The Sundance Reader

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  • Edition: 6th
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  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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THE SUNDANCE READER, Sixth Edition, contains over seventy readings drawn from a range of academic disciplines and professions. This exceptional collection of rhetorically organized essays and articles includes both classic and contemporary authors' writings that pertain to topics as varied as the environment, culture, social issues, the media, and business. The diversity of topics in THE SUNDANCE READER appeals to students of all backgrounds and interests and emphasizes critical thinking, careful analysis, and effective writing to help them master essential composition skills they can apply in other courses and throughout their careers. With its wealth of readings and four-part questioning strategy following each entry, THE SUNDANCE READER provides students a unique perspective on how writing is shaped in different contexts. Above all, THE SUNDANCE READER has been designed to encourage students to read and develop confidence as writers.

Table of Contents

Writing Context
How We Write
The Writer
The Reader
The Discipline
Writing Process
Critical Thinking
Strategies for Enhancing Critical Thinking
How to Write an Essay
Strategies for Creating a Composing Style
Writing the Whole Composition
Writing on a Computer
Strategies for Writing on a Computer
Collaborative Writing
Writer's Block
Avoiding Plagiarism
Critical reading
Reading Critically
Strategies for Critical Reading
Black Political Leadership (annotated)
Using The Sundance Reader
Analyzing Visual Images
Strategies for Analyzing Visual Images
Relating Events
What Is Narration?
Strategies for Reading Narration
Take This Fish and Look at It (annotated)
A Doctor's Dilemma
Some Lessons From the Assembly Line (New selection)
Champion of the World
The Fender-Bender
Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder and Didn't Call the Police
Blending the Modes
Shooting an Elephant
Writing Beyond the Classroom
The Reconstructed Logbook of the Titanic
Responding to Images
New Orleans Following Hurricane Katrina, September, 2005
Strategies for Writing Narration
Suggested Topics for Writing Narration
Student Paper, Spare Change
Narration Checklist
Presenting Impressions
What Is Description?
Strategies for Reading Descriptions
The Bomb
Out There
Border Story
My Ecumenical Father
Unforgettable Miss Bessie
American Islam
Blending the Modes
Once More to the Lake
Writing Beyond the Classroom
Job Announcement
The Resume of Monica Ramos
Seattle Street Kids with Gun, 1983
Strategies for Writing Description
Student Paper, My Bug
Description Checklist
Establishing Meaning
What Is Definition?
Strategies for Reading Definitions
Dyslexia (annotated)
The Company Man
Listening to Madness (New selection)
Who is Black?
Blending the Modes
TV Addiction
Writing Beyond the Classroom
The Encyclopedia of Psychology, Depression
What is Depression?
Responding to Images
Anti-Gay Marriage Protest in Boston, 2004
Strategies for Writing Definitions
Suggested Topics for Writing Definitions
Student Paper, Disneyland Dads
Definition Checklist
Comparison and Contrast: Indicating Similarities and Differences
What Is Comparison and Contrast?
Strategies for Reading Comparison and Contrast
Chinese Space, American Space (annotated)
A Fable for Tomorrow
Neat People vs. Sloppy People
Grant and Lee
East vs. West: One Sees the Big Picture, The Other is Focused (New selection)
Two Ways to Belong to America
Blending the Modes
Reinventing the American Dream (New selection)
Writing Beyond the Classroom
Communication Styles: United States and Taiwan
Responding to Images
Henry Ford II Introduces the 1949 Ford
Strategies for Writing Comparison and Contrast
Suggested Topics for Comparison and Contrast Writing
Student Paper, Parallel States: Israel and Ireland
Comparison and Contrast Checklist CRITICAL ISSUES: AN ONLINE READER (New section)
Confronting Issues
Criminal Justice
Privacy in the Electronic Age
Analysis: Making Evaluations
What Is Analysis?
Strategies for Reading Analysis
What's in a Word? (New selection).Thomas Friedman, What's Our Sputnik? (New selection)
Get Out the Wallets (New selection)
How Television Distorts Reality
Closing the Credibility Gap (New selection)
Who's Listening to Your Cell Phone Calls?
Blending the Modes
The E- Memory Revolution (New selection)
Writing Beyond the Classroom
Alton Enterprises, Preliminary Security Analysis
Responding to Images
Cell Phone Camera Image of Street Demonstration, Tehran, June 2009
Strategies for Writing Analysis
Suggested Topics for Writing Analysis
Student Paper, Endless War
Analysis Checklist
Division and Classification: Separating Into Parts and Rating Categories
What Are Division and Classification?
Strategies for Reading Division and Classification
Good Friends--and Such Good Friends
Three Ways of Meeting Oppression
Four Kinds of Chance
Our Friend the Smear (New selection)
The Seven Deadly Sins of Students
Doublespeak (New selection)
Blending the Modes
On Teenagers and Tattoos (New selection)
Writing Beyond the Classroom
Motion Picture Association of America Parents: Stay Ahead of the Curve! Responding to Images
Symbols of Three Faiths, 2006
Strategies for Division and Classification Writing
Suggested Topics for Division and Classification Writing
Student Paper, Hispanics on Campus
Division and Classification Checklist
Explaining How Things Work and Giving Directions
What Is Process?
Strategies for Reading Process
How to Mark a Book (annotated)
Fender Benders: Legal Do's and Don't's
How Our Skins Got Their Color
Resumes That Rate a Second Look
Seeing Your Way Past Interview Jitters
Evaluating a Job Opportunity
Blending the Modes
My First Conk 45
Writing Beyond the Classroom
Cleaning Battery Terminals
Responding to Images
Resume and Laptop
Strategies for Process Writing
Suggested Topics for Process Writing
Student Paper, Securing Your Home
Process Checklist
Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Measuring or Predicting Results
What Is Cause and Effect?
Critical Thinking for Cause-and-Effect Writing
Strategies for Reading Cause and Effect
The Effects of the Telephone (annotated)
Why Schools Don't Educate
Who Killed Miss America? (New selection)
I Refuse to Live in Fear
Blending the Modes
Black Men and Public Space
Opposing Viewpoints: Legalizing Drugs
Too Dangerous Not to Regulate (New selection)
End the Demand, End the Supply (New selection)
Writing Beyond the Classroom
The Declaration of Independence
Responding to Images
Foreclosure sign, Texas, 2008
Strategies for Cause-and-Effect Writing
Suggested Topics for Cause-and-Effect Writing
Student Paper, Why They Hate Us
Cause-and-Effect Checklist
Argument and Persuasion
What Is Argument and Persuasion?
Critical Thinking for Writing Argument and Persuasion
Strategies for Reading Argument and Persuasion
Stuff is Not Salvation (New selection)
Distracted: The New News World and the Fate of Attention (New selection)
Blending the Modes
In Praise of the "F" Word
Opposing Viewpoints: China in the 21st Century
When China Rules the World (New selection)
Why China Won't Rule the World (New selection)
Opposing Viewpoints: Ethnic Identity
Hyphenated Americans
Still Hyphenated Americans
Writing Beyond the Classroom
Covenant House Covenant House Needs Your Help
Responding to Images
Sign Warning Drivers of Illegal Immigrants
Strategies for Writing Argument and Persuasion
Suggested Topics for Writing Argument and Persuasion
Student Paper, Why a Black Student Union?
Argument and Persuasion Checklist
Writer's Guide to Documenting Sources
A Writer's Guide to Revising and Editing (New appendix)
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