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Language of Composition Reading, Writing, Rhetoric

ISBN-10: 0312676506
ISBN-13: 9780312676506
Edition: 2nd
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List price: $93.99
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 8/6/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1060
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

The Language of Compositionis the first textbook built from the ground up to help students succeed in the AP English Language course. Written by a team of experts with experience in both high school and college, this text focuses on teaching students the skills they need to read, write, and think at the college level. With practical advice and an extensive selection of readings —  including essays, poetry, fiction, and visual texts —The Language of Compositionhelps students develop the key skills they must master to pass the course, to succeed on the AP Exam, and to prepare for a successful college career. Revised based on feedback from teachers across the country, the second edition promises to be an even better resource for the AP Language classroom.

An Introduction to Rhetoric
The Rhetorical Situation
Appeals to Ethos, Logos, and Pathos
Rhetorical Analysis of Visual Texts
Determining Effective and Ineffective Rhetoric
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms
Close Reading
Analyzing Style
Talking with the Text
Writing a Close Analysis Essay
Close Reading a Visual Text
Glossary of Style Elements
Analyzing Arguments
Staking a Claim
Presenting Evidence
Analyzing Visual Arguments
Shaping Arguments
Glossary of Argument Terms and Logical
Fallacies
Synthesizing Sources
Using Sources to Inform an Argument
Using Sources to Appeal to an Audience
Conversation: Mandatory Community Service
Writing a Synthesis Essay
Conversation: The Dumbest Generation?
Education
Do our schools serve the goals of a true education?
Central Essay
Francine Prose, I Know Why the Caged Bird
Cannot Read
Classic Essay
Ralph Waldo Emerson, from Education
Other Voices
A Talk to Teachers
School
Superman and Me
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Best in Class
On Life and Work
Story
Eleven
Visual
The Spirit of Education
*Visual
What I Learned
Conversation: The American High School
from The Report of the Mass. Board of Education
The Liberal Arts in an Age of Info-Glut
Let Teen-Agers Try Adulthood
Two Scoreboards (cartoon)
Stop the Madness
U.S. Math Performance in Global Perspective (tables)
Shanghai Schools' Approach Pushes Students to Top of Tests
Student Writing
Argument: Using Personal Experience as Evidence
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Appositives
Suggestions for Writing
Community
Central Essay
Letter from Birmingham Jail (with public statement)
Classic Essay
Where I Lived, and What I Lived for
Other Voices
The Family That Stretches (Together)
Commencement Speech
Walking the Path between Worlds
Health and Happiness
Home at Last
Facebook Friendonomics
Small Change
Poem
Child of the Americas
*Paired Visuals
Freedom from Want
The Last Thanksgiving
*Visual
The Black Experience Is Everywhere
Conversation: The Individual's Responsibility to the Community
from The Gospel of Wealth
The Happy Life
Lifeboat Ethics
The Singer Solution to World Poverty
World Economic Forum (cartoon)
Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and the Billionaire Challenge
Negative Reaction to Charity Campaign
Student Writing
Synthesis: Incorporating Sources into a Revision
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Parallel Structures
Suggestions for Writing
Economics
Central Essay
from Serving in Florida
Classic Essay
A Modest Proposal
Other Voices
from The Roots of Honor
from The Atlanta Exposition Address
Dumpster Diving
In the Strawberry Fields
What the Bagel Man Saw
The Case for Working with Your Hands
How to Restore the American Dream
*Poem
To Be of Use
Visual
The Great GAPsby Society
*Visual
A "Handy" Guide to the Housing Market
Conversation: Materialism in American Culture
from Economy
from Consumer Behavior and the Dependence Effect
Shopping and Other Spiritual Adventures in America Today
Waste
from The New Politics of Consumption
Shop Happy
In Praise of Chain Stores
Forbes Price Index of Luxury Goods (table)
Student Writing
Close Reading: Analyzing Style in a Prose Passage
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Short Simple Sentences and Fragments
Suggestions for Writing
Gender
Central Essay
Women's Brains
Classic Essay
Professions for Women
Other Voices
The Speech of Polly Baker
Letters
I Want a Wife
Just Walk on By
There Is No Unmarked Woman
Are Women Really More Talkative Than Men?
Poem
Barbie Doll
*Paired Visuals
Chancellor Seguier at the Entry of Louis XIV into Paris
The Chancellor Seguier on Horseback
Conversation: Defining Masculinity
Marlboro Man (photo)
Being a Man
About Men
Putting down the Gun
Why Johnny Won't Read
Mind over Muscle
Student Writing: Argument
Supporting an Assertion
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Pronouns
Suggestions for Writing
Sports
Central Essay
Silent Season of a Hero
*Classic Essay
The Four Horsemen
Other Voices
The Proper Place for Sports
The Cruelest Sport
A Spectator's Notebook
Barbaro, The Heart in the Winner's Circle
Offensive Play
Why I Love My Job
The Great Game
Poem
Ex-Basketball Player
*Visual
New York World, The 12th Man in Any Football Game
*Visual
Sports Illustrated, Yes! (cover)
Conversation: Paying College Athletes
I'm glad we won... (cartoon)
Pay Dirt
Serfs of the Turf
My Priceless Opportunity
As Colleges' Greed Grows, So Does the Hypocrisy
Despite Criticism, NCAA Takes a Firm Stance on Professionalism
*NCAA, Why Students Aren't Paid to Play
Student Writing
Rhetorical Analysis: Comparison and Contrast
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Precise, Direct, and Active Verbs
Suggestions for Writing
Language
Central Essay
Mother Tongue
Classic Essay
Politics and the English Language
Other Voices
Slang in America
How to Tame a Wild Tongue
Always Living in Spanish
The 'F Word'
In Plain English
Words Don't Mean What They Mean
Poems
For Mohammed Zeid of Gaza, Age 15 & Why I Could Not Accept Your Invitation
*Visual
U.S. Census, Language Use in the U.S.
*Visual
The Effects of Bilingualism
Conversation: Politics and the English Language
*Institute for Propaganda Analysis, How to Detect Propaganda
The Word Police
Skinning Cats, Nonviolently (table)
NCAA Native American Mascots (cartoon)
The -ism Schism
The War of Words: A Dispatch from the Front Lines (with letters to the editor)
from Words that Work
Student Writing
Personal Essay: Reflecting on "Different Englishes"
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Coordination in the Compound Sentence
Suggestions for Writing
Popular Culture
*Central Essay
Hip Hop Planet
Classic Essay
Corn-pone Opinions
Other Voices
Show and Tell (graphic essay)
High-School Confidential
An Image a Little Too Carefully Coordinated
Watching TV Makes You Smarter
Celebrity Bodies
My Zombie, Myself
Poem
Emily Dickinson and Elvis Presley in Heaven
Visual
The Innocent Eye Test
*Visual
Myths
Conversation: Exporting American Pop Culture
The Revolution Is U.S.
Besieged by 'Friends'
Who's Dominating Whom?
from The Case for Contamination
The Perils of Soft Power
The U.S. Can Reclaim Smart Power
Slovakian Fan at World Cup (photos)
Student Writing
Rhetorical Analysis: Analyzing Satire
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Modifiers
Suggestions for Writing
Environment
Central Essay
Silent Spring
Classic Essay
from Nature
Other Voices
The Land Ethic
Natural Man
The Solution
The Clan of One-Breasted Women
Save the Whales, Screw the Shrimp
from The Future of Life
*Poem
Inversnaid
Visual
Shell, Cloud the Issue or Clear the Air
*Visual
HSBC, Windmills
Conversation: Sustainable Eating
Hungry Planet (photo essay)
A Naturalist in the Supermarket
The Locavore Myth
The American Table and the Global Table
Carnivore's Dilemma
A Good Food Manifesto for America
Farm to Table
from Test-Tube Burgers
Student Writing
Visual Analysis: Analyzing a Photo Essay
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Cumulative, Periodic, and Inverted Sentences
Suggestions for Writing
Politics
Central Essay
On Seeing England for the First Time
Classic Essay
On the Duty of Civil Disobedience
Other Voices
The Gettysburg Address
Thoughts on Peace During an Air Raid
from The Destruction of Culture
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
The Apology
The Veil
Story
On the Rainy River
*Visual
Amusing Ourselves to Death
Conversation: Colonialism
Letter to King Ferdinand
Letter to Taino Indians
Defense of Native American Religion
Shooting an Elephant
The Empire Fights Back
Concerning Violence
National Park Service, Christiansted (brochure)
In Which the Ancient History I Learn Is Not My Own (poem)
Student Writing
Synthesis: Using Sources to Support an Argument
Grammar as Rhetoric and Style
Subordination in the Complex Sentence
Suggestions for Writing

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