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    Patterns for College Writing A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

    ISBN-10: 0312488416
    ISBN-13: 9780312488413
    Edition: 11th 2009
    Description: Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, best-selling authors and experienced teachers, know what works in the classroom. They have a knack for picking just the right readings. InPatterns for College Writing,they provide students with exemplary  More...
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    Edition: 11th
    Copyright Year: 2009
    Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
    Publication Date: 1/5/2009
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 864
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 2.376
    Language: English

    Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, best-selling authors and experienced teachers, know what works in the classroom. They have a knack for picking just the right readings. InPatterns for College Writing,they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections. The readings are a balance of classic and contemporary essays by writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Deborah Tannen, E. B. White, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. And with more examples of student writing than any other reader,Patternshas always been an exceptional resource for students.Patternsalso has the most comprehensive coverage of the writing process in a rhetorical reader with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough support for students of any rhetorical reader. With loads of exciting new readings and updated coverage of working with sources,Patterns for College Writinghelps students as no other book does. There's a reason it is the best-selling reader in the country.

    Thematic Guide to the Contents
    Reading to Write: How to Use This Book
    Reading Critically
    Reading Actively
    Highlighting and Annotating
    Reading the Essays in this Book
    "What's in a Name?"
    Responding to an Essay
    The Writing Process
    Understanding the Assignment
    Setting Limits
    Moving from Subject to Topic
    Finding Something to Say
    Grouping Ideas
    Understanding Thesis and Support
    Developing A Thesis
    Recognizing a Pattern
    Understanding the Parts of the Essay
    Constructing a Formal Outline
    Drafting and Revising
    Writing Your First Draft
    Revising Your Essay
    Points for Special Attention: First Draft
    Points for Special Attention: Second Draft
    Editing and Proofreading
    Editing for Grammar
    Editing for Punctuation
    Editing for Sentence Style and Word Choice
    Proofreading your Paper
    Manuscript Format
    Readings for Writers
    What is Narration?
    Using Narration
    Planning a Narrative Essay
    Structuring a Narrative Essay
    Revising a Narrative Essay
    Editing a Narrative Essay
    Visual Text: Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2
    Only Daughter
    Sixty-Nine Cents
    Finishing School
    My Mother Never Worked
    Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police
    Shooting an Elephant
    Indian Education (Fiction)
    What is Description?
    Using Description
    Planning a Descriptive Essay
    Structuring a Descriptive Essay
    Revising a Descriptive Essay
    Visual Text: C. M. Coolidge, Dogs Playing Poker
    Ground Zero
    Words Left Unspoken
    The Hidden Life of Garbage
    Once More to the Lake
    The Storm (Fiction)
    What is Exemplification?
    Using Exemplification
    Planning an Exemplification Essay
    Structuring an Exemplification Essay
    Revising an Exemplification Essay
    Editing an Exemplification Essay
    Visual Texts: Four Tattoos (Photos): Alex Williams, "Lisa Karen," Joel Gordon, "Rose," Bob Daemmrich, "Jiminy Cricket," Charles Gatewood, "Body Art"
    The Peter Principle
    The Catbird Seat
    Why Marriage Is Good for You
    Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
    Fatwa City
    The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society
    Samuel (Fiction)
    What is Process?
    Using Process
    Planning a Process Essay
    Structuring a Process Essay
    Revising a Process Essay
    Editing a Process Essay
    Visual Text: Nigel Holmes, How to Change a Tire (Illustration)
    My First Conk
    Getting Coffee Is Hard to Do
    How to Escape from a Bad Date
    Get it Right: Privatize Executions
    The Embalming of Mr. Jones
    The Lottery (Fiction)
    Cause and Effect
    What is Cause and Effect?
    Using Cause and Effect
    Planning a Cause-and-Effect Essay
    Structuring a Cause-and-Effect Essay
    Revising a Cause-and-Effect Essay
    Editing a Cause-and-Effect Essay
    Visual Text: Louis Requena, Major League Baseball Brawl (Photo)
    Who Killed Benny Paret?
    The "Black Table" Is Still There
    Guns and Grief
    A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun
    The Power of Words in Wartime
    Earth without People
    Suicide Note (Poetry)
    Comparison and Contrast
    What is Comparison and Contrast?
    Using Comparison and Contrast
    Planning a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
    Structuring a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
    Revising a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
    Editing a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
    Visual Texts: Auguste Rodin, The Kiss and Robert Indiana, LOVE (Sculptures)
    Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
    Two Ways to Belong in America
    I'm Your Teacher, Not Your Internet Service Provider
    Swollen Expectations
    Friending, Ancient or Otherwise
    Sex, Lies, and Conversation
    Sadie and Maud (Poetry)
    Classification and Division
    What is Classification and Division?
    Using Classification and Division
    Planning a Classification-and-Division Essay
    Structuring a Classification-and-Division Essay
    Revising a Classification-and-Division Essay
    Editing a Classification-and-Division Essay
    Visual Texts: Ellis Island Immigration Museum/NPS, Key to Chalk Marks Designating Medical Conditions of Immigrants, Ellis Island (Chart)
    College Pressures
    The Dog Ate my Disk, and Other Tales of Woe
    Mother Tongue
    The Ways We Lie
    On the Internet There's No Place to Hide
    Five Ways to Kill a Man (Poetry)
    What is Definition?
    Using Definition
    Planning a Definition Essay
    Structuring a Definition Essay
    Revising a Definition Essay
    Editing a Definition Essay
    Visual Text: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Census form (Questionnaire)

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