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This classic rhetoric/ reader/ research guide/ handbook offers students a complete course in writing in the rhetorical modes in one comprehensive volume.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205648375
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 11/18/2008
  • Series: MyCompLab Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 800
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Thematic Table of Contents

Preface to the Instructor

PART 1 Getting Started: The Principles of Good Reading and Writing

Ch 1 Critical Reading

Why Read?

Reading for Best Results

Tips for Reading Critically

Critical Reading in Action

Lawrence Downes, “The Shy, Egg-Stealing Neighbor You Didn’t Know You Had” [Annotated professional essay]

Strategy Checklist: Reading Critically

George Orwell, “A Hanging”

Reading Visual Images

Tips for Understanding Visuals

Reading a Photograph, Drawing, or Advertisement

Strategy Checklist: Reading and Interpreting Visuals

Dodge, “Nitro Drivers Always Make New ‘Friends’” [Advertisement]

Nestle, “Want a Lite Baby Ruth?” [Advertisement]

Reading Charts, Graphs, Tables, and Cartoons

Reading Web Sites

Usefulness and Reliability

Tips for Reading and Evaluating Web Sites

Strategy Checklist: Reading and Evaluating Web Sites 0

Models of Writing

Christopher Caldwell, “Intimate Shopping: Should Everyone Know What You Bought Today?”

Ch 2 Active Writing

Choosing a Good Topic

Setting Limits on a Topic

Narrowing a Topic in Stages

Determining Your Purpose and Audience

Prewriting

Strategy Checklist: Prewriting

Organizing Ideas

Writing Drafts

Tips for Writing a Rough Draft

Writing at a Computer

Tips for Writing at a Computer

One Student Writing: First Draft

First Draft: John Fousek, “My Roommate” [Student Essay]

Strategy Checklist: Getting Started with Writing

Ch 3 Finding and Supporting a Thesis

Understanding the Thesis

Elements of a Good Thesis

Tips for Evaluating a Thesis

Stating Your Thesis

Tips for Developing a Thesis

Supporting Your Thesis: Details

Using Sensory Details

Using Data: Statistics, Cases, and Expert Testimony

Student Writing: Thesis and Details

Thomas Healey, “You Must Be Crazy!” [Student essay]

Clifford Wendell, “The Computer and I” [Student essay]

Models of Writing

Nicholas D. Kristof, “Love and Race”

Langston Hughes, “Salvation” [Story]

W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm, “Scientists Are Made, Not Born”

Strategy Checklist: Stating and Supporting a Thesis

Ch 4 Planning a Paper: Outlining

Creating a Rough Outline

Tips for Creating a Rough Outline

Making a Formal Outline

Establishing Main Divisions

Adding Supporting Details

Formatting a Formal Outline

Writing Topic and Sentence Outlines

One Student Writing: From Prewriting to Essay

Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ozymandias” [Poem]

Prewriting, Rough Outline, Formal Outline, Essay: Alan Benjamin, “Enough Despair to Go Around” [Student essay]

Preparing Your Formal Outline

Tips for Writing a Formal Outline

Strategy Checklist: Preparing a Formal Outline

Ch 5 Writing Your Paper: An Overview

Writing a Strong Introduction

Stating the Thesis

Forecasting the Paper

Using Different Introductory Strategies

Tips for Writing a Strong Introduction

Writing the Body Paragraphs

Writing Topic Sentences

One Student Writing: Topic Sentences

Hugh Nicholes, “The Mechanics of Backyard Mechanics” [Student essay]

Writing Transitions

Developing Paragraphs: Unity and Coherence

Tips for Achieving Paragraph Unity

Tips for Achieving Paragraph Coherence

Writing a Strong Conclusion

Tips for Writing a Strong Conclusion

Ch 6 Revising, Editing, and Proofreading Your Paper

Peer Review: Learning from Other Students

One Student Writing: Revising and Editing

Intermediate Draft: John Fousek, “My Roommate” [Student Essay]

Learning from Your Instructor’s Comments

Intermediate Draft with Instructor Comments: John Fousek, “My Roommate” [Student Essay]

Proofreading

Tips for Careful Proofreading

Putting It All Together

Strategy Checklist: Revising and Editing Your Drafts

One Student Writing: Final Draft

Final Draft: John Fousek, “My Roommate, Jim” [Student Essay]

A Brief Note on Style

PART 2 Methods of Development

Ch 7 Description

Writing Your Descriptive Paper

Tips for Writing a Descriptive Essay

Student Writing: Description

Nick Fiscina, “Dad’s Disappointment” [Student essay]

Gwendolyn Wellington, “A Birth Room” [Student essay]

Critical Reading: Description

Esmeralda Santiago, “A Blanco Navidad for New Yorikans” [Annotated Professional Essay]

Models of Writing

Roger Angell, “On the Ball”

Joan Didion, “Marrying Absurd”

Readings for Writing

Dick Feagler, “Willie”

Maxine Hong Kingston, "My Mother Has Cooked for Us"

Reading and Writing About Poetry

Mark Strand, “Black Sea” [Poem]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Descriptive Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 8 Narration

Writing Your Narrative Paper

Tips for Writing a Narrative Essay

Student Writing: Narration

Alycia Hatten, “The Death of Santa Claus” [Student essay]

Jarrett David Lee Jackson, “My Father’s House” [Student essay]

Models of Writing

Carol K. Littlebrandt, “Death Is a Personal Matter”

Rogelio R. Gomez, “Foul Shots”

Readings for Writing

Greg Sarris, “‘You Don’t Look Indian’”

Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour” [Story]

Reading and Writing About Poetry

Countee Cullen, “Incident” [Poem]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Narrative Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 9 Example

Writing Your Example Paper

Tips for Writing an Example Essay

Student Writing: Example

Monica Branch, “Keep It Simple” [Student essay]

Laura Zager, “A True Tale of a Family” [Student essay]

Researched Student Writing: Example

Laura Merkner, “Children of Television” [MLA-style essay]

Critical Reading: Example

Verlyn Klinkenborg, “Inside the Mind’s Eye, a Network of Highways” [Annotated professional essay]

Models of Writing

John Updike, “Childhood Transgressions”

Barbara Ehrenreich, “What I’ve Learned from Men”

Readings for Writing

Caleb Crain, “Twilight of the Books”

Judy Brady, “I Want a Wife”

Reading and Writing About Poetry

Edna St. Vincent Millay, “Lament” [Poem]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Example Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 10 Process

Writing Your Process Paper

Tips for Writing a Process Essay

Student Writing: Process

Michael Wollan, “Coffee Time” [Student essay]

Researched Student Writing: Process

Ayoko Folikoue, “Installation Art: Umbrellas Spread Across the Landscape” [MLA-Style essay]

Models of Writing

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

Mildred Armstrong Kalish, “Wash Day”

Readings for Writing

Nikki Giovanni, “Campus Racism 101”

Susan Douglas, “Remote Control: How to Raise a Media Skeptic”

Reading and Writing About Poetry

Robert Frost, “Fire and Ice” [Poem]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Process Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 11 Comparison and Contrast

Writing Your Comparison—Contrast Paper

Tips for Writing a Comparison—Contrast Essay

Student Writing: Comparison­ ­—Contrast

Subject-by-Subject Pattern

Lea Fasolo, “Life After Death” [Student outline and essay]

Point-by-Point Pattern

Barry Barnett, “Smarter But” [Student outline and essay]

Combined Pattern of Comparison and Contrast

Stacy Kissenger, “Birds of a Feather?” [Student outline and essay]

Models of Writing

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

William Zinsser, “Speaking of Writing”

Suzanne Britt, “That Lean and Hungry Look”

Bruce Catton, “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts”

Readings for Writing

Youthful Imagination: Two Stories for Comparison and Contrast

Shirley Jackson, “Charles” [Story]

Saki (H.H. Munro), “The Open Window” [Story]

Legalizing Drugs: Two Web Sites for Comparison and Contrast

Office of National Drug Control Policy [Home page]

Marijuana Policy Project [Home page]

Love, Sweet Love: Two Poems for Comparison and Contrast

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 29, “When, in disgrace with Fortune and men’s eyes” [Poem]

William Shakespeare, Sonnet 130, “My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun” [Poem]

Julie Olivera, “Two Kinds of Love” [Student essay]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Comparison and Contrast Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 12 Classification and Division

Classification and Division in Action

Using Division (or Analysis)

Using Classification

How Are Division and Classification Different?

Reviewing Division Strategies

Writing Your Classification Paper

Tips for Writing a Classification Essay

Student Writing: Classification

Yvonne C. Younger, “Tomorrow, Tomorrow” [Student essay]

Models of Writing

Jared Sandberg, “A Brief, Handy Guide to Those Odd Birds in the Upper Branches”

John Holt, “Three Kinds of Disciplines”

Readings for Writing

Amartya Sen, “A World Not Neatly Divided”

Cass R. Sunstein, “How Polarizing Is the Internet?”

Reading and Writing About Poetry

Robert Frost, “The Rose Family” [Poem]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Classification Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 13 Cause and Effect

Writing Your Cause and Effect Paper

Tips for Writing a Cause and Effect Essay

Student Writing: Cause and Effect

Richard S. Smith, “Cause for Failure” [Student essay]

Researched Student Writing: Cause and Effect

Keely Cutts, “Wolves in Yellowstone” [MLA-style essay]

Models of Writing

Carll Tucker, “On Splitting”

Mohan Sivanand, “Why I Write Wrong”

Readings for Writing

Tony Sachs and Sal Nunziato, “Spinning into Oblivion”

Brent Staples, “What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow Up in Cyberspace”

Mike Twohy, “Reassigned Pending an Investigation” [Cartoon]

Reading and Writing About Poetry

Edwin Arlington Robinson, “Richard Cory” [Poem]

Craig Anders, “We and He” [Student essay]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Cause and Effect Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 14 Definition

Writing Your Definition Paper

Beginning a Formal Definition

Tips for Writing One-Sentence Definitions

Drafting Your Formal Definition Paper

Writing an Informal Definition Paper

Student Writing: Formal Definition

Frederick Spense, “Everyone Is Equal in the Grave” [Student essay]

Student Writing: Informal Definition

Helen Fleming, “The Grinnies” [Student essay]

Models of Writing

David Owen, “The Perfect Job”

Lev Grossman, "Meet Joe Blog"

Readings for Writing

Sunil Garg, "Under My Skin"

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., “Harrison Bergeron” [Story]

Reading and Writing About Poetry

Langston Huges, “Dreams” [Poem]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Definition Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 15 Argumentation

Using Logic

Induction

Deduction

Using Induction and Deduction

Avoiding Logical Fallacies

Writing Your Argumentation Paper

Writing a Formal Argument

Tips for Writing a Formal Argument

Developing a Debatable Position

Student Writing: Argumentation

Sandra Travis-Edwards, “The Right Not to Vote” [Student essay]

Dennis Rivas, “Books Are Not More Valuable than Other Art” [Student essay]

Student Writing: Perspectives on Immigrants in America

Nick Milano, “Citizenship for Christmas” [Student essay]

Dan Cunningham, “Illegal Immigrants Don’t Deserve a License” [Student essay]

Quynh Nguyen, “Being a Recent American” [Student essay]

Models of Writing

Michael E. Levin, “The Case for Torture”

James Q. Wilson, “Just Take Away Their Guns”

Meg Greenfield, “In Defense of the Animals”

Readings for Writing

Jim Borgman, “The 1812 Overture” [Cartoon]

Perspectives on the Death Penalty

Lauren Heist, “Capital Punishment: An Example for Criminals” [Student essay]

Alex Shalom, “Abolish the Death Penalty” [Student essay]

Mark Essig, “Continuing the Search for Kinder Executions”

Robert Mankoff, “Good News” [Cartoon]

Perspectives on Same-Sex Marriages

Andrew Sullivan, “Let Gays Marry”

Lisa Schiffren, “Gay Marriage, an Oxymoron”

NoGaymarriage.com, “Please Help Preserve the Traditional Judeo-Christian Institution of Marriage” [Web site]

MillionForMarriage.org “Support Marriage Equality for All.” [Web site]

Dan Wasserman, “All We Want Is a Marriage” [Cartoon]

Researched Student Writing: Argumentation

Richard Yee, “Banning Same-Sex Marriage: An Attack on the American Institution” [MLA-style essay]

Reading and Writing About Poetry

Emily Dickinson, “Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church” [Poem]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Argument Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

Ch 16 Mixing Methods of Development

Developing Your Paper through Mixed Modes

Tips for Developing a Mixed Modes Essay

Mixing Methods: Looking at Possibilities

Student Writing: Mixing Methods in Developing Your Essay

Brian Jarvis, “Against the Great Divide” [Student essay]

Critical Reading: Mixed Methods of Development

Timothy K. Beal, “Bibles du Jour” [Annotated professional essay]

Models of Writing

Herbert J. Gans, “Fitting the Poor Into the Economy”

Reshma Memon Yaqub, “You People Did This”

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Mixed Modes Paper

Writing Topics

Crosscurrents

Collaborative Learning

From Image to Words: A Reading and Writing Assignment

PART 3 Special Writing

Ch 17 Literary Analysis

Writing Your Analysis of Literature

Reading Literature for Analysis

Tips for Reading Literature for Analysis

Interpreting Symbols

Tips for Avoiding Traps Involving Symbols

Watching for Metaphors and Similes

Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Literary Analysis

Tips for Avoiding Common Pitfalls in Literary Analysis

Student Writing: Literary Analysis

Harriett McKay, “The Beginning of the End” [Student essay]

Readings for Writing

Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl” [Story]

Ann Petry, “Doby’s Gone” [Story]

Edgar Allan Poe, “TheTell-Tale Heart” [Story]

Strategy Checklist: Writing and Revising Your Literary Analysis Paper

Ch 18 Writing Essay Exams

Preparing for the Exam

Evaluating the Question

Planning and Writing Your Essay

Tips for Planning and Writing Your Essay

Strategy Checklist: Taking an Essay Exam

Ch 19 Business Writing: An Overview

Writing Inquiry and Complaint Letters

Letter of Inquiry

Letter of Complaint

Letter Format

Tips for Writing and Formatting a Letter

Addressing an Envelope

Writing a Letter to Apply for a Job

Writing Your Résumé

Tips for Preparing a Resume

Electronic (Digital) Résumés

Writing Memorandums and E-mail

PART 4 Research

Ch 20 Doing Research

Choosing Your Subject

Developing Your Thesis

Doing Preliminary Reading

Using General Encyclopedias

Using Specialized Reference Works

Searching the World Wide Web

“Googling” Your Subject

Preparing Your Preliminary Outline

Finding Sources and Developing a Working Bibliography

Finding Books: The Library Catalog

Finding Articles: Periodical Indexes and Databases

Keeping Records for Your Bibliography

Taking Notes

Recording Quotations

Summarizing and Paraphrasing in Your Notes

Disagreements: Distinguishing Between Facts and Opinions

Preparing Your Formal Outline

Making a Slug Outline

Writing a Formal Outline

Strategy Checklist: Doing Research

Ch 21 Writing Your Research Paper

Writing Your Research Paper: An Overview

The First Draft

Subsequent Drafts

Using Explanatory Notes

Toward the Final Copy

Quoting and Paraphrasing Your Sources

Quoting an Original Source

Paraphrasing an Original Source

Direct Quotations: How Many?

Avoiding Plagiarism

Documenting Sources in the Humanities: MLA Style

Parenthetical Citations

A List of Works Cited

Preparing the Works Cited List

Tips for Preparing the Works Cited List

Documenting Sources in the Social Sciences: APA Style

Parenthetical Citations

A List of APA References

Preparing Your References List

Tips for Preparing an APA References List

Preparing Your Manuscript

Tips for Preparing the Final Copy

Strategy Checklist: Writing Your Research Paper

Frequently Asked Questions about Writing Research Papers

Sample MLA-Style Research Paper

Elizabeth Kessler, “The Banning of the Polygraph” [MLA-style essay]

PART 5 Style

Ch 22 Proper Words in Proper Places

Denotation and Connotation

The Importance of Connotation

Word Sensitivity

Abstract Writing and Concrete Writing

Using Specific Details

Using Specific Words and Phrases

Using Comparisons

Ch 23 Effective Sentences

Wordiness and Economy

Cutting Deadwood

Avoiding Pointless Repetition of Meaning

Cutting Unnecessary Clauses

Avoiding Delay of Subject

Passive and Active Verbs

Faulty Parallelism

What Is Parallelism?

Avoiding Faulty Parallelism

Faulty Subordination and Sentence Combining

Sentence Monotony and Variety

Varying Sentence Length

Varying Sentence Structure

24 Additional Style Problems and Solutions

Triteness

Euphemisms

Repetition, Good and Bad

Repetition for Clarity

Repetition for Impact

Undesirable Repetition of Meaning

Undesirable Repetition of the Same Word

Undesirable Repetition of Sounds

Slang

Fancy Writing

Sexist Language

Tips for Avoiding Sexist Language

Miscellaneous Do’s and Don’ts

Tips for Writing in an Academic Style

PART 6 Handbook, Glossary, and ESL Pointers

Handbook

Self Test: Abbreviations

Self Test: Correct Adjectives and Adverbs

Self Test: Apostrophe Use

Self Test: Capital Letters

Self Test: Colons

Self Test: Commas in Series and Clauses

Self Test: Commas and Introductory Elements

Self Test: Commas and Interrupting Elements

Self Test: Commas and Nonrestrictive Elements

Self Test: Commas: Other Uses

Self Test: Comma Splices

Self Test: Comparatives and Superlatives

Self Test: Faulty Comparisons

Self Test: End Marks

Self Test: Fragments

Self Test: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers

Self Test: Pronoun Agreement

Self Test: Pronoun Case

Self Test: Pronoun Reference

Self Test: Quotation Marks

Self Test: Run-on Sentences

Self Test: Shifts in Person or Tense

Self Test: Spelling

Self Test: Subject-Verb Agreement

Self Test: Verb Form

Self Test: Verb Tense

Glossary of Problem Words

Self Test: Problem Words

ESL Pointers:Tips for Non-Native Writers

Verbs and Helping Verbs, Including Modals

Summary Checklist: Principal Parts and Auxiliaries for Three Sample Verbs

Using Helping Verbs and Modals with Principal Parts of Verbs

Phrasal Verbs

Tips and Pointers for Phrasal Verbs

Nouns:Countable and Uncountable

Examples of Nouns You Cannot Count

The articles a, and, and the

Prepositions

Using in, at, and on

Self Test: ESL Problems

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