Perspectives on Contemporary Issues

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  • Copyright: 2002-06-21
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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This cross-disciplinary reader encourages critical thinking and academic writing by presenting students with a variety of perspectives on current issues from across the curriculum.

Table of Contents

Writing Critically and Conducting Research
Reading Critically
Reading Critically in Preparation for Writing Critically
Organizing and Developing Ideas
Illustration: Reading Critically
The Hollow Curriculum
Discussion of The Hollow Curriculum
Burned Out and Bored
Writing a Summary
Writing a Summary
Illustration: Making Marginal Notes
The Making of a Generation
Summary of Arthur Levine''s The Making of a Generation
Lessons in Democracy
Writing a Critique
The Connection between Reading Critically and Writing a Critique
Writing a Critique
Illustration: Critique of Robert N. Sollod''s The Hollow Curriculum
*Linda Lee, Who Needs College?
Writing a Synthesis
Writing a Synthesis
Illustration: Synthesis
In-Text Citations, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
Documenting Sources: In-Text Citations Using MLA Style
Integrating Source Material into Your Paper
Using Ellipsis Points, Brackets, Single Quotation Marks and "Qtd. in"
Documenting Sources in a Collection of Essays
Writing a Research Paper
Using MLA Style
Defining Your Purpose
Discovering a Topic
Developing a Working Bibliography
Using the Library
Using Electronic Sources
Mark Horowitz, Finding History on the Net
Creating a Preliminary Bibliography
Evaluating Sources
Taking Notes
Avoiding Plagiarism
Illustration: Plagiarism, Inaccurate Documentation, and Correct Handling of Source Material
Documenting Sources
Citing Sources in the Text and Creating a Works Cited Page
Sample Pages from Student Research Papers
Writing a Research Paper Using APA Style
Parenthetical Citations Using APA Style
Sample Pages from Student Research Paper Using APA Style
Mark Plonsky, Psychology with Style: A Guide to Writing Research Reports Using APA Style
The Arts, Media Studies, And Popular Culture
The Arts
Behold the Stone Age
The Poet and the Computer
Don''t Ignore the Arts
Between the Art and the Artist Lies the Shadow
Music, Film, and Media Studies
Rock ''n'' Revolt
The Lessons of Presley''s Hips
Hollywood Poison Factory
Saturday Afternoon at the Movies
The End of Admiration: The Media and the Loss of Heroes
Aggression: The Impact of Media Violenec
Tough Talk on Entertainment
Crack and the Box
Mike Males, Stop Blaming Kids and TV. Susan R. Lamson, TV Violence: Does It Cause Real-Life Mayhem?
Don''t Blame Violence on the Tube
Advertising''s Influence on Media Content
You Are What You Buy
With These Words I Can Sell You Anything
What Advertising Isn''t
Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Real Generation Gap
The Homework Ate My Family
A Prescription for Peace
No Time to Read?
Poverty and Homelessness
Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Kids
America magazine editorial, Still Hungry, Still Homeless
On the Meaning of Plumbing and Poverty
The Singer Solution to World Poverty
Criminal Behavior
How Much is too Much?
The Columbine Syndrome: Boys and the Fear of Violence
There are No Lessons to be Learned from Littleton
What''s Wrong with America and Can Anything Be Done About It? Barbara Ehrenreich, Maintaining the Crime Supply
Gender and Sex Roles
You Can Never Have Too Many
Strangers in a Strange Land: Women in Higher Education Administration
Thank Heaven for Little Boys
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