America Now

Short Readings from Recent Periodicals
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1319021778
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 400
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America Now makes it easy for you to get brief, accessible, and thought-provoking essays into your classroom, with trustworthy, reliable pedagogy and an expert reader's knowledge of what works in the classroom. As series editor for Best American Essays, Robert Atwan constantly scours a wide range of periodicals, bringing to America Now an unrivaled focus on the best writing on today. Instructors tell us that their students want to respond to the essays in the book, and they praise the high-quality reading and writing instruction, critical thinking and reading questions, and model student essays that help them do so.

America Now

Short Readings from Recent Periodicals
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: St Martins Press
ISBN: 9780312257941
Category: History
Page: 378
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A key challenge in the first-year composition course is to inspire students as readers and to spark the kind of thoughtful classroom discussion that leads to solid academic writing. As series editor of "The Best American Essays" Robert Atwan constantly scours a wide range of print and online periodicals, bringing to "America Now" an unrivaled awareness of the best writing on today's hottest issues. To make these issues especially relevant for students, Atwan also explores hundreds of campus newspapers on the Internet to find the best student writing on current topics. These models by their peers from across the country show students that they, too, can share ideas through their own discussion and writing.

The Writer's Presence

A Pool of Readings
Author: Donald McQuade,Robert Atwan
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9780312486860
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 1040
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The readings in The Writer’s Presence are selected exclusively for the quality of the writing. Editors Donald McQuade of the University of California, Berkeley, and Robert Atwan, Series Editor of The Best American Essays scoured hundreds of essays in search of teachable readings with strong voices and clear points of view. The result is a blend of classic pieces by favorites like James Baldwin, Annie Dillard, and Amy Tan; and fresh pieces by rising stars like Michael Pollan, Geeta Kothari, James McBride, and Daniel Harris. The voices in The Writer’s Presence represent different communities, time periods, levels of difficulty, and fields of study, and the topics intersect in intriguing and nuanced ways, giving students the opportunity to think critically and develop their own voices. Organized by type of writing and with minimal apparatus, The Writer’s Presence gives instructors unsurpassed teaching flexibility. With so many exceptional readings and so many ways to teach them, the possibilities are endless.

Our Times

Readings from Recent Periodicals
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312149314
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 440
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Like its best-selling predecessors, the fifth edition of Our Times is built entirely around very contemporary selections from a wide variety of very recent periodicals on intriguing topics of very current interest -- more than ninety percent published since 1996 . With a new profile of the Class of 2000 based on UCLA's national survey of college freshmen, the fifth edition of Our Times does even more to get students talking about where they stand in relation to their peers as well as to professional writers. And with plenty of selections that can be used as models and an even stronger focus on writing in the unique apparatus, Our Times shows students how to turn lively discussion about personal and public issues into effective writing.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to World Conflicts, 2E


Author: Steven D. Strauss
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696764
Category: History
Page: 400
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Cold hard facts on the world's hot spots. Now readers can make sense of the daily headlines with an examination of the sides and issues of evolving conflicts. This updated edition provides coverage of all of the hot conflict spots in our world today, background and history, new and added coverage of the war on terror, and up-to- date coverage on the Middle East, including Iraq. * As Iraq continues to dominate the news, there is, unfortunately, no shortage of other trouble spots-this guide looks at conflicts around the globe * An accurate reference source for high school and college students, and a great overview for people who want more in-depth understanding of daily events

Writing from Sources


Author: Brenda Spatt
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312602901
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 545
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Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation, Writing from Sources provides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating sources smoothly into an original argument. Examples, exercises, and guidance throughout help students gain confidence with essential concepts, while numerous readings drawn from a variety of sources provide models and practice in every skill.

Fusion: Integrated Reading and Writing


Author: Dave Kemper,Verne Meyer,John Van Rys,Patrick Sebranek
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537939
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 560
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FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 1 is a developmental English book for reading and writing at the paragraph level. It connects the reading and writing processes so that they are fully reciprocal and reinforcing, using parallel strategies that guide students in analyzing reading to generate writing. FUSION teaches critical reading strategies in conjunction with the shared writing traits, such as main idea, details, and organization, and teaches the types of writing (including the basics of research) that students will encounter in their future courses. Grammar instruction is integrated in authentic writing, using high-interest professional and student models. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Bioethics in a Changing World


Author: Jennifer A. Parks,Victoria S. Wike
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780136151647
Category: Philosophy
Page: 797
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Bioethics in a Changing World is an introductory textbook for individuals who are new to the study of bioethics. This interdisciplinary field, which encompasses philosophy, religion, sociology, gerontology, psychiatry, biomedical science, law, and nursing (to name a few), has been rapidly growing and developing over the last half-century. In order to get a handle on what “doing” bioethics entails, it is helpful to start with the basic philosophical foundations of bioethical theory and then consider a variety of trenchant issues that arise from the practice of medicine and the provision of health care services within an age of technology. In constructing this textbook, the central aim has been to guide readers in developing a clear sense of how theory and practice are linked in the dynamic field of bioethics. Though new problems and issues in bioethics are constantly arising, it is important to focus on the persistence of foundational questions that apply to new contexts.

The Least You Should Know About English: Writing Skills


Author: Paige Wilson,Teresa Ferster Glazier
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 133751747X
Category: Education
Page: 336
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For decades, students have mastered the basics of writing with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS. Uncomplicated explanations allow students to focus on fundamentals, reinforced by real-world samples, over 200 exercises, and instant feedback in all areas of writing. Parts One to Three clarify and provide practice in the essentials of word use, sentence structure, and punctuation. Part Four on writing covers all types of paragraphs and essays and fundamental reading-based writing skills in a brief, easy-to-follow way. Each numbered section includes concise explanations followed by lively exercises with answers in the back of the book so that students can instantly grasp and apply what they learn. Exercises from multiple disciplines broaden students' understanding and interest in science, art, history, film, literature, social studies, business, and the media. When the course ends, the book becomes a valuable reference to support students' future writing needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Brief Bedford Reader


Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dorothy M. Kennedy,Jane E. Aaron,Ellen Kuhl Repetto
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1457672901
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 640
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A compact version of one of the most popular composition readers available today—at a significant savings to students—The Brief Bedford Reader provides 45 compelling readings by excellent writers and all the practical instructional material of the full-length book to connect critical reading to academic writing. The unique "Writers on Writing" feature illustrates the many ways writers create meaning from what they read and experience. The twelfth edition provides even more helpful guidance for students on critical reading and writing, a new appendix with advice on APA documentation, and an updated selection of compelling readings. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for The Brief Bedford Reader, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do, with provocative new essays and multimodal selections.

Writing in Action


Author: Andrea A. Lunsford
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457665035
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 496
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Andrea Lunsford’s research treats student writers as writers first—not only in the classroom, but in every aspect of their lives. Her newest handbook features a simple and inviting design that helps students find solutions for every situation as they translate their skills as writers in their day-to-day lives to the conventions of solid academic writing. Featuring the writing process coverage of larger handbooks at a value price, Writing in Action is a supportive reference that emphasizes rhetorical strategies that help students put their ideas into action.

The Los Angeles Diaries

A Memoir
Author: James Brown
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1582438730
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 225
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Plagued by the suicides of both his siblings, and heir to alcohol and drug abuse, divorce, and economic ruin, James Brown lived a life clouded by addiction, broken promises, and despair. In The Los Angeles Diaries, he reveals his struggle for survival, mining his past to present the inspiring story of his redemption. Beautifully written and limned with dark humor, these twelve deeply confessional, interconnected chapters address personal failure, heartbreak, the trials of writing for Hollywood, and the life-shattering events that finally convinced Brown that he must “change or die. In “Snapshot, Brown is five years old and recalls the night his mother “sets fire to an apartment building down the street. In “Daisy, Brown purchases a Vietnamese potbellied pig for his wife to atone for his sins, only to find the pigs bulk growing in direct proportion to the tensions in his marriage. Harrowing and brutally honest, The Los Angeles Diaries is the chronicle of a man on a collision course with life, who ultimately finds the strength and courage to conquer his demons and believe once more.

The Best American Essays 2000


Author: Alan P. Lightman,Robert Atwan
Publisher: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780618035809
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 233
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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

The Giver


Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054434068X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 240
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Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

Convergences

Message, Method, Medium
Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312412913
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 621
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With a unique focus on message, method, and medium, Convergences asks students to think about what, why, and how we communicate. What's the best way to tell the story of your life, through words or pictures? How would the Gettysburg Address be received if Lincoln had delivered it on PowerPoint? Why did Benetton design a marketing campaign around death row inmates? Convergences asks these questions, among others. Convergences has been put together to help students explore the many different kinds of compositions that surround them. Clusters bring together texts from multiple media and genres -- essays, advertisements, the Web, news, comics, television, and film, among others -- with a methodology to read them. And the new edition does even more to suggest a vocabulary students can use to talk about all kinds of texts, both in the book and in ix -- a ground-breaking CD-ROM exploring fundamental concepts of visual rhetoric -- that comes with every copy of Convergences.

The Lottery


Author: Shirley Jackson
Publisher: The Creative Company
ISBN: 9781583415849
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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A seemingly ordinary village participates in a yearly lottery to determine a sacrificial victim.

Fusion Book 1, Enhanced Edition: Integrated Reading and Writing


Author: Dave Kemper,Verne Meyer,John Van Rys,Patrick Sebranek
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305176863
Category: Education
Page: 672
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FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Enhanced Edition, Book 1 connects the reading and writing processes for a streamlined learning process that also shows you how reading and writing are linked. Using a clear and colorful design, the book includes interesting professional and student writing models that will motivate you as you develop your reading and writing skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.