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Approaching Literature is a text and anthology designed to engage even reluctant students in the rewarding process of reading, thinking, and writing about literature.

Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl aim to use diverse, contemporary literary works as entry points to understanding and appreciating literary classics, and to make the instruction in reading and writing welcoming and accessible to all students, not just potential English majors.

With its affordable price as well as its streamlined and supportive approach to reading, thinking, and writing about literature, all students will find something in Approaching Literature that helps them find common ground with the voices of our literary present and past. Features A diverse array of literary works The 46 stories, poems, 10 plays, and 2 essays offer a captivating blend of highly teachable contemporary works and a well-chosen selection of literary classics, along with a collection of very short works for each genre that can be read and examined in a single class period.

Stimulating connections between the literature of the past and present are highlighted through thematic writing assignments. An emphasis on active reading and critical thinking Clear, non-technical explanations of literary elements and innovative features such as boxed checklists, tips, and sample student annotated readings introduce even the most inexperienced students into the pleasures of reading literary works.

Throughout the book, pre- and post-selection prompts give students ways to think critically about the work and apply the active reading techniques they have learned. A student-friendly approach to writing about literature A total of five chapters are devoted to leading students in a unified, cumulative, step-by-step way through the writing process. From finding a topic and developing a well-supported argument to writing a research paper or an essay exam, each step of the writing process is accompanied by comments from real students discussing their writing experiences along with five student essays New to This Edition Continued emphasis on inclusiveness in 45 new selections.

More ways to teach and connect the works Following the regular table of contents, a new thematic table of contents includes tipped pages for easy access and suggests ways to teach and think about works across genre and form. Updated and more accessible coverage of the research process The discussion of writing a literary research paper in Chapter 3 has been fully updated to reflect current sources, citation models, and practices based on the eighth edition, , of the MLA Handbook.

The instructional parts of the text speak to the students using a tone that is lively and inclusive, making them feel that literature is valuable and accessible to all.


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