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Readings for Writers

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Edition:
10th
ISBN13:

9780155074804

ISBN10:
0155074806
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/26/2000
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

This best-selling rhetorical reader teaches rhetorical principles and exemplifies them by using a comprehensive of essays.

Table of Contents

Preface v
Thematic Table of Contents vii
Guidelines for Critical Reading 1(8)
Defining Rhetoric
9(42)
Introduction: What is Rhetoric?
9(1)
Advice
10(8)
What---and How---to Write When You Have No Time to Write
10(4)
Donald Murray
Discussion
14(1)
Simplicity
14(4)
William Zinsser
Examples
18(14)
I Have a Dream
18(5)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Letter to the Rev. J. Page Hopps
23(5)
Oscar Wilde
Have a Cigar
28(4)
James Herriot
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
32(9)
Teen Violence
32(1)
Photo: Memorial Service at Columbine High School / CORBIS/AFP
33(1)
Social Cesspool Polluting Youth
34(4)
Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Dont' Blame the Parents; It's Mainly the Peers
38(3)
Judith Rich Harris
Student Corner
41(10)
Violence Rampant among Teens
41(6)
Michael Cotton
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
47(4)
Michael Cotton
The Writer's Voice
51(62)
Introduction: What is a Writer's Voice?
51(1)
Advice
52(11)
How to Say Nothing in Five Hundred Words
52(11)
Paul Roberts
Discussion
63(10)
What Is Style?
63(10)
F. L. Lucas
Examples
73(18)
Remarks on the Life of Sacco and on His Own Life and Execution
73(3)
Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Salvation
76(3)
Langston Hughes
A, B, and C: The Human Element in Mathematics
79(5)
Stephen Leacock
Three Bears in Search on an Author
84(4)
Dan Greenburg
Black Rook in Rainy Weather
88(3)
Sylvia Plath
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
91(9)
Family Values
91(1)
Painting: Tribute to the American Working People
92(1)
Honore Desmond Sharrer
An Argument against Hating Our Enemies
93(3)
Etty Hillesum
On Developing Human Values
96(4)
Gerald A. Larue
Student Corner
100(13)
Family Values
100(10)
Claudia Sanders
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
110(3)
Claudia Sanders
Purpose and Thesis
113(56)
Introduction: What is a Thesis?
113(1)
Advice
The Thesis
114(4)
Sheridan Baker
Discussion
118(3)
The Controlling Concept
118(3)
Harry Crosby
George Estey
Examples
121(23)
The Grieving Never Ends
121(8)
Roxame Roberts
A Good Man Is Hard to Find
129(13)
Flannery O'Connor
Spring
142(2)
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
144(14)
Ageism
144(1)
Painting: My Parents
145(1)
Henry Koerner
The View from Eighty
146(7)
Malcolm Cowley
Stay Young
153(5)
Marya Mannes
Student Corner
158(11)
Aging
158(4)
Kimberly Caitlin Wheeler
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writingg Tip
162(7)
Kimberly Caitlin Wheeler
Planning and Organizing
169(48)
Introduction: Thinking Ahead
169(1)
Advice
170(4)
How to Write Clearly
170(4)
Edward T. Thompson
Discussion
174(4)
Take This Fish and Look at It
174(4)
Samuel H. Scudder
Examples
178(17)
My Wood
178(4)
E. M. Forster
Rules for Aging
182(3)
Roger Rosenblatt
The Catbird Seat
185(8)
James Thurber
That Time of Year (Sonnet 73)
193(2)
William Shakespeare
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
195(13)
Drug Abuse
195(1)
Painting: The Subway
196(1)
George Tooker
Drugs
197(3)
Gore Vidal
Don't Legalize Drugs
200(8)
Morton M. Kondracke
Student Corner
208(9)
Drug Use: The Continuing Epidemic
208(6)
Linda Kunze
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
214(3)
Linda Kunze
Developing Paragraphs
217(48)
Introduction: Writing Paragraphs
217(1)
Advice
218(3)
Writing Successful Paragraphs
218(3)
A. M. Tibbetts
Charlene Tibbetts
Discussion
221(2)
The Function of the Paragraph
221(2)
Richard M. Weaver
Examples
223(10)
Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence and the Beginning
223(1)
From The Lessons of the Past
223(2)
Edith Hamilton
Pain
225(1)
William Somerset Maugham
I Am Tired of Fighting (Surrender Speech) / Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
226(1)
Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the End
227(1)
Man against Darkness
227(2)
W. T. Stace
What Is a Poet?
229(1)
Mark Van Doren
On Disease
230(1)
Lewis Thomas
The Flood
231(2)
Robert Frost
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
233(11)
Ecology
233(1)
Painting: Detroit Industry
234(1)
Diego M. Rivera
Our Values Hurt the Environment
235(4)
Joseph W. Krutch
Economic Growth Requires Environmental Compromises
239(5)
Lester C. Thurow
Student Corner
244(15)
Saving Life on Earth---It Doesn't Take an Education
244(11)
Michele Izzo
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
255(4)
Michele Izzo
Introduction to the Patterns of Development
259(6)
Patterns of Development for the Subject ``Guilt'' / The Editors
260(5)
Reporting: Narration, Description, and Process Analysis
265(98)
Advice
265(3)
How to Write a Narration
265(3)
Examples
268(24)
Shooting an Elephant
268(7)
George Orwell
My Name Is Margaret
275(7)
Maya Angelou
Shame
282(4)
Dick Gregory
The Odour of Cheese
286(4)
Jerome K. Jerome
Those Winter Sundays
290(2)
Robert Hayden
Advice
292(3)
How to Write a Description
292(3)
Examples
295(27)
The Libido for the Ugly
295(5)
H. L. Mencken
Once More to the Lake
300(7)
E. B. White
Hell
307(4)
James Joyce
A Worn Path
311(8)
Eudora Welty
Pigeon Woman
319(3)
May Swenson
Advice
322(2)
How to Write a Process Analysis
322(2)
Examples
324(22)
Hunting Octopus in the Gilbert Islands
324(5)
Sir Arthur Grimble
In an Assassin's Footsteps
329(8)
David Montgomery
Hilter's Workday
337(2)
William Shirer
Some of Us Had Been Threatening Our Friend Colby
339(5)
Donald Barthelme
How to Be an Army
344(2)
Kenneth Patchen
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
346(10)
The Existence of God
346(2)
Painting: Creation of Adam
348(1)
Michelangelo
Where Was God?
348(4)
Elie Wiesel
What Did Carl Sagan See at the Moment of His Death?
352(4)
Eric Ringham
Student Corner
356(7)
The Existence of God
356(4)
Ara Babaian
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
360(3)
Ara Babaian
Explaining: Illustration and Definition
363(82)
Advice
363(3)
How to Write with Examples
363(3)
Examples
366(17)
The Buck Stops Where?
366(4)
Barry Parr
``Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall...''
370(4)
John Leo
A Diarist on Diarists
374(7)
Gail Godwin
Living in Sin
381(2)
Adrienne Rich
Advice
383(3)
How to Write a Definition
383(3)
Examples
386(30)
Keep the Factoids and Just Stick to the Facts
386(2)
Dennis Baron
We Do Abortions Here
388(9)
Sallie Tisdale
The Company Man
397(4)
Ellen Goodman
In Praise of the Humble Comma
401(3)
Pico Iyer
Kitsch
404(9)
Gilbert Highet
Ars Poetica
413(3)
Archibald MacLeish
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
416(16)
Racism
416(1)
Panting: Mexico, Chile, Soweto
417(1)
Rupert Garcia
Warriors Don't Cry
418(5)
Melba Patillo Beals
The End of Racism
423(9)
Dinest D'Souza
Student Corner
Racism: How Far Have We Come?
432(8)
Nancy Phillips
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
440(5)
Nancey Phillips
Analyzing: Comparison/Contrast, Division/Classification, and Causal Analysis
445(100)
Advice
445(2)
How to Write a Comparison or Contrast
445(2)
Examples
447(26)
From Conservatism and Liberalism
447(4)
Ralph Waldo Emerson
That Lean and Hungry Look
451(3)
Suzanne Jordan
Diogenes and Alexander
454(6)
Gilbert Highet
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
460(5)
Bruce Catton
Bricklayer's Boy
465(6)
Alfred Lubrano
Curiosity
471(2)
Alastair Reid
Advice
473(2)
How to Write a Division and Classification
473(2)
Examples
475(17)
Thinking as a Hobby
475(7)
William Golding
Kinds of Discipline
482(5)
John Holt
The Idols
487(3)
Francis Bacon
English
490(2)
Bart Edelman
Advice
492(3)
How to Write a Causal Analysis
492(3)
Examples
495(28)
Why Tigers Become Man-Eaters
495(6)
Jim Corbett
Books
501(7)
Allan Bloom
Why I Went to the Woods
508(7)
Henry David Thoreau
The Storm
515(6)
Kate Chopin
Design
521(2)
Robert Frost
Issue For Critical Thinking and Debate
523(11)
The Status of Women
523(1)
On Sexual Separatism
524(1)
Diana Trilling
Photo: Woman Conducts a Business Meeting
525(4)
Loren Santow
How We Raise Boys and Girls Differently---and Why It's Wrong
529(5)
Judy Mann
Student Corner
534(11)
``Woman'' Is a Noun
534(6)
Paula Rewa
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
540(5)
Paula Rewa
Argumentation
545(62)
Introduction to Argumentation
545(1)
Advice
546(8)
Obstacles to Clear Thinking
546(8)
Richard D. Altick
Discussion
554(6)
Introduction to Logic
554(6)
John C. Sherwood
Examples
560(25)
A Modest Proposal
560(8)
Jonathan Swift
I Want a Wife
568(3)
Judy Syfers
Sex Predators Can't Be Saved
571(5)
Andrew Vachss
If We Keep on Doing What We're Doing, We're Gonna Keep Getting What We Got
576(6)
Francena Thomas
Dooley Is a Traitor
582(3)
James Michie
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
585(11)
Homelessness
585(1)
Print: Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley
586(1)
Dorothea Lange
Homeless: Expose the Myths
587(3)
Joseph Perkins
How She Became Homeless
590(6)
Linda Weltner
Student Corner
596(11)
People Out on a Limb
596(6)
Antoinette Poodt
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
602(5)
Antoinette Poodt
The Meaning of Words
607(64)
Introduction to the Meaning of Words
607(1)
Advice
608(4)
A Brief Lexicon of Jargon
608(4)
Richard K. Redfern
Discussion
612(13)
Words: Our Most Important Tools
612(6)
Bergen Evans
Change in the English Language
618(6)
Bill Bryson
Baffle-Gab Thesaurus / Time
624(1)
Examples
625(20)
Shakespeare in the Bush
625(11)
Laura Bohannan
Coming into Language
636(7)
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Threes
643(2)
Carl Sandburg
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate
645(15)
Affirmative Action
645(1)
Painting: The Problem We All Live With
646(1)
Norman Rockwell
The Great White Myth
647(3)
Anna Quindlen
Affirmative Action: The Price of Preference
650(10)
Shelby Steele
Student Corner
660(11)
Affirmative Action and Women
660(6)
Becky Winkler
How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip
666(5)
Becky Winkler
Appendix Optional Assignments 671(82)
Assignment 1
671(66)
The Research Paper
671(8)
Choosing Single Motherhood: A Sign of Modern Times?
679(30)
Stephanie Hollingsworth
Dian Fossey: A Scientist Who Stopped Caring About Science
709(28)
Margie Vickers
Assignment 2
737(16)
The Literary Paper
737(5)
A Worn, but Lightly Traveled Path
742(11)
Douglas B. Inman
Glossary 753(10)
Literary Credits 763(6)
Index 769


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