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How To Read Nonfiction Like A Professor

Author : Thomas C. Foster
ISBN : 9780062895882
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The New York Times bestselling author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor uses the same skills to teach how to access accurate information in a rapidly changing 24/7 news cycle and become better readers, thinkers, and consumers of media. We live in an information age, but it is increasingly difficult to know which information to trust. Fake news is rampant in mass media, stoked by foreign powers wishing to disrupt a democratic society. We need to be more perceptive, more critical, and more judicious readers. The future of our republic may depend on it. How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor is more careful, more attentive, more aware reading. On bookstore shelves, one book looks as authoritative as the next. Online, posts and memes don’t announce their relative veracity. It is up to readers to establish how accurate, how thorough, how fair material may be. After laying out general principles of reading nonfiction, How to Read Nonfiction Like a Professor offers advice for specific reading strategies in various genres from histories and biographies to science and technology to social media. Throughout, the emphasis will be on understanding writers’ biases, interrogating claims, analyzing arguments, remaining wary of broad assertions and easy answers, and thinking critically about the written and spoken materials readers encounter. We can become better citizens through better reading, and the time for that is now.
Category: Literary Criticism

How To Read Literature Like A Professor For Kids

Author : Thomas C. Foster
ISBN : 9780062200877
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life. From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Naep Newsletter

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ISBN : IND:30000099775854
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Steps To Successful Reading Nonfiction

Author : Margaret Cleveland
ISBN : 0825142520
Genre : Education
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Provides a variety of nonfiction genres, ways to develop reading strategies, teaching tips and strategies for addressing English language learners.
Category: Education


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LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Literacy And Learning In The Content Areas

Author : Sharon Kane
ISBN : 9781351206891
Genre : Education
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The Fourth Edition of Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines provides readers with the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence for integrating literacy in their disciplinary classrooms. Offering an original, literature-based approach to teaching disciplinary literacy, the new edition shares important ways in which teachers of courses in the disciplines can enhance student learning of subject matter and skills while also fostering their growth in the many facets of literacy. Throughout each chapter, Kane provides engaging and creative strategies and activities to make literacy come alive in discipline-specific courses and to encourage students to explore and learn in the classroom. Embedded in each chapter are examples, resources, and strategies to help readers actively engage with and implement literacy practices. These features include Teaching in Action examples by subject area; Activating Prior Knowledge activities to stimulate critical thinking to prepare readers to learn complex theoretical and conceptual material about teaching, learning, and literacy; and end-of-chapter Application Activities to apply field experiences to classroom use. New to the Fourth Edition Every chapter of this new edition is updated to reflect the current approaches, standards, and benchmarks for discipline-specific literacy. Enhanced Companion Website with BookTalks to introduce relevant books in many genres and subjects, encouraging readers to explore the books for themselves and providing a model for BookTalks in their own classrooms. Expanded practical instructional strategies for teaching literacy in math, science, and social studies. Updated to include newly published titles in children’s literature, young adult literature, and nonfiction.
Category: Education

Wilson Library Bulletin

Author : Stanley Kunitz
ISBN : UOM:39015014986478
Genre : Best books
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The Environmental Imagination

Author : Lawrence Buell
ISBN : UOM:39015033987176
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With the environmental crisis comes a crisis of the imagination, a need to find new ways to understand nature and humanity's relation to it. This is the challenge Lawrence Buell takes up in The Environmental Imagination, the most ambitious study to date of how literature represents the natural environment. With Thoreau's Walden as a touchstone, Buell gives us a far-reaching account of environmental perception, the place of nature in the history of western thought, and the consequences for literary scholarship of attempting to imagine a more "ecocentric" way of being. In doing so, he provides a major new understanding of Thoreau's achievement and, at the same time, a profound rethinking of our literary and cultural reflections on nature. The green tradition in American writing commands Buell's special attention, particularly environmental nonfiction from colonial times to the present. In works by writers from Crevecoeur to Wendell Berry, John Muir to Aldo Leopold, Rachel Carson to Leslie Silko, Mary Austin to Edward Abbey, he examines enduring environmental themes such as the dream of relinquishment, the personification of the nonhuman, an attentiveness to environmental cycles, a devotion to place, and a prophetic awareness of possible ecocatastrophe. At the center of this study we find an image of Walden as a quest for greater environmental awareness, an impetus and guide for Buell as he develops a new vision of environmental writing and seeks a new way of conceiving the relation between human imagination and environmental actuality in the age of industrialization. Intricate and challenging in its arguments, yet engagingly and elegantly written, The Environmental Imagination is a majorwork of scholarship, one that establishes a new basis for the reading of American nature writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Use And Abuse Of Literature

Author : Marjorie Garber
ISBN : 9780307379627
Genre : Literary Criticism
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As defining as Christopher Lasch’s The Culture of Narcissism, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind, and Dinesh D’Souza’s Illiberal Education were to the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, respectively, Marjorie Garber’s The Use and Abuse of Literature is to our times. Even as the decline of the reading of literature, as argued by the National Endowment for the Arts, proceeds in our culture, Garber (“One of the most powerful women in the academic world”—The New York Times) gives us a deep and engaging meditation on the usefulness and uselessness of literature in the digital age. What is literature, anyway? How has it been understood over time, and what is its relevance for us today? Who are its gatekeepers? Is its canonicity fixed? Why has literature been on the defensive since Plato? Does it have any use at all, or does it merely serve as an aristocratic or bourgeois accoutrement attesting to worldly sophistication and refinement of spirit? Is it, as most of us assume, good to read literature, much less study it—and what does either mean? The Use and Abuse of Literature is a tour de force about our culture in crisis that is extraordinary for its brio, panache, and erudition (and appreciation of popular culture) lightly carried. Garber’s winning aim is to reclaim literature from the margins of our personal, educational, and professional lives and restore it to the center, as a fierce, radical way of thinking. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Literary Criticism

Matters Of Fact

Author : Daniel Wayne Lehman
ISBN : UOM:39015040344486
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores the theory of nonfictional narrative as implicated text, arguing that an implicated reading becomes all the more valuable and troubling if we explore some distinctions between nonfiction and fiction at the level on which the narrative interacts with historical experience and if we examine that interaction for its practices and ideology. Subjects include the nonfiction narrator in scripted and conscripted history, implicating the author in the narratives of Tom Wolfe and John Reed, and over the edge of genre in the case of Private O'Brien. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Literary Criticism


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ISBN : UOM:39015067400674
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Cea Critic

Author : College English Association
ISBN : UOM:39015069090861
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Style As Argument

Author : Chris Anderson
ISBN : UOM:39015011921395
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Taking the position that style has a value in its own right, that language forms a major component of the story a nonfiction writer has to tell, Anderson analyzes the work of America’s foremost practitioners of New Journalism—Tom Wolfe, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer, and Joan Didion. Anderson does for nonfiction what insightful critics have long been doing for fiction and poetry. His approach is rhetorical, and his message is that the rhetoric of Wolfe, Capote, Mailer, and Didion is a direct response to the problem of trying to convey to a general audience the sublime, inexplicable, or private and intuitive experiences that conventional rhetoric cannot evoke. The emphasis in this book is on style, not genre, and the analysis characterizes the distinctive styles of four American writers, showing how the richness and complexity of their prose discloses an important argument about the value of language itself. Their prose is complex, nuanced, layered, affecting, always aware of itself as style. This self-consciousness, Anderson contends, prepares the reader to regard style as argument, a “tacit but powerful statement about the value of form as form, style as style.”
Category: Literary Criticism

The Real Story

Author : Sarah Statz Cords
ISBN : UOM:39015063333051
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Explores the genres and sub-genres of nonfiction and provides an annotated bibliography of more than five hundred popular nonfiction titles, organized according to genre with a focus on titles published in the last decade.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author : Erik (Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Barnouw, Professor Emeritus of Dramatic Arts Columbia University)
ISBN : 0195078985
Genre : Performing Arts
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Presents a history of the documentary film
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The Bloomsbury Review

Author : James Knox Polk Miller
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021604165
Genre : Books
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English As She Is Spoke

Author : José da Fonseca
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124216867
Genre : Humor
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In 1855, Pedro Carolino set about writing an English phrasebook for Portuguese students. But there was just one problem: he didn't know any English. The linguistic train wreck that ensued is a classic of unintentional humor, now revived in the first newly selected edition in a century.
Category: Humor

Creative Nonfiction

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ISBN : MINN:31951P010131026
Genre : American prose literature
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Category: American prose literature