More essays on contemporary technology; food production,distribution, and use; and cultural identity in America.
New readings that add depth and diversity and that pique student interest: Louise Erdrich: Beneath My House Peter Elbow: Desperation Writing Richard Rodriguez: “Blaxicans” and Other Reinvented Americans Brandon Griggs: 12 Most Annoying Types of Facebookers Gary Soto: Like Mexicans Maxine Hong Kingston: Family Ghosts Carlo Petrini: The Value and Price of Food Rebecca Brown: Extreme Reading Janet Kornblum: Tapping into Text Messaging Michael Rubinkam: Texting in Class Is Rampant Jonathan Safran Foer: Let Them Eat Dog Sherman Alexie: Superman and Me
Compelling Selections. Chosen after extensive research, the selections in this highly accessible collection have been proven - time after time and in classroom after classroom - to engage readers, as well as to inspire and serve as models for good writing for students with a range of backgrounds and abilities.
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Continued Emphasis on Mixed Mode. A chapter dedicated to mixing modes helps students understand how to combine patterns of writing to best achieve their writing goals.
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Two essays on global warming add coverage of this current topic of increasing interest to the argument and persuasion chapter.