Effective writing through critical thinking.
Above all others, this rhetorical patterns reader provides a comprehensive grounding in critical thinking as the foundation for close reading and effective writing. Just as important, by exposing the reader to interesting and insightful prose by a diversity of top writers, the reader is motivated to respond in writing and discussions.
By thinking, reading, and writing on three increasingly difficult levels - literally, interpretively, and critically - readers can better learn the processes and skills necessary to be successful in all their writing experiences.
-Additional essay and short answer questions for every reading in the text
-Web links that provide additional author biographical information
-Web destinations that relate to every essay topic
-Instructor area that includes downloadable quizzes for every reading