Great Writing 4

Great Essays

Author: Keith S. Folse,April Muchmore-Vokoun,Elena Vestri Solomon

Publisher: Heinle ELT

ISBN: 9781285194943

Category: Academic writing

Page: 288

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Takes a step-by-step approach that centers on the essential processes and organizational strategies of teaching students how to effectively transition from paragraphs to essays.
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Great Writing 2

Great Paragraphs

Author: Keith S. Folse,April Muchmore-Vokoun,Elena Vestri Solomon

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers

ISBN: 9781285194905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Now with engaging National Geographic images, the new edition of the Great Writing series helps students write better sentences, paragraphs, and essays. The new Foundations level meets the needs of low-level learners through practice in basic grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, while all levels feature clear explanations, student writing models, and meaningful practice opportunities. The new edition of the Great Writing series is the perfect writing solution for all learners from beginning to advanced.
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Great Writing 3

From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays

Author: Keith S. Folse,Elena Vestri Solomon,David Clabeaux

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781424062102

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 268

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The Great Writing series uses clear explanations and extensive practical activities to help students write great sentences, paragraphs, and essays. Each book contains a wide variety of writing models in carefully selected rhetorical styles that provide practice in working with the writing process to develop a final piece of writing. Great Writing 3: From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays takes a step-by-step approach that centers on the essential processes and organizational strategies of teaching students how to effectively transition from paragraphs to essays.
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Great Essays

An Introduction to Writing Essays

Author: Keith S. Folse,April Muchmore-Vokoun,Elena Vestri Solomon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618271917

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 202

View: 5964

Great Essays shows students how to write effective essays and provides practice in a variety of rhetorical patterns. Students will learn to concentrate on grammar while practicing the cohesive elements of writing.
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Great Writing 5

Greater Essays

Author: Keith S. Folse,Tison Pugh

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: 9781285194967

Category: English language

Page: 288

View: 746

Now with engaging National Geographic images, the new edition of the Great Writing series helps students write better sentences, paragraphs, and essays. The new Foundations level meets the needs of low-level learners through practice in basic grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, while all levels feature clear explanations, student writing models, and meaningful practice opportunities. The new edition of the Great Writing series is the perfect writing solution for all learners from beginning to advanced.
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Treasure Palaces

Great Writers Visit Great Museums

Author: The Economist

Publisher: The Economist

ISBN: 1610396812

Category: Art

Page: 240

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In this exuberant celebration of the world's museums, great and small, revered writers like Ann Patchett, Julian Barnes, Neil Gaiman, and more tell us about their favorite museums, including the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York, the Musée Rodin in Paris, and Tate Modern in London. These essays, collected from the pages of The Economist's Intelligent Life magazine, reveal the special hold that some museums have over us all. In his ode to the Museum of Anthropology in Xalapa, Mexico, the great novelist and essayist Carlos Fuentes writes, “Museums, like lovers, can lose their charms. But the next time can always be the first time.” William Boyd visits the Leopold Museum in Vienna—a shrine to his favorite artist, Egon Schiele, whom Boyd first discovered on a postcard as a University student. In front of her favorite Rodins, Allison Pearson recalls a traumatic episode she suffered at the hands of a schoolteacher following a trip to the Musée in Paris. Neil Gaiman admires the fantastic world depicted in British outsider artist Richard Dadd's “The Fairy Feller's Master-Stroke,” a tiny painting that also decorated the foldout cover of a Queen album, housed in the Victorian room of Tate Britain's Pre-Raphaelite collection. Ann Patchett fondly revisits Harvard University's Museum of Natural History—which she discovered at 19, while in the throes of summer romance with a biology student named Jack. In Search of the Originals is a treasure trove of wonders, a tribute to the diversity and power of the museums, the safe-keepers of our world's most extraordinary artifacts, and an intimate look into the deeply personal reveries we fall into when before great art.
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Eat, Memory

Great Writers at the Table : a Collection of Essays from the New York Times

Author: Amanda Hesser

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393067637

Category: Cooking

Page: 204

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The food editor for the "New York Times Magazine" collects twenty-six of the best stories and recipes from some of the playwrights, novelists, and journalists featured in her column.
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Great Paragraphs 2/E

Author: Keith S. Folse,April Muchmore-Vokoun,Elena Vestri Solomon

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9780618271924

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

View: 2898

The second level of a three-book series, Great Paragraphs introduces students to the process of paragraph writing and teaches them how to generate, develop, and organize their ideas. Exercises include group and pair work as well as relevant study of reading skills, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization, providing comprehensive practice in writing process and development. Model sentences and paragraphs on a range of topics provide solid examples of paragraph organization and cohesion.Proofreading sections offer a variety of exercises that help students look for grammatical errors and correct their own compositions. Analyzing a Paragraph takes students through a series of questions that help them fully understand the different elements of a paragraph.
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Great Writing Foundations

Author: Keith S. Folse

Publisher: Heinle

ISBN: 9781285194981

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 299

View: 5174

Now with engaging National Geographic images, the new edition of the Great Writing series helps students write better sentences, paragraphs, and essays. The new Foundations level meets the needs of low-level learners through practice in basic grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, while all levels feature clear explanations, student writing models, and meaningful practice opportunities. The new edition of the Great Writing series is the perfect writing solution for all learners from beginning to advanced.
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Draft No. 4

On the Writing Process

Author: John McPhee

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374712395

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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The long-awaited guide to writing long-form nonfiction by the legendary author and teacher Draft No. 4 is a master class on the writer’s craft. In a series of playful, expertly wrought essays, John McPhee shares insights he has gathered over his career and has refined while teaching at Princeton University, where he has nurtured some of the most esteemed writers of recent decades. McPhee offers definitive guidance in the decisions regarding arrangement, diction, and tone that shape nonfiction pieces, and he presents extracts from his work, subjecting them to wry scrutiny. In one essay, he considers the delicate art of getting sources to tell you what they might not otherwise reveal. In another, he discusses how to use flashback to place a bear encounter in a travel narrative while observing that “readers are not supposed to notice the structure. It is meant to be about as visible as someone’s bones.” The result is a vivid depiction of the writing process, from reporting to drafting to revising—and revising, and revising. Draft No. 4 is enriched by multiple diagrams and by personal anecdotes and charming reflections on the life of a writer. McPhee describes his enduring relationships with The New Yorker and Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and recalls his early years at Time magazine. Throughout, Draft No. 4 is enlivened by his keen sense of writing as a way of being in the world.
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Schaum's Quick Guide to Writing Great Essays

Author: Molly McClain,Jacqueline Roth

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 9780070471702

Category: Education

Page: 108

View: 7761

Tells how to select and organize a topic, shares different approaches for school, business, and special projects, and identifies common errors
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NorthStar Listening and Speaking 5 with MyEnglishLab

Author: Sherry Preiss

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780133382143

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 276

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NorthStar, Fourth Edition, a five-level series, engages students through authentic and compelling content and empowers them to achieve their academic and personal goals. The approach to critical thinking in both the Reading/Writing and Listening/Speaking strands challenges students to move beyond basic comprehension to higher-level analysis. Conceptualized to promote critical thinking, NorthStar infuses analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and application throughout every lesson, not just in a critical thinking section like in other series. Components: Print or eText Student Book with MyEnglishLab — Building on the success of previous editions, NorthStar continues to engage and motivate students through new and updated contemporary, authentic topics in a seamless integration of print and online content. eText with MyEnglishLab — Offering maximum flexibility for different learning styles and needs, a digital version of the Student Book can be used on iPad and Android devices. MyEnglishLab: NorthStar — Students use MyEnglishLab to access additional practice online, view videos, listen to audio selections, and receive instant feedback on their work. Teachers assign MyEnglishLab activities to reinforce the skills students learn in class and monitor progress through an online gradebook. Teacher Resource eText — Each strand of NorthStar has an accompanying Teacher Resource eText with the following: digital Student Book, downloadable achievement tests, classroom audio, lesson planners, video activities, videoscripts, teacher's manuals, answer keys, and a downloadable placement test. Accessible through MyEnglishLab: NorthStar. Classroom Audio CD — Listening and Speaking audio contains the recordings and activities as well as audio for the achievement tests. The Reading and Writing strand contains the readings on audio.
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Twenty-five Great Essays

Author: Robert DiYanni

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321261632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Twenty-Five Great Essays provides an outstanding collection of classic and contemporary writing as part of Longman's Penguin Academics Series of low-cost, high-quality offerings intended for use in introductory college courses. This brief reader features a collection of eminently teachable and rewarding essays for today's college composition courses. Combining commonly taught, classic essays with the best of contemporary writing, Twenty-Five Great Essays provides flexible options for every composition classroom. The selections are diverse in both subject matter and authorship. They have been chosen as models of good writing, as well as for their usefulness as springboards for student writing. An introductory section informs students about the characteristics of the essay form and offers instruction both on reading essays critically and on the process of writing effective essays.
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From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays

Author: Keith S. Folse,Elena Vestri Solomon,David Clabeaux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618265374

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 190

View: 1558

From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays helps students perfect their paragraph writing skills in the first half of the text, and introduces the essay in the second half. Students will generate essays through a step-by-step process focusing on definition, process, description, and opinion.
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The Violet Hour

Great Writers at the End

Author: Katie Roiphe

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0812988493

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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From one of our most perceptive and provocative voices comes a deeply researched account of the last days of Susan Sontag, Sigmund Freud, John Updike, Dylan Thomas, Maurice Sendak, and James Salter—an arresting and wholly original meditation on mortality. In The Violet Hour, Katie Roiphe takes an unexpected and liberating approach to the most unavoidable of subjects. She investigates the last days of six great thinkers, writers, and artists as they come to terms with the reality of approaching death, or what T. S. Eliot called “the evening hour that strives Homeward, and brings the sailor home from sea.” Roiphe draws on her own extraordinary research and access to the family, friends, and caretakers of her subjects. Here is Susan Sontag, the consummate public intellectual, who finds her commitment to rational thinking tested during her third bout with cancer. Roiphe takes us to the hospital room where, after receiving the worst possible diagnosis, seventy-six-year-old John Updike begins writing a poem. She vividly re-creates the fortnight of almost suicidal excess that culminated in Dylan Thomas’s fatal collapse at the Chelsea Hotel. She gives us a bracing portrait of Sigmund Freud fleeing Nazi-occupied Vienna only to continue in his London exile the compulsive cigar smoking that he knows will hasten his decline. And she shows us how Maurice Sendak’s beloved books for children are infused with his lifelong obsession with death, if you know where to look. The Violet Hour is a book filled with intimate and surprising revelations. In the final acts of each of these creative geniuses are examples of courage, passion, self-delusion, pointless suffering, and superb devotion. There are also moments of sublime insight and understanding where the mind creates its own comfort. As the author writes, “If it’s nearly impossible to capture the approach of death in words, who would have the most hope of doing it?” By bringing these great writers’ final days to urgent, unsentimental life, Katie Roiphe helps us to look boldly in the face of death and be less afraid. Praise for The Violet Hour “A beautiful book . . . The intensity of these passages—the depth of research, the acute sensitivity for declarative moments—is deeply beguiling.”—The New York Times Book Review “Profound, poetic and—yes—comforting.”—People “Unconventional, engaging . . . [The Violet Hour] is at once scholarly, literary, juicy—and unabashedly personal.”—Los Angeles Times “Enveloping . . . I read it in bed, at the kitchen table, while walking down the street. . . . ‘What normal person wants to blunder into this hushed and sacred space?’ she asks. But the answer is all of us, and Ms. Roiphe does it with grace.”—Jennifer Senior, The New York Times “A beautiful and provocative meditation on mortality.”—Minneapolis Star Tribune “A tender yet penetrating look at the final days . . . Roiphe has always seemed to me a writer to envy. No matter what the occasion, she can be counted on to marry ferocity and erudition in ways that nearly always make her interesting.”—The Wall Street Journal “Here is a critic in supreme control of her gifts, whose gift to us is the observant vigor that refuses to flinch before the Reaper. . . . She knows that true criticism does not bother with the mollification of delicate sensibilities, only with the intellect as it roils and rollicks through language.”—William Giraldi, The New Republic From the Hardcover edition.
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Great Sentences for Great Paragraphs

An Introduction to Basic Sentences and Paragraphs

Author: Keith S. Folse,April Muchmore-Vokoun,Elena Vestri Solomon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618444168

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 272

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The Second Edition ofGreat Sentences for Great Paragraphsteaches beginning- and low-intermediate-level students the grammar needed for accurate sentence construction and the basics of paragraph development. The text uses sample paragraphs to provide students with authentic input regarding English composition, paragraph organization, and cohesion. In addition, contextualized grammar activities, suggestions for additional writing practice, journal-writing assignments, and an emphasis on peer editing all work together to help students develop academic writing skills. TheWord Buildingfeature offers practice with common suffixes and helps students develop a rich vocabulary. Building Better Sentencesencourages students to practice constructing and combining sentences—the cornerstones of good paragraph writing. Many guided writing activities are supported by additional online material and provide independent practice of targeted structures. Activities with additional web-based content are indicated by icons in the text. Quizzes on the instructor web site help you assess student progress.
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Why I Write

Author: George Orwell

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141980605

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.
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Drinking, Smoking and Screwing

Great Writers on Good Times

Author: Sara Nickles

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780811807845

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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Gathers selections from fiction by Charles Bukowski, J.P. Donleavy, Spalding Gray, Erica Jong, Mary McCarthy, Henry Miller, Anais Nin, Vladimir Nabokov, Tom Robbins, and Terry Southern
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In Their Lives

Great Writers on Great Beatles Songs

Author: Andrew Blauner

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735210713

Category: Music

Page: 320

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For readers who loved Tune In and Nick Hornby’s Songbook, an anthology of essays from a chorus of twenty-nine luminaries singing the praises of their favorite Beatles songs. The Beatles’ influence—on their contemporaries, on our cultural consciousness, and on the music industry ever after—is difficult to overstate. We all have a favorite song from the band that made us want to fall in love, tune in, and follow our dreams. Arranged chronologically by the date of the song’s release, these essays highlight both the Beatles’ evolution as well as the span of generations their music affected. From Beatlemaniacs who grew up listening to the iconic albums on vinyl to new fans who download the songs on iTunes, each contributor explores a poignant intersection between Beatles history and personal history. With contributions from twenty-nine authors and musicians—Roz Chast on “She Loves You,” Jane Smiley on “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” Rosanne Cash on “No Reply,” Gerald Early on “I’m a Loser,” Rick Moody on “The End,” Maria Popova on “Yellow Submarine,” David Duchovny on “Dear Prudence,” Chuck Klosterman on “Helter Skelter,” David Hadju on “You Know My Name (Look Up the Number),” and more—the breadth of the band’s impact is clear. From musings on young love and family strife to explorations of racial boundaries and identity, these essays pay tribute to a band that ran the gamut of human experience in a way no musical group has done before or since. Timed for the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this anthology captures the full spectrum of reasons fans still love the Fab Four after all these years.
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