AUTHORS: Conlin, Mary - ©2011
PATTERNS PLUS: A SHORT PROSE READER WITH ARGUMENTATION, Tenth Edition, is an anthology of short essays and paragraphs. Each chapter focuses on a different rhetorical mode, from narration and description to process writing--the kind of writing you will need to be successful in college. Three features make PATTERNS PLUS: A SHORT PROSE READER WITH ARGUMENTATION a best-seller: an engaging mix of nonfiction, fiction, and student essays that examine multicultural issues; tips for better understanding the material; and clear presentation of the writing process and paragraph/essay structure. The tenth edition includes new student readings, as well as works by well-known writers such as Woody Allen, Stephen King, and James Baldwin. The tools in this book will help you master the readings, including pre-reading, vocabulary, and post-reading questions that test your comprehension and encourage critical analysis of each selection.