Purpose and Process:a Reader for Writers
A Reader for Writers
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|Format:||Paperback / softback, 608 pages, 5th Edition|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 28 April 2003|
For courses in Freshman Composition. This innovative reader focuses on writers' purposes and processes for reading and writing, and on the connections between, reading and writing. Every chapter integrates purpose, process, and rhetorical strategies for achieving specific writing goals. Sixty-four diverse selections by both professional and student writers illustrate these purposes.
Table of Contents
1. Reading: Purposes and Processes. Honor Society Hypocrisy, Ellen Goodman. How to Mark a Book, Mortimer Adler. Television and Reading, Marie Winn. Learning to Read, Malcolm X. The Library Card, Richard Wright. Confessions of a Bibliophile, Bill Holm. 2. Writing: Purposes and Processes. My Sister, Kari, Nicolle Mircos. Freewriting, Peter Elbow. Shitty First Drafts, Anne Lamott. The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts, Donald M. Murray. Writing Around Rules, Mike Rose. Mother Tongue, Amy Tan. 3. Observing. West Texas, William Least Heat-Moon. Lenses, Annie Dillard. Soup, The New Yorker. Toys, and Barbies, Roland Barthes and Emily Prager. Life at Close Range, Gretel Ehrlich. "Muller Bros. Moving & Storage," Stephen Jay Gould. Fetal Pig, Elizabeth Weston. 4. Remembering. Shame, Dick Gregory. Los Pobres, Richard Rodriguez. Freedom From Choice, Brian Courtney. Living in Two Cultures, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. In Death's Throat, Robert Hughes. Metamorphosis, Peggy L. Breland. The Wake-Up Call, Walter Goedeker. 5. Investigating. Attack of the Killer Cats, Leon Jaroff. Reading Statistical Tea Leave, Karen W. Arenson. Lost in Cyberspace, John Skow. The E-Learning Curve, Glenn C. Altschuler. America's Food Cop, Bob Condor. The Ads and Fads of the Super Bowl, Geralyn Falkowsky. The Beauty Behind Beauty Pageants, Mary White. 6. Explaining. Conversational Ballgames, Nancy Sakamoto. Lies, Lies, Lies, Paul Gray. How to Find True Love: Or Rather, How It Finds You, Lois Smith Brady. Thirteen Ways to Leave Your Lousy Job, Jon Spayde. Why We Crave Horror Movies, Stephen King. Cat Bathing as a Martial Art, Bud Herron. A Question of Language, Gloria Naylor. Wine Tasting: How to Fool Some of the People All of the Time, Michael J. Jones. 7. Evaluating. The Roadster Returns, Consumer Reports. Corn-Pone Opinions, Mark Twain. In Defense of Talk Shows, Barbara Ehrenreich. Send in the Clones, Brian D. Johnson. All's Not Well in the Land of "The Lion King," Margaret Lazarus. For the Death Penalty, Ernest Van Den Haag. The Two Best Letters on Television, Craig Cooley. 8. Problem Solving. It's Time to Ban Handguns, Lance Morrow. Let's Get Rid of Sports, Katha Pollitt. TV Can Be a Good Parent, Ariel Gore. Cross Talk, Deborah Tannen. "Now, If I Ruled the World!" Anne and Paul Ehrlich, Frederik Pohl, Susan Merrow, and Richard Bangs. A White Woman of Color, Julia Alvarez. The Problem of Dropouts Can Be Solved, Jenny Sharpe. 9. Arguing. Active and Passive Euthanasia, James Rachels. Death and Justice, Edward I. Koch. The Argument Culture, Deborah Tannen. The Ethics of Endorsing a Product, Mike Royko. Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. A Casebook on School Vouchers, Gary Rosen, Bob Chase, Sandra Feldman, James E. Ryan, Michael Heise and Richard Rothstein. Immigration, Emily Sintek. Battered, Kimberly S. Freeman. Appendix: Conducting Research and Documenting Sources. Credits. Index.
|Dimensions: ||22.5 x 16.31 x 2.87 centimeters (0.73 kg)|