For more than three decades, READINGS FOR WRITERS has been the preeminent rhetorical reader for the freshman composition course. This best-seller continues its tradition of providing the most comprehensive coverage of writing, while offering the most selections of any other rhetorical reader? more than 100 selections from a broad range of topics and genres. Building on its extensive coverage of critical thinking and writing, the Twelfth Edition now features a new four-color "Image Gallery." The "Image Gallery" contains an extensive collection of captivating images related to the themes of the issues featured in the modes chapters. These engaging images prompt discussions and assignments'sparking students' imaginations, and encouraging them to write better essays. Now, more than ever, READINGS FOR WRITERS better prepares students to write successfully in college and the workplace than any other rhetorical reader.McCuen-Metherell, Jo Ray is the author of 'Readings for Writers ', published 2006 under ISBN 9781413016291 and ISBN 1413016294.