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Patterns Plus: A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation / Edition 10

Patterns Plus: A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation / Edition 10

by Mary Conlin


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ISBN-13: 9780495802525
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 04/07/2010
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 145,974
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Mary Lou Conlin completed her education at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, earning a B.A. and M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in education with concentrations in special education, reading, and curriculum. Conlin worked for over twenty-five years teaching English Composition and developing curriculum for developmental reading and writing at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio. She developed individualized reading and writing instruction, and also established a Learning Center staffed with instructional assistants and tutors who provided both individual and small group instruction. In addition, Conlin developed computer-assisted instruction and tracking in the early 1980s.Her publications include PATTERNS, PATTERNS PLUS, CONCEPTS OF COMMUNICATION: WRITING, and CONCEPTS OF COMMUNICATION: READING. The Concepts texts, a modular series, became the basis for the individualized program provided through the Learning Center. Other publications include SIMON PERKINS OF THE WESTERN RESERVE, a biography of an early land agent of the Western Reserve published by the Western Reserve Historical Society.

Table of Contents

1. THE BASICS OF WRITING: PROCESS AND STRATEGIES. 2. NARRATION. PARAGRAPHS. "The Movie House," John Updike. "The Hunt," Leslie Stern. "Why Harlem Is Not Manhattan," John J. Jackson. "Geography," Elizabeth Bishop. "The Memorial Service," Christopher Malinowski (student). ESSAYS. "Learning to Write," Russell Baker. "Daughter's Doll Teaches Mom Lesson on Race," Connie Schultz. "The Farm," M. L. Simpson. "A Little Nebraska," Sarah Smith (student). 3. DESCRIPTION. PARAGRAPHS. "A Perfect Dog," John Grogan. "The Hiroshima Museum," Barbara Kingsolver. "The Ravine," Quincy Stott (student). "The Attic," Stephen King. "My Father," James Baldwin. ESSAYS. "Hush Timmy—This Is Like a Church," Kurt Anderson. "The Monster," Deems Taylor. "Regular Customer," Gloria Garrison (student). "Limbo," Rhonda S. Lucas (student). 4. EXAMPLES. PARAGRAPHS. "Distance Learning," Mary Lord. "The Digital Revolution," Ellen Cobb Ward. "Boomtown, U.S.A.," Jeff Glasser. "Folk Art in the Barrios," Eric Kroll. "Democracy," E. B. White. ESSAYS. "The Social Meaning of T-Shirts," Diana Crane. "Each Game Was a Crusade," Mark Harris. "Between Two Wars, 1913-1945," Kathryn VanSpanckeren. "My Mother Never Worked," Bonnie Smith-Yackel. 5. CLASSIFICATION AND DIVISION. PARAGRAPHS. "Chili," Charles Kuralt. "March of Science," James K. Page, Jr. "Fans," Paul Gallico. "Brain Power," Lester C. Thurow. ESSAYS. "Ever Et Raw Meat?" Stephen King. "Eggs, Twinkies, and Ethnic Stereotypes," Jeanne Park. "Secrets of Man's Unspoken Language," Desmond Morris. "Start Spreading the News: Seven Things You Should Know Before Moving to New York," Courtney Reimer. 6. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST. PARAGRAPHS. "Happy Returns," Sarah Bernhard. "Good Girl, Bad Girl," Anna Quindlen. "Dogs and Cats," Konrad Lorenze. "Yin and Yang," Mary Paumier Jones. ESSAYS. "Neat People vs. Sloppy People," Suzanne Britt. "Conversational Ballgames," Nancy Masterson Sakamoto. "Indy 500," Chris Hanley (student). "Shopping in Pajamas," Francine Mercer (student). 7. PROCESS. PARAGRAPHS. "The Supply Chain," Thomas L. Friedman. "How to Bathe a Cat," The Dog. "Brewing Beer," Grace Lichtenstein. "The Right Way to Eat an Ice-Cream Cone," L. Rust Hills. "The Cook," Barbara Lewis (student). ESSAYS. "A Guide to Proper Hand-Washing Technique," Jennifer Traig. "The Beekeeper," Sue Hubbell. "Koto," Edna Yano (student). "Think Thin—Get Thin," Junius Adams. 8. CAUSE AND EFFECT. PARAGRAPHS. "Giving In," Michelle Cottle. "Why Eat Junk Food?" Judith Wurtman. "An Eyewitness Account," Jack London. "A Momentous Arrest," Martin Luther King, Jr. "On Being Unemployed," Nelliejean Smith (student). ESSAYS. "Wanted Children," Patrick Steptoe. "Reading for Pure Pleasure," Eileen Simpson. "The Thirsty Animal," Brian Manning. "More Than Words," Victor Flores (student). 9. DEFINITION. PARAGRAPHS. "Running with the Cardio-Bots," Walter Kirn. "The Ultimate Kitchen Gadget," Robert Capon. "Nostalgia," Richard Shelton. "What Does It Mean to Be Creative?" S. I. Hayakawa. "Frugality," Woody Allen. ESSAYS. "What Is Poverty?" Jo Goodwin Parker. "What Is Intelligence, Anyway?" Isaac Asimov. "Total Eclipse of the Son," Tiffany Kary. "Earning Their Pinstripes," Rick Reilly. 10. ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION. PARAGRAPHS. "Tax Junk Food? Yes," Michael F. Jacobson. "Frightening—and Fantastic," Anna Quindlen. "Drinking—What Age?" Barrett Seaman. "The Measure of Our Success," Marian Wright Edelman. ESSAYS. "Hang It Up," Jesse Scaccia. "Excuses, Excuses," Helen C. Vo-Dinh. "So That Nobody Has to Go to School if They Don't Want to," Roger Sipher. "Facts About Global Warming You Should Know," Nathalie Fiset. "What if Global-warming Fears Are Overblown?" Jon Birger. 11. COMBINING THE STRATEGIES. "A Trip to Honduras," Daniel Boehmer (student). "The Dare," Roger Hoffman. "Poetry," Kirsten Bauman (student). "I Won't Twitter My Life Away," Leonard Pitts, Jr. "Time to Look and Listen," Magdoline Asfahani (student). Glossary. Credits. Index.

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