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Overview

Offering a collection of diverse readings reinforced with discussions of the rhetorical modes, the fifth edition now provides new essays, writing prompts, and an expanded glossary.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780838406786
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 7/25/2003
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 532
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1. COMMUNICATING IS LANGUAGE AT WORK. Tips on Becoming an Active Reader. Toni Morrison, Writers Together (annotated). Constructing Responses to Readings: Paragraphs and Essays. Generating Ideas and Establishing a Focus. Peter Elbow, Freewriting. Structuring Essays.*Point of View: Position of Authority. Lead-ins and Concluding Sentences. Revising and Editing. Special Writing Activities: The Individual and the Group Response. Journal, Reading. Writing Logs, and Thesis Notebooks. Response and Summary. Group Activities and Collaborative Writing. Joanne Jaime, Marriage: The Changing Institution (annotated). Pat Mora, Why I Am a Writer. Ray Bradbury, The Joy of Writing. Amy Tan, My Mother's English. 2. NARRATION. Common Elements in Narration. Tips on Writing Narrative Essays. Black Elk, The Offering of the Pipe as told to John G. Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow). Alice Walker, Journey to Nine Miles. Louise Erdrich, American Horse. Nguyen Ngoc Ngan, Saigon, April 1975. Alma Luz Villanueva, Leaps of Faith. Maxine Hong Kingston, Ghosts. Additional Topics and Issues for Narrative Essays. 3. DESCRIPTION. Details: Appealing to the Five Senses. Figurative Language: Appealing to the Imagination. Dialogue: Revealing Characters Through Speech. Actions: Describing People by What They Do. Tips on Writing Description Essays. Toshio Mori, The Woman Who Makes Swell Doughnuts. Maya Angelou, Champion of the World from I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Russell C. Leong, Notes from a Son to His Father. Katherine Barrett, Old Before Her Time. N. Scott Mommaday, from The Way to Rainy Mountain. Barbara Graham, Confessions of a Quit Addict. Additional Topics and Issues for Descriptive Essays. 4. ILLUSTRATION AND EXAMPLE. Developing Your Thesis. Creating Vivid Examples. Tips on Writing Illustration and Example Essays. Mark Katz, Power Children. Nikki Giovanni, My Own Style. Philip K. Chiu, The Myth of the Model Minority. *Ann Scheid, Where Have All the Flowers Gone: Is Humanity Its Own Worst Enemy? Stephanie Ericsson, The Ways We Lie. Additional Topics and Issues for Illustration and Example Essays. 5. DEFINITION. Definition by Example. Definition by History. Definition by Comparison and Contrast. Definition by Negation. Tips on Writing Definition Essays. Isaac Asimov, What is Intelligence, Anyway? Jo Goodwin Parker, What is Poverty? Guillemno Gómez-Peña, Documented / Undocumented. *Gard E. Binney, Jingo Bells, Jingo Bells. Richard Rodriguez, Does America Still Exist? Additional Topics for Definition Essays. 6. PROCESS ANALYSIS. Directive Process Papers: How to Do Something. Informative Process Papers: How Something Is/Was Done. Tips on Writing Process Analysis Essays. Garrison Keillor, How to Write a Personal Letter. Kathleen Hudson, Interviews: Stories That Make a Difference. Joyce M. Jarrett, Freedom. Malcolm X, Homemade Education from The Autobiography of Malcolm X. Luis M. Valdez, Perspectives on Borders". Additional Topics for Process Analysis Essays. 7. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST. Developing Essays Using Comparison and Contrast. Tips on Writing Comparison and Contrast Essays. Andrew Lam, They Shut My Grandmother's Room Door. Suzanne Britt, Neat People vs. Sloppy People. *Cobie Kwasi Harris, River of Memory: The Ebb and Flow of Black Consciousness Across the Americas. Ursula Le Guin, American SF and The Other. *Michael Segell, The Politics of Greeting. E.B. White, Education. Additional Topics and Issues for Comparison and Contrast Essays. 8. DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION. Tips on Writing Division and Classification Essays. Martin Luther King, Jr., The Ways of Meeting Oppression. Constance García-Barrio, Creatures That Haunt the Americas. Robertson Davies, A Few Kind Words for Superstition. Gary Tewalestewa, The American Indian: Homeless in Their Own Homeland. Bill Swanson, How Films Feed the Mind or When I'm Hungry, I Don't Want to Eat Candy. Additional Topics and Issues for Division and Classification Essays. 9. CAUSE AND EFFECT. Structuring Cause and Effect Essays. Cause and Effect Fallacies. Tips on Writing Cause and Effect Essays. Megan McGuire, Growing Up with Two Moms. Phillip Persky, Guilt. Karen Ray, The Naked Face. Carlos Bulosan, Labor and Capital: The Coming Catastrophe. *Rose Anna Higashi, Eating with Immigrants. Additional Topics and Issues for Cause and Effect Essays. 10. EXPOSITION: COMBINED STRATEGIES. Tips on Writing Expository Essays. Frank La Peña, Sharing Tradition. Cynthia Lopez, Curanderismo: A Healing Art. Reginald Lockett, How I Started Writing Poetry. Woody Allen, Slang Origins. Martha L. Henning, Of Prigs and Pigs: Revolution in the Name of Manners. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston and James. D. Houston, Arrival at Manzanar. Additional Topics and Issues for Expository Essays. 11. ARGUMENTATION: THE LOGICAL APPEAL. Inductive Logic. Deduction. Types of Argumentation. Clearly Stated Thesis. Avoiding Fallacies. Logical Fallacies. Tips on Writing Argumentative Essays. Barbara Ehrenreich, In Defense of Splitting Up. Paula Gunn Allen, Who is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism. Imamu Amiri Baraka, Soul Food. *Grace Mateo, The Anima of Anime. Douglas Laycock, Peyote, Wine and the First Amendment. Mark Charles Fissel, On-line Learning and Student Success. Additional Topics and Issues for Argumentative Essays. 12. PERSUASION: THE EMOTIONAL APPEAL. Organizing Persuasive Compositions. Tips on Writing Persuasive Essays. Gore Vidal, Drugs. Phyllis McGinley, Women Are Better Drivers. Michael Dorris, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Tammerlin Drummond, Never Too Old. Bruce Henderson, Recent Developments. North Chinese / Vietnamese Elder, I Want to Live Without Trouble. Additional Topics and Issues for Persuasive Essays. Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical. Terms. Index. *Denotes new to this edition.

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