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Complete Idiot's Guide to Critical Reading (Complete Idiot's Guides)

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Publisher Comments:

The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes.

What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Her‛s a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next level—evaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more.

• Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well

• Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals

• Features examples from published writing

• Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms

Book News Annotation:

A liberal arts education in a nutshell, this slim guide attempts to explain how to comprehend and analyze works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and philosophy. Written for those who have not yet mastered reading at the high school level--or for actual idiots--the text describes in the simplest terms possible literary devices, genres, and the difference between objectivity and subjectivity.
Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

A liberal arts education in a nutshell, this slim guide attempts to explain how to comprehend and analyze works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry and philosophy. Written for those who have not yet mastered reading at the high school level--or for actual idiots--the text describes in the simplest terms possible literary devices, genres, and the difference between objectivity and subjectivity. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes.

What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here's a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next levelevaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more.

Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well

Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals

Features examples from published writing

Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms

About the Author

Amy Wall, an author and poet, studied literature, art, and theatre, earning a Maste‛s degree in English and American literature in 1994.

Regina Wall has taught creative writing at Michigan State University and American literature and art history at Vanier College in Montreal, Canada, and has conducted graduate seminars in literature at the University of Montreal.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592573400
Publisher:
Alpha
Subject:
English language
Author:
Wall, Amy
Author:
Wall, Regina
Subject:
Reading Skills
Subject:
Reading
Subject:
Criticism
Subject:
Books and reading
Subject:
General Reference
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Complete Idiot's Guides
Publication Date:
20050503
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
9.14x7.38x.74 in. 1.15 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Complete Idiot's Guide to Critical Reading (Complete Idiot's Guides)
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Product details 336 pages Alpha Books - English 9781592573400 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The essential guide to looking at literature with your own two eyes.

What students know about Shakespeare, Orwell, Dickens, and Twain is primarily what their instructors tell them. Here's a book that teaches the students how to move on to the next levelevaluate and read critically on their own, trust their own opinions, develop original ideas, analyze characters, and find a deeper appreciation for fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and more.

Ideal companion for college students and accessible for the casual reader as well

Covers fiction, poetry, narrative nonfiction, biographies and memoirs, essays and editorials, and newspapers, magazines, and journals

Features examples from published writing

Includes a reading list and a glossary of literary terms

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