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Hey, folks... if you can recommend any short essays (essay as in non-fiction) for my class, I'd appreciate it. I'm trying to focus more on reading short, focused pieces, more like the students are supposed to write, rather than the longer stories or novel, though I'll have a bit of that. But if there are any you can recommend - even of your own! - I've love to know. Send them my way!


Edit, later that night: Scan some of the comments if you're not sure what I'm looking for; I've answered some questions for other folks. Thanks!

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eric_mathgeek
Jan. 24th, 2008 08:54 pm (UTC)
content?

Maybe I'm too unclear on what your course is about.
eloquentwthrage
Jan. 24th, 2008 09:48 pm (UTC)
It's remedial English. They'll be reading stuff like Alice Walker and Dave Barry, so topics can be broad. Just as long as they're well-written and not too long.
eric_mathgeek
Jan. 24th, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)
David Sedaris has some good stuff. Are you looking for particular essays? I'll think about it.
eloquentwthrage
Jan. 24th, 2008 10:42 pm (UTC)
Heh, they actually read "Big Boy" in class today! But that's exactly the sort of stuff I'm looking for.
good_universe
Jan. 24th, 2008 11:24 pm (UTC)
Michael used this when he was teaching HS English. It's pretty much the funniest teaching instrument ever.
How to Write Good
eloquentwthrage
Jan. 25th, 2008 01:50 am (UTC)
Wow, that's a marvelous essay, thanks for pointing it out. Unfortunately, it is way too advanced for my students. Some of them aren't even at an 8th grade level.
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