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Little Brown Reader, The, 12th Edition

By Marcia Stubbs, Sylvan Barnet

Published by Longman

Published Date: Dec 27, 2010

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The Little, Brown Reader, one of the best-known and most respected thematic readers available today, continues its tradition of excellence by bringing together contemporary and classic readings with extensive critical reading and writing instruction and numerous illustrations.

Table of Contents

Content new to this edition is indicated in bold

 

1 A Writer Reads

Previewing

Skimming

Gary Steiner Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

Highlighting, Underlining, Annotating

Summarizing

Critical Thinking: Analyzing the Text

Tone and Persona

Alexander Mauskop, Lawrence S. Lerner, L. David Peters, Lisa Dinhofer, Sandy Asirvatham, Alice Dosaulmiers Letters Responding to Gary Steiner

A Checklist: Analyzing Letters of Response

A CHECKLIST: READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING AN ESSAY

Brent Staples Black Men and Public Space

 

2 A Reader Writes

Incorporating Your Reading into Your Thinking: The Art and Science of Synthesis

A Controversial Essay

C.S. Lewis We Have No "Right to Happiness"

Responding to an Essay

The Writing Process

A CHECKLIST: GETTING STARTED

Getting Ready to Write a Draft

Draft of an Essay: On "‘We Have No "Right to Happiness'"

Revising and Editing a Draft

A Revised Draft: Persuasive Strategies in C. S. Lewis's "We Have No 'Right to Happiness’" Rethinking the Thesis: Preliminary Notes

The Final Version: Style and Argument: An Examination of C. S. Lewis‘s “We Have No ‘Right to Happiness’ "

A Brief Overview of the Final Version

A CHECKLIST. ANALYZING YOUR ANALYSIS

 

3 Academic Writing

Kinds of Prose

A Note on Writing a Summary

More about Critical Thinking: Analysis and Evaluation

A CHECKLIST. CRITICAL THINKING

Joining the Conversation: Writing about Differing Views

Interviewing

Using Quotations

Avoiding Plagiarism

A CHECKLIST: AVOIDING PLAGIARISM,

How Much Do You Know about Citing Sources? A Quiz, with Answers

A CHECKLIST. THIRTEEN QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN EDITING

A Student's Documented Essay

Jason Green Did Dorothea Lange Pose Her Subject for “Migrant Mother”?

 

4 Writing an Argument

The Aims of an Argumentative Essay

Negotiating Agreements: The Approach of Carl R. Rogers

A CHECKLIST: ROGERIAN ARGUMENT

Some Ways of Arguing: Appeals to Reason and Appeals to Emotions

Three Kinds of Evidence: Examples, Testimony,, Statistics

How Much Evidence Is Enough?

Avoiding Fallacies

Drafting an Argument

Organizing an Argument

Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs

A CHECKLIST: REVISING PARAGRAPHS

Persona and Style

An Overview: An Examination of an Argument

Richard Rhodes Hollow Claims about Fantasy Violence

The Analysis Analyzed

An Argument about Phoning While Driving

Anonymous Turn Car On; Turn Phone Off

A Debate for Analysis: Do Credit Companies Market Too Aggressively to Youths? Two Views

Travis B. Plunkett Yes, Credit Companies Market Too Aggressively to Youths

Louis J. Freeh No, Credit Companies Do Not Market Too Aggressively to Youths

A CHECKLIST: REVISING DRAFTS OF ARGUMENTS

 

5 Reading and Writing Arguments about Images

The Language of Pictures

Writing about an Advertisement

Looking Closely

A CHECKLIST. ANALYZING ADVERTISEMENTS

Writing about a Political Cartoon

A CHECKLIST. ANALYZING POLITICAL CARTOONS

Lou Jacobs Jr. What Qualities Does a Good Photograph Have?

Sample Analysis of a Photograph

A Sample Essay by a Student: Zoe Morales Dancing at Durango

 

6 All in the Family

ILLUSTRATIONS

Pablo Picasso The

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