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This rhetorical reader emphasizes process by presenting a student essay in each chapter in both its first and final draft. 


Widely known for George Miller’s supportive voice and highly reliable writing assignments, The Prentice Hall Reader balances classic and contemporary essays, arranged in increasing level of difficulty in each chapter.  Extensive reading, writing, and research instruction and an exceptionally comprehensive instructor manual make this rhetorical reader an effective text for any writing program.


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


How to Read and Then Analyze an Essay         000

Exploring the Links Between Reading and Writing  000

Practicing Active Reading: A Model 000

[[*]]Nick Schulz, “Hard Unemployment Truths About ‘Soft’ Skills”    000

Analyzing an Essay     000

Reading a Visual Image          000

Practicing Reading a Visual: A Model           000

“Are You Man Enough…to Be a Nurse?”            000


How to Write an Essay      000

Getting Ready to Write          000

Writing a Draft           000


How to Revise an Essay    000

Understanding What Revision Is       000

Developing Your Own Revising Skills           000

Getting Help from Other Readers      000

Making Sure to Proofread      000


Writers at Work     000

A Student Writer: Tina Burton, “The Watermelon Wooer”         000

A Professional Writer: Gordon Grice, “Caught in the Widow’s Web”    000


Chapter 1   Gathering and Using Examples        000

Writing with Examples           000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

Student Essay: Frank Smite, “Looking for Love”            000

Reading for Examples            000

In prose: Steven Pinker, from The Language Instinct       000

In literature: Bret Lott, “Night” (short story)       000

In a visual: Photographs of college life     000

Bob Greene, “Cut”        000

“In driving around the country, I have found that an inordinately large proportion of successful men share that same memory—the memory of being cut from a sports team as a boy.”

[[*]]TK      000


Rick Reilly, “Getting a Second Wind”  000

“One day five years ago bubbly, gorgeous soccer goalie Korinne Shroyer came home from eighth grade, found her father’s revolver in his closet, and fired a bullet into her skull.”

Oscar Casares, “Ready for Some Fútbol?”      000

“Speedy Gonzales, the famous cartoon star of the fifties and sixties, has been in the news again lately.”

[[*]]Deborah L. Rhode, “Why Looks Are the Last Bastion of Discrimination”            000

“Unattractive people are less likely to be hired and promoted, and they earn lower salaries, even in fields in which looks have no obvious relationship to professional duties.”


Chapter 2   Narration  000

Writing Narration        000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

Student Essay: Hope Zucker, “The Ruby Slippers”         000

Reading Narration      000

In prose: S. E. Schlosser, “Blue Hen’s Chicks”    000

[[*]]In literature: TK         000

[[*]]In a visual: Shearing a sheep (cartoon)          000

Langston Hughes, “Salvation” 000

“I was saved from sin when I was going on thirteen.”

[[*]]Lynn Bernardini, “Does This Date Mean Anything to You?”       000


Tom Haines, “Facing Famine”  000

“What comes from knowing people who, with an empty grain basket or a thinning goat, edge closer to death?”

[[*]]Marguerite Choi, “The Suddenly Empty Chair”  000

“‘Student found dead on campus. Police investigating.’ And your heart sinks. I cannot explain why, but I knew it was my student.”

Evans D. Hopkins, “Lockdown”            000

“I have endured lockdowns in buildings with little or no heat; lockdowns during which the authorities cut off the plumbing completely, so contraband couldn’t be flushed away; and lockdowns where we weren’t allowed to shower for more than a month.”


Chapter 3   Description            000

Writing Description    000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

Student Essay: Nadine Resnick, “Natalie”           000

Reading Description   000

In prose: Charles Dickens, from Bleak House      000

In literature: Duane BigEagle, “Traveling to Town” (poem)        000

In a visual: Mulberry Street, NYC (photograph)  000

[[*]]Sonya Lea, “First Bath”      000

“His shoulders hang low and his back is bowed. His body is forty pounds lighter than it was a few days ago, before the cancer surgery, before the blood loss that caused his mind to empty its memories.”

[[*]]Alisa Wolf, “The Day Nana Almost Flew”           000


William Least Heat Moon, “Nameless, Tennessee”  000

“‘You think Nameless is a funny name,’ Miss Ginny said, ‘I see it plain in your eyes. Well, you take yourself up north a piece to Difficult, Defeated or Shake Rag. Now them are silly names.’”

[[*]]Adrienne Ross, “The Queen and I”           000


Scott Russell Sanders, “The Inheritance of Tools”   000

“At just about the hour when my father died, soon after dawn one February morning when ice coated the windows like cataracts, I banged my thumb with a hammer.”


Chapter 4   Division and Classification    000

Writing Division and Classification    000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

Student Essay: Evan James, “Riding the Rails: The American ‘Hobo’”  000

Reading Division and Classification  000

In prose: Mark Lester, from Grammar in the Classroom 000

In literature: Aurora Levins Morales, “Child of the Americas” (poem)   000

[[*]]In a visual: Two brains (cartoon)       000

David Bodanis, “What’s in Your Toothpaste?” 000

“So it’s chalk, water, paint, seaweed, antifreeze, paraffin oil, detergent, peppermint, formaldehyde, and fluoride—that’s the usual mixture raised to the mouth on the toothbrush for a fresh morning’s clean.”

Thomas Goetz, “Does the Pleasure of Lighting Up Outweigh the Consequences?”    000

“His dentist told him that smoking has severely aggravated his gums. If he didn’t quit smoking, he was likely to start losing his teeth.”

[[*]]Sue Shellenbarger, “The Peak Time for Everything”     000

“A growing body of research suggests that paying attention to the body clock, and its effects on energy and alertness, can help pinpoint the different times of day when most of us perform our best at specific tasks, from resolving conflicts to thinking creatively.”

Pico Iyer, “This Is Who I Am When No One Is Looking”          000

“My secret life, as Leonard Cohen calls it, also happens to be my deepest and my best life.”

Judith Ortiz Cofer, “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named

Maria”      000

“Every time I give a reading, I hope the stories I tell, the dreams and fears I examine in my work, can achieve some universal truth that will get my audience past the particulars of my skin color, my accent, or my clothes.”

Bernard R. Berelson, “The Value of Children: A Taxonomical Essay”         000

“Why do people want children? It is a simple question to ask, perhaps an impossible one to answer.”


Chapter 5   Comparison and Contrast      000

Writing Comparison and Contrast      000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

Student Essay: Alicia Gray, “Minimizing the Guesswork in a Library Search”   000

Reading Comparison and Contrast     000

In prose: John McPhee, from Oranges     000

In literature: Martin Espada, “Coca-Cola and Coco Frio” (poem)           000

[[*]]In a visual: William Hogarth, “Gin Lane and Beer Street” (engravings)       000

William Zinsser, “The Transaction: Two Writing Processes” 000

“A school in Connecticut once held ‘a day devoted to the arts,’ and I was asked if I would come and talk about writing as a vocation. When I arrived I found that a second speaker had been invited—Dr. Brock…a surgeon who had recently begun to write.”

Suzanne Britt, “Neat People vs. Sloppy People”         000

“I’ve finally figured out the difference between neat people and sloppy people. The distinction is, as always, moral. Neat people are lazier and meaner than sloppy people.”

[[*]]Libby Sander, “Colleges Confront a Gender Gap in Student Engagement”         000

“Men and women, it turns out, tend to view college differently —and those differences often shape their willingness to get invested in academic pursuits and other activities.”

[[*]]Justin Pope, “MOOCs Gaining Popularity”           000

“Credit’s the coin of the realm in higher education, the difference between knowing something and the world recognizing that you do.”

Michael Pollan, “The Consumer: A Republic of Fat”            000

“Because of diabetes and all the other health problems that accompany obesity, today’s children may turn out to be the first generation of Americans whose life expectancy will actually be shorter than that of their parents.”

Meghan Daum, “Virtual Love”  000

“It was the courtship ritual that had seduced us. E-mail had become an electronic epistle, a yearned-for rule book. It allowed us to do what was necessary to experience love.”


Chapter 6   Process        000

Writing Process           000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

Student Essay: Julie Anne Halbfish, “How to Play Dreidel”       000

Reading Process          000

[[*]]In prose: TK   000

In literature: Janice Mirikitani, “Recipe” (poem)  000

In a visual: “The Four-In-Hand” (diagram)          000

[[*]]Nicole Perlroth, “How to Devise Passwords That Drive Hackers Away”         000

“It is absurdly easy to get hacked. All it takes is clicking on one malicious link or attachment.”

 [[*]]Sherry Simpson, “Tiny Masters: An Artful Trick to Writing the Personal

Essay”       000

“‘What is a personal essay?’ I’ll begin. Students start shifting uneasily in their seats. It’s that word, essay. So scholarly, so stiff, so self-important. And personal–they’re probably thinking that means ‘writing about your mother.’”

Lars Eighner, “My Daily Dives in the Dumpster”        000

“I began scavenging by pulling pizzas out of the Dumpster behind a pizza delivery shop.”

Nora Ephron, “Revision and Life: Take It from the Top—Again”        000

“I have been asked to write something for a textbook that is meant to teach college students something about writing and revision.”

Richard N. Bolles, “The Internet: The 10% Solution”            000

“Internet job-matching works. Sometimes. Beautifully. But know ahead of time that you can’t count on it necessarily working for You. In the end, it’s a big fat gamble that works about 10% of the time.”

Jennifer Kahn, “Stripped for Parts”     000

“None of this is what I expected from an organ transplant.”


Chapter 7   Cause and Effect            000

Writing Cause and Effect       000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

[[*]]Student Essay: Katie McCarthy, “Why Are Tattoos So Popular?”   000

Reading Cause and Effect      000

[[*]]In prose: TK   000

[[*]]In literature: Ellie Schoenfeld, “Barbie’s Little Sister” (poem)         000

In a visual: “Polar Bear Adrift” (photograph)                  000

[[*]]TK      000


Andres Martin, “On Teenagers and Tattoos”  000

“Tattoos and piercing have become a part of our everyday landscape.”

[[*]]Maureen O’Hagan, “Kids Battle the Lure of Junk Food” 000

“‘Most of us…are going to choose fat and salt and sugar over foods that don’t have those things in them.’ It’s biology. It’s culture.”

Brent Staples, “Black Men and Public Space”            000

“My first victim was a woman—white, well dressed, probably in her early twenties.”

Mark J. Penn, “Caffeine Crazies”          000

“Life in America today is a rest-less frenzy.”

Michael Jernigan, “Living the Dream”           000

“I am living with P.T.S.D. [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder].”


Chapter 8   Definition   000

Writing Definition      000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

Student Essay: Sherry Heck, “Infallible” 000

Reading Definition     000

In prose: Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, “ADHD”  000

In literature: Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl” (short story)           000

In a visual: “Seeing Yourself” (photograph)         000

[[*]]Sarah J. Lin, “Devotion”     000

When I was twelve years old, a boy named Sherman decided he loved me. Sherman was nine years older than me and had been born with Down syndrome.”

Judy Brady, “I Want a Wife”     000

“I belong to that classification of people known as wives. I am A Wife.”

[[*]]TK      000


Jhumpa Lahiri, “My Two Lives”           000

“Like many immigrant offspring I felt intense pressure to be two things, loyal to the old world and fluent in the new.”

Amy Tan, “Mother Tongue”       000

“Language is the tool of my trade. And I use them all—all the Englishes I grew up with.”

[[*]]Backgrounder, MediaSmarts, “Little Princesses and Fairy Tale Stereotypes” 000



Chapter 9   Argument and Persuasion       000

Writing Argument and Persuasion      000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Writing      000

Revising    000

[[*]]Student Essay: Morgan Murphy, “A Not So Simple Solution”        000

Reading Argument and Persuasion    000

[[*]]In prose: TK   000

In literature: Wilfred Owen, “Dulce et Decorum Est” (poem)     000

In a visual: James Montgomery Flagg, “I Want You” (poster)    000


Debate Casebook: Is College for Everyone and Just How Valuable Is a College

Education?      000

Katherine Porter, “The Value of a College Degree” 000

“Many wonder whether the high cost of tuition, the opportunity cost of choosing college over full-time employment, and the accumulation of thousands of dollars of debt is, in the long run, worth the investment.”

Linda Lee, “The Case Against College” 000

“America is obsessed with college.”

The 30 Occupations with the Largest Employment Growth, 2006–2016      000

Perspectives for Argument: “Are Too Many Students Going to College?”   000


Debate Casebook: Are Performance Enhancing Drugs Cheating?   000

Michael Dillingham, “Steroids, Sports, and the Ethics of Winning”  000

“Society cares because steroid use is a form of cheating.”

Perspectives for Argument: Is Using Performance Enhancing Drugs “Fair”?           000


Debate Casebook: What Are the Ethical Issues Surrounding Human Organ Harvesting and Donation?     000

Pete du Pont, “Have a Heart—but Pay Me for It”        000

“Permitting donors to receive some type of compensation for their organs would help alleviate our organ-shortage problem.”

Advertisement Promoting Organ Donation    000

Perspectives for Argument: What Moral Issues Does Transplantation Raise?           000


[[*]]Debate Casebook: Is a Vegan Diet Healthier Than a Balanced Diet?  000

[[*]]T. Colin Campbell, “Cut Animal-Based Protein” 000

“I know beyond any doubt that I am better off for having changed my diet to whole and plant-based foods.”

[[*]]Nancy Rodriguez, “It’s a Question of Balance”   000

“Appreciating the science behind nutrition helps us make smart choices about the best way to feed ourselves and the world.”


Debate Casebook: Are You Willing to Save a Child’s Life?   000

Peter Singer, “The Singer Solution to World Poverty” 000

“The formula is simple: whatever money you’re spending on luxuries, not necessities, should be given away.”

A Perspective on Singer’s Argument  000

Statistics About Worldwide Need and How to Help            000


Chapter 10 The Research Paper       000

Writing a Research Paper        000

Getting Ready to Write    000

Starting Your Research     000

Caution: Using Wikipedia as a Source           000

Writing      000

Caution: Plagiarism, Academic Dishonesty, and the Misuse of Sources       000

Revising    000

Student Research Paper: Kristen LaPorte, “Music as a Healing Power: A Look into the Effect of Music Therapy on Alzheimer’s Patients”  000

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