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40 Model Essays : A Portable Anthology

40 Model Essays : A Portable Anthology - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312438296

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ISBN13: 978-0312438296
ISBN10: 031243829X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 2005
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40 Model Essays : A Portable Anthology - 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312438296

Jane E. Aaron

ISBN13: 978-0312438296
ISBN10: 031243829X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 05
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

In response to requests from instructors and students for shorter and less expensive composition readers, 40 Model Essays -- featuring material adapted from the successful The Compact Reader -- offers about half the usual number of readings for about half the price of similar books.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction: Reading and Writing
Barbara Lazear Ascher, The Box Man

1. Description

E.B. White, Once More to the Lake
Joan Didion, The Santa Ana
Judith Ortiz Cofer, Silent Dancing
M. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain

2. Narration

Langston Hughes, Salvation
Annie Dillard, The Chase
Maya Angelou, Graduation
George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant

3. Example

Perry Klass, She's Your Basic L.O.L. in N.A.D.
Anna Quindlen, Homeless
David Sedaris, Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa
Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space

4. Division or Analysis

Emily Prager, Our Barbies, Ourselves
Margaret Visser, The Ritual of Fast Food
Scott Russell Sanders, The Men We Carry in Our Minds

5. Classification

Russell Baker, The Plot Against People
Deborah Tannen, But What Do You Mean?
Stephanie Ericsson, The Ways We Lie

6. Process Analysis

Lars Eighner, Dumpster Diving
Anne Lamott, The Crummy First Draft
Jessica Mitford, Embalming Mr. Jones

7. Comparison and Contrast

Suzanne Britt, Neat People vs. Sloppy People
Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
Nancy Mairs, Disability
Richard Rodriguez, Private Language, Public Language

8. Definition

Judy Brady, I Want a Wife
Noel Perrin, The Androgynous Man
Gloria Naylor, The Meanings of a Word
Amy Tan, Mother Tongue

9. Cause and Effect Analysis

Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
Barbara Ehrenreich, Cultural Baggage
K.C. Cole, Women and Science
Steven Jay Gould, Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs

10. Argument and Persuasion

A Debate on Capital Punishment
Edward I. Koch, Death and Justice
David Bruck, The Death Penalty
William F. Buckley, Why Don't We Complain?
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream
Virginia Woolf, Professions for Women
Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal

Index of Titles and Authors