Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Author: Missy James,Alan P. Merickel,Jenny Perkins,Greg Loyd

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134120133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 8564

For courses in Literature for Composition, Writing Argument, Writing about Literature, and Introduction to Literature. Enriches students' reading and writing by connecting with ideas in the written text The combined forces of literature and argument are inspiring and empowering--literature liberates thinking, and argument disciplines it. Reading Literature and Writing Argument takes the approach that writing is valued when it makes readers think. It offers multi-genre reading experiences that immerse students in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. The authors encourage students to see language as a way to create meaning in their lives, and to see themselves as writers with a purpose and audience. By engaging with literature and applying the principles of argument, students practice the skills of analysis and evaluation and develop critical standards for judging ideas. Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) This title is also available with MyWritingLab - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyWritingLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab, search for: 0134272005 / 9780134272009 Reading Literature and Writing Argument Plus MyWritingLab without Pearson eText - Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133933296 / 9780133933291 MyWritingLab Generic without Pearson eText 013393330X / 9780133933307 MyWritingLab Generic - Inside Star Sticker 0134120132 / 9780134120133 Reading Literature and Writing Argument
Language Arts & Disciplines

Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Author: Missy James,Alan Merickel

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321871862

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 651

View: 957

Based on the assumption that writing is valued only when it makes readers think, this anthology combines the content of literature and argument texts into one easy to use book. Reading Literature and Writing Argument provides students with multi-genre reading experiences designed to immerse them in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. This book also prompts students to see language as a way to create meaning in their lives and to see themselves as writers with a purpose and an audience.
Literary Criticism

Reading Literature and Writing Argument

Author: Missy James,Alan P. Merickel

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321878236

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 651

View: 8886

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Based on the assumption that writing is valued only when it makes readers think, this anthology combines the content of literature and argument texts into one easy to use book. Reading Literature and Writing Argument provides students with multi-genre reading experiences designed to immerse them in critical and creative thinking as they address problems and issues from multiple perspectives. This book also prompts students to see language as a way to create meaning in their lives and to see themselves as writers with a purpose and an audience. 032187823X / 9780321878236 Reading Literature and Writing Argument with NEW MyLiteratureLab -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205883583 / 9780205883585 NEW MyLiteratureLab -- Valuepack Access Card 0321871863 / 9780321871862 Reading Literature and Writing Argument
Language Arts & Disciplines

Writing Arguments

A Rhetoric with Readings, Books a la Carte Edition, MLA Update Edition

Author: John D. Ramage,John C. Bean,June Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780134582573

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

View: 4904

NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. For courses in Argument and Research. This version of Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings has been updated to reflect the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016). The 8th edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the "increasing mobility of texts," MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following. The most thorough theoretical foundation available Writing Arguments: A Rhetoric with Readings, 10/e integrates four different approaches to argument: the enthymeme as a logical structure, the classical concepts of logos, pathos, and ethos, the Toulmin system, and stasis theory. Focusing on argument as dialogue in search of solutions instead of a pro-con debate with winners and losers, it is consistently praised for teaching the critical-thinking skills needed for writing arguments. Major assignment chapters each focus on one or two classical stases (e.g. definition, resemblance, causal, evaluation, and policy). Each concept is immediately reinforced with discussion prompts, and each chapter ends with multiple comprehensive writing assignments. This comprehensive version contains a superlative thematic anthology of arguments on contemporary topics and some classics for balance. Also available in a Brief version with rhetoric only (0133910695) and a Concise version (013396986X) which is a redaction of the Brief edition.
Education

The Well-Crafted Argument

Author: Fred D. White,Simone J. Billings

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305634128

Category: Education

Page: 592

View: 8517

THE WELL-CRAFTED ARGUMENT, 6th Edition, guides students through the process of writing effective arguments across the disciplines. The two-part structure of this rhetoric/reader includes a complete pedagogical apparatus -- with coverage of critical reading strategies as well as writing, researching, and documenting a topic -- and an anthology of readings grouped into six thematic clusters. In-depth instruction, combined with real student writings, engages students and helps them discover their own voices. The text's visual emphasis and the authors' practical skill-building approach are enhanced with a full-color format. Summaries and checklists in Part I, Connections Among the Clusters and other study aids in Part II, and writing projects throughout the text encourage students to apply what they've learned. In addition to guidance on drafting and revising arguments, the authors provide a variety of composition strategies, including freewriting, outlining, and shared reading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
English language

Prentice Hall Reference Guide to Grammar and Usage

Author: Muriel Harris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130982216

Category: English language

Page: 495

View: 2164

For any writing course in English or other disciplines where writing is done. This brief, spiral-bound handbook is ideal for writers who want a clear, concise, user-friendly reference beside them while they write. Its easy-to-navigate coverage offers a wide variety of traditional topics and ESL tips as well as the most current information on writing with computers, conducting online research, and using MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, CBE, and COS citation formats. All writers not only those in composition courses will find valuable assistance with the writing process (including help with peer response and using computers effectively); argument; all major areas of grammar and mechanics; conducting research in libraries and online; using the World Wide Web as a resource; documenting and evaluating both print and electronic sources; document design; public writing; writing rsums and cover letters; and writing about literature.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments

Author: Lester Faigley,Jack Selzer

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134424123

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

View: 5647

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Argument. A practical, visually engaging introduction to argument supported by provocative readings on contemporary issues Nothing you learn in college will prove to be more important than the ability to create an effective argument. That’s the philosophy embodied in Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments, 7th Edition, an argument rhetoric/reader which avoids complicated schemes and terminology in favor of providing readers with the practical ways of finding "good reasons" to argue for the positions they take. The text uses lively, nontechnical language, an attractive visual design, numerous examples, and fresh, timely readings to engage readers’ interest. The revised 7th Edition includes more than 40 new readings, along with new case studies, chapters, and projects. Good Reasons with Contemporary Arguments , 7th Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.
Social Science

The McDonaldization of Society

Into the Digital Age

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506348572

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 9657

The book that made "McDonaldization" part of the lexicon of contemporary sociological theory, read by hundreds of thousands of students, is now in its Ninth Edition! George Ritzer's seminal work of critical sociology, The McDonaldization of Society, continues to stand as one of the pillars of modern day sociological thought. Building on the argument that that the fast food restaurant has become the model for the rationalization process today, this book links theory to contemporary life in a globalized world and resonates with students in a way that few other books do. Ritzer opens students’ eyes to many current issues and shows how McDonaldization’s principles apply to other settings, especially in the areas of consumption and globalization. Through vivid story-telling prose, Ritzer provides an insightful introduction to this fascinating topic and aids students' critical development. This new edition has been fully updated to include a new focus on McDonaldization in the digital world.
Literary Criticism

Literature and Ourselves

A Thematic Introduction for Readers and Writers

Author: Gloria Henderson,William Day,Sandra Waller

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321277138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1479

View: 5536

This thematically organized anthology treats literature as a continually expanding commentary on our infinitely varied lives, helping students make the connection between literature and their own unique life stories. Each of the anthology's themes Family, Men and Women, Fear and Loss, Freedom and Responsibility, Imagination and Reality, and Quest progresses outward from reflections on the self to larger, more universal issues. Within each theme, the readings provide a unique combination of traditional and contemporary works that highlight the diverse cultures and perspectives that make up our world today. Brief, but essential, writing apparatus includes new coverage of literary argument and a stronger emphasis on writing about film.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Broadview Guide to Writing: A Handbook for Students - Sixth Edition

Author: Corey Frost,Karen Weingarten,Doug Babington,Don LePan,Maureen Okun

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460405420

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 720

View: 2731

“Even the most useful reference guides are not always, well, shall we say, riveting. A refreshing exception is the new Broadview Guide to Writing, which is smart, helpful, and even fun to read.” —Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein, authors of They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing Key Features —A coil-bound reference text suitable for a range of introductory composition and writing courses —Divided into three sections: Writing Processes (including Research, Argumentation, and Style) Writing Mechanics (Grammar, Usage, and Punctuation) Writing Contexts (Writing in different academic disciplines, Forms and conventions, and citation) —Comprehensive treatment of citation style guides, with 2016 MLA style updates —Expanded treatment of research methods, argument structures, and writing in the workplace —A unique section on “How to Be Good With Words”—issues of gender, race, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, etc. —Expanded coverage for those whose native language is not English —All-new chapter on reading images —Extensive companion website featuring interactive exercises Increasingly, writing handbooks are seen as over-produced and overpriced. One stands out: The Broadview Guide to Writing is published in an elegant but simple format, and sells for roughly half the price of its fancier-looking competitors. That does not change with the new edition; what does change and stay up-to-date is the content of the book. The sixth edition brings a substantial re-organization of the contents under three headings: Writing Processes, Writing Mechanics, and Writing Contexts. Coverage of APA, Chicago, and CSE styles of documentation has been substantially expanded, and the MLA section has now been fully revised to take into account all the 2016 changes. Also expanded is coverage of academic argument; of writing and critical thinking; of writing about literature, of paragraphing; of how to integrate quoted material into one’s own work; of balance and parallelism; and of issues of gender, race, religion etc. in writing. The chapter “Seeing and Meaning: Reading (and Writing About) Visual Images” is entirely new to the sixth edition.
Mathematics

College Algebra Essentials

Author: Robert F. Blitzer

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780134469294

Category: Mathematics

Page: 720

View: 2973

For courses in College Algebra. Show students that our world is profoundly mathematical Bob Blitzer continues to inspire students with his engaging approach to mathematics, making this beloved series the #1 in the market year after year. Blitzer draws on his unique background in mathematics and behavioral science to present a wide range of vivid applications in real-life situations. Students of all majors stay engaged because Blitzer uses pop-culture and up-to-date references to connect math to students' lives, showing that our world is profoundly mathematical. With the new edition, Blitzer takes student engagement with the mathematical world to a whole new level drawing from applications across all fields as well as topics that are of interest to any college student (e.g., student loan debt, grade inflation, sleep hours of college students). Applications are also brought to life online in a new, assignable video series that explore the entertaining and mathematical Blitzer Bonus boxes. The new edition also aims to help more students to succeed in the course with just-in-time support in the text--such as Brief Review of prerequisite topics, Achieving Success boxes, and Retain the Concepts exercises--as well as support within Pearson MyLab Math such as new concept-level videos, assignable tools to enhance visualization, and more. Also available with Pearson MyLab(tm) Math Pearson MyLab Math is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. The new edition continues to expand the comprehensive auto-graded exercise options. In addition, Pearson MyLab Math includes new options designed to help students of all levels and majors to stay engaged and succeed in the course. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab(tm)& Mastering(tm) does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134513142 / 9780134513140 College Algebra Essentials Plus MyLab Math with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of: 0134469291 / 9780134469294 College Algebra Essentials 0321431308 / 9780321431301 MyLab Math -- Glue-in Access Card 0321654064 / 9780321654069 MyLab Math Inside Star Sticker
Language Arts & Disciplines

Good Reasons

Researching and Writing Effective Arguments

Author: Lester Faigley,Jack Selzer

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134423488

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 3121

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Argument. A practical, visually engaging introduction to argument supported by provocative readings on contemporary issues Nothing you learn in college will prove to be more important than the ability to create an effective argument. That’s the philosophy embodied in Good Reasons: Researching and Writing Effective Arguments, 7th Edition, an argument rhetoric/reader which avoids complicated schemes and terminology in favor of providing readers with the practical ways of finding "good reasons" to argue for the positions they take. The text uses lively, nontechnical language, an attractive visual design, numerous examples, and fresh, timely readings to engage readers’ interest. The revised 7th Edition includes new readings, multimedia coverage, and projects. Good Reasons: Researching and Writing Effective Arguments , 7th Edition is also available via Pearson Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Author: Sylvan Barnet,Hugo Bedau

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457649974

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 4990

Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. This extraordinarily versatile text includes comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, from Aristotelian to Toulmin, to a new chapter on rhetorical analysis of pop culture texts, as well as 35 readings (including e-Pages that allow students to take advantage of working with multimodal arguments on the Web), and a casebook on the state and the individual. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.
Language Arts & Disciplines

EasyWriter with Exercises

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford

Publisher: Bedford

ISBN: 9781319077495

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 464

View: 8716

EasyWriter with Exercises is the little handbook with the Andrea Lunsford difference. It features Andrea’s friendly voice, her research-based Top Twenty, her recognition that writing today is increasingly digital and multimodal, and above all, her respect and appreciation for student writers’ potential to change the world. When your students need reliable, easy-to-find writing advice for college and beyond, EasyWriter with Exercises gives them what they need in a format that’s easy to use and easy to afford. The sixth edition packs in even more support for writing academic and real-world genres, with examples of over 40 types of writing in the print and digital resources, and thoroughly revised documentation advice based on the 2016 MLA guidelines.
Business & Economics

GO! All in One

Author: Shelley Gaskin,Alicia Vargas,Debra Geoghan,Nancy Graviett

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134484991

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 850

View: 1403

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. GO! with Office 2016 is the right approach to learning for today's fast-moving, mobile environment. The GO! Series focuses on the job and success skills students need to succeed in the workforce. With GO! All in One, you can teach Computer Concepts and Applications together - the way it is in the real world! Engage your students right away by focusing on jobs and incorporating cloud computing and collaboration in a logical way. And, put concepts into action using a unique, integrated, jobs-focused, unit approach, or take an IC3 approach to help prepare students to take the IC3 exams. By using jobs-related projects, students learn Microsoft Office in the context of a real work environment. With these projects, students learn the how and why at the moment they need to know, and they never get lost because the GO! Series using Microsoft procedural syntax. MyITLab ® is designed with the learner in mind. It provides access to all of the resources, including the interactive eText with videos, IT Concepts simulations, and quick check quizzes built in, plus the Grader Projects and Simulations for Microsoft applications
Language Arts & Disciplines

Everything's An Argument

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,John J. Ruszkiewicz

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319029701

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

View: 4966

Everything’s an Argument teaches students to analyze the arguments that surround them every day and to create their own. This best-selling text offers proven instructional content by composition luminaries Andrea Lunsford and John Ruszkiewicz, covering five core types of arguments. Revised based on feedback from its large and devoted community of users, the seventh edition offers a new chapter on multimedia argument and dozens of current arguments across perspectives and genres, from academic essays and newspaper editorials to tweets and infographics.
Business & Economics

Management and Business Research

Author: Mark Easterby-Smith,Richard Thorpe,Paul R. Jackson,Lena J. Jaspersen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526450976

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 4843

Get 12 months FREE access to an interactive eBook when purchasing the paperback* The Sixth Edition continues to give students a comprehensive overview of what is needed to carry-out successful and effective research, with practical hands-on guidance on how to conduct a dissertation project or research thesis, in business and management. New to This Edition: Complimentary fully integrated interactive eBook version. Coverage of online data collection, netnography, big data and data visualization. Research philosophy in chapter 3 is further supported and enhanced by an author video overview available online and a pull out at the back of the book that gives a useful visual representation of each key component of the research process using a tree as a metaphor. Annotated further reading recommendations. An important new feature is the “Research in Action” textboxes, which consist of engaging accounts of real-world research experiences from academics, practitioners and students. Examples include measuring the impact of development programmes on Chinese rural communities, and qualitative data being used to measure the experiences of UK taxi drivers. Each contributor has also given a practical ‘top tip’ for doing research successfully. The book is complemented by a FREE Interactive eBook and online resources including PowerPoint slides, datasets, multiple-choice questions, e-flashcards and links to additional online material. Suitable reading for any student carrying out a research project, dissertation or thesis in business and management. *Interactivity only available through Vitalsource eBook included as part of paperback product (ISBN 9781526446954). Access not guaranteed on second-hand copies (as access code may have previously been redeemed).

They Say / I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing    

Fourth Edition

Author: Cathy Birkenstein,Gerald Graff

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393631672

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5342

This book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.
Social Science

Orientalism

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0804153868

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

View: 7609

More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic. In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined "the orient" simply as "other than" the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world. From the Trade Paperback edition.