The River Reader

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  • Edition: 10th
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  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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English Students.

Table of Contents

Guidelines for Reading an Essay
Sample Analysis of an Essay
"Shakespeare's Sister"
Visual Strategies: A Visual Essay
Guidelines for Writing an Essay
Student Essay
"The Scenic Route"
Narration and Description
"A Song for a Barbarian Reed Pipe" (professional paragraph)
"Deloris" (student paragraph)
"The Veil" (visual text)
"My Name is Margaret"
"Basketball Season"
"The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria"
"Shooting an Elephant"
"The Bass, the River, and Sheila Mant" (story)
Process Anaysis
"Digging Limestone" (professional paragraph)
"Making Stained Glass" (student paragraph)
"How Many It Takes" (visual text)
"Drawing on Experience"
"Third World Driving Hints and Tips"
"Campus Racism 101"
"Arranging a Marriage in India"
"The Knife"
"The Golden Darters" (story)
Comparison and Contrast
"FDR and Truman" (professional paragraph)
"Howard and Rush" (student paragraph)
"At Play" and "Tianzi Mountains" (visual text)
"Two Views of the River"
"Cowboys v. Mounties"
"Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa"
"A Tale of Two Divorces"
"Shakespeare in the Bush"
"Everyday Use" (story)
Division and Classification
"Conservation is Good Work" (professional paragraph)
"Gentlemen! Start Your Engines" (student paragraph)
"Cloud Chart" (visual text)
"The Truth About Lying"
"Shades of Black"
"Mother Tongue"
"Four Kinds of Chance"
"Five Myths About Immigration"
"Revelation" (story)
"Consumption" (professional paragraph)
"Personality" (student paragraph)
"Adbusters" (visual text)
"A Word's Meaning Can Often Depend on Who Says It"
"The Hoax"
"Attention! Multitaskers"
"On Friendship"
"The Lesson" (story)
Cause and Effect
"The Little Death" (professional paragraph)
"Barrier-Free Design" (student paragraph)
"The Endurance" (visual text)
"Comforting Thoughts"
"Peak Performances: Why Records Fall"
"How Flowers Changed the World"
"The Movie That Changed My Life"
"Examined Life"
"The Star" (story)
Persuasion and Argument
"The Organ Donor Shortage" (professional paragraph)
"Genetic Engineering" (student paragraph)
"Physicians Against Land Mines" (visual text)
A Debate About Racism
"I Have A Dream"
"A Chinaman's Chance Reflections of the American Dream"
A Debate About Windmills
"An Ill Wind Off Cape Cod"
"Cape Wind Is Sound for the Sound"
A Debate About Family
"Stone Soup"
"Women and the Future of Fatherhood"
A Debate About the Death Penalty
"The Penalty of Death"
"Harrison Bergeron" (story)
Resources for Writing
Survival: A Casebook
"A Match to the Heart" (Narration and Description)
Images of Survival: A Visual Essay
"My Daily Dives in the Dumpster" (Process Analysis)
"The Spider and the Wasp" (Comparison and Contrast)
"The Technology of Medicine" (Division and Classification)
"The Particulars of Financial Failure" (Definition)
"Why the Reckless Survive" (Cause and Effect)
A Debate About Global Warming
"The Time to Act is Now" (Persuasion and Argument)
"Global Warming Delusions" (Persuasion and Argument)
"Dream Children" (Story)
Using and Documenting Sources
Annotated Student Research Paper
"The Problems and Possibilities of Online Communities"
Subject Index
Name Title Index
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