Approaching Great Ideas
First Edition   ©2016

Approaching Great Ideas

Critical Readings for College Writers

Lee A. Jacobus (University of Connecticut)

  • ISBN-10: 1-4576-9994-X; ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-9994-8; Format: Paper Text, 484 pages

“If you are looking for a challenging yet imminently accessible freshman composition reader, look no further than Approaching Great Ideas. Boasting a wealth of student-friendly questions, prompts, and guidance, Lee Jacobus, like a wise friend, leads students and teachers through centuries of the best that has been thought and said.” –Justin Williamson, Pearl River Community College

“It’s important for college students to be exposed to some classic writing early in their college careers, not just in higher level courses. Approaching Great Ideas provides an excellent vehicle for that sort of exposure.” –Christina Lovin, Eastern Kentucky University

“Life is short, so we should read, learn, and teach the ‘great ideas’ to students who are paying good money to learn to think. If not great ideas, then what? Second-rate ideas? Sort-of-okay ideas? And if not now, in their first year of college, when? Approaching Great Ideas gives teachers and students everything they need to tackle big ideas in composition.” –David Elias, Eastern Kentucky University