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Patterns for A Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader
by:Barbara Fine Clouse
Barbara Fine Clouse provides a detail-oriented text within the pages of Patterns for A Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader, ISBN 9780073383958. The inclusion of an assorted collection of reading selections serves as an effective modeling tool as well as jumping off point for student discussions and writings. The achievement of several writing purposes as well...
Barbara Fine Clouse provides a detail-oriented text within the pages of Patterns for A Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader, ISBN 9780073383958. The inclusion of an assorted collection of reading selections serves as an effective modeling tool as well as jumping off point for student discussions and writings. The achievement of several writing purposes as well as the mastery of the writing process in general is the goal of this text presented through a metaphorical lens. A vast array of writing activities, some directly related to argument and persuasion, provides major emphasis on the significance of critical reading and thinking. Patterns for A Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader is strategically organized by Barbara Fine Clouse across 13 chapters, with many including annotated student essays as well as several model texts from renowned authors such as Mortimer Adler, E.B. White, Langston Hughes, and George Orwell. Chapter 1 starts this book with an introduction to 'Reading Critically.' Chapter 2 provides the user with tips on 'Planning an Essay' followed by chapter 3 discussing 'Writing and Rewriting.' Chapter 4 addresses the skills needed for providing effective 'Description' while chapter 5 does the same revolving around the craft of 'Narration.' 'Exemplification' is the topic of choice within the pages of chapter 6 followed by 'Process Analysis' being the focus of chapter 7. Chapter 8 tackles the skill of 'Comparison-Contrast' while chapter 9 looks at 'Cause-and-Effect Analysis' and chapter 10 delves into 'Classification and Division.' Chapter 11 explores the craft of 'Definition' while chapter 12 discusses 'The Law and Society: A Casebook for Argumentation-Persuasion.' This book is concluded with chapter 13 devoted to 'Locating, Evaluating, and Drawing on Sources.'
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