Reflect, Inform, Persuade College Writing Today

ISBN-10: 0321198980
ISBN-13: 9780321198983
Edition: 2010
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List price: $50.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 11/29/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

'Reflect, Inform, Persuade' examines the purposes for writing while demonstrating the varying processes writers employ to reach an end.

Preface
Acknowledgments
The Writing Process
The Writing Process
Introduction
The Writing Process-A Holistic View
The Writing Process-A Deconstructed View
What I Learned
Applying What I Learned
Invention/Prewriting Strategies
Introduction
Strategies
Free Writing/Power Writing
Clustering
Brainstorming
Journalistic Questions
Research
Interviewing
Do We Write Now?
Free Writing/Power Writing
Clustering
Brainstorming
Journalistic Questions
Research
What I Learned
Applying What I Learned
Working with What I Learned
Pre-Drafting: Elements to Consider
Introduction
Purpose, Mode, and Genre
To Entertain
To Reflect/Express-Genres
Journals
Personal Narrative
From "Mama Sarah"
Fortuna Benudiz Ippoliti
To Inform-Modes
Descriptive Writing
Liquid PLUMR Gel (advertisement)
Comparison and Contrast
Cause and Effect
From "Find Yourself Packing It On?
Blame Friends"
Gina Kolata
Exemplification
Definition
Division and Classification
Process Analysis
Ghirardelli(tm) Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes (advertisement)
Research, Exposition, Summary, Analysis
To Inform-Genres
Research
Process Analysis
Movie Review
From "Hogwarts Under Siege"
Purpose-Persuade
From "Find Yourself Packing It On? Blame Friends"
Personal Narrative
From "The Heart of the City"
Advertisements
The Starfish Story
Audience
Tone
What I Learned
Applying What I Learned
Working with What I Learned
Drafting the Academic Informative Essay
Introduction
Building the Essay
Step One-Invention
Step Two-The Thesis
Step Three-The Introduction
Step Four-The Body Paragraphs
Step Five-Transitions
Step Six-The Conclusion
Step Seven-The Sources
Step Eight-The Complete First Draft
Allison's Fury
What I Learned
Applying What I Learned
Working with What I Learned
Peer Review and Revision
Introduction
The Reading-Writing Connection
Expectations
The Editing Process
Editing for Purpose
Editing for Audience
Commentary
The Rubric for Structure, Organization, and Development
Commentary
Revision
How to Use Your Review
Editing for Audience
Commentary
Completing Your Revisions
What I Learned
Applying What I Learned
Working with What I Learned
Editing and Formatting
Introduction
Grammar Phobia
The Mechanics Profile
Formatting MLA Style
What I Learned
Applying What I Learned
Working with What I Learned
Genre Construction
To Reflect and Express
Introduction
Journals
Personal Reflection Journals
A Marine at War-Journal Entry-Persian Gulf
War Narrativ
Pre-Reading and Reader Response Journals
Student Examples
Genre Construction
Letters
The Personal Letter
Making Peace with My Dad
Making Peace
With Myself
Mari Carmen Marin
The Formal Business Letter
The Letter of Application
Genre Construction
Autobiographical Narratives
The Closed Form Narrative
Waste, A County Fair Tale
Leilani Hall
The Open Form Narrative
The Cat Under the Bed: Growing Up
Survivor
Spatial or Chronological Organization
Genre Construction
Invention
Pre-Drafting
Drafting
Peer Editing
Editing for Purpose
Editing for Audience
Commentary
Rubric for Structure, Organization, and Development
Revision
Editing and Formatting
Memoir
From Memory of Walking
Genre Construction
To Inform
Introduction
The Multi-Mode Essay
Cultural Tyranny
Genre Construction
Editing for Purpose
Editing for Audience
The Rubric for Structure, Organization, and Development
Advertisements
Is This Where Your Teen Goes to Get High?
Newspaper and Magazine Articles
Newspaper Articles
War on Words Heats Up in
Immigration Debate
Magazine Articles
From "Sins of the Fathers"
From "In the Hot Seat"
Say 'Yes' to Volunteering
The Movie Review
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
(2007): Hogwarts Under Siege
Genre Construction
To Persuade and Convince
Introduction
What Is Argument?
Purpose
A Debatable Topic and Its Thesis
Evidence
Appeals
Refutation
Reading Argument
Suggestions for Reading Argument
Personal Argument
I Am a Housewife
The Traditional Formal Argument
Time to Lower the Drinking Age
A Second Reading
Preparing to Write about an Argument
Some Things Can Wait
Reading Other Argumentative Genres
The Op-Ed Piece
The Potterparazzi
Clear Up the Mixed Signals Asian Boys
Receive Here
The Editorial and Political Cartoons
Justice
Obesity
Clemens and Steroids
The Advertisement
Evaluating Genres
Writing Argument
Introduction
The Argument
The Topic-Invention
Pre-Drafting
Appeals and Structure
Logos
Rogerian Argument
Pathos
Ethos
Logical Fallacies
The Either/Or Fallacy, or the False Dilemma
The False Analogy
The Red Herring
The Bandwagon Fallacy
Generalizations
Hasty
Sweeping
Stereotype
Drafting
Peer Editing
Editing for Purpose
Editing for Audience
The Rubric for Structure, Organization, and Development
Commentary
Revision
Formatting and Editing
Revision Revisited
The Traditionally Constructed Argumentative Essay
Structure
The Writing Process Deferred
The Prompt for a 90-Minute Argumentative Essay Assignment
Stronger Standards for Admission
Evaluating Genres
Genre Construction
Readings about Personal Issues
Identity: How Do I Construct My Identity?
Introduction
Visual Literacy
Community College Street Festival (Photograph)
Paris Wedding (Photograph)
Traditions?
Pausing to Consider
Readings about College and Young Adult Identity
"Who Shall I Be?"
The Allure of a Fresh Start
My Deep Dark Secret?
I Miss My Family
The Classroom and the Wider Culture: Identity as a Key to
Learning English Composition
Readings about Social/Ethnic Identity
Over 40 and Unmarried
"Blaxicans" and Other Reinvented Americans
A Conversion Unveiled
Growing Up Asian in America
Reading about Gender and Sexual Identity
The Boy's Dream
Reflections on Identity
Reflecting to Write
Body Image and Health: How Do I Construct My Physical Being?
Introduction
Visual Literacy
Lost Identity, I (Photograph)
Guerneville 1980 (Photograph)
Asian Beauty (Photograph)
Surviving Beautifully (Photograph)
Pausing to Consider
Readings about the Male Body
Son of a Pretty Boy
Andrew Brininstool
Readings about Weight
The Radius of Beauty
Fat and Happy: In Defense Acceptance
Readings about Beauty
Miss America: More than a Beauty Queen?
Finding My Eye-dentity
Reflections on Body Image and Health
Reflecting to Write
Education and Work: How Do I Construct My Mind and My Career?
Introduction
Visual Literacy
Professional Business Cards
Real Estate Card
Veterinarian Card
Levi Strauss Blue Jeans (Advertisement)
Lipitor (Advertisement)
Pausing to Consider
Readings about Traditional Ways of Education
Forget the Fads-The Old Ways Work Best
I Didn't Want to Work that Hard: A Liberal
Arts Education
Readings about Different Perspectives in Work and Education
"Truth Is, I'm the Same Guy I Always Was"
Help! I'm a Mac Person in a PC World
Some Lessons from the Assembly Line
Nopalitos: The Making of Fiction
Letter to Friends
When Women Lead: Vera Wang, Fashion Designer
Reflections on Education and Work
Reflecting to Write
Trauma: How Do I Construct Trust?
Introduction
Visual Literacy
Little Hearts, Big Hurts (Poster)
Maybe It's Not Your Child Who Needs a Time-Out
You Won't Know If You Don't Ask
Sexual Assault
Strong & Silent or Ashamed & Alone?
Pausing to Consider
Readings about Authority Figures
Goodbye Rita Hayworth, Hello
Margarita Cansino
Linda Rader Overman
Scouts Molested, Again
Patrick Boyle and Elizabeth Marchak
Readings about the Aftermath
I Want Constantine's Murder to Die
Still Haunted by What Could Have Happened
How Would My Rape Shape My Kids' Lives?
Reflections on Trauma
Reflecting to Write
Relationships: How Do I Construct a Life with Others?
Introduction
Visual Literacy
Abuelita (Photograph)
How the West Is Woven (Advertisement)
The Oscar Party (Photograph)
The Red Hat Ladies (Photograph)
Pausing to Consider
Reading Selection about Marriage and Other Relationships
Making Room for Dad's New Girlfriend
Readings about Alternative Parenting
Stop Setting Alarms on My Biological Clock
If Our Son Is Happy, What Else Matters?
We Don't Have AIDS, But We Suffer, Too
Readings about Getting Along with Others
The Rewards of Living a Solitary Life
Becoming "Real" Men at Last
That's MS. to You, Bub
Changing My Name after Sixty Years
Showing What Is Possible
Reflecting on Relationships
Reflecting to Write
Closure: How Will Others Construct Me?
Introduction
Visual Literacy
Movies
Readings about the Media
When Harry Met Tony
No More Bikinis & Cowboys
Sexual Assault, Film at Eleven
Readings about Our Family and Friends
The Price of Being Americanized
You're Going to End Up Like Your Mother Anyway, So Get Over It
A Father on a Poster Board Just Won't Do
Readings about Health and Medicine
Find Yourself Packing It On? Blame Friends
Fat Comes in on Little Cat Feet
Blueprint for Life
Never Quite Male or Female, It's Her Decision Now
Readings about Education and Growing Up-At Any Age
Grades not Full Gauge of Talent
Boy Brains, Girl Brains
The Teacher Who Changed My Life
Student Evaluations
Veterans' Education Plans Aren't Easy to Gauge
Bringing Up Adultolescents
Readings about Society's Issues
My Name Is Margaret
Dropping the "One Drop" Rule
Readings about After I've Departed
The Champion Oak, Glennwood Cemetery (Photograph)
I'm Still Listening for My Father's Words
Daisies and Diaries: Death and Defining Self
My Daddy Was My Hero
A Lady by Any Standard
Mourning, Remembering, Celebrating Their Lives
The Paris Cemetery (Photograph)
Reflections on Closure
Reflecting to Write
Research
Writing the Research Paper
Introduction
What Is a Research Paper?
The Thesis
Evidence
Sources
Taking Notes
Academic Honesty
Writing the Paper
Using Quotations
Paraphrasing
·MLA Documentation and Sample Paper
Introduction
The Works Cited Page
Internal Documentation
Formatting the Works Cited Page
Using Internal Documentation
Sample Student Research Paper
Stay At Home Moms: The New Choice
Creating Controversy
Glossary of Composition Terms
Permissions
Index

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