9780073406039

Invention and Craft: A Guide to College Writing

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    9780073406039

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/5/2015
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

Invention and Craft: A Guide to College Writing offers a new approach to teaching and learning in the first-year writing classroom. Invention and Craft draws on the relationship between the writing process and the creative process model and teaches a problem-solving, insight-driven approach to writing clearly and effectively in all genres. Its emphasis on knowledge transfer instructs students to recognize the patterns that occur within and across genres and to apply what they know to each new writing assignment. Invention and Craft offers special promise for casting students in the role of meaning-makers by pinpointing strategies for transferring knowledge—the hallmark of successful expository prose.

Table of Contents

Invention and Craft: A Guide to College Writing, First Edition by Ronda Leathers Dively — Table of Contents

Part 1:  Creating Contexts for Understanding Composition

1. Composition and Creativity

  • Some Straight Talk about Composition Courses
  • The Search for Creativity in Expository Writing
  • Expository Writing and Other Creative Activities
  • Creativity and Self-Awareness
  • The Transfer of Composing Knowledge
  • — Conditions for Knowledge Transfer
  • — Routes for Knowledge Transfer in Composition
  • — Processes Involved in Knowledge Transfer
  • — Negative Transfer and Composing Myths
  • An Invitation to Create in Your Composition Course

2. Composing Processes and Creative Processes

  • A Composing Model
  • — Invention
  • — Drafting
  • — Revision
  • — Editing
  • Expository Writing as a Creative Act
  • The Creative Process Model
  • — First Insight
  • — Preparation
  • — Incubation
  • — Insight
  • — Verification
  • The Creative Process Model and Expository Writing
  • Reflection and Your Development as a Writer

3. Rhetorical Situations

  • Overlaps between Creative and Expository
  • Writing
  • Creativity and the Rhetorical Situation
  • Rhetoric and Constructive Constraints
  • Elements of the Rhetorical Situation
  • — Audience and Forum
  • — Topic
  • — Genre
  • — Author’s Purpose
  • — Author’s Role
  • Rhetorical Appeals
  • — Ethos
  • — Pathos
  • — Logos
  • Rhetoric and Creative Drive

4. Invention Strategies

  • Prewriting Techniques
  • — Unstructured Prewriting Techniques
  • — Structured Prewriting Techniques
  • Invention beyond the Composition Class

5. Research Strategies

  • Research Methods
  • — Primary Research
  • — Secondary Research
  • Strategies for Managing Secondary Research
  • Research, Invention, and Knowledge
  • Transfer

Part 2:  Creating Texts That Inform

6. Introduction to Texts That Inform

  • Purposes and Strategies for Informing
  • Application in College and the Workplace

7. Memoir

  • Distinguishing Features of a Memoir
  • Processes for Composing a Memoir
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “One Writer’s Beginnings,” by Eudora Welty
  • — “The Workers,” by Richard Rodriguez

8. Profile

  • Distinguishing Features of a Profile
  • Processes for Composing a Profile
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “From a Dream to Reality,” by Erin Anderson, a First-Year Composition Student
  • — “Reinventing Rio,” by Alan Riding

9. Report

  • Distinguishing Features of a Report
  • Processes for Composing a Report
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Mirror, Mirror on My Facebook Wall: Effects of Exposure to Facebook on Self-Esteem,” by Amy L. Gonzales and Jeffrey T. Hancock
  • —“The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary,” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

10. Annotated Bibliography

  • Distinguishing Features of an Annotated Bibliography
  • Processes for Composing an Annotated Bibliography
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Teen Dating Violence: A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography,” by Priscilla Offenhauer and Alice Buchalter
  • — “Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography,” by Courtney Drake and Deirdre Cerminaro with William Drenttel

Part 3:  Creating Texts That Analyze

11. Introduction to Texts That Analyze

  • Purposes and Strategies for Analyzing
  • Application in College and the Workplace

12. Writing-Process Analysis

  • Distinguishing Features of a Writing-Process Analysis
  • Processes for Composing a Writing-Process Analysis
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “The Watcher at the Gates,” by Gail Godwin
  • — “A Way of Writing,” by William Stafford

13. Visual Analysis

  • Distinguishing Features of a Visual Analysis
  • Processes for Composing a Visual Analysis
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Is Team USA’s Militaristic Uniform a Problem?” by Paul Achter
  • — “The Heritage of Berlin Street Art and Graffiti Scene,” by Simon Arms

14. Rhetorical Analysis

  • Distinguishing Features of a Rhetorical Analysis
  • Processes for Composing a Rhetorical Analysis
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — "A More Perfect Union," delivered by Senator Barack Obama on March 18, 2008
  • — “Why It Worked: A Rhetorical Analysis of Obama’s Speech on Race,” by Roy Peter Clark

15. Literary Analysis

  • Distinguishing Features of a Literary Analysis
  • Processes for Composing a Literary Analysis
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • “‘Neither Can Live While the Other Survives’: The Driving Force of Revenge in Harry Potter, ” by Heidi Nielson
  • “Untold Story: The Lying Narrator in ‘The Black Cat,’” by Susan Amper

Part 4:  Creating Texts That Argue

16. Introduction to Texts That Argue

  • Purposes of and Strategies for Arguing
  • — Tone
  • — Structure
  • — Logical Fallacies
  • Application in College and the Workplace

17. Research Proposal

  • Distinguishing Features of a Research Proposal
  • — Introduction
  • — Statement of Purpose
  • — Projected Contributions
  • — Literature Review
  • — Research Methods
  • — Conclusion
  • — Works Cited or References
  • — The Parts as a Whole
  • Processes for Composing a Research Proposal
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Exploring and Developing Stage Combat Methodologies,” by Whitney
  • Elmore, an Undergraduate Student
  • — “The Evolution of Ethics,” by Matt Warren, an Undergraduate
    Student

18. Review

  • Distinguishing Features of a Review 310
  • Processes for Composing a Review 314
  • — Invention toward First Insight 317
  • — Preparation through Research 317
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight 317
  • — Strategies for Drafting 318
  • — Revision and Editing 319
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations 320
  • READINGS 322
  • — “‘Gris Grimley’s Frankenstein ’ Revisits, Enhances Shelley’s Famous Tale,” by Karen Sandstrom 322
  • — “Old ‘Cosmos’ vs. New ‘Cosmos’: Who’s the King of the Universe?” by Chris Taylor

19. Position Paper

  • Distinguishing Features of a Position Paper
  • Processes for Composing a Position Paper
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Homeschooling’s Liberalism,” by David Mills
  • — “Educating Girls Is a Good Investment,” by Becky Smith Conover

20. Problem-Solution Paper

  • Distinguishing Features of a Problem-Solution Paper
  • Processes for Composing a Problem-Solution Paper
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “The Creativity Crisis,” by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • — “It Can’t Happen Here: Why Is There So Little Coverage of Americans Who Are Struggling with Poverty?” by Dan Froomkin

Part 5:  Creating Presentation-Quality Final Products

21. Source Integration and Citation

  • Strategies for Meshing Sources
  • — Summary
  • — Paraphrase
  • — Direct Quote
  • — Synthesis
  • Strategies for Citing Sources
  • — Logic of Citation in MLA and APA
  • — MLA Internal Citations
  • — MLA Works Cited Page Entries
  • — APA Internal Citations
  • — APA References Page Entries
  • Transfer across Writing Situations

22. Document Design

  • Emphasis
  • — Bold Print
  • — Italics (or Underlining)
  • — Scare Quotes
  • White Space
  • — Paragraphs
  • — Subheadings
  • — Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • — Alignment
  • Images and Tables
  • — Images
  • — Tables, Charts, and Graphs
  • Transfer across Writing Situations

23. Revision and Editing

  • Revision
  • — Criteria for Productive Revision
  • — Processes for Revising
  • Editing
  • — Common Surface Errors
  • — Processes for Editing
  • Transfer across Writing Situations

24. Peer and Instructor Review

  • Invention Workshops
  • Peer Review
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Writing Center Visits
  • Transfer across Writing Situations

25. PORTFOLIOS

  • Portfolio-Based Composition Courses
  • Portfolio Content
  • — Document Selection
  • — Reflective Introduction
  • A Word about Procrastination
  • E-Portfolios
  • Transfer across Writing Situations
  • Photo Credits
  • Text Credits
  • Index

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