Occasions for Writing: Evidence, Idea, And Inquiry

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-02
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Is it possible that a book of readings can help you develop your writing skills and guide you to success in your composition course? It can when the book is OCCASIONS FOR WRITING, an exciting new collection of readings that helps you discover how everything you encounter in life is an occasion or reason to write! In addition to its large selection of untraditional, fascinating readings, this reader contains effective "Occasions for Writing" activities that help you to look closely at written text, photographs, other media-and literally everything in your life-guiding you in developing the fresh ideas that lead to strong, original essays. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

Table of Contents

A Brief Guide To Writing
The Practice of Writing
Why Am I Writing Essays? An Occasion for Writing
Using Your Voice and Finding Your Character
Moving from Evidence to Idea to Essay
How to Reveal the Discoveries? Analysis
Reflection and Meaning
Making Evidence and Discovery Work Together
An Exploratory Essay: A Student''s Progress
Using Images and Experience as Evidence
The Persuasive Essay: A Student''s Progress
Using Text and Experience as Evidence
An Introduction to Visual Understanding
Keeping Your Eyes Open and Learning to See
A Strategy for Visual Understanding
Looking and Responding
Analyzing Images: Categorizing to Make Sense of What You See
Focal Point and Emphasis
Figure-Ground Contrast
Grouping: Proximity & Similarity
Narration or Story
The Whole Composition
Communicating What You See
A Sample Student Paper, Ryan Pollack, Visible Feelings
Themes for Writing
Cluster 1: Mark Doty, Souls on Ice
Look at Your Fish
Steps Towards a Small Theory of the Visible
Cluster 2: Virginia Woolf, Portrait of a Londoner
Late Victorians
Aching for a Self
Anthology Readings: Diane Ackerman, In the Memory Mines
Brian Doyle, Yes
The Tipping Point
The Most Dangerous Beauty
Cluster 1: Brent Staples, Just Walk on By
How It Feels to Be Colored Me
The Myth of the Latin Woman
Cluster 2: Eva Hoffman, Lost in Translation
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Stranger in the Village.
Anthology Readings: Jamaica Kincaid, On Seeing England for the First Time
Ain''t I a Woman. Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Cluster1: Susan Brownmiller, Femininity.
Men and Women Talking
Oranges and Sweet Sister Boy
Cluster 2: Paul Fussell, Uniforms
A Woman''s Beauty: Put-Down or Power Source?
Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the Self
Anthology Readings: Bernard Cooper, Burl''s
About Men
Being a Man
Ain''t I a Woman
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Cluster 1: Chang Rae Lee, Coming Home Again
Stone Soup
Family Values
Cluster 2: David Sedaris, Cyclops
bell hooks, Inspired Eccentricity
No-Name Woman
Anthology Readings: Diane Ackerman, In the Memory Mines
Burl''s. Brian Doyle, Yes
Cluster 1: Frederick Douglass: Learning to Read and Write
Cluster 2: Eudora Welty, Clamorous to Learn
Claiming an Education
The Banking Concept of Education
Anthology Readings: Roland Barthes, Toys
On Not Looking at Pictures
The Curse of Talent
The Allegory of the Cave
A Vindication of the Rights of Women
Nature and the Environment
Cluster 1: Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth
Spring Comes to Hogeye
Cluster 2: William Cronon, The Trouble with Wilderness
The Desert World
The Stone Horse
Anthology Readings: Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
On Seeing England for the First Time
The Most Dangerous Beauty
The Loss of the Creature
Science and Technology
Cluster 1: Jacob Bronowski, The Nature of Scientific Reasoning
The Art of Science
The Bird of Paradise
Cluster 2: Sven Birkerts, Into the Electronic Millennium
A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness
Crickets, Bats, Cats, and Chaos
Anthology Readings: Diane Acke
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