Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader

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McGraw-Hill, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 670 pages
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This book emphasizes the rhetorical patterns as strategies to help writers achieve their purposes for writing - as means rather than ends. The text focuses on how writers combine patterns and treats argumentation-persuasion in depth. - Many of the new readings are on contemporary issues and by contemporary authors. - A short story or poem has been added to each of the chapters. - Each chapter of readings now begins and ends with a visual and a writing activity. These provocative images get students thinking and writing, and act as prompts for writing an essay.

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Barbara Fine Clouse is a frequent conference presenter and seasoned writing instructor who has taught all levels of college composition, first at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio and then at Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania. In addition to this new edition of THE STUDENT WRITER: Editor and Critic, Barbara has written a number of composition texts for McGraw-Hill, including WRITING: FROM INNER TO OUTER WORLD, PATTERNS FOR A PURPOSE: A Rhetorical Reader, JUMPSTART! A Workbook for Writers WORKING IT OUT: A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers, a short prose reader for developmental students, which is avialable on Primis, McGraw's electronic database. Barbara's publications also include the fourth edition of PROGRESSIONS for Allyn & Bacon.

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