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 c
omprehension, and critical thinking, the new edition of Models for Writers once again stakes its claim as America's best-selling short essay reader.
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. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:9TH 07 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Bedford Books Year Published: 2007 International: No
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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
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