Course Books ToW

I respect the fact that books are expensive and that students are too often required to purchase books that they don't use either enough during a course or after the course is over.  That having been said, the books I list below were chosen because they will serve you now and years from now as well.  I had most of them above my desk in my own classroom; and they are all still in my bookcase at home--referred to often. 

They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing by Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein
On Writing Well by William Zinsser
The Grammar Plan Book by Constance Weaver