The Sundance Writer: A Rhetoric, Reader, Handbook / Edition 4

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The Sundance Writer is a comprehensive rhetoric/reader/research guide and grammar handbook all in one reasonably priced paperback text. This text¦s origin is the successful Sundance Reader by Mark Connelly and incorporates the majority of the reader¦s material into the reader portion of The Sundance Writer.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781428211582
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/31/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 947
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.40 (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

ALTERNATIVE THEMATIC TABLE OF READINGS. PREFACE. 1 WHY WRITE? THE RHETORIC. 2 THE WRITING PROCESS: AN OVERVIEW. 3 THE WRITING CONTEXT: SAMPLE WRITINGS IN CONTEXT. Lyndon Johnson, Letter to Ho Chi Minh, April 1967. Molly Ivins, A Short Story About the Vietnam War Memorial. 4 CRITICAL THINKING. 5 PREWRITING STRATEGIES. 6 DEVELOPING A THESIS. 7 SUPPORTING A THESIS. 8 ORGANIZING IDEAS. 9 WRITING THE FIRST DRAFT. 10 REVISING. 11 EDITING AND PROOFREADING. 12 SPECIAL WRITING CONTEXTS: THE READER. 13 BECOMING A CRITICAL READER. Emily Prager, Our Barbies, Ourselves. 14 DESCRIPTION. Truman Capote, Out There (descripition of a place). Joan Didion, Marrying Absurd (discription of a place). Randy Shilts, Patient Zero (description of a person). Jose Antonio Burciaga, My Ecumenical Father (description of a person). Kevin Whitelaw, Fear and Dread in Cyberspace (description of situation). BLENDING THE MODES. E. B. White, Once More to the Lake. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Meet the Pillsbury Doughboy. 15 NARRATION. Ramon "Tianguis" Perez, The Fender-Bender (brief, student model). Samuel Scudder, Take This Fish and Look at It. Marian Faye Novak, Meeting Mr. X. James Dillard, A Doctor¦s Dilemma. BLENDING THE MODES. George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Walter Lord, The Reconstructed Logbook of the Titanic. 16 EXAMPLE. Anna Quidlen, Homeless. Joe Rodriguez, Mexicans Deserve Better Than La Mordida ª the Bribe. Larry Orenstein, Odd Enders. Marvin Olasky, A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned. Usually. BLENDING THE MODES. Tony Brown, Death of a Dream. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Internal Revenue Service, Qualifying Child of More Than One Parent. 17 DEFINITION. Eileen Simpson,Dyslexia (formal definition). Janice Castro, Spanglish (invented definition). James Glassman, American Millionaires. Ellen Goodman, The Company Man. Jonathan Ritter, The World View of a Computer Hacker. BLENDING THE MODES. Margaret Atwood, The Female Body. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Don Rosenberg, What is Depression? 18 COMPARISON/CONTRAST. Yi-Fu Tuan, Chinese Space, American Space. Bruce Catton, Grant and LeeWilliam Zinsser, The Transaction. Rene Denfield, The New Victorians. BLENDING THE MODES. Claire Safran, A Tale of Two Cities. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Peggy Kenna and Sondra Lacy, Communications Styles: United States and Taiwan. 19 PROCESS. Armond Budish, Fender-Benders: Legal Do¦s and Dont¦s. Mortimer Adler, How to Mark a Book. Elizabeth Kolbert, Birth of a TV Show. Davidyne Mayleas, How to Land the Job You Want. BLENDING THE MODES. Malcolm X, My First Conk. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. American Red Cross, The Heimlich Maneuver. 20 DIVISION/CLASSIFICATION. Russell Baker, The Plot Against People. John Holt, Three Kinds of Discipline. James Austin, Four Kinds of Chance. Northrop Frye, Our Three Languages. BLENDING THE MODES. Martin Luther King, Ways of Meeting Oppression. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Black¦s Law Dictionary. 21 CAUSE AND EFFECT. Michel Marriott, CyberSoul Not Found. John Brooks, The Effects of the Telephone. John Taylor Gatto, Why Schools Don¦t Educate. Gloria Steinem, Words and Change. BLENDING THE MODES. William F. Buckley, Don¦t Blame Violence on the Tube. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.Thomas Jefferson, et al, The Declaration of Independence. STUDENT PAPER. 22 ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS: ETHNIC IDENTITY. Armando Rendon, Kiss of Death. Barbara Ehrenreich, Cultural Baggage. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS: THE ABUSE DEFENSE. Alan Dershowitz, The Abuse Excuse is Unjust. Leslie Abramson, The Abuse Defense Balances the Justice System. OPPOSING VIEWPOINTS: PHYSICIAN-ASSISTED SUICIDE. Jack Kevorkian, Physician-Assisted Suicide is Ethical. Peter Bernardi, Physician-Assisted Suicide is Unethical. BLENDING THE MODES. Nat Hentoff, Should This Student Have Been Expelled? WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM. Irish Need Apply. THE RESEARCH PAPER. 23 CONDUCTING RESEARCH. 24 WRITING THE RESEARCH PAPER. 25 WRITING ABOUT LITERATURE: SPECIAL WRITING SITUATIONS. 26 THE ESSAY EXAMINATION. 27 BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL WRITING: GRAMMAR AND HAND BOOK. 28 GRAMMAR. 29 HANDBOOK (tinted edges for easy identification). GLOSSARY OF COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS. GLOSSARY OF GRAMMATICAL TERMS. 200 PAPER TOPICS. INDPUNCTUATION CHART (PLACED INSIDE BACK COVER). 300 COMMONLY MISSPELLED WORDS.
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