Patterns for College Writing, Brief Edition with 2016 MLA Update
Thirteenth Edition   ©2015

Patterns for College Writing, Brief Edition with 2016 MLA Update

A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

Laurie G. Kirszner (University of the Sciences (Emeritus)) , Stephen R. Mandell (Drexel University)

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-12398-8; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-12398-7; Format: Paper Text

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Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, Brief Edition, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; the most thorough apparatus of any brief rhetorical reader; and the most comprehensive coverage of argumentative writing. And this new brief edition includes exciting new readings, images, and debate and casebook topics.

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