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Brief McGraw-Hill Reader : Issues Across the Disciplines

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Supporting a liberal arts tradition in the classroom, across the curriculum, and beyond, The Brief McGraw-Hill Readeroffers rich and diverse readings in education, the social sciences, business and economics, the humanities, and the sciences.

Table of Contents

NETWORKING ASSIGNMENTS

PREFACE

PART 1: AN OVERVIEW OF COLLEGE WRITING

Chapter 1 Reading and Responding to Texts in the 21st Century

Reading Critically and Actively

Responding to Essays

Thinking Critically

Robin Tolmach Lakoff, FROM ANCIENT GREECE TO IRAQ, THE POWER OF WORDS IN WARTIME

Mortimer J. Adler, HOW TO MARK A BOOK

Annotating

Taking Notes

Questioning the Text

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., THE CULT OF ETHNICITY

Message-Making: An Interactive Approach

Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Quoting, and Synthesizing

Paraphrasing

Summarizing

Quoting

Avoiding Plagiarism

Synthesizing: Drawing Connections from Texts

Reading and Responding to Online Texts

Reading and Analyzing Visual Texts

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Communicate?

Joe Rosenthal, Marines Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima Thomas E. Franklin, Firefighters Raising the Flag at Ground Zero

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

Chapter 2 Writing: Process and Communication

Composing in Any Medium: Processes for Writing

Invention

Considering Purpose and Audience

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Compose?Library of Congress, Edith Wharton Writing at Her Desk Photograph, Jennifer Jacobson and Jane Kurtz Writing on Laptops at a Coffee Shop

Choosing an Appropriate Tone

Generating Ideas: Freewriting and Brainstorming

Outlining

Drafting

Developing the Thesis

Writing Introductory Paragraphs

Writing Body Paragraphs

Writing End Paragraphs

Student Essay: Jamie Taylor, Cultist Behavior or Doltish Behavior?

Revising

Proofreading

Responding to Editorial Comments

Three Short Essays on Writing and Communication

Peter Elbow, FREEWRITING

Donald M. Murray, THE MAKER’S EYE: REVISING YOUR OWN MANUSCRIPTS

Deborah Tannen, SEX, LIES, AND CONVERSATION: WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR MEN AND WOMEN TO TALK TO EACH OTHER?

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

Chapter 3 Reading and Writing Effective ArgumentsLearning the Language of Argument

Classic and Contemporary Images: What Is an Argument?

Francisco de Goya, The Third of May, 1808

Eddie Adams, Police Chief Brigadier General Nguyen Ngoc Loan Executes a Viet Cong Officer

Using the Test of Justification

Reading and Analyzing Arguments

Understanding Claims and Warrants

Reasoning from Evidence

Thinking Critically about Arguments

The Purpose of Argumentation
Appeals to Reason, Emotion, and Ethics

Abraham Lincoln, THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

Writing Powerful Arguments

Identify an Issue
Take a Stand and Clarify Your Claim

Analyze Your Audience

Establish Your Tone

Develop and Organize the Grounds for Your Claim

Gather and Evaluate Your Evidence

Consider Your Warrants

Deal with Opposing Viewpoints

Avoid Unfair Emotional Appeals and Errors in Reasoning

Argumentative Synthesis

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

Chapter 4 Writing a Research Project in the 21st Century

Research Writing: Preconceptions and Practice

Navigating the Research Process

Phase 1: Defining Your Objective

Phase 2: Locating Your Sources

Phase 3: Gathering and Organizing Data

Phase 4: Writing and Submitting the Paper

Documenting Sources

MLA (Modern Language Association) Documentation

MLA Parenthetical Documentation

MLA List of Works Cited

APA (American Psychological Association) Documentation

APA Parenthetical Documentation

APA List of References

Sample Student Paper (MLA Style): Clara Lee, The Courage of Intimacy: Movie Masculinity in the 1990s and Early 21st Century

PART 2: ISSUES ACROSS THE DISCIPLINES

Chapter 5 Education and Society: How, What, and Why Do We Learn?

Classic and Contemporary Images: Does Education Change over Time? Zoology Lab, Oberlin College, 1890s Tom Stewart, Biology Lab, University of Maine, 1990s

Classic and Contemporary Essays: What Is the Value of Education?

Frederick Douglass, LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE

Richard Rodriguez, THE LONELY, GOOD COMPANY OF BOOKS

Louis Menand, THE GRADUATES

Vartan Gregorian , AMERICA, STILL ON TOP

Anna Quindlen, SEX ED

David Gelernter, UNPLUGGED: THE MYTH OF COMPUTERS IN THE CLASSROOM

Susan Jacoby, WHEN BRIGHT GIRLS DECIDE THAT MATH IS “A WASTE OF TIME”

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

Chapter 6 Family Life and Gender Roles: How Do We Become Who We Are?

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Respond to Marriage?

Pieter Brueghel the Younger, Rustic Wedding

Elise Amendola, Gay Marriage

Classic and Contemporary Essays: How Much Do Families Matter?

E. B. White, ONCE MORE TO THE LAKE

Barbara Kingsolver, STONE SOUP

Annie Dillard, AN AMERICAN CHILDHOOD

David Brooks, LOVE, INTERNET STYLE

Lisa Miller, OUR MUTUAL JOY: THE RELIGIOUS CASE FOR GAY MARRIAGE

Julia Alvarez, ONCE UPON A QUINCEAÑERA

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

Chapter 7 History, Culture, and Civilization: Are We Citizens of the World?

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Become Americans?

National Park Service, Medical Exam of Male Immigrants, 1907

Associated Press, Illegal Immigrants Crossing the Border between Guatemala and Mexico, 1999

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Are We Moving toward a World Culture?

J. B. Priestley, WRONG ISM

Ishmael Reed, AMERICA: THE MULTINATIONAL SOCIETY

Judith Ortiz Cofer, THE MYTH OF THE LATIN WOMAN: I JUST MET A GIRL NAMED MARÍA

Amartya Sen, A WORLD NOT NEATLY DIVIDED

Edward T. Hall, THE ARAB WORLD

Thomas L. Friedman, GLOBALIZATION: THE SUPER-STORY

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

Chapter 8 Government, Politics, and Social Justice: How Do We Decide What Is Fair?

Classic and Contemporary Images: Have We Made Advances in Civil Rights?

Advertisement, Slaves for Sale, 1835

Photograph, “Hope” Obama Election Poster, 2008

Classic and Contemporary Essays: What Is the American Dream?

Thomas Jefferson, THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Martin Luther King Jr., I HAVE A DREAM

Molly Ivins, IS TEXAS AMERICA?

Esther Dyson, CYBERSPACE: IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT, LEAVE IT

Alan Wolfe, OBAMA VS. MARX

Barbara Ehrenreich, NICKEL AND DIMED

James Baldwin, STRANGER IN THE VILLAGE

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

Chapter 9 Media and Popular Culture: What Is the Message?

Classic and Contemporary Images: What Do Gangster Films Reveal about Us?

Edward G. Robinson in Little Caesar, 1930

James Gandolfini in The Sopranos , 2000

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Why Are We Fascinated by Bad Men in Popular Culture?

Robert Warshow, THE GANGSTER AS TRAGIC HERO

Lauren M. E. Goodlad , WHY WE LOVE “MAD MEN”

Gloria Steinem, WONDER WOMAN

Todd Gitlin, SUPERSATURATION, OR, THE MEDIA TORRENT AND DISPOSABLE FEELING

Deborah Ross, ESCAPE FROM WONDERLAND: DISNEY AND THE FEMALE IMAGINATION

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

An Album of Advertisements: Images of Culture

Chapter 10 Literature and the Arts: Why Do They Matter?

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Evaluate a Work of Art?

Auguste Rodin, Walking Man

Jeff Koons, Rabbit

Classic and Contemporary Essays: What Is the Value of Literature?

Eudora Welty, ONE WRITER’S BEGINNINGS

Sherman Alexie, SUPERMAN AND ME

John Updike, MOVING ALONG

David Gates, FINDING NEVERLAND

Susan Sontag, REGARDING THE TORTURE OF OTHERS

Alice Walker, SAVING THE LIFE THAT IS YOUR OWN: THE IMPORTANCE OF MODELS IN THE ARTIST’S LIFE

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

Chapter 11 Nature and the Environment: How Do We Relate to the Natural World?

Classic and Contemporary Images: Are We Destroying Our Natural World?

John Frederick Kensett, Along the Hudson

Damian Dovarganes, Los Angeles, 2004

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Do We Own Nature?Chief Seattle, LETTER TO PRESIDENT PIERCE, 1855

Barry Lopez, CHILDREN IN THE WOODS

Rick Bass, WHY I HUNT

Bill McKibben, THE ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE FROM HELL

Rachel Carson, THE OBLIGATION TO ENDURE

Alice Walker, AM I BLUE?

Noel Perrin, THE GREENEST CAMPUSES: AN IDIOSYNCRATIC GUIDE

Jared Diamond, THE LAST AMERICANS: ENVIRONMENTAL COLLAPSE AND THE END OF CIVILIZATION

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Networking: Applying 21st-Century Literacies

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