9781319054977

Real Essays with Readings Writing for Success in College, Work, and Everyday

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    9781319054977

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    1319054978

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-10-21
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Table of Contents


Contents


1 Getting Started


Understanding Instructors’ Expectations


Making Connections


Your Classroom Writing Community


Your College Community


Learning from Prior Experiences


Setting Goals


Writing Goals


Reading Goals


Reading and Writing for Your Degree


Career Goals


Part 1 Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing


2 Critical Thinking and Critical Reading


Critical Thinking


Question Assumptions and Biases


Apply the Critical Thinking Process


Active and Critical Reading


Apply the Critical Reading Process


2PR The Critical Reading Process


Vocabulary


Reading Multimodal Texts Critically


2PR The Critical Reading Process for Multimodal Texts


3 Effective Writing: An Overview


The Elements of Effective Writing


Context


Main Idea and Support


Organization, Unity, and Coherence


Conventions: Structure and Grammar


An Overview of the Writing Process


Reflecting on the Process


4 Responding to Texts


Ways of Responding to Texts


Reader-Response


Summary


Analysis


Synthesis


Evaluation


Documenting Sources


Reviewing What You’ve Learned


Deborah Tannen, It Begins at the Beginning


Reflecting on Writing


Part 2 Writing as a Process


5 Finding and Exploring a Topic


How to Find and Explore a Topic


Decode the Assignment


Find a Good Topic


Narrow Your Topic


Ask Yourself Questions


Map Your Ideas


List Narrower Topics


Explore Your Topic


Freewrite


List and Brainstorm


Ask a Reporter’s Questions


Discuss


Cluster and Map


Keep a Journal


Write Your Own Topic


Reflecting on Writing


Checklist: Finding a Good Topic


6 Developing a Thesis Statement


How to Develop a Good Thesis Statement


Consider Your Audience and Purpose


Focus on a Single Main Idea


Make Sure Your Thesis Is Neither Too Broad Nor Too Narrow


Make Sure You Can Show, Explain, or Prove Your Thesis


Express Your Thesis Forcefully and Confidently


Place Your Thesis Appropriately


One Student’s Process


Write Your Own Thesis Statement


Reflecting on Writing


Checklist: Writing a Thesis Statement


7 Supporting a Thesis


How to Support a Thesis


Consider Your Audience and Purpose


Prewrite to Find Support


Drop Unrelated Ideas


Select the Best Support Points


Add Supporting Details


Review Your Support


Write Topic Sentences for Your Support Points


Support in Multimodal Compositions


One Student’s Process


Write Your Own Support


Reflecting on Writing


Checklist: Supporting Your Thesis


8 Planning and Drafting a Paper


How to Plan and Draft a Paper


Drafting a Multimodal Project


Arrange Your Ideas


Create an Outline


Draft the Body of the Essay


Write an Introduction


Write a Conclusion


Title Your Essay


One Student’s Process


Write Your Own Draft


Reflecting on Writing


Checklist: Writing a Draft Essay


9 Revising a Draft


How to Revise a Draft


Understand Large-Scale and Small-Scale Revision


Revise Using Peer Review


Revise for Unity


Revise for Support and Detail


Revise for Coherence


One Student’s Process


Revise Your Own Essay


Reflecting on Writing


Checklist: Revising Your Essay


Part 3 Different Types of Writing


10 Essays That Show and Tell: Narration, Illustration, and Description


Showing and Telling


Four Basics of Writing to show and tell


Contexts for Writing To Show and Tell


Main Idea in Writing To Show and Tell


Support and Organization in Writing To Show and Tell


Read and Analyze Writing To Show and Tell


A College Narrative Essay: Jordan Brown, "A Return to Education"


A College Illustration Essay: Tam Nguyen, "Reflection"


A College Description Essay: Kimberly Kirwan, "Volunteering for a Fallen Soldier"


Writing an Essay To Show and Tell


Writing Guide: Writing To Show and Tell


Write a Narrative Essay


Write an Illustration Essay


Write a Description Essay


Writing To Show and Tell in the Real World


Profile of Success: Jenni VanCuren



Professional Narrative Essay: Bill Bryson, "Coming Home"


Professional Illustration Essay: Liza Long, "I Am Adam Lanza’s Mother"


Professional Description Essay: Annie Dillard, "Heaven and Earth in Jest"


Vocabulary to Show and Tell


Reflecting on Writing


Reflect on the Process


Reflect on Future Writing


11 Essays that Analyze and Explain: Process Analysis, Classification, and Definition


Analyzing and Explaining


Four Basics of writing to analyze and explain


Contexts for Writing To Analyze and Explain


Main Idea in Writing To Analyze and Explain


Support and Organization in Writing To Analyze and Explain


Read and Analyze Writing To Analyze and Explain


A College Process Analysis Essay: Katie Horn, "The Beginner’s Guide to Movie Night"


A College Classification Essay: Josef Ameur, "Video Game Genres"


A College Definition Essay: Benjamin Mills, "Of Nerds and Nerdiness"


Writing an Essay to Analyze and Explain


Writing Guide: Writing to Analyze and Explain


Write a Process Analysis Essay


Write a Classification Essay


Write a Definition Essay


Writing to Analyze and Explain in the Real World


Profile of Success: Iza Frechette


Professional Process Analysis Essay: Christopher Mele, "How to Pick the Fastest Line at the Supermarket"


Professional Classification Essay: Phyllis Crème and Mary Lea, "Writing at University"


Professional Definition Essay: Clive Thompson, "Emoji: Think of Them as an Upgrade"


Vocabulary to Analyze and Explain


Reflecting on Writing


Reflect on the Process


Reflect on Future Writing


12 Essays That Reason and Persuade: Compare and Contrast, Cause and Effect, and Argument


Reasoning and Persuading


Four Basics of writing to reason and persuade


Contexts for Writing to Reason and Persuade


Main Idea in Writing to Reason and Persuade


Support and Organization in Writing to Reason and Persuade


Read and Analyze Writing to Reason and Persuade


A College Comparison and Contrast Essay: Rui Dai, "A Whiff of Memory"


A College Cause and Effect Essay: Daniel Langford, "A Dangerous Game of Chance"


A College Argument Essay: Kathryn Arnett, "Media and Advertisement: The New Peer Pressure?"


Writing an Essay to Reason and Persuade


Writing Guide: Writing to Reason and Persuade


Write a Comparison and Contrast Essay


Write a Cause and Effect Essay


Write an Argument Essay


Writing to Reason and Persuade in the Real World


Profile of Success: Tiffany Riggs


Professional Comparison and Contrast Essay: Dave Barry, "Beauty and the Beast"


Professional Cause and Effect Essay: Brent Staples, "Just Walk On By: Black Men and Public Space"


Professional Argument Casebook


Janet Napolitano, "It’s Time to Free Speech on Campus Again"


Lindsay Holmes, "A Quick Lesson on What Trigger Warnings Actually Do"


Vocabulary to Reason and Persuade


Reflecting on Writing


Reflect on the Process


Reflect on Future Writing


Part 4 Researched Writing


13 Doing Research: Preparing to Write a Research Essay


Find Sources


Consult a Librarian


Use Library Resources


Use Other Resources


Interview People


Evaluate Sources


Questions for Evaluating All Sources


Questions for Evaluating Websites


14 Writing the Research Essay: Using Outside Sources


Make a Schedule


Choose a Topic


Avoid Plagiarism


Keep a Running Bibliography


Create Clear, Complete Records of Source Information


Use Summary


Use Paraphrase


Use Direct Quotation


Write a Thesis Statement


Make an Outline


Write Your Essay


Cite and Document Your Sources Using MLA Style


Use In-Text Citations within Your Essay


Use a Works Cited List at the End of Your Essay


Revise and Edit Your Essay


Sample Student Research Essay: Michael McQuiston, "To Be Green or Not to Be Green"


Writing Guide: Research Essay


Reflecting on Writing


Part 5 The Four Most Serious Errors


15 The Basic Sentence: An Overview


The Four Most Serious Errors


The Parts of Speech


The Basic Sentence


Six Basic Sentence Patterns


Editing Practice


16 Fragments: Incomplete Sentences


Understand What Fragments Are


Find and Correct Fragments


Editing Practice


Checklist: Editing for Fragments


17 Run-Ons: Two Sentences Joined Incorrectly


Understand What Run-Ons Are


Find and Correct Run-Ons


Editing Practice


Checklist: Editing for Run-Ons


18 Problems with Subject-Verb Agreement: When Subjects and Verbs Do Not Match


Understand What Subject-Verb Agreement Is


Find and Correct Errors in Subject-Verb Agreement


Editing Practice


Checklist: Editing for Subject-Verb Agreement


19 Verb Problems: Avoiding Mistakes in Verb Tense


Understand What Verb Tense Is


Use Correct Verbs


Editing Practice


Checklist: Editing for Verb Problems


Verb Tense Reference Charts


Reflecting on Writing


Part 6 Other Grammar Concerns


20 Pronouns: Using Substitutes for Nouns


Understand What Pronouns Are


Editing Practice


21 Adjectives and Adverbs: Describing Which One? or How?


Understand What Adjectives and Adverbs Are


Editing Practice


22 Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers: Avoiding Confusing Descriptions


Understand What Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers Are


Editing Practice


23 Coordination and Subordination: Joining Ideas


Understand Coordination and Subordination


Practice Using Coordination and Subordination


Editing Practice


24 Parallelism: Balancing Ideas


Understand What Parallelism Is


Practice Writing Parallel Sentences


Editing Practice


25 Sentence Variety: Putting Rhythm in Your Writing


Understand What Sentence Variety Is


Practice Creating Sentence Variety


Editing Practice


26 Formal English and ESL: Grammar Trouble Spots for Multilingual Students


Basic Sentence Patterns


Pronouns


Verbs


Articles


Prepositions


Reflecting on Writing


Part 7 Word Use


27 Word Choice: Avoiding Language Pitfalls


Understand the Importance of Choosing Words Carefully


Practice Avoiding Four Common Word-Choice Problems


Editing Practice


28 Commonly Confused Words: Avoiding Mistakes with Soundalikes


Understand Why Certain Words Are Commonly Confused


Practice Using Commonly Confused Words Correctly


Editing Practice


Reflecting on Writing


Part 8 Punctuation and Capitalization


29 Commas ( , )


Understand What Commas Do


Practice Using Commas Correctly


Editing Practice


30 Apostrophes ( ’ )


Understand What Apostrophes Do


Practice Using Apostrophes Correctly


Editing Practice


31 Quotation Marks ( " " )


Understand What Quotation Marks Do


Practice Using Quotation Marks Correctly


Editing Practice


32 Other Punctuation ( ; : ( ) – - )


Understand What Punctuation Does


Practice Using Punctuation Correctly


Editing Practice


33 Capitalization: Using Capital Letters


Understand Capitalization


Practice Capitalization


Editing Practice


Reflecting on Writing


Editing Review Tests 1-10



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Part 9 Readings for Writers


34 Essays That Show and Tell


Narrative Essays


Langston Hughes, Salvation


Christina Tang-Bernas, \’in-glish\


Illustration Essays


Ashley Graham, Body Shaming


Cyra McFadden, Wait—Perhaps Your Cause Is Already Lost


Definition Essays


Henry Louis Gates, Jr., In the Kitchen


Jill McCorkle, Her Chee-to Heart


Writing to Show and Tell: Linked Readings


35 Essays That Analyze and Explain


Process Analysis Essays


Roy Peter Clark, 8 Writing Lessons from Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech


Nancy Bubel, How to Make a Terrarium


Classification Essays


Amy Tan, Mother Tongue


Martin Luther King Jr., The Ways of Meeting Oppression


Definition Essays


Catherine Rampell, Who Counts as Rich?


Damien Ridge, There’s No Crisis in Masculinity, Only a Narrow Definition of Men


Writing to Analyze and Explain: Linked Readings


36 Essays That Propose and Persuade


Comparison and Contrast Essays


Anne Fadiman, Never Do That To a Book


Amy Chua, Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior


Cause and Effect Essays


Oliver Sacks, Mishearings


Anahad O’Connor, How the Sugar Industry Shifted the Blame to Fat


Argument Casebook


Edward Schlosser, I’m a Liberal Professor, and My Liberal Students Terrify Me


Tom Cutterham, Today’s Students Are Anything But Coddled


Writing to Propose and Persuade: Linked Readings


Reflecting on Reading and Writing


APPENDIX Problem Solving in Writing


Index


Useful Editing and Proofreading Marks

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