Backpack Writing

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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
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Lester Faigleyrs"s aims-based rhetoric uses written instruction and visual tools to convey key points and concepts. The innovative and striking design allows the processes for reading, writing, and researching to be presented in a format that speaks to a writer with many different learning styles. Will improve writing by using written instruction and visual tools to convey key points and concepts. Critical reading, critical writing, and research. General Interest: improving writing

Table of Contents

The Writer as Explorer
Making Discoveries
Look with new eyesp. 3
Explore the worldp. 4
Find a territoryp. 6
Use guidesp. 10
Reading to Explore
Become a critical readerp. 13
Look with a critical eyep. 14
Read activelyp. 16
Recognize fallaciesp. 18
Respond as a readerp. 20
Planning a Journey
Determine your directionp. 23
Write a thesisp. 24
Plan your routep. 26
Returning and Revising
See againp. 28
Evaluate your draftp. 29
Respond to othersp. 31
Pay attention to details lastp. 32
Thinking Visually
Communicate with visuals and wordsp. 35
Understand visual and verbal conceptsp. 36
Know when to use images and graphicsp. 40
Take pictures that aren't boringp. 41
Compose imagesp. 42
Create tables, charts, and graphsp. 43
Designing Documents
Start with your readersp. 45
Use headings and subheadings effectivelyp. 46
Design pagesp. 47
Understand typographyp. 48
The Writer as Guide
Writing Effectively in College
Understand the demands of writing in collegep. 55
Think about your aimp. 56
Think about your genrep. 58
Think about your audiencep. 60
Think about your credibilityp. 62
Become an effective writerp. 64
Angela Yamashita Got Roddick?p. 65
Writing to Reflect
Writing reflectionsp. 70
An effective reflection Sue Kunitomi Embrey Some Lines for a Younger Brotherp. 72
How to read reflectionsp. 76
essay Amy Tan Mother Tonguep. 77
blog Jason Christopher Hartley Just Another Soldierp. 82
essay David Sedaris Let It Snowp. 86
How to write a reflectionp. 90
Student essay Janine Carter The Miracle Quiltp. 102
Projectsp. 106
Reporting Information
Reporting informationp. 110
Effective informative writing Samuel M. Wilson The Emperor's Giraffep. 113
How to read informative writingp. 118
profile Harold Evans Russell Simmonsp. 119
executive summary The National Commission on Writing for America's Families, chools, and Colleges Writing: A Ticket to Work...Or a Ticket Outp. 127
How to write to informp. 130
Student report Lakshmi Kotra The Life Cycle of Starsp. 148
Projectsp. 156
Writing to Analyze
Writing to analyzep. 160
Writing a rhetorical analysisp. 162
Writing a visual analysisp. 164
An effective analysis Tim Collins Straight from the Heartp. 166
How to read analysesp. 171
article David T. Z. Mindich The Collapse of Big Media: TheYoung and the Restlessp. 172
product design Volkswagen Beetlep. 181
corporate logo Landor Associates Federal Express Logop. 184
How to write a rhetorical analysisp. 186
Student rhetorical analysis Grace Bernhardt Investigating Independenc;: AnAnalysis of Frederick Douglass's Speech, What to the Slave Is theFourth of Julyp. 198
Projectsp. 204
Writing to Analyze Causes
Writing to analyze causesp. 208
An effective causal analysis Stentor Danielson Pesticides, Parasite May Cause FrogDeformitiesp. 212
How to read causal analysesp. 216
essay Ari Kelman New Orleans' Blessing;New Orleans' Cursep. 217
leaflet Operation Iraqi Freedom Leafletsp. 222
How to write a causal analysisp. 224
Student causal analysis Sean Booker Borrowing Bling: The Appeal ofHip-hop to Young White Menp. 240
Projectsp. 244
Writing to Evaluate
Writing to evaluatep. 248
An effective evaluation Lefteris Pavlides The Aesthetics of Wind Powerp. 251
How to read evaluationsp. 256
review Dan Crane McNasty: The New Health FastFood Items Taste Bad (and Aren'tSo Healthy Either)p. 257
article Stephanie Rosenbloom The Nitpicking Nationp. 263
How to write an evaluationp. 268
Student essay Rashaun Giddens Stop Loss or Loss of Trusp. 282
Projectsp. 288
Arguing for a Position
Writing a position argumentp. 292
An effective position argument Ted Koppel Take My Privacy, Please!p. 296
How to read position argumentsp. 301
speech Frederick Douglass What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?p. 302
article Meredith Clark Life Without Health Insurancep. 310
advertisements Buff Daddyp. 314
Food Cops Bust Cookie Monsterp. 315
How to write a position argumentp. 316
Student argument Chris Nguyen Speech Doesn't Have to be Pretty to be Protectedp. 332
Projectsp. 338
Arguing for Change
Making an argument for changep. 342
An effective argument for change Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independencep. 346
How to read arguments for changep. 351
article Thomas Homer-Dixon and S. Julio Friedmann Coal in a Nice Shade of Greenp. 352
essay Paul Saffo A Trail of DNA and Datap. 356
How to write an argument for changep. 360
Student argument Kim Lee Let's Make It a Real Melting Pot withPresidential Hopes for Allp. 376
Projectsp. 382
The Writer as Researcher
Planning Research
Analyze the research taskp. 387
Ask a questionp. 388
Determine what you needp. 389
Draft a working thesisp. 391
Finding and Evaluating Sources
Search using keywordsp. 393
Find booksp. 394
Find journal articlesp. 395
Evaluate print sourcesp. 396
Find information in databasesp. 397
Construct effective searchesp. 398
Locate elements of a citationp. 399
Find information on the Webp. 400
Evaluate Web sources
Writing the Research Paper
Plan your organizationp. 403
Avoid plagiarismp. 404
Quote sources without plagiarizingp. 405
Summarize and paraphrasesources without plagiarizingp. 407
Incorporate quotationsp. 409
Incorporate visualsp. 412
Review your research projectp. 413
MLA Documentation
Elements of MLA documentationp. 416
Entries in the works-cited listp. 417
In-text citations in MLA stylep. 419
Books in MLA-style works citedp. 422
Periodicals in MLA-style works citedp. 426
Online sources in MLA-style works citedp. 430
Other sources in MLA-style works citedp. 434
Visual sources in MLA-style works citedp. 435
Sample MLA paper George Abukar It's Time to Shut Down the Identity Theft Racketp. 436
Creditsp. 444
Indexp. 446
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