The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader

The Simon and Schuster Short Prose Reader

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A collection of essays meant to spur ideas for writing, suggest ways to approach a topic and illustrate methods for organizing and presenting information. This text incorporates reading material with creative, principled guidance; traditional concerns about correctness, coherence and meaning; and step-by-step writing more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 521.63g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0130959952
  • 9780130959959

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Active reading; the reading-writing connection; strategies for conveying ideas - narration and description; strategies for making a point - example and illustration; strategies for clarifying meaning - definition and explanation; strategies for sorting ideas - classification and division; strategies for examining two subjects - comparison and contrast; strategies for explaining how things work - process and directions; strategies for analyzing why things happen - cause and effect; strategies for influencing others - argument and persuasion. Further readings. (Part contents.)show more

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