Decker's Patterns of Exposition (15th Edition)

Decker's Patterns of Exposition is a modern classic -- an accessible collection of quality essays which aptly illustrate the rhetorical modes and reflect the diversity of our culture, and the changes and challenges of our times. Practical, concise writing apparatus includes chapter openers that introduce each rhetorical mode. An emphasis on critical reading and writing is demonstrated through the "Ways of Writing" section and an all new section, "Becoming a Critical Reader." Within chapters, some essays have been grouped into thematic clusters on provocative topics to show how writers use multiple patterns to address the same theme.

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By Julia (Seattle, WA) · ★★★★☆ · July 19, 2010
This book contains concise and readable explanations of a large number of common patterns of exposition, each with analyzed examples. The actual readings in the book are a good length, but many are quite old or outdated or written in kind of a magazine style. I probably will not use many of the r... ...more