The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings

The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings Author(s): Richard Bullock, Maureen Daly Goggin, Francine Weinberg

Difference between 4th and 3rd editions
Side by side comparison of table of contents helps to figure out the most significant changes.

Key differences between 4th and 3rd editions

  • Period between current and previous publications: 3 years (2016 vs 2013).
  • The first edition of the Guide was published in 2008.
  • The updated Fourth Ed. consists of 69 chapters and is 16 pages thicker, the precursor contained 66 chapters
  • New Part on academic literacies covers new topics:
    • Summarizing and responding, amd how write effective summary and response essays
    • Developing habits of mind: curiosity, persistence, flexibility, openness, creativity.
  • New Chapter 17 on literary analyses in the Genres part.
  • New Chapter 64 on literary analyses in the Readings part.
  • The Fourth Edition of the Guide includes new readings:
    • "Our Declaration" by Danielle Allen
    • "The Reason College Costs More than You Think" by Jon Marcus
    • "Our Blind Spot about Guns" by Nicholas Kristof
    • "F-16 Pilot Was Ready to Give Up Her Life on 9-11" by Steve Hendrix
    • "Lost and Found" by Lynda Barry
    • "The Reassuring Appeal of 'Weird Al' Yankovic" by Sasha Frere-Jones
    • "Our Fear of Immigrants" by Jeremy Adam Smith
    • "Wikipedia as a Site of Knowledge Production" by Danah Boyd
    • "The Tenacity of Hope" by Natalie Standiford
    • "Where Wordplay Trumps Swordplay" by Chris Suellentrop
    • "One of us . . .: Concepts of the Private and the Public in A Rose for Emily" by Willow D. Crystal
    • "They'll See How Beautiful I Am: 'I, Too' and the Harlem Renaissance" by Irene Morstan
    • "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulkner
    • "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin
    • "Aunt Jennifer?s Tigers" by Adrienne Rich
    • " Sonnet 29: When in disgrace with Fortune and men' eyes" by William Shakespeare
    • " A word is dead" by Emily Dickinson
    • "My Father Was a Writer" by Andre Dubus III
    • "#11187-424" by Piper Kerman
    • "Living Simply in a Dumpster" by James Hamblin
    • "Maine's First Graffiti Artist" by Marcia Brown
    • "At This Academy, the Curriculum Is Garbage" by Tatiana Schlossberg
    • "The Case for Kill Switches in Military" by Jonathan Zittrain
    • "We Are All Quants Now" by Paula Marantz Cohen
    • "A Man and His Cat" by Tim Kreider
    • "What My Bike Has Taught Me about White Privilege" by Jeremy Dowsett
4th Edition of
The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings
with 2016 MLA Update
Paperback, 704 pages
ISBN-10: 0393617378
ISBN-13: 9780393617375
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, July 29, 2016
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Paperback, 1104 pages
ISBN-10: 0393264378
ISBN-13: 9780393264371
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, February 08, 2016
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3rd Edition of
The Norton Field Guide to Writing, with Readings
Paperback, 986 pages
ISBN-10: 0393919579
ISBN-13: 9780393919578
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, February 01, 2013
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2nd Edition of
The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings
Paperback, 974 pages
ISBN-10: 0393933814
ISBN-13: 9780393933819
Published by: W. W. Norton & Company, December 14, 2009
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  • 3rd edition is $47.88 cheaper then the 4th edition.



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