A world of ideas

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Two chapters on Evaluating Ideas and Writing about Ideas introduce students to best practices for critical reading, thinking, and writing. I was far too lucky to find this at the public library bookstore for only a couple of dollars I just wish that these ideas better reflected ongoing intersectional conversations in First-Year Writing. A composition course might be the only place they are ever allowed to read Thoreau, Machiavelli, Arendt, Douglass or Rousseau. Pre-reading questions, abundant discussion and connections questions, and writing prompts for each selection help students focus their reading and hone their understanding. I admire Jacobus's vision to make these ideas more accessible to students. The selections are great, the areas covered are broad, and the ideas always intriguing. Detailed editorial apparatus helps students handle the challenging material. Reflections questions after the last reading in each chapter ask students to reflect on what they have learned about the theme and prompt them to find connections to the readings within their own lives. Part introductions and chapter-wide questions ground students in the history of each idea and connect the philosophies of the individual writers. It's the only book in in its class that shows students how writing impacted the world we inherited. This exceptionally thorough resource includes sentence outlines for each selection, further background on the selections, suggestions for classroom discussion and student writing assignments, brief bibliographies for every author, and sample syllabi. Shelves: owned Excellent book thus far. Even if writing is not your thing, I would still recommend this for the ideas and writers presented.

This exceptionally thorough resource includes sentence outlines for each selection, further background on the selections, suggestions for classroom discussion and student writing assignments, brief bibliographies for every author, and sample syllabi.

And now that I teach at the same institution, I believe it's my moral obligation to provide my English composition students with a similar wealth of ideas that will shape and reshape their views of the world. Home Features New to This Edition Reviews Great ideas make great writers The first and bestselling reader of its kind, A World of Ideas introduces students to great thinkers whose ideas have shaped civilizations throughout history.

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I admire Jacobus's vision to make these ideas more accessible to students. Glosses and introductory quotations provide additional context for themes and readings.

Part introductions and chapter-wide questions ground students in the history of each idea and connect the philosophies of the individual writers.

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In fact, only one woman of color appears in this book at all, the former Paksitani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and the altogether marginal presence women When I first received this reader as part of my duties on SIUE's Textbook Review Community, I was incredibly excited by the promising array of readings in this book, but I felt somewhat taken aback by the altogether absence of African American women in A World of Ideas [what does this absence suggest about the book before even reading it? Shelves: owned Excellent book thus far. Challenge these thinkers, and be ready to be enlightened and challenged by them. I did not answer the questions or write the papers, but i did learn something by reading all the essays and thinking about critical thinking. Reflections questions after the last reading in each chapter ask students to reflect on what they have learned about the theme and prompt them to find connections to the readings within their own lives. No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of essential readings along with the supportive apparatus students need to understand, analyze, and respond to them. I admire Jacobus's vision to make these ideas more accessible to students. And now that I teach at the same institution, I believe it's my moral obligation to provide my English composition students with a similar wealth of ideas that will shape and reshape their views of the world. Part introductions and chapter-wide questions ground students in the history of each idea and connect the philosophies of the individual writers. A composition course might be the only place they are ever allowed to read Thoreau, Machiavelli, Arendt, Douglass or Rousseau. This exceptionally thorough resource includes sentence outlines for each selection, further background on the selections, suggestions for classroom discussion and student writing assignments, brief bibliographies for every author, and sample syllabi. In fact, only one woman of color appears in this book at all, the former Paksitani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and the altogether marginal presence women of color have in the book proves even more dubious when considering that this is the 10th edition of this collection. Pre-reading questions, abundant discussion and connections questions, and writing prompts for each selection help students focus their reading and hone their understanding.

You are going to read the best that has been written on democracy, government, ethics, wealth, gender, language, and education by not only the greatest thinkers in human history but also the contemporary ones. Given that so many students come into college with little in the way of scholarship when it comes to the classics of the Western canon, it seems appropriate to try to expose them to ideas that have shaped Western culture.

Pre-reading questions, abundant discussion and connections questions, and writing prompts for each selection help students focus their reading and hone their understanding.

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Glosses and introductory quotations provide additional context for themes and readings. I was far too lucky to find this at the public library bookstore for only a couple of dollars No other composition reader offers a comparable collection of essential readings along with the supportive apparatus students need to understand, analyze, and respond to them. Challenge these thinkers, and be ready to be enlightened and challenged by them. You are going to read the best that has been written on democracy, government, ethics, wealth, gender, language, and education by not only the greatest thinkers in human history but also the contemporary ones. This exceptionally thorough resource includes sentence outlines for each selection, further background on the selections, suggestions for classroom discussion and student writing assignments, brief bibliographies for every author, and sample syllabi. Two chapters on Evaluating Ideas and Writing about Ideas introduce students to best practices for critical reading, thinking, and writing. Home Features New to This Edition Reviews Great ideas make great writers The first and bestselling reader of its kind, A World of Ideas introduces students to great thinkers whose ideas have shaped civilizations throughout history. And now that I teach at the same institution, I believe it's my moral obligation to provide my English composition students with a similar wealth of ideas that will shape and reshape their views of the world. Part introductions and chapter-wide questions ground students in the history of each idea and connect the philosophies of the individual writers. In fact, only one woman of color appears in this book at all, the former Paksitani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, and the altogether marginal presence women of color have in the book proves even more dubious when considering that this is the 10th edition of this collection. Pre-reading questions, abundant discussion and connections questions, and writing prompts for each selection help students focus their reading and hone their understanding.
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A World of Ideas: Essential Readings for College Writers by Lee A. Jacobus