The Prentice Hall Reader

The Prentice Hall Reader

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THE PRENTICE HALL READER Sixth Edition offers over 60 readings from a diverse group of writers including Maya Angelou, Richard Rodriguez Amy Tan, and E.M. Forster. This best-selling, rhetorical modes reader features ten chapters focusing on classic rhetorical modes such as narration, description, and argument and persuasion. Each chapter offers six readings scaled by difficulty (one of which is a student essay), suggestions for using the mode in other disciplines, in depth prewriting questions, detailed writing exercises, and extensive revision activities for each reading. The text also features a comprehensive appendix on "Gathering, Using, and Documenting Sources." Key new features *"On Writing" New section on writers commenting on the process and craft of writing. *"Visualizing the Rhetorical Strategies" Each chapter includes a visual example that shows the strategy at work in organizing information. *A new section on searching tips for Web search engines--how to find the sources you really need without facing thousands of sites. *25 percent new readings, including a number that deal with the Web and the Internet.T
HE COMPANION WEBSITE is the largest, most extensive website of any read. Among its highlights, the site features hotlinks, additional background information on the readings, writing assignments, and practice using web-based materials. Additionally, each chapter in the text features activities and suggestions related to material on the website. Key new features *New readings that expand on the modes featured in the text. *Self-graded writing activities. *Updated bibliographies (with links) of related articles for essays in text. *Call for student essays giving students the opportunity to submit essays for possible posting on the website. Supplements include *Instructor's Quiz Booklet with duplicable quizzes on vocabulary and reading comprehension. *Annotated Instructor's Edition with a "teaching strategy" for each essay, class activities, collaborative learning activities, critical reading activities, and links to writing. *Teaching Writing with the Prentice Hall Reader that offers suggestions to the new teacher on teaching writing and reading using the reader
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Product details

  • Paperback | 666 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130225630
  • 9780130225634

Table of contents

How to Read an Essay.

How to Write an Essay.

Anna Quindlen, The Name Is Mine.
Bob Greene, Cut.
Leslie Heywood, One of the Girls.
Tina Kelley, Whales in the Minnesota River.
U.S. News and World Report, Plugging the Kegs.

Langston Hughes, Salvation.
Maya Angelou, Sister Monroe.
Judith Ortiz Cofer, Marina.
Evans D. Hopkins, Lockdown.
Bert L. Vallee, Alcohol in the Western World.

Eric Liu, Po-Po.
Gordon Grice, Caught in the Widow's Web .
William Least Heat Moon, Nameless, Tennessee.
Terry Tempest Williams, The Village Watchman.
Scott Russell Sanders, The Inheritance of Tools.

David Bodanis, What's in Your Toothpaste?
Susan Allen Toth, Cinematypes.
Barbara Ehrenreich, In Defense of Talk Shows.
Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria.
Bernard R. Berelson, The Value of Children: A Taxonomical Essay.
Robert Buderi, The Virus Wars.

William Zinsser, The Transaction: Two Writing Processes.
Mary Pipher, Academic Selves.
Suzanne Britt Jordan, That Lean and Hungry Look.
Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts.
Meghan Daum, Virtual Love.
Susan Faludi, Sold Out: From Team Booster to TV Backdrop.

Diane Ackerman, Why Leaves Turn Color in the Fall.
Lars Eighner, My Daily Dives in the Dumpster.
Diane Cole, Don't Just Stand There.
Judith Viorst, How Books Helped Shape My Life.
Charlie Drozdyk, Into the Loop: How to Get the Job You Want After Graduation.
Lynne Sharon Schwartz, The Page Turner.

E.M. Forster, My Wood.
Elizabeth Larsen, Buying Time.
Joan Jacobs Brumberg, The Origins of Anorexia Nervosa.
Jonathon Kellerman, The Scapegoat We Love to Hate.
Fox Butterfield, Why They Excel.
Kyle Pope, Network and Cable TV.

Bob Greene, Adults Only.
Judy Brady, I Want a Wife.
Gloria Naylor, A Word's Meaning Can Often Depend on Who Says It.
Amy Tan, Mother Tongue.
John Hollander, Mess.
Margaret Atwood, The Female Body.

Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream.
David Gelernter, What Do Murderers Deserve?
The New Yorker, Help for Sex Offenders.
Barbara Katz Rothman, The Potential Cost of the Best Genes Money Can Buy.
Aline D. Wolfe, Advertising and Children.
Richard Rodriquez, None of This Is Fair.
Gregg Easterbrook, Watch and Learn.

N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain.
Nora Ephron, Revision and Life: Take It from the Top-Again.
Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space.
Revision Case Study: Gordon Grice, Journal Entries. The Black Widow. Caught in the Widow's Web. Revising "The Black Widow": A Conversation with Gordon Grice.

Amy Rubens, Ecotourism: Friend or Foe?


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