Canadian Content

Paperback | February 17, 2011

byNell Waldman, Sarah Norton

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Canadian Content has a long history as one of Canada's leading composition readers and is known as the respected standard in the market. This book is designed to develop the reading, analytical, and writing skills of post-secondary students who are studying composition for practical purposes: they need to write academic papers now, and they will need to write professional prose in the workplace. Unlike its competitors, Canadian Content arranges the readings within each unit in ascending order of difficulty, so instructors can easily identify readings appropriate to their students' skill levels. All of the pieces are well written, relevant to student interests, and engaging. Some are humorous, some are serious, and a few are provocative. Two-thirds of the readings are by Canadian writers, and many touch on the experience of being Canadian. These essays range across the Canadian geographical, cultural, and demographic maps. Each reading is preceded by a short biographical note and followed by contextual definitions of unusual words and phrases and by two sets of analytical questions: the first set ("Structure and Strategy") leads students to an understanding of the essay's structure and style; the second set ("Content and Purpose") leads them to a deeper understanding of the essay's meaning. These questions can be used to guide class discussion, small-group work, or independent analysis. In addition to the 63 readings, Canadian Content includes instruction on reading and writing to be understood, and instruction in seven rhetorical modes as well as additional essays that combine modes.

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Canadian Content has a long history as one of Canada's leading composition readers and is known as the respected standard in the market. This book is designed to develop the reading, analytical, and writing skills of post-secondary students who are studying composition for practical purposes: they need to write academic papers now, and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:February 17, 2011Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176503625

ISBN - 13:9780176503628

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PrefaceTo the InstructorIntroductionHow to Read with Understanding How to Write to Be Understood How to Write a Documented Essay Sample Essay Presented in APA Style: Jessica Marlowe, "What Makes You Happy?" Unit One: Two Basic Strategies: Narration and DescriptionNarration: What, Why, and How? Description: What, Why, and How? Model Essay: "A Cultural Exchange" Hal Niedzviecki, "Facebook in a Crowd" Russell Wangersky, "Clinging to The Rock" Dave Bidini, "Mongolian Invasions" Tommy Akulukjuk, "My Father and the Baby Seal" Ryan Van Meter, "First" Charles Montgomery, "Me Want More Square Footage!" Lorna Crozier, "What Stays in the Family" Michael Ignatieff, "Deficits" Additional Suggestions for Writing: Narration and Description Unit Two: ExampleExample: What, Why, and How? Model Essay: "A Manner of Speaking" Angela Long, "I Believe in Deviled Eggs" Margaret Wente, "The Way We Live Now" Noreen Shanahan, "My Life as a Cleaner" Claudia Casper, "Victory" Pat Capponi, "Dispatches from the Poverty Line" Wade Davis, "The End of the Wild" Eva Hoffman, "Lost in Translation" Additional Suggestions for Writing: Example Unit Three: Process AnalysisProcess Analysis: What, Why, and How? Model Essay: "Metamorphosis" Sarah Walker, "How to Perform a Tracheotomy" Richard Poplak, "Loaves and Wishes" Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, "Dear Dad" Paul Quarrington, "Home Ice" Judy Stoffman, "The Way of All Flesh: The Worm Is at Work in Us All" Jill Frayne, "Struck by Lightning" Additional Suggestions for Writing: Process Analysis Unit Four: Classification and DivisionClassification and Division: What, Why, and How? Model Essay: "Listen Up" Tenzin Gyatso, The 14th Dalai Lama, "Many Faiths, One Truth" Dennis Dermody, "Sit Down and Shut Up or Don't Sit by Me" David Bodanis, "Toothpaste" Judy Brady, "Why I Want a Wife" Nick Mamatas, "The Term Paper Artist" Bertrand Russell, "What I Have Lived For" Additional Suggestions for Writing: Classification and Division Unit Five: Comparison and ContrastComparison and Contrast: What, Why, and How? Model Essay: "She Said, He Said" Richard Lederer, "Writing Is. . . ." Gary Stephen Ross, "The Blue Boy" Robert Patterson and Charles Weijer, "D'oh! An Analysis of the Medical Care Provided to the Family of Homer J. Simpson" Germaine Greer, "Ottawa vs. New York" Kamal Al-Solaylee, "From Bikinis to Burkas" Shaun Pett, "The Happiness Project" Tomson Highway, "Why Cree Is the Funniest of All Languages" Alan R. Wilson, "Good Seeing" Additional Suggestions for Writing: Comparison and Contrast Unit Six: Causal AnalysisCausal Analysis: What, Why, and How? Model Essay: "The Trouble with Readers" Gabor Maté, "Embraced by the Needle" Nassim Nicholas Taleb, "Scaring Us Senseless" Brent Staples, "Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space" David Beers, "Grounded: Imagining a World without Flight" Helena Cronin, "The Evolution of Evolution" Anwar F. Accawi, "The Telephone" Additional Suggestions for Writing: Causal Analysis Unit Seven: DefinitionDefinition: What, Why, and How? Model Essay: "Talking Pidgin" Ken Wiwa, "Nature or Nurture-What's the Real Test of 'Home'?" Lawrence Hill, "Don't Call Me That Word" Denise Chong, "Being Canadian" Ian Brown, "Other Meanings, Below the Surface Level-Remember That? Anybody?" Mark Kingwell, "The Thief, The Thinker, and His Identity" June Callwood, "Forgiveness" Additional Suggestions for Writing: Definition Unit Eight: Argument and PersuasionArgument and Persuasion: What, Why, and How? Model Essay: "Why Good Writing Makes You Sexy" Thea Lim, "Take Back Halloween" Max Fawcett, "Google Never Forgets: A Cautionary Tale" Margaret Wente, "The New Heavyweights of the Workplace" Neil Brooks, "Why I Like to Pay My Taxes" Jill McCorkle, "Cuss Time" Daniel Francis, "The Potemkin Province" Jon Evans, "What's Wrong with Africa" Jane Rule, "The Harvest, the Kill" Michael Ignatieff, "Immigrati