The College Writer Brief 2009 MLA Update Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2009-06-16
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Combining streamlined, basic writing instruction with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is an all-in-one writing resource for students at any skill level. The clear visual format helps students grasp larger concepts by linking them to pertinent examples. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing, from voice to documentation, and offer students models for their own papers. This edition also features new Cross-Curricular Connections that explain how particular modes of writing or types of research relate to a specific discipline in the college curriculum, preparing students for success across the academic spectrum.

Table of Contents

A Rhetoric: College Student's Guide to Writing
Critical Thinking Through Reading, Viewing, and Writing
Beginning the Writing Process
Editing and Proofreading
Submitting Your Writing and Creating Portfolios
One Writer's Process
A Reader: Strategies and Models
Forms of College Writing
Narration and Description
"Mzee Owitti"
"That Morning on the Prairie"
"A Hanging"
"Sunday in the Park"
Description and Reflection
"The Stream in the Ravine"
"Call Me Crazy But I Have to Be Myself"
"American Dream Boat"
Cause and Effect
"Life-Threatening Stress"
"If You Let Me Play..."
"The Legacy of Generation N"
"Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Kids"
Comparison and Contrast
"Beyond Control"
"Two Views of the River"
"Shrouded in Contradiction"
"Like Mexicans"
"Three Family Cancers"
"Four Ways to Talk About Literature"
"No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch"
Process Writing
"Wayward Cells"
"Downloading Photographs from the MC-150 Digital Camera" (from WFB)
"Campus Racism 101"
"Love and Race"
"Economic Disparities Fuel Human Trafficking"
"Understanding Dementia"
"Deft or Daft"
"On Excellence"
Strategies for Argumentation
Taking a Position
"An Apology for the Life of Ms
Barbie D. Doll"
"Apostles of Hatred Find It Easy to Spread Their Message"
"Fatherless America"
Persuading Readers to Act
"To Drill or Not to Drill"
"I Have a Dream"
"The Media's Image of Arabs"
"In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman's Face"
Proposing a Solution
"Preparing for Agroterror"
"Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha"
"The Media and the Ethics of Cloning"
Interview Report
"The Dead Business"
Lab, Experiment, and Field Reports
"Working with Hydrochloric Acid"
"The Effects of Temperature and Inhibitors on the Fermentation Process for Ethanol"
Writing About Literature and the Arts
" 'Good Country People': Broken Body, Broken Soul,"
" 'Let Evening Come': An Invitation to the Inevitable"
"Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun"
"Terror on the Silver Screen: Who Are the Aliens?"
Taking Essay Tests
Writing for the Workplace
Writing and Designing for the Web
Preparing Oral Presentations
Research and Writing
Getting Started: From Planning Research to Evaluating Sources
Conducting Primary and Library Research
Conducting Research on the Internet
Drafting a Paper with Documented Research
MLA Documentation Format
APA Documentation Format
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