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The Longman Reader (formerly The Macmillan Reader)

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780321142634

ISBN10:
0321142632
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

Widely praised for its superior teaching apparatus and thought-provoking readings, The Longman Reader remains the most successful rhetorically organized freshman composition reader. The Sixth Edition offers fresh examples of professional essays, separate chapters on reading and writing, detailed introductions to the patterns of development, before and after student essays for each pattern, and more activities and assignments than any comparable reader.

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents xix
Preface xxvii
The Reading process
1(12)
Get an Overview of the Selection
2(1)
Deepen Your Sense of the Selection
3(1)
Evaluate the Selection
4(9)
Family Counterculture
6(7)
Ellen Goodman
The Writing Process
13(70)
Prewrite
14(17)
Identify the Thesis
31(6)
Support the Thesis With Evidence
37(9)
Organize the Evidence
46(8)
Write the First Draft
54(15)
Revise the Essay
69(6)
Student Essay
75(2)
Commentary
77(6)
Description
83(62)
What Is Description?
83(1)
How Description Fits Your Purpose and Audience
84(2)
Suggestions for Using Description in an Essay
86(4)
Student Essay
90(2)
Commentary
92(4)
Activities: Description
96(49)
Flavio's Home
98(10)
Gordon Park
In my day
108(8)
Russel Baker
Sister Flowers
116(9)
Maya Angelou
Once More to the Lake
125(9)
E. B. White
A Partial Remembrance of A Puerto Rican Childhood
134(9)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
Additional Writing Topics
143(2)
Narration
145(52)
What Is Narration?
145(1)
How Narration Fits Your Purpose and Audience
146(1)
Suggestions for Using Narration in an Essay
147(6)
Student Essay
153(2)
Commentary
155(3)
Activities: Narration
158(39)
The Fourth of July
160(7)
Audre Loyde
Shooting An Elephant
167(9)
George Orwell
The Chase
176(7)
Annie Dillard
Salvation
183(5)
Langston Hushes
So Tsi-Fai
188(7)
Sophronia Liu
Additional Writing Topics
195(2)
Exemplification
197(62)
What Is Exemplification?
197(1)
How Exemplification Fits Your Purpose and Audience
198(3)
Suggestions for Using Exemplification in an Essay
201(5)
Student Essay
206(2)
Commentary
208(4)
Activities: Exemplification
212(47)
The ``Values'' Wasteland
214(11)
Charles Sykes
Sexism and Language
225(9)
Alleen Pace Nilsen
University Days
234(8)
James Thurber
Bombs Bursting In Air
242(7)
Beth Johnson
What I've Learned From Men
249(7)
Barbara Ehrenreich
Additional Writing Topics
256(3)
Division-Classification
259(66)
What Is Division-Classification?
259(2)
How Division-Classification Fits Your Purpose and Audience
261(2)
Suggestions for Using Division-Classification in an Essay
263(5)
Student Essay
268(4)
Commentary
272(3)
Activities: Division-Classification
275(50)
Friends, Good Friends-And Such Good Friends
278(7)
Judith Viorst
College Pressures
285(11)
William Zinsser
Doublespeak
296(8)
William Lutz
Propaganda Techniques in Today's Advertising
304(9)
Ann McClintock
But What Do You Mean?
313(10)
Deborah Tannen
Additional Writing Topics
323(2)
Process Analysis
325(64)
What Is Process Analysis?
325(1)
How Process Analysis Fits Your Purpose and Audience
326(2)
Suggestions for Using Process Analysis in an Essay
328(6)
Student Essay
334(3)
Commentary
337(3)
Activities; Process Analysis
340(49)
Your New Computer
343(7)
Bill Bryson
Campus Racism 101
350(7)
Nikki Giovanni
The American Way Of Death
357(8)
Jessica Mitford
How To Say Nothing in 500 Words
365(15)
Paul Roberts
The Fine Art of Complaining
380(7)
Caroline Rego
Additional Writing Topics
387(2)
Comparison-Contrast
389(48)
What Is Comparison-Contrast?
389(1)
How Comparison-Contrast Fits Your Purpose and Audience
390(1)
Suggestions for Using Comparison-Contrast in an Essay
391(6)
Student Essay
397(2)
Commentary
399(4)
Activities: Comparison-Contrast
403(34)
A Fable for Tomorrow
405(4)
Rachel Carson
That Lean and Hungry Look
409(5)
Suzanne Britt
Workers
414(8)
Richard Rodriguez
The Ugly Truth About Beauty
422(5)
Dave Barry
The Prisoner's Dilemma
427(8)
Stephen Chapman
Additional Writing Topics
435(2)
Cause-Effect
437(52)
What Is Cause-Effect?
437(1)
How Cause-Effect Fits Your Purpose and Audience
438(1)
Suggestions for Using Cause-Effect in an Essay
439(8)
Student Essay
447(2)
Commentary
449(4)
Activities: Cause-Effect
453(36)
Why We Crave Horror Movies
455(5)
Stephen King
Showing What is Possible
460(7)
Jacques D'Amboise
Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self
467(10)
Alice Walker
The Lie Detector
477(5)
Lewis Thomas
Is Technology Making Us Intimate Strangers?
482(5)
Jonathan Coleman
Additional Writing Topics
487(2)
Definition
489(48)
What Is Definition?
489(1)
How Definition Fits Your Purpose and Audience
490(1)
Suggestions for Using Definition in an Essay
491(4)
Student Essay
495(3)
Commentary
498(3)
Activities: Definition
501(36)
Entropy
503(6)
K. C. Cole
Life as Type A
509(7)
James Gleick
``Mommy, What Does 'Nigger' Mean?''
516(6)
Gloria Naylor
TV Addiction
522(7)
Marie Winn
The Handicap of Definition
529(5)
William Raspberry
Additional Writing Topics
534(3)
Argumentation-Persuasion
537(122)
What Is Argumentation-Persuasion?
537(1)
How Argumentation-Persuasion Fits Your Purpose and Audience
538(5)
Suggestions for Using Argumentation-Persuation in an Essay
543(19)
Student Essay
562(7)
Commentary
569(4)
Activities: Argumentation-Persuasion
573(86)
In Praise of the ``F'' Word
576(5)
Mary Sherry
Let Tell This Story of All America's Cultures
581(6)
Yuh Ji-Yeon
The Demanded Human Race
587(8)
Mark Twain
A Modest Proposal
595(11)
Jonathan Swift
Free Speech on Campus
606(9)
Nat Hentoff
Examining an Issue: Date Rape
Rape: A Bigger Danger Than Feminists Know
615(7)
Camille Paglia
Common Decency
622(6)
Susan Jacoby
Examining an Issue: Cloning
Study Cloning, Don't Ban It
628(5)
Daniel Kevles
Of Headless Mice... and Men
633(5)
Charles Krauthammer
Examining an Issue: Affirmative Action
Racism has its Privileges
638(11)
Roger Wilkins
Affirmative Action: The Price of Reference
649(8)
Shelby Steele
Additional Writing Assignments
657(2)
Combining the Patterns
659(32)
The Patterns in Action: During the Writing Process
659(1)
The Patterns in Action: In an Essay
660(31)
The Death of the Moth
662(7)
Virginia Woolf
Professions for Women
669(6)
Virginia Woolf
Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos?
675(5)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The World House
680(5)
Martin Luther King Jr.
On Going Home
685(3)
Joan Didion
The Santa Ana
688(3)
Joan Didion
APPENDIX: A CONCISE GUIDE TO FINDING AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES 691(28)
Using the Library to Find Books on Your Subject
691(3)
Using the Library to Find Reference Works on Your Subject
694(1)
Using the Library to Find Articles on Your Subject
695(4)
Using the Internet to Research Your Subject
699(6)
Documenting Sources
705(1)
What to Document
706(1)
How to Document
706(5)
List of Works Cited
711(8)
Glossary 719(18)
Acknowledgments 737(6)
Index 743


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