Viewpoints Readings Worth Thinking and Writing About

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-05-01
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Viewpoints,a thematically organized reader, offers diverse perspectives on various themes and issues, such as work, media, human behavior, and cultural heritage. With opening chapters of substantial writing and reading instruction and with writing assignments both at the end of each reading and on the Web,Viewpoints,is an ideal reader for honing writing and critical-thinking skills. Students loveViewpoints,for its helpful guidance, such as pre-reading techniques; methods on evaluating an essay for content, structure, and point-of-view; and advice on choosing good essay topics. The Sixth Edition now includes new opportunities for collaboration. New!Twenty percent of the readings are new to the edition and cover topics such as globalization, the environment, technology, and media. Updated!All features--such as the brainstorming list, cluster map, sample student essay, and MLA documentation guidelines--have been updated for currency. New!New photos with accompanying questions serve as visual writing prompts. An overview of the effect of writers' choices and increased coverage of prewriting offer students even more critical-thinking practice.

Table of Contents

Note: Chapters 210 conclude with On the Net
Rhetorical Table of Contents
Viewpoints on Reading and Writing Essays
Viewpoints on Reading Essays
Keeping a Reading Journal
Reading Essays
The Structure of an Essay
Understanding the Content Marking as You Read
Viewpoints on Writing Essays
Getting Started: Finding a Working Thesis (Stage 1)
Getting It on Paper: Supporting Your Thesis (Stage 2)
Getting It Right: Revising and Editing (Stage 3)
Readings Worth Thinking and Writing About
Viewpoints on Learning To Err Is Wrong
In Praise of the F Word
Stop Turning Kids into Educated Fools
Essence of Education
The Lesson
The Practicality of the Liberal Arts Major
Tote That Ball, Lift That Revenue, Steve Wulf Push for De-emphasis of College Sports
Student Essay: College Brings Alienation
Viewpoints on Human Behavior
Get a Killer Bod with Killer Bees
I'm Not a Dork; I'm Ahead of Today's Fashions
On Holidays and How to Make Them Work, Nikki Giovanni Sunday in the Park
We Real Cool, Gwendolyn Brooks "The Ghetto Made Me Do It,"
Seeking the Roots of Violence
Student Essay: Teen Sex: "Too Scary Out There for Me,"
Viewpoints on Cultural Heritage
The Legacy of Generation N
The Great Divide
Cultural Baggage
After Two Years in the Melting Pot
Time to Look and Listen
If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?
What's Wrong with Black English
Student Essay: Coming to America
Viewpoints on Some Social Concerns
Debating Moral Questions
Keeping Faith in Kids
Big Ideas for a Better America
From the Welfare Roll, A Mother's View
Serving the Human Connection
Meaner Streets for the Homeless, Editors, America Slow Descent into Hell
Student Essay: Should I Believe in God?
Viewpoints on Family and Relationships
Female Mea Culpa
The Perfect Family
My Grandmother
A Thanksgiving Celebration
Unlike Me, Jana Wolff Where's Papa?
The Father Fixation
Student Essay: My Younger Sibling
Viewpoints on Work Podiumitis
On a Role
For a Lady I Know
Women Still Fighting for Job Equality
My Mother Never Worked
The Company Man
What Does Sex/Gender Have to Do with Your Job?
If You Let Me Play...
Student Essay: "Oh, I'm Just a Housewife,"
Viewpoints on the Media White-Bread TV?
Blame Networks
The Issue Isn't Sex, It's Violence
Trauma TV
Pandora's Idiot Box
The Big Turn-Off, Geraldine Brooks Chips Ahoy
Can't Block Out the World
Student Essay: TV News: Journalism or Propaganda?
Opposing Viewpoints on the Death Penalty For: Capital Punishment: Yes
A Just Society Has Right to Take Murderer's Life
Against: Casting the First Stone
Death Penalty's False Promise
Observation: A Hanging
Student Essay: Stop Executing Juveniles
Essay Format and Proofreading Guide
Quoting and Documenting Sources
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