John Brereton

John Brereton (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is a Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Previously he served as Executive Director of the Calderwood Writing Initiative at the Boston Athenaum. He has taught writing at Harvard University, Wayne State University, Brandeis University, and the City University of New York. His scholarship focuses on the history of teaching English literature and composition.

Books by John Brereton

  1. Book CoverA Guide to The Norton Reader

    This guide includes tips for planning a course; four sample syllabi; suggested in-class activities for ten and thirty minutes; notes for new teachers and writing program administrators; and a guide to navigating For every reading, this guide offers an overview of key themes, passages, and strategies; teaching suggestions; and suggested writing assignments.More

  2. Book CoverInstructor's Guide: for The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction, Thirteenth Edition and Shorter Thirteenth Edition

    This guide for instructors contains advice on planning a course, sample syllabi, suggested in-class activities, notes for new teachers, writing program administrators, teachers of developmental writing and notes, overviews, suggestions, prompts, and a teaching “hook” for each reading.More

  3. Book CoverThe Norton Reader

    Fourteenth Edition

    The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre.More

  4. Book CoverThe Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction

    Thirteenth Edition

    The classic among essay readers.More

  5. Book CoverWriting on the Job: A Norton Pocket Guide

    Updated Edition

    Writing on the Job is the first handy reference guide for professional writing students.More