Loyola University Chicago

Writing Program

Our Yearly Publication

Writing Responsibly is a yearly publication currently in its tenth edition with Macmillan Learning and written by several instructors in the Writing Program at Loyola University Chicago. Published alongside Everything’s an Argument by Andrea A. Lunsford and John J. Ruszkiewicz, Writing Responsibly is the required text for all UCWR 110 courses as it supplements students’ writing instruction with chapters on the four major essays taught in UCWR 110 (summary, analysis, synthesis, and the researched argument). Within the essay chapters, Writing Responsibly provides undergraduates an overview of each form, strategies for approaching their assignments, methods of composition, and sample essays from previous UCWR 110 students.

General Editor 

Sherrie Weller, Senior Lecturer


Contributing Authors

Amy Kessel, Writing Center Director & Senior Lecturer

Elissa Weeks Stogner, Senior Lecturer

Kevin Quirk, Advanced Lecturer

Ryan Peters, Lecturer

Lara Wagner, Independent Scholar

From our Authors: … This writing guide is designed to help you anticipate and navigate the sophistication and diversity of writing you will engage in at Loyola. It is organized around the four forms we have already briefly discussed [...] and encourages you to view these elements as foundations upon which you can build and develop the skills you already possess. We view college writing as a contribution to ongoing academic discussions; the topics and texts you will study belong to a long history of conversation and debate among scholars, intellectuals, and professionals, and the writing techniques you hone here will allow you to enter those conversations with confidence and complexity.