The Brief Bedford Reader / Edition 13 available in Paperback
Long one of the most popular composition readers on the market, The Brief Bedford Reader combines timeless readings with the leading voices of our day. It takes a practical and flexible approach to the rhetorical methods, focusing on their uses in varied writing situations. The unique and newly reimagined "Writers on Writing" feature connects reflections from professional writers with point-of-need advice for student writers, and the Kennedys' class-proven instruction helps students connect critical reading to academic writing. The thirteenth edition has been thoroughly revised with compelling readings, helpful guidance for students on critical reading and writing, and an appendix covering APA documentation and 2016 MLA documentation MLA and APA documentation.Comprehension quizzes are also available for each reading in the book when The Brief Bedford Reader is packaged with either Writer’s Help or LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers.
|Edition description:||Thirteenth Edition|
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About the Author
X. J. Kennedy is an acclaimed poet, children’s author, college teacher, and textbook author. He has taught freshman composition at the University of Michigan; the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and Tufts University. Since 1966, more than 2 million students have treasured his introductory literature texts and The Bedford Reader, coedited with Dorothy M. Kennedy and Jane E. Aaron, now in its ninth edition.
Dorothy M. Kennedy is a writer and editor whose articles and reviews have ppeared in both professional and academic journals. She has taught composition at the University of Michigan and Ohio University and, with X. J. Kennedy, is the recipient of the NCTE Teacher's Choice Award for Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry.
Jane E. Aaron is a professional writer and editor as well as an experienced teacher. She is the author of the best selling Little, Brown Handbook and coeditor of the best-selling Bedford Reader, Eighth Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003). She has served as consultant, editor, or writer on more than a dozen other textbooks for the first-year composition course.
Ellen Kuhl Repetto (M.A., University of Massachusetts Boston) is a freelance editor and writer who has contributed to more than twenty composition readers, handbooks, and rhetorics. She is the author of The Bedford/St. Martin's Textbook Reader (2003), Readings for Discoveries: A Collection of Short Essays (2006), and Hope over Hardship: A History of the Boston Home, 1881 - 2006 (2007).
Table of Contents
PREFACE FOR INSTRUCTORS
contents by theme
contents by academic disciplineHOW (AND WHY) TO USE THIS BOOK
THE METHODS OF DEVELOPMENT
THE PRACTICAL GUIDANCE
THE WRITERS ON WRITINGPart oneACADEMIC Reading and Writing1 Critical Reading Reading actively NANCY MAIRS Disability (annotated essay)Developing an understanding Analyzing essays Examining Visual ImagesVisual image: Man Fishing by a Power Plant, photograph by Robin Nelson Reading to write2 The Writing Process Assessing The Writing Situation Discovering Ideas Drafting RevisingIntegrating readingEditing An essay-in-progress ROSIE ANAYA Mental Illness on Television (annotated student essay) PART TWOTHE METHODS 3 NARRATION: Telling a StoryVisual Image: Proposal, drawing by Demetri MartinThe methodThe processnarration in academic writing*Scott Beltran from Ride-Along Report (annotated student writing) embarrassmentAMY TAN Fish Cheeks*NAOMI SHIHAB NYE Museum*Naomi Shihab Nye on WritingJUNOT DÍAZ The Dreamer Junot Díaz on WritingSHIRLEY JACKSON The Lottery 4 DESCRIPTION: Writing with Your SensesVisual Image: Doug and Mizan’s House, East River, photograph by Margaret Morton The method The process Description in academic writing Nick Fiorelli from Teaching Methodologies at Child’s Play Preschool (annotated student writing)fathersBRAD MANNING Arm Wrestling with My Father (student essay)Brad Manning on WritingSVEN BIRKETS Ladder*DIANE ACKERMAN Black Marble*N. SCOTT MOMADAY The Way to Rainy Mountain5 EXAMPLE: Pointing to InstancesVisual Image: Low-Energy Drinks, cartoon by Glen Le LievreThe method The process Examples in academic writing Kharron Reid Letter to E-line Systems (annotated student writing)misperceptionsBRENT STAPLES Black Men and Public SpaceBrent Staples on Writing*ISSA RAE The Struggle*BRIAN DOYLE A Note on Mascots ANNA QUINDLEN HomelessAnna Quindlen on Writing6 COMPARISON AND CONTRAST: Setting Things Side by Side Visual Image: from Fun Home, graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel The method The process Comparison and contrast in academic writing Charlotte Pak from Beyoncé Knowles: Soloist (annotated student writing)upbringings DAVID SEDARIS Remembering My Childhood on the Continent of Africa ANDREA ROMAN "We’re Not . . ." (student essay) Andrea Roman on WritingBRUCE CATTON Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts *ALAIN DE BOTTON Tragedy *Visual Images: A Man Drives Into His Family Home to Punish His Wife, video still by BBC News; Medea Kills Her Son to Punish Her Husband, Greek vase by unknown artist*Alain de Botton on Writing7 PROCESS ANALYSIS: Explaining Step by StepVisual Image: Workers Making Dolls, photograph by Wally McNameeThe method The process Process analysis in academic writing Victor Khoury from DNA Extraction (annotated student writing)writing*ANNE LAMOTT The Crummy First Draft*KOJI FRAHM How to Write an A Paper (student essay)Koji Frahm on WritingFIROOZEH DUMAS Sweet, Sour, and Resentful JESSICA MITFORD Behind the Formaldehyde CurtainJessica Mitford on Writing8 DIVISION OR ANALYSIS: Slicing into PartsVisual Image: Deconstructing Lunch, cartoon by Roz ChastThe method The process Division or analysis in academic writing *Rachel O’Connor, from A Question of Fairness: "The Lottery" as Social Commentary (annotated student writing) photographyJUDITH ORTIZ COFER, The Cruel Country *Judith Ortiz Cofer on Writing LAILA AYAD The Capricious Camera (documented student essay) Visual Image: Mounted Nazi Troops on the Lookout for Likely Polish Children, photographROBERT LIPSYTE Jock Culture GUILLERMO DEL TORO AND CHUCK HOGAN Vampires Never Die Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan on Writing9 CLASSIFICATION: Sorting into KindsVisual Image: How the Poor, the Middle Class, and the Rich Spend Their Money, table by National Public Radio The method The process Classification in academic writing Kharron Reid Résumé (annotated student writing)failures to communicateDEBORAH TANNEN But What Do You Mean? Deborah Tannen on WritingWILLIAM LUTZ The World of Doublespeak William Lutz on WritingRUSSELL BAKER The Plot against People *JEAN-PIERRE DE BEER Stars of Life (student essay) 10 CAUSE AND EFFECT: Asking WhyVisual Image: Wild Weather, bar graph by National GeographicThe method The process Cause and effect in academic writing Kate Krueger Letter to the Weekly (annotated student writing)globalizationCHITRA DIVAKARUNI Live Free and StarveChitra Divakaruni on WritingMARIE JAVDANI Plato o Plomo: Silver or Lead (documented student essay)Marie Javdani on Writing*RANDALL MUNROE Everybody Jump*Visual Image: What If, drawings by Randall Munroe CHRISTOPHER BEAM Blood Loss Visual Image: Trends in Serial Killing, bar graph by James Alan Fox and Jack Levin 11 DEFINITION: Tracing BoundariesVisual Image: It’s a Part of Me, Not a Definition of Who I Am, poster for the International Down Sydrome Coalition The method The process Definition in academic writing Martin Ward Civil Liberties (annotated student writing)privilege*TAL FORTGANG Checking My Privilege (student essay)*Tal Fortgang on Writing *ROXANE GAY Peculiar BenefitsMEGHAN DAUM Narcissist — Give It a Rest Meghan Daum on WritingAUGUSTEN BURROUGHS How to Identify Love by Knowing What It’s Not 12 ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION: Stating Opinions and ProposalsVisual Image: Corporate America Flag, image from Adbusters Media FoundationThe method The Process argument and persuasion in academic writing *Adrianne Silver from Bullying Law Proposal (annotated student writing)LINDA CHAVEZ Supporting Family Values Linda Chavez on WritingSHOULD COLLEGES ADOPT TRIGGER WARNINGS? BRIANNE RICHSON An Obligation to Prevent Trauma on Campus (student essay)Brianne Richson on Writing JON OVERTON Beware the Trigger Warning (student essay)*Jon Overton on Writingwho needs privacy? NICHOLAS CARR Tracking Is an Assault on Liberty Nicholas Carr on WritingJIM HARPER Web Users Get as Much as They Give LORI ANDREWS Facebook Is Using You Lori Andrews on WritingPART THREEMIXING THE METHODS JUDY BRADY I Want a Wife JOAN DIDION EarthquakesJoan Didion on Writing E. B. WHITE Once More to the Lake APPENDIX finding and documenting sources conducting research writing WITH SOURCES Source Citation Using MLA Style MARGARET LUNDBERG Eating Green (annotated student essay) Margaret Lundberg on Writingsource citation using apa style ERIC KIM The Brain that Changes (annotated student essay)Eric Kim on Writing GLOSSARY OF USEFUL TERMSDIRECTORY TO WRITERS ON WRITINGINDEX