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This best-selling collection features ten chapters focusing on the classic methods of narration, description, argument, and persuasion. It contains classic and contemporary essays about popular culture, along with advice about how to read analytically, and how to write persuasively and effectively.Fifteen new essays, including timely topics such as Wikipedia, Facebook, and Iraq.Each chapter is organized clearly and effectively, enabling the reader to not only understand each essay and but also what the writer was trying to convey.An excellent reference work as well as an interesting and thoughtful collection of essays.
Table of Contents
|Preface How To Read An Essay|
|Exploring the links between reading and writing|
|Why do you read essays in a writing course?|
|How does reading an essay help you become a better writer?|
|How does writing help you become a better reader?|
|What is the difference between an active and a passive reader?|
|What steps do you follow to become an active reader?|
|Practicing active reading: A model Lewis Thomas|
|ldquo;On Cloning a Human Beingrdquo;|
|Some things to remember about active reading|
|How To Write An Essay|
|Getting ready to write|
|Where do you start when you have an assigned topic?|
|Where do you start when you have to choose your own topic?|
|How do you gather information?|
|Exploring personal experience and observation|
|Freewriting to get words down|
|Daily writing in journals and blogs|
|Brainstorming and mapping|
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