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Author(s): Barbara Breaden
Speaking to Persuade addresses controversy as a constructive social phenomenon. By framing persuasion as a cooperative act that relies on dialectical interchange between speakers and listeners, it provides a roadmap for achieving productive civic engagement in democratic societies.
This fourth edition once more translates theory into practice, first with its emphasis on invention and critical thinking to formulate ideas, and second by providing practice in the rhetorical canons, for example through
Being able to see is a prerequisite to drawing. Learning to see requires people to move past assumptions, drawing what they see and not what they think you see. Although this may seem like a simple concept, it can prove to be one of the more difficult challenges for the beginner. Beginning students must learn to look at their subject as though seeing it for the first time, without preconceived notions about what they “know” it looks like. This requires students to trust their eyes, allowing the eyes to inform the hand.
Basic Reading Inventory provided valuable information that other district and state tests did not. Thank you for making this test available to our students!”
Dr. Linda J. Button, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
"I use Jerry Johns’ Basic Reading Inventory because I can assess any K-12 student with the many assessments provided. It’s all contained in one book!" Dr. Jacque Hale, Assistant Principal, Pueblo Elementary School, Scottsdale, AZ
Becoming Aware: A Text/Workbook for Human Relations and Personal Adjustment assists the reader in the process of becoming more aware of themselves and others through the most interactive learning process found in any textbook.
Author(s): Samantha Bell
Beyond the Blank Pages presents vital English composition skills while promoting student advocacy.
More than a typical English Composition textbook, Beyond the Blank Pages incorporates groundbreaking assignment prompts and discussion topics related directly to student experience to promote self-actualization and ultimately to build confidence.
Communication is everywhere in our daily lives. Whether we are interacting with a friend or with a supervisor, in today’s society, the ability to communicate effectively is imperative.
Communicating in Your Personal, Professional & Public Lives covers a wide range of relevant topics that provide a solid foundation of communication studies and highlight the importance of communication in every aspect of our lives.
Author(s): Debra Monroe
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Existing creative nonfiction anthologies don’t reflect the current cultural landscape. This anthology, featuring essays in forms both traditional and innovative, showcases the genre today—not how it was fifteen years ago when creative nonfiction seemed to include only memoir.
Criminal Justice introduces the many facets of the U.S. criminal justice system in a logical, readily understandable manner. The reader will understand the complexity of the criminal justice system from the start of the process to the end, recognize controversies, and examine the breadth of the challenges faced by justice professionals.
Author(s): Bradley Summerhill
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We are diverse. We do not share the same ideology, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic background.
We do not need to agree, but we do need to share ideas and to learn to communicate with a clear and open mind, in clear and meaningful language. We need to speak and write with thoughtfulness, even mindfulness, and with honesty.
Author(s): Peter Daempfle
Essential Biology: An Applied Approach is a textbook intended for introductory college biology courses. It uses a society-based approach to guide readers to appreciate biology as it applies to current and historic cultural issues. Essential Biology serves the traditional undergraduate biology curriculum, with a sequence and depth of content valuable for the introductory student. Its unique story- and society-based approach brings forth collaborative discussion and improves student motivation to read and study further into the material.