One Hundred Great Essays (Penguin Academics Series) (3rd Edition)

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9780205535552: One Hundred Great Essays (Penguin Academics Series) (3rd Edition)

One Hundred Great Essays is published as part of the Penguin Academics Series, a series of low-cost, high-quality offerings.

 

One Hundred Great Essays collects one-hundred of the most teachable and rewarding essays used in today's college composition class. The anthology combines classic, commonly taught essays with frequently anthologized contemporary essays by today's most highly regarded writers. The selections are broadly diverse in both subject matter and authorship. Essays have been selected as both models for good writing and useful springboards for student writing. An introductory section discusses the qualities of the essay form and offers instruction on how to read essays critically, and shows students how to use the writing process to develop their own essays.

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One Hundred Great Essays, Third Edition
Robert J. DiYanni

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Robert J. DiYanni’s One Hundred Great Essays features a collection of eminently teachable and rewarding essays for today's college composition courses, including authors ranging from William Hazlitt, Frederick Douglass, and E.B. White to Richard Feynman, Annie Dillard, and Dave Barry. Combining commonly taught, classic essays with the best of contemporary writing, One Hundred Great Essays provides flexible options for every composition classroom, with selections chosen both as models of good writing and as appropriate springboards for student writing. A brief introduction explains the essay form and offers instruction both on reading essays critically and on the process of writing effective essays.

About the Author:

Robert DiYanni is Director of International Services in the Advanced Placement Program at The College Board. Dr. DiYanni, who holds a B.A. from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York, has taught English and Humanities at a variety of institutions, including NYU, CUNY, and Harvard. He has written and edited more than two dozen books, mostly for college students of writing, literature, and humanities.

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