Sylvan Barnet; William Burto; William E. Cain; Cheryl Nixon
In addition to its excellent coverage of reading, writing, and debating about literature, Literature for Composition also includes an anthology that is organized around eight topics that are thought-provoking. The emphasis throughout the book is on critical thinking and argumentation. The writers show throughout that the communication skills that are highlighted in their talks are applicable not only to literary classes, but to any class in which students are required to analyze texts or develop arguments. * The MLA works cited entries' guiding principle as well as their specifics underwent significant revisions in order to accommodate the 8th edition. In light of the “growing mobility of texts,” the Modern Language Association (MLA) now advises authors to concentrate on the process of building the citation, beginning with the same questions regardless of the source. These modifications, therefore, are in line with the current best practices in the teaching of writing, which put an emphasis on critical thinking and inquiry rather than memorization and adherence to rules.