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Norton Sampler : Short Essays for Composition - 6th edition

Norton Sampler : Short Essays for Composition (ISBN10: 0393978826; ISBN13: 9780393978827)
ISBN13: 978-0393978827
ISBN10: 0393978826

Summary: W. W. Norton & Company is proud to present the Sixth Edition of The Norton Sampler. As a rhetorically arranged collection of short essays for composition, our Sampler echoes the cloth samplers once done in colonial America, presenting the basic patterns of writing for students to practice just as schoolchildren once practiced their stitches and ABCs on needlework samplers. This new edition shows students that description, narration, and the other patterns of expo ...show moresition are not just abstract concepts used in composition classrooms but are in fact the way we think--and write. The Norton Sampler contains 63 carefully chosen readings--classics as well as more recent pieces, essays along with a few real-world texts--all demonstrating how writers use the modes of discourse for many varied purposes. Features :

  • More than half the readings are new, most written in the last ten years. From Sebastian Junger's report of war against the Taliban in Afghanistan to Dave Barry's hilarious essay defining guys vs. men, to an article from the Onion reporting on a church bake sale at which all seven deadly sins were committed, readings in The Norton Sampler will interest students. There are 63 readings total.
  • A RealTime reading in each chapter shows narration, description, and the other modes of writing in everyday "real world" texts. Descriptive writing from a watch catalog, causal analysis from an Outside Magazine Q&A column, and a comparison of Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett from the New York Times sports section show students that the modes of writing are used in all the writing and thinking that we do. And all RealTime readings include visual components, demonstrating that contemporary writing now encompasses more than just words.
  • A new Web site offers links to texts written for the Web, showing how the modes of writing play out online. Each link is introduced by a short headnote with contextual information and is followed by study questions. (www.wwnorton.com/write/sampler)
  • A specially commissioned essay by Annie Dillard looks at the process she followed while writing her famous essay, "The Death of a Moth." The two essays introduce the book with a beautiful explication that shows how Dillard herself uses the modes of writing to glorious effect.
  • Beautifully written, demonstrating its own lessons about good writing. Students will find the book accessible and inspiring.
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Edition/Copyright: 6TH 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.
Published: 01/28/2003
International: No

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