Writing : A Guide for College and Beyond

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
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Writing: A Guide for College and Beyonduses written instruction and visual tools to teach how to read, write, and research effectively for different purposes. Teaches how to read, write and research. Writing Guidelines, Critical Reading, Research. General Interest, Writing

Table of Contents

The Writer as Explorer
Making Discoveries
Look with new eyesp. 3
Explore the worldp. 4
Find a territoryp. 6
Use guidesp. 10
Reading to Explore
Become a critical readerp. 13
Look with a critical eyep. 14
Read activelyp. 16
Recognize fallaciesp. 18
Respond as a readerp. 20
Planning a Journey
Determine your directionp. 23
Write a thesisp. 24
Plan your routep. 26
Returning and Revising
See againp. 28
Evaluate your draftp. 29
Respond to othersp. 31
Pay attention to details lastp. 32
The Writer as Guide
Writing in College
Understand the demands of writing in collegep. 37
Think about your aimp. 38
Think about your genrep. 40
Writing Effectively
Understand the rhetorical situationp. 43
Think about your audiencep. 44
Think about your credibilityp. 46
Become an effective writerp. 48
Got Roddick?p. 49
Writing reflectionsp. 54
An effective reflection
Some Lines for a Younger Brother...p. 56
How to read reflectionsp. 60
Two Ways to Belong in Americap. 61
Short Story
A Blizzard Under Blue Skyp. 64
Arrival: 1960p. 71
Let It Snowp. 74
Just Another Soldierp. 77
Why I Hunt: A Predator's Meditationp. 81
Mother Tonguep. 85
How to write a reflectionp. 90
Student essay
The Miracle Quiltp. 102
Projectsp. 106
Writing observationsp. 110
An effective observation
Living Like Weaselsp. 112
How to read observationsp. 117
Travel Account
The First Descent of the Grand Canyonp. 118
Photo Essay
Photographs of Japanese-Americans at Manzanarp. 123
A Small Placep. 128
Low Wages, Strong Backsp. 133
Travel Account
The Travelogue of an Astronomerp. 142
How to write an observationp. 146
Student essay
Chemistry 105: An Analysis of Classroom Dynamics in a Large Lecture Coursep. 160
Projectsp. 164
Reporting informationp. 168
Effective informative writing
The Emperor's Giraffep. 171
How to read informative writingp. 176
Russell Simmonsp. 177
How Do I Love Thee?p. 184
Executive Summary
The National Commission on Writing for America's Families, Schools, and Colleges: Writing: A Ticket to Work...Or a Ticket Outp. 194
Building a Shelterp. 197
Information Web Site
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Visitor Information: View LavaSafelyp. 200
How to write to informp. 204
Student report
The Life Cycle of Starsp. 222
Projectsp. 230
Analyzing Texts
Writing to analyzep. 234
Writing a rhetorical analysisp. 236
Writing a visual analysisp. 238
Writing a literary analysisp. 240
An effective analysis
Straight from the Heartp. 242
How to read analysesp. 247
The Collapse of Big Media: The Young and the Restlessp. 248
Race, Gender, and Civilization at the Columbian Expositionp. 256
The Ray and Maria Stata Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technologyp. 261
Corporate Logo
Landor Associates: Federal Express Logop. 264
Product Design
Volkswagen Beetlep. 266
Short Story
Everyday Usep. 269
Literary Analysis
"Make Something of Yourself": Symbolism in Alice Walkers "Everyday Use"p. 278
Short Story
Love in L.A.p. 281
How to write a rhetorical analysisp. 284
Student rhetorical analysis
Investigating 'Independence": An Analysis of Frederick Douglass's Speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?"p. 296
Projectsp. 302
Analyzing Causes
Writing to analyze causesp. 306
An effective causal analysis
Pesticides, Parasite May Cause Frog Deformitiesp. 310
How to read causal analysesp. 314
New Orleans' Blessing; New Orleans' Cursep. 315
If You Build It, They Will Come-on Footp. 320
Why Should I Be Nice To You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Servicep. 326
Barbie's Body May Be Perfect, but Critics Remind Us It's Plasticp. 335
Television Violence and Aggressionp. 339
Operation Iraqi Freedom Leafletsp. 342
How to write a causal analysisp. 344
Student causal analysis
Borrowing Bling: The Appeal of Hip-hop to Young White Menp. 360
Projectsp. 364
Writing to evaluatep. 368
An effective evaluation
The Aesthetics of Wind Powerp. 371
How to read evaluationsp. 376
Learning to Love PowerPointp. 377
PowerPoint Is Evilp. 380
McNasty: The New "Healthy" Fast Food Items Taste Bad (and Aren 't So Healthy Either)p. 384
Gangsta Rap and American Culturep. 390
The Nitpicking Nationp. 398
How to write an evaluationp. 402
Student essay
Stop Loss or "Loss of Trust"p. 416
Projectsp. 422
Arguing for a Position
Writing a position argumentp. 426
An effective position argument
Take My Privacy, Please!p. 430
How to read position argumentsp. 435
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?p. 436
Treaty Orationp. 444
The Color of Mayhemp. 448
Hillary vs. "Grand Theft Auto"p. 452
Life Without Health Insurancep. 455
Buff Daddyp. 458
Food Cops Bust Cookie Monsterp. 459
How to write a position argumentp. 460
Student argument
Speech Doesn't Have to be Pretty to Be Protectedp. 476
Projectsp. 482
Arguing for Change
Making an argument for changep. 486
An effective argument for change
The Declaration of Independencep. 490
How to read arguments for changep. 495
A Trail of DNA and Datap. 496
Coal in a Nice Shade of Greenp. 500
Building the Interstate Highway Systemp. 503
Grant Proposal
Monterey County Fire Chiefs Association
Breaking the Fire Department's Language Barrierp. 507
Web Site
U.S. Armed Forces
United States Marine Corps Recruitmentp. 513
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Are Muscular Men the Best of All?p. 518
How to write an argument for changep. 522
Student argument
Let's Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for Allp. 538
Projectsp. 544
The Writer as Researcher
Planning Research
Analyze the research taskp. 549
Ask a questionp. 550
Determine what you needp. 551
Draft a working thesisp. 553
How to plan researchp. 554
Researcher at workp. 555
Exploring Libraries
Determine the print sources you needp. 557
Search using keywordsp. 558
Find booksp. 559
Find journal articlesp. 560
Evaluate print sourcesp. 562
Start a working bibliographyp. 563
How to explore librariesp. 564
Researcher at workp. 565
Exploring Online Libraries
Find Information in databasesp. 567
Construct effective searchesp. 568
Locate elements of a citationp. 569
How to explore online librariesp. 570
Researcher at workp. 571
Exploring the Web
Find Information on the Webp. 573
Evaluate Web sourcesp. 575
Find visual sources onlinep. 577
How to explore the Webp. 578
Researcher at workp. 579
Exploring in the Field
Conduct interviewsp. 581
Administer surveysp. 582
Make observationsp. 584
How to conduct field researchp. 586
Researcher at worldp. 587
Writing the Research Paper
Plan your organizationp. 589
Avoid plagiarismp. 590
Quote sources without plagiarizingp. 591
Summarize and paraphrase sources without plagiarizingp. 593
Incorporate quotationsp. 595
Incorporate visualsp. 598
Review your research projectp. 599
How to write a research paperp. 600
Researcher at workp. 601
MLA Documentation
Elements of MLA documentationp. 604
Entries in the works cited listp. 605
In-text citations in MLA stylep. 607
Books in MLA-style works citedp. 610
Periodicals in MLA-style works citedp. 614
Online sources in MLA-style works citedp. 618
Other sources in MLA-style works citedp. 622
Visual sources in MLA-style works citedp. 623
Sample MLA paper
It's Time to Shut Down the Identity Theft Racketp. 624
APA Documentation
APA citationsp. 634
In-text citations in APA stylep. 635
Books in APA-style references listp. 637
Periodicals in APA-style references listp. 640
Online sources in APA-style references listp. 643
Other sources in APA-style references listp. 646
APA reports of researchp. 646
Sample APA paper
Her Life Depends On Itp. 647
The Writer as Designer
Thinking Visually
Communicate with visuals and wordsp. 657
Understand visual and verbal conceptsp. 658
Creating Visuals
Know when to use images and graphicsp. 663
Take pictures that aren't boringp. 664
Compose imagesp. 665
Edit imagesp. 666
Create tables, charts, and graphsp. 667
Designing for Print
Start with your readersp. 669
Use headings and subheadings effectivelyp. 670
Design pagesp. 671
Understand typographyp. 672
The Writer as Editor
Designing a Web Site
Plan a Web sitep. 679
Make your site visually effectivep. 680
Make navigation easyp. 681
Delivering Presentations
Plan a presentationp. 683
Design effective visualsp. 684
Give a memorable presentationp. 685
Working as a Team
Organize a teamp. 687
Understand the team processp. 688
Work as a teamp. 689
Writing Effective Paragraphs
Develop paragraphsp. 693
Pay attention to paragraph lengthp. 694
Link within and across paragraphsp. 696
Start fastp. 698
Conclude with strengthp. 700
Summary for editing paragraphsp. 701
Writing Effective Sentences
Understand sentence basicsp. 703
Pay attention to verbsp. 705
Stay activep. 706
Find charactersp. 707
Write concise sentencesp. 708
Write ethical sentencesp. 709
Match structure with ideasp. 710
Summary for editing sentencesp. 711
Avoiding Errors
Fix fragmentsp. 713
Fix run-on sentencesp. 714
Fix comma spicesp. 715
Make verbs agree with subjectsp. 716
Make pronouns agreep. 717
Fix shiftsp. 718
Use modifiers correctlyp. 719
Place modifiers carefullyp. 720
Summary for editing for errorsp. 721
Understanding Punctuation and Conventions
Identify where commas are neededp. 723
Place commas correctly with modifiersp. 724
Place commas correctly with clauses and phrasesp. 725
Use semicolons and colons correctlyp. 726
Use hyphens, dashes, and parentheses correctlyp. 727
Use quotation marks correctlyp. 728
Use other punctuation correctlyp. 729
Understand print conventionsp. 730
Summary for punctuation and conventionsp. 731
Writing in a Second Language
Understand how languages differp. 733
Understand nouns in Englishp. 734
Understand articles in Englishp. 735
Understand verbs and modifiers in Englishp. 736
Understand English sentence structurep. 738
Summary for second-language writersp. 739
Writing Essay Examsp. 740
Creating Portfoliosp. 742
Creditsp. 746
Indexp. 748
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