Between Worlds : A Reader, Rhetoric, and Handbook

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  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
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This immediately engaging resource will help anyone understand how to write better with a thematically-organized collection of readings (organized around the theme of " in-between-ness" ), a writing guide, and a concise handbook. Engages readers through the theme of in-between-ness and helps readers to become better writers with an easy to understand writing guide. Readings on being caught between generations, living with diverse cultures, dealing with gender conflicts, and exploring differing perceptions of the self and others. Writing Guide. Handbook. General interest.

Table of Contents

* Denotes a new selection.

Thematic Contents.

Rhetorical Contents.



Getting the Most from Your Reading.
Active Reading.
Thanksgiving,Ellen Goodman.
Discussion of Active Reading.
Practicing Active Reading.

1. Between Generations.
*My Deep,Dark Secret,Hadley Moore.
*Are Families Dangerous?,Barbara Ehrenreich.
Ignorance Is Not Bliss,Eric Marcus.
Blue Spruce,Stephen Perry.
The Good Daughter,Caroline Hwang.
*Our Son Mark, S.I. Hayakawa.
The Only Child,John Leonard.
Ace in the Hole,John Updike.
Digging,Seamus Heaney.
Your Place Is Empty,Anne Tyler.

2. Between Genders.
*The Future of Love,Jill Tweedi.
*Real Men Don't: Anti-Male Bias in English,Eugene R. August.
*The Second Shift,Arlie Hochschild.
Let 'em Eat Leftovers,Mike McGrady.
Who's Cheap?,Adair Lara.
*Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha,Anna Quindlen.
*Pigskin,Patriarchy,and Pain,Don Sabo.
A Work of Artifice,Marge Piercy.
*On the Fringes of the Physical World,Meghan Daum.
*Common Decency,Susan Jacoby.
When a Woman Says No,Ellen Goodman.
Where Are You Going,Where Have You Been?,Joyce Carol Oates.

3. Between Cultures.
Living in Two Worlds,Marcus Mabry.
Peaches,Reginald McKnight.
*Diversity Offers Everyone a Stake,Jack M. Balkin.
*Why Does My Race Matter?,Yasmine Bahrani.
In Rooms of Women,Kim Edwards.
*An Identity Reduced to a Burka,Laila Al-Marayati & Semeen Issa.
Crimes Against Humanity,Ward Churchill.
*Lighten Up on Enlightenment,John Balzar.
On the Subway,Sharon Olds.
Proper Care and Maintenance,Susan Straight.
*Los Vendidos,Luis Valdez.

4. Between Perceptions.
Living Under Circe's Spell,Matthew Soyster.
The Blind Always Come as Such a Surprise,Ted Kooser.
*Georgia O'Keeffe,Joan Didion.
*The Myth of the Latin Woman,Judith Ortiz Cofer.
*Appearances,Carmen Vazquez.
Black Men and Public Space,Brent Staples.
Mr. Z,M. Carl Holman.
*Discrimination at Large,Jennifer A. Coleman.
O.K.,So I'm Fat,Neil Steinberg.
Bodily Harm,Pamela Erens.
*Baldness,Steven Barrie-Anthony.
*Body of Evidence,Jenny Jones.

5. Between Values.
*Patriotism Demands Questioning Authority,Todd Gitlin.
*Shooting an Elephant ,George Orwell.
*In Groups We Shrink,Carol Tavris.
Three Ways of Meeting Oppression,Martin Luther King,Jr.
*Remote Control: How to Raise a Media Skeptic,Susan Douglas.
Coke,Philip Dacey.
Youth Must Be Served-With Respect,Robin Swicord.
Making Media a Familiar Scapegoat,Howard Rosenberg.
*Press One to Cut Short Your Life,Jonathan Alter.
*Makes Learning Fun,Clifford Stoll.
*From Learning as Torture to Learning as Fun,Don Tapscott.
*Dumpster-Diving for Dollars,Keith David Hamm.
*Hooray for the Red,White,Blue,and Green,David Hochschild and Arlie Hochschild.


6. Getting Started ... Now!
Short Assignments,Anne Lamott.
Analyzing Lamott's Purpose.
What's the Aim? ... What's the Claim?
Analyzing Lamott's Strategy.
Prewriting as Discovery.
Practicing Freewriting.
Journal Writing.
Using a Journal for Active Reading.
Practicing Journal Writing.
Practicing Clustering.
Practicing Listing.
Active Reading.
Practice Active Reading.
Group Brainstorming-Collaborative Learning.
Practicing Brainstorming in Small Groups.
Why Brainstorm?
Considering Audience.
Identifying Your Audience.
Practicing Style.
Analyzing Audience Awareness.
Why Stop Smoking? Let's Get Clinical,by William F. Harrison.
Analyzing the Essay.
Practicing Audience Awareness.
A Final Word About Audience.

7. Organizing and Drafting an Essay.
From Prewriting to Purpose.
Purpose in Writing.
What's Your Aim?
What's Your Claim?
Developing a Thesis.
Recognizing a Thesis.
Changing the Thesis.
The “Missing” Thesis.
Positioning the Thesis.
Sample Thesis Statements.
Practicing Thesis Writing.
Critical Thinking and the “So What?” Response.
Supporting a Thesis.
Developing Support.
Working Thesis.
First Draft.
Evaluating the First Draft.
Revising the Thesis: What's Your Aim? What's Your Claim?
Writing an Outline.
Organizing to Highlight Key Points.
To Outline or Not to Outline.
Ordering Ideas.
An Informal Outline.
Writing a Paragraph.
Focusing the Paragraph.
Practicing Topic Sentences.
Analyzing an Effective Paragraph.
Unifying the Paragraph.
Developing a Paragraph.
Using Sources for Support.
Using Photocopied Pages.
Giving Credit and Avoiding Plagiarism.
Incorporating Quoted Material.
The Sandwich as a Development Technique.
Practicing the “Sandwich.”
Illustrating Paraphrasing.
Combining Paraphrase and Quotation.
Practicing Combining Paraphrase and Quotation.

8. Revising an Essay.
Rewriting and Rewriting.
Thinking Critically for an Audience.
Revising a Rough Draft.
Student Example (draft): Revising Can Make the Difference.
A Checklist for Revising and Editing Papers.
Student Example: Dieting Daze: No In-Between,by Rachel Krell.
Rewriting for Coherence.
A Paragraph That Lacks Coherence.
Using Transitions.
Noticing Transitions.
Key Word Repetition.
Synonyms or Key Word Substitutions.
Transitions Between Paragraphs.
Avoiding Gaps.
Practicing Coherence.
Writing Introductions.
Introductions and Audience.
Types of Introductions.
A Final Word on Introductions.
Writing Conclusions.
Final Tips for Writing Conclusions.

9. Methods for Developing Essays.
Combining Multiple Methods.
Analyzing Mixed Methods.
Why This Analysis?
Organizing and Developing a Summary.
Student Example: A Summary of Three Ways of Dealing With Oppression,by Chris Thomas.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Summary as Part of a Larger Assignment.
Final Tips for a Summary.
When to Use Narration.
Organizing and Developing a Narrative.
Brainstorming for a Subject.
Additional Prewriting.
From Brainstorming to Drafting a Paper.
Student Example: *Through the Cracks,by Rebekah Hall-Naganuma.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing Essays with Narration.
Final Tips for a Narrative.
When to Write an Evaluative Response Essay.
Organizing and Developing an Evaluative Response Essay.
Student Example: Thanksgiving Beyond the Cleaver Family,by Marin Kheng.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing an Evaluative Response Essay.
Final Tips for an Evaluative Response.
When to Use Definition.
Organizing and Developing a Definition Essay.
The Purpose of Defining.
*Example: “The Difference Between 'Sick' and 'Evil' ,” by Andrew Vachss.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing Definition Essays.
Final Tips for a Definition Essay.
When to Use Cause-and-Effect Development.
Organizing and Developing a Cause-and-Effect Essay.
Drafting a Paper.
Practicing Finding Causes and Effects.
Example:I Confess Some Envy,by Robert McKelvey.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing Essays About Causes and Effects.
Final Tips for Cause-and-Effect Development.
Comparison and Contrast.
When to Use Comparison-Contrast Development.
Organizing and Developing a Comparison-Contrast Essay.
Which Method to Use: Block or Point by Point?
Example:Reality Check,by Alex Garcia.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing Essay That Use Comparison and Contrast.
Final Tips for Comparison and Contrast.
Arguments and Proposals.
When to Use Argument.
Audience and Argument.
Organizing and Developing an Argument.
Avoiding Logical Fallacies.
Conceding and Refuting.
Evaluating an Argument.
Student Example:My Favorite School Class: Involuntary Servitude,by Joe Goodwin.
Explanatory Notes for the Argument Essay.
Practicing Writing Argument Essays.
Final Tips for Argument.
Writing an Essay.
A Six-Step Strategy.
Key Words Used On Exams.
An Outline For an In-Class Essay.

10. Analysis.
When to Use Analysis.
Brainstorming for a Topic.
Organizing and Developing a Process Analysis.
Practicing Process Analysis in Small Groups.
Example:Oh,What a Web We Weave,by Walter Gajewski.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing a Process Analysis Essay.
Final Tips for a Process Analysis Essay.
When to Use Problem Analysis.
Organizing and Developing a Problem Analysis Essay.
Example:Don't Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments,by Robert L. Heilbroner.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing a Problem Analysis Essay.
Final Tips for a Problem Analysis Essay.
Brainstorming for a Topic.
When to Use Subject Analysis.
Organizing and Developing a Subject Analysis.
Essay Assignments for Subject Analysis.
What is Poetry Analysis?
How to Actively Read a Poem.
Active Reading of a Poem.
Active Reading Discussed.
Student Example: Digging Deep,by Jennifer Tabaldo.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing Poetry Analysis.
Final Tips for Poetry Analysis.
What is Character Analysis?
Character Analysis:Short Story.
Prewriting for a Text-Based Character Study.
Listing Information from a Short Story.
Arranging and Thesis Construction.
Student Example:Who Were You, Connie, and Why Did You Go?,by Marianela Enriquez.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Practicing Writing Character Analysis.
Character Analysis: Biography.
Gathering Information from a Book.
Grouping Cards.
A Working Thesis.
Arranging the Support.
From Inference Cards to Drafted Paper.
Transitions Between Sections.
Writing the Introduction.
*Student Example: Mirror Image, by Georgina L. Montoya.
Analyzing the Writer's Strategy.
Writing the Thesis.
Selecting Support to 'Show' Not 'Tell'.
Introductions and Conclusions.
Final Tips for Writing a Focused Biography.

11. Writing the Research Paper.
Planning the Research Paper.
New Tools,New Choices.
Time Schedule for the Research Paper.
Gathering Library Material.
Getting Started.
Meeting the Librarian.
Finding Information.
Using Electronic Sources.
Using the Internet.
Keeping Track of Internet Sources.
The Abuse of Electronic Sources.
Evaluating Online Sources.
Using Traditional Methods.
Computer-Related Terms.
Sample Bibliography Cards.
Practicing Finding the Errors.
Sample Note Cards.
Developing a Working Thesis.
Gathering Additional Information: The Interview.
Preparing for the Interview.
Conducting the Interview.
Writing up the Interview.
Student Example:From Access to Acceptance: Enabling America's Largest Minority,by Shannon Paaske.
Explanatory Notes for the Research Paper.
Documenting the Research Paper: MLA Style.
Writing Parenthetical Citations.
Preparing the Works-Cited Page.
Sample MLA Entries.
Organizing the Works Cited.
Documenting the Research Paper: APA Style.
Writing Parenthetical Citations.
Specific Examples of APA Form.
Preparing the References Page.
Sample APA Entries.

III. The Handbook.
Editing Symbols.

12. Understanding How Sentences Work.
Noun as Subject.
Pronoun as Subject.
Compound Subject.
Direct Object.
Indirect Object.
Object of the Preposition.
Action Verbs.
State-of-Being Verbs.
Helping Verbs.
Adjectives and Adverbs.
Prepositional Phrases.
Verbal Phrases.
Independent Clauses.
Dependent Clauses.
Sentence Variation.
Simple Sentences.
Compound Sentences.
Complex Sentences.
Compound-Complex Sentences.

13. Understanding Common Errors.
Run-on or Fused Sentences.
Comma Splice.
Correcting Run-on Sentences.
Conjunctive Adverbs.
Style and Meaning.
Pronoun Reference Agreement.
Subject-Verb Agreement.
Shifts in Person and Number.
Shifts in Verb Tense.
Shifts in Voice.
Mixed Sentences.
Confused Sentence Parts.
Faulty Verb Choice.
Misplaced (and Dangling) Modifiers.
Faulty Parallelism.
Single Words.
Dependent Clauses.
Independent Clauses.

14. Understanding Punctuation.
The Comma.
The Apostrophe.
The Period,Question Mark,and Exclamation Point.
The Semicolon.
The Colon.
The Dash.
Quotation Marks.
The Ellipsis.
The Slash.
The Hyphen.

15. Understanding Faulty Word Choice.
Slang,Jargon,and Colloquial Words.
Archaic Words,Euphemisms,and Pretentious Words.
Sexist Language.

16. Understanding Commonly Confused Words.
Commonly Confused Words.


Author Index.

Subject and Title Index.

Editing Symbols.

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