Perspectives: Case Studies for Readers and Writers

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Joanna Gibson
Longman, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 611 pages
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Through the use of case studies, this text offers comprehensive writing instruction. Each case study is designed to introduce readers to critical reading skills, problem solving, synthesizing multiple perspectives, analyzing rhetorical situations, evaluating sources, and finally, to writing assignments that require contextualizing and analyzing information. Introductions to cases provide a context for the case and, as well, explain what the study has to offer the reader, and ways in which the reader can go about getting the most out of the essay. This book's thorough and engaging collection of case studies 1) Illustrate a variety of rhetorical situations on the same topic, 2) Serve as models of sufficiently narrowed topics, 3) Stress the connection between reading and writing skills, and 4) Provide units of research for a variety of writing assignments. For those interested in developing their critical thinking, reading and writing skills by examining interdisciplinary case studies.

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