Between Worlds: A Reader, Rhetoric, and Handbook / Edition 7

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Overview

This immediately engaging composition resource features a thematically-organized collection of readings, a modes-based rhetoric, and a concise handbook.

Between Worlds opens with more than 75 multi-genre readings reflecting the human condition of being “in between”—generations, cultures, genders, perceptions, points of view. A research chapter with information on using and documenting sources in MLA and APA style and a brief handbook section are also included. Between Worlds emphasizes the importance of reading, critical thinking, and analysis in all writing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205251261
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 10/13/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 624
  • Sales rank: 195,632
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Part I The Reader

Getting the Most from Your Reading

Active Reading

"Thanksgiving" Ellen Goodman

Discussion of Active Reading

Active Reading as Prewriting

Practicing Active Reading

Chapter 1 Between Generations

The Good Daughter, Caroline Hwang

A Cabdriver's Daughter, Waheeda Samady

The Color of Love, Danzy Senna

Breaking Tradition, Janice Mirikitani

Who Shot Johnny? Debra Dickerson

On Teenagers and Tattoos, Andres Martin

The Only Child, John Leonard

Johnny Depp: A Pirate's Life, Sean Smith

Chapter 2 Between Genders

Who’s Cheap? Adair Lara

Peaches, Reginald McKnight

Blue Spruce, Stephen Perry

Watching My Back, Jeff Z. Klein

Pigskin, Patriarchy, and Pain, Don Sabo

The Work, Dana Beardsley Crotwell

When a Woman Says No, Ellen Goodman

Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates

A Fine Romance, David Denby

Chapter 3 Between Cultures

Living in Two Worlds, Marcus Mabry

Terra Firma—A Journey from Migrant Farm Labor to Neurosurgery , Alfredo Qui~nones-Hinojosa

Mr. Z, M. Carl Holman

Race Is a Four-Letter Word, Teja Arboleda

An Identity Reduced to a Burka, Semeen Issa and Laila Al-Marayati

Hidden in Plain Sight, Zaiba Malik

The Myth of the Latin Woman, Judith Ortiz Cofer

Los Vendidos, Luis Valdez

Crash, Roger Ebert

Bigotry as the Outer Side of Inner Angst, A. O. Scott

Crash Writing Topics

Thinking about the Film, Writing from the Film, and Connecting with other Texts

Chapter 4 Between Perceptions

Living under Circe’s Spell, Matthew Soyster

The Difference Between Pity and Empathy, John A. Vaughn

In Groups We Shrink, Carol Tavris

The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination, J. K. Rowling

The Myth of the Latin Woman, Judith Ortiz Cofer

If the Genes Fit, Dan Neil

Black Men and Public Space, Brent Staples

King Curtis’s Echo, Max Thayer

Blue Spruce, Stephen Perry

Discrimination at Large, Jennifer A. Coleman

O.K., So I’m Fat, Neil Steinberg

“Diabesity,” A Crisis in an Expanding Country, Jane E. Brody

Bodily Harm, Pamela Erens

Three Ways of Meeting Oppression, Martin Luther King Jr.

Stuttering Can Be Shameful, Dan Slater

The King's Speech, Philip French

The King's Speech Writing Topics

Thinking about the Film, Writing from the Film, and Connecting with other Texts

Chapter 5 Between Points of View

iHuh? Patricia Wen

What the Cellphone Industry Won't Tell You, Myron Levin

Education, Backed by Law, Janet P. Froetscher

How the Brain Reacts, Marcel Just and Tim Keller

Does the Internet Make You Smarter? Clay Shirky

Does the Internet Make You Dumber? Nicholas Carr

Your Brain on Computers, Christopher Chabris and Daniel Simons

I Don't Give a Tweet What You're Doing, Meghan Daum

Twitter? It's What You Make It, David Pogue

Time Lost and Found, Anne Lamott

Coke, Philip Dacey

Greed in the Name of Green, Monica Hesse

Why Bother? Michael Pollan

Al Gore Warms Up to a Very Hot Topic, Kevin Crust

Did Al Get the Science Right? Katharine Mieszkowski

Warning of Calamities and Hoping for a Change, A. O. Scott

An Inconvenient Truth Writing Topics

Thinking about the Film, Writing from the Film, and Connecting with other Texts

Part II The Rhetoric

Chapter 6 Getting Started . . . Now!

Short Assignments Anne Lamott

Prewriting as Discovery

Individual Brainstorming

Freewriting

Practicing Freewriting

Journal Writing

Practicing Journal Writing

Clustering

Practicing Clustering

Listing

Practicing Pre-Reading Listing

Practicing Post-Reading Listing

Active Reading

Practicing Active Reading and Critical Thinking

Group Brainstorming—Collaborative Learning and Critical Thinking

Practicing Brainstorming in Small Groups

Incubation

Considering Audience

Practicing Style

Analyzing Audience Awareness

Example: Convincing an Audience

READING: Why Stop Smoking? Let’s Get Clinical William F. Harrison

Practicing Audience Awareness

Chapter 7 Organizing and Drafting an Essay

From Prewriting to Purpose

Discovering the Claim—From General to Specific

Practice Exercise: Recognizing a Thesis

Practicing Thesis Writing

Supporting a Thesis

Writing an Outline

Writing a Paragraph

Practicing Topic Sentences

Practicing How to Recognize Irrelevant Details

Using Sources for Support

Practicing the Sandwich

Paraphrasing

Practicing Paraphrasing

Practicing Combining Paraphrase and Quotation

Chapter 8 Revising an Essay

Rewriting and Rewriting

Example: Draft with Instructor’s Comments

Student Example: Final Essay

READING: Dieting Daze: No In-Between Rachel Krell

Rewriting for Coherence

Practicing Coherence

Writing Titles

Writing Introductions

Writing Conclusions

Final Tips for Revising

Chapter 9 Writing to Persuade

Prevalence of Persuasion

Persuasion as Argument

The Doubting and Believing Games

When to Use Argument

Brainstorming for an Argument

Explicit and Implicit Arguments

Arguments and Proposals

Sound Reasoning: Balancing Logos, Pathos, and Ethos

Audience and Argument

Argument Introductions

Organizing and Developing An Argument

Preparing Your Argument

Strategies for Writing An Argument Essay

Illustrations from the Text

READING: My Favorite School Class: Involuntary Servitude, Joe Goodwin

Avoiding Logical Fallacies

Practicing Writing Argument Essays

Final Tips for Argument Essays

Chapter 10 Methods for Developing Essays

Combining Multiple Methods

Summary

Organizing and Developing a Summary

READING: Student Example: A Summary of “Three Ways of Meeting Oppression” Chris Thomas

Summary as Part of a Larger Assignment

Final Tips for a Summary

Narration

When to Use Narration

Organizing and Developing a Narrative

Student Example: A Narrative: Through the Cracks,” Rebekah Hall-Naganuma

Practicing Writing Essays with Narration

Final Tips for a Narrative

Evaluative Response

When to Write an Evaluative Response Essay

Organizing and Developing an Evaluative Response Essay

READING: Student Example: An Evaluative Response Essay: "Thanksgiving Beyond the Cleaver Family," Marin Kheng

Practicing Writing an Evaluative Response Essay

Final Tips for an Evaluative Response Essay

Definition

When to Use Definition

Organizing and Developing a Definition Essay

The Purpose of Defining

READING: An Essay Based on Definition: "You Call That Irony?" Jon Winokur

Practicing Writing Definition Essays

Final Tips for a Definition Essay

Cause and Effect

When to Use Cause-and-Effect Development

Organizing and Developing a Cause-and-Effect Essay

READING: A Cause-and-Effect Essay: "I Confess Some Envy," Robert McKelvey

Practicing Writing Essays about Causes and Effects

Final Tips for Cause-and-Effect Development

Comparison and Contrast

When to Use Comparison-Contrast Development

Organizing and Developing a Comparison-Contrast Essay

Which Method to Use: Block or Point by Point?

READING: A Comparison-Contrast Essay: "Reality Check," Alex Garcia

Practicing Writing Essays That Use Comparison and Contrast

Final Tips for Comparison and Contrast Essays

Chapter 11 Analysis

Analysis of a Process, Problem, or Subject

When to Use Analysis

Analysis of a Process

Practicing Process Analysis in Small Groups

READING: A Process Analysis Essay: "How to Get Better Gas Mileage," Katharine Mieszkowski

Practicing Writing a Process Analysis Essay

Final Tips for a Process Analysis Essay

Analysis of a Problem

READING: A Problem Analysis Essay: "Don’t Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgments," Robert L. Heilbroner

Practicing Writing a Problem Analysis Essay

Final Tips for a Problem Analysis Essay

Analysis of a Subject

Poetry and Character Analysis

What Is Poetry Analysis?

READING: Active Reading of a Poem: "Breaking Tradition," Janice Mirikitani

Active Reading of a Poem: “Breaking Tradition”

READING: Student Example: "Breaking the Ties That Bind," Robert Sakatani

Practicing Writing Poetry Analysis

Final Tips for Poetry Analysis

What Is Character Analysis?

Character Analysis: Short Story

READING: Student Example: "Who Were You, Connie, and Why Did You Go?" Marianela Enriquez

Practicing Writing a Character Analysis

Character Analysis: Biography

READING: Student Example: "The Earhart Appeal," Leselle Norville

Final Tips for Writing a Focused Biography

Chapter 12 Writing the Research Paper

Planning the Research Paper

Gathering Library Material

Beginning a Periodical Search—Head for the Databases

Beginning an Internet Search—Some Cautions

Refining an Internet Search

Evaluation Criteria for Web Sources: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” —Susan E. Beck

Practice Finding the Errors

Gathering Additional Information: The Interview

READING: Student Example: "From Access to Acceptance: Enabling America’s Largest Minority," Shannon Paaske

Documenting the Research Paper: MLA Style

Indicating Titles

Writing Parenthetical Citations

Preparing the Works Cited Page

Sample MLA Entries

Documenting the Research Paper: APA Style

Writing Parenthetical Citations

Specific Examples of APA Form

Preparing the References Page

Sample APA Entries

Part III The Handbook

Chapter 13 Understanding How Sentences Work

Subjects

Objects

Verbs

Adjectives and Adverbs

Phrases

Clauses

Sentence Variation

Practicing Sentence Variation

Chapter 14 Understanding Common Errors

Fragments

Run-on or Fused Sentences

Pronoun Reference Agreement

Pronoun Case

Subject-Verb Agreement

Shifts

Mixed Sentences

Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

Faulty Parallelism

Chapter 15 Understanding Punctuation xxx

Chapter 16 Understanding Faulty Word Choice

Clichés

Slang, Jargon, and Colloquial Words

Archaic Words, Euphemisms, and Pretentious Words

Redundancies

Sexist Language

Glossary of Usage: Commonly Confused Words

Credits

Author Index

Subject and Title Index

Editing Symbols chart appears opposite page

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