Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader, The (4th Edition)

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This book combines creative, up-to-date writing instruction using short, high-interest readings that provide ideas for writing, suggest ways to approach a topic, and show how to organize and present information. Topics include: active reading, the reading-writing connection, narration and description, example and illustration, definition and explanation, classification and division, comparison and contrast, process and direction, cause and effect, and argument and persuasion. For anyone interested in improving their writing skills.

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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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Key Benefit: The book is firmly process-oriented and based on interactive instruction. Key Topics: Short, appealing essays provide models for writing as well as sparking invention ideas. “Step-by-Step” writing assignments based on each reading guide readers in composing successful papers. Brief, appealing readings serve as models, foster discussion, and aid invention. Instruction in active reading and in the writing process. How to preview the reading, mark the book, get at the meaning, and keep a reading journal. This modeling provides practice in a wide range of fundamental strategies and techniques.

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