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NextText: Making Connections Across and Beyond the Disciplines / Edition 1

NextText: Making Connections Across and Beyond the Disciplines / Edition 1

by Anne Kress
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NextText addresses the problems students have transitioning into the critical thinking, reading, and writing required for academic work. Anne Kress and Suellyn Winkle, both at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, carefully researched the skills required in disciplines across the university and developed NextText to teach students those skills. Every chapter in NextText offers students a rich range of readings from the informal magazine article to the researched academic essay. Students are encouraged to make connections between and among the multiple voices, genres, and disciplines represented in every chapter. NextText: Making Connections Across and Beyond the Disciplines prepares students for academic success in the composition course, and beyond.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900312401060
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 07/31/2007
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

ANNE KRESS received her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Florida. She is interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and previously held positions as Associate Professor and Chair of the English Department, all at Santa Fe Community College. When not laughing with her husband, son and daughter, she can be found quilting or blogging.

SUELLYN WINKLE received her Ph. D. in Film Theory from the University of Florida. She is Professor of English at Santa Fe Community College. She teaches almost entirely online. She lives in the country near Gainesville with her husband Doug, her cat Dooley, and her wireless connection.

Table of Contents

N.B. Each chapter ends with a Making Connections Across and Beyond the Disciplines section

1. Putting a Price on Integrity: EDUCATION + ETHICS

OPENING IMAGE: Neville Elder, Counterfeit Items on Canal Street, New York

Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, What the Bagelman Saw FROM: Freakonomics, Morrow, 2005

David Callahan, Everybody Does It FROM: The Cheating Culture: Why More Americans Are Doing Wrong to Get Ahead, Harvest, 2003

Rebeka Nathan, The Art of College Management: Cheating FROM: My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student, Cornell University Press, 2005

J. D Heyman, et al., psssstÉWhat’s the Answer? FROM: People, 24 January 2005

Jason Stephens, Justice or Just Us? What to do About Cheating FROM:

William Gibson, God’s Little Toys: Confessions of a Cut and Paste Artist FROM: Wired, July 2005

Ed Tenner, Rise of the Plagiosphere: How New Tools to Detect Plagiarism Could Induce Mass Writer’s Block FROM: Technology Review, June 2005


A Portfolio of Term Papers

Term Paper Terminal

READING DEEPLY: An Annotated Selection

Malcolm Gladwell, Something Borrowed FROM: The New Yorker, 22 November 2004

2. The Changing Landscape of Family: SOCIOLOGY + PUBLIC POLICY

OPENING IMAGE: Slava Veder, Burst of Joy, 1973

Carolyn Kleiner Butler, Coming Home FROM: Smithsonian, January 2005

Stephanie Coontz, The American Family FROM: Life, November 1999

Phyllis Rose, Le Beau-Pere
FROM: My Father Married Your Mother: Writers Talk about Stepparents, Stepchildren, and Everyone in Between, W.W. Norton, 2006

Emma Pearse, Rabenmutter: Germany in Angst Over Low Birthrate FROM: Women’s eNews,
11 April 2006

Caitlin Flanagan, Executive Child FROM: To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife, Little, Brown, 2006

Robert Kuttner, The Politics of Family FROM: The American Prospect, 8 April 2002

Susan Dominus, Growing Up with Mom and Mom FROM: The New York Times Magazine, 24 October 2004

Henry Louis Gates Jr., My Yiddishe Mama FROM: The Wall Street Journal,
01 February 2006

Michael Schuyler, We’re All Cousins and Other Web Revelations FROM: Computers in Libraries, February 2000

Roca Wear and Brooks Brothers advertisements FROM: Cookie, September 2006



Philip Weitl,
The Important Things FROM: Nebraska Life, September/October 2005

Ruth Reichl,
Grandmothers FROM: Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, Broadway Books, 1999

Raymond Carver,
Where He Was: Memories of My Father FROM: The Granta Book of the Family, Granta Books, 1995

Judith Ortiz Cofer,
Casa: A Partial Rememberance of a Puerto Rican Childhood FROM: Prairie Schooner, Fall 1989

READING DEEPLY: An Annotated Selection

Patricia Hyjer Dyk,
Complexity of Family Life Among the Low-Income and Working Poor FROM: Family Relations, March 2004

3. Defining Identity in a Virtual World: PSCYHOLOGY + TECHNOLOGY

OPENING IMAGE: From Second Life — 2up and 2down

Second Life, Snow

Second Life, Hanging

Second Life, Overheard

Second Life, Skydiving

Bruce Bower, Growing up Online FROM: Science News with Paula Lehman, 17 June 2006

Jessi Hempel, The MySpace Generation FROM: BusinessWeek, 12 December 2005

Sandra Barron, R We D8ting? FROM: The New York Times, 24 July 2005

Clive Thompson, The Sims: Suburban Rhapsody FROM: Psychology Today, Nov./Dec. 2003

Karen Moltenbrey, Life or Something Like It FROM: Computer Graphics World, July 2004

Jane Black, The Perils and Promise of Online Schmoozing FROM: Business Week, 20 December 2004

Peter Svensson, The Business of Life: Making a Virtual Living Telecommunting to a Brave New World FROM:, 2005

Barry Wellman, Community: From Neighborhood to Network FROM: Communications of the ACM, October 2005

Sherry Turkle, How Computers Change the Way We Think FROM: The Chronicle of Higher Education, 30 January 2004



READING DEEPLY: An Annotated Selection

Adam N. Joinson
and Beth Dietz-Uhler, Explanations for the Perpetration of and Reactions to Deception in a Virtual Community FROM: Social Science Computer Review, August 2002

4. Branding a Way of Life: BUSINESS + MARKETING

OPENING IMAGE: Barbara Kruger, Untitled (I shop, Therefore I am), 1987

Jane Hammerslough, What’s Changed? FROM: Dematerializing: Taming the Power of Possessions, DeCapo Press, 2001

Lauren Greenfield, Elysia, Evan, and Alison, all 14, and the self-titled ‘reject’ group (

Claudia Wallis, The Thing About Thongs FROM: Time, 06 October 2003, ÒFollow the FlockÓ Spoof Advertisement FROM: Adbusters,

Rob Walker, Sprite Remix FROM: New York Times Magazine, 28 March 2004

Kate MacArthur and Hillary Chura, Urban Warfare FROM: Advertising Age, 4 September 2000

Renee Dye, The Buzz on Buzz FROM: Harvard Business Review, November/December 2000

Kenneth Hein, The Age of Reason FROM: MediaWeek, 27 October 2003

Kalle Lasn, The Cult You’re In FROM: Culture Jam: How to Reverse America’s Suicidal Consumer Binge — and Why We Must, William Morrow, 1999

Bruce Horovitz, P & G ‘Buzz Marketing’ Unit Hit with Complaint FROM: USA Today, 19 October 2005



READING DEEPLY: An Annotated Selection

Scott Bedbury,
The Value of Brand for the Commodity FROM: A New Brand World: Eight Principles for Achieving Brand Leadership in the 21st Century, Viking, 2002

5. Making and Remaking History: HISTORY + MEDIA

OPENING IMAGE:, Drawings by Refugee Children in Darfur

Taha, 13 or 14.

Leila, 9.

Abd-al Rahman, 13.

Clayborne Carson, Malcolm X FROM: Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies, Ed. Mark C. Carnes, Henry Holt, 1996

Sarah Vowell, Excerpt from Chapter 1 FROM: Assassination Vacation, Simon and Schuster, 2005

Soldiers’ Blogs, Dispatches from US Soldiers in Iraq FROM: New York Times, April 15–May 3, 2006

John Hodgman, The States, Their Nicknames and Mottoes, and Other Facts Critical to Safe Travel FROM: The Areas of My Expertise, Penguin, 2005

Anne Scott MacLeod, Rewriting History FROM: Teacher Magazine, April 1998

Ian Mortimer, Revisionism Revisited FROM: History Today, March 2004

Robert Brent Toplin, Judging Cinematic History FROM: Reel History: In Defense of Hollywood, University Press of Kansas, 2002

Lynn Neary, The Mixed Reviews of the Museum of the American Indian FROM: All Things Considered, National Public Radio, 17 August 2005

John Leo, Googling the Future FROM: US News & World Report,
16 May 2005

FOCUS ON GENRE: Graphic Novels


Art Spiegelman, Excerpt FROM: Maus: A Survivor’s Tale, Pantheon, 1986

Marjane Satrapi, Excerpt FROM: Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, Pantheon, 2003

Rick Geary, Excerpt FROM: The Murder of Abraham Lincoln, NBM/Comics Lit, 2005

Aaron Renier, Just Answer the Phone FROM: 9-11 Artists Respond, Volume One, Dark Horse Comics, 2002

Joe Sacco, Excerpt FROM: Safe Area Gorazde: The War in Eastern Bosnia 1992-95, Fantagraphics Books, 2000

READING DEEPLY: An Annotated Selection

Janet Jacobs,
From the Profane to the Sacred: Ritual and Mourning at Sites of Terror and Violence FROM: Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, September 2004

6. Mapping the Human Genome: BIOLOGY + ART

OPENING IMAGE: Susan Robb, Bunny Test, 2000

Alan Lightman, A Tale of Two Loves FROM: Nature, 17 March 2005

Stephen Jay Gould, Humbled by the Genome’s Mysteries FROM: The New York Times, 19 February 2001

Roz Chast and Tom Tomorrow, Creative Time DNA Deli Coffee Cups (2000) FROM:

Johannes Borgstein, The Poetry of Genetics FROM: Lancet, 02 May 1998

Art Lentini, Ban All Human Cloning FROM: USA Today, 11 August 2005

James Watson, Genome Ethics FROM: New Perspectives Quarterly, Fall 2004)

Dave Barry, Genes Cleaned and Starched, While You Wait FROM: The Miami Herald, 23 July 2000

Carol Becker, GFP Bunny FROM: Art Journal, Fall 2000



Eduardo Kac,
GFP Bunny

Virgil Wong,
Genochoice Homepage

Nancy Burson,
There is No Gene for Race

Carrie Mae Weams,
Ribbon and Child at Play, 1999

Dennis Ashbaugh,
Jolly Green Giant

Christy Rupp,
Tell Us What We Are Eating

READING DEEPLY: An Annotated Selection

Tamar Schlick,
The Critical Collaboration Between Art and Science: An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump and the Ramifications of Genomics for Society FROM: Leonardo, August

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