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America Now

Author : Robert Atwan
ISBN : 9781319021771
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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

Author : Robert Atwan
ISBN : 0312257945
Genre : History
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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.

America Now

Author : Robert Atwan
ISBN : 0312196628
Genre : College readers
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America Now High School Edition

Author : Robert Atwan
ISBN : 9781319124106
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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The Writer S Presence

Author : Donald McQuade
ISBN : 0312486863
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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

Author : Robert Atwan
ISBN : 031214931X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

A Commonsense Guide To Grammar And Usage

Author : Larry Beason
ISBN : 9780312697792
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Presents lessons in learning English grammar.

Writing From Sources

Author : Brenda Spatt
ISBN : 9780312602901
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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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.

The Complete Idiot S Guide To World Conflicts 2e

Author : Steven D. Strauss
ISBN : 9781440696763
Genre : History
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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

Give A Boy A Gun

Author : Todd Strasser
ISBN : 9781439115213
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Todd Strasser’s acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls “vivid, distressing, and all too real.” For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule Middletown High. But not anymore. Stealing a small arsenal of guns from a neighbor, they take their classmates hostage at a school dance. In the panic of this desperate situation, it soon becomes clear that only one thing matters to Bendan and Gary: revenge.

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