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Contemporary Reader

ISBN-10: 0205741444
ISBN-13: 9780205741441
Edition: 10th 2011
Authors: Gary Goshgarian
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Book details

List price: $53.99
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The Contemporary Reader offers over 70 current, well-written, provocative readings that everyone can relate toreadings that stimulate discussion, critical thinking, and writing. Over 90% of the readings were written within the last five yearsmore than any other popular culture reader on the market. The text's ten tightly focused thematic chapters provide balanced readings with multiple perspectives on current issues.

Rhetorical Contents
Preface
Introduction: How to Read and Write Critically
What Is Critical Thinking?
Why Read Critically?
How to Read Critically
Now Cut That Out! John Leo
Keep a Journal on What You Read
Annotate What You Read
Outline What You Read
Summarize What You Read
Question What You Read
Analyze What You Read
What Is Critical Thinking?
Developing Ideas
Brainstorming
Narrowing the Topic
Identifying Your Audience
Developing a Thesis
Understanding Your Paper�s Objective
Researching
Selecting Sources for Your Paper
Documenting Sources
Organizing Your Paper
Drafting Your Essay
Writing Your Introduction
Developing Paragraphs and Making Transitions
Concluding Well
Editing and Revising
Using Active Voice
Grammar and Punctuation
Proofreading Effectively
Approaching Visuals Critically
Images and Advertising
Altoids Ad
Deciphering Editorial Cartoons
Graduation Cartoon
Fashion and Flesh: The Images We Project
What I Think About the Fashion World
Culture Shock: Get
Out-of-Body Image
The Natural Beauty Myth
My Hips, My Caderas
Weight of the World
How Men Really Feel About Their Bodies
Culture Shock
Never Too Buff
Why I Rue My Tattoo
Tattoo Me Again and Again
Perspectives: Dress to Please
Consumer Nation: Wanting It, Selling
Targeting a New World
Will Your Recession Be Tall, Grande, or Venti?
Just a Little Princess?
Perspectives: Vital Signs
Culture Shock: A Portfolio of Advertisements
Gap
Boys and Girls Clubs
Skechers
M&M�s
Generation Debt: The Financial Challenges We Face
Carbon Footprints: It�s Not Easy Being Green

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