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Prose Reader Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing

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ISBN-10: 0205708439

ISBN-13: 9780205708437

Edition: 9th 2011

Authors: Kim Flachmann, Michael Flachmann

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Effective writing throughcritical thinking. Above all others, this rhetorical patterns reader provides a comprehensive grounding incritical thinkingas the foundation for close reading and effective writing. Just as important, by exposing the reader to interesting and insightful prose by adiversity of top writers, the reader is motivated to respond in writing and discussions. A wealth of discussion questions and writing assignments for each selection and chapter lead the reader from literal understanding, to interpretation, to critical understanding and response. By thinking, reading, and writing on three increasingly difficult levels - literally, interpretively, and critically - readers can better learn the processes and skills necessary to be successful in all their writing experiences.
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Book details

List price: $50.99
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/4/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 672
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

The Prose Reader
Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Ninth edition
Critical Thinking���The Key to Success
Why Learn How to Think Critically?
What Exactly is Critical Thinking?
Looking to the Future with a Critical Eye: A Message for High School Graduates
the Role of Critical Thinking in Effective Decision Making
Critical Thinking: What Is It Good For? (In Fact, What Is It?)
What Do I Need to Know about Reading and Writing Critically?
Reading and Writing Critically
Description: Exploring through the Senses
Summer Rituals
Notes from the Country Club
Dwellings
The View from
The Pines
Chapter Writing Assignments
Narration:Telling a Story
For My Indian Daughter
New Directions
LeffingwellElementary School
Only daughter
The Saturday Evening Post
Chapter Writing Assignments
Example:Illustrating Ideas
The Baffling Question
Public and Private Language
Darkness at Noon
You are Not My Friend
A Brother's Murder
Chapter Writing Assignments
Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step
Our Schedules, Our Selves
Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain
Toughen Up!
Learning to Read
Getting Out of Debt (and Staying Out)
Chapter Writing Assignments
Division/Classification:Finding Categories
Multi-Colored Families
Calculated Risks
Second Chances for Children of Divorce
Mother Tongue
The Ways We Lie
Chapter Writing Assignments
Comparison/Contrast:Discovering Similarities and Differences
Is Your Workplace Personality out of (Birth) Order
Homeplace
Japanese and American Workers: Two Casts of Mind
The Politics of Muscle
You're Short, Besides!
Chapter Writing Assignments
Definition:Limiting the Frame of Reference
Worry. Don't Be Happy
The Barrio
How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century
Beliefs About Families
Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do?
Chapter Writing Assignments
Cause/Effect:Tracing Reasons and Results
Why We Crave Horror Movies
The Broken Cord
The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me
Meet the Bickersons
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
Chapter Writing Assignments
Argument and Persuasion:Inciting People to Thought or Action
Photo EssayTag, You're It!
Our Unhealthy Obsession with Sickness
How Bingeing Became the New College Sport
We Are Training Our Kids to Kill
I'm Not Willing to Settle for Crumbs
Opposing Viewpoints: Immigration
America Must Take Stronger Measures to Halt Illegal Immigration
Illegal Immigration Does Not Threaten America
Opposing Viewpoints: Postconviction DNA Testing
Postconviction DNA Testing Should Be Encouraged
In Same Case, DNA Clears Convict and Finds Suspect
Postconviction DNA Testing Should Not Be Encouraged
Chapter Writing Assignments
Thinking, Reading, and Writing in Different Literary Forms: Combining Rhetorical Modes
Essays
"I Am Writing Blindly"
Writing as a Moral Act
Fiction
The Library Card
I>Red-Headed
Poetry
BILLY COLLINS, Books
Catch and Glass
Drama
Misreadings
Chapter Writing Assignments
Readingand Writing from Sources
Introducing the Documented Essay
Reading a Documented Essay
The Ecstasy of War
Preparing to Write Your Own Documented Essay
Finding Sources
Avoiding Plagiarism
Staying Organized
Writing the Paper
Documenting
Rewriting
Checklist
Chapter Writing Assignments
Glossary of Useful Terms
Index of Authors and Titles
new to this edition