Synopses & Reviews
The Blair Reader encourages public discussion in the wider world by reading actively as well as critically and responding to the ideas of others.
After more than twenty-five years of teaching composition, the authors have come to see reading and writing as interrelated activities: To write effectively, one must also read actively and critically. The authors have found and strongly believe that a reader is enriched and engaged when he/she view the reading and writing they do as a way of participating. From the beginning, the goal in The Blair Reader has always been to encourage these discussions in the wider world by responding to the ideas of others.
The Blair Reader is a thematic reader with over 100 classic and contemporary readings. Themes include family, gender, education, language, and the enviorment. New focus topics include reading on texting and social networking.
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RHETORICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS