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Take your writing to the next level--and give your college career a jump start--with TEXTS AND CONTEXTS: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO COLLEGE WRITING, 7e. Contemporary readings from professional writers and students like you illustrate every step of the writing process, from generating ideas and writing drafts to revising, editing, and producing final drafts. Each step is supported with exercises and information designed to help you develop effective habits that you can apply to every subject throughout your academic career and beyond!

Table of Contents

Writing from The Top Down
The Writing Process
Reading Actively and Efficiently
Writing Summaries
Steps in Writing a Summary
An Experienced Writer Writes a Summary
Analyzing and Evaluating Your Information
Organizing and Finding Your Point
Writing a Report
The Idea Draft
Later Drafts
Using Quotations
Sentence Combining
Shaping Sentences
Recognizing Verb Forms for Writing and Sentence Combining
Shaping Sentences with Adjectives and Verb Forms
Shaping Sentences with Prepositional Phrases
The Shape of Texts
Introductions and Thesis Statements
Students at Work: Introductions
Paragraphs: Proving Your Points
Topic Sentences and the Organization Process
Students at Work: Paragraphs
Discovering and Writing
Learning by Sorting it Out
An Important Thinking Tool: Making Inferences
Inferences and Guesses
Good Inferences and Bad Inferences
Classifying to Discover
Assignments and Readings
Analyzing Television for Children
Reading Assignment
"What Are TV Ads Selling to Children?"
"Females and Minorities in TV Ads in 1987 Saturday Children''s Programs,"
Essay Assignment
Analyzing the Job Market
Reading Assignment
"U.S. Income Inequality Keeps on Rising,"
"Tomorrow''s Jobs,"
Department of Labor
"Benefits Dwindle Along with Wages for the Unskilled,"
Essay Assignment
Learning What Our Magazines Tell About Us
Reading Assignment
"Help or Hindrance? Women''s Magazines Offer Readers Little but Fear, Failure,"
"We''ve Come a Long Way, but Magazines Stayed Behind,"
Essay Assignment
How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us? Reading Assignment
"Advertising''s Fifteen Basic Appeals,"
Essay Assignment
The Writer''s Checklist
Sentence Combining
Joining Ideas to Show Basic Logical Relationships
Subordinating Conjunctions
Transition Words
Learning by Comparing
Comparing and Contrasting to Discover
Organizing Essays Based on Comparison and Contrast
Assignments and Readings
Controlling Political Campaign Expenses
Or Not
Reading Assignment
"Political Reform Issues,"
"The Current State of Campaign Finance Laws,"
"The FEC: Administering and Enforcing Campaign Finance Law,"
Canada Elections Act and Income Tax Act
"Revitalizing Democracy: Clean Election Reform Shows the Way Forward,"
"Who''s Buying Whom: How Money in Politics Really Works,"
"Shut Up, They Explained,"
"Governor Raises $17 Million in 6 Months,"
Essay Assignment
Comparing American Families in the Past and Present
Reading Assignment
"The Social Order in Colonial New England,"
"The Role of Men and Women in Colonial New England,"
"The Role of Children in Colonial New England,"
"Men Assuming Bigger Share at Home, New Survey Shows,"
"For First Time, Nuclear Families Drop Below 25% of Households,"
Essay Assignment
Examining American and Asian Educational Methods
Reading Assignment
"New Math-Science Study Rates U.S
Students Mediocre at Best,"
"Why Are U.S. Kids Poor in Math?"
"Japan''s School System,"
"We Should Cherish Our Children''s Freedom to Think,"
"Strengths, Weaknesses, and Lessons of Japanese Education,"
"School Here in the United States and There in Vietnam," Student Essay
"Some Public Schools Don''t Make the Grade,"
Essay Assignment
The Health-Care Crisis: Examining Two Approaches to National Health
Reading Assignment
"U.S. Spends Most on Health, but France No
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