Patterns for College Writing A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

ISBN-10: 0312488416

ISBN-13: 9780312488413

Edition: 11th 2009

Authors: Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell

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Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, best-selling authors and experienced teachers, know what works in the classroom. They have a knack for picking just the right readings. InPatterns for College Writing,they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections. The readings are a balance of classic and contemporary essays by writers such as Sandra Cisneros, Deborah Tannen, E. B. White, and Henry Louis Gates Jr. And with more examples of student writing than any other reader,Patternshas always been an exceptional resource for students.Patternsalso has the most comprehensive coverage of the writing process in a rhetorical reader with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough support for students of any rhetorical reader. With loads of exciting new readings and updated coverage of working with sources,Patterns for College Writinghelps students as no other book does. There's a reason it is the best-selling reader in the country.
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List price: $60.99
Edition: 11th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Thematic Guide to the Contents
Reading to Write: How to Use This Book
Reading Critically
Reading Actively
Highlighting and Annotating
Reading the Essays in this Book
"What's in a Name?"
Responding to an Essay
The Writing Process
Understanding the Assignment
Setting Limits
Moving from Subject to Topic
Finding Something to Say
Grouping Ideas
Understanding Thesis and Support
Developing A Thesis
Recognizing a Pattern
Understanding the Parts of the Essay
Constructing a Formal Outline
Drafting and Revising
Writing Your First Draft
Revising Your Essay
Points for Special Attention: First Draft
Points for Special Attention: Second Draft
Editing and Proofreading
Editing for Grammar
Editing for Punctuation
Editing for Sentence Style and Word Choice
Proofreading your Paper
Manuscript Format
Readings for Writers
What is Narration?
Using Narration
Planning a Narrative Essay
Structuring a Narrative Essay
Revising a Narrative Essay
Editing a Narrative Essay
Visual Text: Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis 2
Only Daughter
Sixty-Nine Cents
Finishing School
My Mother Never Worked
Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police
Shooting an Elephant
Indian Education (Fiction)
What is Description?
Using Description
Planning a Descriptive Essay
Structuring a Descriptive Essay
Revising a Descriptive Essay
Visual Text: C. M. Coolidge, Dogs Playing Poker
Ground Zero
Words Left Unspoken
The Hidden Life of Garbage
Once More to the Lake
The Storm (Fiction)
What is Exemplification?
Using Exemplification
Planning an Exemplification Essay
Structuring an Exemplification Essay
Revising an Exemplification Essay
Editing an Exemplification Essay
Visual Texts: Four Tattoos (Photos): Alex Williams, "Lisa Karen," Joel Gordon, "Rose," Bob Daemmrich, "Jiminy Cricket," Charles Gatewood, "Body Art"
The Peter Principle
The Catbird Seat
Why Marriage Is Good for You
Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
Fatwa City
The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society
Samuel (Fiction)
What is Process?
Using Process
Planning a Process Essay
Structuring a Process Essay
Revising a Process Essay
Editing a Process Essay
Visual Text: Nigel Holmes, How to Change a Tire (Illustration)
My First Conk
Getting Coffee Is Hard to Do
How to Escape from a Bad Date
Get it Right: Privatize Executions
The Embalming of Mr. Jones
The Lottery (Fiction)
Cause and Effect
What is Cause and Effect?
Using Cause and Effect
Planning a Cause-and-Effect Essay
Structuring a Cause-and-Effect Essay
Revising a Cause-and-Effect Essay
Editing a Cause-and-Effect Essay
Visual Text: Louis Requena, Major League Baseball Brawl (Photo)
Who Killed Benny Paret?
The "Black Table" Is Still There
Guns and Grief
A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun
The Power of Words in Wartime
Earth without People
Suicide Note (Poetry)
Comparison and Contrast
What is Comparison and Contrast?
Using Comparison and Contrast
Planning a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
Structuring a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
Revising a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
Editing a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
Visual Texts: Auguste Rodin, The Kiss and Robert Indiana, LOVE (Sculptures)
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
Two Ways to Belong in America
I'm Your Teacher, Not Your Internet Service Provider
Swollen Expectations
Friending, Ancient or Otherwise
Sex, Lies, and Conversation
Sadie and Maud (Poetry)
Classification and Division
What is Classification and Division?
Using Classification and Division
Planning a Classification-and-Division Essay
Structuring a Classification-and-Division Essay
Revising a Classification-and-Division Essay
Editing a Classification-and-Division Essay
Visual Texts: Ellis Island Immigration Museum/NPS, Key to Chalk Marks Designating Medical Conditions of Immigrants, Ellis Island (Chart)
College Pressures
The Dog Ate my Disk, and Other Tales of Woe
Mother Tongue
The Ways We Lie
On the Internet There's No Place to Hide
Five Ways to Kill a Man (Poetry)
What is Definition?
Using Definition
Planning a Definition Essay
Structuring a Definition Essay
Revising a Definition Essay
Editing a Definition Essay
Visual Text: U.S. Census Bureau, U.S. Census form (Questionnaire)
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