Writing about Diversity: An Argument Reader and Guide / Edition 2

Writing about Diversity: An Argument Reader and Guide / Edition 2

by Irene L. Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0155035630

ISBN-13: 9780155035638

Pub. Date: 09/06/1996

Publisher: Cengage Heinle

Writing about Diversity: An Argument Reader and Guide has the dual purpose of linking instruction in argumentation and critical thinking with readings concerned with timely and controversial topic of multiculturalism. An important premise of this book continues to be that students write more effective argumentative essays when the topic is linked, at leasr

Overview

Writing about Diversity: An Argument Reader and Guide has the dual purpose of linking instruction in argumentation and critical thinking with readings concerned with timely and controversial topic of multiculturalism. An important premise of this book continues to be that students write more effective argumentative essays when the topic is linked, at leasr initially, with their own experience. This text emphasizes that writing about any issue originates with the self and that it is difficult for students to formulate an opinion and develop a convincing these about a topic unless they first explore their own prespective on it. Although, Writing About Diversity also stress the importance of expanding student understanding by reading material from a variety of information sources — magazines, journals, books, and material obtained overthe Internet. An entire chapter is devoted to helping students develop effective strategies for reading and evaluating outside sources. With the skills they develop in writing essays about difficult subjects, the students will write more thoughtful, effective essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780155035638
Publisher:
Cengage Heinle
Publication date:
09/06/1996
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
784
Product dimensions:
6.47(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.16(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Write about Diversity? 1(14)
PART I ARGUMENTATION
Negotiating Controversy in Argumentative Writing
15(48)
A Three-Pass Approach to Critical Reading
63(32)
Form and Function in Argumentation
95(38)
Definition, Support, and Revision
133(28)
PART II READINGS
Melting Pot versus Tossed Salad
161(118)
Must We Speak English?
279(90)
P.C. Pro or Con?
369(48)
Can Men and Women Get Along?
417(120)
Who Gets to Work?
537(90)
Has the Media Taken Over?
627(124)
PART III APPENDIX
Working with Sources: Using the Library, Note-Taking Strategies, Avoiding Plagiarism, Systems of Documentation
719(24)
Research on the World Wide Web
743(8)
Acknowledgments 751(6)
Subject Index (chapters 1 through 4) 757(2)
Author/Title Index 759

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