Summary: In 1982, The Bedford Reader transformed the rhetorical reader by combining remarkable selections and vibrant instructional material with a unique "writers on writing" feature in which writers reprinted in the book comment on their process and their work. Over eight editions, the book has become a favorite with students for the Kennedys' clarity and wit, with instructors for the flexible and realistic view of the rhetorical methods, and with both for the rea
Summary: In 1982, The Bedford Reader transformed the rhetorical reader by combining remarkable selections and vibrant instructional material with a unique "writers on writing" feature in which writers reprinted in the book comment on their process and their work. Over eight editions, the book has become a favorite with students for the Kennedys' clarity and wit, with instructors for the flexible and realistic view of the rhetorical methods, and with both for the readable and discussable selections. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:9TH 06 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Bedford Books Published: 06/24/2005 International: No
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PART I. READING, WRITING, AND RESEARCH 1. Reading Critically
Reading an Essay Nancy Mairs, Disability Thinking Critically About Visual Images VISUAL IMAGE: Trust, advertisement for St. Paul insurance
2. Writing Effectively
The Writing Situation The Writing Process An Essay-in-Progress Doug Roberts (student), Disability in the Media
3. Using and Documenting Sources
Critical Thinking About Sources Integrating Source Material Plagiarism Source Citation Using MLA Style Sample Research Paper Marie Javdani (student), Plata O Plomo: Silver or Lead
PART II. THE METHODS 4. Narration: Telling a Story
VISUAL IMAGE: How Joe's Body Brought Him Fame Instead of Shame, advertisement for Charles Atlas The Method The Process Focus on Verbs Checklist for Revising a Narrative Narration in Paragraphs Narration in Practice: Reporting a car accident DIFFERENCE Maya Angelou, Champion of the World Maya Angelou on Writing Amy Tan, Fish Cheeks Amy Tan on Writing Annie Dillard, The Chase Annie Dillard on Writing Sherman Alexie, Indian Education Sherman Alexie on Writing Note: Chapters 5 through 13 follow the same structure as Chapter 4
5. Description: Writing with Your Senses
VISUAL IMAGE: Doug and Mizan's House, East River, 1993, photograph by Margaret Morton FATHERS Brad Manning (student), Arm Wrestling with My Father Brad Manning on Writing Sarah Vowell, Shooting Dad Sarah Vowell on Writing Judith Ortiz Cofer, Silent Dancing Judith Ortiz Cofer on Writing Ethan Canin, Fly-Fishing for Doctors Ethan Canin on Writing
6. Example: Pointing to Instances
VISUAL IMAGE: Cellular Phones of the Future, cartoon by Barry Blitt HOMELESSNESS Barbara Lazear Ascher, On Compassion Barbara Lazear Ascher on Writing Anna Quindlen, Homeless Anna Quindlen on Writing Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space Brent Staples on Writing Scott Russell Sanders, Signs Scott Russell Sanders on Writing
7. Comparison and Contrast: Setting Things Side by Side
VISUAL IMAGES: American Gothic, painting by Grant Wood; Rural Rehabilitation Client, 1935, photograph by Ben Shahn PERSONALITIES Suzanne Britt, Neat People vs. Sloppy People Suzanne Britt on Writing Dave Barry, Batting Clean-up and Striking Out Dave Barry on Writing Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts Bruce Catton on Writing David Sedaris, Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa David Sedaris on Writing
8. Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step
VISUAL IMAGE: Workers Making Dolls, photograph by Wally McNamee Linnea Saukko (student), How to Poison the Earth Linnea Saukko on Writing Bill Bryson, How You Became You Bill Bryson on Writing CUSTOMS Jessica Mitford, Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain Jessica Mitford on Writing Horace Miner, Body Ritual Among the Nacirema
9. Division or Analysis: Slicing into Parts
VISUAL IMAGE: Deconstructing Lunch, cartoon by Roz Chast MEN AND WOMEN Judy Brady, I Want a Wife Armin A. Brott, Not All Men are Sly Foxes Emily Prager, Our Barbies, Ourselves Emily Prager on Writing Laila Ayad (student), The Capricious Camera VISUAL IMAGE: Mounted Nazis on the Lookout for Likely Polish Children, photograph
10. Classification: Sorting into Kinds
VISUAL IMAGE: What Everyone Should Know About the Movie Rating System, chart from the Motion Picture Association of America Russell Baker, The Plot Against People Russell Baker on Writing Samuel P. Huntington, The Crisis of National Identity LIES Stephanie Ericsson, The Ways We Lie Stephanie Ericsson on Writing William Lutz, The World of Doublespeak William Lutz on Writing
11. Cause and Effect: Asking Why
VISUAL IMAGE: Garbage In . . . , cartoon by Mike Thompson GLOBALIZATION Naomi Klein, A Web of Brands Naomi Klein on Writing Chitra Divakaruni, Live Free and Starve Chitra Divakaruni on Writing Gore Vidal, Drugs Gore Vidal on Writing Meghan Daum, Safe-Sex Lies
12. Definition: Tracing a Boundary
VISUAL IMAGE: Need Is a Very Subjective Word, advertisement for HUMMER HURTFUL WORDS Gloria Naylor, The Meanings of a Word Gloria Naylor on Writing Christine Leong (student), Being a Chink Christine Leong on Writing Thomas Sowell, "Needs" Dagoberto Gilb, Pride Dagoberto Gilb on Writing
13. Argument and Persuasion: Stating Opinions and Proposals
VISUAL IMAGE: Corporate America Flag, image from Adbusters Media Foundation Colleen Wenke (student), Too Much Pressure William F. Buckley, Jr., Why Don't We Complain? William F. Buckley, Jr., on Writing SECURITY VERSUS LIBERTY Profiling Adnan R. Khan, Close Encounters with US Immigration Linda Chavez, Everything Isn't Racial Profiling Linda Chavez on Writing The USA Patriot Act Zara Gelsey, The FBI Is Reading Over Your Shoulder Viet D. Dinh, How the USA Patriot Act Defends Democracy
PART III. MIXING THE METHODS
Martin Luther King, Jr, I Have a Dream Maxine Hong Kingston, No Name Woman Maxine Hong Kingston on Writing George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant George Orwell on Writing Edward Said, Clashing Civilizations? Edward Said on Writing E. B. White, Once More to the Lake E. B. White on Writing
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