The Short Prose Reader with Student Access to Catalyst / Edition 11

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This rhetorically organized reader, maintains the best features of the earlier editions: lively reading selections supported by helpful apparatus to integrate reading and writing in college composition and reading courses. In working through the text, the student progresses from key aspects of the writing and reading processes to chapters on the essential patterns of writing and then to more rigorous forms of analysis and argument. Each chapter provides diverse and lively prose models suited for discussion, analysis, and imitation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073210391
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 7/29/2005
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 11
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Harvey S. Wiener is currently affiliated with Marymount Manhattan College after serving as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Adelphi University. Previously University Dean for Academic Affairs, the City University of New York, he was founding president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators. Dr. Wiener is the author of many books on reading and writing for college students and their teachers, including The Writing Room (Oxford, 1981). He is co-author of The McGraw-Hill College Handbook, a reference grammar and rhetoric text. Dr. Wiener has chaired the Teaching of Writing Division of the Modern Language Association (1987). He has taught writing at every level of education from elementary school to graduate school.
A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Brooklyn College, he holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance literature. Dr. Wiener has won grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, and the Exxon Education Foundation.
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Table of Contents

*New to this edition
*Pat Mora, "A Latina in Kentucky"
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., "How to Write with Style"
William Zinsser, "Simplicity"
Amy Tan, "Mother Tongue" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 1
From Seeing to Writing
Judith Ortiz Cofer, "Volar"
Malcolm X, "Prison Studies"
Ellen Tashie Frisina, "'See Spot Run': Teaching my Grandmother to Read"
*Richard Rodriguez, "Open the Doors of Your Mind with Books" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 2
From Seeing to Writing
Annie Dillard, "In the Jungle"
Maxine Hong Kingston, "Catfish in the Bathtub"
*Suzanne Berne, "My Ticket to the Disaster"
Virginia Wolff, "The Death of the Moth" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 3
From Seeing to Writing
Elizabeth Wong, "The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl"
Langston Hughes, "Salvation"
*David Sedaris, "Let It Snow"
George Orwell, "A Hanging" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 4
From Seeing to Writing
Brent Staples, "Night Walker"
Barbara Ehrenreich, "What I’ve Learned from Men"
*U.S. Department of Defense, "Apocalypse Now"
Amartya Sen, "A World Not Neatly Divided" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 5
From Seeing to Writing
Rachel Carson, "A Fable for Tomorrow"
*Dave Barry, "Punch and Judy"
Michele Ingrassia, "The Body of the Beholder"
Katha Pollitt, "Why Boys Don’t Play withDolls" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 6
From Seeing to Writing
*Dagoberto Gilb, "Pride"
Suzanne Britt Jordan, "Fun, Oh Boy, Fun. You Could Die from It".
Gloria Naylor, "A Word’s Meaning"
David Brooks, "The Organization Kid" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 7
From Seeing to Writing
Judith Viorst, "Friends, Good Friends—And Such Good Friends"
*Scott Russell Sanders, "The Men We Carry in Our Minds"
Rashup, "The American Dream for Sale: Ethnic Images in Magazines"
James T. Baker, "How Do We Find the Student in a World of Academic Gymnasts and Worker Ants?" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 8
From Seeing to Writing
*Bill Bryson, "Your New Computer"
Ernest Hemingway, "Camping Out"
Bruce Jay Friedman, "Eating Alone in Restaurants."
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., "In the Kitchen" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 9
From Seeing to Writing
Stephen King, "Why We Crave Horror Movies"
*Elie Wiesel, "The America I Love"
Harry Crews, "Why I Live Where I Live"
*Gina Barreca, "Why Women Laugh" (Mixing Patterns)
Summing Up: Chapter 10
From Seeing to Writing
Manning Marable, "An Idea Whose Time Has Come..." (Mixing Patterns)
Shelby Steele, "... Or A Childish Illusion of Justice"
*William Kristol, "For the Marriage Amendment"
*Andrew Sullivan, "A Call to Arms"
Jonathan Kozol, "Are the Homeless Crazy?" (Mixing Patterns)
Ronald Takaki, "The Harmful Myth of Asian Superiority" (Mixing Patterns)
Anna Quindlen, "Women Are Just Better" (Mixing Patterns)
Molly Ivins, "Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns"
Julie Bosman, "The (No) Free Speech Movement"
Martin Luther King, Jr., "I Have a Dream"
*Lynsey J. Proctor, "Sex Education Can Learn from Bananas"
*Richard Holbrooke and Richard Furman, "A Global Battle’s Missing Weapon"
*Brent Staples, "Avoiding the Truth of What’s Needed to Fight AIDS: Needle Programs"
Summing Up: Chapter 11
From Seeing to Writing
What Are Research and Documentation?
The Research Process
Phase I: Choosing and Limiting a Topic
Phase II: Gathering and Organizing Material
Phase III: Writing the Paper
Phase IV: Documenting Sources
Sample Student Research Paper
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