Sundance Writer A Rhetoric, Reader, and Research Guide, Brief

ISBN-10: 1111841373
ISBN-13: 9781111841379
Edition: 5th 2013
Authors: Mark Connelly
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List price: $47.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

THE SUNDANCE WRITER, Brief Fifth Edition, provides students with essential skills needed for writing in college and beyond, including critical thinking and reading, as well as writing for academic and workplace audiences. The fifth edition features an important restructuring of content that allows students to proceed more quickly to writing projects and to incorporating research into their writing.

Why Write?
The Rhetoric
The Writing Process: An Overview
The Writing Context
Critical Thinking: Seeing With a Writer's Eye
Prewriting Strategies: Getting Started
Developing a Thesis
Supporting a Thesis
Organizing Ideas
Developing Paragraphs
Writing the First Draft
Revising and Rewriting
Editing and Proofreading
The Reader
Becoming a Critical Reader: Reading with a “Writer's Eye.“
Description: Presenting Impressions
The Bomb (description of object) (annotated)
The world's first atomic bomb was a “bloated black squid girdled with cables and leechlike detonators.“
Out There (description of a place)
The opening pages of In Cold Blood describe a remote Kansas town that became the scene of an infamous mass murder
My Ecumenical Father (description of a person)
Burciaga recounts how his Mexican father, who worked as a custodian in an El Paso synagogue, risked his life for the Jewish faith
Border Story (description of place and people)
For Central Americans seeking a better life, the border between Mexico and the United States is a war zone of poverty and violence
Critical Issues: Immigration
Blending the Modes
American Islam (description of people, idea, issue)
Unlike the Muslims of Europe, American Muslims are mostly non-Arabs, highly educated, and affluent
Writing Beyond the Classroom: Bayou Printing Want Ad
A want ad describes the ideal candidate
Narration: Relating Events
Take This Fish and Look at It (first person) (annotated)
Instead of lecturing, a famous scientist repeats a simple command to his new student--“look, look, look.“
(First person) The Fender-Bender
A minor traffic incident reveals the tenuous existence of undocumented aliens in America
Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder and Didn't Call the Police (Third person objective narration)
Gansberg recounts the 1964 murder of a young woman whose neighbors ignored her cries for help because they “did not want to get involved.“
A Doctor's Dilemma (first person)
A young doctor learns that to avoid the threat of a lawsuit, the next time he sees an accident victim, he should “drive on.“
Critical Issues: Healthcare
Blending the Modes
Shooting an Elephant
Although he was an armed police officer, Orwell recounts how a crowd pressured him to act against his will
Writing Beyond the Classroom: Hotel Incident Report
A hotel employee documents the actions she took during a disturbance
Example: Presenting Illustrations.ANNA QUINDLEN, Homeless (annotated)
A homeless woman in New York's Port Authority terminal represents an increasing urban problem of poverty and dislocation
Mexicans Deserve More Than La Mordida
For Rodriquez's father la Mordida was an example of Mexico's oppressive corruption
What's in a Word? (multiple examples)
The German word for “bridge“ is feminine, conjuring images of beauty and fragility; for the French it is a masculine word connoting strength and power
Words shape the way we perceive reality
Blending the Modes
Attacking Student Loan Debt.Black Enterprise explains how one student took steps to eradicate $120,000 in student loans
Critical Issues: Debtor Nation.Writing Beyond the Classroom: Covenant House Needs Your Help
Definition: Establishing Meaning
Dyslexia (standard definition) (annotated)
A psychotherapist defines a reading disability by detailing her own experiences as a dyslexic
The Company Man (extended definition)
Goodman defines the qualities of a classic workaholic
Listening to Madness (invented definition)
Members of the “Mad Pride“ movement embrace mental illness and reject medication that will eliminate their inner voices
Blending the Modes
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