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Visions Across the Americas : Short Essays for Composition,9780155068056

Visions Across the Americas : Short Essays for Composition

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0155068059
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Pub. Date:
7/20/2000
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Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

This best selling rhetorically organized (alternate thematic table of contents included) reader for developmental writing and freshman composition courses features selections on multi-cultural, diverse topics and proven writing and reading prompts for students.

Table of Contents

Communicating is Language at Work
1(47)
Tips on Becoming an Active Reader
2(8)
``Writers Together'' (annotated)
4(6)
Toni Morrison
Constructing Responses to Readings: Paragraphs and Essays
10(17)
Generating Ideas and Establishing a Focus
10(3)
``Freewriting''
13(4)
Peter Elbow
Structuring Essays
17(3)
Lead-ins and Concluding Sentences
20(1)
Revising and Editing
21(1)
``Marriage: The Changing Institution'' (annotated)
22(5)
Joanne Jaime
Special Writing Activities: The Individual and Group Response
27(21)
Journal, Reading/Writing Logs, and Thesis Notebooks
27(1)
Response and Summary
28(2)
Group Activities and Collaborative Writing
30(2)
``Why I Am a Writer''
32(4)
Pat Mora
``The Joy of Writing''
36(6)
Ray Bradbury
``My Mother's English''
42(6)
Amy Tan
Narration
48(47)
Common Elements in Narration
48(2)
Tips on Writing Narrative Essays
50(44)
``Ghosts''
51(5)
Maxine Hong Kingston
``The Offering of the Pipe'' as told to John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow)
56(5)
Black Elk
``Journey to Nine Miles''
61(6)
Alice Walker
``American Horse''
67(13)
Louise Erdrich
``Saigon, April 1975''
80(7)
Nguyen Ngoc Ngan
``Leaps of Faith''
87(7)
Alma Luz Villanueva
Additional Topics and Issues for Narrative Essays
94(1)
Description
95(43)
Details: Appealing to the Five Senses
95(1)
Figurative Language: Appealing to the Imagination
96(1)
Dialogue: Revealing Characters Through Speech
96(1)
Actions: Describing People by What They Do
97(1)
Tips on Writing Description Essays
97(39)
``The Woman Who Makes Swell Doughnuts''
99(5)
Toshio Mori
``Champion of the World'' from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
104(5)
Maya Angelou
``Notes from a Son to His Father''
109(5)
Russell C. Leong
``Old Before Her Time''
114(9)
Katherine Barrett
from The Way to Rainy Mountain
123(8)
N. Scott Momaday
``Confessions of a Quit Addict''
131(5)
Barbara Graham
Additional Topics and Issues for Descriptive Essays
136(2)
Illustration and Example
138(30)
Developing Your Thesis
138(1)
Creating Vivid Examples
139(1)
Tips on Writing Illustration and Example Essays
140(27)
``Power Children''
141(5)
Mark Katz
``My Own Style''
146(5)
Nikki Giovanni
``The Myth of the Model Minority''
151(4)
Philip K. Chiu
``A Young Polish American Speaks Up: The Myth of the Melting Pot''
155(4)
Barbara Mikulski
``The Ways We Lie''
159(8)
Stephanie Ericsson
Additional Topics and Issues for Illustration and Example Essays
167(1)
Definition
168(28)
Definition by Example
169(1)
Definition by History
169(1)
Definition by Comparison and Contrast
169(1)
Definition by Negation
170(1)
Tips on Writing Definition Essays
170(24)
``What is Intelligence, Anyway?''
171(4)
Isaac Asimov
``What is Poverty?''
175(6)
Jo Goodwin Parker
``Documented/Undocumented''
181(3)
Guillermo Gomez-Pena
``Valley Girls''
184(5)
Jane
Michael Stern
``Does America Still Exist?''
189(5)
Richard Rodriguez
Additional Topics and Issues for Definition Essays
194(2)
Process Analysis
196(28)
Directive Process Papers: How to Do Something
196(1)
Informative Process Papers: How Something is/was Done
197(1)
Tips on Writing Process Analysis Essays
198(25)
``How to Write a Personal Letter''
199(5)
Garrison Keillor
``Interviews: Stories That Make a Difference''
204(6)
Kathleen Hudson
``Freedom''
210(4)
Joyce M. Jarrett
``Homemade Education'' from The Autobiography of Malcolm X
214(4)
Malcolm X
``Perspectives on 'Borders'''
218(5)
Luis M. Valdez
Additional Topics and Issues for Process Analysis Essays
223(1)
Comparison and Contrast
224(39)
Developing Essays Using Comparison and Contrast
225(1)
Tips on Writing Comparison and Contrast Essays
226(36)
``They Shut My Grandmother's Room Door''
228(4)
Andrew Lam
``Neat People vs. Sloppy People''
232(5)
Suzanne Britt
``2001: The Future and Back''
237(9)
Arthur C. Clarke
``American SF and The Other''
246(6)
Ursula Le Guin
``Kissing Customs''
252(5)
Michael T. Kaufman
``Education''
257(5)
E. B. White
Additional Topics and Issues for Comparison and Contrast Essays
262(1)
Division and Classification
263(32)
Tips on Writing Division and Classification Essays
265(28)
``The Ways of Meeting Oppression''
266(5)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
``Creatures That Haunt the Americas''
271(5)
Constance Garcia-Barrio
``A Few Kind Words for Superstition''
276(5)
Robertson Davies
``American Indians: Homeless in Their Own Homeland''
281(4)
Gary Tewalestewa
``Men's Initiation Rites''
285(8)
Robert Bly
Additional Topic and Issues of Division and Classification Essays
293(2)
Cause and Effect
295(32)
Structuring Cause and Effect Essays
295(1)
Cause and Effect Fallacies
296(1)
Tips on Writing Cause and Effect Essays
296(29)
``Growing Up with Two Moms''
298(4)
Megan McGuire
``The Naked Face''
302(5)
Karen Ray
``Guilt''
307(5)
Phillip Persky
``Labor and Capital: The Coming Catastrophe''
312(4)
Carlos Bulosan
``Arrival at Manzanar''
316(9)
Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
James D. Houston
Additional Topics and Issues for Cause and Effect Essays
325(2)
Exposition: Combined Strategies
327(34)
Tips on Writing Expository Essays
328(31)
``Sharing Tradition''
330(5)
Frank La Pena
``Curanderismo: A Healing Art''
335(4)
Cynthia Lopez
``How I Started Writing Poetry''
339(8)
Reginald Lockett
``Slang Origins''
347(5)
Woody Allen
``Of Prigs and Pigs: Revolution in the Name of Manners''
352(7)
Martha L. Henning
Additional Topics and Issues for Expository Essays
359(2)
Argumentation: The Logical Appeal
361(44)
Inductive Logic
361(1)
Deduction
362(1)
Types of Argumentation
362(1)
Clearly Stated Thesis
363(1)
Avoiding Fallacies
364(1)
Tips on Writing Argumentative Essays
365(37)
``In Defense of Splitting Up''
367(5)
Barbara Ehrenreich
``Who is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism''
372(5)
Paula Gunn Allen
``Soul Food''
377(4)
Imamu Amiri Baraka
``This Land Was Your Land''
381(6)
Judy Christup
``Peyote, Wine and the First Amendment''
387(9)
Douglas Laycock
``On-line Learning and Student Success''
396(6)
Mark Charles Fissel
Additional Topics and Issues for Argumentative Essays
402(3)
Persuasion: The Emotional Appeal
405(36)
Organizing Persuasive Compositions
406(1)
Tips on Writing Persuasive Essays
407(33)
``Drugs''
408(4)
Gore Vidal
``Women Are Better Drivers''
412(5)
Phyllis McGinley
``Fetal Alcohol Syndrome''
417(5)
Michael Dorris
``Never Too Old''
422(4)
Tammerlin Drummond
``Recent Developments''
426(8)
Bruce Henderson
``I Want to Live Without Trouble'' As told to James M. Freeman
434(6)
Additional Topics and Issues for Persuasive Essays
440(1)
Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms 441(8)
Index: Authors and Titles 449


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