Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

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Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell
Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 713 pages
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- A rhetorical organization and extensive coverage of the writing process make Patterns not only a reader but a "mini-rhetoric." Chapters 1-3 offer extensive advice on planning, writing, and revising, while Chapters 4-13 explain and illustrate the major patterns of development that students use in their college writing assignments.
- A diverse and popular selection of readings engages students while providing them with outstanding models for their writing. The 69 professional essays (18 new to this edition) are varied in subject, style, and cultural perspective, and they include a well-chosen mixture of classic authors and newer voices. Patterns also includes 16 student essays -- more than any competing text -- offering students realistic models for writing.
- New to the eighth edition are headnotes providing cultural and historical context, guided Internet assignments, and expanded coverage of writing research papers.

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