Composition

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  1. Book ImageWhat's Language Got to Do with It?

    Keith Walters, Michal Brody, Shirley Brice Heath

    In the Mideast, words shoot to kill. On the pages of the New Yorker, Romeo IMs Juliet. In India, operators in customer service call centers are required to speak English with an American accent and to be able to make small talk about the Super Bowl. Closer to home, ABC News offers up a linguistic profiling quiz. And George Orwell continues to lament the state of politics and the English language.More

  2. Book ImageThe Norton Field Guide to Writing with 2016 MLA Update: with Readings

    Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly Goggin, Francine Weinberg

    Fourth Edition

    THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATE.

    Flexible, easy to use, just enough detail—and the number-one best selling rhetoric.

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  3. Book ImageThe Norton Field Guide to Writing with 2016 MLA Update: with Readings and Handbook

    Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly Goggin, Francine Weinberg

    Fourth Edition

    THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATE.

    Flexible, easy to use, just enough detail—and the number-one best selling rhetoric.

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  4. Book ImageThe Little Norton Reader: 50 Essays from the First 50 Years, with 2016 MLA Update

    Melissa Goldthwaite

    THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATE.

    Commemorating 50 years of the The Norton Reader, in a portable and affordable format.

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  5. Book ImageThe Norton Reader

    Melissa Goldthwaite, Joseph Bizup, John Brereton, Et Al.

    Fourteenth High School Edition

    The classic reader that has introduced millions of students to the essay as a genre.More

  6. Book ImageThe Seagull Reader: Essays

    Joseph Kelly

    Third Edition

    Norton quality at the most affordable price.More

  7. Book ImageThe Norton Mix: A Custom Reader for Composition

    Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler, Jeffrey Andelora, Katharine Nicholson Ings, Et Al.

    A rich database lets you create the perfect reader for your composition course.More

  8. Book ImageThe Norton Pocket Book of Writing by Students

    Melissa Goldthwaite

    A Norton anthology of student writing.More

  9. Book ImageThe Norton Book of Composition Studies

    Susan Miller

    A landmark collection by one of the field’s most distinguished scholars, The Norton Book of Composition Studies introduces new students to the historical development and most consequential themes and emphases of the field’s scholarship.More

  10. Book ImageThe Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself

    Susan Bell

    "Bell's prose is elegant and wonderfully readable in this artful guide."—Publishers WeeklyMore

  11. Book ImageA Norton Pocket Guide to Grammar and Punctuation

    Dawn Rodrigues, Myron C. Tuman

    A pocket-sized, no-nonsense reference for writers, with advice on editing for clarity, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics.More

  12. Book ImageReading/Writing Canada: Short Fiction and Nonfiction

    Judith Miller

    This unique anthology provides a wide range of distinctly Canadian voices in a compact, affordable format.More

  13. Book ImageBeing Human: Core Readings in the Humanities

    Leon R. Kass

    Being Human is the first humanities reader that focuses on humanity in the literal sense—what it’s like to be human.
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  14. Book ImagePicturing Texts

    Lester Faigley, Diana George, Anna Palchik, Et Al.

    Redefining composition to include conscious attention to images and design, Picturing Texts is the first writing textbook to show students how to compose visual texts as well as how to read them.More

  15. Book ImageSuccessful Writing

    Maxine Hairston, Michael Keene

    Fifth Edition

    W. W. Norton & Company is pleased to announce the Fifth Edition of Successful Writing by Maxine Hairston and Michael Keene.More

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