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Writing the World : Reading and Writing about Issues of the Day - 00 edition

Writing the World : Reading and Writing about Issues of the Day (ISBN10: 0312260083; ISBN13: 9780312260088)
ISBN13: 978-0312260088
ISBN10: 0312260083

This edition has also been released as:
ISBN13: 978-0312111595, 978-0312256357
ISBN10: 0312111592, 0312256353

Summary: Writing the World is a new reader and writing guide that will prepare students to join the conversations about important issues of the day. It offers provocative readings that will engage student interest along with extensive writing guidance to help them add their voices to the conversations about key social and cultural issues -- to write the world, if you will.

Each chapter focuses on one issue and teaches one kind of discourse for writing about that iss
ue. Students learn to take a position as they consider whether or not colleges should try to regulate hate speech, or they report information by explaining what advice self-help books give about communicating. This book offers the interesting topics usually found only in readers and the extensive writing guidance usually found only in rhetorics.

77 widely varied and highly engaging readings including articles from newspapers and periodicals, essays, personal narratives, campus speech codes, cartoons, court cases, and more. From a newspaper account of a Caltech student expelled for sending offensive email to a cultural study of supermarket tabloids to an excerpt from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, these are readings that will engage students.

Teaches source-based writing -- and provides readings that serve as sources for students' own writing. The readings in each chapter have been chosen to serve as sources for the writing students will do in that chapter, and the writing instruction shows them how to draw on these sources for their own writing. An appendix on finding and using sources provides all the help they need for working with sources, including MLA and APA guidelines.

Writing guides provide as much guidance as is found in a rhetoric, leading students through all the steps of composing an essay. From figuring out what they wish to say to working with the sources in the book to planning, drafting, and revising an essay, the writing guides in each chapter help students write about the issue.

A balance of opinions and perspectives. Readings represent a wide variety of perspectives, and a chapter on civic stances even invites students to consider which they prefer: liberalism, conservatism, or libertarianism. This is a good book for teachers who wish to have readings that extend across the political spectrum.

A look at race, class, and gender in the context of important social issues. Important issues of diversity are viewed in a larger social context, rather than as isolated topics. Instead of considering these important issues in chapters on ''race'' or ''class'' or ''gender,'' they are considered in more meaningful contexts -- looking at the possible causes of violence among men, for instance, will call on students to consider all these issues.

Extensive reading/writing apparatus includes appendices on reading critically and on using sources, headnotes for each reading, writer's notebook assignments for each group of readings, writer's guides on the central assignment in each chapter, as well as additional writing projects for each chapter.
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Summary: Writing the World is a new reader and writing guide that will prepare students to join the conversations about important issues of the day. It offers provocative readings that will engage student interest along with extensive writing guidance to help them add their voices to the conversations about key social and cultural issues -- to write the world, if you will.

Each chapter focuses on one issue and teaches one kind of discourse for writing about that issue. Students learn to take a position as they consider whether or not colleges should try to regulate hate speech, or they report information by explaining what advice self-help books give about communicating. This book offers the interesting topics usually found only in readers and the extensive writing guidance usually found only in rhetorics.

77 widely varied and highly engaging readings including articles from newspapers and periodicals, essays, personal narratives, campus speech codes, cartoons, court cases, and more. From a newspaper account of a Caltech student expelled for sending offensive email to a cultural study of supermarket tabloids to an excerpt from Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, these are readings that will engage students.

Teaches source-based writing -- and provides readings that serve as sources for students' own writing. The readings in each chapter have been chosen to serve as sources for the writing students will do in that chapter, and the writing instruction shows them how to draw on these sources for their own writing. An appendix on finding and using sources provides all the help they need for working with sources, including MLA and APA guidelines.

Writing guides provide as much guidance as is found in a rhetoric, leading students through all the steps of composing an essay. From figuring out what they wish to say to working with the sources in the book to planning, drafting, and revising an essay, the writing guides in each chapter help students write about the issue.

A balance of opinions and perspectives. Readings represent a wide variety of perspectives, and a chapter on civic stances even invites students to consider which they prefer: liberalism, conservatism, or libertarianism. This is a good book for teachers who wish to have readings that extend across the political spectrum.

A look at race, class, and gender in the context of important social issues. Important issues of diversity are viewed in a larger social context, rather than as isolated topics. Instead of considering these important issues in chapters on ''race'' or ''class'' or ''gender,'' they are considered in more meaningful contexts -- looking at the possible causes of violence among men, for instance, will call on students to consider all these issues.

Extensive reading/writing apparatus includes appendices on reading critically and on using sources, headnotes for each reading, writer's notebook assignments for each group of readings, writer's guides on the central assignment in each chapter, as well as additional writing projects for each chapter. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 00
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 06/01/2000
International: No

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