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Table of Contents
*New to this edition
Part One: Getting Started
1.Writing Goals and Objectives for College and for Life
2.Reading Critically for College and for Life
3.Writing to Understand and Synthesize Texts
*Danny Goldberg, Kill the Internet—and Other Anti-SOPA Myths
*Jimmy Wales and Kat Walsh, We Are the Media, and So Are You
*Margaret Munson, Critical Response to “We Are the Media, and So Are You” (student essay)
*Margaret Munson, Protecting Creativity in a Wired World: Two Perspectives
4.Writing to Discover and to Learn
Part Two: Using What You’ve Learning to Share Information
5.Writing to Share Experience
Tanya Barrientos, Se Habla Español (Memoir)
*Sherman Alexie, Superman and Me (Literacy Narrative)Suki Kim, Facing Poverty with a Rich Girl’s Habits (Memoir)—online only
Jessica Hemauer, Farm Girl (student essay)
6.Writing to Explore
*Andrew Sullivan, Excerpt from “Why I Blog” (Reflective Essay)
*Owen Edwards, The Tuskegee Airmen Plane’s Last Flight (Profile of an Event)
*Teach for America Web site
*Jesse Kornbluth Excerpt from “World’s Best Blogger?” (Profile) [ebook]
Rick Mohler, A Sporting Career? (Student Essay)
7.Writing to Inform
Carol Ezzell, Clocking Cultures (Informative article)
*Dan Fletcher, A Brief History of Wikipedia
*Annotated Bibliography related to the student essay (author provided)
Harold Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball—online only
Craig Broadbent Watch for the Blue Barrels (Student Essay)
8.Writing to Analyze
James M. Lang, Putting in the Hours (Opinion Piece)
*Susan Cain, Excerpt from Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
*Ashley TenBrink, A Rider Frozen in Motion (Visual Analysis)
Sarah Washington, Campus Parking: Love it or Leave It (Student Essay)
Part Three: Using What You’ve Learned to Write Arguments
9.Writing to Convince
Maureen Dowd, Our Own Warrior Princess (Editorial)Allsup Organ Donation Poster (Advertisement)
*Marian Wright Edelman, Still Hungry in America
Anne Applebaum, When Women Go to War—Online only
Santi DeRosa, The Objectification of Women: Whose Fault Is It? (Student Essay)
10.Writing to Evaluate
*Jonathan Liu, “The 5 Best Toys of All Time”
*Roger Ebert, Review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
*Andrew O’Hehir, “’Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2’: An Action-Packed Curtain Call”Annlee Lawrence, Who Has the Better Burger? (Student Essay)
11.Writing to Explain Causes and Effects
Juan Williams, The Ruling That Changed America (Cause-and-Effect Essay)
Neal Gabler, How Urban Myths Reveal Society’s Fear (Cause-and-Effect Essay)
Robert Reich The Real Reason Why Highway Deaths Are Down (Blog)—ebook
*Hanna Lake, Brothers, Brethren, and Kin: The Role of Family in the Lives of Harriet Jacobs and Black Hawk (Student Essay)
12.Writing to Solve Problems
*Anya Kamenetz, The Case for Girls
*Virginia Heffernan, Education Needs a Digital-Age Upgrade
Amy Baskin and Heather Fawcett, Request for a Work Schedule Change (Memo)
Michael Bérubé, How to End Grade Inflation—ebook
*Susan DeMedeiros, Staying ahead of Skimming Scams (student essay)
Part Four: Strategies for Effective Communication
13.Using Strategies That Guide Readers
14.Using Strategies for Argument
David Wolman, Time to Cash Out: Why Paper Money Hurts the Economy
*Jordan Weissman, The Myth of Energy Independence: Why We Can’t Drill Our Way to Oil AutonomyReilly, Nothing but Nets
15.Using Strategies for Collaboration
16.Making Effective Oral Presentations
Part Five: Technologies for Effective Communication
17.Choosing a Medium, Genre, and Technology for Your Communication
18.Communicating with Design and Visuals
Part Six: Using Research for Informed Communication
19.Finding and Evaluating Information
20.Synthesizing and Documenting Sources
Jessie Katz, Money for Nothing (student research project—MLA style)
Aaron Zook, How Do Gangs Affect Adolescent Behavior? (student research project—APA style)
eBook Content (placement in TOC to be determined)
Writing to Analyze Visuals [2 sample student essays]
Writing about Creative Works
*Jamaica Kincaid, Girl
Amy Tan, Alien Relative
Sample Student Essay
A Writer’s Handbook