The Prentice Hall Reader

The Prentice Hall Reader

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For one-semester, freshman-level courses in Composition.Both student- and instructor-friendly, this text/reader offers an abundance of interesting and appealing essay examples, easily implemented classroom suggestions, and varied homework and writing more

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  • Paperback | 593 pages
  • 142.24 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0130793027
  • 9780130793027

Table of contents

How to Read an Essay. How to Write an Essay. I. GATHERING AND USING EXAMPLES. 1. Anna Quindlen, The Name Is Mine. 2. Bob Greene, Cut. 3. Deborah Tannen, Wears Jump Suit, Sensible Shoes, Uses Husband's Last Name. 4. Maxine Hong Kingston, The Wild Man of the Green Swamp. 5. Tim Johnson, You Have Definitely Won! II. NARRATION. 1. Langston Hughes, Salvation. 2. Maya Angelou, Sister Monroe. 3. Annie Dillard, On Being Chased. 4. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Silent Dancing. 5. E. B. White, One More to the Lake. III. DESCRIPTION. 1. Elizabeth Wong, A Present for Popo. 2. Tracy Kidder, Linda Manor. 3. William Least Heat Moon, Nameless, Tennessee. 4. Gretel Ehrlich, A River's Route. 5. Scott Russell Sanders, The Inheritance of Tools. IV. DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION. 1. Paul Bodanis, What's in Your Toothpaste? 2. Susan Allen Toth, Cinematypes. 3. Gail Sheehy, Predictable Crises of Adulthood. 4. Mary Mebane, Shades of Black. 5. Sam Keen, Faces of the Enemy. 6. Bernard R. Berelson, The Value of Children: A Taxonomical Essay. V. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST. 1. William Zinsser, The Transaction: Two Writing Processes. 2. Elena Asturias, Growing Up in the U.S.: A First Generation Look. 3. Suzanne Britt Jordan, That Lean and Hungry Look. 4. Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts. 5. Wendell Barry, "They Knew but Little." 6. Marcia Aldrich, Hair. VI. PROCESS. 1. Elizabeth Kolbert, Birth of a TV Show. 2. Diana Ackerman, Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall. 3. Lars Eighner, My Daily Dives in the Dumpster. 4. Diane Cole, Don't Just Stand There. 5. Judith Viorst, How Books Helped Shape My Life. 6. Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook. VII. CAUSE AND EFFECT. 1. E. M. Forster, My Wood. 2. Judith Gaines, The "Beefcake Years." 3. Carll Tucker, Fear of Dearth. 4. Joan Jacobs Brumberg, The Origins of Anorexia Nervosa. 5. Fox Butterfield, Why They Excel. 6. Gloria Steinem, Why Young Women Are More Conservative. VIII. DEFINITION. 1. Theodore Bernstein, Cliches. 2. Rose Del Castillo Guibault, Americanization Is Tough on "Macho." 3. Judy Brady, I Want a Wife. 4. Amy Tan, Mother Tongue. 5. Gloria Naylor, A Word's Meaning Can Often Depend on Who Says It. 6. Margaret Atwood, The Female Body. IX. ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION. 1. Senator Don Nickles and Aimee Berenson, Should HIV-Infected Immigrants Be Barred from the United States? 2. Carl M. Cannon, Honey, I Warped the Kids. 3. Martin Luther King, I Have a Dream. 4. Patricia Poore, America's "Garbage Crisis": A Toxic Myth. 5. Alan Durning, How Much Is "Enough?" 6. Richard Rodriquez, None of This Is Fair. 7. Roger Swardson, Greetings from the Electronic Plantation. X. REVISING. 1. Peter Elbow, Quick Revising. 2. William Zinsser, Simplicity. 3. Donald Murray, Repeat to Revise. 4. N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain. 5. Nora Ephron, Revision and Life: Take It from the Top -- Again. 6. Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space. 7. Patricia McLaughlin, Sis Boom Bah Humbug! Appendix: Finding, Using, and Documenting Sources. more

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