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Making Sense : A Real-World Rhetorical Reader

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9780312463830

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Pub. Date:
2/3/2010
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Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

Cheryl Glenn takes the familiar rhetorical reader genre in exciting new directions, revealing to students how the nine classic rhetorical methods underlie a surprising range of daily discourse from restaurant menus to online catalogs to campaign speeches as well as the writing they will need to do in college and beyond.Making Senseoffers many well-known selections that have long served as excellent classroom models, but it also provides a stimulating choice of new readings, visual elements, and supporting instruction to show how the rhetorical methods continue to serve the needs of today's writers both inside and outside the classroom, including civic and other public contexts.

Author Biography

Cheryl Glenn is Liberal Arts Research Professor of English and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. Glenn's rhetorical scholarship has earned her many awards, including three National Endowment for the Humanities awards, the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)'s Richard Braddock Award, and Rhetoric Review's Outstanding Essay Award. She has served as President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, a member of the CCCC Executive Committee, and Chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition. She spends her summers teaching at the Bread Loaf School of English.

Table of Contents

Preface
 
1 Introduction: The Reading-Writing Connection
What’s Reading Got to Do with Writing?
Reading Actively and Critically
Practical Reading Strategies
Making Sense of Visuals
The Readings and Visuals in Making Sense
Writing Well
What’s Rhetoric Got to Do with Writing?
      Understanding the Writing Task
      Focusing on Your Purpose, Audience, and Subject
Practical Writing Strategies
Generating Ideas
      Deciding on a Tentative Thesis
      Organizing Your Ideas
      Drafting
      Using Visuals
      Collaborating
      Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
JENNIFER FAVORITE, I Played the Nanny (STUDENT ESSAY)
Making Sense with Your Writing
Finally
 
2 Narration
What Is Narration?
Why Use Narration?
How Do You Use Narration in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read a Narrative?
How Do You Write a Narrative?
"Reading" Visuals in Narration
Understanding and Using Narration
Checking Over Narrative Writing
MALCOLM X, Prison Studies
DAVID SEDARIS, Me Talk Pretty One Day
* Jessica Lugo, Memories of Grandma (STUDENT ESSAY)
JEFF DRAYER, Bedside Terror
MAYA ANGELOU, Finishing School
*BARBARA EHRENREICH, Serving in Florida
*ALFREDO CELEDÓN LUJÁN, Piñón Hunting
Additional Suggestions for Writing
 
3 Description
What Is Description?
Why Use Description?
How Do You Use Description in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read a Description?
How Do You Write a Description?
"Reading" Visuals in Description
Understanding and Using Description
Checking Over Descriptive Writing
GAVIN REMBER, Closing Doors [STUDENT ESSAY]
SUSAN ORLEAN, The American Man, Age Ten
N. SCOTT MOMADAY, The Way to Rainy Mountain
*SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS, Buckeye
*SARAH M. BROOME, A Yellow House in New Orleans
ANNIE DILLARD, The Deer at Providencia
BARRIE JEAN BORICH, What Kind of King
GOURMET, Plum Delicious [VISUAL]
Additional Suggestions for Writing 
 
4 Exemplification
What Is Exemplification?
Why Use Exemplification?
How Do You Use Exemplification in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read Exemplification?
How Do You Write Using Exemplification?
"Reading" Visuals in Exemplification
Understanding and Using Exemplification
Checking Over the Use of Exemplification
BRENT STAPLES, Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
EVA PAYNE, Handy [STUDENT ESSAY]
*PHIL LEITZ, The Greatest Automotive Flops of the Last 25 Years
*BARACK OBAMA, Memorial Day, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
*DAVID BROWNE, On the Internet, It’s All About "My"
*CHRISTINE ROSEN, Virtual Friendship and the New Narcissism
Additional Suggestions for Writing 
 
5 Classification and Division
What Are Classification and Division?
Why Classify and Divide?
How Do You Use Classification and Division in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read Classification and Division?
How Do You Write Using Classification and Division?
"Reading" Visuals in Classification and Division
Understanding and Using Classification and Division
Checking Over the Use of Classification and Division
CAROLYN FOSTER SEGAL, The Dog Ate My Flash Drive, and Other Tales of Woe
STEPHANIE ERICSSON, The Ways We Lie
*BILL PRATT, Interview Questions: Most Common, Illegal, and Questions You Should Never Ask
*SUZANNE GROVE, Hunter S. Thompson: Three Ways (STUDENT ESSAY)
*BILL BRYSON, Varieties of English
AMY TAN, Mother Tongue
Additional Suggestions for Writing 
 
6 Comparison and Contrast
What Are Comparison and Contrast?
Why Use Comparison and Contrast?
How Do You Use Comparison and Contrast in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read Comparison and Contrast?
How Do You Write Using Comparison and Contrast?
"Reading" Visuals in Comparison and Contrast
Understanding and Using Comparison and Contrast
Checking Over the Use of Comparison and Contrast
SUZANNE BRITT, Neat People vs. Sloppy People
DAVE BARRY, Guys vs. Men
DEBORAH TANNEN, Cross Talk
*LYNN TAN, Summer Reading vs. Reading for School [STUDENT ESSAY]
*GREG BEATO, Amusing Ourselves to Depth: Is The Onion Our Most Intelligent Newspaper?
*MALCOLM JONES, Who Was More Important: Lincoln Or Darwin?
ZORA NEALE HURSTON, How It Feels to Be Colored Me
Additional Suggestions for Writing 
 
7 Process Analysis
What Is Process Analysis?
Why Use Process Analysis?
How Do You Use Process Analysis in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read a Process Analysis?
How Do You Write a Process Analysis?
"Reading" Visuals in a Process Analysis
Understanding and Using Process Analysis
Checking Over the Use of Process Analysis
*DAVE ROOS, How to Start Investing
RACHEL DILLON, Mission Possible [STUDENT ESSAY]
JESSICA MITFORD, The Embalming of Mr. Jones
BERNICE WUETHRICH, Getting Stupid
*MONSTER.COM, How to Interview
Additional Suggestions for Writing 
 
8 Cause-and-Effect Analysis
What Is Cause-and- Effect Analysis?
Why Use Cause-and- Effect Analysis?
How Do You Use Cause-and- Effect Analysis in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read Cause-and-Effect Analysis?
How Do You Write Using Cause-and-Effect Analysis?
"Reading" Visuals in Cause-and-Effect Analysis
Understanding and Using Cause-and-Effect Analysis
Checking Over the Use of Cause-and-Effect Analysis
*TAYLOR CLARK, Plight of the Little Emperors
*JACK MCCALLUM, Steroids in America: The Real Dope
ROBYN SYLVES, Credit Card Debt among College Students: Just What Does It Cost?[STUDENT ESSAY]
*MALCOLM GLADWELL, Excerpt from Outliers
*ATUL GAWANDE, Hellhole
HellholeHe*CLAUDIA WALLIS, The Multitasking Generation
*NICHOLAS CARR, Is Google Making Us Stupid?*NICHOLAS CARR, Is Goodlge Making Us
SUSAN GLASPELL, A Jury of Her Peers [FICTION]
Additional Suggestions for Writing 
 
9 Definition
What Is Definition?
Why Use Definition?
How Does Definition Work?
How Do You Use Definition in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read a Definition?
How Do You Write Using Definition?
"Reading" Visuals for Definition
Understanding and Using Definition
Checking Over the Use of Definition
*BRIANE GREENE, Put a Little Science in Your Life
*W. L. RATHJE, How Garbage Got to Be an -Ology
JUDY BRADY, Why I Want a Wife
PAUL THEROUX, Being a Man
*MARY INKS, Dancing through the Learning Process [STUDENT ESSAY]
*NICHOLAS LEMANN, Journalism without Journalists
*CONNIE EBLE, from Slang and Sociability: In-Group Language among College Students
Additional Suggestions for Writing 
 
10 Argument
What Is Argument?
Why Argue?
How Do You Use Argument in Academic Writing?
How Do You Read an Argument?
How Do You Write an Argument?
"Reading" Visuals in Argument
Understanding and Using Argument
Checking Over an Argument
CASEBOOK: COLLEGE ATHLETICS
JAMES L. SHULMAN AND WILLIAM G. BOWEN, How the Playing Field Is Encroaching on the Admissions Office
LYNDA RUSH, Assessing a Study of College Athletes
*ANDREW WIBLE, It’s the Sports Teams That Make the College—Not Vice Versa [STUDENT ESSAY]
WILLIAM F. SHUGHART II, Why Not a Football Degree?
CASEBOOK: THE DRAFT AND NATIONAL SERVICE
CHARLES B. RANGEL, Bring Back the Draft
CHARLES MOSKOS AND PAUL GLASTRIS, Now Do You Believe We Need a Draft?
*THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, Uncle Charlie Wants You!: The Draft Would Weaken the World’s Best Military
MAGGIE KOERTH, Women in Draft Necessary Part of Quest to End Discrimination[STUDENT ESSAY]

PAIRED ARGUMENTS
THOMAS JEFFERSON, The Declaration of Independence
*SENECA FALLS CONFERENCE (1848), The Declaration of Sentiments
 
*JOSEPH C. GFROERER, LI-TZY WU, and MICHAEL PENNE, Marijuana Is a Gateway Drug
*STUART TAYLOR, JR., Marijuana Should Be Decriminalized
 
*TIMOTHY WHEELER, Assault-Weapons Ban, R.I.P.
*JIMMY CARTER, Assault-Gun Ban Should Be Reinstated
 
Additional Suggestions for Writing

*11 Synthesizing Strategies and Sources into Academic and Public Writing
The Continuum from Academic to Public Writing
Academic Writing
      Purposes of Academic Writing
      Kinds of Academic Writing
      Features of Academic Writing
      Combining Strategies in Academic Writing
Public Writing
      Purposes of Public Writing
      Kinds of Public Writing
      Features of Public Writing
      Combining Strategies in Public Writing
      *CATHERINE LEECE, Energy for the Community [STUDENT ESSAY]
      *KEITH BRADSHER, The Ascent of Wind Power
      An Academic Writing Assignment
            Doing Research
            Thinking about Strategies and Planning the Essay
            Synthesizing and Acknowledging Your Sources
      A Public Writing Assignment
            Doing Research
            Thinking about Strategies and Planning the Essay
            Synthesizing and Acknowledging Your Sources
 
Appendix: Using and Documenting Sources
 
       Summarizing and Paraphrasing
      Using and Integrating Quotations
      Avoiding Plagiarism
      MLA Style for Source Citations in the Text
       MLA List of Works Cited
            Books
            Periodicals
            Electronic Sources
            Other Sources
Glossary of Terms
Index
 
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