Visions Across the Americas

ISBN-10: 1111350264
ISBN-13: 9781111350260
Edition: 8th 2013
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Book details

List price: $122.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/2/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.474
Language: English

What do John Steinbeck and Toni Morrison have in common? They're both among the great authors you'll encounter in VISIONS ACROSS THE AMERICAS: SHORT ESSAYS FOR COMPOSITION. This book presents 72 cross-cultural essays on such diverse themes as: Language and Culture; The Family; Americans and Immigrants; Racism, Sexism, Theism, and Ageism; Technology, Cyberspace, and the Cosmos; and Irony and Humor. Each chapter provides students with a blueprint for a specific type of essay, with pre- and post-reading questions and activities that reinforce an understanding of the rhetorical modes addressed in that chapter.

Preface
Annotated Rhetorical Table of Contents
Internet Connections
Thematic Table of Contents
Communication Is Language At Work
Tips on Becoming an Active Reader
“Writers Together“ (sample annotated text)
Responding to Readings: Constructing Paragraphs and Essays
Generating Ideas and Establishing a Focus
“Freewriting“
Structuring Essays
Point of View: Position of Authority
Lead-Ins and Concluding Sentences
Transitions
Revising and Editing
“Marriage: The Changing Institution“ (annotated)
Special Writing Activities: The Individual and Group Response
Journal, Reading/Writing Logs, and Thesis Notebooks
Response and Summary
Group Activities and Collaborative Writing
“Why I Am a Writer“
“The Joy of Writing“
“My Mother's English“
Narration
Common Elements of Narration
Tips on Writing Narrative Essays
“Ghosts“
“The Offering of the Pipe“ as told to John G
Neihardt (Flaming Rainbow)
“Journey to Nine Miles“
“Saigon, April 1975“
“Leaps of Faith“
“The Star“
Additional Topics and Issues for Narrative Essays
Description
Details: Appealing to the Five Senses
Figurative Language: Appealing to the Imagination
Dialogue: Revealing Characters Through Speech
Actions: Describing People By What They Do
Tips on Writing Descriptive Essays
“Salvation“
“Old Before Her Time“
From _The Way to Rainy Mountain_
“Confessions of a Quit Addict“
“The Snake“
“Champion of the World“ from _I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings_
Additional Topics and Issues for Descriptive Essays
Illustration and Example
Developing Your Thesis
Creating Vivid Examples
Tips On Writing Illustration And Example
“Camera Ready“
“Let's Face It“
“The Myth of the Model Minority“
“The 21st Century Ragnarok: Is Profit Civilization's Only Motive?“
“The Ways We Lie“
“Lena's Story“ (graphic novel excerpt from _Borderland_)
Additional Topics and Issues for Illustration and Example Essays
Definition
Definition by Example
Definition by History
Definition by Comparison And Contrast
Definition by Negation
Tips On Writing Definition Essays
“What is Intelligence, Anyway?“
“Documented/Undocumented“
“What is Poverty?“
“Does America Still Exist?“
“Pizza, Pakora and Pancit--The Importance of Global Education“
“What Is This Thing Called Family?“ Additional Topics and Issues for Definition Essays
Process Analysis
Directive Process Analysis Essays: How to Do Something
Informative Process Analysis Essays: How Something Is/Was Done
Tips On Writing Process Analysis Essays
“Interviews: Stories that Make a Difference“
“Perspectives on 'Borders'“
“Freedom“
“Community Re-discovered“
“A Homemade Education“ from _The Autobiography of Malcolm X_
“Bringing Out the Flirt in You“
Additional Topics and Issues for Process Analysis Papers
Comparison and Contrast
Developing Essays Using Comparison and Contrast
Irony and Voice
Tips on Writing Comparison and Contrast Essays
“Liposuction: The Key to Energy Independence“
“They Shut My Grandmother's Room Door“
“Teaching for Social Justice: Academic Rigor with Love“
“Education“
“That Lean and Hungry Look“
“River of Memory: The Ebb and Flow of Black Consciousness Across the Americas“
Additional Topics and Issues for Comparison and Contrast Essays
Division and Classification
Tips on Writing Division and Classification E

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