The Longman Reader

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  • Edition: 9th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
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Widely praised for its thought-provoking readings, The Longman Reader remains the most successful rhetorically organized freshman composition reader.

The Longman Reader features highly praised writing pedagogy in a rhetorically-organized reader. The opening chapter offers specific strategies for active reading, and for each pattern-of-development chapter, The Longman Reader includes a detailed introduction that asks the reader to consider audience and purpose, concrete revision strategies, a peer review checklist, an annotated sample essay with extensive analysis, prewriting and revising activities, and a comprehensive list of possible writing topics.

Both beloved and fresh professional essays range widely in subject matter and approach, from the humorous to the informative, from personal meditation to argument, and capture the reader's interest while clearly illustrating a specific pattern of development.

This new edition offers eleven new reading selections, whether written by academics and public intellectuals such as Michael Kimmel or bestselling journalists and authors such as Eric Weiner, encourage students to think critically. These essays include pieces of personal reflection (for example, Gary Kamiya's “Life, Death and Spring”) as well as those written from an objective point of view (for example, Kurt Kleiner's “When Mañana Is Too Soon”). And they cover a range of topics, including education, social responsibility, and personal relationships.

Table of Contents

The Reading Process
Get an Overview of the Selection
First Reading: A Checklist
Deepen Your Sense of the Selection
Second Reading: A Checklist
Evaluate the Selection
Evaluating a Selection: A Checklist
Family Counterculture
The Writing Process
Stages of the Writing Process
Analyzing Your Audience: A Checklist
Identify the Thesis
Support the Thesis with Evidence
Organize the Evidence
Outlining: A Checklist
Write the First Draft
Structure of an Essay
Turning Outline Into First Draft: A Checklist
Revise the Essay
Edit and Proofread
Student Essay
What Is Description?
How Description Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Description in an Essay
Description: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Development Diagram: Writing a Description Essay
Revision Strategies
Student Essay
Activities: Description
Sister Flowers
Essay Structure Diagram: "Sister Flowers" by Maya Angelou
Flavio's Home
The Storm This Time
Life, Death and Spring
A Partial Remembrance of Puerto Rican Childhood
Additional Writing Topics
What Is Narration?
How Narration Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Narration in an Essay
Development Diagram: Writing a Narration Essay
Revision Strategies
Narration: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Student Essay
Activities: Narration
The Fourth of July
Essay Structure Diagram: The Fourth of Jul
Shooting an Elephant
Someone's Mother
The Price We Pay
Additional Writing Topics
What Is Exemplification?
How Exemplification Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Exemplification in an Essay
Development Diagram: Writing an Exemplification Essay
Revision Strategies
Exemplification: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Student Essay
Activities: Exemplification
Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen
Essay Structure Diagram: Tweens: Ten Going On Sixtee
The "Values" Wasteland
Black Talk and Pop Culture
Bombs Bursting in Air
The Miracle of Melancholia
Additional Writing Topics
What Is Division-Classification?
How Division-Classification Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Division-Classification in an Essay
Development Diagram: Writing a Division-Classification Essay
Revision Strategies
Division-Classification: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Student Essay
Activities: Division-Classification
Ann McClintock,Propaganda Techniques in Today's Advertising
Essay Structure Diagram: Propaganda Techniques in Today's Advertisin;by Ann McClintock
The Ways We Lie
College Pressures
Psst! Human Capital
What Are Friends For?
Additional Writing Topics
Process Analysis
What Is Process Analysis?
How Process Analysis Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Process Analysis in an Essay
Development Diagram: Writing a Process Analysis Essay
Revision Strategies
Process Analysis: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Student Essay
Activities: Process Analysis
Essay Structure Diagram: Cyberschoo
Talk About Editing
The American Way of Death
What Shamu Taught Me about a Happy Marriage
How to Say Nothing in 500 Words
The Fine Art of Complaining
Additional Writing Topics
What Is Comparison-Contrast?
How Comparison-Contrast Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Comparison-Contrast in an Essay
Development Diagram: Writing a Comparison-Contrast Essay
Revision Strategies
Comparison-Contrast: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Student Essay
Activities: Comparison-Contrast
Euromail and Amerimail
Essay Structure Diagram:Euromail And Amerimai
A Fable for Tomorrow
Beauty and the Beast
The Prisoner's Dilemma
Additional Writing Topics
What Is Cause-Effect?
How Cause-Effect Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Cause-Effect in an Essay
Development Diagram: Writing a Cause-Effect Essay
Revision Strategies
Cause-Effect: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Student Essay
Activities: Cause-Effect
Why We Crave Horror Movies
Essay Structure Diagram:Why We Crave Horror Movie
Showing What Is Possible
Beauty: When Manana is Too Soon
When WillPeople Help in a Crisis?
Innocents Afield
Additional Writing Topics
What Is Definition?
How Definition Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Definition in an Essay
Development Diagram: Writing a Definition Essay
Revision Strategies
Definition: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Student Essay
Activities: Definition
Essay Structure Diagram: Entrop
Life as Type A
The Cute Factor
Beyond the Pleasure Principle
The Handicap of Definition
Additional Writing Topics
What Is Argumentation-Persuasion?
How Argumentation-Persuasion Fits Your Purpose and Audience
Suggestions for Using Argumentation-Persuasion in an Essay
Using Rogerian Strategy: A Checklist
Questions for Using Toulmin Strategy: A Checklist
Development Diagram: Writing an Argumentation-Persuasion Essay
Revision Strategies
Argumentation-Persuasion: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist
Student Essay
Activities: Argumentation-Persuasion
Stanley Fish,Free Speech Follies
Essay Structure Diagram:Free-Speech Follie
In Praise of the "F" Word
Let's Tell the Story of All America's Cultures
The Damned Human Race
Driving to the Funeral
Examining an Issue: Gender-Based Education
How the Schools Shortchange Boys
The War Against Boys
Examining an Issue: Torture
Time to Think About Torture
Now the Talk Is About Bringing Back Torture
Examining an Issue: Affirmative Action
The Border on Our Backs
Se Habla Entitlement
Additional Writing Topics
Combining the Patterns
The Patterns in Action: During the Writing Process
The Patterns in Action: In an Essay
Student Essay
The Death of the Moth
Professions for Women
Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos?
The World House
The Santa Ana
Marrying Absurd
AGuide to Using Sources
Evaluating Source Materials
Evaluating Articles and Books: A Checklist
Evaluating Internet Materials: A Checklist
Analyzing and Synthesizing Source Material
Analyzing and Synthesizing Source Material: A Checklist
Using Quotation, Summary, and Paraphrase Without Plagiarizing
Using Quotation, Summary, and Paraphrase: A Checklist
Integrating Sources Into Your Writing
Integrating Sources Into Your Writing: A Checklist
Documenting Sources: MLA Style
How to Document: MLA In-Text References
Citing Sources: A Checklist
How to Document: MLA List of Works Cited
Citing Print Sources-Books
Citing Print Sources-Periodicals
Citing Sources Found on a Website
Citing Sources Found Through an Online Database or Scholarly Project
Citing Other Common Sources
Avoiding Ten Common Writing Errors
Comma Splices and Run-ons
Faulty Subject-Verb Agreement
Faulty Pronoun Agreement
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Faulty Parallelism
Comma Misuse
Apostrophe Misuse
Confusing Homonyms
Misuse of Italics and Underlining
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This textbook is really great for getting on the go with writing. I am using it in my College Writing class and I just love the way that it presents its topics. It breaks down all the steps for writing a great essay and why you do it. Then it also shows different examples, both of amateur writers and professional writers, which makes this book and it's context easier to apply to the reader's own writing.
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