9780495802044

The Composition of Everyday Life, Brief, 2009 MLA Update Edition

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  • ISBN13:

    9780495802044

  • ISBN10:

    0495802042

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/4/2010
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

Showing students that the act of writing is connected to everyday living, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Third Edition, emphasizes invention while helping student writers rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around them.

Table of Contents

Inventing Ideas
Asking Questions
Re-Inventing Education
Considering the Essay
Reading and Relating to Essays
Getting Beyond the Weasel: Reading for Rhetoric
Applying Rhetoric to Your Own Writing
How to Use the Composition of Everyday Life
Remembering who you were
Readings
"Black Men, Public Spaces."
"How I Lost the Junior Miss Pageant."
"The Thrill of Victory... The Agony of Parents."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Explaining Relationships
Readings
"Americans and the Land."
"Mugged."
"Political Adaptation."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Observing
Readings
"Living Like Weasels."
"The Front Porch."
"Corpse Colloquy."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Analyzing Concepts
Readings
"What It Means to Be Creative."
"'Have It Your Way': Consumerism Invades Education."
"What Is Education?"
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Analyzing Images
Readings
"Rise of the Image Culture: Re-Imagining the American Dream."
"The Mighty Image."
"An Imperfect Reality."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Making Arguments
Readings
"Why a Great Book's Education Is the Most Practical!"
"Cruelty, Civility, and Other Weighty Matters."
"Floppy Disk Fallacies."
"Whales R Us."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Responding to Arguments
Readings
"What Orwell Didn't Know."
"Entitlement Education."
"Reality Check."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Evaluating
Readings
"Goodbye Cruel Word."
"The Andy Griffith Show: Return to Normal."
"Star Trek."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Searching for Causes
Readings
"Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?"
"Throwing Up Childhood."
"American Consumerism."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Proposing Solutions
Readings
"How to Say Nothing in 500 Words."
"Attending to the Word."
"Reverence for Food."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Thinking Radically (Re-Seeing the World)
Readings
"Why Doesn't GM Sell Crack?"
"An Apology to Future Generations."
"Unemployed, and Working Hard."
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Thesis
Rhetorical Tools
Organizational Strategies
Writer's Voice
Vitality
Peer Review
Delivery
Research and Writing (Gathering and using Information from Sources)
Basic Concepts
Primary Research
Observation
Interviews
Surveys
Secondary Research
Finding Sources
Evaluating Sources
Processing Ideas from Sources
Integrating Ideas from Sources
Organizing Sources
Documenting Sources
MLA Style
APA Style
Anthology: Everyday Rhetoric
Remembering
"A Beat Education."
"The Grapes of Mrs. Rath."
"The Greatest Gift."
Explaining Relationships
"We Love Them. We Hate Them. We Take Them."
"What the Honey Meant."
"Dog-Tied."
"Friend or Foe?"
Observing
"Planting a Tree."
"Gombe."
"Onward, Gamers, Onward!"
"The Farm on the Hill."
"The Holy Land."
Analyzing Concepts
"Why We No Longer Use the 'H' Word."
"Cookies or Heroin."
Public Art
Analyzing Images
"Addiction as a Relationship."
"Cartoons 'n Comics: Communication to the Quick."
"The Power of Images: Creating the Myths of Our Time."
Making Arguments
"Crimes Against Humanity."
"Beware of Drug Sales."
"Professional Letter."
"The Worst Crime of the 20th Century
How Would Jesus Drive?" Responding to Arguments
"Is Hunting Ethical?"
"Letter from Birmingham Jail."
"Surrender Speech."
"A More Perfect Union."
Evaluating
"No Country for Old Men."
"Politics and the English Language."
"Revealing the Ugly Cartoonish Truth: The Simpsons."
"Hip-Hop: A Roadblock or Pathway to Black Empowerment?"
"The Parting Breath of the Now-Perfect Woman."
Searching for Causes
"The New Politics of Consumption: Why Americans Want So Much More Than They Need."
"A Boy's Life."
"When Bright Girls Decide That Math Is a 'Waste of Time.'"
Large Office Typing Pool
Proposing Solutions
"Drugs."
"Technology, Movement, and Sound."
"Television: Destroying Childhood."
"Communication: Its Blocking and Its Facilitation."
"A Modest Proposal."
Thinking Radically
"Farming and the Global Economy."
"Group Minds."
"Not Homeschooling? What's Your Excuse?"
"Was I a Good American in the Time of George Bush?"
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