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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|
|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|
|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|
|"What Are TV Ads Selling to Children?"|
|"Females and Minorities in TV Ads in 1987 Saturday Children''s Programs,"|
|Analyzing the Job Market|
|"U.S. Income Inequality Keeps on Rising,"|
|Department of Labor|
|"Benefits Dwindle Along with Wages for the Unskilled,"|
|Learning What Our Magazines Tell About Us|
|"Help or Hindrance? Women''s Magazines Offer Readers Little but Fear, Failure,"|
|"We''ve Come a Long Way, but Magazines Stayed Behind,"|
|How Do Advertisers Try to Manipulate Us? Reading Assignment|
|"Advertising''s Fifteen Basic Appeals,"|
|The Writer''s Checklist|
|Joining Ideas to Show Basic Logical Relationships|
|Learning by Comparing|
|Comparing and Contrasting to Discover|
|Organizing Essays Based on Comparison and Contrast|
|Assignments and Readings|
|Controlling Political Campaign Expenses|
|"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,"|
|Comparing American Families in the Past and Present|
|"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,"|
|Examining American and Asian Educational Methods|
|"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,"|
|The Health-Care Crisis: Examining Two Approaches to National Health|
|"U.S. Spends Most on Health, but France No|
|1 in Treatment," by L|
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