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Designed for college freshmen and instructors, The Bedford Reader is one of the best composition textbooks for entry-level university students. It contains more than 70 essays and is divided into several sections, all formulated to give beginners a deeper understanding of writing and rhetoric. Some of the methods of development discussed in the book...
Designed for college freshmen and instructors, The Bedford Reader is one of the best composition textbooks for entry-level university students. It contains more than 70 essays and is divided into several sections, all formulated to give beginners a deeper understanding of writing and rhetoric. Some of the methods of development discussed in the book include narration, comparison and contrast, description, analysis, and example. Authors X. J. Kenned, Dorothy M. Kennedy, and Jane E. Aaron also discuss process analysis, persuasion and argument, definition, classification, and cause and effect. The best feature of this book is its compilation of essays by notable authors; these readings include Shirley Jackson's The Lottery, Sarah Vowell's Shooting Dad, I Have a Dream speech of Martin Luther King Jr., and Shooting of an Elephant by George Orwell. The Bedford Reader ISBN 9780312609696 is now on its 11th edition and is successful in illustrating how some of the best writers of our time create meaning from what they experience and read. It encourages students to be more critical in their approach to writing. The textbook also covers proper use of academic language, materials for editing and revising, plus step-by-step writing strategies. Self study resources include quizzes and exercises, plus a multimedia supplement complete with access to a research room, online documentation, and a tutorial on how to avoid plagiarism. This book is intended for college freshmen and researchers, as well as anyone interested in becoming a critical reader and writer. There are also supplements exclusively available for instructors.
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