An expanded argument casebook, as well as new visuals, poems, and works of creative nonfiction and fiction builds on the strengths of previous editions.
New material on the Companion Website strengthens students’ writing and reading comprehension skills.
Twelve complete student essays provide students with real peer models for their writing. Mike Peters, Mother Goose & Grimm (The museum wants to buy the first one .
• Varied and engaging visuals enhance the reading and help students learn to analyze graphic essays, cartoons, photos, and op-art pieces much as they would a written work.
“The ultimate purpose of The River Reader is to produce good writing.” —Joseph Trimmer, author Highlighting works from some of the world’s most respected writers, this renowned reader features an extraordinary collection of rhetorically arranged essays.
Representing a diverse range of voices and authors, including Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, and David Mc Cullough, The River Reader (formerly The Riverside Reader) is a favorite of students and instructors.
Botkin, Global Warming Delusions (Persuasion and Argument) / Gail Godwin, Dream Children (Story) 9.
USING AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES Carrie Ahls, The Problems and Possibilities of Online Communities (annotated student research paper) Like a bridge spanning two points, The Essay Connection firmly links the act of reading with the act of writing.
Mounties / David Sedaris, Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa / Anne Roiphe, A Tale of Two Divorces / Laura Bohannan, Shakespeare in the Bush / Alice Walker, Everyday Use (story) 4.
DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION Wendell Berry, Conservation is Good Work (professional paragraph) / Gareth Tucker, Gentlemen! Schneider, What I Really Wanted to Write in My Admissions Essays; Rachel Toor, Which One of These Essay Questions Is the Real Thing?