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The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers, Brief

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Summary

This best-selling writing guide integrates purpose, process, and rhetorical strategies into every chapter, offering readers the clearest explanation of writing.In addition to emphasizing critical reading, every major chapter contains professional and student samples, rhetorical techniques, journal exercises, reading and writing activities, collaborative activities, peer-response guidelines, and revision suggestions. A student essay in each chapter contains writing process materials (outlines, audience analysis, interview notes, drafts, revision plans, etc.).For high school and college students.

Table of Contents

Thematic Contents xvii
Preface xxiii
Writing Myths and Rituals
3(14)
Writing Fitness: Rituals and Practice
5(12)
Place, Time, and Tools
6(2)
Energy and Attitude
8(1)
Keeping a Journal
9(3)
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
12(1)
``On Keeping a Journal''
13(4)
Roy Hoffman
Situations, Purposes, and Processes for Writing
17(34)
Rhetorical Situations
18(4)
Review of the Rhetorical Situation
21(1)
Why the Rhetorical Situation Is Important
21(1)
Purposes for Writing
22(2)
Writer-Based Purposes
22(1)
Subject-and Audience-Based Purposes
23(1)
Combinations of Purposes
23(1)
Subject, Purpose, and Thesis
24(1)
Purpose and Audience
24(3)
Audience Analysis
25(2)
Purpose, Audience, and Genre
27(1)
The Rhetorical Situation
28(6)
Purpose, Audience, and Context in Two Essays
29(1)
``The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl''
30(1)
Elizabeth Wong
``I'm OK, but You're Not''
31(3)
Robert Zoellner
Dimensions of the Writing Process
34(3)
Collecting
34(1)
Shaping
35(1)
Drafting
35(1)
Revising
35(1)
The Whole Process
36(1)
Writing With a Computer
37(3)
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
38(2)
A Writing Process at Work: Collecting and Shaping
40(7)
``Athletes and Education''
40(4)
Neil H. Petrie
``On Writing `Athletes and Education'''
44(3)
Neil H. Petrie
A Writing Process at Work: Drafting and Revising
47(4)
From ``The Declaration of Independence''
48(3)
Observing
51(54)
Techniques for Writing About Observations
54(25)
Observing People
55(1)
Observing Places
56(1)
From ``Sierra''
56(1)
John Muir
Observing Objects
57(1)
Observing Images
58(1)
From ``Scenes from the American Dream''
59(1)
Charles Rosen
Henri Zerner
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
60(2)
From ``September 18, 2001''
62(2)
Robin Morgan
``Take This Fish and Look at It''
64(5)
Samuel H. Scudder
``Observing Wolves''
69(10)
Farley Mowat
Observing: The Writing Process
79(26)
Choosing a Subject
79(2)
Collecting
81(2)
Shaping
83(6)
Drafting
89(1)
Revising
90(1)
Peer Response
91(2)
Postscript on the Writing Process
93(1)
``Permanent Tracings''
93(7)
Jennifer Macke
``Empty Windows''
100(5)
Stephen White
Remembering
105(52)
Techniques for Writing About Memories
106(29)
Remembering People
109(1)
Remembering Places
109(1)
Remembering Events
110(2)
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
112(1)
``The Day Language Came into My Life''
113(5)
Helen Keller
``Lives on the Boundary''
118(8)
Mike Rose
``Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self''
126(9)
Alice Walker
Remembering: The Writing Process
135(22)
Choosing a Subject
135(1)
Collecting
136(2)
Shaping
138(5)
Drafting
143(1)
Revising
144(1)
Peer Response
145(1)
Postscript on the Writing Process
146(1)
``The Wind Catcher''
147(3)
Todd Petry
``The Red Chevy''
150(7)
Juli Bovard
Reading
157(68)
Techniques for Writing About Reading
159(4)
Critical Reading Strategies
159(4)
Guidelines for Class Discussion
163(1)
Summarizing and Responding to An Essay
163(35)
``Teach Diversity---with a Smile''
164(3)
Barbara Ehrenreich
Summarizing
167(1)
Summary of ``Teach Diversity---with a Smile''
167(1)
Responding
168(1)
Response to ``Teach Diversity---with a Smile''
168(4)
Summarizing and Responding to Images
172(2)
``Beauty and Violence''
174(2)
Adam Forest
``Some Don't Like Their Blues at All''
176(2)
Karyn Lewis
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
178(2)
``Letter to America''
180(3)
Margaret Atwood
``Vows''
183(5)
Christopher Caldwell
``Atlas Shrugs''
188(10)
Nicholas Lemann
Reading and Writing Processes
198(27)
Choosing a Subject
199(1)
``Teaching Tolerance in America''
199(3)
Dudley Erskine Devlin
Collecting
202(2)
Shaping
204(1)
Avoiding Plagiarism
204(1)
Summary Shaping
205(1)
Sample Summaries
206(2)
Response Shaping
208(2)
Outlines for Summary/Response Essays
210(1)
Drafting
211(1)
Revising
211(1)
Peer Response
212(1)
Postscript on the Writing Process
213(1)
``Letter to Margaret Atwood''
214(3)
Dean C. Swift
``Two Responses to Deborah Tannen''
217(8)
Jennifer Koester
Sonja H. Browe
Investigating
225(78)
Techniques for Investigative Writing
226(46)
Summary of a Book or Article
227(1)
``Date Rape: Familiar Strangers''
228
Charlene Muehlenhard
Melaney Linton
A Brief Report with Graphics
227(2)
``Gimme An A (I Insist!)''
229(1)
Abigail Sullivan Moore
Investigation Using Multiple Sources
230(1)
``That Parent-Child Conversation Is Becoming Instant, and Online''
231(5)
John Schwartz
Profile of a Person
236(1)
``Rick Steves's Not-So-Lonely Planet''
236(1)
Sara Corbett
Extended Interview
237(1)
``Reading Statistical Tea Leaves''
238(3)
Karen Arenson
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
241(2)
``Surfin' the Louvre''
243(2)
Elizabeth Larsen
``Plotting a Net Gain''
245(6)
Connie Koenenn
``The End of Cheap Oil''
251(12)
Tim Appenzeller
``The Homeless and Their Children''
263(9)
Jonathan Kozol
Investigating: The Writing Process
272(31)
Choosing a Subject
272(1)
Collecting
273(1)
Community Service Learning
274(3)
Research Tips
277(2)
Doing Field Research
279(3)
Shaping
282(3)
Drafting
285(1)
Revising
285(1)
Peer Response
286(1)
Postscript on the Writing Process
287(1)
``The Hollywood Indian''
288(9)
Lauren Strain
``My Friend, Michelle, An Alcoholic''
297(6)
Bridgid Stone
Explaining
303(58)
Techniques for Explaining
305(26)
Explaining What
306(3)
Explaining How
309(2)
Explaining Why
311(2)
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
313(1)
``Multiracialness''
314(2)
LaMer Steptoe
``Miss Clairol's Does She. . . Or Doesn't She?': How to Advertise a Dangerous Product''
316(7)
James B. Twitchell
``How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently''
323(8)
Deborah Tannen
Explaining: The Writing Process
331(30)
Choosing a Subject
331(1)
Collecting
332(3)
Shaping
335(3)
Tips for Integrating Images
338(6)
Drafting
344(1)
Revising
344(1)
Peer Response
345(2)
Postscript on the Writing Process
347(1)
``English Only''
347(9)
Christine Bishop
``Anorexia Nervosa''
356(5)
Nancie Brosseau
Evaluating
361(60)
Techniques for Writing Evaluations
363(33)
Evaluating Commercial Products or Services
365(1)
``The Hybrid Grows Up,'' Consumer Reports
366(2)
Evaluating Works of Arts
368(2)
Evaluating Performances
370(1)
``Peter Jackson's Sorcery''
371(3)
Richard Alleva
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
374(2)
``All's Not Well in Land of `The Lion King'''
376(2)
Margaret Lazarus
``Today's Special''
378(2)
David Sedaris
``Prime Time Art?''
380(8)
Kathyrn Hughes
Ben Rogers
``Watching the Eyewitless News''
388(8)
Elayne Rapping
Evaluating: The Writing Process
396(25)
Choosing a Subject
396(1)
Collecting
397(3)
Shaping
400(3)
Drafting
403(1)
Revising
403(1)
Peer Response
404(2)
Postscript on the Writing Process
406(1)
``Borrowers Can be Choosy''
406(7)
Linda Meininger
``Appendix
413(3)
``The Big Chill'' by Kent Y'Blood
416(5)
Problem Solving
421(50)
Techniques for Problem Solving
423(20)
Demonstrating That a Problem Exists
424(1)
Proposing a Solution and Convincing Your Readers
425(2)
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
427(2)
``How to End Grade Inflation: A Modest Proposal''
429(2)
Michael Berube
``Solving for Pattern''
431(5)
Wendell Berry
``The Argument Culture''
436(7)
Deborah Tannen
Problem Solving: The Writing Process
443(28)
Choosing a Subject
443(2)
Collecting
445(4)
Shaping
449(3)
Peer Response
452(1)
Drafting
453(1)
Revising
453(2)
Postscript on the Writing Process
455(1)
``No Parking''
456(6)
Kristy Busch
Steve Krause
Keith Wright
``New Regulations and You'' by Jessica Cook
462(9)
Arguing
471(82)
Techniques for Writing: Argument
472(50)
Claims for Written Argument
474(4)
Appeals for Written Argument
478(5)
Rogerian Argument
483(3)
The Toulmin Method of Argument
486(1)
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
487(1)
Analyzing Statistics
488(2)
``Out of the Picture on the Abortion Ban''
490(2)
Ellen Goodman
``The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger?''
492(7)
Cathleen A. Cleaver
``The Damnation of a Canyon''
499(7)
Edward Abbey
Three Perspectives on the Death Penalty
506(1)
``Death and Justice''
507(5)
Edward I. Koch
``Death Be Not Proud''
512(2)
Robert Badinter
``Death and Justice''
514(5)
John O'Sullivan
Harris Poll® Statistics: ``More Than Two-Thirds of Americans Continue to Support the Death Penalty''
519(3)
Humphrey Taylor
Arguing: The Writing Process
522(31)
Choosing a Subject
522(2)
Collecting
524(1)
Shaping
525(4)
Drafting
529(1)
Revising
530(1)
Peer Response
531(4)
Postscript on the Writing Process
535(1)
``Welfare Is Still Necessary for Women and Children in the U.S.''
536(8)
Crystal Sabatke
``Standardized Tests: Shouldn't We Be Helping Our Students?''
544(9)
Eric Boese
Responding to Literature
553(58)
Responding to a Short Story
556(1)
``The Story of an Hour''
557(2)
Kate Chopin
Responding to a Poem
559(1)
``Musee des Beaux Arts''
560(1)
W. H. Auden
Techniques for Responding to Literature
561(2)
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
562(1)
Purposes for Responding to Literature
563(1)
Responding to Short Fiction
564(12)
``A Worn Path''
567(9)
Eudora Welly
``The Lesson''
576(1)
Toni Cade Bambara
Responding to Poetry
576(18)
Five Contemporary Poems
584(10)
Responding to Literature: The Writing Process
594(17)
Collecting
594(3)
Shaping
597(2)
Drafting
599(1)
Revising
599(1)
Postscript on the Writing Process
600(1)
``On A Worn Path''
601(6)
Julia MacMillan
Brett MacFadden
``Death: The Final Freedom''
607(4)
Pat Russell
Writing a Research Paper
611(78)
Techniques for Writing a Research Paper
613(4)
Using Purpose, Audience, and Genre as Guides
614(1)
Finding the Best Sources
615(1)
Critically Evaluating Your Sources
616(1)
Using Sources to Make Your Point
616(1)
Documenting Your Sources
617(1)
Preparing Yourself For the Research Process
617(7)
Warming Up: Journal Exercises
618(1)
Research Notebook
619(4)
Research Timetable
623(1)
Documentation Format: MLA and APA Styles
623(1)
Research Paper: The Writing Process
624(65)
Choosing a Subject
624(4)
Collecting
628(7)
Internet Browsers and Search Engines
635(1)
Basic Internet Glossary
636(3)
Evaluating Internet and Library Sources
639(4)
Avoiding Plagiarism
643(3)
Shaping
646(1)
Shaping Strategies
647(2)
Drafting
649(1)
Using Graphics
649(6)
Revising
655(1)
Documenting Source
655(18)
Postscript on the Writing Process
673(1)
``Foreign Language Study: An American Necessity''
674(15)
Kate McNerny
APPENDIX: WRITING UNDER PRESSURE
689(12)
Know Your Audience
691(1)
Analyze Key Terms
691(1)
Make a Sketch Outline
692(3)
Know the Material
695(1)
Practice Writing
696(1)
Proofread and Edit
696(1)
Sample Essay Questions and Responses
697(4)
Credits 701(2)
Index 703


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