Author: Kim Flachmann
For courses in Developmental Writing and First-Year Composition. This version of Mosaics: Reading and Writing Essays Reading and Writing Essays has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* Helps students discover and refine their own writing processes The Mosaics series illustrates how reading and writing are part of an interrelated process, and builds students' confidence as it transitions them from personal writing to more academic writing. Acclaimed author Kim Flachmann demonstrates how these skills are integrated at every stage of communication, and encourages students to discover how the "mosaics" of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole. By exploring the relationship among thinking, reading, and writing on progressively more difficult levels, the series helps prepare students for success in college throughout the curriculum and in their lives after graduation. Each of the three books of the Mosaics series has a different emphasis: Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays. Mosaics: Reading and Writing Essays increases the level of sophistication in the length and level of reading selections, the complexity of writing assignments, the degree of difficulty in revising and editing strategies, and the content and structure of student writing samples. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the "increasing mobility of texts," MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.
Author: Kim Flachmann
For courses in Developmental Writing. Helps students discover and refine their own writing processes The Mosaics series illustrates how reading and writing are part of an interrelated process, and builds students' confidence as it transitions them from personal writing to more academic writing. Acclaimed author Kim Flachmann demonstrates how these skills are integrated at every stage of communication, and encourages students to discover how the "mosaics" of their own reading and writing processes work together to form a coherent whole. By exploring the relationship among thinking, reading, and writing on progressively more difficult levels, the series helps prepare students for success in college throughout the curriculum and in their lives after graduation. Each of the three books of the Mosaics series has a different emphasis: Sentences, Paragraphs, and Essays. Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs highlights sentence development-helping students move from personal to more academic writing and become gradually more sophisticated in the length and level of their reading selections, the complexity of their writing assignments, the degree of difficulty of their revising and editing strategies, and the content and structure of their student writing samples. Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In addition to the full eText, activities directly from the text are available within MyWritingLab. These include written assignments, readings from the text, review exercises, and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyWritingLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 0134119312 / 9780134119311 Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133944131 / 9780133944136 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card 013394414X / 9780133944143 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Inside Star Sticker 0134021681 / 9780134021683 Mosaics: Reading and Writing Paragraphs
Book of Peoples of the World
Author: Wade Davis, K. David Harrison, Catherine Herbert Howell
Publisher: National Geographic Books
Captures the rich diversity of human life as it examines more than two hundred ethnic groups, large and small, around the world, through a visual study of beliefs, traditions, lifestyles, and environmental conditions.
At Home on the Earth
Author: David Landis Barnhill
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"The physical earth is clearly under unprecedented siege--heated, toxified, scraped. But almost as if they were antibodies, the finest nature writers of any era have come forward to help in the fight. This anthology collects many of the most important, at their most eloquent. May it ring and echo and do some good!"--Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature "This is a stunning collection of vivid writing about landscapes and the people who inhabit them. The diverse narratives gathered here do more than describe hawks diving and twigs snapping, although the book has its share of moving accounts of the natural world. A concern to live responsibily in nature runs through this evocative anthology like a subterranean stream, and that moral impulse, together with the lively prose, makes this the best collection of nature writing I've seen."--Thomas A. Tweed, editor of Retelling U.S. Religious History
Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE WITH READINGS: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises include new high interest topics such as career-related writing, college sports and money, and the challenges facing veterans. The ninth edition also includes comprehensive strategies for active reading, seven new readings, and updated MLA citation instruction. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
A textbook and a resource for academic, business, personal and scientific writing, replacing traditional approaches with concepts that appeal to our rhythmic, spatial, and playful sensibilities. Adios demonstrates how style and critical thinking are inextricably bound using an array of writers on a wide range of topics.
Author: Stephen Bailey
Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.
How to Be Alone
Author: Jonathan Franzen
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Passionate, strong-minded nonfiction from the National Book Award-winning author of The Corrections Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections was the best-loved and most-written-about novel of 2001. Nearly every in-depth review of it discussed what became known as "The Harper's Essay," Franzen's controversial 1996 investigation of the fate of the American novel. This essay is reprinted for the first time in How to be Alone, along with the personal essays and the dead-on reportage that earned Franzen a wide readership before the success of The Corrections. Although his subjects range from the sex-advice industry to the way a supermax prison works, each piece wrestles with familiar themes of Franzen's writing: the erosion of civic life and private dignity and the hidden persistence of loneliness in postmodern, imperial America. Recent pieces include a moving essay on his father's stuggle with Alzheimer's disease (which has already been reprinted around the world) and a rueful account of Franzen's brief tenure as an Oprah Winfrey author. As a collection, these essays record what Franzen calls "a movement away from an angry and frightened isolation toward an acceptance--even a celebration--of being a reader and a writer." At the same time they show the wry distrust of the claims of technology and psychology, the love-hate relationship with consumerism, and the subversive belief in the tragic shape of the individual life that help make Franzen one of our sharpest, toughest, and most entertaining social critics.
Author: Rion Amilcar Scott
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
A suicidal father looks to an older neighbor -- and the Cookie Monster -- for salvation and sanctuary as his life begins to unravel. A man seeking to save his estranged, drug-addicted brother from the city's underbelly confronts his own mortality. A chess match between a girl and her father turns into a master class about life, self-realization, and pride: "Now hold on little girl.... Chess is like real life. The white pieces go first so they got an advantage over the black pieces." These are just a few glimpses into the world of the residents of the fictional town of Cross River, Maryland, a largely black settlement founded in 1807 after the only successful slave revolt in the United States. Raw, edgy, and unrelenting yet infused with forgiveness, redemption, and humor, the stories in this collection explore characters suffering the quiet tragedies of everyday life and fighting for survival. In Insurrections, Rion Amilcar Scott's lyrical prose authentically portrays individuals growing up and growing old in an African American community. Writing with a delivery and dialect that are intense and unapologetically current, Scott presents characters who dare to make their own choices -- choices of kindness or cruelty -- in the depths of darkness and hopelessness. Although Cross River's residents may be halted or deterred in their search for fulfillment, their spirits remain resilient -- always evolving and constantly moving.
Author: Sonia Nieto, Patty Bode
Use a sociopolitical context to explore the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural education Effective multicultural education must consider not just schooling, but also the larger social, economic, and political factors that affect students’ success or failure in the classroom. Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education helps readers understand these pervasive influences by presenting extensive research and data on the sociopolitical nature of schools and society, information about different sociocultural groups, and a conceptual framework for examining multicultural education. Real-life cases and teaching stories dominate in this book that offers a first-hand look into the lives of students and educators from a variety of backgrounds. Additionally, tips for classroom activities and community actions offer aspiring teachers concrete suggestions to provide high-quality, inclusive education in spite of obstacles they may face. Throughout the 7th Edition, Nieto and Bode consider current policy, practice, and legislation issues while they outline a model of multicultural education that affirms diversity, encourages critical thinking, and leads to social justice and action.
Author: Annie Knepler, Ellie Knepler, Myrna Knepler
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
This unique multicultural reader introduce students both to a wide variety of cultures in the United States and to the experience of being an American in other cultures, allowing them to analyze similarities and differences and to reflect on their own cultural background. This appealing collection of accessible, engaging readings provides thought-provoking material for class discussion as well as compelling ideas for writing. Crossing Cultures uses thematic units that explore common experiences (Education, Growing Up, Families, Communicating) to provide insights into the wide variety of cultural communities that coexist in the United States. And in units called Changing Places and Americans Abroad, provocative readings help students understand the experience of being the other in an unfamiliar culture. Straight-forward, accessible pedagogy includes thoughtful unit introductions and reading headnotes. Exercises following each reading explore both the issues raised and the way the writing presents these issues, and also provide writing prompts. Synthesis activities at the end of each unit are new to this edition.
Erycha and Touissant, although they live only a few miles apart in the San Bernardino Valley, are separated by class, violence, and history as they grow from adolescence to adulthood.
Author: Kim Flachmann, Michael Flachmann
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Nexus presents the traditional rhetorical modes as different ways of thinking about our contemporary world, no matter the medium. It builds on students' multimedia communication skills by using a mix of readings in contemporary and traditional genres to improve students' college writing skills. Nexus starts where students' interests lie--with engaging essays, interviews, blog conversations, Web sites, and YouTube videos. These "readings" are presented in a lively, highly visual format that draws on the daily environment in which students are immersed, including electronic and visual sources that are stimulating, energizing, and directly related to topics they are studying. While the format of Nexus is contemporary and stimulating, the content is substantive and pedagogically sound. Students are asked continually throughout this text to pull ideas from multiple media and respond to them first with critical thinking and writing and then by creating a project through a written, oral, visual, or electronic medium of their own choice.
Inside the White Cube
Author: Brian O'Doherty
Publisher: Univ of California Press
"O'Doherty was the first to explicitly confront a particular crisis in postwar art as he sought to examine the assumptions on which the modern commercial and museum gallery were based. Concerned with the complex and sophisticated relationship between economics, social context, and aesthetics as represented in the contested space of the art gallery, he raises the question of how artists must construe their work in relation to the gallery space and system."--BOOK JACKET.
Racing Ahead with Reading
Author: Rita Romero McCarthy, Peter Mather
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Designed to help students race forward in their reading skills, this introductory text uses the theme of sports (integrated through reading selections, visuals, and exercises) to help students develop the skills they need to tackle college-level reading. Racing Ahead with Reading features clear and thorough explanations, a wide array of exercises and activities, and a range of engaging reading selections of the types students are likely to encounter in college all to engage attention and inspire students to read with care and enthusiasm.