Words on Paper Essays on American Culture for College Writers

ISBN-10: 0205558739
ISBN-13: 9780205558735
Edition: 2009
List price: $71.20
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Description: Words on Paper will help you become a better reader, writer, and researcher. The authors combine highly engaging essays from essayists of varied and diverse backgrounds with solid writing instruction and continuing reinforcement of the  More...

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Book details

List price: $71.20
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 7/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Words on Paper will help you become a better reader, writer, and researcher. The authors combine highly engaging essays from essayists of varied and diverse backgrounds with solid writing instruction and continuing reinforcement of the reading-writing connection to strengthen writing. The essays, selected to reflect the mosaic of American culture and excite and encourage readers into sharing their experience and opinions in writing, were written about topics important to today's students: self-examination, family, people and places, society, the environment, popular culture, and more. Book jacket.

Rhetorical Contents
To the Student
Introduction
The Process of Good Writing
Invention
Writing
Revision
Other Elements of Good Writing
Putting It All Together
Avoiding Plagiarism
Reading to Write
Be an Active Reader
Read to Understand
Expand Your Vocabulary through Reading
College Reading Strategies
Mechanics and Grammar: Correction Symbols
Self-Examination
Ewa Zadrynska, "A Bracelet, an Odd Earring, Cracked Teacups"
Langston Hughes, "Salvation"
Caroline Hwang, "The Good Daughter"
Deborah Work, "What's in a Name?"
Jennifer Crispin, "No Place like Home"
Writing Suggestions
In-Sight
Peer Critique
Mechanics and Grammar: The Parts of Speech
Family
Amy Tan, "Two Kinds"
Jamaica Kincaid, "Girl"
Craig Swanson, "The Turning Point"
Michael Dorris, "Father's Day"
Bonnie Smith-Yackel, "My Mother Never Worked"
Writing Suggestions
In-Sight
Peer Critique
Mechanics and Grammar: Verbs
People and Places
Marc Santora, "Burgers for the Health Professional"
Shirley Geok-lin Lim, "Pomegranates and English Education"
Richard Wright, "Black Boy"
Serena Nanda, "Arranging a Marriage in India"
Denise Gonsales, "I'm Afraid to Look, Afraid to Turn Away"
Writing Suggestions
In-Sight
Peer Critique
Mechanics and Grammar: Commonly Confused Words
Heroes
Leslie Kaufman, 'Just a Normal Girl'
Italo Calvino, "The Canary Prince"
Natalie Angier, "On Altruism, Heroism, and Evolution's Gifts"
Josh Tyrangiel, "Andy Was Right"
Irma Sonnenberg Menkel, "I Saw Anne Frank Die"
Writing Suggestions
In-Sight
Peer Critique
Mechanics and Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement
Popular Culture
Andrew Sullivan, "The 'M Word': Why It Matters to Me"
Lola Ogunnaike, "'Yours Truly' the E-Variations"
Deborah Netburn, "Young, Carefree and Hooked on Sunlamps"
Marie Winn Miller, "Family Life"
Katha Pollitt, "Why Boys Don't Play with Dolls"
Stephanie Ericsson, "The Ways We Lie"
Writing Suggestions
In-Sight
Peer Critique
Mechanics and Grammar: Spelling
The Great Outdoors
William Blake, "The Tyger"
Rafe Martin, "The Brave Little Parrot"
Jerry Adler, "Vanity, Thy Name Is ..."
Robert Frost, "The Road Not Taken"
Jeanie French, "To Everything There Is a Season"
Ian Frazier, "Trust Me. In These Parts, Hot Dogs Actually Repel Bears"
Writing Suggestions
In-Sight
Peer Critique
Mechanics and Grammar: The Mysterious Comma and Semicolon
Issues and Controversies
Barbara Mujica, "No Comprendo"
Thomas Jefferson, "The Declaration of Independence"
Patricia Dalton, "Have Today's Schools Failed Male Students?"
Margaret Atwood, "The Female Body"
Linda M. Hasselstrom, "Why One Peaceful Woman Carries a Pistol"
Writing Suggestions
In-Sight
Peer Critique
Mechanics and Style: Using and Acknowledging Sources
Kerri Mertz, "Wayward Cells"
Documentation in the Humanities: Mla Style
A Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism
Index

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