Reading Critically, Writing Well: A Reader and Guide

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St. Martin's Press, 1993 - Academic writing - 549 pages
... [the book] is more than simply a collection of readings for a college writing course; [the authors] goal throughout continues to be to teach students practical strategies for critical reading, thereby enabling them to analyze thoughtfully the readings in this text and in their other college courses. [The authors] assume that college students should learn to think and read critically and that as they become better critical readers, they will also become more effective writers. To this instruction in reading, [they] add comprehensive guidance in writing, helping students to understand and manage the composing process-from invention through planning and drafting to revision. This text attempts to bring critical reading and writing together in an ideal relationship. After their initial reading of each of the selections included here, students are encouraged to read and annotate the essay and to write about their responses to its meaning. Then they return to the essay again to annotate, analyze, and write about one or more of its distinctive rhetorical features: [Annot cont.].

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