With a diverse selection of readings chosen to serve as both models for and springboards into student discussion and writing, Patterns for a Purpose is a rhetorically-arranged reader that encourages thoughtful use of the rhetorical patterns?either alone or in combination?to achieve various writing purposes. The detailed coverage of the writing process emphasizes the importance of critical reading and thinking, offers a rich variety of writing opportunities - including specific material on argument and persuasion.
Various pages ; text credits, glossary, and index.
Textbook for EN101 English Composition EN101.
Reading critically -- Planning an essay and using the patterns of development -- Writing and rewriting -- Writing in academic settings -- Description -- Narration -- Exemplification -- Process analysis -- Comparison-contrast -- Cause and effect analysis -- Classification and division -- Definition -- The law and society: a casebook for argumentation-persuasion -- Combining patterns of development -- Locating, evaluating, and drawing on sources.