Patterns for A Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader (book alone)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/12/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Patterns for a Purpose, Fifth Edition, is a rhetorical reader that shows students how to use the rhetorical patternseither alone or in combinationto achieve various writing purposes. It continues to emphasize critical reading and thinking, to offer detailed coverage of the writing process, to provide a rich variety of writing opportunities, to emphasize argumentation and persuasion, and to provide reading selections, both classic and contemporary, that function as models as well as springboards for discussion and writing.

Table of Contents

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Reading Critically Critical Reading Distinguishing Facts from Opinions Making Inferences Synthesizing Information Evaluating Quality Detecting Errors in Logic Strategies for Critical Reading Approach Your Reading with a Reflective and Questioning Attitude Preview the Material Do a First Reading Reread and Study A Sample Marked Essay Keeping a Reading Journal Summarizing The Purpose of Summaries Suggestions for Writing a Summary A Sample Summary Synthesizing The Purpose of Synthesis Suggestions for Synthesizing Information A Sample Synthesis Strategies for Reading Visual Material Critically Reading All Images Reading Charts and Graphs Reading Photographs Reading Advertisements Reading Selection: Mortimer Adler, How to Mark a Book
Planning an Essay and Using the Patterns of Development Considering Your Writing Context Purpose Audience The Writer’s Role Generating Ideas Shaping a Writing Topic Discovering Ideas to Develop Your Topic Developing a Thesis Location of the Thesis Qualities of an Effective Thesis How to Compose Your Thesis Ordering Ideas The Scratch Outline Using the Patterns of Development Reading Selection: Gail Godwin, The Watcher at the Gates
Writing and Rewriting Writing Your First Draft Tips for Drafting Essay Structure The Introduction Body Paragraphs The Conclusion The Title Visualizing an Essay Revising Your Draft Tips for Revising Revising with Peer Review Editing Your Draft Tips for Editing Proofreading Your Final Copy An Essay in Progress: "The Not-so-ideal Male" Reading Selection: Paul Roberts, How to Say Nothing in 500 Words
Description The Pattern Using Description for a Purpose Combining Patterns for a Purpose Description in College, at Work, in the Community Deciding on a Dominant Impression Supporting Details Objective and Expressive Details Descriptive Words Similes and Metaphors Organizing Details Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Description Checklist for Revising Description Using Sources for a Purpose Annotated Student Essay: The Gendarme Examining Visuals: Description in Corporate Logos N. Scott Momaday, The Homestead on Rainy Mountain Creek Rick Bass, A Winter's Tale Annie Dillard, The Deer at Providencia Gretel Ehrlich, Struck by Lightning *Barry Corbet, Embedded Alberto Riós, The Vietnam Wall Additional Writing Assignments
Narration The Pattern Using Narration for a Purpose Combining Patterns for a Purpose Narration in College, at Work, in the Community Supporting Details Writing Dialogue Organizing Details Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Narration Checklist for Revising Narration Using Sources for a Purpose Annotated Student Essay: The Family Reunion, Revisited Examining Visuals: Narration in a Cartoon Chris Abani, The Lottery Langston Hughes, Salvation William Glaberson, Seeking Justice after a Fatal Spin of the Cylinder *John Schwartz, The Poncho Bearer Natalie Kusz, Ring Leader Lee K. Abbott, The View of Me from Mars Additional Essay Assignments
Exemplification The Pattern Using Exemplification for a Purpose Combining Patterns for a Purpose Exemplification in College, at Work, in the Community Supporting Details Hypothetical Examples Organizing Details Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Exemplification Checklist for Revising Exemplification Using Sources for a Purpose Annotated Student Essay: Food for Thought Examining Visuals: Exemplification in a Cartoon Cullen Murphy, Lifosuction *Jennifer Saranow, The Snoop Next Door Ralph Ellison, On Being the Target of Discrimination Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, The Motherhood Man
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