Writer's Response A Reading-Based Approach to Writing

ISBN-10: 0495906263
ISBN-13: 9780495906261
Edition: 5th 2012
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List price: $172.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Stephen McDonald has been teaching English since 1975. For seven years, 1977-1984, he worked as an adjunct instructor in San Diego County, teaching at three community colleges (San Diego Mesa College, Grossmont College, and Southwestern College). In 1984 he was hired as a full-time instructor at Palomar Community College in San Marcos, California. While at Palomar, he helped to design and subsequently chaired and administered the college's Writing-across-the-Curriculum program, also giving workshops to assist instructors from a variety of disciplines as they developed writing assignments and techniques that would work in their classrooms. He has served as Chair of the English Department at Palomar, as a member of the Faculty Senate, and as a participant on a variety of committees. He has also attended three Great Teachers Seminars hosted by Palomar College. In 1991 he was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, and in 2007 received the Palomar College Research Award for publications ranging from college textbooks to poetry. For the past two years he has served as Dean of Languages and Literature. In addition to THE WRITER'S RESPONSE, he is co-author with William Salomone of INSIDE WRITING: A WRITER'S WORKBOOK and IN BRIEF: A HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS. He has also published a chapbook of poetry titled WHERE THERE WAS NO PATTERN (Finishing Line Press, 2007) and many individual poems in a variety of literary journals.

William Salomone has a BA in English from Arizona State University and an MA in English from San Diego State U. From June, 1970 to June, 2005 he taught as an associate professor of English composition and literature at Palomar Community College at San Marcos, California, twice serving as chair of the English Department, several years on the Faculty Senate and one term as President of the Faculty. Along with Stephen McDonald, he published three English textbooks, beginning in 1986: INSIDE ENGLISH: A WRITER'S WORKBOOK, THE WRITER'S RESPONSE, and IN BRIEF, which is a handbook for developing writers.

Readings Listed by Rhetorical Mode
Preface
The Reading Writing Conversation
Writing with a Central Idea
The Writing Process
Prewriting, Writing, Prewriting
Prewriting: From Writer�s Block to Writing
Freewriting
Brainstorming
Clustering
Exploring Online
Readings
Live Each Moment for What It�s Worth
Without Emotion
A View from Mount Ritter
Prewriting: Choosing a Preliminary Topic Sentence or Thesis Statement
Finding the Topic
Finding the Central Idea
Forming the Preliminary Topic
Sentence or Thesis Statement
Placing the Topic Sentence or Thesis Statement
Prewriting: Preparing a Rough Outline
Grouping Related Points
Identifying Group Topics
Choosing a Tentative Organization
Writing: The First Draft
The Single Paragraph: A First Draft
The Brief Essay: A First Draft
Rewriting: Revising and Editing
Revising
The Single Paragraph: Revised Draft
The Brief Essay: Revised Draft
Exploring Online
Writing Assignments
Writing with a Central Idea
Evaluating Sample Papers
Student Model Checklist
Sample Student Papers
Paragraphs
Brief Essays
Sentence Combining: Embedding Adjectives, Adverbs, and Prepositional Phrases
The Embedding Process
Exploring Online
Reading for the Central Idea
Paragraphs and Topic Sentences
Paragraphs Without Topic Sentences
Essays and Thesis Statements
Three Passions I Have Lived For
Readings
Jailbreak Marriage
How to Stay Alive
Exploring Online
Participating Actively in the Writer�Reader Dialogue
Steps for Active Reading
Printed Noise
Readings
Ordinary People Produce Extraordinary Results
A Required Course in Beating the Freshman Blues
Charity Means You Don�t Pick and Choose
Writing Assignments
Writing with a Personal Response
Evaluating Sample Papers
Sentence Combining: Coordination
Using Coordinating Conjunctions
Using Semicolons
Exploring Online
Combining Parts of Sentences
Parallel Sentence Structure
Supporting the Central Idea
Brief Examples
Extended Examples
Statistics
Expert Opinion or Testimony
Combining Types of Support
Explaining the Significance of the Support
Exploring Online
Writing Introductions and Conclusions
The Introductory Paragraph
The Lead-In
The Concluding Paragraph
Readings
Male Fixations, Dave Barry
Fear of Heights: Teachers, Parents, and Students Are Wary of Achievement
Getting to Know about You and Me, Chana Schoenberger
Attention Shoppers: Your Dreams in Aisle 3
Writing Assignments
Evaluating Sample Papers
Sentence Combining: Using Subordination
Subordinating Conjunctions and Relative Pronouns
Punctuating Subordinate Clauses
Exploring Online
Unity and Coherence
Unity
Coherence
Improving Coherence
Exploring Online
Improving Unity and Coherence with Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences
Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences
Sample Student Essay
Readings
Most Freshman Say Religion Guides Them"
A Generation of Bigots Comes of Age
Colorblind
Video Games Can Be Helpful to College Students
Writing Assignments
Evaluating Sample Papers
Sentence Combining: Verbal Phrases
Present and Past Participles
Present and Past Participial Phrases
Infinitive Phrases
Using Verbal Phrases
Avoiding Dangling Modifiers
Exploring Online
Writing about Reading
Summarizing and Responding to Reading
Writing a Brief Summary
Reading
The Decline of Neatness, Norman Cousins
A Sample Brief Summary
Writing Paraphrases and Quotations
Exploring Online
Writing an Extended Summary
A Sample Extended Summary
Writing a Summary-Response Essay
A Sample Summary-Response Essay
Readings
The Bachelor: Silly, Sexist, and, to Many, Irresistible
For Better, For Worse: Marriage Means Something Different
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