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Models for Writers : Short Essays for Composition

Models for Writers : Short Essays for Composition - 9th edition

ISBN13: 978-0312446376

Cover of Models for Writers : Short Essays for Composition 9TH 07 (ISBN 978-0312446376)
ISBN13: 978-0312446376
ISBN10: 0312446373

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 9TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 2007
International: No

List price: $47.50

Models for Writers : Short Essays for Composition - 9TH 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312446376

Alfred Rosa and Paul Eschholz

ISBN13: 978-0312446376
ISBN10: 0312446373

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 9TH 07
Copyright: 2007
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

It's a simple, best-selling combination that's worked for over 20 years -- short, accessible essays and helpful, thorough writing instruction. Models for Writers continues to offer thought-provoking selections organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical patterns that students will use in their own essays but also the elements and language that will make those essays effective. With a wide variety of new selections and new attention to sentence grammar, reading comprehension, and critical thinking, the new edition of Models for Writers once again stakes its claim as America's best-selling short essay reader.

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents
Introduction Student Essays:
Trena Isley On the Sidelines
Courtney Smith Cockroaches
Jon Clancy Where Is Le Bathroom?

I. THE ELEMENTS OF THE ESSAY

Thesis
The Most Important Day Helen Keller
Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name
James Lincoln Collier
Why ``Model Minority'' Doesn't Fit
Diane Yen-Mei Wong
Unity
My Name
Sandra Cisneros
A Chance to Pursue My Dreams
Cynthia Inda
The Meanings of a Word Gloria Naylor
Organization
Reach Out and Write Someone
Lynn Wenzel
Made to Order Babies
Geoffrey Cowley
The Corner Store Eudora Welty
Beginnings and Endings
Of My Friend Hector and My Achilles Heel
Michael T. Kaufman
Even You Can Get It
Bruce Lambert
How to Take a Job Interview Kirby W. Stanat
It's Not Just a Phase Katherine E. Zondlo
Paragraphs
Zen and the Art of Olympic Success Adam Rogers
Simplicity William Zinsser
``I Just Wanna Be Average''
Mike Rose
Transitions
Why I Want to Have a Family
Lisa Brown
How I Got Smart Steve Brody
Becoming a Writer Russell Baker
Effective Sentences
Hitting Pay Dirt
Annie Dillard
Salvation
Langston Hughes
Playing to Win
Margaret A. Whitney
38 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call Police
Martin Gansberg

II. THE LANGUAGE OF THE ESSAY

Diction and Tone
On Being 17, Bright, and Unable to Read
David Raymond
La Vida Loca (The Crazy Life): Two
Generations of Gang Members
Luis J. Rodriguez
The Fourth of July
Audre Lorde
The Dance within My Heart
Pat Mora
Figurative Language
The Barrio Robert Romirez
Polaroids
Anne Lamott
A Hanging George Orwell

III. TYPES OF ESSAYS

Illustration
A Crime of Compassion Barbara Huttmann
The Case for Short Words
Richard Lederer
A Read-Only Man in an Interactive Age George Felton
Don't Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments
Robert L. Heilbroner
Narration
Shame
Dick Gregory
The Dare Roger Hoffmann
Momma, the Dentist, and Me
Maya Angelou
The Story of an Hour
Kate Chopin
Description
Subway Station Gilbert Highet
Unforgettable Miss Bessie
Carl T. Rowan
Grocer's Daughter
Marianne Wiggins
Gravity's Rainbow Guy Trebay
Process Analysis
How to Organize Your Thoughts for Better
Communication Sherry Sweetnam
How to Mark a Book
Mortimer Adler
Fender Benders: Legal Do's and Don't's
Armond D. Budish
The Spider and the Wasp Alexander Petrunkevitch
Definition
A Jerk Sydney J. Harris
Who's a Hillbilly? Rebecca Thomas Kirkendall
My Way!
Margo Kaufman
A Magic Circle of Friends
Elvira M. Franco
Division and Classification
The Ways of Meeting Oppression
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Friends, Good Friends---and Such Good Friends
Judith Viorst
What You Do Is What You Are
Nickie McWhirter
What We Now Know about Memory
Lee Smith
Comparison and Contrast
Grammy Rewards
Deborah Dalfonso
A Case of ``Severe Bias'' Patricia Raybon
The Locket Gary Soto
A Battle of Cultures
K. Connie Kang
Cause and Effect
The Effects of the Telephone John Brooks
I Refuse to Live in Fear
Diana Bletter
Halfway to Dick and Jane Jack Agueros
How Not to Lose Friends over Money
Lois Duncan
Argument
As They Say, Drugs Kill
Laura Rowley
In Praise of the F Word
Mary Sherry
The Right to Fail William Zinsser
Less Is More: A Call for Shorter Work Hours Barbara Brandt
A City's Assault on Teen Pregnancy
Joe Loconte
Exposing Media Myths: TV Doesn't Affect You
As Much As You Think Joanmarie Kalter
Robbing the Cradle
Dennis A. William
Against the Great Divide Brian Jarvis
What's Marriage Got to Do with Love?
Maggie Gallagher
Combining Rhetorical Strategies
I'm Sorry, I Won't Apologize
Deborah Tannen
An Ethnic Trump Gish Jen
Beyond the Melting Pot William A. Henry
On Dumpster Diving
Lars Eighner
Glossary of Useful Terms
Index