Brief Prose Reader Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing

ISBN-10: 0130494976

ISBN-13: 9780130494979

Edition: 2003

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This brief reader helps users improve their ability to write on progressively more sophisticated levels by integrating learning tools that develop critical thinking and reading skills into every chapter. The selections are accompanied by clear, well-developed rhetorical introductions, sample essays, prewriting questions, and flexible writing assignments. Diversity is strongly emphasized through essays covering a broad range of contemporary topics portraying the universality of human experience as expressed through the viewpoints of men and women, many different ethnic and racial groups, and a variety of ages and social classes. For writers trying to compose professional pieces that express their feelings, thoughts, observations, and opinions.
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List price: $91.60
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 11/26/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Chapters end with Chapter Writing Assignments
Introduction: Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Thinking Critically
Reading Critically
Preparing to Read
Reading Inventory
Writing Critically
Preparing to Write
Writing Inventory
Description: Exploring Through the Senses
Defining Description
Thinking Critically by Using Description
Reading and Writing Descriptive Essays
Student Essay: Description at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Description
Description in Review
Summer Rituals
Notes from the Country Club
The Pines
The View from 80
Narration: Telling a Story
Defining Narration
Thinking Critically by Using Narration
Reading and Writing Narrative Essays
Student Essay: Narration at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Narration
Narration in Review
For My Indian Daughter
New Directions
The Saturday Evening Post
Only daughter
Example: Illustrating Ideas
Defining Examples
Thinking Critically by Using Example
Reading and Writing Essays That Use Examples
Student Essay: Examples at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Examples
Example in Review
The Baffling Question
Darkness at Noon
Mother Tongue
A Brother's Murder
Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step
Defining Process Analysis
Thinking Critically by Using Process Analysis
Reading and Writing Process Analysis Essays
Student Essay: Process Analysis at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Process Analysis
Process Analysis in Review
Managing Your Time
Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain
How to Say Nothing in Five Hundred Words
E-mail: What You Shouldand Shouldn'tSay, Mark Hansen
Division/Classification: Finding Categories
Defining Division/Classification
Thinking Critically by Using Division/Classification
Reading and Writing Division/Classification Essays
Student Essay: Division/Classification at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Division/Classification
Division/Classification in Review
Memory: Tips You'll Never Forget
Why I Want a Wife
Second Chances for Children of Divorce
The Truth About Lying
Comparison/Contrast: Discovering Similarities and Differences
Defining Comparison/Contrast
Thinking Critically by Using Comparison/Contrast
Reading and Writing Comparison/Contrast Essays
Student Essay: Comparison/Contrast at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Comparison/Contrast
Comparison/Contrast in Review
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
A Child Is Born
Japanese and American Workers: Two Casts of Mind
The Politics of Muscle
Definition: Limiting the Frame of Reference
Defining Definition
Thinking Critically by Using Definition
Reading and Writing Definition Essays
Student Essay: Definition at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Definition
Definition in Review
When Is It Rape?
The Barrio
Beliefs About Families
How to Find True Love: Or Rather, How It Finds You
Cause/Effect: Tracing Reasons and Results
Defining Cause/Effect
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