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In the early days of microcomputing, Dr. Murdick wrote a manual on computer use, Perfect Writer / Perfect Speller on the Kaypro, which was published by PeopleTalk Express of Plano, TX. The rest of his book publications have addressed writing issues.


The Portable Business Writer – Houghton Mifflin, 1999

The Portable Technical Writer – Houghton Mifflin, 2001

A Student Guide to College Composition – Jain Publishing, 2003

Writing and Reasoning – Jain Publishing, 2006

Teaching College Composition: A Practical Guide for New Instructors – Jain Publishing, 2013


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“What English Teachers Need to Know about Grammar” (English Journal)

“Art, Writing and Politics” (Art Education)

“Evolution of a Writing Center” (Writing Center Journal)

“Placing Whole Language in a Workshop Setting” (English Leadership Quarterly)

“Beyond Testing: University and Business Leaders Develop a Portfolio Program” (Portfolio News)

“Using Collaborative Writing Pedagogy in the Art Classroom” (ERIC)

“Modernizing WAC” (Writing and Learning)

“Teaching Writing the Way We Teach Art” (WPCTE 1989 Yearbook)


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