The Civil Mind

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Engage in relevant national discourse with the dynamic approach to writing presented in THE CIVIL MIND. You'll immerse yourself in some of the predominate conversations taking place in American culture. Combining tried and true writing methods with thematically-arranged, current readings about what is happening in the world right now, this book gets you reading, thinking, talking, and writing in response to a wide variety of national debates. As you evaluate your cultural context in relation to certain issues, you can better understand and participate in that culture, whether your opinions are conservative, liberal, or somewhere in between. You'll be learning elements of writing while exploring elements of the greater American conversation that is continually taking place across the nation.

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"The main strengths of The Civil Mind are its conceptual framework and its diverse selection of readings. This is especially true with respect to historical and cultural issues. In the process of advancing their writing skills, the book forces students to view themselves as part of a continuum or ongoing civic process and to make sense of past and current events."

"I would definitely consider adopting The Civil Mind for my classroom because its an excellent and responsible textbook containing content that will educate my students in ways much more important than can be gained by most "average" class discussions, and it does so without ignoring the mechanical side of language. It gives students reason and occasion to write, teaching by examples both literal in form and passionate."

"I anticipate the help offered by The Civil Mind to be greatly appreciated and useful for college students and professors alike."

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