American Dreams: Readings for Writers

American Dreams: Readings for Writers

by Violeta Clee, Paul Clee


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American Dreams: Readings for Writers by Violeta Clee, Paul Clee

This text comprises contemporary and historical readings, mostly short essays, organized around nine themes relevant to various aspects of the American Dream. In addition to the 87 reading selections in Part II, this relatively compact reader offers five substantive chapters on reading and writing; each of these includes instruction, sample readings, and exercises. Substantial, unintrusive apparatus includes chapter introductions and suggested topics for writing, selection headnotes, vocabulary lists with definitions, and questions for discussion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780767404952
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 12/28/1998
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 6.59(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

To the InstructorTo the Student PART I. ABOUT READING AND WRITING 1. Reading, Summarizing, Responding Active Reading / Summarizing / Writing a Longer Summary / From Summary to Response / 2. The Writing Process Thinking about Audience and Purpose / Inventing a Reader / Taking It a Step at a Time / 3. Writing an Essay From Talking to Writing / Elements of an Essay / Organizing an Essay / Working with Sources / 4. Writing an Essay of Argument or Persuasion Basic Structure of Persuasive Writing / Informal Fallacies / 5. Writing Effective Paragraphs How Paragraphs Work / Topic Sentences / Placing the Topic Sentence / Writing a Good Topic Sentence / Putting Meat on the Bones / Making Connections: Improving Coherence / PART II. READINGS FOR WRITING Introduction to the Readings 6. The Dream Begins (and more...)

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