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Summary

Approaching a liberal arts tradition in the classroom, across the curriculum, and beyond, The McGraw-Hill Reader offers rich and diverse readings in education, the social sciences, business and economics, the humanities, and the sciences. This new eleventh edition offers a new focus on reading and composing across various media; it includes over 100 selections from prominent thinkers and writers; each essay was chosen to provoke critical thought and encourage effective writing.

Table of Contents

The McGraw-Hill Reader 12/e Table of Contents

Part 1: Reading and Writing across the Disciplines

CHAPTER 1. READING AND RESPONDING TO TEXTS

Reading Critically

Responding to Essays

*Making Connections: Essays and Images across Disciplines

John Berger "Hiroshima"
Robin Tolmach Lakoff "The Power of Words in Wartime"

Classic and Contemporary: Reading Critically

Mortimer J. Adler "How to Mark a Book"
Nicholas Carr "Does the Internet Make You Smarter or Dumber?"

Annotating

Taking Notes

Questioning the Text

Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.,The Cult of Ethnicity

Message-Making: An Interactive Approach

Paraphrasing, Summarizing, Quoting, and Synthesizing

Paraphrasing

Summarizing

Quoting

Avoiding Plagiarism

Synthesizing: Drawing Connections from Texts

Case Study: Class and Culture

Paul Krugman "We Are the 99.9%"

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. "Forty Acres and a Gap in Wealth"

Chrystia Freeland "The Rich Are Different from You and Me"

George Packer "The Broken Contract: Inequality and American Decline"

Reading and Responding to Online Texts

Reading and Analyzing Visual Texts

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Communicate?

Joe Rosenthal "Marines Raising the Flag at Iwo Jima"Thomas E. Franklin "Firefighters Raising the Flag at Ground Zero"

CHAPTER 2. CRITICAL WRITING: PROCESS AND COMMUNICATION

Composing in Any Medium: Processes for Writing Invention

Considering Purpose and Audience

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Compose?

Library of Congress, Edith Wharton Writing at Her Desk

Photograph, Jennifer Jacobson and Jane Kurtz Writing on Laptops at a Coffee Shop

Choosing an Appropriate Tone

Generating Ideas: Freewriting and Brainstorming

Outlining

Drafting

Developing the Thesis

Writing Introductory Paragraphs

Writing Body Paragraphs

Writing End Paragraphs

Student Essay: Jamie Taylor, Cultist Behavior or Doltish Behavior?

Revising

Proofreading

Responding to Editorial Comments

A Portfolio on Writing and Communication

Manuel Munoz "Leave Your Name at the Border"
Edwidge Danticat "Turning the Page on Disaster"
Amy Tan "Mother Tongue"
Peter Elbow "Freewriting"
Donald M. Murray "The Maker’s Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts"
Steve Martin "Writing Is Easy"
Deborah Tannen "Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is it So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?"
George Orwell "Politics and the English Language"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 3. READING AND WRITING EFFECTIVE ARGUMENTS

Learning the Language of Argument

Classic and Contemporary Images: What Is an Argument?

Francisco de Goya "The Third of May, 1808"

Eddie Adams "Police Chief Brigadier General Nguyen Ngoc Loan Executes a Viet Cong Officer"

Using the Test of Justification

Reading and Analyzing Arguments

Understanding Claims and Warrants

Reasoning from Evidence

Thinking Critically about Arguments

The Purpose of Argumentation

Appeals to Reason, Emotion, and Ethics

Abraham Lincoln "The Gettysburg Address"

Writing Powerful Arguments

Identify an Issue

Take a Stand and Clarify Your Claim

Analyze Your Audience

Establish Your Tone

Develop and Organize the Grounds for Your Claim

Gather and Evaluate Your Evidence

Consider Your Warrants

Deal with Opposing Viewpoints

Avoid Unfair Emotional Appeals and Errors in Reasoning

Argumentative Synthesis

Case Study for Synthesis. Social Networking: Friend or Foe?

Farhad Manjoo "Do I Really Have to Join Twitter?"

Alexis Madrigal "Take the Data Out of Dating"

Kevin Clarke "Tweet Like an Egyptian"

Clive Thompson "I’m So Totally, Digitally, Close to You"

Synthesis: Connections for Argumentation

Part 2. Issues across the Disciplines

CHAPTER 4. EDUCATION AND SOCIETY

Classic and Contemporary Images: Does Education Change over Time?

"Zoology Lab, Oberlin College, 1890s"

Tom Stewart "Biology Lab, University of Maine, 1990s"

Frederick Douglass "Learning to Read and Write"

Richard Rodriguez "The Lonely, Good Company of Books"

Mike Rose "What College Can Mean to the Other America"

Anna Quindlen "Sex Ed"

Emily Bazelon "The Next Kind of Integration"

David Gelernter "Unplugged: The Myth of Computers in the Classroom"

Susan Jacoby "When Bright Girls Decide that Math is 'A Waste of Time'"

Clayborne Carson "Two Cheers for Brown v. Board of Education"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 5. FAMILY LIFE AND GENDER ROLES

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Respond to Marriage?

Pieter Brueghel "The Younger, Rustic Wedding"

Elise Amendola "Gay Marriage"

Classic and Contemporary Essays: How Much Do Families Matter?

E.B. White "Once More to the Lake"

Ann Hood "Street Scenes"

Annie Dillard "An American Childhood"

Joan Didion "In Sable and Dark Glasses"

Andrew Sullivan "Why Gay Marriage Is Good for America"

Richard Rodriguez "Family Values"

Jamaica Kincaid "The Estrangement"

Fatema Mernissi "Digital Shehrazades in the Arab World"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 6. HISTORY, CULTURE, AND CIVILIZATION

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Become Americans?

National Park Service, Medical Exam of Male Immigrants, 1907

Associated Press, Illegal Immigrants Crossing the Border between Guatemala and Mexico, 1999

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Are We Moving toward a World Culture?

J.B. Priestley "Wrong"

Ishmael Reed "America: The Multinational Society"

Nial Ferguson "America’s Oh Sh*t Moment"

Edward Hoagland "1776 and All That: America after September 11"

Brent Staples "Black Men and Public Space"

Judith Ortiz Cofer "The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria"

Leslie Marmon Silko "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit"

Amartya Sen "A World Not Equally Divided"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 7. GOVERNMENT, POLITICS, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

Classic and Contemporary Images: Have We Made Advances in Civil Rights?

Advertisement, "Slaves for Sale," 1835 398

Photograph, “Hope” Obama Election Poster, 2008

Classic and Contemporary Essays: What Is the American Dream?

Thomas Jefferson "The Declaration of Independence"Martin Luther King Jr. "I Have a Dream"

Amy Chua "The Right Road to America?"

Molly Ivins "Is Texas America?"

Esther Dyson "Cyberspace: If You Don’t Love It, Leave It"

Bruce Catton "Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts"

Bharati Mukherjee "American Dreamer"

ames Baldwin "Stranger in the Village"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 8. BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

Classic and Contemporary Images: Will Workers Be Displaced by Machines?

Diego Rivera "Portion of a Mural from the Detroit Institute of Arts"

Photograph, Automobile Assembly Line

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Does Equal Opportunity Exist?

Virginia Woolf "Professions for Women"

Henry Louis Gates Jr. "Delusions of Grandeur"

Junot Diaz "The Money: Starting Out"

Paul Krugman "The Death of Horatio Alger"

Thomas L. Friedman "Globalization: The Super-Story"

Barbara Ehrenreich "Nickel and Dimed"

Robert Reich "Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor, Poorer"

Jonathan Swift "A Modest Proposal"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 9. MEDIA AND POPULAR CULTURE

Classic and Contemporary Images: What Do Gangster Films Reveal about Us?

Edward G. Robinson in "Little Caesar," 1930

James Gandolfini in "The Sopranos," 2000

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Why Are We Fascinated by Bad Men in Popular Culture?

Robert Warshow "The Gangster as Tragic Hero"

Lauren M.E. Goodlad "Why We Love “Mad Men”"

Jeffrey Sachs "A Nation of Vidiots"

Stephen King "My Creature from the Black Lagoon"

Dave Barry "Red, White, and Beer"

Gloria Steinem "Wonder Woman"

Todd Gitlin "Supersaturation, or, The Media Torrent and Disposable Feeling"

Deborah Ross "Escape from Wonderland: Disney and the Female Imagination"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 10. LITERATURE AND THE ARTS

Classic and Contemporary Images: How Do We Evaluate a Work of Art?

Auguste Rodin "Walking Man"

Jeff Koons "Rabbit"

Classic and Contemporary Essays: What Is the Value of Literature?

Eudora Welty "One Writer’s Beginnings"

Sherman Alexie "Superman and Me"

John Updike "Moving Along"

Scott McCloud "Understanding Comics"

David Gates "Finding Neverland"

Patricia Hampl "The Dark Art of Description"

Susan Sontag "Regarding the Torture of Others"

Alice Walker "Saving the Life That Is Your Own: The Importance of Models in the Artist’s Life"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 11. PHILOSOPHY, ETHICS, AND RELIGION

Classic and Contemporary Images: Do We Believe in Good and Evil?

Angel and Mortal "Islamic Art from India"

Jacob Epstein, St. Michael and the Devil

Classic and Contemporary Essays: How Strong Is Your Faith?

Langston Hughes "Salvation"

Marjane Satrapi "The Veil"

Robert Coles "I Listen to My Parents and I Wonder What They Believe"

Karen Armstrong "What’s God Got to Do With It?"

Lisa Miller "Our Mutual Joy: The Religious Case for Gay Marriage"

Paul Bloom "How Do Morals Change?"

Plato "The Allegory of the Cave"

Salman Rushdie "Not About Islam?"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 12. HEALTH AND MEDICINE

Classic and Contemporary Images: What Does Medical Research Tell Us?

Rembrandt van Rijn "The Anatomy Lesson"

Associated Press "Conjoined Twins"

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Can We Avoid Epidemics?

Barbara Tuchman "This Is the End of the World: The Black Death"

Jill Lepore "It’s Spreading"

Christopher Hitchens "Topic of Cancer"

Richard Selzer "The Masked Marvel’s Last Toehold"

Martha Mendoza "Between a Woman and Her Doctor"

Atul Gawande "Naked"

Stephen Gould "The Terrifying Normalcy of AIDS"

Susan Bordo "The Globalization of Eating Disorders"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 13. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

Classic and Contemporary Images: Are We Destroying Our Natural World?

John Frederick Kensett "Along the Hudson"

Damian Dovarganes "Los Angeles, 2004"

Classic and Contemporary Essays: Do We Own Nature?

Chief Seattle "Letter to President Pierce"

Barry Lopez "Children in the Woods"

Joy Horowitz "Parkinson’s Alley

Rick Bass "Why I Hunt"

Bill McKibben "The Environmental Issue from Hell"

Rachel Carson "The Obligation to Endure"

Noel Perrin "The Greenest Campuses: An Idiosyncratic Guide"

Jared Diamond "The Last Americans: Environmental Collapse and the End of Civilization"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

CHAPTER 14. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Classic and Contemporary Images: Where Is Science Taking Us?

Flemish School, The Movements of the Sun and Moon, 15th Century

J. Hester and P. Scowen "Photograph of Gaseous Pillars Taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, 1995"

Classic and Contemporary Essays: How Has Nature Evolved?

Charles Darwin "Natural Selection"

Verlyn Klinkenborg "Darwin at 200: The Ongoing Force of His Unconventional Idea"

Diane Ackerman "Planets in the Sky with Diamonds"

David Sedaris "Nutcracker"

Sherry Turkle "How Computers Change the Way We Think"

Carl Sagan "Can We Know the Universe? Reflections on a Grain of Sand"

Dinesh D’Souza "Staying Human"

Oliver Sacks "Anybody Out There?"

Synthesis: Connections for Critical Thinking

Part 3. Research Writing for a New Era

CHAPTER 15. WRITING A RESEARCH PROJECT IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Research Writing: Preconceptions and Practice

Navigating the Research Process

Phase 1: Defining Your Objective

Phase 2: Locating Your Sources

Phase 3: Gathering and Organizing Data

Phase 4: Writing and Submitting the Paper

Documenting Sources

MLA (Modern Language Association) Style

In-Text Citations

List of Works Cited

CHAPTER 16. A RESEARCH PROJECT CASEBOOK: WORKING WITH SOURCES ACROSS MEDIA

Finding Sources

Evaluating Sources

Working with Sources

Printed Book

Scholarly Journal Article (Online Database)

Popular Magazine Article (Accessed Online)

Web Site

Visual Media: Film Still

Revising

Sample Student Paper (MLA Style): Clara Lee, The Courage of Intimacy: Movie

Masculinity in the 1990s and Early 21st Century



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