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The Norton Pocket Book of Writing by Students

Overview | Features | Contents


    1. Barack Obama, “Pop” (poem)

    1. Writing about Writing: Literacy Narratives and Reflections

    1. Laura Buenzle, “You Ask Me Why I Write” (poem)
    2. Julie Green, “On Philosophy and Writing”
    3. Emily Vallowe, “Write or Wrong Identity”
    4. Madeline Kelly, “The Voice from the Window”
    5. Tess Bird, “The Shadow That the Apple Casts: Thoughts on Exposure”

    2. Remembering People, Places, Events: Memoirs and Autobiographical Narratives

    1. Mike Boulter, “2-2-4 Pelham” (poem)
    2. Matthew Brooks Treacy, “She”
    3. Susan Collinet, “The Bucket”
    4. Becky Andert, “Arbitrary Encounters of a Traveling Sales Girl”
    5. Molly Lehman, “On the Riverbank”

    3. Researching and Interpreting Information: Reports

    1. Meagan Marin, “Pantoum for Tibetans” (poem)
    2. Rose Locatelli, “The Tacit Culture of an Individually Defined (Undefined) Room”
    3. Kelley Fox, “Establishing Identities”
    4. Sam Forman, “The Future of Food Production”
    5. Jonathan Payne, “Xenakis, Cage, and the Architecture of Music”

    4. Stating a Position: Arguments

    1. Lindsay Stuart Hill, “One Life” (poem)
    2. Amy Cornell, “Fiscal Independence and the College Experience”
    3. Michael Andrews, “Dude . . . Do I Look Fat?”
    4. Kari Walsh, “Obesity’s Weighty Model”
    5. Virginia Rieck, “Lessons of My Father: The Double-Edged Symbols of Cowboy Authenticity”

    5. Calling for Change: Proposals

    1. Dan Edwards, “Lunchbreak” (poem)
    2. Donna Johnson, “Feasibility Report for Solar Decathlon Grant Committee”
    3. Alissa Steiner, “Depression in College Students”
    4. Andrew Skogrand, “Making Waves: Finding Keys to Success in the Failures of the Fish Industry”
    5. Katy Kreitler, “The Best Part of Waking Up: The United States and the Global Coffee Crisis”

    6. Assessing Texts: Evaluations

    1. Holly Roland, “Lucille” (poem)
    2. Jennifer Dietz, “The Reality of eDiets”
    3. Lauren Tyrrell, “Gilmore Girls: A Girl-Power Gimmick”
    4. Antonia Peacocke, “Family Guy and Freud: Jokes and Their Relation to the Unconscious”
    5. Emily Mousseau-Douglas, “What’s So Funny: Comedy in America”

    7. Approaching Literature: Analyses

    1. Michael Kauffmann/Melanie Subacuz “Propertius’s Cynthia Holds Her Wine” (translation of a poem)
    2. Stephanie Huff, “Metaphor and Society in Shelley’s ‘Sonnet’”
    3. Jason Rose, “Technology as a Simulacrum of God in White Noise
    4. Anne Hart, “Televisuality in The Virgin Suicides
    5. Lindsey Arthur, “The Domestication of Death: Preserving the Suburban Status Quo in The Virgin Suicides

    8. Mixing Genres: Lyrics, Collages, Braids

    1. John Buonomo, “Nana’s” (poem)
    2. Amy Ho, “The Yin and the Yang of Things”
    3. Hang Ho, “Five Fridays”
    4. Brandon Derrow, “Dead Ends”
    5. Kristin Taylor, “Freeing the Caged Bird: My Conversations with Maya Angelou”

    Appendix: A Work in Progress

    1. Kaitlin Foley, “Social Networking and the Digital Divide: Why Internet Access Is Vital to Worldwide Communication”