9780131732902

Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing (8th edition) (School Binding)

Roberts, Edgar V.; Jacobs, Henry E.

ISBN 10: 0131732900 / 0-13-173290-0
ISBN 13: 9780131732902
Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
Publication Date: 2007

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Synopsis:
For Introduction to Literature courses and Freshman Composition courses that emphasize writing about literature. Roberts delivers the best coverage of writing about literature. Complete coverage of writing about fiction, poetry, and drama and a total of 32 student essays with accompanying commentary ensure student comprehension of writing about literature, which helps students produce better papers. Edgar Roberts was inspired to create his first book - Writing about Literature - as a direct result of his experiences in the college classroom. Professor Roberts noticed that there was a clear correlation between the level of detail he provided when explaining his class assignments and the quality of work he received from his students: the more class time he devoted to describing what he wanted, the better the final essays turned out to be. As a result of this observation, Roberts created his successful text Writing about Literature to fill this need in literature and composition classrooms everywhere. Soon afterwards, Roberts realized that literature classrooms needed both the instruction provided in Writing about Literature and an anthology to meet the needs of a course based around that text. This led him to create Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing. This volume contains classroom-tested selections in the areas of fiction, poetry, and drama, with analysis of each. Additionally, Roberts provides explanatory material in all relevant subject areas drawn from his years of experience teaching literature.

Review:

How important is writing in your course?

 

 

When Edgar Roberts taught literature and composition, a large part of his courses involved essay-writing assignments.  He dedicated a substantial amount of his class time to explaining how students should prepare their writing assignments. He discovered that the more he described to his students what he wanted, and the more time he spent explaining things, the better the final essays turned out to be. There was a direct correlation between the way he made his assignments and the quality of student work he received. 

 

Professor Roberts started to hand out directions to his students, saving him valuable classroom and preparation time. Over the years, he tested each assignment in his own classes.  To meet the needs of the literature and composition course, Professor Roberts seamlessly integrated writing-about-literature instruction with a comprehensive literature anthology.  The result is the book you hold in your hands. 

 

Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing is founded on the principles of writing about literature.  It is not an afterthought and it is not treated as a separate chapter or appendix; but rather, it is the carefully integrated philosophy of Professor Roberts’ approach to teaching literature and composition. 

 

 

 

 

 

Also available in a briefer paperback version.

Literature: An Introduction to Reading and Writing, Compact Third Edition

(c) 2006 1648 pp.

ISBN 0-13-153435-1

 

 

 

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