Links to Texts

ENG 110

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, “Insulting Colin Kaepernick Says More About our Patriotism than His”
Isaac Asimov, “How Do People Get New Ideas?”
Neil Irwin, “How Did Walmart Get Cleaner Stores and Higher Sales?  It Paid Its People More”
Laura Pappano, “Learning to Think Outside the Box”
Micah White, “‘Real Americans’ Have Always Been Rebels” 

Adam Grant, “Don’t Like the Candidates? Vote Anyway”

Derek Thompson, “The Liberal Millennial Revolution”
Maria Konnikova, “How People Learn to Become Resilient”
Parul Sehgal, “The Profound Emptiness of ‘Resilience'”

James Baldwin, “If Black English Isn’t A Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?”
Roland Barthes, “Toys”
Nicholas Carr, “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” 
Frederick Douglass, “Learning to Read and Write”
Louise Erdrich, “Two Languages in Mind, But Just One in Heart”
Adam Grant, “Friends At Work? Not So Much”
Heather Havrilesky, “Why Are Americans So Facinated With Extreme Fitness?”
Ben Hewitt, “We Don’t Need No Education”
Jessica Lahey, “Teach Kids to Daydream”
Tamar Lewin, “College of Future Could Be Come One, Come All”
Jennifer M. Morton, “Unequal Classrooms: What Online Education Cannot Teach”
Anna Quindlen, “Public & Private; Barbie At 35” 
Ellen Bresler Rockmore, “How Texas Teaches History”
Barry Schwartz, “Rethinking Work”
Anna Della Subin, “How to Stop Time”
Moises Velasquez-Manoff, “What Happens When the Poor Receive a Stipend?”

 

ENG 111

Elizabeth Bishop, “One Art” [Final exam poetry text option, SP 2017]

John Cheever, “The Enormous Radio”

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper”
Arthur Machen, “The White People”
Edgar Allen Poe, “The Tell-Tale Heart” 
George Saunders, “Victory Lap”

Wendell Berry, “Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front”
Gwendolyn Brooks, “We Real Cool” 
Martín Espada, “In Praise of Local 100”
Robert Hayden, “Those Winter Sundays”
Langston Hughes, “Harlem”
Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress”
Sylvia Plath, “Daddy” 
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 18 (“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”) 
Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun
William Shakespeare, Hamlet, ed. Barbara A. Mowat and Paul Werstine (Folger Shakespeare Library edition; part of the Folger Digital Texts project)

 

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