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Texts and Contexts : A Contemporary Approach to College Writing

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Edition:
5th
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9780155060715

ISBN10:
0155060716
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/30/2002
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Summary

TEXTS AND CONTEXTS is designed to help developmental and freshman composition students write academic essays in response to high-interest readings about contemporary issues.

Table of Contents

To the Student xiii
Preface: To the Instructor xvii
Part I Writing from the Top Down 1(70)
The Writing Process
3(50)
Reading Actively and Efficiently
3(8)
Writing Summaries
11(1)
Steps in Writing a Summary
12(1)
An Experienced Writer Writes a Summary
12(11)
Analyzing and Evaluating Your Information
23(1)
Organizing and Finding Your Point
24(1)
Writing a Report
25(6)
The Idea Draft
31(2)
Later Drafts
33(2)
Using Quotations
35(2)
Paraphrasing
37(16)
Sentence Combining
39(1)
Shaping Sentences
39(2)
Recognizing Verb Forms for Writing and Sentence Combining
41(3)
Shaping Sentences with Adjectives and Verb Forms
44(4)
Shaping Sentences with Prepositional Phrases
48(5)
The Shape of Texts
53(18)
Introductions and Thesis Statements
53(3)
Students at Work: Introductions
56(3)
Paragraphs: Proving Your Points
59(2)
Topic Sentences and the Organization Process
61(3)
Students at Work: Paragraphs
64(3)
Conclusions
67(4)
Part II Discovering and Writing 71(320)
Learning by Sorting It Out
73(74)
An Important Thinking Tool: Making Inferences
73(2)
Inferences and Guesses
75(1)
Good Inferences and Bad Inferences
75(2)
Classifying to Discover
77(70)
Assignments and Readings
80(1)
Analyzing Television for Children
80(1)
Reading Assignment
81(1)
What Are TV Ads Selling to Children?
81(2)
John J. O'Connor
Females and Minorities in TV Ads in 1987 Saturday Children's Programs
83(3)
Daniel Riffe
Helene Goldson
Kelly Saxton
Yang-Chou Yu
Essay Assignment
86(1)
Analyzing the Job Market
87(1)
Reading Assignment
88(1)
U.S. Income Inequality Keeps on Rising
89(7)
Robert B. Reich
Tomorrow's Jobs by Bureau of Labor Statistics U.S. Department of Labor
96(6)
Benefits Dwindle Along with Wages for the Unskilled
102(2)
Peter Passell
Present Day Jobs
104(3)
Essay Assignment
107(1)
Learning What Our Magazines Tell About Us
108(1)
Reading Assignment
109(1)
Help or Hindrance? Women's Magazines Offer Readers Little but Fear, Failure
109(3)
Mary Kay Blakely
We've Come a Long Way, but Magazines Stayed Behind
112(4)
Susan Dudash
Essay Assignment
116(1)
How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us?
117(1)
Reading Assignment
118(1)
Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals
118(10)
Jib Fowles
Essay Assignment
128(1)
The Writer's Checklist
129(2)
Sentence Combining
131(1)
Joining Ideas to Show Basic Logical Relationships
131(4)
Subordinating Conjunctions
135(7)
Transition Words
142(5)
Learning by Comparing
147(62)
Comparing and Contrasting to Discover
147(1)
Organizing Essays Based on Comparison and Contrast
148(21)
Assignments and Readings
150(1)
Changing Tastes in Television: 1970 and Today
150(1)
Reading Assignment
151(1)
Network Prime-Time Programming
152(4)
Essay Assignment
156(1)
Comparing American Families in the Past and Present
157(1)
Reading Assignment
158(1)
The Social Order in Colonial New England
158(1)
Edmund S. Morgan
The Role of Men and Women in Colonial New England
159(2)
Edmund S. Morgan
Louis B. Wright
The Role of Children in Colonial New England
161(2)
Edmund S. Morgan
Men Assuming Bigger Share at Home, New Survey Shows
163(2)
Tamar Lewin
For First Time, Nuclear Families Drop Below 25% of Households
165(2)
Eric Schmitt
Essay Assignment
167(1)
Examining American and Asian Educational Methods
168(1)
Reading Assignment
169(40)
New Math-Science Study Rates U.S. Students Mediocre at Best
169(1)
William S. Robinson
Why Are U.S. Kids Poor in Math?
170(1)
Barbara Vobejda
Japan's School System
171(2)
James Kilpatrick
We Should Cherish Our Children's Freedom to Think
173(1)
Kie Ho
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Lessons of Japanese Education
174(6)
James Fallows
School Here in the United States and There in Vietnam, Student Essay
180(2)
Some Public Schools Don't Make the Grade
182(1)
Richard Morin
Essay Assignment
183(1)
The Health-Care Crisis: Examining Two Approaches to National Health
184(2)
Reading Assignment
186(3)
U.S. Spends Most on Health, but France No. 1 in Treatment
189(1)
Lauran Neergaard
A Hard Lesson about Socialized Medicine
190(1)
Michael Tanner
Why the U.S. Needs a Single Payer Health System
191(3)
David U. Himmelstein
Steffie Woolhander
Essay Assignment
194(1)
The Writer's Checklist
195(2)
Sentence Combining
197(1)
Joining Ideas to Show Contrast and Concession
197(1)
What Is Concession?
198(1)
Summary of Comparison/Contrast Words
198(1)
Using Joining Words to Show Emphasis
199(10)
Arguing
209(102)
Facts and Opinions
209(3)
Evaluating Evidence and Shaping Your Argument
212(99)
Assignments and Readings
216(1)
Deciding Carmen Herrera's Future
216(1)
Reading Assignment
217(1)
Various Comments on Carmen's Dilemma by her counselor, parents, boyfriend, employer, friend, sister, brother
218(1)
Essay Assignment
219(1)
Should High School Students Work?
220(1)
Reading Assignment
221(1)
Part-Time Work Ethic: Should Teens Go for It?
221(4)
Dennis McLellan
McJobs
225(4)
Ben Wildavsky
Why Fast-Food Joints Don't Serve Up Good Jobs for Kids
229(4)
Amitai Etzioni
Why Not Ask the Students? Urban Teenagers Make the Case for Working
233(7)
Katherine Cress
Essay Assignment
240(1)
Should People Keep Handguns at Home?
241(1)
Reading Assignment
241(1)
The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
242(1)
Firearm-Related Deaths in the United States and 35 Other High- and Upper-Middle-Income Countries
242(7)
E. G. Krug
K. E. Powell
L. L. Dahlberg
Handgun Regulations, Crime, Assaults, and Homicide: A Tale of Two Cities
249(5)
Drs. J. H. Sloan
A. L. Kellermann
D. T. Reay
J. A. Ferris
T. Koepsell
F. P. Rivara
C. Rice
L. Gray
J. LoGerfo
Crime Is the Basic Problem, Not Guns
254(1)
Wayne LaPierre
Should You Carry a Gun? A New Study Argues for Concealed Weapons
255(2)
Romesh Ratnesar
Taking Another Look at Right to Bear Arms
257(2)
Neil A. Lewis
Why I Bought a Gun
259(4)
Gail Buchalter
Man Shoots Own Son
263(1)
Essay Assignment
264(1)
Censorship of High School Newspapers
265(1)
Reading Assignment
266(1)
Pregnancy at Hazelwood High
266(1)
Christine de Hass
Divorce's Impact on Kids May Have Lifelong Effects
267(2)
Shari Gordon
A Limit on the Student Press
269(1)
Jean Seligmann
Tessa Namuth
High School Papers Grow Up
270(2)
Jerry Carroll
High Court Gives a Civics Lesson
272(2)
Fred M. Hechinger
Censorship: A Fact of Life Students Are Forced to Face
274(3)
Jonathan Yardley
Essay Assignment
277(1)
Should English Be the Official Language of the United States?
278(1)
Reading Assignment
279(1)
Proposition 63
279(1)
Argument in Favor of Proposition 63
280(1)
S. I. Hayakawa
J. William Orozco
Stanley Diamond
Official English and English Plus: An Update
281(5)
Liberty and Language for All
286(2)
Andy Rooney
Essay Assignment
288(1)
The Writer's Checklist
289(2)
Sentence Combining
291(1)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Appositives
291(1)
Punctuating Noun Phrases in Sentences
291(9)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Adjective Clauses
300(2)
Special Rules
302(9)
Discussing
311(75)
Argument and Discussion in School and on the Job
311(1)
Writing Discussion Essays
312(74)
Assignments and Readings
313(1)
Who Should Care for the Children?
313(1)
Reading Assignment
314(1)
Who's Taking Care of the Children?
314(3)
Michael Ryan
Home Day Care Providers Face Increasing Demand
317(1)
Tammy Hansen
High Staff Turnover Imperils Child Care, Researcher Says
318(3)
Anastasia Hendrix
An Interview with Mary S
321(1)
Canada Takes Steps Toward Universal Child Care
321(1)
Colin Nickerson
Child Care Sacred as France Cuts Back the Welfare State
322(4)
Marlise Simons
Essay Assignment
326(1)
Rating the Movies
327(1)
Reading Assignment
328(1)
The Motion Picture Production Code
328(2)
NC-17 Replaces X in Movie Ratings
330(1)
The Big Chill
331(2)
Lois P. Sheinfeld
Avoiding the Censors
333(1)
Peter Stack
The Rating Game
334(3)
Paul Attanasio
Essay Assignment
337(1)
Is Hate Speech Free Speech?
338(1)
Reading Assignment
339(1)
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution
339(1)
The Debate Over Placing Limits on Racist Speech Must Not Ignore the Damage It Does to Its Victims
340(4)
Charles R. Lawrence III
Free Speech on the Campus
344(5)
Nat Hentoff
Hate Speech on Campus
349(2)
Joseph S. Tuman
Rethinking Campus Speech Codes
351(4)
Ben Wildavsky
Essay Assignment
355(1)
Should College Athletics Be Reformed?
355(1)
Reading Assignment
356(1)
Helping Top Athletes Meet Minimum Standards
356(3)
Kate Zernike
NCAA Stirs Debate---Are SATs Racist?
359(1)
Cheers to John Thompson's Empty Chair
360(1)
John Eisenberg
A Kinder, Gentler Racism
361(2)
Mona Charen
The Ivy League at 30: A Model for College Athletics or an Outmoded Antique?
363(3)
Douglas Lederman
Essay Assignment
366(1)
The Writer's Checklist
366(2)
Sentence Combining
368(1)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Verbal Phrases
368(10)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Parallelism
378(8)
Writing the In-Class Essay
386(5)
The Essay Exam
386(2)
The Writing Test
388(1)
Planning Your Time
388(3)
Part III Proofreading Skills Workbook 391(74)
Self-teaching assignments for common usage problems
Introduction
392(1)
Proofreading Quiz
393(72)
Identifying Subjects and Verbs
395(6)
Agreement Between Subjects and Verbs
401(7)
Past Tense and Past Participles
408(5)
The Past-to-Present Tense (Present Perfect)
413(4)
The Past-Before-Past Tense (Past Perfect)
417(4)
Comma-Splice Errors
421(3)
Sentence Fragments
424(5)
Pronouns
429(9)
Using A and An
438(1)
Noun Plurals
439(2)
Noncountable Nouns
441(2)
Dropped Contractions of Is and Are
443(1)
Forming Direct Questions
444(4)
Forming Indirect Questions
448(1)
Apostrophes to Show Possession
449(5)
Homophones
454(5)
Capitalization
459(6)
Credits 465(4)
Index 469(5)
Index of Authors and Titles 474


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