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Models for Writers

Models for Writers - 6th edition

ISBN13: 978-0312153106

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ISBN13: 978-0312153106
ISBN10: 0312153104
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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 98
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 1998
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Models for Writers - 6TH 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312153106

Paul A. Eschholz

ISBN13: 978-0312153106
ISBN10: 0312153104
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 6TH 98
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.

Published: 1998
International: No

Models for Writers combines an excellent collection of brief essays with abundant support for student writers. This popular reader includes chapters on elements of the essay as well as methods of development.

Alfred Rosa and Paul Eschholz are both professors of English at the University of Vermont, where they regularly teach freshman composition and advanced writing. They both have conducted numerous seminars and writing workshops throughout the country and have collaborated on a number of best-selling texts, including Subject and Strategy, Seventh Edition, (St. Martin's, 1996), Outlooks and Insights: A Reader for College Writers, Fourth Edition, (St. Martin's, 1995); and, with their colleague Virginia Clark, Language Awareness, Seventh Edition, (St. Martin's, 1997).

Table of Contents

Thematic Table of Contents

Student Essays

Trena Isley, On the Sidelines
Courtney Smith, Cockroaches
Jon Clancy, Where Is Le Bathroom

Part I. The Elements of the Essay

1. Thesis

Hellen Keller, The Most Important Day
James Lincoln Collier, Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name
Diane Yen-Mei Wong, Why "Model Minority" Doesn't Fit

2. Unity

Sandra Cisneros, My Name
Cynthia Inda, A Chance to Pursue My Dreams
Gloria Naylor, The Meanings of a Word

3. Organization

Lynn Wenzel, Reach Out and Write Someone
Geoffrey Cowley, Made to Order Babies
Eudora Welty, The Corner Stone

4. Beginnings and Endings

Michael T. Kaufman, Of My Friend Hector and My Achilles Heel
Bruce Lambert, Even You Can Get It
Kirby W. Stanat, How to Take a Job Interview
Katherine E. Zondlo, It's Not Just a Phase

5. Paragraphs

Adam Rogers, Zen and the Art of Olympic Success
William Zinsser, Simplicity
Mike Rose, "I Just Wanna Be Average"

6. Transitions

Lisa Brown, Why I Want to Have a Family
Steve Brody, How I Got Smart
Russell Baker, Becoming a Writer

7. Effective Sentences

Annie Dillard, Hitting Pay Dirt
Langston Hughes, Salvation
Margaret A Whitney, Playing to Win
Martin Gansburg, 38 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call Police

Part II. The Language of the Essay

8. Diction and Tone

David Raymond, On Being 17, Bright, and Unable to Read
Luis J. Rodriguez, La Vida Loca (The Crazy Life): Two Generations of Gang Members
Audre Lorde, The Fourth of July
Pat Mora, The Dance within My Heart

9. Figurative Language

Robert Ramirez, The Barrio
Anne Lamott, Polaroids
George Orwell, A Hanging

Part III. Types of Essays

10. Illustration

Barbara Huttmann, A Crime of Compassion
Richard Lederer, The Case for Short Words
George Felton, A Read-Only Man in an Interactive Age
Robert L. Heilbroner, Don't Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments

11. Narration

Dick Gregory, Shame
Roger Hoffmann, The Dare
Maya Angelou, Momma, the Dentist, and Me
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour

12. Description

Gilbert Highet, Subway Station
Carl T. Rowan, Unforgettable Miss Bessie
Marianne Wiggins, Grocer's Daughter
Guy Trebay, Gravity's Rainbow

13. Process Analysis

Sherry Sweetnam, How to Organize Your Thoughts for Better Communication
Mortimer Adler, How to Make a Book
Armand D. Budish, Fender Benders: Legal Do's and Don'ts
Alexander Petrunkevitch, The Spider and the Wasp

14. Definition

Sidney J. Harris, A Jerk
Rebecca Thomas Kirkendall, Who's a Hillbilly?
Margo Kaufman, My Way!
Elvira M. Franco, A Magic Circle of Friends

15. Division and Classification

Martin Luther King Jr., The Ways of Meeting Oppression
Judith Viorst, Friends, Good Friends - and Such Good Friends
Nickie McWhirter, What You Do Is What You Are
Lee Smith, What We Now Know About Memory

16. Comparison and Contrast

Deborah Dalfonso, Grammy Rewards
Patricia Raybon, A Case of "Severe Bias"
Gary Soto, The Locket
K. Connie Kang, A Battle of Cultures

17. Cause and Effect

John Brooks, The Effects of the Telephone
Diana Bletter, I Refuse to Live in Fear
Jack Agueros, Halfway to Dick and Jane
Lois Duncan, How Not to Lose Friends Over Money

18. Argument

Laura Rowley, As They Say, Drugs Kill
Mary Sherry, In Praise of the F Word
William Zinsser, The Right to Fail
Barbara Brandt, Less Is More: A Call for Shorter Work Hour
Joe Loconte, A City's Assault on Teen Pregnancy
Joanmarie Kalter, Exposing Media Myths: TV Doesn't Affect You As Much As You Think
Dennis A. Williams, Robbing the Cradle
Brian Jarvis, Against the Great Divide
Maggie Gallagher, What's Marriage Got to Do with Love?

19. Combining Rhetorical Strategies

Deborah Tannen, I'm Sorry, I Won't Apologize
Gish Jen, An Ethnic Trump
William A. Henry III, Beyond the Melting Pot
Lars Eighner, On Dumpster Diving

Glossary of Useful Terms

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