A Brief Introduction to Writing Strategies.
1. SAMPLE PROFESSIONAL ESSAY.
"Talk in the Intimate Relationship: His and Hers," by Deborah Tannen.
2. CHILDHOOD MEMORIES: FAMILIES AND CHILDREN.
"Casa: A Partial Remembrance of a Puerto Rican Childhood," by Judith Ortiz Cofer. "The Inheritance of Tools," of Scott Russell Sanders. "Once More to the lake," by E. B. White.
3. EDUCATION: LITERACY AND LEARNING.
"University Days," by James Thurber. "None of This Is Fair," by Richard Rodriquez. "The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society," by Jonathan Kozol.
4. LANGUAGE: RACE AND GENDER.
"The Meanings of a Word," by Gloria Naylor. "Mother Tongue," by Amy Tan.
5. NATURE: ANIMALS AND LANDSCAPES.
"The Spider and the Wasp," by Alexander Petrunkevitch. "Two Views of the Mississippi River," by Mark Twain. "Shooting an Elephant," by George Orwell.
6. Psychology and Behavior.
"Territorial Behavior," by Desmond Morris. "My Daily Dives in the Dumpster," by Lars Eighner. "Television Addict," by Marie Winn.
7. PUBLIC POLICY: GOVERNMENT AND LAW.
"The Declaration of Independence," by Thomas Jefferson. "A Nation of Welfare Families,' by Stephanie Coontz. Letter from Birmingham Jail in Response to Public Statement by Eight Alabama Clergymen, by Martin Luther King, Jr.
8. RELATIONSHIPS: WOMEN AND MEN.
"Friends, Good Friends--and Such Good Friends," by Judith Viorst. "The Tapestry of Friendships," by Ellen Goodman. "What I've Learned from Men," by Barbara Ehrenreich.
9. SCIENCE AND MEDICINE.
"Those Crazy Ideas," by Isaac Asimov. "Sex, Drugs, Disasters, and the Extinction of Dinosaurs," by Stephen Jay Gould. "The Discus Thrower," by Richard Selzer.
10. SOCIAL ROLES AND CUSTOMS.
"I Want a Wife," by Judy Brady. "Finishing School," by Maya Angelou. "On Holidays and How to Make Them Work," by Nikki Giovanni.
11. SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY.
"Diagnoses, Denials, and Discoveries," by Cecelia DeLozier.