Patterns Plus: A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation

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9780618421190: Patterns Plus: A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation

Arranged rhetorically, this anthology of short essays and paragraphs suits both essay-level developmental writing and low-level freshman composition courses. Each chapter focuses on a different rhetorical mode, including narration, description, and process writing. The Eighth Edition features an engaging mix of nonfiction, fiction, and student essays that reflect careful consideration of cross-cultural issues. Pedagogical tools have been updated to offer developmental students exactly what they need to master the content, including pre-reading, vocabulary, and post-reading questions that test comprehension and encourage critical analysis of each selection.

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Mary Lou Conlin completed her education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, earning a B.A. and M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in education with concentrations in special education, reading, and curriculum. Conlin worked for over twenty-five years teaching English Composition and developing curriculum for developmental reading and writing at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. She developed individualized reading and writing instruction, and also established a Learning Center staffed with instructional assistants and tutors who provided both individual and small group instruction. In addition, Conlin developed computer-assisted instruction and tracking in the early 1980s.Her publications include PATTERNS, PATTERNS PLUS, CONCEPTS OF COMMUNICATION: WRITING, and CONCEPTS OF COMMUNICATION: READING. The Concepts texts, a modular series, became the basis for the individualized program provided through the Learning Center. Other publications include SIMON PERKINS OF THE WESTERN RESERVE, a biography of an early land agent of the Western Reserve published by the Western Reserve Historical Society.

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1. The Basics of Writing: Process and Strategies 2. Narration Paragraphs Lesley Stern, The Hunt* John L. Jackson, Why Harlem Is Not Manhattan* E.J. Kahn, Jr., The Discovery of Coca-Cola Iu-choi Chan (student), Freedom Essays Clifton L. Taulbert, When We Were Colored Ellen Gilchrist, Message in a Bottle* Carin C. Quinn, The Jeaning of America--and the World Connie Schultz, Daughter's Doll Teaches Mom Lesson on Race Carmen Machin (student), The Deli 3. Description Paragraphs Barbara Kingsolver, The Hiroshima Museum Anne Fadiman, Mail* James Baldwin, My Father* Heidi Hall (student), Overindulgence Essays Kurt Anderson, Hush, Timmy--This is Like a Church Sara Askew Jones, Starstruck* Lt Nicole A. Elwell and Jeff Elwell, A Letter from the Desert* James Tuite, The Sounds of the City Rhonda S. Lucas (student), Limbo 4. Examples Paragraphs Pete Hamill, Trash Talk* Eric Kroll, Folk Art in the Barrios Jeff Glasser, Boomtown, U.S.A.* Ricardo Galvez (student), My Suit Essays Diana Crane, The Social Meaning of T-Shirts* Alcestis "Cooky" Oberg, The Internet Instills Family Values--Really Debra Aho Williamson, Foreign Flavors, Mainstream Taste* Kathryn VanSpanckeren, Between Two Wars, 1913-1945* Bonnie Smith-Yackel, My Mother Never Worked 5. Classification and Division Paragraphs Gustave Simons, The Mad Dog's Hair: Alcoholism* Susan A. Phillips, Graffiti* Paul Gallico, Fans Lester C. Thurow, Brain Power* Essays Michael Dobbs, The ABCs of the U.S.A. Stephen King, "Ever Et Raw Meat?" Jeanne Park, Eggs, Twinkies and Ethnic Stereotypes Daniel Yergin, Conservation* Desmond Morris, Secrets of Man's Unspoken Language* 6. Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs Konrad Lorenz, Dogs and Cats* Mary Paumier Jones, Yin and Yang Anna Quindlen, Good Girl, Bad Girl Peter Wood, Two Diversities* Essays Suzanne Britt, Neat vs. Sloppy People Nancy Masterson Sakamoto, Conversational Ballgames Marvin Olasky, Aiming for Success? Marc Levine, Super Bowl vs. the Oscars* Ann Patchett, Southern Comforts* 7. Process Paragraphs Grace Lichtenstein, Brewing Beer* Rachel Carson, The Marginal World* L. Rust Hills, The Right Way to Eat an Ice-Cream Cone Barbara Lewis (student), The Cook Essays Bill Husted, Here's How to Revive a Computer* Sue Hubbell, The Beekeeper Leo Buscaglia, The Wine Experience S. I. Hayakawa, How Dictionaries Are Made Julie Gifford (student), The Art of Making Fimo Beads* 8. Cause and Effect Paragraphs Jack London, An Eyewitness Account Winifred Gallagher, The Power of Place Martin Luther King, Jr., A Momentous Arrest Nelliejean Smith (student), On Being Unemployed Essays Robert MacKenzie, The Pleasures of Age* Jacques Cousteau, The Bounty of the Sea Bob Greene, It Took This Night to Make Us Know Brian Manning, The Thirsty Animal Cynthia Merriwether-deVries, Racial Stereotypes Go Underground* 9. Definition Paragraphs Richard Shelton, Nostalgia Henry David Thoreau, Walking* S. I. Hayakawa, What Does It Mean to Be Creative? Nancy Merrell (student), Grandparents Essays Tiffany Kay, Total Eclipse of the Son* Rick Reilly, Earning Their Pinstripes* Isaac Asimov, What Is Intelligence, Anyway? Mark Holston, Rhythm Four Strings* William Raspberry, The Handicap of Definition* 10. Argumentation and Persuasion Paragraphs The Declaration of Independence* Marian Wright Edelman, The Measure of Our Success Jacob Sullum, Upholding the Right to Life* Mary Sherry, Flunking* Essays John Ruckdeschel, Banning Smoking* Mary Boltz Chapman, A Burning Issue* George F. Will, The Jury Room Is No Place for TV* John M. Parras, Cameras Give an Inside Look* Coretta Scott King, The Death Penalty Is a Step Back Mike Royko, Death to the Killers 11. Combining the Strategies Holly Hubbard Preston, Divorce Is Hard for Adult Children, Too* Andy Lin (Student), U.S. Parents Help Create Teen Trouble* Roger Hoffmann, The Dare Kirsten Bauman (student), Poetry* Mary Mebane, A Very Basic Decision Magdoline Asfahani (student), Time to Look and Listen * Indicates selections new to this edition

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