Literature Reading, Reacting, Writing

ISBN-10: 1428211594
ISBN-13: 9781428211599
Edition: 7th 2010
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Book details

List price: $174.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 2176
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 4.466
Language: English

Stephen R. Mandell is a best-selling author who is well known nationally. Mandell, together with coauthor Laurie G. Kirszner, has written best sellers for nearly every English market. They have the deepest publishing record of any literature anthology author team and have successfully published up and down the curriculum from developmental to literature.

Preface
A Guide To Writing About Literature
Understanding Literature
Imaginative Literature
Conventional Themes
The Literary Canon
Luisa Valenzuela, All about Suicide
Wole Soyinka, Telephone Conversation
Interpreting Literature
Evaluating Literature
The Function of Literary Criticism
Checklist: Evaluating Literary Criticism
Reading and Writing about Literature
Reading Literature
Previewing
Highlighting
Checklist: Using Highlighting Symbols
Maya Angelou, My Arkansas
Annotating
Writing about Literature
Planning an Essay
Drafting an Essay
Revising and Editing an Essay
Checklist: Using Sources
Checklist: Conventions of Writing about Literature
Exercise: Two Student Papers
Student Paper: Initiation into Adulthood
Student Paper: Hard Choices
Writing Special Kinds of Papers
Writing a Response Paper
Checklist: Writing a Response Paper
Responding to a Short Story
Student Paper: Response Paper on Tim O+Brien+s "The Things They Carried"
Responding to a Poem
Student Paper: Response Paper on John Donne+s "Death Be Not Proud"
Writing a Comparison-Contrast
Checklist: Writing a Comparison-Contrast
Comparing Two Fictional Characters
Student Paper: The Dangerous Consequences of Societal Limbo
Comparing a Story and a Film
Student Paper: Two Cathedrals
Writing an Explication
Checklist: Writing an Explication
Explicating a Poem
Student Paper: A Lingering Doubt
Explicating a Graphic Story
Student Paper: Tough Questions
Writing a Character Analysis
Checklist: Writing a Character Analysis
Analyzing a Character in a Play
Student Paper: Linda Loman: Breaking the Mold
Analyzing a Character in a Short Story
Student Paper: A Change of Seasons
Writing about a Work+s Cultural Context
Checklist: Writing about a Work+s Cultural Context
Writing about a Poem+s Cultural Context
Student Paper: Dreaming of Home
Writing about a Story+s Cultural Context
Student Paper: "A&P": A Class Act
Thinking Critically about Your Writing
Distinguishing Fact from Opinion
Evaluating Supporting Evidence
Detecting Bias in Your Writing
Checklist: Detecting Bias
Understanding Logic
Inductive Reasoning
Deductive Reasoning
Toulmin Logic
Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Writing Literary Arguments
Planning a Literary Argument
Choosing a Debatable Topic
Developing an Argumentative Thesis
Checklist: Developing an Argumentative Thesis
Defining Your Terms
Considering Your Audience
Refuting Opposing Arguments
Using Evidence Effectively
Supporting Your Literary Argument
Establishing Credibility
Being Fair
Checklist: Being Fair
Using Visuals as Evidence
Organizing a Literary Argument
Writing a Literary Argument
Student Paper: The Politics of "Everyday Use"
Using Sources in Your Writing
Choosing a Topic
Doing Exploratory Research
Narrowing Your Topic
Doing Focused Research
Library Research
Checklist: Evaluating Library Sources
Internet Research
Checklist: Evaluating Web Sites
Taking Notes
Integrating Sources
Exercise: Integrating Quotations
Drafting a Thesis Statement
Making an Outline
Drafting Your Paper
Sample Literature Paper with MLA Documentation
Student Paper: And Again She Makes the Journey: Character and Act in Eudora Welty+s "A Worn Path"
Documenting Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding Plagiarism
Document All Material That Requires Documentation
Enclose Borrowed Words in Quotation Marks
Do Not Imitate a Source+s Syntax and Phrasing
Differentiate Your Words from Those of Your Source
Checklist: Plagiarism and Internet Sources
Documenting Sources
Parenthetical References in the Text
Checklist: Guidelines for Punctuating Parenthetical References
The Works-Cited List
Content Notes
Writing Essay Exams about Literature
Planning an Essay Exam Answer
Review Your Material
Consider Your Audience and Purpose
Read through the Entire Exam
Read Each Question Carefully
Brainstorm to Find Ideas
Shaping an Essay Exam Answer
State Your Thesis
Make a

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