9780495802525

Patterns Plus A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495802525

  • ISBN10:

    0495802522

  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/7/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

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
Narration
Paragraphs
"The Movie House,"
"The Hunt,"
"Why Harlem Is Not Manhattan,"
"Geography,"
"The Memorial Service,"
Essays
"Learning to Write,"
"Daughter's Doll Teaches Mom Lesson on Race,"
"The Farm,"
"A Little Nebraska,"
Description
Paragraphs
"A Perfect Dog,"
"The Hiroshima Museum,"
"The Ravine,"
"The Attic,"
"My Father,"
Essays
"Hush Timmy--This Is Like a Church,"
"The Monster,"
"Regular Customer,"
"Limbo,"
Examples
Paragraphs
"Distance Learning,"
"The Digital Revolution,"
"Boomtown, U.S.A.,"
"Folk Art in the Barrios,"
"Democracy,"
Essays
"The Social Meaning of T-Shirts,"
"Each Game Was a Crusade,"
"Between Two Wars, 1913-1945,"
"My Mother Never Worked,"
Classification and Division
Paragraphs
"Chili,"
"March of Science,"
"Fans,"
"Brain Power,"
Essays
"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
Paragraphs
"Happy Returns,"
"Good Girl, Bad Girl,"
"Dogs and Cats,"
"Yin and Yang,"
Essays
"Neat People vs. Sloppy People,"
"Conversational Ballgames,"
"Indy 500,"
"Shopping in Pajamas,"
Process
Paragraphs
"The Supply Chain,"
"How to Bathe a Cat," the Dog
"Brewing Beer,"
"The Right Way to Eat an Ice-Cream Cone,"
"The Cook,"
Essays
"A Guide to Proper Hand-Washing Technique,"
"The Beekeeper,"
"Koto,"
"Think Thin--Get Thin,"
Cause and Effect
Paragraphs
"Giving In,"
"Why Eat Junk Food?"
"An Eyewitness Account,"
"A Momentous Arrest,"
"On Being Unemployed,"
Essays
"Wanted Children,"
"Reading for Pure Pleasure,"
"The Thirsty Animal,"
"More Than Words,"
Definition
Paragraphs
"Running with the Cardio-Bots,"
"The Ultimate Kitchen Gadget,"
"Nostalgia,"
"What Does it Mean to be Creative?"
"Frugality,"
Essays
"What Is Poverty?"
"What Is Intelligence, Anyway?"
"Total Eclipse of the Son,"
"Earning Their Pinstripes,"
Argumentation and Persuasion
Paragraphs
"Tax Junk Food? Yes,"
"Frightening--and Fantastic,"
"Drinking--What Age?"
"The Measure of Our Success,"
Essays
"Hang it Up,"
"Excuses, Excuses,"
"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,"
"The Dare,"
"Poetry,"
"I Won't Twitter My Life Away,"
"Time to Look and Listen,"
Glossary
Credits
Index
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