Literature for Composition

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321450965
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

One of the first anthologies designed specifically for writing courses,Literature for Compositioncontinues to offer superior coverage of reading, writing, and arguing about literature and a deep anthology of readings presented in Sylvan Barnet’s signature accessible style. Literature for Compositionopens with several chapters that provide uniquely helpful strategies and models for reading, thinking, and writing critically about literature. The first text to link argument and literature, the eighth edition provides earlier discussions of arguing about literature as part of the writing process. A diverse anthology of selections is organized around seven engaging themes, and nine compelling case studies help launch research projects. The text's 200 images, a 4-color insert, and special chapters on visual literacy and literature on film add another appealing dimension to the study of literature.

The Norton Introduction to Literature

Author: Kelly J Mays
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393938920
Release Date: 2015-10-08
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Norton Introduction to Literature presents an engaging, balanced selection of literature to suit any course. Offering a thorough treatment of historical and critical context, the most comprehensive media package available, and a rich suite of tools to encourage close reading and thoughtful writing, the Shorter Twelfth Edition is unparalleled in its guidance of understanding, analyzing, and writing about literature.

The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature Reading Thinking and Writing

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457650509
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature is a best-seller for a reason: It brings literature to life for students, helping to make them lifelong readers and better writers. Classic works drawn from many periods and cultures appear alongside a strong showing from today’s authors. There is plenty of support for students, with a dozen chapters of critical reading and writing support, helpful sample close readings, writing assignments, and student papers. And, because everyone teaches and learns a little differently, there are lots of options for working with the literature, including case studies on individual works and themes that everyone can relate to. In-depth chapters on major authors like Flannery O’Connor and Emily Dickinson take students deeper into their work, and the new tenth edition features a chapter on the fiction of Dagoberto Gilb, created in collaboration with the author himself—one more way that the anthology showcases literature as a living, changing art form.

Literature

Author: Edgar V. Roberts
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205000347
Release Date: 2011-01-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Compact Edition is founded on the principles of writing about literature. It is not an afterthought and it is not treated as a separate chapter or appendix; but rather, it is the carefully integrated philosophy of Professor Roberts' approach to teaching literature and composition. Complete coverage of writing about each element and a total of 28 MLA-format student essays with accompanying commentary ensure student comprehension of writing about literature and therefore, produce better student papers.

Literature and the Writing Process

Author: Elizabeth McMahan
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0205730728
Release Date: 2010-08-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Literature and the Writing Process Backpack Edition combines the best elements of a literature anthology with those of a handbook to guide students through the interrelated process of analytical reading and critical writing. Text writing assignments use literature as a tool of critical thought, a method for analysis, and a way of communicating ideas. This approach emphasizes writing as the focus of the book with literature as the means to write effectively. A two-part organization combines a literary anthology with composition instruction so students have everything they need at their fingertips. Some of the key features include: Writing Process in every chapter. The book reinforces writing process from prewriting, writing, ideas for writing, and rewriting in every chapter. Affordable, smaller format of our popular Literature and the Writing Process. Expanded argument writing coverage (Ch. 3) offers more support for improving writing skills. Up-to-Date MLA coverage reflects the most current guidelines from the Modern Language Association.

Literature

Author: X. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Longman Pub Group
ISBN: UOM:39076002658933
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Literary Collections

The most popular introduction of its kind, Literature 8/e, reflects a balance of classic works along with contemporary and non-Western authors. Writer's Perspectives sections give commentary on the craft of writing and revising from authors which provide insight and a more human perspective on literature and the writing process. Writing Critically sections expand coverage of composition with accessible and pragmatic suggestions on writing. Critical Approaches to Literature section provides three essays on every major school of criticism with sections on gender criticism and cultural studies. More than 150 photographs, author portraits, production shots of plays, and actors in performance-gives readers important perspectives. New casebooks on Flannery O'Connor and Raymond Carver, as well as two new drama casebooks: Sophocles and Shakespeare. New Stories and poems have been added. Two new plays: Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound and Beckett's Krapp's Last Tape. A New Glossary of Literary terms has been added.

Thinking and Writing about Literature

Author: Michael Meyer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312248741
Release Date: 2000-09-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Thinking and Writing about Literature combines three books in one — a writing about literature text, an introduction to literature, and a thematic anthology — all working together to help students become better academic writers and better literary readers.

Understanding Research Methods

Author: Mildred L Patten
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781351817387
Release Date: 2017-06-26
Genre:

A perennial bestseller since 1997, this updated tenth edition of Understanding Research Methods provides a detailed overview of all the important concepts traditionally covered in a research methods class. It covers the principles of both qualitative and quantitative research, and how to interpret statistics without computations, so is suitable for all students regardless of their math background. The book is organized so that each concept is treated independently and can be used in any order without resulting in gaps in knowledge--allowing it to be easily and precisely adapted to any course. It uses lively examples on contemporary topics to stimulate students' interest, and engages them by showing the relevance of research methods to their everyday lives. Numerous case studies and end-of-section exercises help students master the material and encourage classroom discussion. The text is divided into short, independent topic sections, making it easy for you to adapt the material to your own teaching needs and customize assignments to the aspect of qualitative or quantitative methods under study--helping to improve students' comprehension and retention of difficult concepts. Additional online PowerPoint slides and test bank questions make this a complete resource for introducing students to research methods. ? New to this edition: New topic section on design decisions in research Additional material on production of knowledge and research methods Significant development of material on ethical considerations in research Fresh and contemporary examples from a wide variety of real, published research Topic-specific exercises at the end of each section now include suggestions for further steps researchers can take as they build their research project.

A Short Guide to Writing about Literature

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 9780321971012
Release Date: 2014-01-15
Genre: Literary Criticism

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Part of Longman's successful Short Guide Series, A Short Guide to Writing about Literature emphasizes writing as a process and incorporates new critical approaches to writing about literature. The twelfth edition continues to offer students sound advice on how to become critical thinkers and enrich their reading response through accessible, step-by-step instruction.

The Little Brown Compact Handbook

Author: Jane E. Aaron
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321986504
Release Date: 2015-01-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab(tm) does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 0134023854 / 9780134023854 The Little, Brown Compact with Exercises Plus MyWritingLab(tm) with eText - Access Card Package Package includes: 0133954706 / 9780133954708 - MyWritingLab with eText: Valuepack Access Card 0321986504 / 9780321986504 - The Little, Brown Compact with Exercises, 9/e MyWritingLab is not a self-paced technology and should only be purchased when required by an instructor. The gold standard of handbooks--unmatched accuracy, currency, reliability The Little, Brown Compact maintains the authority of its best-selling parent (The Little, Brown Handbook) in a briefer book with spiral binding, tabbed dividers, and over 150 exercise sets. While keeping pace with rapid changes in writing and its teaching, it offers the most comprehensive research and documentation available, with grammar coverage that is second to none. "Culture-Language" notes explore the most common issues faced by both non-native English speakers and students with dialect interference; rather than segregating this material, coverage is integrated so that students don't feel compartmentalized. With detailed discussions of critical reading, media literacy, academic writing, and argument, as well as writing as a process, writing in the disciplines, and writing beyond the classroom, this handbook addresses writers of varying experience and in varying fields in a format that is a brief and convenient. Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) This title is also available with MyWritingLab--an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts http://www.pearsonmylabandmastering.com/northamerica/mywritinglab/

Literature for Composition MLA Update

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134678702
Release Date: 2017-01-09
Genre: Literary Criticism

For courses in Literature for Composition, Writing About Literature, and Introduction to Literature. This version of Literature for Composition has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* The definitive source for composition and introduction to literature courses With an emphasis on critical thinking and argument, Literature for Composition offers superior coverage of reading, writing, and arguing about literature along with an anthology organized around eight thought-provoking themes. Throughout, the authors demonstrate that the skills emphasized in their discussions of communication are relevant not only to literature courses, but to all courses in which students analyze texts or write arguments. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the "increasing mobility of texts," MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.

Essential Literary Terms

Author: Sharon Hamilton
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393283895
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Help your students get the most out of their literature course.