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Preface for Readers and Writers. Reading and Writing in the Academic, Work, and Public Communities. Part I: The Academic Community. Introduction: Reading and Writing in the Academic Community. A. Community Voices. Charles Dickens: "What Is a Horse?" from Hard Times.Malcolm X: Prison Studies.Mike Rose: Lilia.Bell Hooks: Keeping Close to Home: Class and Education.B. Community Perspectives and Issues. Parker J. Palmer: The Quest for Community in Higher Education. Janet Donald: Learning, Understanding, and Meaning. Stanley N. Katz: The Pathbreaking, Fractionalized, Uncertain World of Knowledge. Carol Aslanian: The Community College Pathway for Underprepared Students. Deborah Tannen: The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue. Linda Lee: The Case Against College. C. Community Ethics. Robert Harris: Anti-Plagiarism Strategies for Research Papers. Betsy Levonian Morgan and Ann J. Korschgen: The Ethics of Faculty Behaviour: Students' and Professors' Views. D. Texts and Documents from the Academic Community. College Application Essay. Leo Stoscheck, Student Writer: Application Essay. Letter of Advice from a Parent. Paul J. Vermette: Improving Understanding and Increasing Grades: 4 Tips for Fall Freshman at Columbus Day, An Open Letter to My Son at College. Essay in Response to Reading. Elizabeth Peet, Student Writer: The Logos, Constant Change, and Wisdom: Heraclitus and Unification. Informative Essay. Cristina Tang, Student Writer: The Cell Cycle and Cancer. Speculative Essay. Margaret Harris, Student Writer: So Many Numbers-What Do You Do with the Data? Interpretive Essay.Bert O. States: Troping Through Proverbia.Theoretical Essay. John C. Meyer: Humor as a Double-Edged Sword: Four Functions of Humor in Communication. Persuasive Essay.Mark A. Small and Robin Kimbrough-Melton: Rethinking Justice. Research Reflection.Brooke Kush, Student Writer: Researching Bedlam and Madness in the Early Modern Era. Documented Problem-Solution Essay.Matt Woodard, Student Writer: Fueling the Revolution. Research Paper.Valerie Gamble, Student Writer: The Evolution of Coral-Zooxanthellae Symbioses: Implications of Coral Bleaching.Review of a Book.Review of Sticks and Stones: The Troublesome Success of Children's Literature from Slovenly Peter to Harry Potter, by Jack Zipes.Gordon W. Russell: Review of Why We Watch: The Attractions of Violent Entertainment, edited by Jeffrey H. Goldstein.Abstract. John C. Simon, Thane K. Pratt, Kim E. Berlin, James R. Kowalsky, Steven G. Fancy, and Jeff S. Hatfield: Temporal Variation in Bird Counts within a Hawaiian Rainforest. Executive Summary.David Blacker: In Memoriam: Understanding Teaching as Public Service. Literature Review. Alyssa N. Bryant: ERIC Review: Community College Students: Recent Findings and Trends. Report of Field Research. Reasie A. Henry, Janice G. Weber, and David Yarbrough: Money Management Practices of College Students.Report of Laboratory Study. S. M. Carr, H. D. Marshall, K. A. Johnstone, L. M. Pynn, and G. B. Stenson: How to Tell a Sea Monster: Molecular Discrimination of Large Marine Animals of the North Atlantic. Examination and Examination Answers. Leslie Harkins, Professor, and Anderson Muth, Student Writer: Hitchcock Final with Answers.Grant Proposal. Kathryn Sorrells: Communicating Common Ground. Graduate School Application Essay. Melanie Dedecker, Student Writer: Statement of Purpose. Academic Address. Harry Mairson: In Praise of the Research University: Remarks at the Brandeis Commencement, May 1996 School of Science Ceremonies. Web Site. Purdue University: Online Writing Lab (OWL): 2: THE WORK COMMUNITY. Introduction: Reading and Writing in the Work Community. A. Community Voices. Lisa Liu, as told to David Bacon: The Story of a Garment Worker.Barbara Ehrenreich: Evaluation.Marty Jones: And the Weiner Is...Sam Walton with John Huey: Running a Successful Company: Ten Rules That Worked for Me.B. Community Perspectives. Dave Ulrich: Six Practices for Creating Communities of Value, Not Proximity. Robert A. Lutz: It's Okay to Be Anal Sometimes. Daniel Eisenberg: The Coming Job Boom. Lee G. Bolman and Terrence E. Deal: Cracking the Hidden Code: Becoming a Cultural Sleuth. Jeremy Rifkin: The New Culture of Capitalism. Sally Helgesen: When Life Itself Becomes Incredibly Complex. C. Community Ethics. Dave Zielinski: Are You a Copyright Criminal?.C. Fred Alford: Don't Just Do It to Save Lives.D. Texts and Documents from the Work Community. Job Announcement. U.S. Army: Discover How Far You Can Go.Wilson Quarterly: Editorial Internships.Resume for Job Hunting.Elizabeth Falvo, Student Writer: Marketing Resume.Brad Roepstorff, Student Writer: Technology Resume.Career Advice.Jayne Swanson: Model Format for Cover Letter (Inquiry or Application).Organizational Welcome to Employees.Olive Garden Italian Restaurant: Welcome to the Family.Executive Summary.David G. Baldwin: How to Win the Blame Game.Patricia B. Seybold: Get Inside the Lives of Your Customers.Michael E. Porter: Strategy and the Internet.Article in Professional Journal.Mark Simpson: Are Incentives for Drug Abuse Treatment Too Strong?Memorandum.Georgia Lesh-Laurie: Memo to CU-Denver Community.Letter.Bill Marriott: Holiday Greetings. J. Katherine Brown-Rowe: Dear Customer. Stephen E. Gibson: President's Message, February 11, 2000. Stephen E. Gibson: President's Message, February 12, 2001. Review of an Artifact.Michael Webb: Steel Belvedere. Industry Report.Marcia Mogelonsky: Young Adults: New Customers/New Foods. Project Report and Public Information.T-REX Transportation Expansion Project: Introduction to T-REX, Construction Photos, and Traffic Updates. Instructions.Hewlett-Packard: LaserJet Toner Cartridge Recycling Program. Organitazional Promotion.United Illuminating Company: Romeo and Juliet. Advertisement.Glenbrook Life, Allstate Financial Group: Dedicated, Focused, and Diversified. Web Site.Technical Standards, Inc.: Part 3: THE PUBLIC COMMUNITY. Introduction: Reading and Writing in the Public Community. A. Community Voices. Severn Cullis-Suzuki: The Young Can't Wait.Studs Terkel: Organizer: Bill Talcott. Katherine S. Miller: Wanted: "Civic Scientists" to Educate the Public, Press and Policy Makers. Bill Moyers: Journalism and Democracy: On the Importance of Being a "Public Nuissance." B. Community Perspectives and Issues. Suzanne W. Morse: Five Building Blocks for Successful Communities. Stan Hutton and Frances Phillips: Tuning In to the World of Nonprofit Organizations. Jill Nelson: A Beginning. Stephen R. Covey: The Ideal Community. Kathleen Hall Jamieson: Preface to Everything You Think You Know About Politics...And Why You're Wrong. Jaime A. Zobel de Ayala II: Anticipating the Community of the Future. C. Community Ethics. Anthony R. Pratkanis and Elliot Aronson: Our Age of Propaganda. Peter J. Gomes: A More Excellent Way. D. Texts and Documents from the Public Community. Civic Declaration.Thomas Jefferson: The Declaration of Independence. Maude Barlow and Jeremy Rifkin: The Treaty Initiative to Share and Protect the Global Water Commons. Civic Address.President George W. Bush: Address to a Joint Session of Congress and the American People, September 20, 2001. Martin Luther King, Jr.: I Have a Dream. Call to Action.Christie Brinkley: Why You Need to Vote. Donna Dees-Thomases: Dear Friend. Appeal to Supporters.John Head and Arnie Grossman: SAFE Colorado: Sane Alternatives to the Firearms Epidemic. National Rifle Association Foundation: Become a National Sponsor. Susan L. Huntington: Dear Ohio State Graduate. Richard Whittaker: Dear Subscriber. Republican Presidential Roundtable: Invitation to the 8th Annual Republican Senatorial Regain the Majority Dinner. Appeal to Voters.Centennial Supporters: City of Centennial: Yes. City of Greenwood Village: A New City? Senator Wayne Allard: Announcement Remarks. Tom Strickland: Strickland Announces Candidacy for U.S. Senate. Letter to Officials.Rice for Peace: Dear President Bush. Rick Ashton: Dear Denver Public Library Customer. Newsletter.Greenwood Village, Colorado: Newsletter. Christine M. Ladisch: Message from Chris, CSR Today. Civic Argument.Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke: The Standpoint: How Common Principles and Goals Can Save the World's Water. Civic Debate.Fuel Economy Overview: Evolution of the Current Policy. Senator John Kerry, Massachusetts, and Senator Christopher S. Bond, Missouri: Pro and Con: Should Congress Set Higher MPG Requirements for Cars and Light Trucks? Position Paper.American Civil Liberties Union: Hate Speech on Campus. Editorial.Denver Post: The ER Nightmare. Letter to the Editor.Sandra S. McRae: Irony in the Morning. Linda Doran: Grateful to News for Good News on Teens. Sarah Davidson: Orange You Feeling Threatened? Anthony J. Fabian: A Tax, Not a Fee. Opinion Piece.Lynn K. Rhodes: Think You Can Teach? Pass This Test. Report.David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whiethead: Sex without Strings, Relationships without Rings: Today's Young Singles Talk about Mating and Dating. Public Advice.American Automobile Association: Your Driving Costs 2003: Figuring It Out. Nolo: Law for All: How to Make a Budget and Stick to It. Promotional Brochure.College of Arts and Media, University of Colorado at Denver: Artistic License. Flyer.AmeriCorps/VISTA: Change Lives...Including Your Own. Proposal.Cornell Colege: Living and Learning Program. Anderson Muth, Peter Strutt, Drew Ahrnold, Joe Seabloom, Brian Fenoglio, and Ben Merrill, Student Writers: Proposal for a Cornell College Living and Learning Group. Grant Proposal.The National Fund for the United States Botanic Garden: Grant Proposal. Web Site.Smoke Free Movies: College Drinking: Changing the Culture: Guide to Themes, Topics, and Rhetorical Contents. Index of Titles and Authors.

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This wide-ranging reader introduces student writers to the forms and genres typical of the academic, work and public communities. Featuring a three-part structure that distinguishes between writing for the academic, workplace, and public communities, this innovative reader opens each part with introductions to the expectations of readers in that community. Readings and discussion identify and explore the relevant concerns, issues, trends, and ethical standards of each group. Comprehensive collections of "Texts and Documents" provide numerous and varied examples of the common forms of writing within each community-from abstracts, to brochures, to letters to the editor. Accompanying apparatus encourages students to analyze the writing conventions in each community in order to communicate effectively.

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