Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader

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McGraw-Hill, Jul 1, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 670 pages
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Patterns for a Purpose emphasizes the rhetorical patterns as strategies to help writers achieve their purposes for writing as means rather than ends. The text focuses on how writers combine patterns and treats argumentation-persuasion in depth.

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This is a new edition of the previous text. The changes tend to be miniscule, replacing the occasional example essay, splitting one chapter into two (so all the page numbers are off), switching a ... Read full review

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Barbara Fine Clouse is a frequent conference presenter and seasoned writing instructor who has taught all levels of college composition, first at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio and then at Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania. In addition to this new edition of THE STUDENT WRITER: Editor and Critic, Barbara has written a number of composition texts for McGraw-Hill, including WRITING: FROM INNER TO OUTER WORLD, PATTERNS FOR A PURPOSE: A Rhetorical Reader, JUMPSTART! A Workbook for Writers WORKING IT OUT: A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers, a short prose reader for developmental students, which is avialable on Primis, McGraw's electronic database. Barbara's publications also include the fourth edition of PROGRESSIONS for Allyn & Bacon.

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