Approved Textbooks for Service Courses

ENGL 420 Approved Texts

Title Edition Author(s) Publisher ISBN Price
Successful Writing at Work, eBook, 120-day rental 11th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1305667611 $20.49
Successful Writing at Work, eBook, 180-day rental 11th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1305667611 $23.99
Successful Writing at Work, eBook, 365-day rental 11th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1305667611 $32.99
Successful Writing at Work, Print Rental 11th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1337285013 $39.06
Successful Writing at Work, Print 11th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1337285013 $60.22
Successful Writing at Work, Concise Edition, eBook, 120-day rental 4th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1285052560 $20.49
Successful Writing at Work, Concise Edition, eBook, 180-day rental 4th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1285052560 $23.99
Successful Writing at Work, Concise Edition, eBook, 365-day rental 4th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1285052560 $32.99
Successful Writing at Work, Concise Edition, Print Rental 4th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1285052560 $26.09
Successful Writing at Work, Concise Edition, Print 4th Philip C. Kolin Cengage 1285052560 $79.00
Excellence in Business Communication, Print 12th John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovée Pearson 9780134319056 $106.00
Excellence in Business Communication, eBook 12th John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovée Pearson 9780134319056 $89.99
Excellence in Business Communication, eBook Rental 12th John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovée Pearson 9780134319056 $59.99
Excellence in Business Communication, Print (Loose Leaf) 13th John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovée Pearson 9780135227831 $97.37
Excellence in Business Communication, Print Rental 13th John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovée Pearson 9780135192184 $74.99
Excellence in Business Communication, eBook 13th John V. Thill and Courtland L. Bovée Pearson 9780135202258 $59.99

ENGL 420 Pilot Texts

Title Edition Author(s) Publisher ISBN Price
Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach, Print (Loose Leaf) 1st Kathryn Rentz and Paula Lentz McGraw Hill 9781259565878 $185.90
Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach, eBook 1st Kathryn Rentz and Paula Lentz McGraw Hill 9781259565878 $83.75
Business Communication: A Problem-Solving Approach, eBook, 180-day rental 1st Kathryn Rentz and Paula Lentz McGraw Hill 9781259565878 $49.99
Business and Administrative Communication, Print (Loose Leaf) 12th Kitty O. Locker, Jo Mackiewicz, Jeanine Aune, and Donna Kienzler McGraw Hill 9781260686456 $130.66
Business and Administrative Communication, Print Rental 12th Kitty O. Locker, Jo Mackiewicz, Jeanine Aune, and Donna Kienzler McGraw Hill 9781259580628 $76.99
Business and Administrative Communication, eBook, 180-day rental 12th Kitty O. Locker, Jo Mackiewicz, Jeanine Aune, and Donna Kienzler McGraw Hill 978-1259580628 $29.70
Business and Administrative Communication, eBook 12th Kitty O. Locker, Jo Mackiewicz, Jeanine Aune, and Donna Kienzler McGraw Hill 978-1259580628 $33.00

ENGL 421 Approved Texts

Title Edition Author(s) Publisher ISBN Price
Technical Communication Strategies for Today, REVEL 3rd Richard Johnson-Sheehan Pearson 0134707974 $41.00
Technical Communication Strategies for Today, REVEL Combo 3rd Richard Johnson-Sheehan Pearson 0135232295 $60.95
Technical Communication Strategies for Today, Print Rental (from UBS on campus only) 3rd Richard Johnson-Sheehan Pearson 0134433033 $43.00
Technical Communication Strategies for Today, eBook 3rd Richard Johnson-Sheehan Pearson 9780134433035 $59.99
Technical Communication Strategies for Today, eBook Rental 3rd Richard Johnson-Sheehan Pearson 9780134433035 $29.99
Technical Communication Today, REVEL 6th Richard Johnson-Sheehan Pearson 0134438663 $59.45
Technical Communication Today, REVEL Combo 6th Richard Johnson-Sheehan Pearson 0134995635 $79.40
Technical Communication Today, Print Rental (from UBS on campus only) 6th Richard Johnson-Sheehan Pearson 0134425731 $59.00
Technical Communication, Print 12th Mike Markel and Stuart A. Selber Macmillan 9781319058616 $133.99
Technical Communication, Print Rental 12th Mike Markel and Stuart A. Selber Macmillan 9781319058616 $46.99
Technical Communication, eBook, 6-month rental 12th Mike Markel and Stuart A. Selber Macmillan 9781319107888 $50.99
Technical Communication, eBook Purchase 12th Mike Markel and Stuart A. Selber Macmillan 9781319107888 $90.99

The Essentials of Technical Communication, by Elizabeth Tebeaux and Sam Dragga, is no longer an approved ENGL 421 textbook as of Fall 2019. This text has been discontinued for use in the PW program at Purdue.

ENGL 420 Pilot Texts

Title Edition Author(s) Publisher ISBN Price
A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication, Print 2nd Heather Graves and Roger Graves Broadview 9781554810239 $55.95
A Strategic Guide to Technical Communication, eBook 2nd Heather Graves and Roger Graves Broadview 9781554810239 $34.95

ENGL 422 Pilot Texts

Title Edition Author(s) Publisher ISBN Price
Writing for Today’s Healthcare Audiences, Print 1st Robert J. Bonk Broadview 9781554811496 $32.92
Writing for Today’s Healthcare Audiences, eBook 1st Robert J. Bonk Broadview 9781554811496 $22.95