The Sundance Reader (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 4

The Sundance Reader (with InfoTrac ) / Edition 4

by Mark Connelly

Continuing to offer a superior teaching apparatus, a diverse collection of rhetorically arranged readings, and visual writing prompts, THE SUNDANCE READER, 4th edition will be accompanied by a new custom database, The SUNDANCE CHOICE, to meet the specific needs of the instructor, department and students.See more details below


Continuing to offer a superior teaching apparatus, a diverse collection of rhetorically arranged readings, and visual writing prompts, THE SUNDANCE READER, 4th edition will be accompanied by a new custom database, The SUNDANCE CHOICE, to meet the specific needs of the instructor, department and students.

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Cengage Learning
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Table of Contents

1. THE WRITING CONTEXT. How We Write. The Writer. The Writer''s Purpose. The Writer''s Role. The Reader. Individual Readers. Extended Readerships. The Perceptual World. The Discipline. Writing Contexts. 2. THE WRITING PROCESS. Critical Thinking. Prewriting. Moving from Topic to Thesis. How to Write an Essay. Strategies for Creating a Composing Style. Writing the Whole Composition. Prewriting. Planning. First Draft. Revision. Revision Notes. Second Draft. Writing on a Computer. Strategies for Writing on a Computer. Collaborative Writing. Strategies for Collaborative Writing. Writer''s Block. Strategies for Overcoming Writer''s Block. 3. CRITICAL READING. Reading Critically. Strategies for Critical Reading. Cornel West, "Black Political Leadership." Analyzing Visual Images. Strategies for Analyzing Visual Images. Using The Sundance Reader. 4. NARRATION: RELATING EVENTS. What Is Narration? The Writer''s Purpose. Focus. Chronology. Strategies for Reading Narration. Meaning. Strategy. Language. Samuel Scudder, "Take This Fish and Look at It." James Dillard, "A Doctor''s Dilemma." Maya Angelou, "Champion of the World." Ramon "Tianguis" Perez, "The Fender-Bender." Michael Patrick McDonald, "Returning to Southie." Richard Preston, "Ebola River." Blending the Modes. George Orwell, "Shooting an Elephant." Writing Beyond the Classroom: Federal Bureau of Investigation Interrogation of Lee Harvey Oswald. Walter Lord, "The Reconstructed Logbook of the Titanic." Responding to Images: The Conversation. Strategies for Writing Narration. Suggested Topics for Writing Narration. Student Paper: "Spare Change." Narration Checklist. 5. DESCRIPTION: PRESENTING IMPRESSIONS. What Is Description? Objective and Subjective Description. The Language of Description. Strategies for Reading Description. Meaning. Strategy. Language. Jonathan Schell, "Letter From Ground Zero." Chris Hedge, "A Gaza Diary." Truman Capote, "Out There." Luis Alberto Urrea, "Border Story." Joan Didion, "The Santa Ana ." Jose Antonio Burciaga, "My Ecumenical Father." Carl T. Rowan, "Unforgettable Miss Bessie." Blending the Modes. E. B. White, "Once More to the Lake." Writing Beyond the Classroom: 3M Pharmaceutical Sales Representative Want Ad. Monica Ramos, The Resume of Monica Ramos. Responding to Images: Men in Food Line. Strategies for Writing Description. Suggested Topics for Descriptive Writing. Student Paper, "Cities of the Dead." Description Checklist. 6. DEFINITION: ESTABLISHING MEANING. What Is Definition? Methods of Definition. The Purposes of Definition. Definition in Context. Strategies for Reading Definition. Meaning. Strategy. Language. Eileen Simpson, "Dyslexia." Janice Castro, Dan Cook, and Cristina Garcia, "Spanglish." Ellen Goodman, "The Company Man." Isaac Asimo, "What is Intelligence? John Ciard, "What Is Happiness? Bruno Bettelheim, The Holocaust." Marie Winn, "TV Addiction." Blending the Modes. "What is Terrorism?" Writing Beyond the Classroom: Two Definitions of Depression. The Encyclopedia of Psychology Depression. Don D. Rosenberg, "What Is Depression?" Responding to Images: Limousine, Southern California, 2003. Strategies for Writing Definitions. Suggested Topics for Writing Definitions. Student Paper, "Disneyland Dads." Definition Checklist. 7. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST: INDICATING SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES. What Is Comparison and Contrast? The Purposes of Comparison and Contrast. Organizing Comparison and Contrast Papers. Strategies for Reading Comparison and Contrast. Meaning. Strategy. Language. Yi-Fu Tuan, "Chinese Space, American Space." Rachel Carson A Fable for Tomorrow." Suzanne Britt Neat People vs. Sloppy People." Bruce Catton, "Grant and Lee ." Michael Barone Irish and Blacks." Bharati Mukherjee, "Two Ways to Belong to America." Blending the Modes. Deborah Tannen, "Sex, Lies, and Conversation." Writing Beyond the Classroom. Peggy Kenna and Sondra Lacy, "Communication Styles: United States and Taiwan." Responding to Images: Construction Worker. Strategies for Writing Comparison and Contrast. Suggested Topics for Comparison and Contrast Writing. Student Paper, "Parallel States: Israel and Ireland." Comparison and Contrast Checklist. 8. ANALYSIS: MAKING EVALUATIONS. What Is Analysis? Subjective and Objective Analysis. Detailed Observation. Critical Thinking for Writing Analysis. Strategies for Reading Analysis. Meaning. Strategy. Language. William Raspberry, "The Handicap of Definition." Richard Brookhiser, "All Junk, All the Time." Ishmael Reed America: The Multinational Society." Joshua Kurlantzick, "Charging Ahead: America''s Biggest New Export--Credit Cards - Could Bring Down the World Economy." Darrell Huff, "How to Live with Statistics." Louis R. Mizell Jr, "Who''s Listening to Your Cell Phone Calls?" Blending the Modes. Philip Gourevic, "What They Saw at the Holocaust Museum. Writing Beyond the Classroom: Kimberly Crawford, J.D. "Surreptitious Recording of Suspects'' Conversations." Responding to Images: Child Begging in India. Strategies for Writing Analysis. Suggested Topics for Writing Analysis. Student Paper: "Nostalgia: Why We Need and Love the Past." Analysis Checklist. 9. DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION: SEPARATING INTO PARTS AND RATING CATEGORIES. What Are Division and Classification? Division. Critical Thinking for Writing Division. Classification. Critical Thinking for Writing Classification. Strategies for Reading Division and Classification. Meaning. Strategy. Language. Russell Bake, "The Plot Against People." Judith Viorst Friends, Good Friends--Such Good Friends." Martin Luther King Jr., "The Ways of Meeting Oppression." James Austin, "Four Kinds of Chance." John Holt, "Three Kinds of Discipline." Naomi Wolf, "The Beauty Myth." Robert Reich, "Why the Rich Are Getting Richer and the Poor Poorer." Blending the Modes. Northrop Frye, "Our Three Languages." Writing Beyond the Classroom: Black''s Law Dictionary "Homicide." Rinehart Guide to Grammar and Usage "Kinds of Sentences." Responding to Images: AIDS Is Everywhere. Strategies for Division and Classification Writing. Suggested Topics for Division and Classification Writing. Student Paper. "Hispanics on Campus ." Division and Classification Checklist. 10. PROCESS: EXPLAINING HOW THINGS WORK AND GIVING DIRECTIONS. What Is Process? Explaining How Things Work. Critical Thinking for Writing Explanations. Giving Directions. Critical Thinking for Writing Directions. Strategies for Reading Process. Meaning. Strategy. Language. Mortimer Adler, "How to Mark a Book." Garrison Keillor, "How to Write a Letter." Armond D. Budish, "Fender Bender Do''s and Don''t''s." Marvin Harris How Our Skins Got Their Color." Peter Elbow Desperation Writing." Anne Weisbord, "Resumes That Rate a Second Look." Eugene Raudsepp, "Seeing Your Way Past Interview Jitters." Liz Grinslad, "Evaluating a Job Opportunity." Blending the Modes. Jessica Mitford, "Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain. Writing Beyond the Classroom: Lucille Treganowan, "Cleaning Battery Terminals." Responding to Images: Reading the Want Ads. Strategies for Process Writing. Suggested Topics for Process Writing. Student Paper, "Securing Your Home." Process Checklist. 11. CAUSE AND EFFECT: DETERMINING REASONS AND PREDICTING RESULTS. What Is Cause and Effect? Deduction and Induction. Establishing Causes. Predicting Results. Critical Thinking for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Strategies for Reading Cause and Effect. Meaning. Strategy. Language. John Brook, "The Effects of the Telephone." John Taylor Gatto, "Why Schools Don''t Educate." Stephen King, "Why We Crave Horror Movies ." Michael Dorris, "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome." Norman Cousins, "Who Killed Benny Paret?" Blending the Modes. Brent Staples, "Black Men and Public Space." 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: Thomas Jefferson, et. al., The Declaration of Independence. Hewlett-Packard, Solving Printer Operation Problems. Responding to Images: WTO Summit Demonstrators. Strategies for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Suggested Topics for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Student Paper: "Can the Devon Be Saved?" Cause-and-Effect Checklist. 12. ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION: INFLUENCING READERS. What Is Argument and Persuasion? Persuasive Appeals. Appealing to Hostile Readers. Critical Thinking for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Strategies for Reading Argument and Persuasion. Meaning. Strategy. Language. Anna Quindlen, "Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha." Dennis McLellan, "Part-Time Work Ethic: Should Teens Go For It?" Lance Morrow, "Why I Changed My Mind About the Death Penalty." Blending the Modes. Mary Sherry, "In Praise of the F Word." 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. Responding to Images: Teenager in American Slum. Strategies for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Suggested Topics for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Student Paper: "Why a Black Student Union?" Argument and Persuasion Checklist. 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.

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