Composition of Everyday Life A Guide to Writing

ISBN-10: 141302291X

ISBN-13: 9781413022919

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: John Mauk, John Metz

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Showing students that the act of writing is connected to everyday living, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, BRIEF EDITION makes invention the primary component of your writing course and helps students re-discover concepts, uncover meaning, and re-think the world around them.
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Book details

List price: $130.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 2/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 800
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.838
Language: English

John Mauk has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing from Bowling Green State University and a Masters in language and literature from the University of Toledo. Scholarship includes an article on critical geography and composition (COLLEGE ENGLISH, March 2003). Mauk now teaches composition and rhetoric courses at Northwestern Michigan College. In 2007, he served on the NCTE Nominating Committee.

John Metz has a B.A. in English from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (1983) and an M.A. in English from the University of Toledo (1985). He has taught first-year writing for over 20 years and currently teaches at Kent State University at Geauga in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Introduction
Remembering Who You Were
Chapter Readings
How I Lost the Junior Miss Pageant
Beat Education
The Aloha Spirit: A Reminiscence
The Thrill of Victory
The Agony of Parents
The Grapes of
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Delivery
Rhetorical Tools
Considering Your Thesis
Narration
Scenarios
Allusion
Dialogue
Organizational Strategies
What Details Should I Include? How Should I Begin? How Should I Conclude? Writer''s Voice
Using Figurative Language
Choosing Details
Using Slang
Choosing Allusions
Revision Strategies
Peer Revision
Global Revision
Considering Consequences
Everyday Rhetoric
Explaining Relationships
Chapter Readings
The Ring of Truth: My Child is Growing Up
Americans and the Land
What the Honey Meant
Dog Tied
Friend or Foe
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
Public Resonance
Delivery
Rhetorical Tools
Considering Your Thesis
Using Narration
Using Description
Using Figurative Language
Organizational Strategies
How Should I Begin?
Where Should My Thesis or Main Point Go?
What Should I Conclude?
When Should I Change Paragraphs?
How Should I Make Transitions?
How Should I Conclude?
Writer''s Voice
Writing Whispers
Writing Yells
Writing Pace
Revision Strategies
Peer Review
Global Revision Questions
Considering Consequences
Everyday Rhetoric
Observing
Chapter Readings
Annie Dillard, Living Like Weasels
Edward Abbey, Planting a Tree
Jane Goodall, Gombe
Chester McCovey, The Front Porch
Dean Meek, A Building of Mailboxes
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact: Finding a Subject to Observe
Analysis: What Meaning Can I Discover?
Public Resonance: How Does This Matter to Others?
Delivery
Rhetorical Tools: Focusing and Developing the Idea
Articulating Your Thesis
Using Details
Using Narrative
Using Allusions
Using Simile/Metaphor
Organizational Strategies: Addressing Common Concerns
How Should I Deal with Public Resonance?
How Should I Arrange Details?
When Should I Change Paragraphs?
Writer''s Voice: Exploring Options
The Present "I"
The Invisible "I"
Level of Formality
Projecting Wonder
Revision Strategies
Peer Review
Global Revision
Considering Consequences
The Consequences of Your Essay
The Consequences of the Chapter Readings
The Consequences of Everyday Observations
Everyday Rhetoric
Writing, Speech, and Action Exploring Visual Rhetoric
Analyzing Concepts
Chapter Readings
Pico Iyer, In Praise of the Humble Comma
What it Means to be Creative
College: What''s in it for Me?
Have It Your Way
Why We No Longer Use the ''H'' Word
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact: Finding a Topic in Everyday Life
Analysis: What Does It Mean? Public Resonance: How Does It Matter to Others? Delivery
Rhetorical Tools: Developing Your Ideas
Considering Your Thesis
Developing Support
Using Definitions
Using Outside Sources
Organizational Strategies: Addressing Common Concerns
How Should I Begin?
When Should I Begin Paragraphs?
Where Should My Thesis Go?
How Should I Conclude? Writer''s Voice: Exploring Options
Using Metaphor
Using Allusions
Promoting Curiosity
Revision Strategies
Peer Review
Global Revision Questions
Considering Consequences
The Consequences of the Chapter Readings
The Consequences of Everyday Writing
Everyday Rhetoric
Writing, Speech, and Action Exploring Visual Rhetoric
Making Arguments
Chapter Readings
Ward Churchill, Crimes Against Humanity
Why a Great Books Education is the Most Practical
Cruelty, Civility, and Other Weighty Matters
Don''t Make Me a Has-Bean! Therese Cherry, Beware of Drug Sales
Outside Reading
Invention
Point of Contact
Analysis
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