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Longman Reader, Brief

Longman Reader, Brief - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321236418

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ISBN13: 978-0321236418
ISBN10: 0321236416 Edition: 7TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No

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Longman Reader, Brief - 7TH 05 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321236418

Judith Nadell, John Langan and Eliza A. Comodromos

ISBN13: 978-0321236418
ISBN10: 0321236416 Edition: 7TH 05
Copyright: 2005
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2005
International: No
Summary

Featuring the same superior teaching apparatus and thought-provoking selections as its widely-praised parent text, The Longman Reader, Brief Edition is a shorter and even more economical alternative to the best-selling, rhetorically-organized original, The Longman Reader.

The Seventh Edition offers fresh examples of professional essays that range widely in subject matter and approach, from the humorous to the informative, from personal meditation to argument. Each selection captures students interest and clearly illustrates a specific pattern of development. The text also includes separate chapters on reading and writing, detailed introductions to the patterns of development, "before and after" student essays for each pattern, and more activities and assignments than any comparable reader.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. The Reading Process.

Stage 1: Get an Overview of the Selection.

First Reading: A Checklist.

Stage 2: Deepen Your Sense of the Selection.

Second Reading: A Checklist.

Stage 3: Evaluate the Selection.

Evaluating a Selection: A Checklist.

Ellen Goodman, Family Counterculture.

2. The Writing Process.

Stage 1: Prewrite.

Analyzing Your Audience: A Checklist.

Stage 2: Identify the Thesis.

Stage 3: Support the Thesis with Evidence.

Stage 4: Organize the Evidence.

Outlining: A Checklist.

Stage 5: Write the First Draft.

Turning Outline Into First Draft: A Checklist.

Stage 6: Revise the Essay.

Student Essay.

Commentary.

3. Description.

What Is Description?

How Description Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Description in an Essay.

Description: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist.

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Description.

Gordon Parks, Flavio's Home.

*Gary Soto, The Jacket.

Maya Angelou, Sister Flowers.

Additional Writing Topics.

4. Narration.

What Is Narration?

How Narration Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Narration in an Essay.

Narration: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist.

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Narration.

Annie Dillard, The Chase.

Langston Hughes, Salvation.

*Adam Mayblum, The Price We Pay.

Additional Writing Topics.

5. Exemplification.

What Is Exemplification?

How Exemplification Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Exemplification in an Essay.

Exemplification: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist.

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Exemplification.

*Kay S. Hymowitz, Tweens: Ten Going on Sixteen.

Beth Johnson, Bombs Bursting in Air.

Barbara Ehrenreich, What I've Learned From Men.

Additional Writing Topics.

6. Division-Classification.

What Is Division-Classification?

How Division-Classification Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Division-Classification in an Essay.

Division-Classification: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Division-Classification.

*Stephanie Ericsson, The Ways We Lie.

William Lutz, Doublespeak.

Ann McClintock, Propaganda Techniques in Today's Advertising.

Additional Writing Topics.

7. Process Analysis.

What Is Process Analysis?

How Process Analysis Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Process Analysis in an Essay.

Process Analysis: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Process Analysis.

Bill Bryson, Your New Computer.

*Clifford Stoll, Cyberschool.

Caroline Rego, The Fine Art of Complaining.

Additional Writing Topics.

8. Comparison-Contrast.

What Is Comparison-Contrast?

How Comparison-Contrast Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Comparison-Contrast in an Essay.

Comparison-Contrast: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist.

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Comparison-Contrast.

Rachel Carson, A Fable for Tomorrow.

*Joseph H. Suina, And Then I Went to School.

Dave Barry, The Ugly Truth About Beauty.

Additional Writing Topics.

9. Cause-Effect.

What Is Cause-Effect?

How Cause-Effect Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Cause-Effect in an Essay.

Cause-Effect: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist.

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Cause-Effect.

Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies.

*John M. Darley & Bibb Latané, Why People Don't Help in a Crisis.

*Jay Walljasper, Our Schedules, Our Selves.

Additional Writing Topics.

10. Definition.

What Is Definition?

How Definition Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Definition in an Essay.

Definition: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist.

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Definition.

K.C. Cole, Entropy.

*Alexandra Robbins & Abby Wilner, What Is the Quarterlife Crisis?

William Raspberry, The Handicap of Definition.

Additional Writing Topics.

11. Argumentation-Persuasion.

What Is Argumentation-Persuasion?

How Argumentation-Persuasion Fits Your Purpose and Audience.

Suggestions for Using Argumentation-Persuasion in an Essay.

Using Rogerian Strategy: A Checklist.

Questions for Using Toulmin Strategy: A Checklist.

Argumentation-Persuasion: A Revision/Peer Review Checklist.

Student Essay.

Commentary.

Activities: Argumentation-Persuasion.

Yuh Ji-Yeon, Let's Tell the Story of All America's Cultures.

*James Barszcz, Can You Be Educated from a Distance?

Examining an Issue: Date Rape.

Camille Paglia, Rape: A Bigger Danger than Feminists Know.

Susan Jacoby, Common Decency.

Examining an Issue: Affirmative Action.

Roger Wilkins, Racism Has Its Privileges.

Shelby Steele, Affirmative Action: The Price of Preference.

Additional Writing Assignments.

12. Combining the Patterns.

The Patterns in Action: During the Writing Process.

The Patterns in Action: In an Essay.

Student Essay.

Virginia Woolf, The Death of the Moth.

Martin Luther King, Jr., Where Do We Go From Here: Community or Chaos?

*Joan Didion, Marrying Absurd.


Appendix A: A Concise Guide to Finding and Documenting Sources.
Using the Library to Find Books on Your Subject.
Using the Library to Find Reference Works on Your Subject.
Using the Library to Find Articles on Your Subject.
Using the Internet to Research Your Subject.
Focusing a Web Search: A Checklist.
Evaluating Internet Materials: A Checklist.
Documenting Sources.
What to Document.
How to Document.
Citing Sources: A Checklist.
List of Works Cited.

Appendix B: Avoiding Ten Common Writing Errors.
1. Fragments.
2. Comma Splices and Run-ons.
3. Faulty Subject-Verb Agreement.
4. Faulty Pronoun Agreement.
5. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers.
6. Faulty Parallelism.
7. Comma Misuse.
8. Apostrophe Misuse.
9. Confusing Homonyms.
10. Misuse of Italics and Underlining.

Glossary.
Acknowledgments.
Index.

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