Language : English
Published : 2011
Pages : 454
The History of Reading
`An extremely intelligent guide to the history of reading… The editors accurately map the new terrain of reading history, setting a variety of global studies within the theoretical approaches so far developed. Their lively prose and judicious selections will attract students and scholars alike to the field.’ Shef Rogers, Editor of `Script and Print’ `This collection will appeal to students and scholars of history, literature and cultural studies and is essential for specialists in the history of reading.’ Bill Bell, Director of the Centre for the History of the Book, The University of Edinburgh The History of Reading Offers on engaging, accessible overview of this fast-developing subject from the rise of literacy through to the current of `book clubs’. The editors offer a variety of extracts crucial to understanding the history of reading and its social, political and cultural implications. Providing both a clear introduction to the history of the field and a taster of the breadth, diversity and vitality of current debats, The History of Reading is an essential resource for undergraduates, graduates and researchers.
This collection offers over 70 current, well-written, provocative readings that students can relate to–readings that stimulate class discussion, critical thinking, and writing. Over 90% of the readings were written within the last five years. The text’s nine tightly focused thematic chapters provide balanced readings with multiple perspectives on issues that students care about.
THE WRITER?S RESPONSE teaches students not only the basics of paragraph and essay writing–unity, coherence, and support–but also the basics of academic writing, making it a complete source for students preparing for higher-level work. Through a variety of exercises and extensive readings, the text teaches students to read carefully and summarize accurately, to recognize and respond to specific points in the material they have read, to synthesize ideas from several reading selections, and to evaluate and argue about the ideas they have found in their reading material. Although the authors? focus is on writing about reading, they also encourage students to use their personal experiences to develop and support their ideas. This combination results in a text that not only imparts the fundamentals of college-level writing, but also helps each student find his or her own voice–and discover that they do, indeed, have something to say.
EVERGREEN, International Edition combines carefully crafted instruction, high-interest readings and student models, and plentiful practice exercises, to provide the most effective paragraph-to-essay-level Developmental Writing text on the market. The Ninth Edition includes expanded and revised coverage of writing essays, including an additional essay chapter and numerous additional student models. Photos enhance high-interest readings and promote critical viewing as well as critical thinking and clear writing.