For first-year courses in Composition. Helps students think more clearly and logically -- in their minds, on paper, and on screens Organized by rhetorical pattern, The Prose Reader offers prose models to inspire students' own thinking and writing. Rhetorical strategies are introduced as methods of evaluating and processing information. Numerous discussion questions and writing assignments for each selection lead students from literal-level responses to interpretation and then analysis. These questions, and the essays they frame, encourage students to improve their writing through immersion in some of the best examples of professional prose available today. The 12th Edition is now available for Revel(TM). The Prose Reader 's popular overall format remains the same in Revel, refreshed with updated readings and activities. Other revisions are incorporated throughout, drawn from student and instructor feedback. Revel(TM) is Pearson's newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience - for less than the cost of a traditional textbook. NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.