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Summary: 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 throughou ...show moret 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). ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 6TH 98
Thematic Table of Contents
Trena Isley, On the Sidelines
Courtney Smith, Cockroaches
Jon Clancy, Where Is Le Bathroom
Part I. The Elements of the Essay
Hellen Keller, The Most Important Day
James Lincoln Collier, Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name
Diane Yen-Mei Wong, Why "Model Minority" Doesn't Fit
Sandra Cisneros, My Name
Cynthia Inda, A Chance to Pursue My Dreams
Gloria Naylor, The Meanings of a Word
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
Adam Rogers, Zen and the Art of Olympic Success
William Zinsser, Simplicity
Mike Rose, "I Just Wanna Be Average"
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
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
Dick Gregory, Shame
Roger Hoffmann, The Dare
Maya Angelou, Momma, the Dentist, and Me
Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour
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
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
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
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