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Readings for Writers

Readings for Writers - 11th edition

ISBN13: 978-0838405468

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ISBN13: 978-0838405468
ISBN10: 0838405460
Edition: 11TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, Inc.
Published: 2004
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Readings for Writers - 11TH 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0838405468

Jo Ray McCuen and Anthony C. Winkler

ISBN13: 978-0838405468
ISBN10: 0838405460
Edition: 11TH 04
Copyright: 2004
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Publishers, Inc.
Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This best-selling rhetorical reader includes both essays and fiction and now offers a new chapter on combining the patterns of development, coverage of visual rhetoric, and more on the reading and writing process.

Benefits:

  • More than 113 readings from multiple genres--poems, newspaper columns, diary entries, formal arguments, student essays, instructional texts, literary descriptions, personal letters, memoirs, speeches and short stories--are included.
  • NEW! An improved organization devotes more attention to each rhetorical pattern: nine new individual Patterns/Modes chapters focus on each major pattern of development.
  • NEW! A new Appendix includes the latest MLA and APA citations.
  • NEW! Chapter 16, "Combining the Modes," now offers more contemporary rhetorical theory on the notion that the modes/patterns are used as tools for inquiry.
  • NEW! Two new DVDs include films that dramatize stories presented in the text.
  • Selections are grouped under a unique labeling system that shows how each reading is meant to be used: Advice, Discussion, Example, and Issues for Critical Thinking and Debate.
  • The Student Corner showcases the development of real student essays along with commentary and corresponding writing tips.
  • Related graphics contained in each issue for Critical Thinking and Debate are intended to get students thinking.
  • Useful apparatus for each selection includes vocabulary and writing suggestions, along with questions requiring students to consider the facts, strategies and issues.
  • Three types of writing assignments conclude each chapter: General Assignments; Writing Assignments for a Specific Audience, and Collaborative Writing Projects.
  • Two full-length annotated student papers illustrate the latest MLA and APA styles of documentation.
  • NEW! A new Chapter 1, "Guidelines for Critical Reading," provides students with helpful hints and guidelines for reading critically, as well as an exercise demonstrating how to apply this skill to an actual essay.
  • NEW! A revised Chapter 2, "What is Rhetoric?" offers new coverage of visual rhetoric and asks students to discuss advertisements, cartoons, screenshots and photos.

Author Bio

McCuen, Jo Ray : Glendale College

Winkler, Anthony C. : Glendale Community College

Table of Contents

PREFACE.
PART 1. READING AND WRITING.

1. GUIDELINES FOR CRITICAL READING. Reading: The Doorway to Writing.
2. THE USE OF RHETORIC. Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream. James Herriot, Have a Cigar. Real Life Student Writing.
3. THE WRITER'S VOICE. Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Remarks on the Life of Sacco and on His Own Life and Execution. Langston Hughes, Salvation. Dan Greenburg, Three Bears in Search of an Author. Anthony C. Winkler, When Becky Left Home.
4. WHAT IS A THESIS? Roxanne Roberts, The Grieving Never Ends. Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. Edna St. Vincent Millay, Spring.
5. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING. E. M. Forster, My Wood. Roger Rosenblatt, Rules for Aging. James Thurber, The Catbird Seat. William Shakespeare, That Time of Year (Sonnet ).
6. DEVELOPING PARAGRAPHS. Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the Beginning. Edith Hamilton, From The Lessons of the Past . William Somerset Maugham, Pain . Chief Joseph of the Nez Percé, I Am Tired of Fighting (Surrender Speech). Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the End. W. T. Stace, Man against Darkness. Mark Van Doren, What Is a Poet? Lewis Thomas, M.D.,On Disease. Robert Frost, The Flood.

PART 2. PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT.

7. NARRATION. George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant . Maya Angelou, My Name Is Margaret. Dick Gregory, Shame. Jerome K. Jerome, The Odour of Cheese. Robert Hayden, Those Winter Sundays. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. Terrorism. Peter Worthington, It's America's Good Fortune That They Have a President Willing to Declare War on Terror. Salmon Rushdie, America and Anti-Americans. Sion Arakelian, Glendale Community College, The Right Moves Against Terrorism. Sion Arakelian, How I Write/ How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.
8. DESCRIPTION. H. L. Menchen, The Libido for the Ugly. James Joyce, Hell. Eudora Welty, A Worn Path. May Swenson, Pigeon Woman. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. Spanking children.
9. PROCESS ANALYSIS. Sir Arthur Grimble, Hunting Octopus in the Gilbert Islands. William Shirer, Hitler's Workday. Kenneth Patchen, How to Be an Army. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. Ageism. Painting: Henry Koerner, My Parents. Malcolm Cowley, The View from Eighty. Marya Mannes, Stay Young. Kimberly Caitlin Wheeler, Aging, Yale University. Kimberly Caitlin Wheeler, How I Write/ How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.
10. ILLUSTRATION/EXEMPLIFICATION. John Leo, Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall. Adrienne Rich, Living in Sin. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. Drug Abuse. Painting: George Tooker, The Subway. Gore Vidal, Drugs. Morton M. Kondracke, Don't Legalize Drugs. Linda Kunze, Glendale Community College, Drug Use: The Continuing Epidemic . Linda Kunze, How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.
11. DEFINITION. Robert Wernick. Who the Devil is the Devil? Ellen Goodman, The Company Man. Pico Iyer, In Praise of the Humble Comma. Gilbert Highet, Kitsch. Archibald MacLeish, Ars Poetica. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. Ecology. Painting: Diego M. Rivera, Detroit Industry. Michèle Izzo, University of Maryland, Saving Life on Earth--It Doesn't Take an Education. Michèle Izzo, How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.
12. COMPARISON/CONTRAST. Suzanne Jordan, That Lean and Hungry Look. Gilbert Highet, Diogenes and Alexander. Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts. Alfred Lubrano, Bricklayer's Boy. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. The Existence of God. Painting: Michelangelo, Creation of Adam. Elie Wiesel, Where Was God? Ara Babaian, Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, The Existence of God. Ara Babaian, How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.
13. DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION. John Alan Lee, The styles of loving. William Golding, Thinking as a Hobby. John Holt, Kinds of Discipline. Francis Bacon, The Idols. John Alan Lee, English 101. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. Racism. Painting: Rupert Garcia, Mexico, Chile, Soweto. Melba Patillo Beals, Warriors Don't Cry. Sarah L. and A. Elizabeth Delany, Incidents With White People (126-132). Nancey Phillips, Califrnia State University at Long Beach, Racism: How Far Have We Come? Nancey Phillips, How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.
14. CAUSAL ANALYSIS. Jim Corbett, Why Tigers Become Man-Eaters. Henry David Thoreau, Why I Went to the Woods. Robert Frost, Design. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. The Status of Women. Photo: Loren Santow, Woman Conducts a Business Meeting. Paula Rewa, East Tennessee State University, Woman Is a Noun. Paula Rewa, How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.
15. ARGUMENTATION. Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal. Judy Syfers, I Want a Wife. Andrew Vachss, Sex Predators Can't Be Saved. James Michie, Dooley Is a Traitor. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. Homelessness. Print: Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother, Nipomo Valley. Antoinette Poodt, Furman University, People Out on a Limb. Antoinette Poodt, How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.
16. COMBINING THE PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT. Robert MacNeil, Cricket. E. B. White, Once More to the Lake. Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate. Separation of Church and State. Painting: Norman Rockwell, The Problem We All Live With. Becky Winkler, University of Georgia, Affirmative Action and Women. Becky Winkler, How I Write / How I Wrote This Essay / My Writing Tip.

APPENDIX.
DOCUMENTATION SECTION.

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