Models for Writers : Short Essays for Composition

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-05
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
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It's a simple, best-selling combination that has worked for over 20 years short, accessible essays and helpful, thorough writing instruction.Models for Writerscontinues to offer thought-provoking selections organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical patterns that students will use in their own essays but also the elements and language that will make those essays effective.

Author Biography

ALFRED ROSA and PAUL ESCHHOLZ are professors emeriti of English at the University of Vermont. They have directed statewide writing programs and conducted numerous workshops throughout the country on writing and the teaching of writing. Rosa and Eschholz have collaborated on a number of best-selling texts for Bedford/St. Martin's, including Subjects/Strategies, Eleventh Edition (2008); Outlooks and Insights: A Reader for College Writers, Fourth Edition (1995); with Virginia Clark, Language Awareness, Tenth Edition (2008); and, with Virginia Clark and Beth Simon, Language: Readings in Language and Culture, Seventh Edition (2007).

Table of Contents

Introduction for Students
On Reading and Writing Well
The Writing Process Prewriting
Understand Your Argument Choose a Subject Area, and Focus on a Topic
Get Ideas and Collect Information
Establish Your Thesis Know Your Audience Determine Your Method of Development
Map Your Organization Writing the First Draft
Create a Title Focus on Beginnings and Endings Revising Editing Run-ons: Fused Sentences and Comma Splices Sentence Fragments
Subject-Verb Agreement Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement Verb Tense Shifts Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Faulty Parallelism Weak Nouns and Verbs Academic Diction and Tone ESL Concerns (Articles and Nouns) Proofreading Writing an Expository Essay: A Student Essay in Progress
Golf: A Character Builder(student essay)
From Reading to Writing Getting the Most Out of Your Reading
Prepare Yourself to Read the Selection
The Selection
Annotate the Text with Marginal Notes
Analyze the Text with Questions An Example: Annotating Isaac Asimov’s “Intelligence”
Fable for Tomorrow Using Your Reading in the Writing Process Reading as a Writer Writing from Reading: Three Sample Student Essays A Narrative Essay
The Strong Arm of a Sixth-Grade Teacher (student essay)
A Response Essay
The Excuse “Not To”(student essay)
An Analytical Essay
The Elements of the Essay
The Most Important Day James Lincoln Collier
Anxiety: Challenge by Another Name
Faster, Higher, Stronger, No Longer
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