The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers: Brief Edition, Books a la Carte Edition

The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers: Brief Edition, Books a la Carte Edition

by Stephen P. Reid

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ISBN-13: 9780205877256
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 03/18/2013
Edition description: Brief
Pages: 624
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Contents

Thematic Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1 Writing Myths and Rituals

Writing Fitness: Rituals and Practice

Place, Time, and Tools

Energy and Attitude

Keeping a Journal

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

“On Keeping a Journal” by Roy Hoffman

Chapter 2 Situations, Purposes, and Processes for Writing

The Rhetorical Situation

Elements of the Rhetorical Situation

Why the Rhetorical Situation Is Important

Purposes for Writing

Writer-Based Purposes

Subject- and Audience-Based Purposes

Combinations of Purposes

Subject, Purpose, and Thesis

Purpose and Audience

Audience Analysis

Purpose, Audience, and Genre

Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation

Purpose, Audience, and Context in Two Essays

“The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl” by Elizabeth Wong

“I’m OK, but You’re Not” by Robert Zoellner

Dimensions of the Writing Process

Collecting

Shaping

Drafting

Revising

The Whole Process

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

A Writing Process at Work: Collecting and Shaping

“Athletes and Education” by Neil H. Petrie

“On Writing ‘Athletes and Education’” by Neil Petrie

A Writing Process at Work: Drafting and Revising

From the Rough Draft of “The Declaration of Independence” by Thomas Jefferson

Chapter 3 Observing and Remembering

Techniques for Observing

Observing People

Observing Places

Observing Objects

Techniques for Remembering

Remembering People

Remembering Places

Remembering Objects

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

“Cesar Chavez Saved My Life” by Daniel “Nene” Alejandrez

Observing and Remembering: The Writing Process

ASSIGNMENT for Observing and Remembering

Choosing a Subject

Collecting

Shaping

Drafting

Revising

Peer Response

Postscript on the Writing Process

“The Wind Catcher” by Todd Petry (student)

“The Red Chevy” by Juli Bovard (student)

Chapter 4 Reading Critically and Rhetorically

Techniques for Reading Critically and Responding to Texts

Critical Reading Strategies

Summarizing and Responding to an Essay

“Teach Diversity—with a Smile” by Barbara Ehrenreich

Summarizing

Summary of “Teach Diversity—with a Smile”

Responding

Response to “Teach Diversity—with a Smile”

*Rhetorical Reading and Analysis

*Rhetorical Appeals

*“Letter from Birmingham Jail,” by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

*Rhetorical Analysis Guide

*Rhetorical Summary and Response to “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

WARMING UP Journal Exercises

Reading and Writing Processes

*ASSIGNMENT for Reading/Writing

Choosing a Subject

Prereading Journal Entry

“Plagiarism in America” by Dudley Erskine Devlin

Collecting

Sample Summaries

Shaping

Response Shaping

Organizing Summary/Response and Rhetorical Analysis Essays

Drafting

Revising

Peer Response

Postscript on the Writing Process

”Rhetorical Analysis of Gregory Petsko’s Open Letter to George M. Philip” by Allyson McGrath (student)

“Two Responses to Deborah Tannen” by Jennifer Koester and Sonja H. Browe (students)

Chapter 5 Analyzing and Designing Visuals

Techniques for Analyzing Visuals

Analyzing Visuals

Analyzing Visuals with Text

Analyzing Visuals in Context

“Progress or Not” by Jonathan Alter

“Who’s a Looter?” by Tania Ralli

Analyzing the Genre of the Visual

Rhetorical Appeals to the Audience

Techniques for Designing Visuals

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

* “Analysis of RosettaStone Ad” by Sarah Kay Hurst (student)

Processes for Analyzing and Designing Visuals

ASSIGNMENT for Analyzing Visuals

ASSIGNMENT for Designing Visuals

Choosing a Subject

Collecting

Shaping

“Triple Self-Portrait” by Charles Rosen and Henri Zerner

“Coming Home” by Carolyn Kleiner Butler

Drafting

Revising

Peer Response

Postscript on the Writing Process

“Some Don’t Like Their Blues at All” by Karyn M. Lewis (student)

Chapter 6 Investigating

Techniques for Investigative Writing

Report on a Research Study

“Drivers on Cell Phones Are as Bad as Drunks”

Brief Report with Graphics

“Gimme An A (I Insist!)” by Abigail Sullivan Moore

Profile of a Person

* “How Many Steven Colberts Are There?” by Charles McGrath

Interview

* “Doctor’s Orders”

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

“Surfin’ the Louvre” by Elizabeth Larsen

Investigating: The Writing Process

ASSIGNMENT for Investigating

Choosing a Subject

Community Service Learning

Collecting

Research Tips

Doing Field Research

Shaping

Drafting

Peer Response

Revising

Guidelines for Revision

Postscript on the Writing Process

*“Permanent Tracings “ by Jennifer Macke (student)

Chapter 7 Explaining

Techniques for Explaining

Explaining What: Definition

*“FOMO and Social Media” by Caterina Fake

Explaining How: Process Analysis

Explaining Why: Causal Analysis

*”How Baseball Explains Modern Racism” by David Sirota

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

“Multiracialness” by LaMer Steptoe (student)

“How to Take Control of Your Credit Cards” by Suze Orman

“How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently” by Deborah Tannen

Explaining: The Writing Process

ASSIGNMENT for Explaining

Choosing a Subject

Collecting

Research Tips

Shaping

Drafting

Revising

Peer Response

Postscript on the Writing Process

“White Lies: White-Collar Crime in America” by Chris Blakely (student)

“Anorexia Nervosa” by Nancie Brosseau (student)

Chapter 8 Evaluating

Techniques for Writing Evaluations

“Hunan Dynasty” by Phyllis C. Richman

Evaluating Commercial Products or Services

“Cell Phone Face-Off,” by Consumer Reports

“Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Lite: Is There Any Difference” by Eric Asimov

Evaluating Works of Art

Evaluating Performances

* “The Maids Now Have Their Say” by Manohla Dargis

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

“Today’s Special” by David Sedaris

Evaluating: The Writing Process

ASSIGNMENT for Evaluating

Choosing a Subject

Collecting

Shaping

Research Tips

Drafting

Peer Response

Revising

Postscript on the Writing Process

“Vulgar Propriety” by Courtney Klockeman (student)

Chapter 9 Problem Solving

Techniques for Problem Solving

Demonstrating That a Problem Exists

Proposing a Solution and Convincing Your Readers

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

*Casebook on Education

*“Your So-Called Education” by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa

* “But Can They Write?” by Lynn O’Shaunessy

* “Debt by Degrees” by James Surowiecki

* “Even for Cashiers, College Pays Off” by David Leonhardt

* “An Open Letter to George M. Philip President of the State University of New York at Albany” by Gregory Petsko

“The Argument Culture” by Deborah Tannen 000

Problem Solving: The Writing Process

ASSIGNMENT for Problem Solving

Choosing a Subject

Collecting

Research Tips

Shaping

Drafting

Peer Response

Revising

Postscript on the Writing Process

* “Can Citizen Journalism Pick Up the Pieces?” by Adam Richman (student)

Chapter 10 Arguing

Techniques for Writing Arguments

Claims for Written Argument

Appeals for Written Argument

Rogerian Argument

The Toulmin Method of Argument

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

“The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger?” by Cathleen A. Cleaver

Multigenre Casebook on Web 2.0

“You Have No Friends” by Farhad Manjoo

“…And Why I Hate It” by Sarah Kliff

*“Social Networking Gets Most Online Time”

*”Cyberbullying” by Jennifer Holladay

*”Bullying as True Drama” by Danah Boyd and Alice Marwick

*”Facebook Wrestles with Free Speech and Civility” by Miguel Helft

“Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth” by Simson L. Garfinkel

“Why You Can’t Cite Wikipedia in My Class” by Neil L. Waters

“Professors Should Embrace Wikipedia” by Mark A. Wilson

* “Does the Internet Make You Dumber” by Nicholas Carr

Arguing: The Writing Process

ASSIGNMENT for Arguing

Choosing a Subject

Collecting

Shaping

Research Tips

Drafting

Revising

Peer Response

Postscript on the Writing Process

“Welfare Is Still Necessary for Women and Children in the U.S.” by Crystal Sabatke (student)

Chapter 11 Responding to Literature

Responding to a Short Story

“The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin

Responding to a Poem

“Musée des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden

Techniques for Responding to Literature

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

Purposes for Responding to Literature

Responding to Short Fiction

“The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara

Responding to Poetry

Five Contemporary Poems by Aurora Levins Morales, Taylor Mali, Joy Harjo, Wislawa Szymborska, and Yusef Komunyakaa

Responding to Literature: The Writing Process

ASSIGNMENT for Responding to Literature

Collecting

Shaping

Drafting

Revising

Postscript on the Writing Process

“Facing It: Reflections on War” by Grace Rexroth (student)

“Death: The Final Freedom” by Pat Russell (student)

*Chapter 12 Researching

Techniques for Researching

Developing a Topic, Purpose, and Audience

Planning Research

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

Types of Sources

WARMING UP: Journal Exercises

Finding Reliable Secondary Sources

Evaluating Sources: Relevance, Currency, and Reliability

Evaluating Specific Types of Sources

Researching: The Writing Process

*ASSIGNMENT for Researching: Research proposal and annotated bibliography

Choosing: Narrowing and Focusing Your Topic

Collecting and Notetaking

Shaping Your Research Proposal

Drafting an Annotated Working Bibliography

Guidelines for Revision

Peer Response

Postscript on the Writing Process

“A Research Proposal on the Rwanda Genocide and the Effects of Media” by Carrie Gingrich (student)

*Chapter 13 Researched Writing

Techniques for Writing a Researched Essay

Writing a Working Thesis

Establishing Claims

Using Sources to Support Your Claims

Synthesizing Sources

Avoiding Plagiarism

Using MLA or APA Documentation

Researched Essay: Writing Process

*ASSIGNMENT for Writing a Research Essay

Shaping

Drafting

Revising

Peer Response

Documenting Sources

MLA Style Research Paper

*“Learning about the Rwandan Genocide: Misconceptions and Film” by Carrie Gingrich (student)

Appendix: Writing Under Pressure

Know Your Audience

Analyze Key Terms

Make a Sketch Outline

Know the Material

Practice Writing

Proofread and Edit

Sample Essay Questions and Responses

Index

* new to this edition

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