Thematic Table of Contents. Preface. INTRODUCTION. Guidelines for Reading an Essay. Sample Analysis of an Essay: Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare's Sister. Forming a Working Purpose: The Hypothesis. Testing Your Hypothesis: The Discovery Draft. Purpose and Thesis. Guidelines for Determining Your Purpose. Guidelines for Analyzing Your Audience. Visual Strategies: A Visual Essay. Guidelines for Selecting Your Strategy. Student Essay: Kristie Ferguson, The Scenic Route. 1. NARRATION AND DESCRIPTION. Marjane Satrapi, The Veil (visual text). Maya Angelou, My Name Is Margaret. Terry Tempest Williams, The Village Watchman. Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria. Andre Dubus, Digging. George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant. W. D. Wetherell, The Bass, the River and Sheila Mant (story). 2. PROCESS ANAYSIS. Ann Zwinger, Drawing on Experience. Lars Eighner, My Daily Dives in the Dumpster. Ernest Hemingway, When You Camp Out Do It Right. Nikki Giovanni, Campus Racism 101. P. J. O'Rourke, Third World Driving Hints and Tips. Elizabeth Winthrop, The Golden Darters (story). 3. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST. Donna Barstow, Diet Versus Exercise (cartoon). Mark Twain, Two Views of the River. Brian Doyle, Joyas Valadoras. Sarah Vowell, Cowboys v. Mounties. David Sedaris, Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa. Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts. Paule Marshall, To Da-duh, In Memoriam. 4. DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION. Roz Chast, Cloud Chart (visual text). Judith Viorst, The Truth About Lying. Lewis Thomas, The Technology of Medicine. Louis Kronenberger, Cranks, Eccentrics, and Individuals. David Cole, Five Myths About Immigration. Malcolm Gladwell, The Order of Things. Flannery O'Connor, Revelation (story). 5. DEFINITION. Shannon Mendes, Adbusters (visual text). Gloria Naylor, A Word's Meaning Can Often Depend on Who Says It. Kathleen Norris, The Holy Use of Gossip. Diane Ackerman, Pain. James Gleick, Attention! Multitaskers. Joan Didion, On Morality. Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson (story). 6. CAUSE AND EFFECT. Frank Hurley, The Endurance (visual text). Calvin Trillin, Comforting Thoughts. Daniel Goleman, Peak Performance: Why Records Fall. Lucy Kavaler, Of Riot, Murder, and the Heat of Passion. Loren Eiseley, How Flowers Changed the World. Terry McMillan, The Movie That Changed My Life. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas. 7. PERSUASION AND ARGUMENT. Physicians Against Land Mines (visual text). A Debate about Racism. Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream. Eric Liu, A Chinaman's Chance Reflections on the American Dream. A Debate About Animal Rights. Brigid Brophy, The Rights of Animals. Vicki Hearne, What's Wrong with Animal Rights? A Debate about the Death Penalty. H. L. Mencken, The Penalty of Death. Anna Quindlen, Execution. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Harrison Bergeron (story). 8. RESOURCES FOR WRITING. THE FAMILY: A CASEBOOK. Amy Tan, Mother Tongue(narration and description). Serena Nanda, Arranging a Marriage in India (process analysis). Anne Roiphe, A Tale of Two Divorces (comparison and contrast). IMAGES OF THE FAMILY: A VISUAL ESSAY. Jane Howard, In Search of the Good Family (division and classification). Howard Moody, Sacred Rite or Civil Right? (definition). Scott Russell Sanders, Under the Influence (cause and effect). A Debate About Family. Barbara Kingsolver, Stone Soup (persuasion and argument). Barbara Dafoe Whitehead, Women and the Future of Fatherhood (persuasion and argument). Alice Walker, Everyday Use (story). 9. USING AND DOCUMENTING SOURCES. Annotated Student Research Paper: Tricia Johnson, Pixels or Pages: The Textbook Debate. Glossary. Credits. Index.
The River Reader / Edition 9by Joseph F. Trimmer, Maxine Hairston
Pub. Date: 01/28/2007
Publisher: Cengage Learning
This rhetorically arranged reader contains 69 selections (45 essays, 8 stories, 16 paragraphs) representing diverse voices and views from student and professional writers. The extensive apparatus in The Riverside Reader encourages students to view organizational forms not just as techniques for writing, but also as a means of thinking and a way to discover a purpose for writing. Throughout the text, readings progress from simpler to more complex.
- Thirty-three readings are new, chosen with an eye toward contemporary topics and cultural and gender balance
- A thematic unit on the Internet offers eight selections, one for each rhetorical method plus a short story, with cross-references to other essays in book.
- A chapter on documenting resources appears at the end of the book and includes a student sample.
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