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Occasions for Writing (with 2009 MLA Update Card)

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9780495899945

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0495899941
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Pub. Date:
5/20/2009
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Cengage Learning
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Summary

Is it possible that a book of readings can help you develop your writing skills and guide you to success in your composition course? It can when the book is OCCASIONS FOR WRITING, an exciting new collection of readings that helps you discover how everything you encounter in life is an occasion or reason to write! In addition to its large selection of untraditional, fascinating readings, this reader contains effective "Occasions for Writing" activities that help you to look closely at written text, photographs, other media-and literally everything in your life-guiding you in developing the fresh ideas that lead to strong, original essays. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

Table of Contents

A Brief Guide to Writing
The Practice of Writing
Why Am I Writing Essays?
An Occasion for Writing
Using Your Voice and Finding Your Character
Moving from Evidence to Idea to Essay
Evidence
Idea
Essay
How to Reveal the Discoveries?
Analysis
Interpretation
Reflection and Meaning
Making Evidence and Discovery Work Together
An Exploratory Essay: A Student's Progress
Using Images and Experience as Evidence
The Persuasive Essay: A Student's Progress
Using Text and Experience as Evidence
An Introduction to Visual Understanding
Keeping Your Eyes Open and Learning to See
A Strategy for Visual Understanding
Looking and Responding
Analyzing Images: Categorizing to Make Sense of What You See
Focal Point and Emphasis
Figure-Ground Contrast
Grouping: Proximity & Similarity
Color
Continuation
Line
Closure
Narration or Story
Context
The Whole Composition
Communicating What You See
A Sample Student Paper, Ryan Pollack, Visible Feelings
Themes for Writing
Stories
Mark Doty, Souls on Ice
Look at Your Fish
Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible
Virginia Woolf, Portrait of a Londoner
Late Victorians
Aching for a Self
Anthology Readings: Diane Ackerman, In the Memory Mines
Brian Doyle, Yes
The Tipping Point
The Most Dangerous Beauty
Identity
Brent Staples, Just Walk on By
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
The Myth of the Latin Woman
Eva Hoffman, Lost in Translation
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Stranger in the Village
Anthology Readings: Jamaica Kincaid, On Seeing England for the First Time
Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a Woman
Mary Wollstone craft A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Gender
Susan Brownmiller, Femininity
Men and Women Talking
Oranges and Sweet Sister Boy
Paul Fussell, Uniforms
A Woman's Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source
Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self
Anthology Readings: Bernard Cooper, Burl's
Gretel Ehrlich, About Men
Being a Man
Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a Woman
Mary Wollstone craft A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Families
Chang Rae Lee, Coming Home Again
Stone Soup
Family Values
David Sedaris, Cyclops. bell hooks, Inspired Eccentricity
Maxine Hong Kingston, No-Name Woman
Anthology Readings: Diane Ackerman, In the Memory Mines
Bernard Cooper, Burl's
Brian Doyle, Yes
Education
Frederick Douglass: Learning to Read and Write
Maya Angelou, Graduation
Bernard Cooper, Labyrinthine
Eudora Welty, Clamorous to Learn
Claiming an Education
The Banking Concept of Education
Anthology Readings: Roland Barthes, Toys
On Not Looking at Pictures
The Curse of Talent
Plato, The Allegory of the Cave
Mary Wollstone craft A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Nature and the Environment
Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth
Spring Comes to Hogeye
Transfiguration
William Cronon, The Trouble with Wilderness
The Desert World
The Stone Horse
Anthology Readings: Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
On Seeing England for the First Time
The Most Dangerous Beauty
The Loss of the Creature
Science and Technology
Jacob Bronowski, The Nature of Scientific Reasoning
The Art of Science
The Bird of Paradise
Sven Birkerts, Into the Electronic Millennium
Terry Tempest Williams, A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness
Crickets, Bats, Cats, and Chaos
Anthology Readings: Diane Ackerman, In the Memory Mines
Roland Barthes, Toys
The Tipping Point
The Most Dangerous Beauty
Language and Thought
Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood
Politics and the English Language
Signs and Symbols
Ursula LeGuin: Where Do You Get Your Ideas?
Logical and Lateral Thinking
Criticism
Anthology Readings: Diane Ackerman, In the Memory Mines
Brian Doyle, Yes
On Not Looking at Pictures
The Declaration of Independence
The Loss of the Creature
Ethics and Values
Joan Didion, On Self Respect
Why I Went Into the Woods
Sissela Bok, On Lying
Langston Hughes, Salvation
An Introduction to Zen
Letter from Birmingham Jail
Anthology Readings
The Declaration of Independence
Plato, The Allegory of the Cave
Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal
Vermeer in Bosnia
Mary WollstonecraftA Vindication of the Rights of Women
Work and Working
Ellen Goodman, The Company Man
Hotel Kitchens
Lifework
Ellen GilchristThe Middle Way
The World Is Flat
Against Work
Anthology Readings
About Men The Curse of Talent
Mary Woll stone craft A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Anthology for Further Reading
In the Memory Mines
Toys
Burl's
Yes
About Men
On Not Looking at Pictures
The Tipping Point
The Declaration of Independence
On Seeing England for the First Time
The Curse of Talent
The Most Dangerous Beauty
The Loss of the Creature
The Allegory of the Cave
Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal
Being a Man
Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a Woman
Vermeer in Bosnia
Mary Wollstonecraft A Vindication of the Rights of Women
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