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The Prose Reader Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing,9780205708437

The Prose Reader Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing

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9780205708437

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0205708439
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Pub. Date:
1/4/2010
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Longman
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Summary

Effective writing through critical thinking.

Above all others, this rhetorical patterns reader provides a comprehensive grounding in critical thinking as the foundation for close reading and effective writing. Just as important, by exposing the reader to interesting and insightful prose by a diversity of top writers, the reader is motivated to respond in writing and discussions.

By thinking, reading, and writing on three increasingly difficult levels - literally, interpretively, and critically - readers can better learn the processes and skills necessary to be successful in all their writing experiences.

Features include:

-Additional essay and short answer questions for every reading in the text

-Web links that provide additional author biographical information

-Web destinations that relate to every essay topic

-Instructor area that includes downloadable quizzes for every reading

Table of Contents

The Prose Reader

Essays for Thinking, Reading, and Writing

Ninth edition

 

Part I:  Critical Thinking–The Key to Success

 

1  Why Learn How to Think Critically?

 

2  What Exactly is Critical Thinking?

*LINDA ELDER, Looking to the Future with a Critical Eye: A Message for High School Graduates

*BRIAN DENIS EGAN, The Role of Critical Thinking in Effective Decision Making

*HOWARD GABENNESCH,  Critical Thinking: What Is It Good For? (In Fact, What Is It?)

 

3  What Do I Need to Know about Reading and Writing Critically?

 

 

Part II: Reading and Writing Critically

 

4 Description: Exploring through the Senses

RAY BRADBURY, Summer Rituals

KIMBERLY WOZENCRAFT, Notes from the Country Club

LINDA HOGAN, Dwellings

MALCOLM COWLEY, The View from 80

JOHN MCPHEE, The Pines

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

5 Narration: Telling a Story

LEWIS SAWAQUAT, For My Indian Daughter

MAYA ANGELOU, New Directions

*FIROOZEH DUMAS, Leffingwell Elementary School

SANDRA CISNEROS, Only daughter

RUSSELL BAKER, The Saturday Evening Post

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

6 Example: Illustrating Ideas

BILL COSBY, The Baffling Question

RICHARD RODRIGUEZ, Public and Private Language

HAROLD KRENTS, Darkness at Noon

*JOEL STEIN, You are Not My Friend 

BRENT STAPLES, A Brother’s Murder

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

7 Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step

*JAY WALLJASPER, Our Schedules, Our Selves

JESSICA MITFORD, Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain

*ALICE LESCH KELLY, Toughen Up!

MALCOLM X, Learning to Read

JULIA BOURLAND,  Getting Out of Debt (and Staying Out)

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

8 Division/Classification: Finding Categories

*TAMALA EDWARDS, Multi-Colored Families

K.C. COLE, Calculated Risks

JUDITH WALLERSTEIN AND SANDRA BLAKESLEE, Second Chances for Children of Divorce

AMY TAN, Mother Tongue

STEPHANIE ERICSSON, The Ways We Lie

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

9 Comparison/Contrast: Discovering Similarities and Differences

*BEN DATTNER, Is Your Workplace Personality out of (Birth) Order  

SCOTT RUSSELL SANDERS, Homeplace

WILLIAM OUCHI,  Japanese and American Workers: Two Casts of Mind

GLORIA STEINEM, The Politics of Muscle

SUCHENG CHAN, You’re Short, Besides!

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

10 Definition: Limiting the Frame of Reference

*MARC GELLMAN, Worry. Don’t Be Happy

ROBERT RAMIREZ, The Barrio

*CLAUDIA WALLIS AND SONJA STEPTOE, How to Bring Our Schools Out of the 20th Century  

MARY PIPHER,  Beliefs About Families

LYNN MIKEL BROWN AND MEDA CHESNEY-LIND, Bad Girls, Bad Girls, Whatcha Gonna Do?

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

11 Cause/Effect: Tracing Reasons and Results

STEPHEN KING, Why We Crave Horror Movies

MICHAEL DORRIS, The Broken Cord

SHERMAN ALEXIE, The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me

MARY ROACH, Meet the Bickersons

ALICE WALKER, Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

12 Argument and Persuasion: Inciting People to Thought or Action

*Photo EssayTag, You’re It!

*FRANK FUREDI, Our Unhealthy Obsession with Sickness

BARRETT SEAMAN, How Bingeing Became the New College Sport

DAVE GROSSMAN, We Are Training Our Kids to Kill

KIM SEVERSON, I’m Not Willing to Settle for Crumbs

Opposing Viewpoints:  Immigration

MICHAEL SCOTT, America Must Take Stronger Measures to Halt Illegal Immigration

RICHARD RAYNOR, Illegal Immigration Does Not Threaten America

Opposing Viewpoints:  Postconviction DNA Testing

TIM O'BRIEN, Postconviction DNA Testing Should Be Encouraged

JAMES DAO, In Same Case, DNA Clears Convict and Finds Suspect

PETER ROFF, Postconviction DNA Testing Should Not Be Encouraged

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

13  Thinking, Reading, and Writing in Different Literary Forms: Combining Rhetorical Modes

Essays

ROGER ROSENBLATT, “I Am Writing Blindly”

RITA MAE BROWN, Writing as a Moral Act

Fiction

RICHARD WRIGHT, The Library Card

*JESSICA  BLAU  Red-Headed

Poetry

BILLY COLLINS, Books

ROBERT FRANCIS, Catch and Glass

Drama

NEENA BEEBER, Misreadings

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

 

Part III: Reading and Writing from Sources

 

 R-1  Introducing the Documented Essay

 R-2  Reading a Documented Essay

 BARBARA EHRENREICH, The Ecstasy of War

  R-3 Preparing to Write Your Own Documented Essay

  R-4  Finding Sources

  R-5  Avoiding Plagiarism

  R-6  Staying Organized

  R-7  Writing the Paper

  R-8  Documenting

  R-9  Rewriting

 

Checklist

 

Chapter Writing Assignments

 

Glossary of Useful Terms

 

Index of Authors and Titles

 

*new to this edition



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