The Simon & Schuster Short Prose Reader (3rd Edition)

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For developmental writing courses or first-semester freshman writing courses. The Simon & Schuster Short Prose Reader is a process-oriented Rhetorical Reader. It combines high-interest reading material with creative, principled pedagogy and traditional concerns about correctness, coherence, and meaning. Short, appealing essays provide ideas for writing, suggest ways to approach a topic, and illustrate methods for organizing and presenting information. Each reading is accompanied by a "Step-by-Step" writing assignment that guides students in composing their own essays.

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The text is firmly process-oriented and based on interactive instruction. Short, appealing essays provide models for writing as well as sparking invention ideas. "Step-by-Step" writing assignments based on each reading guide students in composing successful papers.

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Firmly process-oriented and based on interactive instruction, The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader, Third Edition, continues to combine high-interest reading material with creative, principled pedagogy. Short, appealing essays provide ideas for writing, suggest ways to approach a topic, and illustrate methods for organizing and presenting information.

Each reading is accompanied by a "Step-by-Step" writing assignment that guides students in composing their own essays. Students will experience success in their writing and will become more involved in learning; teachers will find the approach convenient and easy to use, since much of the instructional work has been done for them.

New features to the third edition include:

  • A new Annotated Instructor's Edition provides possible responses to all the post-reading questions in the text, answers to the vocabulary and editing-skills exercises, teaching tips and background information on the readings, guidance for implementing the writing assignments, and suggestions for making connections to other selections in the book.
  • New, expanded instruction in writing arguments in Chapter 10, including an explanation of the elements of good argument and a sample annotated argument that clearly illustrates these elements.
  • 17 new readings, including selections by Bob Greene, Lynn Coady, Wayson Choy, Louis Menand, Dave Barry, Bill Bryson, Charles Krauthammer, and Robert MacNeil, along with 4 new student essays.

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