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Essay Connection Readings for Writers

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ISBN-10: 084003007X

ISBN-13: 9780840030078

Edition: 10th 2013

Authors: Lynn Z. Bloom

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THE ESSAY CONNECTION is a provocative, timely collection of rhetorically arranged essays by professional and student writers. It stimulates critical thinking on ethical, social, and political issues, enabling users to make connections and write with an informed viewpoint. Essays range from the personal to the scientific and cover a variety of modes--narration, process analysis, comparison and contrast, and persuasion--to prompt users' interest in different disciplines and genres. Professionally written essays (by scientists, economists, and journalists, among others) as well as user essays inspire and motivate readers. Unlike excerpts found in other readers, most essays are printed in their…    
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List price: $74.95
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Lynn Z. Bloom earned three degrees in English at the University of Michigan, and has an abiding interest in composition and autobiography as subjects for research, teaching, and writing. She has taught and directed writing programs at Butler University (Indianapolis), the University of New Mexico, the College of William and Mary, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She arrived at the University of Connecticut in 1988 as the first holder of an endowed chair, the Aetna Chair of Writing, on the Storrs Campus. In February 2000, she received University of Connecticut's highest academic honor as the newly established Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. Her research has been supported by…    

On Communication--Writing and Social Media
The Writing Process: Reading, Motivation, Warmup, Vision, Re-vision.Reading Images
NEW Toni Morrison, “Strangers.“ Reading Icons
A. Photograph: Rodin, “The Thinker.“
B. Cartoon: Mike Peters, “The museum wants to buy the first one . . . “
C. Mike D'Angelo, “Do-It-Yourself Emoticons.“ Reading/Writing Essays
Elie Wiesel, “Why I Write.“
Stephen King, “A door . . . you are willing to shut“ from On Writing
NEW Brian Doyle, “The Greatest Nature Essay Ever.“
Rachel Toor, “Which of These Essay Questions Is the Real Thing?“
Social Media--Thinking, Reading, Writing in an Electronic Era
Sherry Turkle “How Computers Change the Way We Think.“
NEW Nicholas Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid? What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.“
NEW William Deresiewicz, “Faux Friendship.“
Deborah Tannen, From “Fast Forward: “Technologically Enhanced Aggression.“
NEW A. Student writing: E. Cabell Hankison Gathman, “Cell Phones“ in Sherry Turkle, The Inner History of Devices
B NEW Student Writing. Tim Stobierski, “The Paradox.“
Determining Ideas in a Sequence
Fiction: Tim O'Brien, “How to Tell a True War Story.“
Sherman Alexie, “What Sacagawea Means to Me.“
Frederick Douglass, “Resurrection.“
Art Spiegelman, Mein Kampf (My Struggle) [graphic essay]
Linda Hogan “Waking.“
Anne Fadiman, “Under Water.“
Jason Verge, “The Habs.“
Process Analysis
CREATIVE NONFICTION: Meredith Hall, “Killing Chickens.“
Joseph R. DiFranza, “Hooked from the First Cigarette.“
NEW Scott McCloud “Reading the Comics.“
Scott Russell Sanders, “The Inheritance of Tools.“
NEW Barbara Ehrenreich, “Serving in Florida“ from Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Atul Gawande, “On Washing Hands.“
Ning Yu, “Red and Black.“
Cause and Effect
POEM Mary Oliver, “August.“
Scott Russell Sanders, “Under the Influence: Paying the Price of My Father's Booze.“
James Fallows “Tinfoil Underwear.“
William Collins, Robert Colman, James Haywood, Martin R. Manning and Philip Mote, “The Physical Science Behind Climate Change.“
Vaclav Havel, “Our Moral Footprint.“
NEW Cartoon: Cathy Guisewite, “We Saw Paris.“ *
NEW Student Essay A. Ryan O'Connell, “Standing Order.“
NEW Student Essay B. Meaghan Roy-O'Reilly, “Balancing Act.“
Clarifying Ideas
CREATIVE NONFICTION Amanda Cagle, “On the Banks of the Bogue Chitto.“
Linda Villarosa, “How Much of the Body is Replaceable?“
Mark Twain, “Uncle John's Farm.“
Michael Pollan, “The Meal.“
Marion Nestle, “Eating Made Simple.“
Cartoon: Kim Warp, “Rising Sea Levels--An Alternative Theory.“
David Sedaris, “Make That a Double.“
Matt Nocton, “Harvest of Gold, Harvest of Shame.“
Poem V. Penelope Pelizzon, “Clever and Poor.“
Natalie Angier “A Supple Casing, Prone to Damage.“
Howard Gardner, “Who Owns Intelligence?“
NEW Jeffrey Wattles, “The Golden Rule--One or Many, Gold or Glitter?“
Lynda Barry, “Common Scents“ from One! Hundred! Demons!
Brian Doyle, “Joyas Voladoras.“
“ Student NEW Scott Allison, “Picturesque.“
Comparison and Contrast
NEW FICTION Jonathan Safran Foer, “Here We Aren't, So Quickly.“
Deborah Tannen, “Communication Styles.“
Roz Chast, “Men are From Belgium, Women are from New Brunswick.“
Natalie Angier, “Why Men Don't Last: Self-Destruction as a Way of Life.“
Suzanne Britt, “That Lean and Hungry Look.“
Charles C. Mann, “The Coming Death Shortage.“
Cartoon: “I never thought turning eighty could be this much fun.“
Megan McGuire, “Wake Up Call.“
Arguing Directly and Indirectly
Appeal to Reason: Deductive and Inductive Arguments
POEM Marilyn Nelson “Friends in the Klan“ from Carver, a Life in Poems
Thomas Jefferson, “The Declaration of Independence.“
Martin Luther King, Jr. “Let