The Little Seagull Handbook Third Edition

The pocket-sized handbook that does the work of a full-sized handbook, now with a new section on editing the errors that matter. Most handbooks include chapters on various general writing topics e. G. The writing process or the elements of an argument, but few cover the specific kinds of writing students are assigned to do.

And because it's so small, and so affordable, so easy to use, it's proven to be a popular alternative to larger and much more costly handbooks. Please note that this version of the ebook does not include access to any media or print supplements that are sold packaged with the printed book. The little seagull has chapters on reports, analyses, and all the other genres that college students are most often assigned.


They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing Fourth Edition

The best-selling book that demystifies academic writingThis book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. The fourth edition features many new examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences.

It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. Finally, two new readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings Fourth Edition

The fourth edition includes an anthology of 40 readings—half of which are NEW—that will prompt students to listen, think, and write about five important issues, including NEW “How Can We Bridge the Differences That Divide Us?” . The best-selling book on academic writing, with readingsThe book that has taught millions of students to present their arguments as a response to what “they say” has been expanded to define as broadly as possible who’s included in “they.

Readings demonstrate the moves that matter in academic writing and represent a multitude of perspectives.

The Norton Field Guide to Writing: with Readings Fifth Edition

Menus, directories, and a glossary/index all make the book easy to navigate. This flexibility makes it work for first-year writing, ALP, co-req, stretch, dual-enrollment, and integrated reading-writing courses. Short chapters with just enough detail can be assigned in any order. The best-selling, most flexible rhetoric—now with advice for reading and writing across disciplinesThe Norton Field Guide lets you teach the way you want to teach.


Joining the Conversation

Based on reviewer feedback, more substantial academic readings on compelling subjects that matter to students, the third edition of Joining the Conversation offers a new opening chapter on understanding yourself as a writer, and an expanded digital option in Launchpad for Joining the Conversation. Comprehensive assignment chapters span reflective, analytical and persuasive writing, informative, following real students throughout their writing processes.

Supportive apparatus guides writers from finding a conversation to join all the way through documenting their essays. With theory put into practice, Joining the Conversation exemplifies the best of what writing instruction should be. Grounded in the best practices of effective writing instruction, research effectively, Joining the Conversation’s rhetorical approach builds an awareness of writing purposes and genres as it teaches students to read critically, and respond thoughtfully to the conversations around them.

Throughout the text, in academic communities, with techno-literate practice at the fore, multimodality is always an option and the conversation metaphor empowers students to make their voices heard—with their peers, and in the world.

Hill New York Review Books Classics

An nyrb classics original deep in Provence, a century ago, four stone houses perch on a hillside. He absorbed oral traditions and, at the same time, devoured the Greek and Roman classics. Hill, his first novel and the first winner of the Prix Brentano, comes fully back to life in Paul Eprile’s poetic translation.

All the elements—fire, earth, water, and air—come into play. The four houses have a dozen residents—and then there is Gagou, a mute drifter. Beyond a patchwork of fields, a mass of green threatens to overwhelm the village. Even so, all is well until the village fountain suddenly stops running. From an early age, Jean Giono roamed the hills of his native Provence.

The animal world—a miming cat, a malevolent boar—displays a mind of its own. Wildness presses in from all sides. From this point on, humans and the natural world are locked in a life-and-death struggle. Janet, the eldest of the men, is bedridden; he feels snakes writhing in his fingers and speaks in tongues.


Everyone's an Author and The Little Seagull Handbook Second Edition

A rhetoric that bridges the gap between the writing students already do in social media and other nonacademic contexts and the writing they’re expected to do in college—all within a strong rhetorical framework. Built on the keystones of rhetoric, but also online; with words, Everyone’s an Author provides a strong foundation for authoring in the digital age: in college essays, but also with sound, but also on Twitter; in print, video, and images.

Examples and readings drawn from across multiple media and dealing with topics that matter to students today make this a book that everyone who takes first-year writing will relate to. It shows students that the rhetorical skills they already use in social media, in their home and religious communities, at work and in other nonacademic contexts are the same ones they’ll need to succeed in college.

This purchase offers access to the digital ebook only.

The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition Ninth Edition

The ninth edition has a brand-new design, 22 neW readings, a NEW chapter on the elements of the essay, and the most easy-to-use organization of any reader of its kind. Short essays with just enough writing instruction. A trusted and engaging collection of 65 short essays, both classic and contemporary. All are arranged by rhetorical pattern, with practical instruction on how to write an essay.


From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader

The fourth edition provides extensive coverage of academic habits and skills reflection, synthesis, summarization, and visual analysis and features more than 40% new readings grouped by interdisciplinary themes. From inquiry to academic Writing helps students understand academic culture and its ways of reading, thinking, and writing.

With a practical and now widely proven step-by-step approach, the text demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing. An extensive thematic reader brings students into interdisciplinary debates that not only bear on their college careers but also reflect larger cultural issues that they will encounter outside the academy.


The Sound of Holding Your Breath: Stories

They could be your neighbors—average, each struggling with secrets and losses, workaday, entrenched in navigating the complex requirements of family in all its forms. Yet tragedy and violence challenge these unassuming lives: A teenage boy is drawn to his sister’s husband, an EMT searching the lake for a body.

Siblings grapple with the death of their sister-in-law at the hands of their brother. A pregnant widow spends Thanksgiving with her deceased husband’s family. The residents of the sound of holding your breath could be neighbors, sharing the same familiar landscapes of twenty-first-century Appalachia—lake and forest, cemetery and garden, bridge and church, diner and hair salon.

And in the title story, the shame of rape ruptures more than a decade later. Accidents and deaths, cons and cover-ups, abuse and returning veterans—Natalie Sypolt’s characters wrestle with who they are during the most trying situations of their lives. A brother, a family, and a community fail to confront the implications of a missing girl.


Reading the World: Ideas That Matter Third Edition

This purchase offers access to the digital ebook only. The only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective. With 80 readings by some of the world’s greatest thinkers—from Plato to Gandhi, Carl Jung to Edmund O. Selections strike a balance between western and nonwestern, longer and shorter, classic and contemporary, verbal and visual.

Wilson, gloria anzaldúa to toni Morrison—Reading the World is the only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective.