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The Prose Readerpromotes the skills of thinking, reading, and writing, enabling the user to think more clearly and logicallyboth in his/her mind and on paper. Prose models are intended to inspire, encouraging improved writing with a partnership with some of the best examples of professional prose available today.Each chapter begins with an explanation of a single technique, with essays that follow each chapter introduction selected from a wide variety of well-known contemporary authors. It helps readers discover various ways of thinking about and analyzing the essay. The book progresses from selections that require literal skills (Description, Narration, and Example) through readings involving more interpretation (Process Analysis, Division/Classification, Comparison/Contrast, and Definition) to essays that demand a high degree of analytical thought (Cause/Effect and Argument/Persuasion).An excellent and demanding reader for anyone interested in building their reading, writing, and thinking skills.
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Thinking, Reading, and Writing|
|Description: Exploring through the Senses|
|Thinking Critically Through Description|
|Reading Descriptive Essays|
|Writing Descriptive Essays|
|Student Essay: Description at Work|
|Some Final Thoughts on Description|
|Notes from the Country Club|
|The View from 80|
|Narration: Telling a Story|
|Thinking Critically Through Narration|
|Reading Narrative Essays|
|Writing Narrative Essays|
|Student Essay: Narration at Work|
|Some Final Thoughts on Narration|
|For My Indian Daughter|
|The Saturday Evening Post|
|How the Crab Apple Grew|
|Example: Illustrating Ideas|
|Thinking Critically Through Examples|
|Reading Example Essays|
|Writing Example Essays|
|Student Essay: Examples at Work|
|Some Final Thoughts on Examples|
|The Baffling Question|
|Public and Private Language|
|Darkness at Noon|
|A Brother's Murder|
|Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step|
|Defining Process Analysis|
|Thinking Critically Through Process Analysis|
|Reading Process Analysis|
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