Exam Reading Lists

The basic categories for scholarship in rhetoric and composition are listed below. Each one of these might define an appropriate examination area for a Primary field. Students are encouraged to combine subcategories and define a focus for the exam. Many of the categories listed below include recent bibliographies created by students and faculty. They are here merely as a starting place for your own research. Reading lists include a minimum of 50 sources (books and articles, as appropriate to the field). Develop your reading lists and your examination areas in consultation with your advisor and your colleagues.

The bibliographic software program Endnote is available free from our library: Download

Subcategories for study

Sample reading lists from previous students