Writing Today

ISBN-10: 0205210082
ISBN-13: 9780205210084
Edition: 2nd 2013
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Book details

List price: $98.60
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 880
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.860
Language: English

With a clear and easy-to-read presentation, visual instruction and pedagogical support,Writing Todayis a practical and useful guide to writing for college and beyond. This text teaches how to transfer their writing skills to  careers.  By teachingkindsof writing (analyses, reports, proposals, etc.),strategiesfor writing (narration, comparison, argumentation, etc.), andprocessesfor writing (planning, drafting, revising, etc.),Writing Todayprovides the writer with tools they can mix and match as needed to respond effectively to many writing situations.

Getting Started
Writing and Genres
What Are Genres?
Using Genres to Write Successfully
Genre and the Writing Process
Using Genres in College and Your Career
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Topic, Angle, Purpose
Topic: What Am I Writing About?
Angle: What is New About the Topic?
Purpose: What Do I Want to Accomplish?
Choosing the Appropriate Genre
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Readers, Contexts, and Rhetorical Situations
Profiling Readers
Analyzing the Context
Genres and the Rhetorical Situation
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Using Genres to Express Ideas
Memoirs
Overview
One Student's Work: "Diving In
Inventing Your Memoir's Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Memoir
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Memoir
Revising and Editing Your Memoir
MicroGenre: The Literacy Narrative
"Learning to Read and Write" from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"Book War
"Words of My Youth
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Profiles
Overview
One Student's Work: "Brother, Life Coach, Friend: Troubled Kids Turn Their Lives Around
Inventing You Profile's Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Profile
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Profile
Revising and Editing Your Profile
MicroGenre: The Bio
About John Charles Cook
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"The Near-Fame Experience
"The Grand Canyon: A Whole New World
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, MicroGenre: The Resume
Reviews
Overview
One Student's Work: "'Toy Story 3' Is An Adult's Film for Children
Inventing Your Review's Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Review
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Review
Revising and Editing Your Review
MicroGenre: The Rave
"Review: The Black Keys shake up the Orpheum in Vancouver
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"Long Overdue: Review of Movie Juno
"Violent Media is Good for Kids
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Literary Analyses
Overview
One Student's Work: "Doing the Right Thing in Edwidge Danticat's 'A Wall of Fire Rising'
Inventing Your Literary Analysis' Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Literary Analysis
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Literary Analysis
Revising and Editing Your Literary Analysis
MicroGenre: The Reading Response
Student Reading Response to Paul Laurence Dunbar's "We Wear the Mask"
Quick Start Guide
Readings :
A Casebook on Edwidge Danticat
"A Wall of Fire Rising
"Edwidge Danticat: Return to Haiti
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Rhetorical Analyses
Overview
One Student's Work: "Rhetorical Analysis of the Keep America Beautiful Public Service Announcement (1971)
Inventing Your Rhetorical Analysis' Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Rhetorical Analysis
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Rhetorical Analysis
Revising and Editing Your Rhetorical Analysis
MicroGenre: The Ad Critique
"Chrysler's Super Bowl ad sells Detroit
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"How Obama Does That Thing He Does
"What's a Girl to Read?
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Commentaries
Overview
One Student's Work: "Why My Generation Doesn't Care About Performance Enhancement
Inventing You Commentary's Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Commentary
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Commentary
Revising and Editing Your Commentary
MicroGenre: The Letter to the Editor
"Why I'm Against the Statewide Smoking Ban
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"Are Jobs Obsolete?
"Faith in a Globalized Age .
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Arguments
Overview
One Student's Work: "Allowing Guns on Campus will Prevent Shootings, Rape
Inventing Your Argument's Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Argument
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Argument
Revising and Editing Your Argument
MicroGenre: The Rebuttal
"Letter to the Editor on Climate Story
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"In Defense of Torture
"Friends with Benefits: Do Facebook Friends Provide The Same Support As Those In Real Life?
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Proposals
Overview
*One Student Group's Work: "SCC Caf� Proposal" by The Associated Students of the University of Washington (Seattle Campus)
Inventing Your Proposal's Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Proposal
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Proposal
Revising and Editing Your Proposal
MicroGenre: The Pitch
"Elevator Pitch: graFighters
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"For True Reform, Athletic Scholarships Must Go
"From Degrading to De-Grading
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Reports
Overview
One Student's Work: "Gender Stereotypes and Toys: Is it Nature or Nurture?
Inventing Your Report's Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Report
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Report
Revising and Editing Your Report
MicroGenre: The Explainer
*"Planking: What is it and Why it is Popular"
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"How Many Zombies Do You Know? Using Indirect Survey Methods to Measure Alien Attacks and Outbreaks of the Undead
American Psychological Association (APA), "Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls."
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Research Papers
Overview
One Student's Work: "Lives Not Worth the Money?
Inventing Your Research Paper's Content
Organizing and Drafting Your Research Paper
Choosing an Appropriate Style
Designing Your Research Paper
Revising and Editing Your Research Paper
MicroGenre: The Annotated Bibliography
"Annotated Bibliography: The Fog of Revolution
Quick Start Guide
Readings
"Nervous Nellies
"Serial Murder: A Forensic Psychiatric Perspective
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This, Exploring Other Microgenres
Developing A Writing Process
Inventing Ideas and Pre-Writing
Pre-Writing
Using Heuristics
Exploratory Writing
Taking Time to Invent and Prewrite
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Organizing and Drafting
Using Genres to Organize Your Ideas
Sketching an Outline
Drafting Through Writer's Block
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Choosing A Style
Writing in Plain Style
Establishing Your Voice
Writing Descriptively with Tropes
Improving Your Writing Style
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Designing
Before You Begin Designing
Five Basic Principles of Design
Design Principle 1
Alignment
Grouping
Consistency
Contrast
Using Photography and Images
Using Graphs and Charts
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Revising and Editing
Global Revision
Substantive Editing
Copyediting
Proofreading
Peer Review: Asking For Advice
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Strategies for Shaping Ideas
Drafting Introductions and Conclusions
Drafting Introductions
Drafting Conclusions
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Developing Paragraphs and Sections
Creating a Basic Paragraph
Getting Paragraphs to Flow (Cohesion)
Organizing a Section
Using Sections and Paragraphs Together
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Using Basic Rhetorical Patterns
Narrative
Description
Definition
Classification
Cause and Effect
Comparison and Contrast
Combining Rhetorical Patterns
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Using Argumentative Strategies
What is Arguable?
Using Reason, Authority, and Emotion
Avoiding Logical Fallacies
Rebuttals and Refutations
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Working Collaboratively with Other Writers
Working with a Group of Other Writers
Working with a Team
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Doing Research
Starting Research
Starting Your Research Process
Doing Start-Up Research
Assessing a Source's Reliability
Managing Your Research Process
Following and Modifying Your Research Plan
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Finding Sources and Collecting Information
Using Primary and Secondary Sources
Finding Electronic and Online Sources
Finding Print Sources
Using Empirical Sources
Developing an Annotated Bibliography
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Citing Sources
Common Knowledge: What You Don't Need to Cite
Paraphrasing and Summarizes Sources
Framing Quotes, Paraphrases, and Summaries
Avoiding Plagiarism
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Using MLA Style
Parenthetical Citations
Preparing the List of Works Cited
Citing Sources in the List of Works Cited
A Student's MLA Research Paper: "A Whole New World: A Background on the Life of the Freshwater Shark
Using APA Style
Parenthetical Citations
Preparing the List of References
Citing Sources in the List of References
A Student's APA Research Paper: "Assortative Mating and Income Inequality
Getting Your Ideas Out There
Using the Internet
Is This Writing?
Creating a Social Networking Site
Starting Your Own Blog
Writing Articles for Wikis
Putting Videos and Podcasts on the Internet
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Creating A Portfolio
Two Basic Kinds of Portfolios
Getting Started on Your Portfolio
Step One: Collecting Your Work
Step Two: Selecting the Appropriate Artifacts
Step Three: Reflecting on Your Work
Step Four: Presenting Your Materials
Creating an E-Portfolio
Keeping Your Portfolio Up to Date
Creating a Starter Resume
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Succeeding on Essay Exams
Preparing for an Essay Exam
Starting Your Essay Exam
Answering an Essay Exam Question
Finishing Your Essay Exam
One Student's Essay Exam
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Presenting Your Work
Getting Started
Organizing Your Presentation's Content
Designing Your Visual Aids
Delivering Your Presentation
Practicing and Rehearsing
Quick Start Guide
Talk About This, Try This Out, Write This
Anthology of Readings
Memoirs
"The Way to Rainy Mountain
"The College Hazing That Changed My Life
"Growing Up Hard
"The Good Immigrant Student
Profiles
"David Grohl and the Foo Fighters
"Prudencia
"Bodies in Motion and at Rest
Two Profiles of Griffith Park:
City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, General Information for Griffith Park
"Welcome to the Jungle
Reviews
"Harry Potter's Girl Trouble.
"Why We Crave Horror Movies
"'Hawaii Five-O': This is What Hit TV Looks Like
"'Left Behind,' a Virtual Battle for the Souls of Unbelievers
Literary Analyses
Kate Chopin
"The Story of an Hour" [short story]
"Chopin's 'The Story of an Hour'
Robert Frost
"Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" [poem]
"An Overview of 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'
"Touched by a Vampire
Rhetorical Analyses
"Homer Simpson's Figures of Speech
"Sleuthing Patriotic Slogans
"Shooting from the Hip, With a Smile to Boot
"Discovering the Truth: The Operation of Ethos in Anti-Smoking Advertising
Commentaries
"A Gay Man's Case Against Gay Marriage
"Female Chauvinist Pigs
"Why Suing College Students for Illegal Music Downloading is Right
"Challenging Veteran Stereotypes
Arguments
"A More Perfect Union
"Reconsidering Match.com's Sex Offender Ban
"The Dangers of the Drinking Age
"The Making of a Divorce Culture
Proposals
"Diet for a Warm Planet
"Who Pays for My Time Off?
"A Modest Proposal
"With 7 Billion on Earth, a Huge Task Before Us
Reports
SAMHSA, "Underage Alcohol Use Among Full-Time College Students"
"7 Days on Craigslist's Casual Encounters
"Freshman Fifteen: Fact or Fiction?
"More Than Just a Pretty Face
Research Papers
"The Public Overwhelmingly Wants It: Why Is Taxing the Rich So Hard?
"Rapture Ready: The Science of Self Delusion
"Insufficient Design
"Charles Darwin's Paradigm Shift
Handbook
Credits
Index

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