I’m looking for a collection of examples of “good” writing for use in first-year, university composition classes. Ideally the anthology will have examples from a variety of disciplines (humanities, sciences, engineering, journalism, etc.), as the students in the course will have diverse majors and fields of study. Fiction and creative writing examples are not required. It should also be reasonably priced. I’ve posted this request to my Facebook account, but I thought the folks here might possibly have a suggestion or two.
This past year I used Bedford/St. Martin’s Ways of Reading, which is the default selection chosen by the composition staff here at Texas A&M. While it is a collection of superb essays, and I would gladly use it again in a different course, throwing Michel Foucault or Judith Butler at first-year engineering students and expecting them to glean any lessons about writing from them is, to put it mildly, a tad optimistic.