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Subjects / Strategies : A Writer's Reader - 9th edition

Subjects / Strategies : A Writer`s Reader (ISBN10: 0312391099; ISBN13: 9780312391096)
ISBN13: 978-0312391096
ISBN10: 0312391099

Summary: Designed to address the needs and interests of a wide range of students and instructors, this rhetorically arranged reader combines 73 compelling selections from professionals and students with the advice, support, and instruction students need to become better writers. A unique four-chapter introductory section focuses on active reading, the writing process, combining rhetorical strategies, and writing research papers; throughout the text, specialized pedagogy follo
ws examples of essays that mix rhetorical strategies. Substantially revised for its ninth edition, Subjects/Strategies now includes new visual exercises and activities -- photos and cartoons -- for 20 professional essays that help students learn how subjects and strategies work in both visual and written formats.
  • A comprehensive four-chapter introduction. This extensive introduction provides detailed guidelines and instruction on reading critically, writing essays, combining rhetorical strategies, and researching and documenting sources in print and online.
  • 73 timely and teachable readings. Sixty-one professional readings by some of the best classic and contemporary writers and 12 student essays offer a broad spectrum of subject matter, style, and cultural points of view, and show students the versatility and strengths of the different rhetorical strategies for effective college writing.
  • Extensive rhetorical apparatus. In addition to the book's four-chapter introduction to reading and writing, each rhetorical chapter provides an introduction that shows students how to use a particular strategy to make their writing more effective and how to establish purpose, context, point of view, and organizational structure. Each rhetorical chapter also includes writing suggestions that focus both on the dominant strategy and on combining strategies.
  • An annotated student essay in each chapter introduction. These essays offer students realistic examples of how to incorporate rhetorical strategies successfully into their own writing. In this edition, discussion questions have been added to follow each sample student essay, encouraging students to analyze and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the rhetorical strategies employed in that example.
  • 28 provocative new readings. Thirty-eight percent of this edition's reading selections are new, including essays by some of the best classic and contemporary writers, such as Mark Twain, Gore Vidal, Malcolm X, David Guterson, Nikki Giovanni, Gary Soto, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Anne Lamott.
  • More extensive reading and writing instruction. The book's four-chapter introduction now includes easy-to-find reading and writing tips that cover topics such as How to Annotate a Text, Will Your Thesis Hold Water? and Addressing Common Writing Problems and Errors. The new edition has expanded the chapter on reading analytically to include sample annotations of a brief professional essay. The chapter on writing documented essays now includes a sample Internet search, with screen shots, to show students not only how to conduct Internet searches but how to evaluate the sources they cull from the Web.
  • An expanded argument chapter with topics of current interest. Providing an in-depth introduction to argument, the expanded chapter opens with four classic essays by writers such as Thomas Jefferson, Maya Angelou, and Martin Luther King Jr. Then, to respond to the changing interests and debates of students, the chapter offers two argument pairs on current topics (one new to the ninth edition) -- Violence in the Movies and on Television, and Computer Technology and Education -- and a new five-essay case study on Justice and the Death Penalty.
  • New visual apparatus in each rhetorical chapter. Visual exercises and activities -- photos and cartoons -- now accompany 20 professional essays to show students how subjects and strategies work in visual and written formats.
  • Revision checklists conclude each rhetorical chapter introduction. These new checklists summarize and reinforce the chapter's key concepts and help students revise their own essays with that particular rhetorical strategy in mind.
  • Updated Internet assignments. To help students improve their online research skills, Internet research topics, complete with URLs, follow every professional selection. All the Internet resources that accompany these writing suggestions have been updated to reflect the most current URLs available on the Web.
  • A Book Companion Site at www.bedfordstmartins.com/subjectsstrategies. Through Bedford/St. Martin's TopLinks, a topical links database, this site guides students to the best and most current Internet links for further research on the ideas presented in Subjects/Strategies.
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Summary: Designed to address the needs and interests of a wide range of students and instructors, this rhetorically arranged reader combines 73 compelling selections from professionals and students with the advice, support, and instruction students need to become better writers. A unique four-chapter introductory section focuses on active reading, the writing process, combining rhetorical strategies, and writing research papers; throughout the text, specialized pedagogy follows examples of essays that mix rhetorical strategies. Substantially revised for its ninth edition, Subjects/Strategies now includes new visual exercises and activities -- photos and cartoons -- for 20 professional essays that help students learn how subjects and strategies work in both visual and written formats.
  • A comprehensive four-chapter introduction. This extensive introduction provides detailed guidelines and instruction on reading critically, writing essays, combining rhetorical strategies, and researching and documenting sources in print and online.
  • 73 timely and teachable readings. Sixty-one professional readings by some of the best classic and contemporary writers and 12 student essays offer a broad spectrum of subject matter, style, and cultural points of view, and show students the versatility and strengths of the different rhetorical strategies for effective college writing.
  • Extensive rhetorical apparatus. In addition to the book's four-chapter introduction to reading and writing, each rhetorical chapter provides an introduction that shows students how to use a particular strategy to make their writing more effective and how to establish purpose, context, point of view, and organizational structure. Each rhetorical chapter also includes writing suggestions that focus both on the dominant strategy and on combining strategies.
  • An annotated student essay in each chapter introduction. These essays offer students realistic examples of how to incorporate rhetorical strategies successfully into their own writing. In this edition, discussion questions have been added to follow each sample student essay, encouraging students to analyze and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the rhetorical strategies employed in that example.
  • 28 provocative new readings. Thirty-eight percent of this edition's reading selections are new, including essays by some of the best classic and contemporary writers, such as Mark Twain, Gore Vidal, Malcolm X, David Guterson, Nikki Giovanni, Gary Soto, Judith Ortiz Cofer, and Anne Lamott.
  • More extensive reading and writing instruction. The book's four-chapter introduction now includes easy-to-find reading and writing tips that cover topics such as How to Annotate a Text, Will Your Thesis Hold Water? and Addressing Common Writing Problems and Errors. The new edition has expanded the chapter on reading analytically to include sample annotations of a brief professional essay. The chapter on writing documented essays now includes a sample Internet search, with screen shots, to show students not only how to conduct Internet searches but how to evaluate the sources they cull from the Web.
  • An expanded argument chapter with topics of current interest. Providing an in-depth introduction to argument, the expanded chapter opens with four classic essays by writers such as Thomas Jefferson, Maya Angelou, and Martin Luther King Jr. Then, to respond to the changing interests and debates of students, the chapter offers two argument pairs on current topics (one new to the ninth edition) -- Violence in the Movies and on Television, and Computer Technology and Education -- and a new five-essay case study on Justice and the Death Penalty.
  • New visual apparatus in each rhetorical chapter. Visual exercises and activities -- photos and cartoons -- now accompany 20 professional essays to show students how subjects and strategies work in visual and written formats.
  • Revision checklists conclude each rhetorical chapter introduction. These new checklists summarize and reinforce the chapter's key concepts and help students revise their own essays with that particular rhetorical strategy in mind.
  • Updated Internet assignments. To help students improve their online research skills, Internet research topics, complete with URLs, follow every professional selection. All the Internet resources that accompany these writing suggestions have been updated to reflect the most current URLs available on the Web.
  • A Book Companion Site at www.bedfordstmartins.com/subjectsstrategies. Through Bedford/St. Martin's TopLinks, a topical links database, this site guides students to the best and most current Internet links for further research on the ideas presented in Subjects/Strategies.
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Edition/Copyright: 9TH 02
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Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Year Published: 2002
International: No

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