ISBN-10:
1428262989
ISBN-13:
2901428262989
Pub. Date:
12/30/2008
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Composition of Everyday Life: A Guide to Writing, Brief / Edition 3

Composition of Everyday Life: A Guide to Writing, Brief / Edition 3

by John Mauk

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Composition of Everyday Life: A Guide to Writing, Brief / Edition 3


For freshman composition courses in both four-year and two-year schools.

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ISBN-13: 2901428262989
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Edition description: Brief
Pages: 668
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author


John Mauk has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing from Bowling Green State University and a Masters in language and literature from the University of Toledo. Scholarship includes an article on critical geography and composition (COLLEGE ENGLISH, March 2003). Mauk now teaches composition and rhetoric courses at Northwestern Michigan College. In 2007, he served on the NCTE Nominating Committee.

John Metz has a B.A. in English from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (1983) and an M.A. in English from the University of Toledo (1985). He has taught first-year writing for over 20 years and currently teaches at Kent State University at Geauga in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Table of Contents


1. INVENTING IDEAS. Asking Questions. Re-Inventing Education. Considering the Essay. Reading and Relating to Essays. Getting Beyond the Weasel: Reading for Rhetoric. Applying Rhetoric to Your Own Writing. How to Use the Composition of Everyday Life. 2. REMEMBERING WHO YOU WERE. Readings. Brent Staples, Black Men, Public Spaces. Cindy Bosley, How I Lost the Junior Miss Pageant. Jennifer Schwind-Pawlak, The Thrill of Victory … The Agony of Parents. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 3. EXPLAINING RELATIONSHIPS. Readings. John Steinbeck, Americans and the Land. Jim Crockett, Mugged. Daniel P. Doezema, Political Adaptation. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 4. OBSERVING. Readings. Annie Dillard, Living Like Weasels. Chester McCovey, The Front Porch. Justin Scott, Corpse Colloquy. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 5. ANALYZING CONCEPTS. Readings. S. I. Hayakawa, What It Means to Be Creative. Simon Benlow, "Have It Your Way": Consumerism Invades Education. Petra Pepellashi, What Is Education? Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 6. ANALYZING IMAGES. Readings. Elizabeth Thoman, Rise of the Image Culture: Re-Imagining the American Dream. Cameron Johnson, The Mighty Image. Rebecca Hollingsworth, An Imperfect Reality. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 7. MAKING ARGUMENTS. Readings. David Crabtree, Ph.D., Why a Great Book's Education Is the Most Practical! Ann Marie Paulin, Cruelty, Civility, and Other Weighty Matters. Elizabeth Bohnhorst, Floppy Disk Fallacies. Jayme Stayer, Whales R Us. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 8. RESPONDING TO ARGUMENTS. Readings. George Lakoff, What Orwell Didn't Know. Daniel Bruno, Entitlement Education. Allison Hester, Reality Check. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 9. EVALUATING. Readings. Steven Poole, Goodbye Cruel Word. Ed Bell, The Andy Griffith Show: Return to Normal. Jaren Provo, Star Trek. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 10. SEARCHING FOR CAUSES. Readings. Deborah Tannen, Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other? Leonard Kress, Throwing Up Childhood. Jamie Bentley, American Consumerism. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 11. PROPOSING SOLUTIONS. Readings. Paul Roberts, How to Say Nothing in 500 Words. Deirdre Mahoney, Attending to the Word. Rachel Scofield, Reverence for Food. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 12. THINKING RADICALLY (RE-SEEING THE WORLD). Readings. Michael Moore, Why Doesn't GM Sell Crack? Simon Benlow, An Apology to Future Generations. Simon Wykoff, Unemployed, and Working Hard. Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 13. RESEARCH AND WRITING (GATHERING AND USING INFORMATION FROM SOURCES). Basic Concepts. Primary Research. Observation. Interviews. Surveys. Secondary Research. Finding Sources. Evaluating Sources. Processing Ideas from Sources. Integrating Ideas from Sources. Organizing Sources. Documenting Sources. MLA Style. APA Style. 14. ANTHOLOGY: EVERYDAY RHETORIC. Remembering. Leonard Kress, A Beat Education. Steve Mockensturm, The Grapes of Mrs. Rath. Samantha Tengelitsch, The Greatest Gift. Explaining Relationships. Abigail Zuger, We Love Them. We Hate Them. We Take Them. Cindy Bosley, What the Honey Meant. David Hawes, Dog-Tied. Dean A. Meek, Friend or Foe? Observing. Edward Abbey, Planting a Tree. Jane Goodall, Gombe. Royce Flores, Onward, Gamers, Onward! Evan Proudfoot, The Farm on the Hill. Kierstin Reszka, The Holy Land. Analyzing Concepts. Dan Wilkins, Why We No Longer Use the "H" Word. Marie Winn, Cookies or Heroin. Public Art. Analyzing Images. Jean Kilbourne, Addiction as a Relationship. Joy Clough, Cartoons 'n Comics: Communication to the Quick. J. Francis Davis, The Power of Images: Creating the Myths of Our Time. Making Arguments. Ward Churchill, Crimes Against Humanity. Therese Cherry, Beware of Drug Sales. Therese Cherry, Professional Letter. Carolyn Dean and Ellisa Meininger, The Worst Crime of the 20th Century. How Would Jesus Drive? Responding to Arguments. Ann F. Causey, Is Hunting Ethical? Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from Birmingham Jail. Chief Joseph, Surrender Speech. Barack Obama, A More Perfect Union. Evaluating. Roger Ebert, No Country for Old Men. George Orwell, Politics and the English Language. Simon Benlow, Revealing the Ugly Cartoonish Truth: The Simpsons. Geoffrey Bennett, Hip-Hop: A Roadblock or Pathway to Black Empowerment? Chester McCovey, The Parting Breath of the Now-Perfect Woman. Searching for Causes. Juliet Schor, The New Politics of Consumption: Why Americans Want So Much More Than They Need. JoAnn Wypijewski, A Boy's Life. Susan Jacoby, When Bright Girls Decide That Math Is a "Waste of Time". Large Office Typing Pool. Proposing Solutions. Gore Vidal, Drugs. Ed Bell, Technology, Movement, and Sound. Rose Bachtel, Television: Destroying Childhood. Carl Rogers, Communication: Its Blocking and Its Facilitation. Jonathon Swift, A Modest Proposal. Thinking Radically. Wendell Berry, Farming and the Global Economy. Doris Lessing, Group Minds. Tricia Smith, Not Homeschooling? What's Your Excuse? Rebecca Solnit, Was I a Good American in the Time of George Bush?

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