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The Sundance Reader, Brief Edition is a brief alternative to the popular rhetorically organized The Sundance Reader, 3/e .

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"I browsed through 33 other composition readers. . . and can honestly say that none impressed me as much as this one, based on the criteria that I currently employ."

"I was pleasantly surprised by The Sundance Reader. I took on some last minute courses as an adjunct at a community college, was hired only a weejk or two before courses started, and was easily able to put together a strong syllabus with only a few days to review the text book. I had previously taught Freshman English I at two other universities, and was used to being disappointed by the standard textbooks for such courses, so The Sundance Reader truly came as a pleasant surprise."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838460627
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/13/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Connelly teaches at Milwaukee Area Technical College. He is the author of several books including THE SUNDANCE READER, THE SUNDANCE WRITER, and the developmental series GET WRITING.

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Table of Contents

1. INTRODUCTION. How We Write. The Writer. The Reader. The Discipline. The Writing Process. How to Write an Essay. Writing the Whole Composition. Writing on a Computer. Collaborative Writing. Writer's Block. Reading Critically. Cornel West: Black Political Leadership. Using The Sundance Reader. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing. 2. NARRATION: RELATING EVENTS. What Is Narration? Strategies for Reading Narration. Samuel Scudder: Take This Fish and Look at It (annotated). James Dillard: A Doctor's Dilemma. Ramon "Tianguis" Perez: The Fender-Bender. Nathan McCall: The Lesson. Richard Preston: Ebola River. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Walter Lord: The Reconstructed Logbook of the Titanic. Strategies for Writing Narration. Suggested Topics for Writing Narration. Student Paper: Spare Change. Narration Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing narration. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing narration. 3. DESCRIPTION: PRESENTING IMPRESSIONS. What Is Description? Strategies for Reading Description. Jonathan Schell: Letter From Ground Zero (annotated). Chris Hedges: A Gaza Diary. Truman Capote: Out There. Jose Antonio Burciaga: My Ecumenical Father. Carl T. Rowan - Unforgettable Miss Bessie. Writing Beyond the Classroom. 3M: Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Want Ad. Monica Ramos: The Resume of Monica Ramos. Strategies for Writing Description. Suggested Topics for Descriptive Writing. Student Paper: Cities of the Dead. Description Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing description. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing description. 4. DEFINITION: ESTABLISHING MEANING. What Is Definition? Strategies for Reading Definition. Eileen Simpson: Dyslexia (annotated). Janice Castro, Dan Cook, and Cristina Garcia: Spanglish. Ellen Goodman: The Company Man. Jonathan Ritter: The World View of a Computer Hacker. John Ciardi: What Is Happiness? Writing Beyond the Classroom: Two Definitions of Depression. The Encyclopedia of Psychology: Depression. Don D. Rosenberg: What Is Depression? Strategies for Writing Definitions. Suggested Topics for Writing Definitions. Student Paper: Disneyland Dads. Definition Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing definition. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing definition. 5. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST: INDICATING. Similarities and Differences. What Is Comparison and Contrast? Strategies for Reading Comparison and Contrast. Yi-Fu Tuan: Chinese Space, American Space (annotated). Bob Levey: Men vs. Women Over Walking at Night. William Zinsser: The Transaction. Bruce Catton: Grant and Lee. Bharati Mukherjee: Two Ways to Belong to America. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Peggy Kenna and Sondra Lacy: Communication Styles: United States and Taiwan. Strategies for Writing Comparison and Contrast. Suggested Topics for Comparison and Contrast Writing. Student Paper: Parallel States: Israel and Ireland. Comparison and Contrast Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing comparison. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing comparison. 6. ANALYSIS: MAKING EVALUATIONS. What Is Analysis? Critical Thinking for Writing Analysis. Strategies for Reading Analysis. William Raspberry: The Handicap of Definition (annotated). Michael Zielenziger: Black Is Beautiful: Tokyo Style. Richard Brookhiser: The Skinny. Louis R. Mizell Jr.: Who's Listening to Your Cell Phone Calls? James Poniewozik: What's Wrong With This Picture? Writing Beyond the Classroom. Kimberly Crawford, J.D.: Surreptitious Recording of Suspects'' Conversations. Strategies for Writing Analysis. Suggested Topics for Writing Analysis. Student Paper: Nostalgia: Why We Need and Love the Past. Analysis Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing analysis. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing analysis. 7. DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION: SEPARATING INTO PARTS AND RATING CATEGORIES. What Are Division and Classification? Strategies for Reading Division and Classification. Russell Baker: The Plot Against People (annotated). Judith Viorst: Friends, Good Friends—and Such Good Friends. Martin Luther King Jr.: The Ways of Meeting Oppression. James Austin: Four Kinds of Chance. John Holt: Three Kinds of Discipline. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Rinehart Guide to Grammar and Usage: Kinds of Sentences. Strategies for Division and Classification Writing. Suggested Topics for Division and Classification Writing. Student Paper: Hispanics on Campus. Division and Classification Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing division and classification. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing division and classification. 8. PROCESS: EXPLAINING HOW THINGS WORK AND GIVING DIRECTIONS. What Is Process? Strategies for Reading Process. Mortimer Adler: How to Mark a Book (annotated). Elizabeth Kolbert: Birth of a TV Show: A Drama All Its Own. Armond D. Budish: Fender Bender Do's and Dont''s. Peter Elbow: Desperation Writing. Anne Weisbord: Resumes That Rate a Second Look. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Lucille Treganowan: Cleaning Battery Terminals. Strategies for Process Writing. Suggested Topics for Process Writing. Student Paper: Securing Your Home. Process Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing process. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing process. 9. CAUSE AND EFFECT: DETERMINING REASONS AND PREDICTING RESULTS. What Is Cause and Effect? Critical Thinking for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Strategies for Reading Cause and Effect. Maya Angelou: Why Blacks Are Returning to Their Southern Roots (annotated). John Brooks: The Effects of the Telephone. John Taylor Gatto: Why Schools Don''t Educate. Opposing Viewpoints: The "Abuse Excuse". Alan Dershowitz: The "Abuse Excuse" Is Detrimental to the Justice System. Leslie Abramson: The Abuse Defense Balances the Justice System. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Hewlett-Packard: Solving Printer Operation Problems. Strategies for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Suggested Topics for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Student Paper: Can the Devon Be Saved? Cause-and-Effect Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing cause and effect. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing cause and effect. 10. ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION: INFLUENCING READERS. What Is Argument and Persuasion? Critical Thinking for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Strategies for Reading Argument and Persuasion. Scott Simon: Why Even Pacifists Support This War (annotated). Opposing Viewpoints: Reparations for Slavery. Manning Marable: An Idea Whose Time Has Come. Shelby Steel: A Childish Illusion Opposing Viewpoints: Cultural Identity. Armando Rendon: Kiss of Death. Barbara Ehrenreich: Cultural Baggage. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Albert Einstein: Letter to President Roosevelt, August 2, 1939. The Irish American Partnership: Irish Need Apply. Strategies for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Suggested Topics for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Student Paper: Why a Black Student Union? Argument and Persuasion Checklist. Companion Web Site: See for further information on writing argument and persuasion. InfoTrac College Edition: See for further sources on writing argument and persuasion. A WRITER''S GUIDE TO DOCUMENTING SOURCES. What Is Documentation? Why Document Sources? When to Document? Using Quotations. Using Paraphrases. Using MLA Documentation. Using APA Documentation. Strategies for Avoiding Common Problems. Credits. Index.

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