Tenth Edition   ©2016

The Compact Reader with 2016 MLA Update

Short Essays by Method and Theme

Jane E. Aaron , Ellen Kuhl Repetto

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-12678-2; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-12678-0; Format: Paper Text, 432 pages

Flexible, effective, compact.

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The Compact Reader offers an innovative dual organization, allowing it to be taught rhetorically or thematically.  Each rhetorical method is paired with an engaging thematic topic so that brief readings display the full range and flexibility of writing in each mode. A brief guide to reading and writing, detailed chapter introductions, and an appendix on working with sources serve as a mini-rhetoric, providing students with the support they need.  For instructors who want a concise, affordable, effective resource for teaching the connection between form and content, The Compact Reader is the perfect choice.

The Compact Reader appeals to students across a broad array of abilities and interests. The writing seems real-world to me. Many students who have used it tell me that, for the first time ever, writing seems like a worthwhile skill to have.”     
 – HoneyLou Bonar, Hastings College