The Contemporary Reader (with MyCompLab)

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The Contemporary Reader reader includes more contemporary selections than any other popular culture reader on the market with over 90% of the readings written in the last five years. The text's ten tightly focused thematic chapters cover a range of writing on interesting issues familiar to students and relevant to our times. Readings are organized around a variety of appealing, thought-provoking themes such as "Fashion and Flesh: The Images We Project," "Advertising: Wanting It, Selling It," "On the Cutting Edge of Science: Human Cloning and Genetic Engineering," "Making the Grade: Education Today," "Gender Perceptions," and "The American Experience."

Table of Contents

New readings are marked with an asterisk
How to Read and Write Critically
What Is Critical Thinking?
Why Read Critically?
How to Read Critically
Sample Essay for Analysis: "Now, Cut that Out!," John Leo
Keep a Journal on What You Read
Annotate What You Read
Outline What You Read
Summarize What You Read
Question What You Read
Analyze What You Read
What is Critical Writing?
Developing Ideas
Narrowing the To
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