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The Curious Reader Exploring Personal and Academic Inquiry,9780321365224

The Curious Reader Exploring Personal and Academic Inquiry

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9780321365224

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0321365224
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Pub. Date:
8/10/2005
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Longman
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Summary

Bridging the gap between personal and academic writing, The Curious Reader is a composition reader that introduces students to the unique reading strategies used by writers who research. Beginning with essays and creative nonfiction, readings that many students will be surprised to discover are research based, The Curious Reader leads students to see the many connections between all fact-based writing, whether it's a personal essay or an article from a scholarly journal. The Curious Reader invites students to become active researchers as they are encouraged to confront underlying beliefs that either hinder or help their fact-based writing. Questions and assignments ask students to explain, evaluate, explore, and reflect on what they have read and how it has changed their thinking.

Table of Contents

Preface for Instructors xvii
Preface for Students xxv
PART I: THE PROCESS OF INQUIRY
Acquiring the Inquiry Habit
1(10)
Start with Questions Before Answers
1(2)
Exercise 1.1: Twenty Ways to See a Blackbird
2(1)
Use an Open-Ended Process
3(1)
Choose an Inquiry Strategy
4(3)
Investigate in a Rhetorical Context
7(2)
Exercise 1.2: Practice with the Strategy of Inquiry
7(2)
Inquiry and Research
9(2)
The Inquiring Reader
11(26)
Exercise 2.1: Autobiography of a Reader
11(1)
Exercise 2.2: What Makes a ``Good Reader''?
12(1)
Inquiring Minds and Intellectual Couch Potatoes
13(2)
Start with Questions before Answers
15(2)
Reading Behaviors and Perspectives
17(1)
Techniques for Strategic Reading
18(10)
Choose an Inquiry Strategy
19(2)
Understand the Rhetorical Context
21(1)
Avoid Making Pastel Islands
21(1)
Read Twice
22(1)
Be a Conversationalist
22(2)
Exercise 2.3: Practicing Dialectical Thinking
24(2)
Exercise 2.4: Responding to Difficult Texts
26(2)
Reading Images
28(8)
Exercise 2.5: Reading Images
28(5)
Exercise 2.6: Reading Graphics
33(3)
Readers Are Curious
36(1)
How Do You Know?
37(12)
Exercise 3.1: Your Ways of Knowing
38(1)
Entitled to Your Own Opinion
39(3)
Exercise 3.2: Knowing What Is Appropriate Evidence
40(2)
Not Entitled to an Opinion
42(1)
Opinions in an Uncertain World
43(2)
Exercise 3.3: Practice with Believing and Doubting
44(1)
At Issue: Should Educators Use Commercial Sevices to Combat Plagiarism?
45(2)
Believing and Doubting
47(2)
PART II: FORMS FOR DISCOVERY
The Researched Essay: ``Essaying'' as a Mode of Inquiry
49(105)
No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch
51(6)
Ann Hodgman
Why Did God Make Flies?
57(10)
Richard Conniff
Yarn
67(9)
Kyoko Mori
Did NASA Fake the Moon Landing?
76(17)
Ray Villard
Looking at Women
93(14)
Scott Russell Sanders
Dinosaur Dreams: Reading the Bones of America's Psychic Mascot
107(13)
Jack Hitt
My Secret History
120(14)
Jillian A. Sim
Let Them Eat Fat: The Heavy Truths About American Obesity
134(12)
Greg Critser
Student Essay: An Experience in Acronyms
146(8)
Jay Holmquist
The Personal Academic Essay: Boundary Crossing as a Mode of Inquiry
154(86)
Exercise 5.1: Shalt I?
154(1)
Objectivity and the Research Ideal
155(3)
Tandem Readings: Business
158(1)
Learning About Work from Joe Cool
158(8)
Gib Akin
Storytelling and Organizational Studies: A Critique of ``Learning About Work from Joe Cool''
166(5)
John M. Jermier
Theresa Domagalski
Learning About Work from Creative Nonfiction
171(2)
Gary Alan Fine
Response to Commentaries on ``Learning About Work from Joe Cool''
173(4)
Gib Akin
Tandem Readings: Anthropology
177(1)
Grief and a Headhunter's Rage
178(9)
Renato Rosaldo
The Politics of Headhunting, 1945--1954
187(13)
Renato Rosaldo
Tandem Readings: English Studies
200(1)
Somebody Must Say These Things: An Essay for My Mother
201(13)
Melody Graulich
Every Husband's Right: Sex Roles in Mari Sandoz's Old Jules
214(13)
Melody Graulich
Student Essay: In Search of Grace
227(13)
Peggy Jordan
The Ethnographic Essay: Ethnography as a Mode of Inquiry
240(81)
Exposing the Web of Culture
242(2)
Exercise 6.1: Under Our Very Noses: Subcultures in the United States
243(1)
Ethnographic Ways of Seeing
244(2)
Approaches to Field Notes
245(1)
Fifteen
246(8)
Bob Greene
The American Man at Age Ten
254(12)
Susan Orlean
Connie and the Sandman Ladies
266(12)
Anne Campbell
The Cave
278(7)
Jon Katz
Snake Handling and Redemption
285(16)
Dennis Covington
Subcultures, Pop Music, and Politics: Skinheads and ``Nazi Rock'' in England and Germany
301(10)
Timothy S. Brown
Student Essay: Mary Kay: American Dream in a Bottle
311(10)
Tammy Anderson
Fields of Writing: Making Sense of Formal Research
321(104)
An Outsider at the Dog Show
322(1)
Case Study: Dissecting Academic Articles
323(4)
Exercise 7.1: Can a Man and Woman Just Be Friends?
324(1)
Michelle's Inquiry: The Story Begins with an Itch
325(2)
Entering the Conversation: A Psychology Article
327(1)
Challenges Confronting Cross-Sex Friendships: Much Ado About Nothing?
328(31)
Michael Monsour
Bridgid Harris
Nancy Kurzweil
Chris Beard
Exercise 7.2: Reader Reflections
358(1)
What's Alien and What's Not
358(1)
Men and Women at Work: A Business Article
359(1)
Love Without Sex: The Impact of Psychological Intimacy Between Men and Women at Work
360(16)
Robert Quinn
Sharon A. Lobel
Lynda St. Clair
Exercise 7.3: Reader Reflections
375(1)
Romance and Attraction: Three Communication Studies Articles
376(1)
``I Like You . . . as a Friend'': The Role of Attraction in Cross-Sex Friendship
377(15)
Heidi M. Reeder
We're Just Good Friends
392(2)
Kathy Werking
Cross-Sex Friends and ``Marriage Work''
394(4)
Kathy Werking
Exercise 7.4: Reader Reflections
397(1)
How Social Context Affects Friendships: A Sociology Article
398(1)
Friendship, Sociology, and Social Structure
398(10)
Graham Allan
Exercise 7.5: Reader Reflections
408(1)
Blame it on the Sexual Revolution: An English Studies Article
408(1)
Dangerous Acquaintances: The Correspondence of Margaret Fuller and James Freeman Clarke
409(16)
Barbara Packer
Exercise 7.6: Reader Reflections
421(1)
How Does the Story End? Reflections on Michelle's Inquiry Project
421(4)
Reading and Writing Across Disciplines: The Ethics of Publishing Disturbing Photos
425(71)
Encounters with Disturbing Photographs
425(5)
Exercise 8.1: First Thoughts, First Feelings
427(3)
Case Study 26: Photojournalism and Tragedy
430(4)
Clifford Christians
Kim Rotzoll
Mark Farkler
Code of Ethics of the National Press Photographers Association
434(4)
Images of Horror from Fallujah
438(9)
David D. Perlmutter
Lesa Hatley Major
Representing Contemporary War
447(13)
David Campbell
Victims of Violence
460(11)
Paul Martin Lester
Tragedy of the Common: Markedness and the Creation of Mundane Tragedy
471(9)
Stevphen Shukaitis
Rachel Lichtenfeld
Images of Violence: A Transcript
480(11)
Student Essay: After the Shock Is Gone
491(5)
Mary Andrews
Appendix: Documenting Sources: MLA and APA Guidelines
496(15)
Evaluating Sources
496(1)
When to Cite
497(1)
Avoiding Plagiarism
497(1)
MLA Style
498(7)
In-Text Citations
498(1)
The Basics of Using Parenthetical Citations
498(1)
Preparing the ``Works Cited'' Page
499(1)
Citing Books
500(1)
Sample Book Citations
500(1)
Citing Periodicals
501(1)
Sample Periodical Citations
502(2)
Citing Online Databases
504(1)
Sample Online Citations
504(1)
APA Style
505(6)
In-Text Citations
505(1)
The Basics of Using Parenthetical Citations
505(1)
Preparing the ``References'' List
506(1)
Sample References
506(3)
Citing Electronic Sources
509(1)
Sample Online References
509(2)
Credits 511


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