Summary: Organized by rhetorical purpose, this best-selling text gives students more help than any other first-year composition reader in learning to read other writers' texts critically and then using this skill to write their own. Chapter One introduces two general approaches to critical reading, showing students how to "read for meaning" and "read like a writer." Each of the following chapters then provides detailed guides to applying these approaches i
n reading and writing a specific kind of discourse, ranging from autobiography to argument. Finally, two substantial appendices of specific strategies for critical reading and for research and documentation supplement this unusually complete guide to reading and writing.
Summary: Organized by rhetorical purpose, this best-selling text gives students more help than any other first-year composition reader in learning to read other writers' texts critically and then using this skill to write their own. Chapter One introduces two general approaches to critical reading, showing students how to "read for meaning" and "read like a writer." Each of the following chapters then provides detailed guides to applying these approaches in reading and writing a specific kind of discourse, ranging from autobiography to argument. Finally, two substantial appendices of specific strategies for critical reading and for research and documentation supplement this unusually complete guide to reading and writing. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 02 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Bedford Books Published: 02/28/2002 International: No
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1. Introduction Why Writing Is Important Writing Influences the Ways We Think Writing Contributes to the Ways We Learn Writing Fosters Personal Development Writing Connects Us to Others Writing Promotes Success in College and at Work How Writing Is Learned Reading Writing Thinking Critically Using This Book The Part One Readings The Part One Guides to Writing
PART 1. WRITING ACTIVITIES
2. Remembering Events Writing in Your Other Courses Writing in the Community Writing in the Workplace Practice Remembering An Event: A Collaborative Activity Readings Annie Dillard, Handed My Own Life Connecting to Culture and Experience: Coming of Age Analyzing Writing Strategies Commentary: Organizing a Well-Told Story Considering Topics for Your Own Essay Rick Bragg, 100 Miles Per Hour, Upside Down and Sideways Connecting to Culture and Experience: Social Status Analyzing Writing Strategies Commentary: Autobiographical Significance Considering Topics for Your Own Essay Jeanne Brandt, Calling Home Purpose and Audience Basic Features A Well-Told Story A Vivid Presentation of Places and People An Indication of the Event's Significance The Writing Assignment Invention Finding an Event to Write About Listing Remembered Events Listing Events Related to Identity and Community Listing Events Related to Work and Career Choosing an Event Describing the Place Listing Key Places Describing Key Places Recalling Key People Listing Key People Describing Key People Re-Creating Conversations Sketching the Story Testing Your Choice: A Collaborative Activity Exploring Memorabilia Reflecting on the Event's Significance Recalling Your Remembered Feelings and Thoughts Exploring Your Present Perspective Defining Your Purpose for Your Readers Formulating A Tentative Thesis Statement Planning and Drafting Seeing What You Have Setting Goals Your Purpose and Readers The Beginning The Story The Ending Outlining Drafting CRITICAL READING GUIDE If You Are the Writer If You Are the Reader 1. Read for a First Impression 2. Analyze the Effectiveness of the Storytelling 3. Consider How Vividly the Places and People Are Described 4. Assess Whether the Autobiographical Significance Is Clear 5. Assess the Use of Memorabilia 6. Analyze the Effectiveness of the Organization 7. Give the Writer Your Final Thoughts Revising Getting an Overview Charting a Plan for Revision Analyzing the Basic Features of Your Own Draft Studying Critical Comments Carrying Out Revisions A Well-Told Story A Vivid Presentation of Places and People An Indication of the Event's Significance The Organization Editing and Proofreading Reflecting on Your Writing
3. Writing Profiles Writing in Your Other Courses Writing in the Community Writing in the Workplace Practice Choosing a Profile Subject: A Collaborative Activity Readings The New Yorker, Soup Peggy Orenstein, The Daily Grind: Lessons in the Hidden Curriculum Brian Cable, The Last Stop Purpose and Audience Basic Features: Profiles Guide to Writing The Writing Assignment Invention and Research Planning and Drafting Critical Reading Guide Revising Editing and Proofreading Reflecting on Your Writing
4. Explaining a Concept Writing in Your Other Courses Writing in the Community Writing in the Workplace Practice Explaining a Concept: A Collaborative Activity Readings Anastasia Toufexis, Love: The Right Chemistry Carol Potera, Internet Addiction Linh Kieu Ngo, Cannibalism: It Still Exists Purpose and Audience Basic Features: Explaining Concepts Guide to Writing The Writing Assignment Invention and Research Planning and Drafting Critical Reading Guide Revising Editing and Proofreading Reflecting on Your Writing
5. Arguing a Position Writing in Your Other Courses Writing in the Community Writing in the Workplace Practice Arguing a Position: A Collaborative Activity Readings Alan I. Leshner, Why Shouldn't Society Treat Substance Abusers? Mariah Burton Nelson, Adventures in Equality Jessica Statsky, Children Need to Play, Not Compete Purpose and Audience Basic Features: Arguing Positions Guide to Writing The Writing Assignment Invention and Research Planning and Drafting Critical Reading Guide Revising Editing and Proofreading Reflecting on Your Writing
6. Proposing a Solution Writing in Your Other Courses Writing in the Community Writing in the Workplace Practice Proposing a Solution to a Problem: A Collaborative Activity Readings Rob Ryder, Ten Is a Crowd, So Change the Game Katherine S. Newman, Dead-End Jobs: A Way Out Purpose and Audience Basic Features: Proposing Solutions Guide to Writing The Writing Assignment Invention and Research Planning and Drafting Critical Reading Guide Revising Editing and Proofreading Reflecting on Your Writing
7. Justifying an Evaluation Writing in Your Other Courses Writing in the Community Writing in the Workplace Practice Evaluating a Subject: A Collaborative Activity Readings David Ansen, Star Wars: The Phantom Movie Kristine Potter, Asthma on the Web Christine Romano, "Children Need to Play, Not Compete," By Jessica Statsky: An Evaluation Purpose and Audience Basic Features: Evaluations Guide to Writing The Writing Assignment Invention and Research Planning and Drafting Critical Reading Guide Revising Editing and Proofreading Reflecting on Your Writing
PART II. STRATEGIES FOR WRITING AND RESEARCH
8. Cueing the Reader Orienting Statements Thesis Statements Forecasting Statements Paragraphing Paragraph Cues Topic Sentence Strategies Cohesive Devices Pronoun Reference Word Repetition Synonyms Sentence Structure Repetition Collocation Connectives @b=Logical Relationships Temporal Relationships Spatial Relationships Headings and Subheadings Frequency and Placement of Headings
9. Strategies for All-Purpose Invention Mapping Clustering Listing Outlining Writing Cubing Dialoguing Dramatizing Keeping a Journal Looping Questioning Quick Drafting
10. A Catalog of Reading Strategies Annotating Martin Luther King Jr., An Annotated Sample from Letter from a Birmingham Jail Taking Inventory Outlining Paraphrasing Summarizing Synthesizing Contextualizing Exploring the Significance of Figurative Language Looking for Patterns of Opposition Reflecting on Challenges to Your Beliefs and Values Evaluating the Logic of an Argument Testing for Appropriateness Testing for Believability Testing for Consistency and Completeness Recognizing Emotional Manipulation Judging the Writer's Credibility Testing for Knowledge Testing for Common Ground Testing for Fairness
11. Arguing Asserting a Thesis Arguable Assertions Clear and Precise Wording Appropriate Qualification Giving Reasons and Support Examples Statistics Authorities Anecdotes Textual Evidence Counterarguing Acknowledging Readers' Concerns Accommodating Readers' Concerns Refuting Readers' Objections Logical Fallacies
12. Field Research Observations Planning the Visit Observing and Taking Notes Reflecting on Your Observations Writing Up Your Notes Preparing for Follow-up Visits Interviews Planning and Setting Up the Interview Taking Notes During the Interview Reflecting on the Interview Writing Up Your Notes
13. Library and Internet Research Orienting Yourself to the Library Taking a Tour Consulting a Librarian Knowing Your Research Task Using Self-Help Options A Library Search Strategy Keeping Track of Your Research Keeping a Working Bibliography Taking Notes Getting Started Consulting Encyclopedias Consulting Disciplinary Guides Consulting Bibliographies Identifying Keywords and Subject Headings Determining the Most Promising Sources Searching Library Online Catalogs and Databases Using Different Search Techniques Using Boolean Operators Using Truncation Locating Sources Finding Books Finding Periodical Articles Distinguishing Scholarly Journals and Popular Magazines Selecting an Appropriate Periodical Index Or Abstract Finding Newspaper Articles Finding Government and Statistical Information Finding Other Library Sources Using the Internet for Research Navigating the Web Finding Home Pages Using Links Understanding Urls Creating Bookmarks Accessing a Web Site Using Search Engines Reading Sources with a Critical Eye Selecting Relevant Sources Identifying Bias
14. Using and Acknowledging Sources Using Sources Deciding Whether to Quote, Paraphrase, or Summarize Quoting Integrating Quotations Punctuating Introductory Statements Punctuating within Quotations Avoiding Grammatical Tangles Paraphrasing and Summarizing Introducing Cited Material Avoiding Plagiarism Acknowledging Sources The MLA System of Documentation The APA System of Documentation Some Sample Research Papers An Annotated Research Paper
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