The Riverside Reader Joseph F. Trimmer , Maxine Hairston
This rhetorically arranged reader contains 69 selections (45 essays, 8 stories, 16 paragraphs) representing diverse voices and views from student and professional writers. The extensive apparatus in The Riverside Reader encourages students to view organizational forms not just as techniques for writing, but also as a means of thinking and a way to discover a purpose for writing. Throughout the text, readings progress from simpler to more complex. Thirty-three readings are new, chosen with an eye toward contemporary topics and cultural and gender balance A thematic unit on the Internet offers eight selections, one for each rhetorical method plus a short story, with cross-references to other essays in book. A chapter on documenting resources appears at the end of the book and includes a student sample.