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Arranged rhetorically, this anthology of short essays and paragraphs suits both essay-level developmental writing and freshman composition courses. Each chapter focuses on a different rhetorical mode, from narration and description to process writing. Three features make PATTERNS PLUS: A SHORT PROSE READER WITH ARGUMENTATION a perennial best-seller: an engaging mix of nonfiction, fiction, and user essays with careful consideration of multicultural issues; a strong pedagogical apparatus that helps develop comprehension, analytical, and writing skills; and clear presentation of the writing process and paragraph/essay structure. The tenth edition includes new user readings, as well as works by well-known writers such as Woody Allen, Stephen King, and James Baldwin. Updated pedagogical tools offer students exactly what they need to master the content, including pre-reading, vocabulary, and post-reading questions that test comprehension and encourage critical analysis of each selection.
Table of Contents
|The Basics of Writing: Process and Strategies|
|"The Movie House,"|
|"Why Harlem Is Not Manhattan,"|
|"The Memorial Service,"|
|"Learning to Write,"|
|"Daughter's Doll Teaches Mom Lesson on Race,"|
|"A Little Nebraska,"|
|"A Perfect Dog,"|
|"The Hiroshima Museum,"|
|"Hush Timmy--This Is Like a Church,"|
|"The Digital Revolution,"|
|"Folk Art in the Barrios,"|
|"The Social Meaning of T-Shirts,"|
|"Each Game Was a Crusade,"|
|"Between Two Wars, 1913-1945,"|
|"My Mother Never Worked,"|
|Classification and Division|
|"March of Science,"|
|"Ever Et Raw Meat?"|
|"Eggs, Twinkies, and Ethnic Stereotypes,"|
|"Secrets of Man's Unspoken Language,"|
|"Start Spreading the News: Seven Things You Should Know Before Moving to New York,"|
|Comparison and Contrast|
|"Good Girl, Bad Girl,"|
|"Dogs and Cats,"|
|"Yin and Yang,"|
|"Neat People vs. Sloppy People,"|
|"Shopping in Pajamas,"|
|"The Supply Chain,"|
|"How to Bathe a Cat," the Dog|
|"The Right Way to Eat an Ice-Cream Cone,"|
|"A Guide to Proper Hand-Washing Technique,"|
|"Think Thin--Get Thin,"|
|Cause and Effect|
|"Why Eat Junk Food?"|
|"An Eyewitness Account,"|
|"A Momentous Arrest,"|
|"On Being Unemployed,"|
|"Reading for Pure Pleasure,"|
|"The Thirsty Animal,"|
|"More Than Words,"|
|"Running with the Cardio-Bots,"|
|"The Ultimate Kitchen Gadget,"|
|"What Does it Mean to be Creative?"|
|"What Is Poverty?"|
|"What Is Intelligence, Anyway?"|
|"Total Eclipse of the Son,"|
|"Earning Their Pinstripes,"|
|Argumentation and Persuasion|
|"Tax Junk Food? Yes,"|
|"The Measure of Our Success,"|
|"Hang it Up,"|
|"So that Nobody Has to Go to School if They Don't Want to,"|
|"Facts About Global Warming You Should Know,"|
|"What if Global-warming Fears are Overblown?"|
|Combining the Strategies|
|"A Trip to Honduras,"|
|"I Won't Twitter My Life Away,"|
|"Time to Look and Listen,"|
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