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New Directions : Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780521541725

ISBN10:
0521541727
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/17/2005
Publisher(s):
Cambridge University Press

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Summary

New Directions, Second Edition is a thematic reading-writing book aimed at the most advanced ESL learners. The Student's Book prepares students for the rigors of college-level writing by having them read long, challenging, authentic readings as a precursor to writing. This emphasis on reading gives New Directions its distinctive character. Each of the five topic-based chapters contains three core readings and five additional readings. The readings come from a variety of genres and are accompanied by exercise material. The second edition represents a major revision. It contains two entirely new chapters and many new readings and activities in the other three. Another significant new feature is a section at the end of the first chapter that takes students through the writing process. Students work through it for their first writing assignment and return to this thorough treatment of the writing process for each subsequent major writing assignment.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION vii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS xiii
1 Intercultural Communication 2(54)
A Writer's Technique: Main Ideas and Supporting Details
CORE READING 1 American Values and Assumptions
Gary Althen
4(14)
CORE READING 2 Where Do We Stand?
Lisa Davis
18(8)
CORE READING 3 Time Talks, with an Accent
Robert Levine
26(9)
MAKING CONNECTIONS
35(1)
ADDITIONAL READING 1 Polite but Thirsty
Yaping Tang
36(4)
ADDITIONAL READING 2 Friends and Strangers
Margaret K. (Omar) Nydell
40(4)
ADDITIONAL READING 3 A Coward
Premchand
44(7)
ADDITIONAL READING 4 The Blind Men and the Elephant
John Godfrey Saxe
51(2)
ADDITIONAL READING 5 Humor
53(2)
ESSAY TOPICS
55(1)
2 Education 56(78)
A Writer's Technique: Purpose and Audience
CORE READING 1 School Is Bad for Children
John Holt
58(9)
CORE READING 2 How the Web Destroys the Quality of Students' Research Papers
67(9)
David Rothenberg
An Opposing View
Richard Cummins
71(5)
CORE READING 3 Multiple Intelligences and Emotional Intelligence
76(11)
David Miller Sadker & Myra Pollack Sadker
MAKING CONNECTIONS
87(1)
ADDITIONAL READING 1 The Teacher Who Changed My Life
Nicholas Gage
88(4)
ADDITIONAL READING 2 Let's Tell the Story of All America's Cultures
92(3)
Ji-Yeon Mary Yuhfill
ADDITIONAL READING 3 Coyote and the Crying Song
Harold Courlander
95(3)
ADDITIONAL READING 4 First Grade - Standing in the Hall
Cheryl Savageau
98(1)
ADDITIONAL READING 5 Humor
99(2)
ESSAY TOPICS
101(1)
The Essentials of Writing
102(32)
PART ONE The Structure of an Essay
104(7)
1 The Introduction
104(3)
2 Body Paragraphs
107(2)
3 The Conclusion
109(2)
PART TWO The Writing Process
111(13)
1 Assessing the Writing Situation
112(1)
2 Exploring and Planning
113(5)
3 Drafting
118(1)
4 Revising
119(3)
5 Editing and Proofreading
122(2)
PART THREE Writing with Sources
124(12)
1 Types of Sources
124(1)
2 Locating Sources
125(1)
3 Evaluating Sources
126(1)
4 Taking Notes from Sources
126(2)
5 Documenting Sources
128(6)
3 Mass Media and Technology 134(52)
A Writer's Technique: Figures of Speech
CORE READING 1 Computers and the Pursuit of Happiness
David Gelernter
136(12)
An Opposing View
Winn. F. Martin
143(5)
CORE READING 2 We've Got Mail - Always
Andrew Leonard
148(9)
CORE READING 3 Propaganda Techniques in Today's Advertising
Ann McClintock
157(13)
MAKING CONNECTIONS
170(1)
ADDITIONAL READING 1 Students Shall Not Download. Yeah, Sure.
Kate Zernike
171(4)
ADDITIONAL READING 2 Don't Touch That Dial
Madeline Drexler
175(3)
ADDITIONAL READING 3 Conceptual Fruit
Thaisa Frank
178(3)
ADDITIONAL READING 4 All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace
181(2)
Richard Brautigan
ADDITIONAL READING 5 Humor
183(2)
ESSAY TOPICS
185(1)
4 Gender Roles 186(52)
A Writer's Technique: Summarizing and Paraphrasing
CORE READING 1 Sex Roles
Hamilton McCubbin & Barbara Blum Dahl
188(12)
CORE READING 2 Boys Will Be Boys
Barbara Kantrowitz & Claudia Kalb
200(10)
CORE READING 3 Sex, Sighs, and Conversation
Deborah Tannen
210(8)
MAKING CONNECTIONS
218(1)
ADDITIONAL READING 1 Women Have What It Takes
Carol Barkalow
219(4)
An Opposing View
Bill Norton
222
ADDITIONAL READING 2 The Androgynous Male
Noel Perrin
223(4)
ADDITIONAL READING 3 The Princess and the Admiral
Charlotte Pomerantz
227(6)
ADDITIONAL READING 4 The Greater God
Rakesh Ratti
233(2)
ADDITIONAL READING 5 Humor
235(2)
ESSAY TOPICS
237(1)
5 Work 238(50)
A Writer's Technique: Tone
CORE READING 1 The New American Dreamers
Ruth Sidel
240(10)
CORE READING 2 Someone Is Stealing Your Life
Michael Ventura
250(9)
CORE READING 3 Our Schedules, Our Selves
Jay Walljasper
259(9)
MAKING CONNECTIONS
268(1)
ADDITIONAL READING 1 The Rage to Know
Horace Freeland Judson
269(5)
ADDITIONAL READING 2 Los Pobres
Richard Rodriguez
274(4)
ADDITIONAL READING 3 Action Will Be Taken
Heinrich Böll
278(4)
ADDITIONAL READING 4 To Be of Use
Marge Piercy
282(2)
ADDITIONAL READING 5 Humor
284(2)
ESSAY TOPICS
286(2)
CREDITS 288(4)
INDEX 292


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