The Call to Write, Brief (with MyCompLab)

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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With a real-world genre orientation, attention to diverse media, focus on visual literacy, and emphasis on the ethics of writing, the third edition ofThe Call to Writecontinues to break new ground. Organized by genresletters, memoirs, public documents, profiles, reports, commentaries, proposals, and reviews, this innovative rhetoric gives students the practice they need to write both in college and in the public sphere. Connecting writing to the real worlds of everyday life, college, and work, it gives students reasons to write and the skills to help them succeed. A strong emphasis on public writing promotes civic involvement through writingto inform the public, to shape opinion, to advocate change, etc.while relevant, provocative readings underscore when and why citizens are called to write. The Third Edition retains the best features of the second edition while greatly expanding the coverage of research. This hardcover version includes a grammar handbook. Individuals who want to master various forms of writing.

Table of Contents

Writing and Reading
Introduction: the Call to Write
What Is Writing? Analyzing Literacy Events
Writing in Everyday Life
Writing in the Workplace
Just Say No to H2O
Writing in the Public Sphere
Writing in School
Analyzing a Literacy Event
From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
From One Writer's Beginnings
From Just Girls
Writing Assignment: Analyzing a Literacy Event
Reflecting On Your Writing
Reading Strategies for Academic Purposes: Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation
Reading as Research
From Distancing the Homeless
Strategies for Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation
Sample Analysis of a Rhetorical Situation
My Culture at the Crossroads
Writing Assignment: Rhetorical Analysis
Reflecting on Your Writing
Persuasion and Responsibility: Analyzing Arguments
Understanding Argument
Exchange of Letters
Entering a Controversy
Taking a Position: From Issues to Claims
Developing a Persuasive Position
From The Ballot or the Bullet
Making an Argument
Vigilant Neighbors or Big Brother Informants
Negotiating Differences
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