Prose Reader, The: Essays for Thinking, Reading and Writing

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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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
Defining Description
Thinking Critically Through Description
Reading Descriptive Essays
Writing Descriptive Essays
Student Essay: Description at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Description
Summer Rituals
Notes from the Country Club
The Pines
The View from 80
Narration: Telling a Story
Defining Narration
Thinking Critically Through Narration
Reading Narrative Essays
Writing Narrative Essays
Student Essay: Narration at Work
Some Final Thoughts on Narration
For My Indian Daughter
New Directions
The Saturday Evening Post
Only daughter
How the Crab Apple Grew
Example: Illustrating Ideas
Defining Examples
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
Mother Tongue
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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