Short Takes

ISBN-10: 0205171370
ISBN-13: 9780205171378
Edition: 11th 2013 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $37.99
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 6/18/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.716
Language: English

This lively collection of fifty-three short, readable selections by both student and professional writers provides useful models of the rhetorical modes.In addition to familiar names such as Barbara Ehrenreich, Richard Rodriguez, and William Raspberry, this reader features many fresh voices such as Anchee Min, Thomas Sowell, Anna Quindlen, Michael Chabon, and Dave Barry. Detailed chapter openers offer strategies for using each rhetorical mode, including short examples from the readings within each chapter. Headnotes for each essay give a brief biography of its author, explain its context, and pinpoint one of the writer's techniques. Questions on "Organization and Ideas" and "Technique and Style" and many suggestions for writing journal entries and essays follow each selection. Each chapter ends with additional writing assignments that ask the reader to compare two or more of the essays.

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