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Brief Prose Reader : Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing - 03 edition

Brief Prose Reader : Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing (ISBN10: 0130494976; ISBN13: 9780130494979)
ISBN13: 978-0130494979
ISBN10: 0130494976

Summary: For courses in Freshman Composition.

This brief reader helps students improve their abilities to think, read, and write on progressively more sophisticated levels by integrating critical thinking and reading apparatus into every chapter within the context of the rhetorical pattern. The essays are accompanied by apparatus that includes clear, well-developed rhetorical introductions, sample student essays, prewriting questions, and flexible writing assignmen ...show morets. This brief rhetorically organized reader integrates critical thinking and reading into every chapter.

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  • Diversity
    • Diversity strongly emphasized through selected readings--Essays cover a broad range of contemporary topics and portray 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.
    • Provides students with exposure to essays by women and ethnic minority authors.
  • Critical Thinking Emphasis
    • Critical thinking emphasis.
    • Teaches students how to think critically through progressively difficult questions after each essay, as well as through "Thinking Critically By Using..." introductory sections in each chapter.
  • Teaching Apparatus
    • Two separate student writing samples in each introduction.
    • Help students bridge the gap between student and professional writing.
    • Prereading section for each selection.
    • Helps students focus on the purpose, audience and subject of the essay.
    • "Understanding Details" after each selection.
    • Tests students' literal and interpretive understanding of what they have read.
    • "Discovering Rhetorical Strategies" questions at the end of each selection.
    • Guides students' thinking on how the author achieved certain effects through word choice, sentence structure, organization of ideas, and selection of details.
    • "Analyzing Meaning" questions at the end of each selection.
    • Helps students understand the entire selection on an analytical level.
    • "Making Connections" questions at the end of each selection.
    • Asks students to draw conclusions and recognize thematic and rhetorical relationships they may not have seen before.
    • "Ideas for Discussion/Writing" with "Prewriting" questions after each selection.
    • Encourages students to express their feelings, thoughts, observations, and opinions on several provocative topics.
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Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 11/27/2002
International: No

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