80 pages

Technology Is Embedded

chapter Chapter 9|22 pages

Technology Is a System

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 10|19 pages

Technology as Situated

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 11|20 pages

Writing Messages

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Part 4 Reading|16 pages

Predictive Algorithms and Personalization Services on Social Network Sites

Implications for Users and Society
ByRobert Bodle

part Part 5|65 pages

Technology Is Connected

chapter Chapter 12|18 pages

Writing for Social Media

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 13|18 pages

Writing for Websites

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 14|18 pages

Writing for Mobile Devices

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Part 5 Reading|9 pages

Thank You for Letting Me Share

ByMichelle R. Gould

part Part 6|58 pages

Technology Is Embodied

chapter Chapter 15|20 pages

Feel, Hear, and Speak

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Chapter 16|18 pages

Picture, Preform, and Present

ByClaire Lutkewitte

chapter Part 6 Reading|18 pages

The Voice of Lived Experience

Mobile Video Narratives in the Courtroom
ByMary Angela Bock, David Alan Schneider