Reading Critically, Writing Well

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Reading Critically, Writing Well by Axelrod, Rise B.; Cooper, Charles R.; Carillo, Ellen, 9781319194475
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  • ISBN: 9781319194475 | 1319194478
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 10/3/2019
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With more critical reading coverage than any other composition text, Reading Critically, Writing Well helps students read for meaning and read like a writer. A robust catalog of reading strategies complement assignment chapters that cover four expository genres, including autobiography/literacy narratives and reflection, and four argumentative genres, including evaluation and proposal. Each chapter starts with a guide to reading that challenges students to analyze the authors’ techniques, and concludes with a step-by-step guide to writing and revising that helps them apply these techniques to their own essays. The provocative readings throughout represent an array of topics and disciplines.


This new edition brings on noted reading scholar Ellen Carillo (University of Connecticut), and provides more opportunities for students to learn and practice complex reading and writing strategies, with a new emphasis on inquiry, curiosity, and habits of mind.  Accessible instruction, engaging readings, and effective writing assignments make Reading Critically, Writing Well ideal for instructors who want to demonstrate critical analysis and the effective rhetorical choices that students can make in their own writing.

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