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Reading Critically, Writing Well 9e: A Reader and Guide 9th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0312607616
ISBN-10: 031260761X
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RISE B. AXELROD is McSweeney Professor of Rhetoric and Teaching Excellence and director of composition at the University of California, Riverside. She has previously been professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino; director of the College Expository Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder; and assistant director of the Third College Composition Program at the University of California, San Diego.
 
CHARLES R. COOPER is an emeritus professor in the department of literature at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as coordinator of the Third College Composition Program, Dimensions of Culture Program, and Campus Writing Programs. He has also been codirector of the San Diego Writing Project, one of the National Writing Project Centers. He is coeditor, with Lee Odell, of Evaluating Writing and coauthor, with Susan Peck MacDonald, of Writing the World (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000).
 
Together, Axelrod and Cooper have coauthored for Bedford/St. Martin's The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, Eighth Edition (2008) and Axelrod & Cooper's Concise Guide to Writing, Fourth Edition (2005).
 
ALISON M. WARRINER is an emerita professor of English at California State University, East Bay, where she served as Coordinator of Composition, Director of Writing Across the Curriculum, and Director of the Collaborative Academic Preparation Initiative and the Summer Writing Institutes. Previously she was Director of Communications at Sacred Heart University. She is a coauthor of Academic Literacy: A Statement of Competencies Expected of Students Entering California's Public Colleges and Universities (2002) and of the Expository Reading and Writing Course (ERWC) that is used as the senior-year English course in California public high schools.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 736 pages
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's; 9 edition (January 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031260761X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312607616
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #191,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I had to purchase it for a class that I am taking. Turns out the book is pretty good. For someone that is not that confident about their writing skills and stresses out when I have to write a paper, this book has given me some good tips on how to approach my writing.
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This is a main literary workbook in the field of becoming an expert essayist. Once one knows the book well they will see that their intuitive inner guide or personal worldview can and should guide them in their writing based on the key model outlines in this book. You can see the expected professional structure of argumentation in this book although it is challenging so it may require several reads through it. Gook luck with this one it is one of my favorite resource guides. Does require self-disciplinary style self study.
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This was one of my text books, but I remember I was not too impressed by it. It probably is not fair to say it, because I do not remember why. I am at the end of my fourth year as an English major and I used this text maybe in the beginning of my third year. Perhaps if I reread it now I would appreciate more.
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As a college student, every penny counts and this was a great price for a much needed text. The condition of the book is perfect. It was listed as Used-Like New & that was a perfect description. It arrived quickly and there were no problems whatsoever. I will definitely buy from this seller again when ever the opportunity arises. Thanks for provided a great product at an awesome price and getting to me fast!
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I have absolutely no complaints about the content of this text. It was very helpful as a guide in my intermediate composition class. The problem I have is that each section ends with some suggestions. The suggestions are good, but they are repeated a ridiculous number of times. This same 2-3 pages of text appears over and over throughout the textbook. This went from a little annoying, to frustrating, to absolutely infuriating. I would have just skipped these pages, but there is a small amount of new information each time its repeated. This forced me to have to at least skim it each time. This must have occurred 20 times in the 7 chapters that my class covered. I wish they would have just put the new ideas in and a reference to the original text.
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THe book does exactly what it says on the title. Will help you improve your technique and think about the things you are doing wrong so you can improve. Great!
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As much as someone can love a textbook for college. Correct edition, serves it's purpose and cheaper than the campus bookstore. Good enough for me!
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I am an instructor and use the text for my course. This was the quickest way to get my hands on it.
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