Encounters: Essays for Exploration and Inquiry

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McGraw-Hill, Nov 23, 1999 - History - 775 pages
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With pedagogy that encourages students to respond to print and visual texts, Encounters provides a spectrum of provocative and beatifully written student and professional essays.

Alphabetically organized, this versatile reader for first year writing courses offers a strong selection of student essays. The approach emphasizes the writing process and the craft of writing. Professional readings are organized to build from the informal essay to formal academic and argument writing. There is a section on reading and writing about artwork and photography that explains how to analyze paintings and photographs.

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Pat C. Hoy II, director of the Expository Writing Program and Professor of English at New York University, has also held appointments as Professor of English, U.S. Military Academy, and as senior preceptor in the Expository Writing Program and director of the Summer Writing Program, Harvard University. He received his B.A. from the U.S. Military Academy and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Hoy is the author of Reading and Writing Essays: The Imaginative Tasks (McGraw-Hill) and Instinct for Survival: Essays by Pat C. Hoy II (U. of Georgia Press). He is coeditor of Prose Pieces: Essays and Stories and Women’s Voices: Visions and Perspectives. He is coauthor with Robert DiYanni of The Scribner Handbook for Writers. His essays on pedagogy appear in Literary Nonfiction: Theory, Criticism, Pedagogy (Southern Illinois University Press), How Writers Teach Writing (Prentice-Hall), and What Do I Know?: Reading, Writing, and Teaching the Essay (Boynton). He has also published essays in Sewanee Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Agni, Twentieth Century Literature, and South Atlantic Review. Five of his essays have been selected as “Notables” in Best American Essays. He regularly teaches freshman composition.

Robert DiYanni, who has taught English and Humanities at Harvard, Pace, and the City University of New York, is Director of International Services at the College Board. He received his B.A. from Rutgers University and his Ph.D. from the City University of New York. A professor of English and Humanities at New York University, Dr. DiYanni has lectured and conducted workshops in the United States and abroad, especially in Europe and Asia. He has written and edited numerous textbooks, including OCCASIONS FOR WRITING (with Pat C. Hoy, II), THE MCGRAW-HILL BOOK OF POETRY, THE MCGRAW-HILL BOOK OF FICTION, THE SCRIBNER HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS (with Pat C. Hoy, II), WRITING ABOUT THE HUMANITIES, LITERATURE: AN INTRODUCTION, MODERN AMERICAN PROSE, and, among others MODERN AMERICAN POETS: THEIR VOICES AND VISIONS (a text to accompany the PBS television series). He updated the fourth edition of Strunk and White's classic ELEMENTS OF STYLE, and he has co-authored ARTS AND CULTURE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HUMANITIES (Prentice Hall), the basis for their lecture series on art and literature given at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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