For courses in English composition.
Effective writing through critical thinking.
Above all others, this rhetorical patterns reader provides a comprehensive grounding in critical thinking as the foundation for close reading and effective writing. Just as important, by exposing students to interesting and insightful prose by a diversity of top writers, students are motivated to respond in writing and in class discussions. A wealth of discussion questions and writing assignments for each selection and chapter lead students from literal understanding, to interpretation, to critical understanding and response.
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