The passion she has for the topic is represented in her use of first person, it is not just facts it feels personal.
Not only to her but the entire community: it is demonstrated in her use of “we” and “our”.
The editorial apparatus has been designed to support that variety of needs without being intrusive.
In its second edition, 50 Essays continues to offer selections that instructors love to teach, with even more flexibility and more support for academic writing.
50 Essays: A Portable Anthology directly addresses students' and instructors' concerns that composition readers are too expensive and too large.
At less than half the size and price of comparable readers, 50 Essays meets the needs of a wide variety of classrooms.The Declaration of Independence) and but there are a lot that are taken from full works or practically unknown essays.A lot of them are really good, and there are a good chunk that are really boring and feel like a bunch of rambling.I definitely enjoyed the variety of issues touched upon in the essays therein; there are a great many perspectives provided in regards to these issues, many of which I hadn't thought of or considered before.It was this anthology that convinced me to give nonfiction and essays a chance for reading, and I haven't regretted it since. I especially enjoyed how many of the writers are each unique figures themselves, such as cripples, foreign citizens, suffragettes and minorities.Essays I Like: The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie Why Don't We Complain? A nice thing about this collection is that most of the essays are relatively unknown, with obvious exceptions like "The Declaration of Independence". Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell Kid Kustomers, Eric Schlosser The Men We Carry in Our Minds, Scott Russell Sanders Shooting Dad, Sarah Vowell Essays I didn't like:, Rachel Carson The one by Richard Rodriguez Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin And I would lose interest on any essay that was over 12 pages I ended up reading this entire book even though I only need to read like six of the essays.Essays I Like: The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me, Sherman Alexie Why Don't We Complain? There are a few really well know bits included (i.e.Most of the essays have a thematic mate within the text, so it's been easy when designing units that ask the students to compare styles, arguments, or the larger social implications of the material.In all, it's been a wonderful tool for teaching the finer points of expository analysis and composition to my students.I adopted this textbook for my developmental writing class.For this purpose, most of the essays will work wonderfully, and some just won't.