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Longman Reader, Brief Editon

Longman Reader, Brief Editon - 8th edition

ISBN13: 978-0321481740

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Copyright: 2008
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Published: 2008
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ISBN13: 978-0321481740

Judith Nadell, John Langan and Eliza A. Comodromos

ISBN13: 978-0321481740
ISBN10: 0321481747
Edition: 8TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

The Longman Reader features highly praised writing pedagogy in a rhetorically-organized reader. The opening chapter offers specific strategies for active reading, and for each pattern-of-development chapter, The Longman Reader includes a detailed introduction that asks students to consider audience and purpose, concrete revision strategies, a peer review checklist, an annotated student essay with extensive analysis, prewriting and revising activities, and a comprehensive list of possible writing topics. Both beloved and fresh professional essays range widely in subject matter and approach, from the humorous to the informative, from personal meditation to argument, and capture students' interest while clearly illustrating a specific pattern of development.

Table of Contents

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.
David Helvarg, The Storm This Time.
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.
Charmie Gholson, Charity Display?
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.
Leslie Savan, Black Talk and Pop Culture.
Kay S. Hymowitz, Tweens. Ten Going on Sixteen.
Beth Johnson, Bombs Bursting in Air.
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.
William Lutz, Doublespeak.
Ann McClintock, Propaganda Techniques in Today's Advertising.
David Brooks, Psst! Human Capital.
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.
David Shipley, Talk About Editing.
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.
Richard Rodriguez, Workers.
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.
Alice Walker, Beauty. When the Other Dancer Is the Self.
Buzz Bissinger, Innocents Afield.
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.
Natalie Angier, The Cute Factor.
Alexandra Robbins & Abby Wilner, What Is the Quarterlife Crisis?
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.
Stanley Fish, Free Speech Follies.
Examining an Issue. Date Rape.
Camille Paglia, Rape. A Bigger Danger than Feminists Know.
Susan Jacoby, Common Decency.
Examining an Issue. Torture.
Examining an Issue. Affirmative Action.
Roberto Rodriguez, The Border on Our Backs.
Star Parker, Se Habla Entitlement.
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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