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Norton Sampler : Short Essays for Composition - 5th edition

Norton Sampler : Short Essays for Composition (ISBN10: 0393970906; ISBN13: 9780393970906)
ISBN13: 978-0393970906
ISBN10: 0393970906

Summary: Rhetorical organization, helpful apparatus, and lively selections make The Norton Sampler the perfect choice for first-year courses. Refreshed with fifteen new essays and three new interviews, this bestselling, short-essay reader retains the strengths that have made it a market leader.

Ranging from two to five pages, each essay, chapter, or section from a book is printed in its entirety so that students can see for themselves the power of the short-essay fo
rm and use the selections as models for their own writing.

50 Essays, 15 New, 25 by Women Writers
  • The Norton Sampler brings together lively, provocative authors such as Louise Erdrich, Barbara Ehrenreich, Nikki Giovanni, Jared Diamond, Jane Smiley, Naomi Shihab Nye, Philip Weiss, and James Q. Wilson, among many others, writing on crime, welfare reform, gun control, divorce, affirmative action, Martin Luther King Day, Easter Island, nursing, food, home, and the Middle East.

Student Writing Fully Featured
  • Student writing is a centerpiece of The Norton Sampler, which offers six student essays, two of them new to the Fifth Edition.

Writers on the Writing Process
  • Each chapter in The Norton Sampler closes with a "Writers on the Writing Process" section that features one or more of the writers in the chapter talking about their personal writing process.

Helpful Apparatus
  • Includes a thematic table of contents, chapter introductions to rhetorical strategies, author headnotes, a glossary of rhetorical terminology, study questions that probe understanding, structure, and language, and draw comparisons among essays, and questions for discussion and writing.
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Summary: Rhetorical organization, helpful apparatus, and lively selections make The Norton Sampler the perfect choice for first-year courses. Refreshed with fifteen new essays and three new interviews, this bestselling, short-essay reader retains the strengths that have made it a market leader.

Ranging from two to five pages, each essay, chapter, or section from a book is printed in its entirety so that students can see for themselves the power of the short-essay form and use the selections as models for their own writing.

50 Essays, 15 New, 25 by Women Writers
  • The Norton Sampler brings together lively, provocative authors such as Louise Erdrich, Barbara Ehrenreich, Nikki Giovanni, Jared Diamond, Jane Smiley, Naomi Shihab Nye, Philip Weiss, and James Q. Wilson, among many others, writing on crime, welfare reform, gun control, divorce, affirmative action, Martin Luther King Day, Easter Island, nursing, food, home, and the Middle East.

Student Writing Fully Featured
  • Student writing is a centerpiece of The Norton Sampler, which offers six student essays, two of them new to the Fifth Edition.

Writers on the Writing Process
  • Each chapter in The Norton Sampler closes with a "Writers on the Writing Process" section that features one or more of the writers in the chapter talking about their personal writing process.

Helpful Apparatus
  • Includes a thematic table of contents, chapter introductions to rhetorical strategies, author headnotes, a glossary of rhetorical terminology, study questions that probe understanding, structure, and language, and draw comparisons among essays, and questions for discussion and writing.
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Edition/Copyright: 5TH 97
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Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Year Published: 1997
International: No

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