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Is It Easy Being Green

Author: Justin Nevin
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492603791
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More and more universities and colleges are looking beyond grade point averages and standardized test scores to choose their incoming freshman. What criteria do these institutions of higher education use as their litmus test--the college application essay. But will your average high school essay do the job? When competing against thousands of qualified candidates a college applicant needs more than an introduction, three paragraphs, and a conclusion in their writer's tool belt: they need the skills to stand out from the crowd. "Is It Easy Being Green?": Writing the NEW College Application Essay offers every applicant the skills needed to write a powerful and successful application essay. Using real-life examples and testimonials "Is It Easy Being Green?" moves away from a strictly academic point of view, and uses creative writing techniques-memoir/personal essay genre in particular-to teach students how to write engaging and effective application essays. Centering on a narrative and lyrical balance, "Is It Easy Being Green?" is written in an approachable and easy-to-understand style.

The Best American Essays 2017

Author: Leslie Jamison
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544817338
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"Jamison has done an exceptional job curating this volume, selecting essayists who are diverse in ideas and experiences, and essays that are challenging, passionate, sobering, and clever." --Publishers Weekly "The essay is political--and politically useful, by which I mean humanizing and provocative--because of its commitment to nuance, its explorations of contingency, its spirit of unrest, its glee at overturned assumptions; because of the double helix of awe and distrust--faith and doubt--that structures its DNA," writes guest editor Leslie Jamison in her introduction. From the Iraqi desert to an East Jerusalem refugee camp, from the beginnings of the universeto the aftermath of a suicide attempt, the genetic makeup of the eclectic and electric selections inThe Best American Essays 2017 "thrill toward complexity." The Best American Essays 2017 includes RACHEL KAADZI GHANSAH, LAWRENCE JACKSON, RACHEL KUSHNER, ALAN LIGHTMAN, BERNARD FARAI MATAMBO, WESLEY MORRIS, HEATHER SELLERS, ANDREA STUART and others

The Best American Essays 2007

Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618709267
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Edited by the author of Consider the Lobster and Infinite Jest, a new collection of the finest nonfiction essays published over the past year incorporates the work of distinguished masters of the essay genre, including Jo Ann Beard, Mark Danner, Malcolm Gladwell, Louis Menand, and Molly Peacock, among others. Simultaneous.

The American Essay In The American Century

Author: Ned Stuckey-French
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 082621925X
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"With extensive research and a cultural context, Stuckey-French describes the many reasons essays grew in appeal and importance for Americans. He also explores the rise of E.B. White, considered by many the greatest American essayist of the first half of the twentieth century... This book is one of the first to consider and reflect on the contributions of E.B. White to the personal essay tradition and American culture more generally"--Book jacket.

The Best American Essays

Author: Jamaica Kincaid
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395691830
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Compiles the best literary essays of the year originally published in American periodicals

Book Lust

Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570616590
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What to read next is every book lover's greatest dilemma. Nancy Pearl comes to the rescue with this wide-ranging and fun guide to the best reading new and old. Pearl, who inspired legions of litterateurs with "What If All (name the city) Read the Same Book," has devised reading lists that cater to every mood, occasion, and personality. These annotated lists cover such topics as mother-daughter relationships, science for nonscientists, mysteries of all stripes, African-American fiction from a female point of view, must-reads for kids, books on bicycling, "chick-lit," and many more. Pearl's enthusiasm and taste shine throughout.

Kierkegaard S Influence On Literature Criticism And Art The Anglophone World

Author: Jon Bartley Stewart
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781409457633
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Vol. 2 is dedicated to the use of Kierkegaard by later Danish writers. Almost from the beginning Kierkegaard's works were standard reading for these authors. Danish novelists and critics from the Modern Breakthrough movement in the 1870s were among the first to make extensive use of his writings. These included the theoretical leader of the movement, the critic Georg Brandes, who wrote an entire book on Kierkegaard, and the novelists Jens Peter Jacobsen and Henrik Pontoppidan

The Best American Essays 2012

Author: Robert Atwan
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547840543
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected — and most popular — of its kind. The Best American Essays 2012 includes Marcia Angell, Miah Arnold, Mark Doty, Joseph Epstein, Jonathan Franzen, Malcolm Gladwell, Francine Prose, Lauren Slater, Sandra Tsing Loh, Jose Antonio Vargas, and others

Participatory Sportswriting

Author: Zachary Michael Jack
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455071
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Long before journalist George Plimpton donned shoulder pads for Paper Lion, sportswriters were stepping onto the field, arena, track and ring. This first-of-its-kind anthology of participatory sportswriting collects 48 pieces from the Gilded and Golden Age greats. Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, Frances Elizabeth Willard, John Muir, Jack London, Zane Grey, Ernest Hemingway, Ring Lardner, Bill Tilden, Bobby Jones, Helen Mills, Paul Gallico, and many more prowled America’s sporting grounds with pen in hand in a time when, as Grantland Rice put it, “a flame...lit up the sporting skies and covered the world.”