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Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum (8th Edition)

Laurence Behrens, Leonard J. Rosen

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ISBN 10: 0321091027 / ISBN 13: 9780321091024
Published by Longman, 2003
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Title: Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum (...

Publisher: Longman

Publication Date: 2003

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 8th.

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The original, best-selling interdisciplinary composition text, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, Eighth Edition , teaches students of all majors and interests to communicate more effectively. Hallmarks of the text include its sound writing instruction--focusing on summary, synthesis, and critique--combined with engaging, thematic readings that provide depth of coverage in each discipline-specific chapter. Expanded coverage of argumentation and writing online address issues of today's classrooms. Updated, streamlined pedagogy and class-tested new thematic chapters keep this classic exciting and current.

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The original–and best-selling–interdisciplinary composition text, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, Tenth Edition, provides the tools and strategies for students in all majors to learn to communicate effectively. The tenth edition continues to provide sound writing instruction, focusing on the key research-writing skills of summary, synthesis, critique, and analysis. An anthology of engaging thematic readings provides depth of coverage in each discipline-specific chapter.

New in the Tenth Edition

· A new chapter on “The Practice of Writing” (Ch. 7) allows students to practice the skills and strategies that they have learned in earlier chapters and that will make them better writers.
· A new chapter based in sociology, “Marriage and Family in America” (Ch. 8), looks at what’s happening to marriage in the twenty-first century, including feminist and gay perspectives.
· A new chapter based in biology, “To Sleep or Not to Sleep” (Ch. 11), explores the research about adolescents’ need for sleep–and how little they actually get.
· “Has the Jury Reached a Verdict?” (Ch. 14) on law has been updated to include accessible journalistic analyses of the case law discussed.
· New readings in every unit bring the most current perspectives to topics based in folklore, business, American studies, and psychology.

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