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MindTap® Literature, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Kirszner/Mandell's Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 9th Edition

  • Laurie G. Kirszner University of the Sciences, Emeritus
  • Stephen R. Mandell Drexel University
  • ISBN-10: 1305115848  |  ISBN-13: 9781305115842
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.00
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Overview

MindTap™ Literature for Kirszner/Mandell's Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 9th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. With MindTap Literature, you can assign multimodal activities that help students apply writing skills to real life, and manage electronic paper submission, grading, and peer review. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

Features and Benefits

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  • Select readings to include in your course from a database of over 9 million articles and 78,000 full books.
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  • A variety of activity options allow your students to create their own multimodal compositions and share them with their peers.
  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used out-of-the-box or matched to your syllabus exactly.
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Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


LEARNING PATH

The learning path includes all literary selections from PORTABLE LITERATURE, 9th Edition. It is enhanced by the writing instruction from COMPACT LITERATURE, 9th Edition, and a wide variety of additional literary works available through the Questia library.

PART I: A GUIDE TO WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE
1. Reading and Writing about Literature.
2. Writing Literary Arguments.
3. Documenting Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism.
PART II: FICTION.
4. Understanding Fiction.
5. Fiction Sampler: The Short-Short Story.
6. Fiction Sampler: Graphic Fiction.
7. Plot.
8. Character.
9. Setting.
10. Point of View.
11. Style, Tone, and Language.
12. Symbol, Allegory, and Myth.
13. Theme.
14. Fiction for Further Reading.
PART III: POETRY.
15. Understanding Poetry.
16. Voice.
17. Word Choice, Word Order.
18. Imagery.
19. Figures of Speech.
20. Sound.
21. Form.
22. Symbol, Allegory, Allusion, Myth.
23. Discovering Themes in Poetry.
24. Poetry for Further Reading.
25. Poetry Sampler: Poetry and Art.
PART IV: DRAMA.
26. Understanding Drama.
27. Drama Sampler: Ten-Minute Plays.
28. Plot.
29. Character.
30. Staging.
31. Theme.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305115856 | ISBN-13: 9781305115859

    List Price = $59.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $44.25

Learning Resource Bundles

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ePack: COMPACT Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 9th + MindTap® Literature, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Kirszner/Mandell's Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing

ISBN-10: 1305710770  | ISBN-13: 9781305710771

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  • COMPACT Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing
    List Price = $171.95  | CengageBrain Price = $171.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $129.00
  • MindTap® Literature, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Kirszner/Mandell's Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing
    List Price = $59.00  | CengageBrain Price = $59.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.00


ePack: Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 9th + MindTap® Literature, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Kirszner/Mandell's Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing

ISBN-10:  1305710711 | ISBN-13:  9781305710719

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  • MindTap® Literature, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Kirszner/Mandell's Portable Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing
    List Price = $59.00  | CengageBrain Price = $59.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $59.00


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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Laurie G. Kirszner

Laurie G. Kirszner is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Kirszner, together with coauthor Stephen R. Mandell, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Stephen R. Mandell

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.