Third Edition   ©2012

Approaching Literature

Reading + Thinking + Writing

Peter Schakel (Hope College) , Jack Ridl (Hope College)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-64099-4; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-64099-6; Format: Paper Text, 1440 pages

Jump right in … the literature’s fine 

Approaching Literature has been designed to give even reluctant students a comfortable way in to literature. The authors Peter Schakel and Jack Ridl set out to use contemporary literary works as entry points to canonical literature and to make the instruction in reading and writing welcoming and accessible to all students, not just potential English majors.  With its affordable price, its streamlined and student-friendly text and its commitment to showcasing the most engaging and diverse literary works publishing right now, all students will find something in Approaching Literature that allows them to experience meaningful immersion into the world of literature. Read the preface.
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“The greatest strength is the attention paid to helping students learn ways of responding to literature. Not only are the reading strategies presented, but also methods and assignments that help students to develop critical thinking skills and to respond to literature in several ways: writing in-class essays, writing research papers, applying critical lenses, and responding in other forms.”
— Janice McKay, SUNY College at Brockport