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Patterns for College Writing: A Rhetorical Reader and Guide (Paperback)

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During their longstanding collaboration, Laurie Kirszner and Stephen
Mandell have produced a number of best-selling college texts for
Bedford/St. Martin’s, including Foundations First: Sentences and Paragraphs,
Writing First: Practice in Context, and Focus on Writing. Laurie Kirszner
teaches composition, literature, and creative writing at the University of
the Sciences. Stephen Mandell is the founder and former director of the basic
writing program at Drexel University, where he teaches composition, literature,
and technical and business writing.
Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. Read the preface.


ISBN 9780312676841
Format Paperback
Pages 792
Publisher Date 2011-12-22 00:00:00.0
Publisher Bedford/st Martins
Copyright Year 2012
Height 9.0 in
Wdth 6.0 in
Thickness 1.25 in
Unit weight 1.95 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Rhetorical Reader and Guide
Edition Number 12
Audience College/higher education
Authors Kirszner, Laurie G.
Country of Origin United States

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