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Cain, Susan. . New York: Random House, 2012, 2013. ( )

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Essays must have an appropriate, original title; contain an introduction (with an explicit, assertive thesis, underlined), several body paragraphs supporting the thesis, and an appropriate concluding paragraph; and avoid use of you throughout. Be sure to use appropriate topic sentences and transitions to guide the reader.

Casagrande, June.. New York: Penguin, 2006. ()

Why are you here? That is, what is your objective or goal? How do you anticipate achieving it, and how will this class, or your education at Nassau Community College, help you to achieve this goal?


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The late Steve Jobs, former CEO of Apple,people don’t read anymore” (see”). Was he correct? Consider: With radio, television, cable, personal computers, smart phones, web-books, and tablets, we are living in a post-literate world, one in which people merely skim, browse, or surf rather than engaging in deep, meaningful reading for any prolonged periods of time. That is, sustained, concentrated reading—for pleasure or for knowledge—is no longer necessary or important. Do you agree or disagree? Why or why not?

Your essay will be evaluated in terms of Main Idea, Organization, Support, and Mechanics (Words and Sentences). Therefore, make certain your essay is not only well organized and developed, but also grammatically correct, free of errors in mechanics, grammar, usage, and spelling.

Levitin, Daniel J. . New York: Dutton/Penguin, 2016. ( )***

Note: This schedule is subject to revision according to the instructor’s discretion, the for the semester, school closings due to inclement weather or other reasons, and the progress of the class. Additions or changes will be announced in class, and they will also be posted here as well as on the.

Miller, Frank, et al. . Burbank, CA: DC Comics, 2015. ()

What is your favorite text—” (novel, short story, graphic novel, and so on)—or who is your favorite author, and why? Defend your choice with specific examples.

Morrison, Grant. . New York: Spiegel and Grau, 2011.

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Postman, Neil. . New York: Penguin, 1985, 2005. ().

Note: All readings below are required, and must be completed by the session indicated; the only exceptions are those indicated with an asterisk (*), which are recommended additional readings or resources.

Shamalyan, M. Knight. . New York: Simon & Schuster, 2013. ().

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