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Readings for Writers - 12th edition

Readings for Writers (ISBN10: 1413016294; ISBN13: 9781413016291)
ISBN13: 978-1413016291
ISBN10: 1413016294

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-1413027433
ISBN10: 1413027431

Summary: The twelfth edition of this best-selling rhetorical reader continues to provide comprehensive coverage of rhetorical skills and strategies. With readings from multiple genres and a newly added four-color art gallery, READINGS FOR WRITERS prompts students to think and read critically, and achieve successful academic writing.


  • NEW! First ever in a rhetorical reader, Readings for Wr moreiters' new four-color Art Gallery contains a collection of images intended to prompt student discussions and assignments, while giving the instructor some relief from traditional text-centered writing.
  • NEW! Available DVDs include films that dramatize stories presented in the text.
  • More than 108 readings from multiple genres--poems, newspaper columns, diary entries, formal arguments, student essays, biographies, speeches, and excerpts from books, paragraphs, e-mails and short stories--are included.
  • Selections are grouped under a unique labeling system that shows how each reading is meant to be used: Advice, Discussion, Example, and Issues for Critical Thinking and Debate.
  • The Student Corner showcases the development of real student essays along with commentary and corresponding writing tips.
  • Related graphics contained in each issue for Critical Thinking and Debate are intended to get students thinking.
  • Useful apparatus for each selection includes vocabulary and writing suggestions, along with questions requiring students to consider the facts, strategies and issues.
  • Four types of writing assignments conclude each chapter: General Assignments; Writing Assignments for a Specific Audience, Collaborative Writing Projects, and newly added Art Gallery Assignments.
  • Two full-length annotated student papers illustrate the latest MLA and APA styles of documentation.
  • Each reading selection is prefaced by a headnote and followed by questions under the headings of The Facts, The Strategies, and The Issues.
  • NEW! Building on the tradition of introducing readings to the rhetorical reader canon, 17 new reading selections, ranging from a passionate defense of Islam by a Muslim faithful, and a description of the fatal duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton, augment the widely popular reading program of the 10th edition.
  • NEW! Expanding the most extensive coverage of critical thinking in any rhetorical reader, 3 new hot topic issues have been added for Critical Thinking activities, including issues of body image, immigration, and same-sex marriage.
  • NEW! Building on the most extensive coverage of sentence level and paragraph level issues available, the new ''Punctuation Workshop'' sections, featured in each of the chapters on modes, remind students how to use the most common punctuation marks such as the comma, semi-colon, dash, and brackets.
  • NEW! Chapter 1, "Guidelines for Critical Reading," provides students with helpful hints and guidelines for reading critically, as well as an exercise demonstrating how to apply this skill to an actual essay.
  • NEW! Chapter 2, "What is Rhetoric?" offers coverage of visual rhetoric and asks students to discuss advertisements, cartoons, screenshots and photos.
  • NEW! An improved organization devotes more attention to each rhetorical pattern: nine new individual Patterns/Modes chapters focus on each major pattern of development.
  • NEW! The Appendix includes the latest MLA and APA citations.
  • NEW! Chapter 16, "Combining the Modes," offers more contemporary rhetorical theory on the notion that the modes/patterns are used as tools for inquiry. less

Edition/Copyright: 12TH 07
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, Inc.
Published: 02/10/2006
International: No

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