From the Back Cover
Innovative in its approach, this best-selling reader focuses on writers' purposes and processes for reading and writingand on the connections between reading and writing. Stephen Reid outlines practical guidelines and strategies for achieving specific writing goals and illustrates these strategies with captivating selections by both professional and student writers.
Encouraging writers to take control of their reading and writing, Purpose and Process, Fifth Edition, contains:
- Argument Chapter revised to explain three kinds of argument: the traditional debate-style argument, Rogerian argument, and constructive argument to help you examine the multiple points of view behind most controversial topics.
- All new images throughout the text that allow you to draw conclusions and make connections between images and the written word.
- New Research Appendix on conducting research and documenting sources that guides you from research plan, to gathering sources, citing sources in the text (while avoiding plagiarism), and using MLA documentation.