The Prose Reader: Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing (7th Edition)

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The Prose Reader promotes the skills of thinking, reading, and writing, enabling the user to think more clearly and logically—both 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.

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Based on the assumption that lucid thinking, reading, and writing are so closely interwoven as to be one process, this reader helps students improve their abilities to think, read, and write on progressively more sophisticated levels by providing a collection of 56 provocative, interesting, rhetorically organized essays accompanied by a dynamic, unique pedagogical apparatus that includes clear, well-developed rhetorical introductions, sample student essays, and carefully sequenced prereading and prewriting questions, comprehension questions, and flexible writing assignments. The essays cover a broad range of contemporary topics and portray the universality of human experience as expressed through the viewpoints of men and women, many different ethnic and racial groups, and a variety of ages and social classes.

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NEW FEATURES

  • Fifteen new essays that introduce interesting and provocative topics
  • A stronger commitment to cultural and gender diversity
  • New end-of-chapter writing assignments that offer practice in the mode and additional assignments that focus on contemporary topics regardless of the rhetorical strategy
  • Completely renovated capstone chapter ("Thinking, Reading, and Writing") that provides a strong conclusion to the theoretical framework of the text

COMPANION WEBSITE™
www.prenhall.com/flachmann

The companion website provides students with additional chapter by chapter exercises, links, and activities that reinforce and build upon the material presented in the text.

Features include:

  • Additional essay and short answer questions for every reading in the text
  • Web links that provide additional author biographical information
  • Web destinations that relate to every essay topic
  • Instructor area that includes downloadable quizzes for every reading

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