Community Matters A Reader for Writers

ISBN-10: 0321207831

ISBN-13: 9780321207838

Edition: 2nd 2005 (Revised)

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Description: sHORT RETAIL DESCRIPTION: Community Matters is a reader/rhetoric that encourages students to think critically about the social, political, and philosophical meanings and importance of community while helping them to build a writer's community within their classroom. Reading selections and writing assignments throughout the book encourage students to consider the local, national, and global communities in which they live, and to respond to and participate in these communities through writing Focuses on the political, cultural, and social meanings of “community” and on many examples of local and national community action. Both the selections and the writing apparatus in the book support this community focus

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Book details

List price: $95.80
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/12/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Reading
Reading Actively
Reading As a Process
Prereading Stage
Skimming
Study Stage
Reflective Response Stage
Study Stage
Example: Annotation of "Digital Divide by" Jason Loomis
Reading Images
Writing
Purpose
Audience
Building Your Self-Confidence as a Writer
Writing As a Process
Prewriting Strategies
Drafting
Revising
Editing for Style
The Class As a Writing Community
Writing Strategies
Description
Narration
Example
Process Analysis
Definition
Comparison and Contrast
Classification
Cause and Effect
Annotated Examples
"Mixed-Up" by Susan Voyticky
"Hats Off to Helpers!" by Heidi Metzler
Argument
"Volunteering" by Hazel Clarke
"Bread, Salt, and Heart Brochure" by International Rescue Committee
Research Writing
Guidelines for Writing a Research Paper
Choose a General Subject
Begin a Research Notebook
Compile a Working Bibliography
Research Your Topic Thoroughly
Field Research: Interviews and Case Histories
"Bachan's Story" by Donald Matsuda
Web Research
Searching the Web
Evaluating Your Resources
Taking Notes on Your Sources
Paraphrasing
Summarizing
Quotations
Avoiding Plagiarism
Developing a Working Thesis
Developing an Outline
Writing a First Draft
Sharing Your First Draft
Preparing Your Final Draft
"Affirmative Action: Perspectives from a Model Minority" by Jill Ho
"www.AIDSQuilt.org" by The Names Project
Works Cited
Writing About the Community: Resources
Guide to Worksheets
Example Community Writing Projects
Example: "The Baylands Marsh Restoration Project" by Anh Bui
Example: "Davidson Unified Methodist Church ... A History" by Angela Fisher, Josh Jones, and Emily Muceus"
Example: "New Jobs Commission Is Bad News for Adult Education in Michigan" by Joan Cripe and Lindsay Ferlin
A Sense of Place
Introduction
Impressions
My Grandmother's House
The Monkey Garden
Grand Central Terminal
The Way to Rainy Mountain
Shared Experiences
Mending Wall
A Moral Place
The Invisible Riot
The Clan of One-Breasted Women
Shaping the Community
The Other Side of the Wires
The Wisdom that Builds Community
The Social and Public Arts Resource Center
River of Words
Family
Introduction
Reflections On Traditions
No Name Woman
A Family Legacy
My Father's Funeral
Nani
Complexities of Family Life
I Stand Here Ironing
The Legacy of Divorce
A Parents' Bill of Rights
Shaping Solutions
Soul Sisters
Kathmandu
How to "YA/YA" in Your Neighborhood
A Vision of the Quilt
Names Project
AIDS Quilt--Letter 1
AIDS Quilt--Letter 2
AIDS Quilt--Letter 3
Education
Introduction
Experiences and Expectations
Ordinary Resurrections
The First Day
Postcards from the Edge
School Daze
Challenges and Strategies
Educating a Democracy
Multiple Intelligences
Digital Divide
A Different Mirror
Learning Through Collaboration
The Community Child
Jazz Gives Teens New Footing
Tales from the Bright Side: Miami-Dade Community College
Cross-Cultural Collaborations
Culture
Introduction
Myths and Symbols
The Olympic Games
A Glimpse of the Void
Playing the Race Card
Evita
Skeleton Woman in Seattle
Issues of Identity
Viet-Kieu
Virtual Tibet
We Are What We Eat
The Khan Men of Agra
Community Expressions
Culture Of, By and For the People
Write This Down
"Coming Home to Manilatown": Resurrecting the International Hotel
The Great Jazz Day
Work
Introduction
Experience and Reflection
Shooting an Elephant
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Writing Matters
Jorge the Church Janitor Finally Quits
Analysis and Change
BoBo Capitalism
Walking Out on the Boys
Getting Close to the Machine
Working in Partnership With the Community
Deciding Your Own Destiny: Artist for Humanity, Boston, Massachusetts
Youth Industry
Philanthropy In Silicon Valley
Bread, Salt and Heart
Spirituality
Introduction
In Daily Life
London
The Heartland
Spirituality: Divine Love
Healing
Rituals
The Ninepatch and the Faceless Dolls
Chicken Soup
The New Testament
Paula
Inspirations
When the Shift Was Over
Belonging
Total Eclipse
The One-Thousand Paper Cranes Casebook
Credits
Index
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