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40 Model Essays: A Portable Anthology

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In response to requests from instructors and students for shorter and less expensive composition readers, 40 Model Essays — featuring material adapted from the successful The Compact Reader— offers about half the usual number of readings for about half the price of similar books. ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 26th 2005 by Bedford/St. Martin's
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Franky
Sep 27, 2012 Franky rated it it was amazing
This book has many facets. It is a guide to understanding the writing process-- how a writer can think about crafting an essay, or argument, or speech, or any other piece of writing. As much about the entire process of writing and reading as it is about thinking, 40 Model Essays explores how rhetoric is an effective tool. The essay models serve as a way to teach how reading and writing are interlinked and connected, how style and form can be tools for success . We become better writers through c ...more
Ginger
Apr 15, 2009 Ginger rated it it was amazing
This collection of essays is meant for a professor to read from and teach to their students. It was very intriguing to read what are to be the "model" essays and what can be taught from them. Some of the best essays I've read, a lot of them I read formerly in my first year of college.
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It sucks!!!
Priscilla
Apr 30, 2012 Priscilla rated it liked it
Meh. The "craft" chapters would probably be great for a composition class, but were utterly useless for my class on the essay (which was a mid-level combination literature & creative nonfiction class). There are a number of essays in the collection that are highly problematic - which is a great way to introduce examples of what happens when an essayist goes wrong, leaves out, bases arguments on easy assumptions, takes the quick route to conclusions, alienates the reader, etc. - but the piece ...more
Anne Farmer
Aug 12, 2010 Anne Farmer rated it it was amazing
This is an excellent resource for educators. I just discovered it this summer and I wish I would have discovered it earlier in my teaching career. This is a definite must have.
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Love this collection... Would be a great tool for English teachers.
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Jane E. Aaron is a professional writer and editor as well as an experienced teacher. She is the author of the best selling Little Brown Handbook and coeditor of the best-selling Bedford Reader . She has served as consultant, editor, or writer on more than a dozen other textbooks for the first-year composition course.
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