Reader’s Choice challenges you to think, read, and write on a literal, interpretive, and critical level by discussing various rhetorical strategies through the use of both student and professional essays. Each chapter discusses in detail a single rhetorical technique and includes a selection of professional readings in order to demonstrate the use of that particular technique. Questions following each reading are designed to guide you from a literal understanding of the piece, to interpretation, and finally to analysis.
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Kim Flachmann is a professor at California State University, Bakersfield.
Michael Flachmann is a professor at California State University, Bakersfield.
Alexandra MacLennan is an instructor at George Brown College.
Jamie Zeppa is an instructor at Seneca College.Review:
“[The] text is accessible to students. Instructional material is clear, examples are relevant, readings are generally interesting and varied, offering a range of topics, positions, and styles, and the questions, prompts, and information that provides context for students to understand readings are helpful and thought-provoking.”
--Cecilia Martell, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
“In my opinion, the book's principal advantage is its exemplary introductions to the various kinds of essays that students are assigned in university.... This is another strength of the book: its unpretentious, clear, consistent, accessible style. There is no trace of pretentious academic writing or of dumbing down the contents.... What I particularly like about these questions is that they get students to think about the larger issues of which an essay often only deals with a small part. These prompts also provide a much-needed opportunity to develop critical thinking abilities in our university students.”
--Roger Fowler, University of Ottawa
“Yes, [this book presents distinct advantages over the competition] particularly the choice of readings and breadth of subjects: there is something in this text to interest every reader. I also like the level of language: there is respect for the students who need the text, and instructions are clear and concise. The text is user-friendly. Faculty and students will be able to find what they’re looking for, given the logical structure overall and within each chapter.”
--Stefanie Ketley, Fanshawe College
“The student essay for each chapter is a GREAT feature. My students are always saying, ‘But these aren’t academic essays we’re expected to read.’ Now they have them.”--Trevor Tucker, Ottawa University
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