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Summary: The Second Edition contains 34 new readings that teachers will want to teach and students will like to read, from Steven Pinker's ''Mind Over Mass Media'' to Alex Horton's ''Advice for College-bound Vets,'' as well as a chapter on academic writing, and editorial apparatus that explicitly links the readings to the writing instruction, with notes in the margins leading students from the text to specific examples in the readings-and the reverse.Edition/Copyright: 2ND 12
Thomas Cooley (PhD, Indiana University) is professor of English at The Ohio State University. In addition to Back to the Lake, he is the editor of The Norton Sampler, The Norton Critical Edition of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and the author of several other books, among them Educated Lives: The Rise of Modern Autobiography in America and The Ivory Leg in the Ebony Cabinet: Madness, Race, and Gender in Victorian America.
* new to the 2e
Chapter 1: Good Writers Are Good Readers
Anna Quindlen, How Reading Changed My Life
Chapter 2: The Writing Process
? Zoe Shewer, Ready, Willing, and Able [annotated]
*Chapter 3: Putting in Your Oar: Learning the Basic Moves of Academic Writing
*? Carolyn Stonehill, It's in Our Genes [annotated]
Chapter 4: Narration
Everyday Narration / A Vanity License Plate
? Jeff Gremmels, The Clinic [annotated]
*Lynda Barry, The Sanctuary of School
Annie Dillard, An American Childhood
*Phil Holland, Render Unto Larry's
Saira Shah, Longing to Belong
*Anne Bernays, Warrior Day
Toni Morrison, Strangers
Richard Russo, Dog
Chapter 5: Description
Everyday Description / A Nike Sneaker
*? Jim Miller, The Natural Order in a Small Town [annotated]
*Zainab Salbi, Little House in the War Zone
*John Branch, Perfection in the Horseshoe Pit
Judith Ortiz Cofer, More Room
Zora Neale Hurston, How It Feels to Be Colored Me
E.B. White, Once More to the Lake
*Rita Dove, American Smooth
Chapter 6: Example
*Everyday Example / A T-Shirt
? Monica Wunderlich, My Technologically Challenged Life [annotated]
The Onion, All Seven Deadly Sins Committed at Church Bake Sale
David Barboza, Piling on the Cookies
Michael Dirda, Commencement Advice
*Joanna Weiss, Happy Meals and Old Spice Guy
*Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
Adrienne Rich, Ritual Acts vi
Chapter 7: Process Analysis
*Everyday Process / How to Dance Like Fred and Ginger
*? Debra Houchins, Nesquik and Nilla Wafers: Tiramisu on a Student Budget [annotated]
Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and Jennifer Worick, How to Pull an All-Nighter
Dave Barry, I Will Survive . . . Or at Least I'll Be Delayed
*? Alex Horton, On Getting By: Advice for College-Bound Vets
Robert Connors, How in the World Do You Get a Skunk Out of a Bottle?
*Michael C. Munger, Ten Tips on Making Writing Work for You
Emily Dickinson, The Way I read a Letter's - this -
Chapter 8: Comparison and Contrast
*Everyday Comparison /A Souvenir Coffee Mug
? Jamie Gullen, The Danish Way of Life [annotated]
Gitangeli Sapra, I'm Happy with an Arranged Marriage
*Roger Cohen, The Meaning of Life
David Sedaris, Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa
*Nicholas D. Kristof, Food for the Soul
Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee
William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130
Chapter 9: Classification
*Everyday Classification / The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
? Michelle Watson, Shades of Character [annotated]
Stephanie Ericsson, The Ways We Lie
Amy Tan, Mother Tongue
David Brooks, People Like Us
*Erin McKean, Verbed! Not Every Noun Wants to Stay That Way
Deborah Tannen, But What Do You Mean?
*Anne Sexton, Her Kind
Chapter 10: Definition
Everyday Definition / An Epitaph
? Gail Babilonia, The Celebrity Chef [annotated]
Mary Roach, How to Know If You're Dead
Fatima Mernissi, The Harem Within
*Jack Horner, Thinking Outside the Box: The Extraordinary Characteristics of Dyslexia
*Bobbie Ann Mason, Being Country
Geoffrey Nunberg, The War of Words
Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man Is Hard to Find
Chapter 11: Cause and Effect
Everyday Cause and Effect / A Rube Goldberg Pencil Sharpener
? Paula T. Kelso, Behind the Curtain [annotated]
Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Way to Reduce Black Poverty in America
Henry L. Roediger III, Why Are Textbooks So Expensive?
*Dan Barry, Cancer's Oddest Effect
Hal R. Varian, Analyzing the Marriage Gap
*Shirley Jackson, The Lottery
Chapter 12: Argument
Everyday Argument / Life Is Good
*Matthew Douglas, The Evil Empire? [annotated]
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence
Chief Seattle, Reply to the U.S. Government
Martin Luther King Jr., I Have a Dream
Barack Obama, A More Perfect Union
*Sojourner Truth, Ain't I a Woman?
*Michael Lewis, Buy That Little Girl an Ice Cream Cone
DEBATING THE DRINKING AGE
Ruth C. Engs, Why the Drinking Age Should Be Lowered
Jack Hitt, The Battle of the Binge
Robert Voas, There's No Benefit to Lowering the Drinking Age
*DEBATING DRUGS IN SPORTS
*Mark Sisson, Should We Allow Drugs in Sports?
*Joe Lindsey, Why Legalizing Sports Doping Won't Work
*William Moller, We, the Public, Place the Best Athletes on Pedestals
*DEBATING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
*Sarah Wilensky, Generation Plagiarism
*Trip Gabriel, Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age
Ellen Goodman, Who Owns Dr. King's Words?
Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture
*DEBATING THE EFFECTS OF DIGITAL CULTURE
*Amy Goldwasser, What's the Matter with Kids Today?
*Stephen Pinker, Mind Over Mass Media
*Peggy Orenstein, I Tweet, Therefore I Am
Chapter 13: Combining Methods
Michael Lewis, Liar's Poker
* Melissa Hicks, The High Price of Butter
Eric Schlosser, What We Eat
Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point
*Atul Gawande, The Checklist Manifesto
Billy Collins, Fishing on the Susquehanna in July
Appendix: Using MLA-Style Documentation
Dylan Borchers, Against the Odds
Glossary / Index
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