Read, Reason, Write - book alone

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  • Edition: 8th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-11-29
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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This comprehensive text presents clear instruction on critical reading and analysis, argument, and research techniques, along with a collection of current, incisive readings appropriate for practicing those techniques. New features of the eighth edition include an expanded visual program, featuring new chapter opening visuals and two full-color inserts, and a newly revised and updated reader.

Table of Contents

Critical Reading and Analysis
Writers and Their Sources Visual
Young woman with computer, older man with newspaper Reading, Writing, and the Contexts of Argument Responses to Sources Abraham Lincoln, “The Gettysburg Address”
The Response to Content (Summary) The Analytic Response The Judgment or Evaluation Response The Research Response Ellen Goodman
“In Praise of a Snail’s Pace”
Active Reading: Use Your Mind!
Guidelines for Active Reading Exercise
Active Reading: Richard Morin
“Political Ads and the Voters They Attract”
Understanding Your Sources Writing Summaries Guidelines for Writing Summaries Exercise
Summary Sample Longer Summary Writing Paraphrases Sample Paraphrase: from Bertrand Russell’s “A Free Man’s Worship”
Acknowledging Sources Informally Referring to People and Sources Lev Grossman, “The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth”
Presenting Direct Quotations: A Guide to Form and Style Reasons for Using Quotation Marks Guidelines for Quoting For Debate
“A Century of Freedom” David Rieff, “Their Hearts and Minds?” Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
Responding Critically to Sources Visual: Reading Wall Drawings Cartoon Traits of the Critical Reader/Thinker Examining the Context of a Source Who Is the Author?
What Kind of Audience Is Addressed? What Is the Author’s Purpose in Writing?
What Are the Writer’s Sources of Information?
Understanding Attitude Denotative and Connotative Word Choice Recognizing Tone Analyzing Style Word Choice Sentence Structure Metaphors Organization and Examples Repetition Hyperbole, Understatement, and Irony Quotation Marks, Italics, and Capital Letters Dave Barry
“Remote Control” Writing about Style Understanding Purpose and Audience Planning the Essay Developing Paragraphs Revising and Editing Manuscript Form Checklist for Revision Ellen Goodman, “Choosing Families” Student Essay: “Goodman’s Feast of Style” Combining Summary, Analysis, and Evaluation: The Review Annotated Review: Lynda Ransdell, “More Than a Game: One Woman’s Fight For Gender Equity in Sport” Student Review: “Winchester’s Alchemy: Two Men and a Book” by Ian Habel Analyzing Two or More Sources Guidelines for Preparing a Contrast Essay Peter Rainer, “Knightley, in Shining Armour” For Reading and Analysis: Andrew Vachss, “Watch Your Language” Catherine Getches, “I Have a Chip, but It’s Not on My Shoulder” Suggestions for Discussion and Writing
The World of Argument
Understanding the Basics of Argument Visual: Dilbert “Presentation” cartoon Characteristics of Argument Argument Is Conversation with a Goal Argument Takes a Stand on an Arguable Issue Argument Uses Reasons and Evidence Argument Incorporates Values Argument Recognizes the Topic’s Complexity The Shape of Argument: The Aristotelian Model The Shape of Argument: The Toulmin Model The Language of Claims and Support Facts False Facts Inferences Judgments Exercise on the Language of Argument: Richard Morin, “Paradise Lost” Learning More about the Toulmin Model of Argument Claims Grounds (or Data or Evidence) Warrants Backing Qualifiers Rebuttals
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