Readings for Writers (AP® Edition)

  • AUTHORS: Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell; Anthony C. Winkler
  • ISBN-13: 9781305113138 
  • 560 Pages  Hardcover 
  • 15th Edition
  • ©2016     Published
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Overview

About The Product

Readings for Writers is an ideal rhetorical reader for the Advanced Placement Language and Composition Course. This bestseller provides instruction in persuasive writing and the rhetorical modes, the writing process, and research. With more than 70 selections from a broad range of topics and genres, Readings for Writers prepares students for success on the AP® Language and Composition exam and beyond.

Features

  • Individual chapters on Rhetoric, Synthesis, and Argumentation & Persuasion specifically correspond to the essay prompts in Part II of the AP® Language and Composition Exam.
  • A unique labeling system categorizes each selection as Advice, Topic for Discussion, Example, or an Issue for Critical thinking and Debate, giving students a roadmap for using each reading effectively.
  • Each chapter ends with Chapter Writing Assignments, Writing Assignments for a Specific Audience, and an Image Gallery Writing Assignment, giving students the opportunity to use what they have learned in a variety of ways.
  • Each chapter in Part 2 chapter includes an “Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate” to jumpstart student thinking about relevant topics such as Self-Image, Terrorism, Bullying, Drugs and Society, Immigration, Online Dating, Racism, the Status of Women, Homelessness, and New Technologies-ensuring lively classroom discussions. Each Issue section includes readings and images from a variety of perspectives.

About the Contributor

AUTHORS
  • Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell

    Born in Belgium, the daughter of an American minister, Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell had moved from Brussels to Paris to Bern, Switzerland, by the time she was seven years old. In Bern, she attended the Freies Gymnasium and spoke not only fluent French and German but also English, which was the language spoken to her by her American parents. After enduring World War II, Jo Ray's parents sent her and her brother to Pacific Union College (in the Napa Valley), where Jo Ray received a B. A. in English. After teaching English and French in high school for several years, Jo Ray started to take night classes at the University of Southern California in order to earn an M.A. and Ph.D., which would allow her to teach in college. While working on her doctorate, she was first hired to teach English at Glendale Community College and later to serve as Dean of the Evening College. A chance meeting in 1973 with Anthony C. Winkler, a successful novelist, led to a literary partnership that has produced 15 coauthored textbooks used at colleges and universities across the United States.

  • Anthony C. Winkler

    Born in Kingston, Jamaica West Indies, Anthony C. Winkler was educated in Jamaica at Excelsior College, Mount Alvernia Academy, and Cornwall College, the last two being in Montego Bay. He was also educated at Citrus Community College, Glendora, California. Winkler taught briefly at Pasadena City College and for a year at Moneague Teachers College in Saint Anne, Jamaica, an experience chronicled in GOING HOME TO TEACH (1995). From 1968 to 1975 Winkler had sales territories as a bookman for Appleton Century Crofts textbook publishers, and later for Scott, Foresman. In 1969 he decided he could write textbooks as well as anyone and through a chance meeting with the sales representative of another company, he submitted the manuscript POETRY AS SYSTEM and was offered a contract for its publication. Eventually, he met Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell and the two became textbook writers and collaborators. Over the years they have produced more than a dozen textbooks, most on rhetoric and writing. In addition to Winkler's textbooks, his body of work includes, among other books: THE PAINTED CANOE (novel, 1983); THE LUNATIC (novel, 1987); THE GREAT YACHT RACE (novel, 1992); DOG WAR (novel, 2006); TRUST THE DARKNESS: MY LIFE AS A WRITER (autobiography, 2008); THE BURGLARY (play, premiered in Toronto in 2005); THE LUNATIC (movie, filmed in 1991); THE ANNIHILATION OF FISH (movie, 1999); and BOB MARLEY, AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT BY HIS MOTHER (biography, 1996, with Cedella Booker).

New to this Edition

  • Cengage Learning's new MindTap™ online learning environment enables teachers to create a personalized learning path for Readings for Writers. MindTap includes an ebook of the print book, multimedia, online activities and point-of-use writing assignments that take students from basic knowledge to analysis, evaluation, and synthesis. Teachers can rearrange chapters to customize the content to their approach to teaching. They can add their own activities, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and upload filed from Google Drive. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of class progress, time in course, engagement, and completion rates.
  • A new section in Chapter 2 on “Writing on the Social Networks” provides recommendations for becoming a better writer while writing for online communities and websites.
  • This edition's new four-color design helps students prioritize their learning by identifying the most important information on the page.

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