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Prentice Hall Reader

ISBN-10: 0205664520
ISBN-13: 9780205664528
Edition: 9th 2010
Authors: George E. Miller
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Book details

List price: $75.80
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 1/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

This best-selling collection features ten chapters focusing on the classic methods of narration, description, argument, and persuasion. It contains classic and contemporary essays about popular culture, along with advice about how to read analytically, and how to write persuasively and effectively.Fifteen new essays, including timely topics such as Wikipedia, Facebook, and Iraq.Each chapter is organized clearly and effectively, enabling the reader to not only understand each essay and but also what the writer was trying to convey.An excellent reference work as well as an interesting and thoughtful collection of essays.

Thematic Contents
Preface How To Read An Essay
Exploring the links between reading and writing
Why do you read essays in a writing course?
How does reading an essay help you become a better writer?
How does writing help you become a better reader?
What is the difference between an active and a passive reader?
What steps do you follow to become an active reader?
Practicing active reading: A model Lewis Thomas
ldquo;On Cloning a Human Beingrdquo;
Some things to remember about active reading
How To Write An Essay
Getting ready to write
Where do you start when you have an assigned topic?
Where do you start when you have to choose your own topic?
How do you gather information?
Exploring personal experience and observation
Freewriting to get words down
Daily writing in journals and blogs
Brainstorming and mapping

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