Springboard for College Writers

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  • ISBN-13: 9780065011593
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/1/1996
  • Pages: 533

Table of Contents

1. Springboard to Studying in the Disciplines.

2. Springboard to Reading in the Disciplines.

3. Springboard to Writing in the Disciplines.

4. Anthropology as Springboard.

Shakespeare in the Bush, by Laura Bohannan.

Body Ritual Among The Nacirema, by Horace Miner.

Warfare is Only an Invention — Not a Biological Necessity.

5. The Arts as Springboard.

On Photography, by Susan Sontag.

John Cage and the Dadaists, by David Ewen.

Film Reviews of Rocky, by Pauline Kael and Stanley Kauffman.

6. Communications As a Springboard.

Omnia TV Est Divisi: Garbage, Trash, and Junk TV, by Katie Kelly.

What is News? by Kathleen Hall Jamieson and Karlyn Kohrs Campbell.

Men and Women Talking, by Gloria Steinem.

The Make-Believe Media, by Michael Parenti.

7. Criminal Justice as Springboard.

Unequal Justice, by Robert Perske.

When is it Rape? by Nancy Gibbs.

Letter from Birmingham Jail, by Martin Luther King, Jr.

8. English As Springboard.

On Keeping a Notebook, by Joan Didion.

How To Say Nothing in Five Hundred Words, by Paul Roberts.

Escape and Interpretation, by Laurence Perrine.

9. History as a Springboard.

What Did You Do in the War, Grandma? by Zoe Tracy Hardy.

The Semi-Transparent Shadows, by Fawn M. Brodie.

Understanding Paternity: Separating Romance From Reality in Puritan New England, by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.

10. Philosophy as a Springboard.

A Letter to a YoungIntellectual, by Ignace Lepp.

Three Classical Theories: Platonism, Aristotelianism, and Hedonism, by Richard H. Popkin and Avrum Stroll.

Euthanasia is Sometimes Justified, by Lowell Erdahl, and Euthanasia is Never Justified, by Frank Morriss.

11. Political Science as a Springboard.

The Negro and the Warsaw Ghetto, by W. E. B. Du Bois.

The Wage Gap, by Sylvia Ann Hewlett.

For a One-Term, Six-Year Presidency, by Griffin B. Bell, Herbert Brownell, William E. Simon, and Cyrus R. Vance.

Against a One-Term, Six-Year Presidency, by Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.

12. Psychology As Springboard.

Ruth's Song (Because She Could Not Sing It), by Gloria Steinem.

If I'm Late, Start the Crisis Without Me, by Gail Sheehy.

The Neurotic Quest for Power, by Karen Horney.

13. Sociology As Springboard.

The Barrio, by Robert Ramirez.

The Jeaning of America — and the World, by Carin C. Quinn.

The Fear of Losing a Culture, by Richard Rodriguez.

14. Other Students' Writing as a Springboard to Writing.

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