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Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, The (5th Edition) 5th Edition
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came quickly and was in good condition
While this book does indeed have helpful writing tips and a handy grammar section in the back with academic composition rules, it also has a load of liberal biases and a few blatant myths. Liberal ideological premises soak this book like a sponge in water, and parts of the book could easily be called outright propaganda. The photographic montage on page 287 is a classic example. The wording of the captions equates legal immigration with illegal aliens by referring to both as "immigration" when they are not, neither by definition nor by law. The arrangement of the photos on this page are in story-like form, showing a man wanting to be here, then coming over, then marching for "his rights" (behind the women pushing their anchor babies) and then getting sworn in as a citizen. If that isn't blatant pro-amnesty drum beating, I'd like to know what is. It is clearly an attempt to positively cast illegal migration in a positive light and make it palatable to the reader. The photos are all of different people, however the message is clear: the authors of this textbook are pro-amnesty.
Also disturbing about this book are the endless references to "race, gender, and class" which smack of something out of a Marxist pamphlet. Students are encouraged to write about a "social problem" and how to fix it. This was a real issue for me since most of what are defined (by the political left) as "social problems" are nothing but poor personal behaviors practiced by a number of people. "Social problem" tends to be a political catchphrase right along with "social justice." I'm a former leftist, I know the spiel all too well. I don't think I can count the number of between-the-lines liberal messages this book has.Read more ›
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I bought this for my college writing class and it is in great condition.Published 3 months ago by Nat
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Had huge issues returning and lost money on it. Will only by books from the college. Didn't pay much more and was the right item.Published 10 months ago by Karen
Bought the wrong book this was an older version but my enhglish teacher said it was a fine book just not the right edition unfortunatelyPublished 17 months ago by Jason polo
although the reading matterials enclosed in this book were very dry and kind of hard to get into the information was spot on and solidPublished on January 23, 2014 by tkavanagh