Patterns of exposition
Offers coverage of the rhetorical modes, aptly illustrated by high quality, contemporary readings. The engaging selections in this book encourage readers to take a stand on questions of culture, identity, and value in college communities, in the workplace, and in society. Thorough introductions to each rhetorical pattern, numerous exercises, and sample student essays throughout the book emphasize practical concrete writing strategies. A thematic table of contents and table of "Essay Pairs" --which groups essays particularly well suited for study and discussion--make this book appropriate for all users. Individuals interested in developing their writing skills.
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