World of Writing A Guide

ISBN-10: 0205723993
ISBN-13: 9780205723997
Edition: 2011 (Revised)
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List price: $57.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 12/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 704
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.936
Language: English

The World of Writing is an aims-based writing guide with an emphasis on language and culture that encourages today's diverse students to write for tomorrow's increasingly globalized workplaces and communities.

Thematic Contents
Preface
Supplements
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Expanding Literacies
Words and the World
Words and the World
What Is a Language?
Language and Identity
Language Change
"Changing Names in a Changing World" by David Mould
Multilingualism
Speaking and Writing
Writing Systems
Cultural Patterns of Writing
Ownership of Written Language
Learning to Write a Second Language
Accented Writing
What Affects Your Writing Development?
Writing Assignment
Rhetorical Situations
Rhetorical Situations
Writing Customs
"Speech on Release from Prison, 1990" by Nelson Mandela
"Final Score: Future 1, Past 0" by A. O. Scott
Writing Assignment
Writing Process
Discovering Ideas
Drafting to Explore Ideas
Revising to Improve Content
Editing for Correctness
One Student's Work
"American Sign Language" by Shepherd Smith (student essay)
Writing Assignment
Reading
Purposes for Reading
The Context of Reading
Critical Reading
Strategies for Critical Reading
Writing Summaries
"Reading in a Foreign Language" by Scott Esposito
Improving Vocabulary
Writing Assignment
From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass
Expanding Influence
Exploring an Event
Writing to Explore an Event
Model Explorations of Events
"The Rules of the Sport" by Adam Gopnik
"Road Trip" by Sandeep Jauhar
"When Life Gives you Potstickers Instead of Wontons, Sharply Verbalize your Bitterness Until It Fixes Itself" by Sally Mao
Writing Assignment
Your Exploration
One Student's Exploration of an Event
"Africa through the African Eye" by Omotaya Olabumuyi (student essay)
Additional Readings
"An Immigrant Learns Two New Languages" by Eric Hoover
"Two Languages in Mind, but Just One in Heart" by Louise Erdrich
Making an Observation
Writing to Make an Observation
Model Observations
"Loving Hip-Hop in Morocco" by Nikki Reyna
"Painting Came to My Rescue in a Most Trying Time" by Emily Yoffe
From In the Shadow of Man by Jane Goodall
Writing Assignment
Your Observation
One Student's Observation
"From Anchor to Viewer" by Susana Cruz (student essay)
Additional Readings
"Stranded in Paradise" by Mary Kay Magistad
"Troubled Teens" by Dawn Stover
Explaining a Concept
Writing to Explain a Concept
Model Explanations of Concepts
"The 'trophy Kids' Go to Work" by Ron Alsop
"How Farmers Are Going to Save Civilization" by Jenn Hardy
"The Avatar Age" by Karrie Jacobs
Writing Assignment
Your Explanation of a Concept
One Student's Explanation of a Concept
"Wanderlust: the Great American Trait" by Angela D'Onofrio
(student essay)
Additional Readings
"How to Fall 35,000 Feet and Survive" by Dan Koeppel
"When Employers Make Room for Work-Life Balance"
By Jennifer Ludden
Investigating a Cause
Writing to Investigate a Cause
Model Investigations
"My Freshman Year: Worldliness and Worldview" by Rebekah Nathan
"Miles to Go: Why Automakers Don't Sell a Car That Gets 50mpg" by Keith Naughton
"Immigration and U.S. History" by Hasia Diner
Writing Assignment
Your Investigation of a Cause
One Student's Investigation of a Cause
"Measure Muslims on their Merits" by Erik Vasquez (student essay)
Additional Readings
"The Truth About Change" by Walt Wolfram
"What's New? the Effect of Hip-Hop Culture on Everyday English" by Emmett
G Price III
Evaluating an Experience
Writing to Evaluate an Experience
Model Evaluations of Experiences
"Cinematic Riches in Millionaire" by Ty Burr
"Second Life: Is There Any There There?" by Gary Anthes
"Start Your Engines: Remote Possibilities" by Steve Campbell
Writing Assignment
Your Evaluation of an Experience
Student Group's Evaluation of an Experience
"Breaking Down the Barriers: Evaluating the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) Response during Hurricane Katrina" by Laura Mendez
Christina Munoz, Rosa Orozco, Stella Owens (student group paper)
Additional Readings
"When the Media Is the Disaster" by Rebecca Solnit
"Why I Still Watch Lost" by Bao Phi
Arguing a Position
Writing to Argue a Position
Model Arguments That Take Positions
"Why Greens Must Learn to Love Nuclear Power" by Mark Lynas
"You Have No Friends" by Farhad Manjoo
"Health Is a Human Right" by Paul Farmer
Writing Assignment
Your Argument of a Position
One Student's Argument
"Language Discrimination: A Common Theme in Education and the Work Place" by Priscilla Duran (student essay)
Additional Readings
"CCCC Guideline on the National Language Policy" by Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC)
"Why the U.S. Needs an Official Language" by Mauro E. Mujica
Solving a Problem
Writing to Solve Problems
Model Solutions
"Remarks by the President to the Ghanaian Parliament" by Barack Obama
"America Must Rethink Its Attitude about Teenage Drinking" by Robert Rowley
"Asylum and Acceptance: Seeking Peace in Charlottesville, Virginia" by Michael Keller
Writing Assignment
Your Solution to a Problem
One Student's Solution to a Problem
"Misogyny in Hip Hop and Rap" by Daniele Arat (student essay)
Additional Readings
"Lose 300 Million Tons of CO2 in Just Three Weeks!" by Kate Sheppard
"Attention Whole Foods Shoppers" by Robert Paarlberg
Advocating for Change
Writing to Advocate for Change
Model Advocacies for Change
"Education: It's Not Just about the Boys. Get Girls into School" by Jonathan Alter
"Reviewing Applicants: Research on Bias and Assumptions" by Women in Science & Engineering Leadership Institute (WISELI)
"PARK(ing) Day: Rethinking Urban Infrastructure Around the World" by Collin Dunn
Writing Assignment
Your Advocacy for Change
One Student's Advocacy for Change
"Childhood Obesity" by Theresa Cast (student essay)
Additional Readings
"The Church of Please and Thank You" by Julie Traves
"Blue Collar Brilliance" by Mike Rose
Expanding Writing Strategies
Writing Patterns
Writing Patterns to Develop Ideas
Writing Assignment
Visual Design
Read and Write about Visual Design
Principles of Good Visual Design
Page Design
Add Visuals
Presentations
Writing Assignment
Writing in the Workplace
Business Letter
Rÿsumÿ
Application Letter
Memorandum
Email
Writing Assignment
Writing Essay Exams
Preparing for an Essay Exam
Taking the Essay Exam
"Dia de los Muertos" by Ivy Walker (student exam essay)
Writing Assignment
Creating Portfolios
Select Materials
Revise and Edit Your Portfolio
Present Your Portfolio
Writing Assignment
Expanding Research
Conducting Field Research
Ethical Issues in Field Research
Types of Field Research
Writing Assignment
Using Sources
Defining Plagiarism in the Global Community
Developing a Research Plan
Evaluating Your Sources
Finding Sources
Using Sources in Your Writing
Writing Assignment
Documentation Styles
Overview of Documentations Styles
MLA Documentation
One Student's MLA-Style Paper
"Speaking through Stories: Fairytale Monsters and Their Stories" by Najwa al-Tabaa (student essay)
APA Documentation
One Student's APA-Style Paper
"Textese: the Effects of Text Messaging on English and the Debate Surrounding It" by Randi Bossie (student essay)
Handbook
Elements of English Sentences
Sentence Structure
Nouns and Pronouns
Adjectives and Adverbs
Verbs
Phrases and Clauses
Prepositions, Interjections
Types of Sentences
Correcting Sentence Errors
Fragments
Run-on (Fused) Sentences and Comma Splices
Mixed Structure and Mismatched Predicates
Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers
Active and Passive Voice
Subject-Verb Agreement
Verb Tense
Nominals and the Verb To Be
Pronoun Agreement and Pronoun Reference
Faulty Parallelism
Punctuation, Spelling, and Mechanics
Commas
Semicolons
Colons
End Punctuation
Apostrophes
Hyphens and Dashes
Capitals and Numbers
Numbers
Quotation Marks and Ellipsis Points
Parentheses and Brackets
Italics and Underlines
Abbreviations
Spelling and Homonyms
Wordiness
Colloquial Language and Slang
Jargon and Pretentious Language
Denotation, Connotation
Sexist Language
Vague, Abstract Words and Concrete Language
Building Vocabulary
Clichÿs
Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions
Editing and Proofreading
The Importance of Proofreading and Editing
Tips for Proofreading and Editing
For Writers Who Need Extra Help with Grammar and Usage
Editing Symbols
Proofreading Marks
Proofreading Checklist
Credits
Index

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