Synopses & Reviews
From its well-chosen essays to its thorough editorial apparatus to its practical organization, The Compact Reader provides instructors with the fundamental support they need to get students writing purposefully. The distinctive dual organization -- rhetorical and thematic -- introduces students to essential strategies of writing while engaging them with brief readings on captivating topics. For the instructor who wants a concise, effective means for teaching students to think critically about the connection between form and content, The Compact Reader is the perfect choice.
Long admired for its superior models of writing and its crisp, comprehensive writing instruction, The Compact Reader in its seventh edition gathers 34 short essays (including a student essay in every chapter) and an outsize complement of editorial features into a flexible and very portable teaching package.