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Readers Choice : Essays and Stories

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Designed for Developmental Writing courses (Essay level). An appealing alternative to the popular Reader's Choice, now in its third Canadian edition, Reader's Choice: Essays and Stories adds fiction to provide a broader range of models of writing. The book's primary purpose continues to be helping students improve their ability to think, read, and write on progressively more sophisticated more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 32mm | 793.78g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • Canadian Edition
  • 0130418749
  • 9780130418746

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION: Thinking Reading and Writing. NON-FICTION: THE ESSAYS. 1. DESCRIPTION: Exploring Through the Senses. LESLEY CHOYCE, Thin Edge of the Wedge. TOMSON HIGHWAY, What a Certain Visionary Once Said. DAVE BIDINI, Kris King Looks Terrible. RAY GUY, When Jannies Visited. 2. NARRATION: Telling a Story. ALLEN ABEL, A Home at the End of the Journey. STEVEN HEIGHTON, Elegy in Stone. EVELYN LAU, I Sing the Song of My Condo. BRIAN LEWIS, Teeth. ALISON WEARING, Last Snowstorm. 3. EXAMPLE: Illustrating Ideas. LYNN COADY, Genius or Madness? SHARON BUTALA, The Myth: The Prairies Are Flat. CECIL FOSTER, Why Blacks Get Mad. MARK KINGWELL, Not Available in Stores. 4. PROCESS ANALYSIS: Explaining Step by Step. PAUL QUARRINGTON, Home Brew. MALCOLM GLADWELL, Is the Belgian Coca-Cola Hysteria the Real Thing? STANLEY COREN, Dogs and Monsters. MAUREEN LITTLEJOHN, You Are a Contract Painkiller, Code Name ASA. JOE FIORITO, Breakfast in Bed. 5. CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION: Finding Categories. DAVID FOOT, Boomers Dance to a New Beat. AMY WILLARD CROSS, Life in the Stopwatch Lane. GWYNNE DYER, Flagging Attention. SUSAN SWAN, Nine Ways of Looking at a Critic. 6. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST: Discovering Similarities and Differences. CHARLOTTE GRAY, The Temple of Hygiene. WILL FERGUSON, The Sudbury Syndrome. GLORIA STEINEM, The Politics of Muscle. MICHAEL MCKINLEY, Opera Night in Canada. EVAN SOLOMON, The Babar Factor. 7. DEFINITION: Limiting the Frame of Reference. DREW HAYDEN TAYLOR, Pretty Like a White Boy: The Adventures of a Blue-Eyed Ojibway. WAYSON CHOY, I'm a Banana and Proud of It. MICHAEL CLUGSTON, Twice Struck. NEIL BISSOONDATH, Pieces of Sky. 8. CAUSE AND EFFECT: Tracing Reasons and Result. STEPHEN KING, Why We Crave Horror Movies. TRINA MCQUEEN, Why We Crave Hot Stuff. LAURA ROBINSON, Starving for the Gold. KIM PITTAWAY, Dead Wrong. TONY LEIGHTON, The New Nature. 9. ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION: Inciting People to Thought or Action. JENNIFER COWAN, TV Me Alone. LAWRENCE SOLOMON, Too Much Privacy Can Be Hazardous to the Person. JUDY REBICK, The Culture of Overwork. DAVID SUZUKI, The Right Stuff. Opposing Viewpoints: Wearing the Veil. MICHELE LEMON, Understanding Does Not Always Lead to Tolerance. AHEED MUSTAFA, My Body Is My Own Business. 10. DOCUMENTED ESSAYS: Reading and Writing From Sources. BARBARA EHRENREICH, The Ecstasy of War. MARILYN DAHL, The Role of the Media in Promoting Images of Disability. FICTION. 11. The Stories (new). DAVID ARNASON, A Girl's Story. MARGARET ATWOOD, Death By Landscape. T. CORRAGHESSAN BOYLE, Greasy Lake. JOHN BROOKE, The Finer Points of Apples. ELIZABETH HAY, Cezanne in a Soft Hat. KATHERINE GOVIER, The Immaculate Conception Photography Gallery. ALISTAIR MACLEOD, As Birds Bring Forth the Sun. ALICE MUNRO, Boys and Girls. CAROL SHIELDS, Windows. TIMOTHY TAYLOR, The Doves of more