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The Sundance Writer With Infotrac: A Rhetoric, Reader, Handbook,9780838405451

The Sundance Writer With Infotrac: A Rhetoric, Reader, Handbook

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Summary

Praised for its practical strategies, real-world emphasis and focus on critical thinking, this successful 4-in-1 text now emphasizes electronic writing and visual rhetoric.

Table of Contents

Preface xxix
1 Why Write? 1(10)
Using The Sundance Writer
2(9)
The Rhetoric
3(1)
The Reader
4(1)
Special Writing Situations
5(1)
The Research Paper
5(1)
Grammar and Handbook
6(1)
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCEEDING IN COMPOSITION
6(5)
PART ONE: THE RHETORIC
2 The Writing Process: An Overview
11(10)
What Is Writing?
11(1)
Developing a Composing Style
12(3)
Writing on a Computer
15(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING ON A COMPUTER
16(2)
Writer's Block
17(1)
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING WRITER'S BLOCK
18(2)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Writing Resources Online
20(1)
Companion Web Site: The Writing Process
20(1)
3 The Writing Context
21(24)
What Is Good Writing?
21(2)
The Writer
23(4)
The Writer's Purpose
23(3)
The Writer's Role
26(1)
The Reader
27(8)
Individual Readers
28(1)
Extended Audiences
28(1)
The Perceptual World
29(3)
Evaluating Readers
32(1)
The Discourse Community
33(2)
The Document
35(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING SPECIALIZED DOCUMENTS
35(8)
Writings in Context
36(1)
Lyndon Baines Johnson, Letter to Ho Chi Minh, April 10, 1967
37(2)
Seeking an end to a controversial conflict, President Johnson outlines a peace offer to the leader of Communist North Vietnam
Molly Ivies, A Short Story about the Vietnam War Memorial
39(5)
A newspaper columnist depicts a young woman kneeling before the black marble wall and confronting the name of her dead lover.
STRATEGIES FOR ESTABLISHING CONTEXT
43(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Context Online
43(1)
Companion Web Site: The Writing Context
44(1)
4 Critical Thinking: Seeing with a Writer's Eye
45(14)
What Is Critical Thinking?
45(4)
How to See with a Writer's Eye
47(2)
STRATEGIES FOR INCREASING CRITICAL THINKING
49(9)
Common Errors in Critical Thinking
50(7)
Ignoring the Role of Coincidence
50(1)
Hasty Generalizations or Jumping to Conclusions
51(1)
Relying on Anecdotal Evidence
52(1)
Mistaking Time Relationships for Cause and Effect (post hoc, ergo propter hoc)
52(1)
Making Faulty Comparisons (False Analogies)
53(1)
Assuming Trends Will Continue, Making "Slippery Slope" Judgments
54(1)
Creating "Either-Or Dilemmas"
55(1)
Relying on False Authorities, Attacking Personalities, and Guilt by Association
55(1)
Using Circular Reasoning (Begging the Question)
56(1)
Making Emotional and Irrelevant Statements (Red Herrings)
56(1)
Critical Thinking Checklist
57(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Critical Thinking Online
58(1)
Companion Web Site: Critical Thinking
58(1)
5 Prewriting Strategies: Getting Started
59(11)
What Is Prewriting?
59(1)
Prewriting Strategies
59(10)
Freewriting
60(2)
Brainstorming
62(2)
Asking Questions
64(2)
Clustering
66(2)
STRATEGIES FOR PREWRITING
68(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Prewriting Strategies Online
69(1)
Companion Web Site: Prewriting Strategies
69(1)
6 Developing a Thesis
70(10)
What Is a Thesis?
70(1)
Elements of a Thesis Statement
71(2)
Locating the Thesis
73(1)
Explicit, Evolving, and Implied Theses
74(5)
Explicit Thesis Statements
74(1)
Evolving Thesis Statements
75(1)
Implied Thesis Statements
76(1)
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING THESIS STATEMENTS
77(2)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Thesis Statements Online
79(1)
Companion Web Site: Developing a Thesis
79(1)
7 Supporting a Thesis
80(12)
What Is Support?
80(6)
Personal observations
81(1)
Personal Experiences
82(1)
Examples
83(1)
Facts
84(1)
Testimony (Quotations)
84(1)
Analogies (Comparisons)
85(1)
Statistics
86(1)
STRATEGIES FOR USING STATISTICS
86(3)
Documenting Sources
88(1)
STRATEGIES FOR USING EVIDENCE: CRITICAL THINKING CHECKLIST
89(2)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Thesis Support Online
91(1)
Companion Web Site: Supporting a Thesis
91(1)
8 Organizing Ideas
92(20)
What Is Organization?
92(1)
Informal and Formal Outlines
93(2)
Writing Titles and Introductions
95(5)
Titles
95(2)
Introductions
97(3)
Organizing the Body of an Essay
100(5)
Chronological: Organizing by Time
100(1)
Spatial: Organizing by Division
101(1)
Emphatic: Organizing by Importance
102(3)
Writing Conclusions
105(2)
Summarize the Thesis and Main Points
105(1)
End with a Question
105(1)
Conclude with a Quotation
106(1)
End with a Strong Image
106(1)
Conclude with a Challenging Statement
106(1)
Moving from Prewriting to Planning
107(2)
Planning Checklist
109(1)
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING PROBLEMS IN ORGANIZATION
110(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Organization Online
111(1)
Companion Web Site: Organizing Ideas
111(1)
9 Developing Pararaphs
112(12)
What Are Paragraphs?
112(11)
Paragraph Style
116(1)
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS
116(6)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Paragraphs Online
122(1)
Companion Web Site: Developing Paragraphs
123(1)
10 Writing the first Draft
124(17)
What Is a First Draft?
124(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING THE FIRST DRAFT
124(14)
Avoiding Plagiarism
126(1)
Making Writing Decisions
127(10)
Choosing the Right Words
128(3)
Writing Effective Sentences
131(5)
Writing Paragraphs
136(1)
Moving from Plan to First Draft
137(1)
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING PROBLEMS IN THE FIRST DRAFT
138(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Writing the First Draft Online
139(1)
Companion Web Site: Writing the First Draft
140(1)
11 Revising and Rewriting
141(17)
What Is Revision?
141(1)
Developing a Revising Style
141(1)
STRATEGIES FOR REVISING
142(2)
STRATEGIES FOR PEER REVIEW
144(12)
Revising Elements of the First Draft
146(1)
Look at the Big Picture
146(1)
Introduction Checklist
147(1)
Paragraph Checklist
148(1)
Conclusion Checklist
148(6)
Improving Paragraphs
149(5)
Revising the First Draft
154(2)
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING PROBLEMS IN REVISING
156(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Revision Online
157(1)
Companion Web Site: Revising
157(1)
12 Editing and Proofreading
158(15)
What Are Editing and Proofreading?
158(1)
STRATEGIES FOR EDITING
159(10)
Common Grammar Errors
160(2)
Editing Sentences
162(1)
Sentence Checklist
163(4)
Editing Words
167(1)
Diction Checklist
167(2)
STRATEGIES FOR PROOFREADING
169(2)
Common Mechanical Errors
169(3)
Spelling and Usage Errors
169(2)
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING PROBLEMS IN EDITING AND PROOFREADING
171(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Editing Online
172(1)
Companion Web Site: Editing and Proofreading
172(1)
13 Special Writing Contexts
173(16)
What Are Special Writing Contexts?
173(1)
Collaborative Writing
173(1)
STRATEGIES FOR COLLABORATIVE WRITING
174(2)
Online Writing Groups
176(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WORKING IN ONLINE WRITING GROUPS
176(2)
Writing as the Representative of Others
178(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING AS A REPRESENTATIVE
178(1)
Broadcasting to Mass Audiences
179(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING TO MASS AUDIENCES
179(2)
Writing to Multiple Readers
181(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING TO MULTIPLE READERS
181(1)
Giving Oral Presentations
182(1)
STRATEGIES FOR GIVING ORAL PRESENTATIONS
182(2)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Special Writing Contexts Online
184(1)
Companion Web Site: Special Writing Contexts
185(4)
PART TWO: THE READER
14 Becoming a Critical Reader: Reading with a "Writer's Eye"
189(10)
What Is Critical Reading?
189(1)
How to Read with a Writer's Eye
190(3)
First Reading
190(1)
Second Reading
191(1)
Before Class Discussion
192(1)
Emily Prager, Our Barbies, Ourselves
193(3)
A writer uses description, narration, comparison, and cause and effect to analyze the meaning of the Barbie doll.
Using the Reader
196(1)
STRATEGIES FOR CRITICAL READING
196(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Reading Online
197(1)
Companion Web Site: Critical Reading
197(2)
15 Analyzing Visuals: Seeing with a "Writer's Eye"
199(14)
Photographs, Film, and Video
199(1)
Perspective and Contrast
200(2)
Context
202(3)
Visual Connotations
203(2)
Timing and Duplication
205(1)
Manipulating Images
205(1)
Gender and Cultural Issues
206(1)
Perception and Analysis
207(1)
STRATEGIES FOR ANALYZING VISUAL IMAGES
207(5)
Graphics
208(4)
STRATEGIES FOR ANALYZING GRAPHICS
212(1)
NEW E-Writing: Exploring Visual Images Online
212(1)
16 Description: Presenting Impressions
213(42)
What Is Description?
213(9)
Objective and Subjective Description
213(4)
The Language of Description
217(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING DESCRIPTION
218(4)
STUDENT PAPER: "Cities of the Dead"
222(3)
Suggested Topics for Writing Description
224(1)
General Assignments
224(1)
Writing in Context
225(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING DESCRIPTION
225(19)
NEW Jonathan Schell, Letter from Ground Zero (annotated)
227(3)
Living six blocks from the ruins of the World Trade Center, a writer confronts the "dread majesty" of the fallen towers.
NEW E-Reading: InfoTrac® College Edition
VIEWS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
230(1)
E-Readings Online
230(1)
Julian E. Barnes, Grosses and Crossroads
Tarannum Kamlani, My Islamic Roots, My American Home
Brian Bremner, September 11 Through a Japanese Lens
Critical Reading
230(1)
Writing Suggestions
231(1)
Truman Capote, Out There
232(4)
The opening pages of In Cold Blood describe a remote Kansas town that became the scene of an infamous mass murder.
NEW Chris Hedges, Gaza Diary
236(3)
The congested Palestinian refugee camps are dirty, dusty enclaves of misery, violence, and terrorism.
NEW Carl T. Rowan, Unforgettable Miss Bessie
239(5)
A noted columnist recalls the teacher who reminded him and other disadvantaged students that "what you put in your head ... can never be pulled out by the Ku Klux Klan or Congress ..."
BLENDING THE MODES
E.B. White, Once More to the Lake
244(7)
Describing a vacation trip, White compares past and present and realizes his sense of mortality.
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
3M Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Want Ad
251(2)
A want ad describes the ideal job candidate.
NEW Responding to Images
253(1)
Description Checklist
254(1)
Companion Web Site: Description
254(1)
17 Narration: Relating Events
255(46)
What Is Narration?
255(9)
The Writer's Purpose and Role
255(1)
Focus
256(2)
Chronology
258(2)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING NARRATION
260(2)
STUDENT PAPER: "Spare Change"
262(2)
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR WRITING NARRATION
264(1)
General Assignments
264(1)
Writing in Context
265(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING NARRATION
265(23)
Samuel Scudder, Take This Fish and Look at It (annotated)
261(11)
Instead of lecturing, a famous scientist repeats a simple command to his new student-"look, look, look."
Ramón "Tianguis" Pérez, The Fender-Bender
272(5)
A minor traffic accident reveals the tenuous existence of undocumented aliens in North America.
NEW Nathan McCall, The Lesson
277(5)
Entering an integrated school, the author of Makes Me Wanna Holler receives his first lesson in racism.
James Dillard, A Doctor's Dilemma
282(3)
A young doctor learns that to avoid the threat of a lawsuit, the next time he comes across an accident victim, he should "drive on,"
NEW E-Reading: InfoTrac® College Edition
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE MALPRACTICE CRISIS?
285(1)
E-Readings Online
285(1)
Brian McCormick, Most Doctors Say They Practice Defensive Medicine
Leo Boyle, The Truth about Medical Malpractice
Carlo Fonseka, To Err Was Fatal
Alison Frankel, Obsession
Critical Reading
286(1)
Writing Suggestions
287(1)
BLENDING THE MODES
George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant
288(8)
Although an armed police officer, Orwell recounts how a crowd pressured him to act against his will,
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Walter Lord, The Reconstructed Logbook of the Titanic
296(2)
Lord provides a minute-by-minute account of the famed luxury liner's doomed maiden voyage.
NEW Responding to Images
298(2)
Narration Checklist
300(1)
Companion Web Site: Narration
300(1)
18 Example: Presenting Illustrations
301(33)
What Is Example?
301(12)
Purpose: To Inform or Persuade
301(1)
Extended Examples
302(1)
Enumerated Examples
303(2)
Hypothetical Examples
305(1)
Factual Examples
305(2)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING EXAMPLE
307(3)
STUDENT PAPER: "Guerrilla Entrepreneur"
310(2)
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR WRITING EXAMPLE
312(1)
General Assignments
312(1)
Writing in Context
312(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING EXAMPLE
313(14)
Anna Quindlen, Homeless
314(4)
A homeless woman in New York's Port Authority terminal represents an increasing urban problem of poverty and dislocation.
Joe Rodriguez, Mexicans Deserve More Than La Mordida
318(4)
For Rodriquez's father, la mordida was an example of Mexico's oppressive corruption.
NEW Ellen Goodman, The Company Man
322(3)
Goodman provides a classic example of the modern workaholic who allows his job to consume his life and define his identity.
NEW E-Reading: InfoTrac® College Edition
CAN INDIVIDUALS AND NATIONS SERVE AS ROLE MODELS?
325(1)
E-Readings Online
325(1)
Ann Killion, Lance Armstrong a Worthy Role Model
Yvette Kimm, Black Two-Star General, Major General Gilley a Role Model
Kofi Annan, Switzerland a Vivid Example of What the United Nations Stands For
M.K. Megan, Malaysia a Role Model, Says Yemen
Critical Reading
326(1)
Writing Suggestions
326(1)
BLENDING THE MODES
Tony Brown, Death of a Dream
327(4)
Rick Singletary invested his life savings to open a Black-owned supermarket to serve his community and create 130 jobs. Tony Brown argues the store's failure symbolizes the self-defeating "boycott by Blacks of their own businesses."
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Internal Revenue Service, Qualifying Child of More Than One Person
331(1)
The IRS offers income tax payers an example to illustrate a complex point in claiming dependents.
NEW Responding to Images
332(1)
Companion Web Site: Example
333(1)
Example Checklist
333(1)
19 Definition: Establishing Meaning
334(37)
What Is Definition?
334(10)
The Purpose of Definition
336(1)
Methods of Definition
337(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING DEFINITION
338(4)
STUDENT PAPER: "Disneyland Dads"
342(2)
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR WRITING DEFINITION
344(1)
General Assignments
344(1)
Writing in Context
344(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING DEFINITION
345(13)
Eileen Simpson, Dyslexia (annotated)
346(5)
A psychotherapist defines a reading disability by detailing her own experiences as a dyslexic.
Janice Castro, with Dan Cook and Cristina Garcia, Spanglish
351(3)
Castro offers a colorful definition of a new language emerging from the blending of two cultures.
Jonathan Ritter, The World View of a Computer Hacker
354(4)
Viewing data as weapons and programs as delivery systems, hackers see themselves as modern privateers.
BLENDING THE MODES
NEW Marie Winn, TV Addiction
358(6)
Television, like drugs and alcohol, can narrow and dehumanize those who allow it to overwhelm their lives.
NEW E-Reading: InfoTrac® College Edition
OVERCOMING TV ADDICTION
364(1)
E-Readings Online
365(1)
Robert Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor
Kay Parish Perkins, How Should Parents Handle a TV Addiction?
Kirsetin Karamarkovich Morello, Think Outside the Box: How to Turn Off the TV and Take Back Your Family Life
Critical Reading
365(1)
Writing Suggestions
366(1)
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Don Rosenberg, What Is Depression?
367(1)
A mental health clinic brochure defines depression for clients and their families.
NEW Responding to Images
368(2)
Companion Web Site: Definition
370(1)
Definition Checklist
370(1)
20 Comparison and Contrast: Indicating Similarities and Differences
371(39)
What Is Comparison and Contrast?
371(1)
The Purposes of Comparison and Contrast
372(1)
Selecting Topics for Comparison-and-Contrast Papers
372(2)
Organizing Comparison-and-Contrast Papers
374(10)
Subject by Subject
374(1)
Point by Point
375(1)
Blending the Methods
376(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
377(4)
STUDENT PAPER: "Parallel States: Israel and Ireland"
381(2)
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR WRITING COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
383(1)
General Assignments
383(1)
Writing in Context
383(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING COMPARISON AND CONTRAST
384(14)
Yi-Fu Tuan, Chinese Space, American Space (annotated)
386(3)
Unlike the Chinese, "Americans have a sense of space, not of place."
Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee
389(5)
Although quite similar in many ways, the two great generals of the Civil War represented the values of contrasting social forces.
William Zinsser, The Transaction
394(4)
Zinsser compares the working styles of two writers. For one, writing is "fun"; for the other, it is "hard and lonely work."
BLENDING THE MODES
NEW Bharati Mukherjee, Two Ways to Belong to America
398(4)
Two sisters represent contrasting attitudes about the immigrant experience.
NEW E-Reading: InfoTrac® College Edition
THE IMMIGRATION DEBATE
402(1)
E-Readings Online
403(1)
Mario Cuomo, The American Dream and the Politics of Inclusion: Our Society Must Resist Those Who Would Close Our Doors to Future Immigrants
Robert J. Bresler, Immigration: The Sleeping Time Bomb Joel L. Swerdlow, Changing America
Christopher Gray, Alien Nation: Common Sense about America c Immigration Disaster
Robert Samuelson, Can America Assimilate? The Census Shows Were an Immigrant Nation. We Dare Not Become a Swarm of "Minorities"
Critical Reading
403(1)
Writing Suggestions
404(1)
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Peggy Kenna and Sondra Lacy, Communications Styles: United States and Taiwan
405(4)
Two consultants offer business travelers a chart contrasting American and Taiwanese communications styles
NEW Responding to Images
408(1)
Companion Web Site: Comparison
409(1)
Comparison-and-Contrast Checklist
409(1)
21 Process: Explaining How Things Work and Giving Directions
410(47)
What Is Process?
410(12)
Explaining How Things Work
410(2)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING EXPLANATIONS
412(3)
Giving Directions
414(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING DIRECTIONS
415(3)
STUDENT PAPER: "Securing Your Home"
418(2)
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR WRITING PROCESS
420(2)
General Assignments
420(1)
Writing in Context
421(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING PROCESS
422(25)
Mortimer Adler, How to Mark a Book (annotated)
423(6)
A good reader interacts with a book, marking his or her responses in margins and back pages.
Armond D. Budish, Fender-Benders: Legal Do's and Don't's
429(5)
A consumer-law reporter offers advice to motorists involved in minor accidents.
Elizabeth Kolbert, Birth of a TV Show
434(6)
TV programs go through a complex and baffling process that takes them from pitched idea to pilot to program.
Davidyne Mayleas, How to Land the Job You Want
440(4)
Mayleas offers job seekers methods of succeeding in the job market.
NEW E-Reading: InfoTrac® College Edition
HOW TO SUCCEED IN JOB INTERVIEWS
444(1)
E-Readings Online
445(1)
A Classic Dilemma
Frederiksen Bohannon, Making a Good First Impression Eight Ways Not to Get the Job
Victoria James and Connie LaMotta, Interview Blunders
Critical Reading
445(1)
Writing Suggestions
446(1)
BLENDING THE MODES
Malcolm X, My First Conk
447(5)
The noted black Muslim leader tells the story about getting his hair processed to make a compelling argument about race and identity.
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Lucille Treganowan, Cleaning Battery Terminals
452(2)
The author of Lucille's Car Care provides instructions on car repair.
NEW Responding to Images
454(1)
Companion Web Site: Process
455(2)
Process Checklist
455(2)
22 Division and Classification: Separating into Parts and Rating Categories
457(44)
What Are Division and Classification?
457(1)
Division
457(2)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING DIVISION
459(4)
Classification
462(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING CLASSIFICATION
463(3)
STUDENT PAPER: "Hispanics on Campus"
466(2)
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR WRITING DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION
468(1)
General Assignments
468(1)
Writing in Context
468(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION
469(22)
Russell Baker, The Plot Against People (annotated)
470(3)
Baker classifies the types of objects intended to frustrate people.
John Holt, Three Kinds of Discipline
473(4)
Children encounter discipline from three sources: nature, society, and superior force.
NEW E-Reading: InfoTrac® College Edition
WHEN DOES DISCIPLINE BECOME CHILD ABUSE?
477(1)
E-Readings Online
477(1)
... Abuse vs. Discipline
Beth Brophy, Because I Said So! Parents Are Responding to John Rosemond's Tough Love
Peggy O'Mara, Changing Our Minds about Spanking
Pamela Gwyn Kripke, 10 Discipline Mistakes Smart Parents Make
Eda LeShan, Those Perfectly Awful Children
Critical Reading
478(1)
Writing Suggestions
478(2)
James Austin, Four Kinds of Chance
480(5)
A scientist classifies the four types of chance that occur in scientific research,
NEW Judith Viorst, Friends, Good Friends-and Such Good Friends
485(6)
Viorst outlines six kinds of friends.
BLENDING THE MODES
Martin Luther King Jr., Ways of Meeting Oppression
491(4)
The noted civil rights leader persuades readers to accept the best method of overcoming oppression.
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Black's Law Dictionary, Homicide
495(3)
Black's dictionary classifies types of homicide.
NEW Responding to Images
498(1)
Companion Web Site: Division and Classification
499(2)
Division and Class cation Checklist
499(2)
23 Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Measuring Results
What Is Cause and Effect?
501(1)
Determining Causes
502(1)
Measuring and Predicting Effects
503(2)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING CAUSE AND EFFECT
505(3)
STUDENT PAPER: "Can the Devon Be Saved?"
508(2)
SUGGESTED TOPICS FOR WRITING CAUSE AND EFFECT
510(2)
General Assignments
510(1)
Writing in Context
511(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING CAUSE AND EFFECT
512(25)
NEW Maya Angelou, Why Blacks Are Returning to Their Southern Roots (annotated)
513(4)
Reversing a century-old trend, many African Americans are now moving back to the South.
John Brooks, The Effects of the Telephone
517(3)
Brooks analyzes how the telephone revolutionized human experience.
John Taylor Gatto, Why Schools Don't Educate
520(3)
A former Teacher of the Year lists reasons why schools fail to teach and details the impact faulty schools have had on children.
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CAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS TEACH VALUES?
523(1)
E-Readings Online
523(1)
Burt Solomon, Education Nation
Gregory A. Valde, Schools Without Soul: Moral Community and Public Schools
David R. Carlin Jr., Teaching Values in School
Critical Reading
524(1)
Writing Suggestions
525(1)
Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space
526(4)
An African American examines the effects he causes by simply walking down a public street.
Gloria Steinem, Words and Change
530(7)
"Now, we have terms like sexual harassment and battered women. A few years ago, they were just called life."
BLENDING THE MODES
William F. Buckley Jr., Don't Blame Violence on the Tube
537(5)
Noting that television violence is universal, Buckley argues that it cannot be viewed as a cause for America's high rate of crime and homicide.
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Thomas Jefferson et al., The Declaration of Independence
542(4)
Jefferson details the reasons why the American colonies must sever ties with Great Britain.
NEW Responding to Images
546(1)
Companion Web Site: Cause and Effect
547(2)
Cause-and-Effect Checklist
547(2)
24 Argument and Persuasion: Influencing: Readers
549(60)
What Is Argument and Persuasion?
549(4)
Persuasive Appeals
550(2)
Blending Appeals
552(1)
Understanding Logic
553(4)
Deduction
554(1)
Induction
555(2)
Persuasion and Audience
557(1)
Appealing to Hostile Readers
557(2)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION
559(3)
STUDENT PAPER: "Why a Black Student Union?"
562(4)
Suggested Topics for Writing Argument and Persuasion
565(3)
General Assignments
565(1)
Writing in Context
566(1)
STRATEGIES FOR READING ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION
566(2)
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS-ETHNIC IDENTITY
568(9)
Armando Rendón, Kiss of Death (annotated)
568(5)
A Chicano writer embraces his Mexican language and heritage to resist being drawn into the "vacuum of the dominant society."
Barbara Ehrenreich, Cultural Baggage
573(4)
Ehrenreich rejects her ethnic background and is proud that her children see themselves as belonging to the "race of `none."
OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS THE "ABUSE EXCUSE"
577(8)
Alan Dershowitz, The "Abuse Excuse" Is Detrimental to the Justice System
577(4)
A noted defense attorney argues that the abuse defense promotes vigilantism.
Leslie Abramson, The Abuse Defense Balances the Justice System
581(4)
The defense attorney who achieved fame during the Menendez trial asserts the abuse defense provides justice for victims.
NEW OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS-REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY
585(10)
Manning Marable, An Idea Whose Time Has Come
585(4)
Whites, Marable declares, have a moral responsibility to rectify centuries of racial exploitation.
Shelby Steele, A Childish Illusion
589(3)
Steele argues that the demand for reparations ignores the need for greater black responsibility to overcome poverty and violence.
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THE REPARATIONS DEBATE
592(1)
E-Readings Online
592(1)
Symposium on Payment of Reparations for the Descendants of Slaves: Should Government Pay Reparations to the Descendants of Slaves?
Randall Robinson, Yes Armstrong Jones, No
Walter B. Hill, The Ex-Slave Pension Movement
Ali A. Mazrui, Who Should Pay for Slavery?
Critical Reading
593(1)
Writing Suggestions
593(2)
BLENDING THE MODES
Nat Hentoff, Should This Student Have Been Expelled.?
595(6)
A noted liberal attacks hate speech codes, arguing that even the most racist and offensive speech is protected by the Constitution.
WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM
Irish Need Apply
601(2)
Using a headline recalling racist "No Irish Need Apply" notices, a fund-raising ad urges affluent Irish Americans to donate to their homeland.
NEW Responding to Images
603(1)
Companion Web Site: Argument and Persuasion
604(5)
Argument and Persuasion Checklist
604(5)
PART THREE: SPECIAL WRITING SITUATIONS
25 The Essa Examination
609(10)
What Are Essay Exams?
609(3)
The Purpose of Essay Examinations
609(1)
STRATEGIES FOR STUDYING FOR ESSAY EXAMINATIONS
610(2)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING THE ESSAY EXAMINATION
612(6)
Sample Questions and Essays
614(4)
Questions for Review
615(1)
Questions for Review
616(2)
Companion Web Site: The Essay Examination
618(1)
26 Writing about Literature
619(20)
What Is Literature?
619(5)
Major Literary Terms
619(4)
STRATEGIES FOR READING LITERATURE
623(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE
624(5)
Writing about Fiction
626(1)
Wolfgang Borchert, The Bread
627(2)
STUDENT ESSAY: "Denial"
629(2)
Writing about Poetry
630(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING ABOUT POETRY
631(2)
Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Gory
632(1)
STUDENT PAPER: "One Calm Summer Night"
633(2)
Writing about Drama
635(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING ABOUT DRAMA
635(3)
Companion Web Site: Writing about Literature
638(1)
Literary Paper Checklist
638(1)
27 Business an Professional Writing
639(20)
What Is Business and Professional Writing?
639(2)
Resumes and Cover Letters
641(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING RESUMES
641(5)
Professional Resume
644(1)
Student Resume Including Previous Experience
645(1)
Cover Letters
646(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING COVER LETTERS
646(9)
Letter Responding to Personal Referral
647(1)
Letter Responding to Job Announcement
647(2)
Putting Your Resume to Work
649(1)
Business and Professional Reports
649(7)
Sample Business Report
651(4)
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING
655(1)
Companion Web Site: Business and Professional Writing
656(3)
PART FOUR: THE RESEARCH PAPER
28 Conducting Research
659(35)
What Is Research?
659(2)
Common Misconceptions
660(1)
Conducting Research: An Overview
661(3)
Understand the Scope of the Assignment
661(1)
Select an Appropriate Topic
662(1)
STRATEGIES FOR SELECTING A TOPIC
662(2)
Conduct Preliminary Research
664(1)
STRATEGIES FOR CONDUCTING PRELIMINARY RESEARCH
664(15)
Sample Internet Search
670(1)
Sample Web Site
671(2)
NEW E-Research Activity: Exploring Preliminary Research Online
Limit the Topic and Develop a Working Thesis
673(1)
Create a Time Line
674(1)
Collect and Evaluate Relevant Evidence
674(5)
Selecting and Evaluating Sources
679(1)
STRATEGIES FOR SELECTING AND EVALUATING SOURCES
679(4)
Evaluating Internet Sources Checklist
682(1)
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING PROBLEMS WITH RESEARCH
683(10)
Taking Notes
684(3)
Primary Research
687(5)
Conducting Interviews
687(2)
Conducting Surveys
689(3)
Research Checklist
692(1)
Companion Web Site: Research
693(1)
29 Writing the Research Paper
694(57)
What Is a Research Paper?
694(1)
Refine Your Thesis and Develop an Outline
695(1)
STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING AN OUTLINE
696(2)
Writing the Research Paper
698(1)
STRATEGIES FOR USING SOURCES
698(6)
Guidelines for Using Direct Quotations
700(4)
STRATEGIES FOR CITING SOURCES
704(2)
Exceptions to Citing Sources
705(1)
STRATEGIES FOR REVISING AND EDITING RESEARCH PAPERS
706(1)
Documentation Styles
706(1)
The MLA Style
706(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING PARENTHETICAL NOTES
707(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING A WORKS CITED PAGE
708(11)
Guidelines for Listing Sources in Works Cited and Parenthetical Notes
709(10)
Books
709(3)
Periodicals
712(2)
Other Print Sources
714(1)
Nonprint Sources
715(1)
Electronic Sources
716(3)
SAMPLE RESEARCH PAPER USING MIA STYLE: "The Role of Nature in Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four"
719(7)
APA Style
726(1)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING PARENTHETICAL NOTES
726(2)
STRATEGIES FOR WRITING A REFERENCES PAGE
728(11)
Guidelines for Listing Sources in References and
Parenthetical Notes
729(1)
Books
729(3)
Periodicals
732(1)
Other Print Sources
733(1)
Nonprint Sources
734(1)
Electronic Sources
735(4)
SAMPLE RESEARCH PAPER USING APA STYLE: "Feeding Frenzy: Journalism and Justice in the Leopold and Loeb Case"
739(9)
Companion Web Site: The Research Paper
748(3)
Research Paper Checklist
748(3)
PART FIVE: GRAMMAR AND HANDBOOK
30 Grammar
751(14)
What Is Grammar?
751(1)
Parts of Speech
752(5)
Nouns
752(1)
Pronouns
752(1)
Adjectives
753(1)
Verbs
754(1)
Adverbs
755(1)
Articles
755(1)
Prepositions
756(1)
Conjunctions
756(1)
Interjections
757(1)
Understanding Parts of Speech
757(1)
STRATEGIES FOR DETERMINING PARTS OF SPEECH
757(7)
Phrases and Clauses
158(601)
Phrases
758(1)
Clauses
758(1)
Sentences
759(5)
Types of Sentences
760(3)
Other Ways of Looking at Sentences
763(1)
Companion Web Site: Grammar
764(1)
Grammar Review
764(1)
31 The Handbook
765(68)
STRATEGIES FOR USING THE HANDBOOK
765(3)
Contents
766(1)
Sentence Problems
767(1)
Fragments
767(1)
STRATEGIES FOR DETECTING AND REVISING FRAGMENTS
768(3)
Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
770(1)
STRATEGIES FOR DETECTING AND REVISING RUN-ONS AND COMMA SPLICES
771(3)
Faulty Parallelism
773(1)
STRATEGIES FOR DETECTING AND REVISING FAULTY PARALLELISM
774(2)
STRATEGIES FOR REVISING SENTENCE PROBLEMS
776(1)
Companion Web Site: Sentence Structure
777(3)
Agreement
777(3)
Subject-Verb Agreement
777(3)
STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING PROBLEMS WITH SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT
780(3)
Pronoun Agreement
781(2)
STRATEGIES FOR AVOIDING SEXISM IN PRONOUN USE
783(1)
Companion Web Site: Agreement
784(3)
Verbs
784(4)
Irregular Verbs
784(2)
Verb Tense
786(1)
STRATEGIES FOR USING VERB TENSES
787(1)
Companion Web Site: Verbs
788(1)
Pronouns
788(1)
Pronoun Reference
788(1)
STRATEGIES FOR USING PRONOUNS
789(1)
Pronoun Case
789(1)
STRATEGIES FOR USING PROPER CASE
790(3)
Companion Web Site: Pronouns
793(1)
Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers
793(1)
Dangling Modifiers
793(1)
STRATEGY TO DETECT DANGLING MODIFIERS
794(2)
Misplaced Modifiers
794(2)
Companion Web Site: Modifiers
796(1)
Adjectives and Adverbs
796(1)
STRATEGIES FOR USING ADJECTIVES AND ADVERBS
796(1)
Companion Web Site: Adjectives and Adverbs
797(5)
Punctuation
798(5)
Comma
798(4)
STRATEGIES FOR ELIMINATING UNNECESSARY COMMAS
802(1)
Companion Web Site: Commas
803(2)
Semicolon
804(1)
Companion Web Site: Semicolons
805(2)
Colon
805(1)
Quotation Marks
806(1)
Companion Web Site: Quotation Marks
807(2)
Apostrophe
808(1)
Companion Web Site: Apostrophes
809(8)
Ellipsis
810(1)
Parentheses
810(1)
Brackets
811(1)
Hyphen
812(1)
Dash
812(1)
Slash
813(1)
Question Mark
813(1)
Exclamation Point
814(1)
Period
814(1)
Mechanics
815(2)
Capitalization
815(2)
Companion Web Site: Capitalization
817(4)
Underlining and Italics
818(1)
Abbreviations
818(2)
Numbers
820(1)
Spelling
821(1)
STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING SPELLING
821(3)
Companion Web Site: Spelling
824(9)
Appendix
825(8)
Commonly Confused Words
825(3)
Essay Topics
828(2)
Commonly Misspelled Words
830(3)
Credits 833(3)
Index 836


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