80 Readings for Composition

80 Readings for Composition - DavidMunger - 9780321438782 - English Composition - Freshman Composition (102)
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Longman
Autor
David Munger
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
2
Sprache
Englisch
Erschienen
August 2006
ISBN13
9780321438782
ISBN
0321438787
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This collection of professional and student essays is arranged thematically with four alternate tables of contents: rhetorical, argument, literature, and writing about the disciplines. 

 

No matter the approach you take in your composition course, this flexible, substantial, and engaging reader will answer your teaching needs.  Available packaged with most Longman handbooks at no additional cost, this reader will also answer your students' need for a low cost (no cost!) collection of essays.

Table of Contents

1. Writers on Writing.

Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook.

Anne Johnson (student), On “On Keeping a Notebook.”

Susan Scarbek (student), Monkey See, Monkey Do.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Introduction to Frankenstein.

John O'Hayre, A First Look at Gobbledygook.

Virginia Woolf, If Shakespeare Had a Sister.

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Journal Notes on Thoreau.

Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture 1993.

William Safire, The Perfect Paragraph.

Kurt Vonnegut, How to Write with Style.

Donald M. Murray, The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscript.

John Keats, When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be.

George Schimmel (student), Redaction in Keats' “When I Have Fears.”

2. Nature.

Chief Seattle, Address.

Allison Hobgood (student), Sioux Sun Dance Ceremony.

Diana Peck (student), The Shellfish of Arey's Pond.

Mark Twain, Two Views of the Mississippi.

John Muir, A Wind-Storm in the Forests.

Andrew Campbell (student), Night in the Woods.

Mary Austin, Water Trails of the Ceriso.

Barry Lopez, Encounter on the Tundra.

Edward Abbey, Polemic: Industrial Tourism and the National Parks.

Al Gore, Remarks to Climate Change Conference.

Carey McAlister (student), Spatial Memory in Pigeons and Rats.

3. Women and Men.

Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

John Stuart Mill, from The Subjection of Women.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments and Resolution.

Olive Schreiner, Sex-Parasitism.

D.H. Lawrence, Pornography.

Margaret Atwood, Pornography.

Lisa Shin (student), Response to Lawrence and Atwood on Pornography.

Mark Gerzon, Manhood: The Elusive Goal.

Paul Theroux, Being a Man.

Anita K. Blair, Shattering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling.

Lester C. Thurow, Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men.

Kay Ebeling, The Failure of Feminism.

Felicia Andersen (student), Why I Am Not a Feminist.

4. Customs and Habits.

Jane Austen, from Pride and Prejudice.

Leah Neuman (student), Calling a “Boy” for a “Date.”

Stephanie A. Crockett, 'Haven't We Met … ?': The Pickup Line Just Goes On and On.

Kathleen Doheny, Desperately Seeking … Anyone.

Adam Burrell (student), Time Torture.

W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of White Folk.

William Raspberry, The Handicap of Definition.

Melvin Konner, Kick off Your Heels.

5. Politics and Belief.

Translations of the Bible.

D. T. Suzuki, What Is Zen?

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address.

Adlai E. Stevenson, Veto of the “Cat Bill.”

Eileen Williams (student), Mandatory AIDS Testing for Job Applicants.

Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal.

Mark Twain, Running for President.

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, School Prayer (con position).

The American Center for Law and Justice, School Prayer (pro position).

6. Rights and Obligations.

Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence.

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address.

Frederick Douglass, The Meaning of the 4th of July for the Negro.

Henry David Thoreau, An Immoral Law.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail.

Catherine Garaldi (student), King's Way with Words.

Linda Hasselstrom, The Cow versus the Animal Rights Activist.

Tom Regan, Animal Rights, Human Wrongs.

Stephen Rose, Proud to Be Speciesist.

Thomas Sowell, Cold Compassion.

Katha Pollitt, A Dangerous Game on Abortion.

Roy Bowen Ward, Is the Fetus a Person? The Bible's View.

Sarah Doud (student), Changing Kyle.

Katherine Crane (student), Handling Room.

7. Coming of Age.

Zora Neale Hurston, I Get Born.

Edith Wharton, The Valley of Childish Things.

Annie Dillard, from An American Childhood.

Ashley Wagner (student), The Third Row.

Richard Wright, The Library Card.

Aaliyah El-Amin (student), Milestones.

Russell Baker, from Growing Up.

Mark Gerrard (student), Bozo Revisited.

Anne Frank, Diary.

E. B. White, Once More to the Lake.

Pearl Klein (student), Once More to the Pool.

Jonathan Muir (student), Bottom of the Ninth.

Alternate Tables of Contents:

Argument Contents

Edward Abbey, Polemic: Industrial Tourism and the National Parks     

The American Center for Law and Justice, School Prayer (pro position)  

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, School Prayer (con position)  

Anita K. Blair, Shattering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling  

Al Gore, Remarks to Climate Change Conference    

Linda Hasselstrom, The Cow versus the Animal Rights Activist

Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence  

Anne Johnson (student), On “On Keeping a Notebook”  

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail  

Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture 1993  

Stephen Rose, Proud to Be Speciesist  

Thomas Sowell, Cold Compassion  

Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal  

Lester C. Thurow, Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men  

Eileen Williams (student), Mandatory AIDS Testing for Job Applicants  

Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman  

Virginia Woolf, If Shakespeare Had a Sister  

 

Writing About the Disciplines Contents

Natural Sciences / Geology, Biology

Edward Abbey, Polemic: Industrial Tourism and the National Parks  

Mary Austin, Water Trails of the Ceriso  

Al Gore, Remarks to Climate Change Conference  

Linda Hasselstrom, The Cow versus the Animal Rights Activist  

Barry Lopez, Encounter on the Tundra  

Carey McAlister (student), Spatial Memory in Pigeons and Rats  

John Muir, A Wind-Storm in the Forests  

Diana Peck (student), The Shellfish of Arey's Pond  

Tom Regan, Animal Rights, Human Wrongs  

Stephen Rose, Proud to be a Speciesist  

Political Science/ History

American Center for Law and Justice, School Prayer (pro position)  

Americans United for the Separation of Church and State, School Prayer (con position)  

Frederick Douglass, The Meaning of the 4th of July for the Negro  

W.E.B. DuBois, The Souls of White Folk  

Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence  

John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address  

Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail  

Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address  

John Stuart Mill, from The Subjection of Women  

Chief Seattle, Address  

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Declaration of Sentiments and Resolution  

Adlai E. Stevenson, Veto of the “Cat Bill”  

Mark Twain, Running for President  

Henry David Thoreau, An Immoral Law  

Mary Wollstonecraft, from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman 

Psychology

Russell Baker, from Growing Up  

Annie Dillard, from An American Childhood  

Aaliyah El-Amin (student), Milestones  

Anne Frank, from Diary  

Mark Gerrard (student), Bozo Revisited  

Ashley Wagner (student), The Third Row  

Richard Wright, The Library Card  

Religion

Translations of the Bible  

Katha Pollitt, A Dangerous Game on Abortion  

Thomas Sowell, Cold Compassion  

D. T. Suzuki, What Is Zen?  

Roy Bowen Ward, Is the Fetus a Person? The Bible's View 

Sociology /Anthropology

Felicia Andersen (student), Why I Am Not a Feminist  

Anita K. Blair, Shattering the Myth of the Glass Ceiling  

Kay Ebeling, The Failure of Feminism  

Mark Gerzon, Manhood: The Elusive Goal  

Allison Hobgood (student), Sioux Sun Dance Ceremony  

Olive Schreiner, Sex-Parasitism  

Paul Theroux, Being a Man  

Lester C. Thurow, Why Women Are Paid Less Than Men  

 

Literature Contents

Jane Austen, from Pride and Prejudice  

Russell Baker, from Growing Up  

Joan Didion, On Keeping a Notebook  

Annie Dillard, from An American Childhood  

Nathaniel Hawthorne, Journal Notes on Thoreau  

John Keats, When I Have Fears That I May Cease to Be  

Toni Morrison, Nobel Lecture 1993  

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Introduction to Frankenstein  

Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal  

Kurt Vonnegut, How to Write with Style  

Virginia Woolf, If Shakespeare Had a Sister