The Macmillan Reader
Longman, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 562 pages
Featuring the same superior teaching apparatus and thought-provoking selections as its widely-praised parent text, The Longman Reader, Brief Edition is an all new, shorter, more portable alternative to the best-selling, rhetorically-organized original, The Longman Reader (formerly titled The Macmillan Reader ).
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The power of many narratives is rooted in a special kind of tension that "hooks"
readers and makes them want to follow the story to its end. This narrative tension
is often a by-product of some form of conflict within the story. Many narratives ...
Brainstorming ("What happened? When? Where? Who was involved? Why did it
happen?") can be valuable for helping you amass narrative details. Then, after
generating the specifics, you cull out the nonessential and devote your energies
or intensify the narrative action?" Summarize details that have some importance
but do not deserve lengthy treatment ("Two hours went by . . ."). And try to limit
narrative commentary — statements that tell rather than show what happened ...
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THE READING PROCESS
ETHICS AND MORALITY
THE WRITING PROCESS
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