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Read, Reason, Write
Read, Reason, Write

Read, Reason, Write, 13th Edition

ISBN10: 1264455046 | ISBN13: 9781264455041
By Dorothy Seyler and Allen Brizee
© 2024

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Read, Reason, Write shows students how reading, argument, research, and analysis are interrelated and how these skills combine to develop each student's critical-thinking ability. A rich collection of readings provides practice for these skills, and new ideas and insights for readers. In this thirteenth edition, the authors have given greater attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion in text and illustrations, and when choosing the authors and subject matter of readings.  Half of the professional readings in the text are written by Black or Indigenous writers or people of color. Decades of classroom experience join composition and rhetoric research and theory to guide the text's content and presentation. This combination has made the text a best-seller for now 13 editions. Read, Reason, Write 13e is completely aligned with MLA 9e and APA 7e.

Chapter 1 Writers and Their Sources
Chapter 2 Responding Critically to Sources

Chapter 3 Understanding the Basics of Argument
Chapter 4 Writing Effective Arguments
Chapter 5 Reading, Analyzing, and Using Visuals and Statistics in Argument
Chapter 6 Learning More about Argument: Induction, Deduction, Analogy, and Logical Fallacies

Chapter 7 Definition Arguments
Chapter 8 Evaluation Arguments
Chapter 9 The Position Paper: Claims of Values
Chapter 10 Arguments about Cause
Chapter 11 Presenting Proposals: The Problem/Solution Argument

Chapter 12 Locating, Evaluating, and Preparing to Use Sources
Chapter 13 Writing the Researched Essay
Chapter 14 Formal Documentation: MLA Style, APA Style

Chapter 15 The Media: Image and Reality
Chapter 16 The Internet and Social Media: Their Impact on Our Lives
Chapter 17 Marriage and Gender Issues: The Debates Continue
Chapter 18 American Education: Ongoing Issues and Concerns
Chapter 19 The Environment: How Do We Sustain It?
Chapter 20 Laws and Rights: Gun Control and Immigration Debates
Chapter 21 America: Past, Present, Future

Appendix Understanding Literature
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Dorothy Seyler

Dorothy Seyler holds advanced degrees from Columbia University and the State University of New York at Albany and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of William and Mary. Dr. Seyler is professor emerita of English at Northern Virginia Community College and has taught at Ohio State University, the University of Kentucky, and Nassau Community College. In addition to articles published in both scholarly journals and popular magazines, Dr. Seyler is the author of 10 college textbooks, including Introduction to Literature, Doing Research, Steps to College Reading, and Patterns of Reflection. Read, Reason, Write was first published in 1984. In 2007, Dr. Seyler was elected to membership in the Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C., for excellence in education.

Allen Brizee

Allen Brizee is associate professor of English and Director of Writing Across the Curriculum at Saint Louis University. Professor Brizee teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in writing, rhetoric, writing center theory and practice, as well as writing across the curriculum. Professor Brizee began his professional journey as a student of Dorothy's at Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC). After graduating, he transferred to Virginia Tech, where he earned a BA in English (Phi Beta Kappa) and MA in English. Professor Brizee taught at NVCC, The George Washington University, and the University of Maryland while working as a technical writer. He then completed his PhD in rhetoric and composition at Purdue University, and while there he worked on the widely used Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL). Professor Brizee's research interests include rhetorical theory, writing pedagogy, technology, and civic engagement. He has published articles in a variety of academic journals. He coauthored Partners in Literacy: A Writing Center Model for Civic Engagement and coedited Commitment to Justice in Jesuit Higher Education. Professor Brizee is currently working on his next book. He enjoys collaborating with community groups on work like The Baltimore Project: Learning and Living Racial Justice and gaming in all its forms. He lives in St. Louis, Missouri, with his wife Stephanie and his son Harry.


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