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Texts and Contexts : A Contemporary Approach to College Writing

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Edition:
4th
ISBN13:

9780155065734

ISBN10:
0155065734
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2000
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

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Table of Contents

To the Student xv
Preface: To the Instructor xviii
Part I Writing from the Top Down 1(78)
The Writing Process
Reading Actively and Efficiently
3(9)
Writing Summaries
12(1)
Steps in Writing a Summary
13(1)
An Experienced Writer Writes a Summary
14(12)
Analyzing and Evaluating Your Information
26(1)
Organizing and Finding Your Point
27(1)
Writing a Report
28(7)
The Idea Draft
35(2)
Later Drafts
37(2)
Using Quotations
39(2)
Paraphrasing
41(3)
Sentence Combining
44(1)
Shaping Sentences
44(2)
Recognizing Verb Forms for Writing and Sentence Combining
46(3)
Shaping Sentences with Adjectives and Verb Forms
49(4)
Shaping Sentences with Prepositional Phrases
53(6)
The Shape of Texts
59(20)
Introductions and Thesis Statements
59(4)
Students at Work: Introductions
63(3)
Paragraphs: Proving Your Points
66(2)
Topic Sentences and the Organization Process
68(3)
Students at Work: Paragraphs
71(4)
Conclusions
75(4)
Part II Discovering and Writing 79(372)
Learning By Sorting It Out
81(91)
An Important Thinking Tool: Making Inferences
81(5)
Classifying to Discover
86(86)
Assignments and Readings
89(1)
Analyzing Television for Children
89(1)
Reading Assignment
90(1)
What Are TV Ads Selling to Children?
90(2)
John J. O'Connor
Females and Minorities in TV Ads in 1987 Saturday Children's Programs
92(4)
Daniel Riffe
Helene Goldson
Kelly Saxton
Yang-Chou Yu
Essay Assignment
96(1)
Analyzing the Job Market
97(1)
Reading Assignment
98(1)
U.S. Income Inequality Keeps on Rising
99(8)
Robert B. Reich
20 Hot Job Tracks
107(21)
Essay Assignment
128(2)
Learning What Our Magazines Tell About Us
130(1)
Reading Assignment
130(1)
Help or Hindrance? Women's Magazines Offer Readers Little but Fear, Failure
131(3)
Mary Kay Blakely
We've Come a Long Way, But Magazines Stayed Behind by Susan Dudash, student
134(5)
Essay Assignment
139(1)
How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us?
140(1)
Reading Assignment
140(1)
Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals
141(12)
Jib Fowles
Essay Assignment
153(1)
The Writer's Checklist
154(2)
Sentence Combining
156(1)
Joining Ideas to Show Basic Logical Relationships
156(16)
Learning By Comparing
172(74)
Comparing and Contrasting to Discover
172(2)
Organizing Essays Based on Comparison and Contrast
174(56)
Assignments and Readings
175(1)
Changing Tastes in Television: 1970 and Today
175(1)
Reading Assignment
176(2)
Network Prime-Time Programing
178(4)
Essay Assignment
182(1)
Comparing American Families in the Past and Present
183(1)
Reading Assignment
184(1)
The Social Order in Colonial New England
185(1)
Edmund S. Morgan
The Role of Men and Women in Colonial New England
185(3)
Edmund S. Morgan
Louis B. Wright
The Role of Children in Colonial New England
188(2)
Edmund S. Morgan
Men Assuming Bigger Share at Home, New Survey Shows
190(2)
Tamar Lewin
Single Parents Struggle with Poverty
192(3)
Jonathan Marshall
Essay Assignment
195(2)
Examining American and Asian Educational Methods
197(1)
Reading Assignment
197(1)
Poor Math Performance of U. S. Students Prompts Call for Reform
198(1)
Kim McDonald
Why Are U. S. Kids Poor in Math?
199(1)
Barbara Vobejda
Japan's School System
200(1)
James Kilpatrick
We Should Cherish Our Children's Freedom to Think
201(2)
Kie Ho
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Lessons of Japanese Education
203(7)
James Fallows
School here in the United States and There in Vietnam, Student Essay
210(1)
Some Public Schools Don't Make the Grade
211(2)
Richard Morin
Essay Assignment
213(1)
Discovering Inherited versus Learned Differences Between Boys and Girls
214(3)
Reading Assignment
217(1)
Biology Influences Sex Roles
218(3)
Tim Hackler
Society Determines Sex Roles
221(2)
Janet Saltzman Chafetz
The Other Difference Between Boys and Girls
223(2)
Richard M. Restak
Growing Up Free: Raising Your Child in the 80's
225(5)
Letty Cottin Pogrebin
Essay Assignment
230(1)
The Writer's Checklist
231(2)
Sentence Combining
233(1)
Joining Ideas to Show Contrast and Concession
233(2)
What Is Concession?
235(1)
Summary of Comparison/Contrast Words
235(1)
Using Joining Words to Show Emphasis
236(10)
Arguing
246(116)
Facts and Opinions
246(4)
Evaluating Evidence and Shaping Your Argument
250(46)
Assignments and Readings
254(1)
Deciding Carmen Herrera's Future
254(1)
Reading Assignment
255(1)
Various Comments on Carmen's Dilemma by her counselor, parents, boyfriend, employer, friend, sister, brother
256(2)
Essay Assignment
258(1)
Should High School Students Work?
258(1)
Reading Assignment
259(1)
Part-Time Work Ethic: Should Teens Go for It?
259(5)
Dennis McLellan
McJobs
264(5)
Ben Wildavsky
Why Fast-Food Joints Don't Serve Up Good Jobs for Kids
269(4)
Amitai Etzioni
Why Not Ask the Students? Urban Teenagers Make the Case for Working
273(8)
Katherine Cress
Essay Assignment
281(1)
Should People Keep Handguns at Home?
282(1)
Reading Assignment
283(1)
The Second Amendment to the U. S. Constitution
283(1)
Firearm-Related Deaths in the United States and 35 Other High-and Upper-Middle-Income Countries
283(9)
E. G. Krug
K. E. Powell
L. L. Dahlberg
Handgun Regulations, Crime, Assaults, and Homicide: A Tale of Two Cities
292(4)
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
296(66)
Wayne LaPierre
Should You Carry a Gun? A New Study Argues for Concealed Weapons
298(3)
Romesh Ratnesar
Taking Another Look at Right to Bear Arms
301(5)
Neil A. Lewis
Man Shoots Own Son
306(17)
Essay Assignment
323
Censorship of High School Newspapers
309(1)
Reading Assignment
310(1)
Pregnancy at Hazelwood High
310(2)
Christine de Hass
Divorce's Impact on Kids May Have Lifelong Effects
312(1)
Shari Gordon
A Limit on the Student Press
313(2)
Jean Seligmann
Tessa Namuth
High School Papers Grow Up
315(3)
Jerry Carroll
High Court Gives a Civics Lesson
318(1)
Fred M. Hechinger
Censorship: A Fact of Life Students Are Forced to Face
319(4)
Jonathan Yardley
Essay Assignment
323(1)
Should English be the Official Language of the United States?
324(1)
Reading Assignment
325(2)
Argument in Favor of Proposition 63
327(1)
S. I. Hayakawa
J. William
Orozco
Stanley Diamond
Argument Against Proposition 63
328(1)
John Van de Kamp
Willie L. Brown, Jr.
Daryl F. Gates
English-Only Proposition Draws Lots of Hot Words
329(3)
John Wildermuth
How Miami Adjusted to Its Bilingual Ban
332(1)
John Wildermuth
The Case for Bilingual Ballots
333(1)
Joaquin G. Avila
Liberty and Language for All
334(2)
Andy Rooney
Letters to the Editor About Proposition 63
336(2)
Essay Assignment
338(1)
The Writer's Checklist
339(2)
Sentence Combining
341(1)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Appositives
341(10)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Adjective Clauses
351(2)
Special Rules
353(9)
Discussing
362(85)
Argument and Discussion in School and on the Job
362(1)
Writing Discussion Essays
363(84)
Assignments and Readings
365(1)
Who Should Care for the Children?
365(1)
Reading Assignment
365(1)
Who's Taking Care of the Children?
366(4)
Michael Ryan
Report Highlights Need for Better Child Care
370(1)
Monica Gyulai
Home Day Care Providers Face Increasing Demand
370(3)
Tammy Hansen
An Interview
373(1)
Mary S.
Child Care Sacred as France Cuts Back the Welfare State
373(5)
Marlise Simons
Essay Assignment
378(1)
Rating the Movies
379(1)
Reading Assignment
380(1)
The Motion Picture Production Code
380(3)
The Big Chill
383(3)
Lois P. Sheinfeld
Avoiding the Censors
386(1)
Peter Stack
The Rating Game
387(3)
Paul Attanasio
Essay Assignment
390(1)
Is Hate Speech Free Speech?
391(1)
Reading Assignment
392(1)
The First Amendment to the United States Constitution
393(1)
he Debate Over Placing Limits on Racist Speech Must Not Ignore the Damage It Does to Its Victims
393(5)
Charles R. Lawrence III
Free Speech on the Campus
398(6)
Nat Hentoff
Hate Speech on Campus
404(2)
Joseph S. Tuman
Rethinking Campus Speech Codes
406(4)
Ben Wildavsky
Essay Assignment
410(1)
Should College Athletics Be Reformed?
411(1)
Reading Assignment
412(1)
Review at Virginia Tech Uncovers Sports Violations
412(2)
Douglas Lederman
The Role of Black Athletes in College
414(1)
Foes of New Academic Standards Cry ``Unfair'' as Test Scores Keep Star Student Off the Field
415(1)
Douglas Lederman
NCAA Stirs Debate---Are SATs Racist?
416(2)
Cheers to John Thompson's Empty Chair
418(2)
John Eisenberg
A Kinder, Gentler Racism
420(2)
Mona Charen
The Ivy League at 30: A Model for College Athletics or an Outmoded Antique?
422(3)
Douglas Lederman
Essay Assignment
425(1)
The Writer's Checklist
426(2)
Sentence Combining
428(1)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Verbal Phrases
428(10)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Parallelism
438(9)
Writing the In-Class Essay
447(4)
The Essay Exam
447(2)
The Writing Test
449(1)
Planning Your Time
450(1)
Part III Proofreading Skills Workbook 451(84)
Self-teaching assignments for common usage problems.
Introduction
452(1)
Proofreading Quiz
453(82)
Identifying Subjects and Verbs
457(5)
Agreement Between Subjects and Verbs
462(8)
Past Tense and Past Participles
470(6)
The Past-to-Present Tense (Present Perfect)
476(4)
The Past-before-Past Tense (Past Perfect)
480(5)
Comma-Splice Errors
485(3)
Sentence Fragments
488(6)
Pronouns
494(10)
Using A and An
504(1)
Noun Plurals
505(2)
Noncountable Nouns
507(2)
Dropped Contractions of Is and Are
509(2)
Forming Direct Questions
511(4)
Forming Indirect Questions
515(2)
Apostrophes to Show Possession
517(5)
Homophones
522(6)
Capitalization
528(7)
Credits 535(4)
Index 539(3)
Index of Authors and Titles 542


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