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Student's Book of College English offers students a complete course in writing in one affordable volume: a comprehensive rhetoric-reader- handbook, providing an all-in-one introduction to college composition. Student's Book of College English has enjoyed a reputation for clarity, accessibility, and comprehensiveness for over 25 years. Additions to the Ninth Edition enhance instruction in the rhetorical strategies, introduce new reading selections, further encourage collaboration, and expand instruction and assignments in argumentation to help students become better readers and writers.
Table of Contents
I. THE PRINCIPLES OF GOOD REASONING AND WRITING. 1. Getting Started. George Orwell, A Hanging. Active Writing. Writing with a Computer. 2. Finding and Supporting a Thesis. The Thesis. Stating Your Thesis. Supporting Your Thesis: Details. Student Writing: Thesis and Details. Thomas Healey, You Must Be Crazy. Models of Writing. Anna Quindlen, Women Are Just Better. Richard Rodriguez, Complexion. Sophfonia Scott Gregory, Teaching Young Fathers the Ropes. 3. Planning a Paper Outlining. The Importance of Planning. The Formal Outline. From Outline to Essay: One Student Writing. Preparing Your Outline. 4. Writing a Paper: An Overview of Parts. The Introduction. The Body. Student Writing: Topic Sentences. The Conclusion. 5. Revising and Editing Your Paper. One Student Revising and Editing. Putting It All Together. A Brief Note on Style. II. METHODS OF DEVELOPMENT. 6. Description. Writing Your Descriptive Paper. Student Writing: Description. Nick Fiscina, Dad's Disappointment. Rosemary J. Sexton, The Near West Side Way Back When. Models of Writing. George Eppley, Sister Clarissa. Virginia Wolf, The Death of the Moth. Roger Angell, On the Ball. Alan Devoe, Our Enemy, the Cat. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Grandmother's Room. Readings for Writing. John Collier, The Chaser. Dick Feagler, Willie. 7. Narration. Writing Your Narrative Paper. Student Writing: Narration. Models of Writing. Carol K. Littlebrant, Death is a Personal Matter. Rogelio R. Gomez, Foul Shots. Maya Angelou, Champion of the World. J.S. Marcus, Crash. Langston Hughes, Salvation. Readings for Writing. Greg Sarris, You Don't Look Indian. Willard Gaylin, What You See is the Real You. 8. Example. Writing Your Example Paper. Student Writing: Example. Monica Branch, Keep It Simple. Denise Bornszkowski, Children Don't Need Toys. Models of Writing. Andy Rooney, In and of Ourselves We Trust. John Updike, Still Afraid of Being Caught. Barbara Ehrenreich, What I've Learned from Men. Brent Staples, Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space. Readings for Writing. Milos Vamos, How I'll Become American. Gary Soto, Looking For Work. Judy Brady, I Want a Wife. 9. Process. Writing Your Process Paper. Student Writing: Process. Vicki Schott, Painting a Room. Shirley Lytton-Cannon, Porch Scrubbing with the Best. Models of Writing. R.H. Kauffman, How to Survive a Hotel Fire. Pam Kruger, How to Talk to Anyone about Anything. Jack Trueblood, For a Love of Fishing. Earl Ubell, How to Think Clearly. Readings for Writing. India (as told to Robert Mackey), You Don't Have to Take the Bait. Shirley Jackson, Charles. 10. Comparison and Contrast. Writing Your Comparison-Contrast Paper. Student Writing: Comparison- Contrast. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 29. William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130. Julie Olivera, Two Kinds of Love. Models of Writing. Mark Twai