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Models for Writers continues to offer thought-provoking selections organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical patterns that students will use in their own essays but also the elements and language that will make those essays effective.
This edition offers more coverage of the key elements of academic writing, including new strategies for writing a research paper and a section on writing a reflective essay. I especially like the addition of a "thematically" organized Table of Contents; in other words, the book contains the usual ToC, but it has another that lists the essays by topic e.
In fact, I only have one quibble: Praiseworthy By on Sep 27, When the head of the department announces that a new textbook will be used for the freshman writing course, I normally gnash my teeth, break out in hives and make a great moaning.
Sometimes my despair is justified because the new book just doesn't work for me. Most of the time my grief is unwarranted because the new book is pretty much the same as the old. It's a pleasant shock when the new textbook is actually an improvement.
Professors Eschholz and Rosa's "Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition", in terms of content, style and practicality, has won me and my students over. The first thing that struck me was the size of the book.
My students appreciated this, as well. Of course, it's the insides--the guts--that count. I like the arrangement of topics and most of the samples. While all of us who teach English composition have our own fantasy textbook in our heads, in which we compile what we consider to be the best essays, we have to make do with what we are offered.
As far as the short shrift that is paid to MLA style, I can live with that since it is not part of our curriculum. In terms of what my students do need, I found the section on Process Analysis to be especially helpful. And speaking of students, I would be lying through my formerly gnashed teeth to say that they have embraced this textbook.
What I can say is that they recognize that the writing neither talks down to them nor is too obtuse to follow. More than a few of them said that heart be still they went ahead and read other sections on their own and "really liked" them.
This is high praise, indeed. Not only are the chapters short and to the point. The examples given with each chapter are very helpful to understand what the chapter was talking about. Excellent resource for writing By on Jan 14, This is an excellent resource of models for teachers of Language and writing, and for all writers.
I have used this text with my students since Dec and was just thrilled to see the current avatar of the text and placed my order straight away. I don't regret buying this new edition - it's even better, even more thorough than the copy I bought in This is a must for all teachers, writing students and writers with a passion for writing.
By Patrick on Aug 31, great little English book.
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Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: . Models for Writers remains a bestseller for millions of students for a reason: its short, accessible readings reflect the length of essays students write in college and the topics that matter most, and its simple yet thorough writing instruction offers the support they need.
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Models for Writers remains a bestseller for millions of students for a reason: its shortReviews: 6. Models For Writers: Short Essays For Composition by Rosa, Alfred/ Eschholz, Paul "Models for Writers" is a best-selling book with a simple yet effective combination that has worked for thousands of instructors and millions of students: short, accessible essays and helpful, thorough writing instruction.
Book Summary: The title of this book is Models for Writers and it was written by Alfred Rosa, Paul Eschholz. This particular edition is in a Paperback format.
This books publish date is Jan 09, and it has a suggested retail price of $ It was published by Bedford/St. Martin's and has a total of pages in the book. This edition offers more coverage of the key elements of academic writing, including new strategies for writing a research paper and a section on writing a reflective essay.
Paul Eschholz and Alfred Rosa are professors emeriti of English at the University of Vermont.