CART

(0) items

Texts and Contexts : A Contemporary Approach to College Writing,9781413010459
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!
FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

Texts and Contexts : A Contemporary Approach to College Writing

by
Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9781413010459

ISBN10:
1413010458
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
5/18/2005
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?
This is the 6th edition with a publication date of 5/18/2005.
What is included with this book?
  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The Used copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included.

Related Products


  • Texts and Contexts : A Contemporary Approach to College Writing
    Texts and Contexts : A Contemporary Approach to College Writing
  • Texts and Contexts : A Contemporary Approach to College Writing
    Texts and Contexts : A Contemporary Approach to College Writing
  • Texts and Contexts A Contemporary Approach to College Writing
    Texts and Contexts A Contemporary Approach to College Writing
  • Your Guide to Success: Florida College Basic Skills Exit Test
    Your Guide to Success: Florida College Basic Skills Exit Test





Summary

Write better essays with TEXTS AND CONTEXTS: A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO COLLEGE WRITING! With high-interest readings, tips for writing good essays both in and out of class, and a comprehensive grammar review, this developmental English text provides you with the skills you need for college success. Readings cover compelling topics such as censorship of high school newspapers, rating movies, analyzing the job market, and whether or not college athletics should be reformed. Selections written by students give you realistic expectations for your own writing and help you build on your own skills.

Table of Contents

Preface: To the Student xiii
Preface: To the Instructor xvi
Part I Writing from the Top Down 1(70)
Practice in developing the ability to read critically and to summarize; learning the fundamentals of the academic writing process through writing a short report; shaping texts and sentences.
Chapter 1 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(3)
Sentence Combining
40(13)
Shaping Sentences
40(2)
Recognizing Verb Forms for Writing and Sentence Combining
42(2)
Shaping Sentences with Adjectives and Verb Forms
44(4)
Shaping Sentences with Prepositional Phrases
48(5)
Chapter 2 The Shape of Texts
53(20)
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(356)
Cases for reading and writing: pre-reading and post-reading; pre-writing and drafting; sentence combining and proofreading.
Chapter 3 Learning by Sorting It out
73(70)
An Important Thinking Tool: Making Inferences
73(2)
Inferences and Guesses
75(1)
Good Inferences and Bad Inferences
75(2)
Classifying to Discover
77(3)
Assignments and Readings
80(33)
Analyzing Television for Children
80(1)
Reading Assignment
81(1)
What Are TV Ads Selling to Children? by John J. O'Connor
81(1)
Females and Minorities in TV Ads in 1987 Saturday Children's Programs by Daniel Riffe, Helene Goldson, Kelly Saxton, and Yang-Chou Yu
83(3)
Essay Assignment
86(1)
Analyzing the Job Market
87(1)
Reading Assignment
88(1)
U.S. Income Inequality Keeps on Rising by Robert B. Reich
89(1)
Tomorrow's Jobs by Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor
95(8)
Essay Assignment
103(1)
Learning What Our Magazines Tell About Us
104(1)
Reading Assignment
105(1)
Help or Hindrance? Women's Magazines Offer Readers Little but Fear, Failure by Mary Kay Blakely
105(1)
We've Come a Long Way, but Magazines Stayed Behind by Susan Dudash, Student
108(4)
Essay Assignment
112(1)
Assignments
113(30)
How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us?
113(1)
Reading Assignment
113(1)
Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals by Jib Fowles
114(10)
Essay Assignment
124(1)
The Writer's Checklist
125(2)
Sentence Combining
127(1)
Joining Ideas to Show Basic Logical Relationships
127(1)
Subordinating Conjunctions
131(1)
Transition Words
138(5)
Chapter 4 Learning by Comparing
143(107)
Comparing and Contrasting to Discover
143(1)
Organizing Essays Based on Comparison and Contrast
144(2)
Assignments and Readings
146(91)
Controlling Political Campaign Expenses. Or Not.
146(1)
Reading Assignment
147(1)
Political Reform Issues by News Batch
148(1)
The Current State of Campaign Finance Laws by Trevor Potter
152(1)
The FEC: Administering and Enforcing Campaign Finance Law by Thomas E. Mann
159(1)
Canada Elections Act and Income Tax Act in Force January 2004
164(1)
Revitalizing Democracy: Clean Election Reform Shows the Way Forward by Marc Breslow, Janet Groat, and Paul Saba
165(1)
Who's Buying Whom: How Money in Politics Really Works by Micah L. Sifry and Nancy Watzman
177(1)
Shut Up, They Explained by David Frum
183(1)
Governor Raises $17 Million in 6 Months by Matier and Ross
186(2)
Essay Assignment
188(1)
Comparing American Families in the Past and Present
188(1)
Reading Assignment
189(1)
The Social Order in Colonial New England by Edmund S. Morgan
190(1)
The Role of Men and Women in Colonial New England by Edmund S. Morgan and Louis B. Wright
190(1)
The Role of Children in Colonial New England by Edmund S. Morgan
192(1)
Men Assuming Bigger Share at Home, New Survey Shows by Tamar Lewin
194(1)
For First Time, Nuclear Families Drop Below 25% of Households by Eric Schmitt
196(2)
Essay Assignment
198(1)
Examining American and Asian Educational Methods
199(1)
Reading Assignment
200(1)
New Math-Science Study Rates U.S. Students Mediocre at Best by William S. Robinson
200(1)
Why Are U.S. Kids Poor in Math? by Barbara Vobejda
202(1)
Japan's School System by James Kilpatrick
203(1)
We Should Cherish Our Children's Freedom to Think by Kie Ho
204(1)
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Lessons of Japanese Education by James Fallows
206(1)
School Here in the United States and There in Vietnam, Student Essay
211(1)
Some Public Schools Don't Make the Grade by Richard Morin
212(2)
Essay Assignment
214(2)
The Health-Care Crisis: Examining Two Approaches to National Health
216(1)
Reading Assignment
217(1)
The American Health-Care System
218(2)
The French Health-Care System
220(1)
U.S. Spends Most on Health, but France No. 1 in Treatment by Lauran Neergaard
220(1)
The Upward Drift of Health-Care Expenses in France by Baudouin Bollaert
221(1)
The American Health Care Crisis by Sara Collins
223(1)
Name-brand Drug Costs Soar, Senior Groups Say by Washington Post
226(1)
The Incredible Shrinking Health Care Debate by Micah L. Sifry and Nancy Watzman
226(1)
Drug Companies Increase Spending on Efforts to Lobby Congress and Governments by Robert Pear
230(1)
Why the U.S. Needs a Single Payer Health System by David U. Himmelstein, and Steffie Woolhander,
231(4)
Essay Assignment
235(1)
The Writer's Checklist
235(2)
Sentence Combining
237(13)
Joining Ideas to Show Contrast and Concession
237(1)
What Is Concession?
238(1)
Summary of Comparison/Contrast Words
239(1)
Using Joining Words to Show Emphasis
239(11)
Chapter 5 Arguing
250(90)
Facts and Opinions
250(3)
Evaluating Evidence and Shaping Your Argument
253(5)
Assignments and Readings
258(62)
Deciding Carmen Herrera's Future
258(1)
Reading Assignment
258(1)
Various Comments on Carmen's Dilemma by her counselor, parents, boyfriend, employer, friend, sister, brother
259(1)
Essay Assignment
260(1)
Should High School Students Work?
261(1)
Reading Assignment
262(1)
Part-Time Work Ethic: Should Teens Go for It? by Dennis McLellan
262(1)
McJobs by Ben Wildavsky
266(1)
Why Fast-Food Joints Don't Serve Up Good Jobs for Kids by Amitai Etzioni
270(1)
Why Not Ask the Students? Urban Teenagers Make the Case for Working by Katherine Cress
274(7)
Essay Assignment
281(1)
Should People Keep Handguns at Home?
282(1)
Reading Assignment
282(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 by E.G. Krug, K.E. Powell, and L.L. Dahlberg
283(1)
Handgun Regulations, Crime, Assaults, and Homicide: A Tale of Two Cities by Drs. J.H. Sloan, A.L. Kellermann, D.T. Reay, J.A. Ferris, T. Koepsell, E.P. Rivara, C. Rice, L. Gray, and J. LoGerfo
290(1)
Crime Is the Basic Problem, Not Guns by Wayne LaPierre
295(1)
Do Gun Laws Work? Study is Inconclusive by Kristen Wyatt
297(1)
Of Killer Pens and AK-47s by Micah Sifry and Nancy Watzman
298(1)
Why I Bought a Gun by Gail Buchalter
300(1)
Man Shoots Own Son
303(1)
Essay Assignment
304(1)
Censorship of High School Newspapers
305(1)
Reading Assignment
306(1)
Pregnancy at Hazelwood High by Christine de Hass
306(1)
Divorce's Impact on Kids May Have Lifelong Effects by Shari Gordon
308(1)
A Limit on the Student Press by Jean Seligmann and Tessa Namuth
309(1)
High School Papers Grow Up by Jerry Carroll
311(1)
High Court Gives a Civics Lesson by Fred M. Hechinger
313(1)
Censorship: A Fact of Life Students Are Forced to Face by Jonathan Yardley
314(4)
Essay Assignment
318(1)
The Writer's Checklist
318(2)
Sentence Combining
320(20)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Appositives
320(1)
Punctuating Noun Phrases in Sentences
321(3)
Creating Noun Phrase Modifiers
324(6)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Adjective Clauses
330(2)
Special Rules
332(8)
Chapter 6 Discussing
340(82)
Argument and Discussion in School and on the Job
340(1)
Writing Discussion Essays
341(1)
Assignments and Readings
342(62)
Who Should Care for the Children?
342(1)
Reading Assignment
343(1)
Who's Taking Care of the Children? by Michael Ryan
343(1)
Home Day Care Providers Face Increasing Demand by Tammy Hansen
347(1)
High Staff Turnover Imperils Child Care, Researcher Says by Anastasia Hendrix
348(1)
An Interview with Mary S.
350(1)
Canada Takes Steps Toward Universal Child Care by Colin Nickerson
351(1)
Child Care Sacred as France Cuts Back the Welfare State by Marlise Simons
352(4)
Essay Assignment
356(1)
Rating the Movies
356(1)
Reading Assignment
357(1)
The Motion Picture Association Movie Rating System by Jack Valenti
358(1)
The Big Chill by Lois P. Sheinfeld
362(1)
The Rating Game by Paul Attanasio
365(1)
Give Movie Raters a PG, for Pigheadedness by Tom Shales
367(1)
A Major Studio Tests the (Sexy) Waters of NC-17 by Joel Topcik
368(3)
Essay Assignment
371(1)
Is Hate Speech Free Speech?
372(1)
Reading Assignment
373(1)
The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
373(1)
The Debate Over Placing Limits on Racist Speech Must Not Ignore the Damage It Does to Its Victims by Charles R. Lawrence III
374(1)
Free Speech on the Campus by Nat Hentoff
378(1)
Hate Speech on Campus by Joseph S. Tuman
383(1)
Rethinking Campus Speech Codes by Ben Wildavsky
385(4)
Essay Assignment
389(1)
Should College Athletics Be Reformed?
389(1)
Reading Assignment
390(1)
Helping Top Athletes Meet Minimum Standards by Kate Zernike
391(1)
Graduation Rates at Top-Tier Football Programs Poor by Steve Wieberg
393(1)
2003 N.C.A.A. Tournament: Academics; Study Finds Top Teams Failing in the Classroom by Frank Litsky
394(1)
Big Spenders on Campus Spending Your Money by Selena Roberts
395(1)
NCAA Board of Directors Adopts Landmark Academic Reform Package
396(1)
Plan Creates Loopholes, Not Educated Athletes by Marc Isenberg
397(1)
The Ivy League at 30: A Model for College Athletics or an Outmoded Antique? by Douglas Lederman
399(3)
Essay Assignment
402(1)
The Writer's Checklist
402(2)
Sentence Combining
404(18)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Verbal Phrases
404(10)
Shaping Sentences to Show Relationships: Parallelism
414(8)
Chapter 7 Writing the In-Class Essay
422(6)
The Essay Exam
422(2)
The Writing Test
424(1)
Planning Your Time
425(2)
Part III Proofreading Skills Workbook 427(76)
Self-teaching assignments for common usage problems.
Introduction
428(1)
Proofreading Quiz
429(1)
1. Identifying Subjects and Verbs
432(1)
2. Agreement Between Subjects and Verbs
437(1)
3. Past Tense and Past Participles
444(1)
4. The Past-to-Present Tense (Present Perfect)
449(1)
5. The Past-Before-Past Tense (Past Perfect)
453(1)
6. Comma-Splice Errors
458(1)
7. Sentence Fragments
461(1)
8. Pronouns
466(1)
9. Using A and An
475(1)
10. Noun Plurals
476(2)
11. Noncountable Nouns
478(1)
12. Dropped Contractions of Is and Are
479(2)
13. Forming Direct Questions
481(4)
14. Forming Indirect Questions
485(1)
15. Apostrophes to Show Possession
486(4)
16. Homophones
490(6)
17. Capitalization
496(7)
Credits 503(6)
Index 509(6)
Index of Authors and Titles 515


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...