Sparks: A Reader to Energize Writing
With a lively, upbeat, and forward-looking approach, this innovative reader is geared toward today's technology-savvy and media-saturated individual. Intended to spark readers' interest, challenge their assumptions, and incite their passions, essays are drawn from diverse and varied sources, on topics ranging from music and film to hunting and automobiles, hummingbirds and snakes, to war and technology. In addition to essays, Sparks includes Web links, online research, photographs for writing prompts, cartoons for analysis, and film connections - all to create a unique and complete 21st century reader. For those seeking a forward-looking reader to help develop their writing skills.
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