9780495899556-0495899550-Writing without Formulas (with 2009 MLA Update Card)

Writing without Formulas (with 2009 MLA Update Card)

ISBN-13: 9780495899556
ISBN-10: 0495899550
Edition: 1
Author: Thelin, William H.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Format: Paperback 544 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780495899556
ISBN-10: 0495899550
Edition: 1
Author: Thelin, William H.
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Format: Paperback 544 pages

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Acknowledged authors Thelin, William H. wrote Writing without Formulas (with 2009 MLA Update Card) comprising 544 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0495899550 and 9780495899556. Since then Writing without Formulas (with 2009 MLA Update Card) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Writing Without Formulas shows students how to write instead of telling them. A non-traditional rhetoric and reader intended for freshman-level composition courses, this book presents writing as an activity rather than a formula dictated by rules and learned by rote. This approach encourages students to make decisions about writing within a context of audience awareness and critical analysis. The pedagogy featured in the text lends itself to collaborative-based classrooms and demonstrates writing to be a process of discovery. The text contains diverse contemporary readings--both student and professional--that do not rigidly conform to rhetorical modes. A focus in many of the selections on popular culture and contemporary social and political issues helps maintain student interest and offers a refreshing change of pace from more traditional readers. Examples include a portrait of "crack babies" who have grown up to create their own literary magazine (challenging both political and social assumptions about the crack epidemic); educator Mike Rose on the class implications of standardized "intelligence" testing; former New York City police officer-turned-journalist Marcus Laffey on the strategy of drug busts; humorist David Sedaris on his tormented early relationship to music lessons; Joyce Carol Oates on the science of laughter; and Stephen L. Carter on ethics and honesty in American political discourse.

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