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The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition Seventh Edition
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An outstanding collection of brief essays providing high-interest models of the rhetorical modes, along with beautifully written instruction that demonstrates its own lessons about good writing.The Norton Sampler is a rhetorically arranged short-essay reader that provides models and guidelines for writing description, narration, and all the other modes of discourse. The readings are brief, reflecting the length of the essays students are required to write.
From classic texts by writers such as Annie Dillard and E. B. White, to contemporary texts from writers like Barack Obama and Marjorie Agosín, The Norton Sampler includes a range of readings that will delight teachers and engage students. Texts from a range of everyday media―from billboards to coffee mugs―demonstrate that the rhetorical modes play an important role in all the writing and reading that we do.
Now with enough writing instruction that students will not need a separate rhetoric.
About the Author
Thomas Cooley is Emeritus Professor of English at The Ohio State University. He is the author of articles and books on American literature, including The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet: Madness, Race, and Gender in Victorian America and Educated Lives: The Rise of Modern Autobiography in America. He is also the editor of Back to the Lake, The Norton Sampler, and other textbooks in rhetoric and composition.
- Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company; Seventh edition (January 20, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 539 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0393929353
- ISBN-13 : 978-0393929355
- Item Weight : 1.3 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.1 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,827,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on February 16, 2012
The book was what was ordered and shipping was within time listed but felt the shipping should have been quicker ... 15 days is too long to ship. I sent an email asking about shippment and was never answered. I ended up receiving the book before I was notified it had been sent. I was notified it was sent several days after I received it. Seems to be some issues there.
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on September 6, 2013
This book was a requirement for a college course, (don't think I would have purchased it otherwise). The examples were really good. The stories were interesting and made it easier to read.
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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on January 18, 2013
This book arrived the day after my class started exactly one week from when I ordered it. I was very impressed by the great condition of the book and the excellent price compared to my college's library price to even rent the book it was still 50% less! Leaving more money in my pocket!!
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on July 25, 2015
I bought this book as a requirement for a college course. I wound up keeping it because there's so much more to the book than just what my teacher had me read. I love this book!
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