Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In "Patterns for College Writing," they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance ...Read MoreLaurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In "Patterns for College Writing," they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, "Patterns" has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons why "Patterns for College Writing" is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. Read the preface.Read Less
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Best handbook for essay's
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Jul 10, 2008
Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader
Patterns for College Writing is a useful, accurate, and honest look at writing. The text is replete with explanations and examples that introduce the various types of writing that one will use not only in college but in high school as well. The text is easy to comprehend and apply to your own writing. Following each section are questions that reinforce each type of writing presented, which insures that you understand the main idea of each section. This book is an A++ book.
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