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Student's Book of College English

Student's Book of College English - 9th edition

Student's Book of College English - 9th edition

ISBN13: 9780205336234

ISBN10: 020533623X

Edition: 9TH 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
International: No

ISBN13: 9780205336234

ISBN10: 020533623X

Edition: 9TH 02

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The Student's Book of College English offers a complete course in writing in one affordable volume, providing an all-in-one guide to college level reading and writing. Comprehensive coverage of the reading process, and the writing process from prewriting to final draft. A section on active reading links reading and the writing process, and provides guidelines for efficient reading. Writing samples demonstrate the writing process in a down-to-earth manner. Checklists provide handy summary charts in question form to help readers easily apply rhetorical principles to their own writing. A chapter on revising and editing, including drafts, helps to visually display the revision process. A section on writing with a computer provides an introduction to the benefits of computer-aided composition. A handbook of grammar, punctuation, mechanics, and spelling is followed by a glossary of commonly misused words. New professional reading selections include pieces by Anna Quindlen, Langston Hughes, Gary Soto, Virginia Woolf, and Andrew DelBanco. New "Having Your Say" exercises develop argumentation skills as a component of the chapter writing assignments. A new chapter, "Business Writing," provides instruction in writing essential business documents, including hardcopy and online resumes and job application letters. For those interested in developing their writing skills for professional, educational, or personal reasons.

Author Bio

Skwire, David :

Wiener, Harvey S. : Marymount Manhattan College

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


1. Getting Started.

George Orwell, A Hanging .
Active Writing.
Writing with a Computer.

2. Finding and Supporting a Thesis.

The Thesis.
Stating Your Thesis.
Supporting Your Thesis: Details.
Student Writing: Thesis and Details.

Thomas Healey, You Must Be Crazy .
Models of Writing.

Anna Quindlen, Women Are Just Better .

Richard Rodriguez, Complexion .

Sophfonia Scott Gregory, Teaching Young Fathers the Ropes .

3. Planning a Paper Outlining.

The Importance of Planning.
The Formal Outline.
From Outline to Essay: One Student Writing.
Preparing Your Outline.

4. Writing a Paper: An Overview of Parts.

The Introduction.
The Body.
Student Writing: Topic Sentences.
The Conclusion.

5. Revising and Editing Your Paper.

One Student Revising and Editing.
Putting It All Together.
A Brief Note on Style.


6. Description.

Writing Your Descriptive Paper.
Student Writing: Description.

Nick Fiscina, Dad's Disappointment .

Rosemary J. Sexton, The Near West Side Way Back When .
Models of Writing.

George Eppley, Sister Clarissa .

Virginia Wolf, The Death of the Moth .

Roger Angell, On the Ball .

Alan Devoe, Our Enemy, the Cat .

Judith Ortiz Cofer, Grandmother's Room .
Readings for Writing.

John Collier, The Chaser .

Dick Feagler, Willie .

7. Narration.

Writing Your Narrative Paper.
Student Writing: Narration.
Models of Writing.

Carol K. Littlebrant, Death is a Personal Matter .

Rogelio R. Gomez, Foul Shots .

Maya Angelou, Champion of the World .

J.S. Marcus, Crash .

Langston Hughes, Salvation .
Readings for Writing.

Greg Sarris, You Don't Look Indian .

Willard Gaylin, What You See is the Real You .

8. Example.

Writing Your Example Paper.
Student Writing: Example.

Monica Branch, Keep It Simple .

Denise Bornszkowski, Children Don't Need Toys .
Models of Writing.

Andy Rooney, In and of Ourselves We Trust .

John Updike, Still Afraid of Being Caught .

Barbara Ehrenreich, What I've Learned from Men .

Brent Staples, Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space .
Readings for Writing.

Milos Vamos, How I'll Become American .

Gary Soto, Looking For Work .

Judy Brady, I Want a Wife .

9. Process.

Writing Your Process Paper.
Student Writing: Process.

Vicki Schott, Painting a Room .

Shirley Lytton-Cannon, Porch Scrubbing with the Best .
Models of Writing.

R.H. Kauffman, How to Survive a Hotel Fire .

Pam Kruger, How to Talk to Anyone about Anything .

Jack Trueblood, For a Love of Fishing .

Earl Ubell, How to Think Clearly .
Readings for Writing.

India (as told to Robert Mackey), You Don't Have to Take the Bait .

Shirley Jackson, Charles .

10. Comparison and Contrast.

Writing Your Comparison-Contrast Paper.
Student Writing: Comparison- Contrast.

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 29 .

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130 .

Julie Olivera, Two Kinds of Love .
Models of Writing.

Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens), The Professional .

William Zinsser, Speaking of Writing .

Suzanee Britt, That Lean and Hungry Look .

Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts .

J.E. Lighter, Say What? .
Readings for Writing.
The Battle of the Sexes: Two Stories for Comparison and Contrast.

James Thurber, A Couple of Hamburgers .

Mary Wilkins Freeman, The Revolt of 'Mother' .

11. Classification or Division.

Writing Your Classification Paper.
Student Writing: Classification.

Yvonne C. Younger, Tomorrow, Tomorrow .
Writing Your Division Paper.
Models of Writing.

Glen Waggoner, Shaking Hands .

Kenneth H. Cooper, How Fit Are You?

Scott Russell Sanders, The Men We Carry in Our Minds .

John Holt, Three Kinds of Discipline .
Readings for Writing.

Arthur Levine, The Campus Divided, and Divided Again .

Irwin Shaw, The Girls in Their Summer Dresses .

12. Cause and Effect.

Writing Your Cause-and-Effect Paper.
Student Writing: Cause and Effect.

Richard S. Smith, Cause for Failure .

Phil Rosetti, Getting Organized .

Edwin Arlington Robinson, Richard Cory .

Craig Anders, We and He .
Models of Writing.

Nathan Cobb, The Whoomper Factor .

Carll Tucker, On Splitting .

Mohan Sivanand, Why I Write Wrong .

Betty Rollin, The Best Years of My Life .
Readings for Writing.

Ted Poston, The Revolt of Evil Fairies .

George Koch, Naked in Orlando .

13. Definition.

Writing Your Definition Paper.
Student Writing: Formal Definition.

Frederick Spense, Everyone is Equal in the Grave .

Shirley Marlyne, Discipline .
Student Writing: Informal Definition.

Helen Fleming, The Grinnies .

Devra Danforth, Gimmies: The Unrecognized Disease .
Models of Writing.

David Owen, The Perfect Job .

Robert Keith Miller, Discrimination is a Virtue .

Ellen Goodman, The New Ambidexters .

Janice Castro, Spanglish .

Andrew Delbarco, Are you Happy Yet?
Reading for Writing.

Carson McCullers, A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud. .

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Harrison Bergeron .

14. Argumentation.

Using Logic.
Writing Your Argumentation Paper.
Student Writing: Argumentation.

Mary Ann Martin, Self-Serve Is No Serve .

Sandra Travis-Edwards, The Right Not to Vote .

Michael Weissinger, Abortion Crusade Isn't Educational .
Mixing Methods of Development.
Student Writing: Mixing Methods in Writing an Argument.

Brian Jarvis, Against the Great Divide .
Pro and Con Arguments on Controversial Topics.
Student Writing: Opposing View on the Death Penalty.

Lauren Heist, Capital Punishment: An Example for Criminals .

Alex Shalom, Abolish the Death Penalty .
Opposing Views on Conditions in the Workplace.

Sarah Edith Jacobsen, Nike's Power Game .

Jaime Sneider, Good Propaganda, Bad Economics .
Models of Writing.

Michael E. Levin, The Case for Torture .

Bernard Sloan, Old Folks at Home .

James Q. Wilson, Just Take Away Their Guns .

Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence .
Readings for Writing.

Robert A. Sirico, God's Gift, a Commercial Christmas .
Two Comments on the Megan Kanka Tragedy.

The New York Times, Dealing with Sex Offenders .

Midge Dector, Megan's Law and the New York Times .


15. Literary Analysis.

Writing Your Analysis of Literature.

Robert Frost, Nothing Gold Can Stay .
Student Writing: Literary Analysis.

Harriett McKay, The Beginning of the End .
Readings for Writing.

Saki (H.H. Munro), The Story-Teller .

Jamaica Kincaid, Girl .

Roald Dahl, The Landlady .

Ann Petry, Doby's Gone .

Edgar Allen Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart .

16. Writing Essay Exams.

Preparing for the Exam.
Evaluating the Question.
Planning and Writing the Essay.

17. Business Writing.

Writing Inquiry and Complaint Letters.
Review Checklist: Writing a Business Letter.
Addressing an Envelope.
Writing a Letter to Apply for a Job.
Writing Your Resúmé.

18. Doing Research.

Choosing Your Subject.
The Research Paper with a Thesis.
Preliminary Reading.
The Preliminary Outline.
A Working Bibliography.
Taking Notes.

19. Writing Your Research Paper.

Using Sources.
Documentation in the Humanities: MLA Style.
Documentation in the Social Sciences: APA Style.
Writing Your Research Paper: Draft Stages.
Preparing the Manuscript.
Sample Research Paper.

Elizabeth Kessler, The Banning of the Polygraph .


20. Proper Words in Proper Places.

Denotation and Connotation.
Abstract Writing and Concrete Writing.

21. Effective Sentences.

Wordiness and Economy.
Passive Verbs.
Faulty Parallelism.
Faulty Subordination and Sentence Combining.
Sentence Monotony and Variety.

22. Additional Notes on Style: Problems and Solutions.

Repetition, Good and Bad.
Fancy Writing.
Sexist Language.
Miscellaneous Do's and Don'ts.


Glossary of Problems Words.