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Titel:   Prose Reader, The:Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Reihe:   Allyn & Bacon
Autor:   Kim Flachmann / Michael Flachmann
Verlag:   Pearson Longman
Einband:   Softcover
Auflage:   9
Sprache:   Englisch
Seiten:   672
Erschienen:   April 2010
ISBN13:   9780205708437
ISBN10:   0-20570-843-9
Status:   Der Titel ist leider nicht mehr lieferbar. Sorry, This title is no longer available. Malheureusement ce titre est épuisé.
 
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Prose Reader, The:Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Description

For courses in English composition.

 

Effective writing through critical thinking.

 

Above all others, this rhetorical patterns reader provides a comprehensive grounding in critical thinking as the foundation for close reading and effective writing.  Just as important, by exposing students to interesting and insightful prose by a diversity of top writers, students are motivated to respond in writing and in class discussions.  A wealth of discussion questions and writing assignments for each selection and chapter lead students from literal understanding, to interpretation, to critical understanding and response.


Features

CHAPTERS BASED ON RHETORICAL PATTERNS

  • After a short, early introduction to reading and writing process, most instruction is presented in context of the modes chapters so that students can begin writing quickly.
  • Each modes chapter discusses critical thinking in the context of a particular rhetorical pattern, walks students through the writing process for the pattern, and presents a polished student essay as a realistic example.
  • A Checklist specific to each chapter supports the reading and writing process at a glance.

 

CRITICAL THINKING PEDAGOGY

  • UNIQUE.  Chapter 2 presents an extended exercise in critical thinking to help students internalize what CT is and what it is not, including three professional essays about critical thinking.
  • UNIQUE.  Each essay is marked at opportune points for critical thinking and keyed to corresponding "Thinking Critically" questions at the bottom of the page.  This guidance is what the authors provide their own students in class with these selections.
  • Each essay is followed by a cluster of four "Thinking Critically" questions to instill a macro perspective of the piece.

 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS AND WRITING ASSIGNMENTS

  • Each selection is followed by five clusters of questions:
    • Understanding Details
    • Thinking Critically
    • Discovering Rhetorical Strategies
    • Making Connections
    • Ideas for Discussion/Writing, including an Internet research option
  • Each of the modes chapters concludes with longer essay assignments, including a source based assignment, a research option, and a visual analysis exercise.

 

WRITING FROM SOURCES

  • UNIQUE.  Part III of The Prose Reader is a tabbed "handbook" to quickly assist in finding, evaluating, and incorporating sources in student work.
  • "Making Connections" prompts after each selection present opportunities for synthesis with other works.
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New to this Edition

  • Approximately one selection in four is new to this edition.
  • Part I, “Critical Thinking-The Key to Success,” now treats critical thinking as the starting point that directs both reading and writing.
  • A new Chapter 2, “What Exactly is Critical Thinking?” is built around a guided exercise that helps students understand what critical thinking is and is not, and to internalize critical thinking habits.
  • Three professional essays about critical thinking are featured in the new Chapter 2.
  • An additional pair of prompts, “Writing from Sources,” is included in each set of chapter writing assignments.  The first of these items teaches synthesis, and the second requires research.   
  • A new Part III, “Reading and Writing from Sources,” is organized as a tabbed reference handbook on:

                ·        finding and evaluating sources

                ·        incorporating sources into writing

                ·        avoiding plagiarism

                ·        the process of composing source-based essays.

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Table of Contents

The Prose Reader

Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Ninth edition

 

Part I:  Critical Thinking-The Key to Success

 

1  Why Learn How to Think Critically?

 

2  What Exactly is Critical Thinking?

*LINDA ELDER, Looking to the Future with a Critical Eye: A Message for High School Graduates

*BRIAN DENIS EGAN, The Role of Critical Thinking in Effective Decision Making

*HOWARD GABENNESCH,  Critical Thinking: What Is It Good For? (In Fact, What Is It?)

 

3  What Do I Need to Know about Reading and Writing Critically?

 

 

Part II: Reading and Writing Critically

 

4 Description: Exploring through the Senses

RAY BRADBURY, Summer Rituals

KIMBERLY WOZENCRAFT, Notes from the Country Club

LINDA HOGAN, Dwellings

MALCOLM COWLEY, The View from 80

JOHN MCPHEE, The Pines

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

5 Narration:Telling a Story

LEWIS SAWAQUAT, For My Indian Daughter

MAYA ANGELOU, New Directions

*FIROOZEH DUMAS, LeffingwellElementary School

SANDRA CISNEROS, Only daughter

RUSSELL BAKER, The Saturday Evening Post

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

6 Example:Illustrating Ideas

BILL COSBY, The Baffling Question

RICHARD RODRIGUEZ, Public and Private Language

HAROLD KRENTS, Darkness at Noon

*JOEL STEIN, You are Not My Friend 

BRENT STAPLES, A Brother's Murder

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

7 Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step

*JAY WALLJASPER, Our Schedules, Our Selves

JESSICA MITFORD, Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain

*ALICE LESCH KELLY, Toughen Up!

MALCOLM X, Learning to Read

JULIA BOURLAND,  Getting Out of Debt (and Staying Out)

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

8 Division/Classification:Finding Categories

*TAMALA EDWARDS, Multi-Colored Families

K.C. COLE, Calculated Risks

JUDITH WALLERSTEIN AND SANDRA BLAKESLEE, Second Chances for Children of Divorce

AMY TAN, Mother Tongue

STEPHANIE ERICSSON, The Ways We Lie

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

9 Comparison/Contrast:Discovering Similarities and Differences

*BEN DATTNER, Is Your Workplace Personality out of (Birth) Order 

SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS, Homeplace

WILLIAM OUCHI,  Japanese and American Workers: Two Casts of Mind

GLORIA STEINEM, The Politics of Muscle

SUCHENG CHAN, You're Short, Besides!

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

10 Definition:Limiting the Frame of Reference

*MARC GELLMAN, Worry. Don't Be Happy

ROBERT RAMIREZ, The Barrio

*CLAUDIA WALLIS AND SONJA STEPTOE, How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century 

MARY PIPHER,  Beliefs About Families

LYNN MIKEL BROWN AND MEDA CHESNEY-LIND, Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

11 Cause/Effect:Tracing Reasons and Results

STEPHEN KING, Why We Crave Horror Movies

MICHAEL DORRIS, The Broken Cord

SHERMAN ALEXIE, The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me

MARY ROACH, Meet the Bickersons

ALICE WALKER, Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

12 Argument and Persuasion:Inciting People to Thought or Action

*Photo EssayTag, You're It!

*FRANK FUREDI, Our Unhealthy Obsession with Sickness

BARRETT SEAMAN, How Bingeing Became the New College Sport

DAVE GROSSMAN, We Are Training Our Kids to Kill

KIM SEVERSON, I'm Not Willing to Settle for Crumbs

Opposing Viewpoints: Immigration

MICHAEL SCOTT, America Must Take Stronger Measures to Halt Illegal Immigration

RICHARD RAYNOR, Illegal Immigration Does Not Threaten America

Opposing Viewpoints: Postconviction DNA Testing

TIM O'BRIEN, Postconviction DNA Testing Should Be Encouraged

JAMES DAO, In Same Case, DNA Clears Convict and Finds Suspect

PETER ROFF, Postconviction DNA Testing Should Not Be Encouraged

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

13  Thinking, Reading, and Writing in Different Literary Forms: Combining Rhetorical Modes

Essays

ROGER ROSENBLATT, “I Am Writing Blindly”

RITA MAE BROWN, Writing as a Moral Act

Fiction

RICHARD WRIGHT, The Library Card

*JESSICA  BLAU  Red-Headed

Poetry

BILLY COLLINS, Books

ROBERT FRANCIS, Catch and Glass

Drama

NEENA BEEBER, Misreadings

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

 

Part III: Readingand Writing from Sources

 

 R-1  Introducing the Documented Essay

 R-2  Reading a Documented Essay

 BARBARA EHRENREICH, The Ecstasy of War

 R-3 Preparing to Write Your Own Documented Essay

 R-4  Finding Sources

 R-5  Avoiding Plagiarism

 R-6  Staying Organized

 R-7  Writing the Paper

 R-8  Documenting

 R-9  Rewriting

 

Checklist

 

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

Glossary of Useful Terms

 

Index of Authors and Titles

 

*new to this edition

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