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Patterns for College Writing; High School Reprint,9780312255817

Patterns for College Writing; High School Reprint

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Edition:
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9780312255817

ISBN10:
0312255810
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Pub. Date:
9/15/1999
Publisher(s):
Bedford/St. Martin's
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Summary

Engaging, accessible readings and thorough rhetorical instruction have made Patterns for College Writing the best-selling reader available. Patterns focuses students on the kinds of writing they will be asked to do throughout their college careers.

Table of Contents

Thematic Guide to the Contents xix
Preface xxv
INTRODUCTION: READING TO WRITE 1(646)
Reading Critically
1(1)
Reading Actively
2(1)
Before You Read
2(1)
As You Read
2(1)
Highlighting and Annotating
3(1)
Reading the Selections in this Book
4(3)
``What's in a Name?''
5(2)
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Responding to Reading Selections
7(6)
The Writing Process
13(48)
Invention
14(20)
Understanding the Assignment
14(1)
Setting Limits
15(4)
Moving from Subject to Topic
19(4)
Freewriting
23(1)
Finding Something to Say
24(1)
Brainstorming
24(2)
Journal Writing
26(1)
Grouping Ideas
27(1)
Clustering
27(1)
Making An Informal Outline
28(1)
Understanding Thesis and Support
29(1)
Formulating a Thesis
30(3)
Formulating a Thesis
33(1)
Arrangement
34(11)
Recognizing a Pattern
35(1)
Constructing a Formal Outline
36(1)
Constructing a Formal Outline
37(1)
Understanding the Parts of the Essay
38(7)
Drafting and Revision
45(16)
Writing Your First Draft
45(1)
Revising Your Essay
46(3)
Revising a First Draft
49(1)
Points for Special Attention
50(2)
Revising a Second Draft
52(2)
Points for Special Attention
54(1)
Preparing a Final Draft
55(3)
A Note on Editing
58(3)
Narration
61(46)
What is Narration?
61(3)
Including Enough Detail
62(1)
Varying Sentence Structure
63(1)
Maintaining Clear Narrative Order
63(1)
Structuring a Narrative Essay
64(40)
Narration
65(1)
My Field of Dreams
65(3)
Tiffany Forte
Points for Special Attention
68(1)
Focus on Revision
69(1)
Only Daughter
70(5)
Sandra Cisneros
Finishing School
75(6)
Maya Angelou
My Mother Never Worked
81(5)
Donna Smith-Yackel
Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police
86(5)
Martin Gansberg
Shooting an Elephant
91(9)
George Orwell
The Open Window
100(4)
H. H. Munro
Writing Assignments for Narration
104(1)
Collaborative Activity for Narration
105(2)
Description
107(50)
What is Description?
107(5)
Objective and Subjective Descriptions
108(2)
Objective and Subjective Language
110(1)
Selection of Detail
111(1)
Structuring a Descriptive Essay
112(43)
Student Writers: Description
113(1)
The Light Microscope
114(2)
Joseph Tessari
Points for Special Attention
116(1)
Focus on Revision
117(1)
The Valley of Windmills
117(2)
Mary Lim
Points for Special Attention
119(1)
Focus on Revision
120(1)
Words Left Unspoken
121(5)
Leah Hager Cohen
Reading the River
126(4)
Mark Twain
In the Jungle
130(6)
Annie Dillard
The Way to Rainy Mountain
136(6)
N. Scott Momaday
Once More to the Lake
142(7)
E. B. White
The Grave
149(6)
Katherine Anne Porter
Writing Assignments for Description
155(1)
Collaborative Activity for Description
155(2)
Exemplification
157(50)
What is Exemplification?
157(4)
Using Examples to Explain and Clarify
158(1)
Using Examples to Add Interest
158(1)
Using Examples to Persuade
159(1)
Using Examples to Test Your Thesis
159(1)
Providing Enough Examples
160(1)
Choosing Representative Examples
160(1)
Structuring an Exemplification Essay
161(44)
Exemplification
162(1)
Job Application Letter
163(1)
Elizabeth Bensley
Points for Special Attention
164(1)
Focus on Revision
165(1)
Midnight
165(2)
Grace Ku
Points for Special Attention
167(1)
Focus on Revision
168(1)
The Peter Principle
169(7)
Laurence J. Peter
Raymond Hull
Six Enviro-Myths
176(5)
Robert M. Lilienfeld
William L. Rathje
English Is a Crazy Language
181(5)
Richard Lederer
Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
186(6)
Brent Staples
The Human Cost of an Illiterate Society
192(10)
Jonathan Kozol
Samuel
202(3)
Grace Paley
Writing Assignments for Exemplification
205(1)
Collaborative Activity for Exemplification
205(2)
Process
207(50)
What is Process?
207(2)
Instructions and Process Explanations
208(1)
Uses of Process Essays
208(1)
Structuring a Process Essay
209(46)
Process
210(1)
Pumping Iron
211(1)
Joseph Miksitz
Points for Special Attention
212(1)
Focus on Revision
213(1)
Medium Ash Brown
213(2)
Melany Hunt
Points for Special Attention
215(1)
Focus on Revision
216(2)
My First Conk
218(5)
Malcolm X
The Spider and the Wasp
223(7)
Alexander Petrunkevitch
Anatomy of a Joke
230(5)
Garry Trudeau
On Fire
235(5)
Larry Brown
The Embalming of Mr. Jones
240(7)
Jessica Mitford
The Lottery
247(8)
Shirley Jackson
Writing Assignments for Process
255(1)
Collaborative Activity for Process
255(2)
Cause and Effect
257(54)
What is Cause and Effect?
257(5)
Main and Contributory Causes
259(1)
Immediate and Remote Causes
260(1)
The Causal Chain
260(1)
Post Hoc Reasoning
261(1)
Structuring a Cause-and-Effect Essay
262(46)
Finding Causes
263(1)
Describing or Predicting Effects
264(1)
Cause and Effect
265(1)
The Irish Famine, 1845-1849
265(3)
Evelyn Pellicane
Points for Special Attention
268(1)
Focus on Revision
269(1)
Who Killed Benny Paret?
270(4)
Norman Cousins
Television: The Plug-In Drug
274(10)
Marie Winn
The ``Black Table'' Is Still There
284(4)
Lawrence Otis Graham
On the Meaning of Plumbing and Poverty
288(6)
Melanie Scheller
It's Just Too Late
294(11)
Calvin Trillin
Suicide Note
305(3)
Janice Mirikitani
Writing Assignments for Cause and Effect
308(1)
Collaborative Activity for Cause and Effect
309(2)
Comparison and Contrast
311(56)
What is Comparison and Contrast?
311(4)
Using Comparison and Contrast
312(1)
Establishing a Basis of Comparison
313(1)
Selecting Points for Discussion
314(1)
Formulating a Thesis Statement
314(1)
Structuring a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
315(51)
Using Subject-by-Subject Comparison
315(1)
Using Point-by-Point Comparison
316(1)
Supplying Clear Transitions
316(1)
Comparison and Contrast
317(1)
Brains versus Brawn
317(5)
Mark Cotharn
Points for Special Attention
322(1)
Focus on Revision
323(1)
The Big Move
324(4)
Margaret Depner
Points for Special Attention
328(1)
Focus on Revision
329(1)
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
330(5)
Bruce Catton
The Word and the Web
335(5)
Edward Mendelson
Two Ways to Belong in America
340(5)
Bharati Mukherjee
How the Lawyers Stole Winter
345(5)
Christopher B. Daly
Sex, Lies, and Conversation
350(7)
Deborah Tannen
Aria: A Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood
357(7)
Richard Rodriguez
Ex-Basketball Player
364(2)
John Updike
Writing Assignments for Comparison and Contrast
366(1)
Collaborative Activity for Comparison and Contrast
366(1)
Classification and Division
367(76)
What is Classification and Division?
367(2)
Understanding Classification and Division
368(1)
Uses of Classification and Division
368(1)
Structuring a Classification-and-Division Essay
369(72)
Selecting and Arranging Categories
370(1)
Formulating a Thesis Statement
370(1)
Planning and Outlining Your Essay
370(2)
Classification and Division
372(1)
The Western: More Than Just ``Popular'' Literature
372(4)
Roger Bauer
Points for Special Attention
376(1)
Focus on Revision
376(2)
College Pressures
378(9)
William Zinsser
The Men We Carry in Our Minds
387(6)
Scott Russell Sanders
Mother Tongue
393(8)
Amy Tan
Sexism in English: A 1990s Update
401(13)
Alleen Pace Nilsen
The Ways We Lie
414(10)
Stephanie Ericsson
Revelation
424(17)
Flannery O'Connor
Writing Assignments for Classification and Division
441(1)
Collaborative Activity for Classification and Division
442(1)
Definition
443(42)
What is Definition?
443(4)
Formal Definitions
444(1)
Extended Definitions
445(2)
Structuring A Definition Essay
447(35)
Definition
448(1)
The Untouchable
448(3)
Ajoy Mahtab
Points for Special Attention
451(1)
Focus on Revision
452(1)
Our Forked Tongue
453(4)
John Kenneth Galbraith
Tortillas
457(4)
Jose Antonio Burciaga
I Want a Wife
461(4)
Judy Brady
The Company Man
465(4)
Ellen Goodman
The Holocaust
469(5)
Bruno Bettelheim
The Catbird Seat
474(8)
James Thurber
Writing Assignments for Definition
482(1)
Collaborative Activity for Definition
483(2)
Argumentation
485(118)
What is Argumentation?
485(8)
Argumentation and Persuasion
486(1)
Choosing a Topic
486(1)
Taking a Stand
487(1)
Analyzing Your Audience
488(1)
Gathering and Documenting Evidence
488(3)
Dealing with the Opposition
491(1)
Using Rogerian Argument
492(1)
Deductive and Inductive Arguments
493(7)
Using Deductive Arguments
493(2)
Using Inductive Arguments
495(1)
Using Toulmin Logic
496(1)
Recognizing Fallacies
497(3)
Structuring an Argumentative Essay
500(101)
Argumentation
501(1)
An Argument against the Anna Todd Jennings Scholarship
501(4)
Matt Daniels
Points for Special Attention
505(1)
Focus on Revision
506(1)
The Declaration of Independence
507(6)
Thomas Jefferson
Letter from Birmingham Jail
513(16)
Martin Luther King Jr.
Debate: Immigration
529(1)
What, Then, Is to Be Done?
530(11)
Peter Brimelow
Five Myths about Immigration
541(6)
David Cole
Debate: Multicultural Education
547(1)
Multiculturalism Is Misguided
548(4)
Trudy Rubin
Let's Tell the Story of All America's Cultures
552(5)
Ji-Yeon Mary Yuhfill
Debate: Date Rape
557(1)
It's a Jungle Out There
558(6)
Camille Paglia
Common Decency
564(5)
Susan Jacoby
Debate Casebook: Media Violence
569(1)
Unnatural Killers
570(10)
John Grisham
Memo to John Grisham: What's Next---``A Movie Made Me Do It''?
580(5)
Oliver Stone
Violent Films Cry ``Fire'' in Crowded Theaters
585(6)
Michael Zimecki
Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed: Chasing the Monster of TV Violence
591(10)
Brian Siano
Writing Assignments for Argumentation
601(1)
Collaborative Activity for Argumentation
601(2)
Combining the Patterns
603(44)
Combining the Patterns
604(1)
The Part
604(3)
Michael Huu Truong
Points for Special Attention
607(1)
Focus on Revision
608(1)
On Dumpster Diving
609(16)
Lars Eighner
A Modest Proposal
625(10)
Jonathan Swift
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
635(11)
Alice Walker
Writing Assignments for Combining the Patterns
646(1)
Collaborative Activity for Combining the Patterns
646(1)
APPENDIX: USING AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES 647(19)
Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Using Quotations
647(2)
Avoiding Plagiarism
649(3)
Using Mla Style to Cite and Document Sources
652(14)
Parenthetical References in the Text
652(1)
The Works Cited List
653(7)
Violence in the Media
660(6)
Allison Rogers
Glossary 666(13)
Index of Terms, Authors, and Titles 679


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