75 Readings offers an outstanding collection of the most popular essays for first-year writing, at an affordable price. The readings represent a wide variety of authors, disciplines, issues, and interests, and at less than $20 net (half the price of most readers), 75 Readings offers an excellent value for students.
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Thirteen new readings: These selections include Nancy Mairs, "On Being Cripple"; William Lutz, "Doublespeak"; Scott Russell Sanders, "The Men We Carry in Our Minds"; Barbara Huttman, "A Crime of Compassion"; and Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue."
Quality and Cost: With seventy-five essays for less than $20, this text is an excellent value.
Restructured Argumentation Chapter: Chapter 10 now has paired essays on topics of current interest to students, including media ethics, welfare reform, and free speech.
Mixed Strategies: A new chapter offers essays that employ two or more rhetorical modes to achieve their goal. Readings by Amy Tan and Jamaica Kincaid are highlighted.
Cross-references: Related selections are cross-referenced in the table of contents to support instructors who want to teach multiple perspectives on a particular topic.
Instructor's Manual: 75 Readings offers questions and writing assignments in the accompanying Instructor's Manual (ISBN: 0-07-237067-X) for those instructors who need apparatus.
Santi V. Buscemi is professor of English and chair of the Department of English at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey, where he teaches reading and writing. He received his B.A. from St. Bonaventure University, and completed studies for the doctorate at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of A READER FOR DEVELOPING WRITERS (McGraw-Hill), now in its third edition; AN ESL WORKBOOK (McGraw-Hill); and coauthor with Charlotte Smith of 75 READINGS PLUS (McGraw-Hill). He is also chief author of McGraw-Hill's ALLWRITE!, an interactive computer software program in rhetoric, grammar, and research.
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