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A Reader for College Writersis a compact reader organized around the patterns of development that writers use to express their ideas. In addition to providing a careful overview of the writing process and the elements of good writing, it employs a range of excellent models from both professional and student writers. Through this combination of instruction and models, it helps students produce confident written work in all of their college courses whether in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences.
Table of Contents
|A Reader for College Writers|
|Seventh Edition Preface How to Use This Book Becoming an Active Reader Using the Writing Process|
|A Tool for Discovery The Making of a Student Essay|
|From Prewriting to Proofreading|
|Organization and Development|
|The Central Idea Identifying the Central Idea Writing a Preliminary Topic Sentence or Thesis Statement Controlling Unity and Development Revising the Central Idea Practicing Writing Central Ideas Four Paragraphs for Analysis The Girls of Gen Ex|
|Whitehead The Example of Jackie Robinson|
|A Typical Morning|
|Echoes (student essay) Suffering (student essay)|
|Writing and Its Rewards|
|Paragraphs: Mastering Unity, Coherence, and Development Creating Unity Maintaining Coherence Developing Effective Paragraphs Visualizing Unity, Coherence, and Development Revising to Improve Unity, Coherence, and Development Practicing Unity and Coherence Practicing Methods of Development Oma: Portrait of a Heroine (student essay) Study Calculus!|
|Burger Queen (student essay)|
|A Brother''s Dreams|
|Special Paragraphs: Writing Introductions and Conclusions Writing Introductions Writing Conclusions Visualizing Ways to Write Introductions and Conclusions Revising Introductions and Conclusions Practicing Writing Introdusions An Unusual Affliction (student essay) How to Keep Air Clean|
|A Prayer for the Days of Awe|
|Word Choice and Sentence Patterns|
|Word Choice: Using Literal and Figurative Language Effectively Showing Readers What You Mean Making Your Writing Concrete Making Your Writing Specific Making Your Writing Vivid Using Figurative Language: Simile, Metaphor, Personification Visualing Effective Word Choice Revising for Word Choice Practicing the Use of Effective Language Music (student essay) Those Winter Sundays|
|Cannibal by Angie Cannon What the Gossips Saw|
|Sentence Structure: Creating Emphasis and Variety Emphasis Variety Visualizing Sentence Structure Revising to Create Variety and Emphasis Practicing Combining Sentences A Longing (student essay) Why Does Everybody Hate Me?|
|Description and Narration Knowing Your Subject Using Language That Shows Being Objective or Subjective|
|Description Techniques for Describing Places and Things Techniques for Describing People Visualizing Details that Describe Places and Things Visualizing Details that Describe People Revising Descriptive Essays Practicing Techniques That Describe If at First You Do Not See... (student essay) Watching the Reapers|
|Home by Gordon Parks Fish Camp|
|Narration Determining Purpose and Theme Finding the Meaning in Your Story Deciding What to Include Showing the Passage of Time Describing Setting and Developing Characters Making Your Stories Interesting and Believable Writing about Ourselves and About Others: Point of View Visualizing Narrative Elements Revising Narrative Elements Practicing Narrative Skills The Colossus in the Kitchen|
|Frederick Douglass: The Path to Freedom|
|Exposition Explaining through Illustration Explaining through Comparison and Contrast Explaining through Process Analysis|
|Illustration Specific Facts, Instances, or Occurrences Statistics Specific People, Places, or Things Anecdotes Visualizing Examples Revising Illustration Essays Practicing Illustration Wolf|
|Howe English Is a Crazy Language|
|The Death of Common Sense|
|Comparison and Contrast Organizing Comparison/Contrast Papers Visualizing Methods of Comparison Revising Comparison/Contrast Papers Practicing Comparison and Contrast High Anxiety: It Never Ends|
|They Shoot Helicopters Don’t They?|
|How Journalists Spread Rumors During Hurricane Katrina|
|How the Lawyers Stole Winter|
|Process Analysis Organization, Purpose, and Thesis Clarity and Directness Visualizing Process Analysis Revising Process Analysis Papers Practicing Process Analysis Do You Want to Be a Millionaire?|
|How to Fight a Duel|
|Florida’s Fire Ants Headed for Trouble|
|Definition Types of Definition Extended Definitions Purpose and Audience Thesis Organization and Development Visualizing Definition Revising Definition Essays Practicing Definition Fire in the Sky by Claudia Glen Dowling The Ordinariness of Evil|
|The D-Day Generation by Peggy Noonan Life without Father|
|The Perpetual Adolescent|
|Argumentation And Persuasion Establishing Purpose: Choosing to Argue or Persuade Appealing to Your Audience Choosing a Thesis (Claim) That Is Debatable, Supportable, and Focused Gathering Evidence to Support Your Thesis Determining Tone and Content Expressing a Voice Being Fair, Accurate, and Logical|
|Argumentation Mastering Deduction and Induction Developing Ideas in an Argument Establishing Your Authority Anticipating and Addressing Opposing Opinions Visualizing Strategies for Argument Revising Argument Papers Practicing Strategies for Argument Drug Tests Fail Schools—USA Today Editorial The Right to Be Let Alone|
|A Cool and Logical Analysis of the Bicycle Menace|
|Free Speech on Campus|
|Bilingual Education: Opposing Views Desperate to Learn English|
|Melting Pot or Tossed Salad|
|Persuasion Appealing to the Reader’s Values and Pride Appealing to the Reader’s Emotions Appealing to the Reader’s Self-interest Anticipating and Addressing Opposing Opinions Establishing Your Authority Using Conciliation—The Rogerian Approach Visualizing Strategies for Persuasion Considering Visuals That Persuade Revising Persuasion Papers Practicing Strategies for Persuasion Education is the Priority|
|I Have a Dream|
|In State-College Tuition for Illegal Immigrants: Opposing Views In-State Tuition for Children of Illegal Migrants? by the Editors of Utah’s Daily Herald An Unfair Reward for Illegal Immigrants|
|Education Illegal Immigrants|
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