The Critical Reader Book

The Critical Reader


  • Author : Erica L. Meltzer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2013-04-06
  • Genre: Reading comprehension
  • Pages : 380
  • ISBN 10 : 1479224715

GET BOOK
The Critical Reader Book Description :

Note: This version of The Critical Reader reflects the material tested on the current version of the SAT. If you are preparing for the new (P)SAT, you can purchase the new edition at http://www.amazon.com/Critical-Reader-2nd-Erica-Meltzer/dp/1515182061. Intended to demystify what is often considered the most challenging section of the SAT in a straightforward, logical manner, The Critical Reader includes: a list of 300 top words, a roots list, and a "second meanings" list, along with 75 practice sentence completions; a complete chapter devoted to each type of question followed by extensive exercises designed to reinforce the skills and concepts presented; and strategies for understanding difficult passages, locating important information, and identifying correct and incorrect answers more quickly and confidently. To allow students to apply the strategies and techniques outlined in this book to College Board material while focusing on the specific areas in which they need to improve, this book also includes a list of all the Critical Reading questions in the Official College Board Guide, 2nd Edition (2009), grouped both by category and by test. It is also recommended that students use this book in conjunction with They Say/I Say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing (http://www.amazon.com/They-Say-Academic-Writing-Edition/dp/0393935841). More about The Critical Reader: The result of nearly a decade's worth of of tutoring experience,The Critical Reader grew out of three major observations: 1) The SAT is a test about arguments. 2) The SAT represents most high school students' first encounter with college-level reading. 3) Every passage has two authors: the author of the passage and the author of the test. The Critical Reader is the only book that approaches the SAT from a college perspective while simultaneously breaking down and reinforcing the reading skills that the highest scorers take for granted. Many students preparing for the SAT find Critical Reading both

The Critical Reader Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Critical Reader


  • Author : Erica L Meltzer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-09-05
  • Genre: Reading comprehension
  • Pages : 349
  • ISBN 10 : 0997517875

GET BOOK
The Critical Reader Book Description :

This book provides a comprehensive review of all the question types, concepts, and skills covered on the Reading portion of the redesigned SAT.

The Critical Reader Book

The Critical Reader


  • Author : Erica L Meltzer
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017-04-06
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN 10 : 0997517859

GET BOOK
The Critical Reader Book Description :

The Critical Reader: AP(R) English Language and Composition Edition provides a comprehensive review of all the reading and writing skills tested on this exam. Includes a complete chapter dedicated to each multiple-choice reading question and essay type, as well as dozens of exercises that allow students to practice each concept individually. In addition, sample essays accompanied by detailed scoring analyses demystify the College Board rubric and help students master the components necessary to produce a high-scoring response.

Laclau Book

Laclau


  • Author : Simon Critchley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135641672

GET BOOK
Laclau Book Description :

Laclau: A Critical Reader is the first full-length critical appraisal of Laclau's work and includes contributions from several leading philosophers and theorists. The first section examines Laclau's theory that the contest between universalism and particularism provides much of the philosophical background to political and social struggle, taking up the important place accorded to, amongst others, Hegel and Lacan in Laclau's work. The second section of the book considers what Laclau's 'radical democracy' might look like and reflects on its ethical implications, particularly in relation to Laclau's post-Marxism and thinkers such as J├╝rgen Habermas. The final section investigates the place of hegemony in Laclau's work, the idea for which he is perhaps best-known. This stimulating collection also includes replies to his critics by Laclau and the important exchange between Laclau and Judith Butler on equality, making it an excellent companion to Laclau's work and essential reading for students of political and social theory.

Tamburlaine  A Critical Reader Book

Tamburlaine A Critical Reader


  • Author : David McInnis
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-06-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350082731

GET BOOK
Tamburlaine A Critical Reader Book Description :

Arden Early Modern Drama Guides offer students and academics practical and accessible introductions to the critical and performance contexts of key Elizabethan and Jacobean plays. Essays from leading international scholars give invaluable insight into the text by presenting a range of critical perspectives, making the books ideal companions for study and research. Key features include: Essays on the plays' critical and performance history A keynote essay on current research and thinking about the play A selection of new essays by leading scholars A survey of resources to direct students' further reading about the play in print and online The blockbuster Tamburlaine plays (1587) instantly established Marlowe's reputation for experimenting with subversive, outrageous and immoral material. The plays follow the meteoric rise of a Scythian shepherd-turned-warlord, whose conquests of eastern emperors soon sees him established as the most powerful man in the world. The visual tableaux featured in the plays are iconic. He uses his enemy Bajazeth as a footstool, and has other emperors pull his chariot like horses. He burns the Qur'an on stage. The plays were memorable, too, for how they sounded: they showcased the power and variability of iambic pentameter, the meter that Shakespeare would go on to perfect. No history of Shakespeare's theatre is complete without understanding the influence and significance of Marlowe's Tamburlaine plays. Tamburlaine: A Critical Reader offers the definitive introduction to these plays and new perspectives on these seminal works. It provides an overview of their reception on stage and by critics, and offers fresh insights into the teaching of these plays in the classroom.

Fantastic Literature Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Fantastic Literature


  • Author : David Sandner
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 0275980537

GET BOOK
Fantastic Literature Book Description :

Culls together important criticism of fantastic literature from Plato and Aristotle to present critics.

The Tempest  A Critical Reader Book

The Tempest A Critical Reader


  • Author : Alden T. Vaughan
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2014-09-25
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781472518415

GET BOOK
The Tempest A Critical Reader Book Description :

The Tempest contains sublime poetry and catchy songs, magic and low comedy, while it tackles important contemporary concerns: education, power politics, the effects of colonization, and technology. In this guide, Alden T. Vaughan and Virginia Mason Vaughan open up new ways into one of Shakespeare's most popular, malleable and controversial plays.

James Carey Book

James Carey


  • Author : Eve Stryker Munson
  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 0816627037

GET BOOK
James Carey Book Description :

James Carey -- scholar, media critic, and teacher of journalists -- almost single-handedly established the importance of defining a cultural perspective when analyzing communications. Interspersing Carey's major essays with articles exploring his central themes and their importance, this collection provides a critical introduction to the work of this significant figure. Long before the "interpretive turn" became the fashion in the humanities and sociology, Carey was busily studying and combining the ideas of an impressive array of philosophers, sociologists, historians, and anthropologists, including John Dewey, Clifford Geertz, Raymond Williams, Thomas Kuhn, Max Weber, C. Wright Mills, Richard Rorty, Jurgen Habermas, Harold Innis, and Lewis Mumford. In James Carey: A Critical Reader, seven scholars who have been influenced by him consider his work and how it has affected the development of media studies. Carey has demonstrated that mass communications serve a complex function in society, with one central question reflecting his concerns: How does one make democracy work in a vast country that spans a continent? In his view, symbols, language, and those who create them are reality-creating, rather than reality-reflecting. Carey has examined the roles the media and the academy have played in creating and maintaining a public sphere, as well as the ways technology helps or hinders that project. Carey's themes range from the strains on democracy and drawbacks of technology to the critique of journalism and the politics of academe.

Herbert Marcuse Book

Herbert Marcuse


  • Author : John Abromeit
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-06-03
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134700493

GET BOOK
Herbert Marcuse Book Description :

The Legacy of Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader is a collection of brand new papers by seventeen Marcuse scholars, which provides a comprehensive reassessment of the relevance of Marcuse's critical theory at the beginning of the 21st century. Although best known for his reputation in critical theory, Herbert Marcuse's work has had impact on areas as diverse as politics, technology, aesthetics, psychoanalysis and ecology. This collection addresses the contemporary relevance of Marcuse's work in this broad variety of fields and from an international perspective. In Part One, veteran scholars of Marcuse and the Frankfurt school examine the legacy of various specific areas of Marcuse's thought, including the quest for radical subjectivity, the maternal ethic and the negative dialectics of imagination. Part Two focuses on a very new trend in Marcuse scholarship: the link between Marcuse's ideas and environmental thought. The third part of this collection is dedicated to the work of younger Marcuse scholars, with the aim of documenting Marcuse's reception among the next generation of critical theorists. The final section of the book contains recollections on Marcuse's person rather than his critical theory, including an informative look back over his life by his son, Peter.

Deleuze and the Fold  A Critical Reader Book

Deleuze and the Fold A Critical Reader


  • Author : Sjoerd van Tuinen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2009-11-30
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 263
  • ISBN 10 : 9780230248366

GET BOOK
Deleuze and the Fold A Critical Reader Book Description :

Featuring contributions by leading academics this collection is a companion to one of the most intricate of Deleuze's philosophical texts, articulating Leibnizian thought within the context of Baroque expressionism, characterized by its interdisciplinary approach to philosophy. This reader offers an incisive critical overview of its key themes