Readings for Writers

ISBN-10: 1428231285
ISBN-13: 9781428231283
Edition: 13th 2010
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Edition: 13th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/26/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 832
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.640
Language: English

Born in Belgium, the daughter of an American minister, Jo Ray had moved from Brussels to Paris to Bern, Switzerland, by the time she was seven years old. In Bern, she attended the Freies Gymnasium and spoke not only fluent French and German but also English, which was the language spoken to her by her American parents. The snow-covered alps and the Swiss penchant for sports were the natural incentive for Jo Ray's love of ice skating, skiing, swimming, and tennis. After enduring World War II, with its ignominious holocaust and heroic feats by the Allies, Jo Ray's parents sent her and her brother to Pacific Union College (in the Napa Valley), where Jo Ray received a B. A. in English. After teaching English and French in high school for several years, Jo Ray started to take night classes at the University of Southern California in order to earn an M.A. and Ph.D., which would allow her to teach in college. While working on her doctorate, she was first hired to teach English at Glendale Community College and later to serve as Dean of the Evening College. A chance meeting in 1973 with Anthony Winkler, a successful novelist whose stories are usually set in Jamaica, led to a literary partnership that has produced fifteen coauthored textbooks used at colleges and universities across the United States.

Reading And Writing
Guidelines for Critical Reading
Kinds of Reading
Hidden within Technology''s Empire, A Republic of Letters
What Is Rhetoric? Road Map to Rhetoric
Grammar and Rhetoric
Audience and Purpose
The Internal Reader/Editor
Levels of English
Writing as a Process
Writing about Visual Images Exercises
Advice: What+and How+to Write When You Have No Time to Write
Examples: I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr
Letter to Horace Greeley, Abraham Lincoln [New selection]
Have a Cigar
Real Life Student Writing: E-mail from Samoa
What Is a Writer''s Voice? Road Map to Writer''s Voice
Voice: Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road? Vocabulary
Syntax
Attitude
Exercises
Advice: How to Say Nothing in Five Hundred Words, Paul Roberts
Examples: Tone: The Writer''s Voice in the Reader''s Mind, Mort Castle
The Waltz, Dorothy Parker
Remarks on the Life of Sacco and on His Own Life and Execution, Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Salvation, Langston Hughes
A Grunt''s Prayer, Ken Noyle [New selection]
Real Life Student Writing: A Thank-You Note to an Aunt
What Is a Thesis? Road Map to a Thesis
Finding Your Thesis
Key Words in the Thesis
Characteristics of a Good Thesis
Nine Errors to Avoid in Composing a Thesis
The Explicit versus the Implicit Thesis
Advice: Thesis, Sheridan Baker
Examples: The Grieving Never Ends, Roxanne Roberts
A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Flannery O''Connor
Spring, Edna St
Vincent Millay
Real Life Student Writing: A Eulogy to a Friend Killed in a Car Wreck
How Do I Organize? Road Map to Organizing
Organizing the Short Essay
Organizing the Long Essay
Planning by Listing Supporting Materials
Organizing with a Formal Outline
Advice: Write to be Understood, Jim Staylor [New selection]
Examples: My Wood, E.M. Forester
Rules for Aging, Roger Rosenblatt
The Catbird Seat, James Thurber
That Time of Year (Sonnet 73)
Real Life Student Writing: Note from a Graduate Student to a Department Secretary
Developing Paragraphs
Road Map to Developing Paragraphs
Parts of the Paragraph
Supporting Details
Topic Sentence Developed over More Than One Paragraph
Position of the Topic Sentence
Paragraph Patterns
Characteristics of a Well-Designed Paragraph
Writing Your Own Paragraphs
Advice: Writing Successful Paragraphs
Examples: Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the Beginning
From the Lessons of the Past, Edith Hamilton. Pain
I Am Tired of Fighting (Surrender Speech), Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce
Man against Darkness
What Is a Poet?
On Disease
The Flood
Real Life Student Writing: Letter of Application to an Honors Program
Patterns Of Development: The Rhetorical Modes
Narration
Road Map to Narration
What Narration Does
When to Use Narration
How to Write a Narrative
Warming Up to Write a Narrative
Examples: Shooting an Elephant, George Orwell
My Name is Margaret, Maya Angelou
Shame, Dick Gregory
On Black Fathering, Cornel West [New selection]
Those Winter Sundays, Robert Hayden
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate: What Does Islam Say about Terrorism? Abdullah Momin
"Postscript" to Inside the Kingdom: My Life in Saudi Arabia, Carmen Bin Laden
Punctuation Workshop: The Period
Student Corner: The Right Moves against Terrorism, Sion Arakelian
Description
Road Map to Description
What Description Does
When to Use Description
How to Write a Description
Warming Up to Write a Description
Examples: The Libido for the Ugly
A Worn Path, Eudora Welty. Pigeon Woman
Issue for Critical Thinking and Debate: Body Image, Cindy Maynard
Punctuation Workshop: The Comma. Student Corner: Body Modification+Think about It! Shelley Taylor [New selection]
Process Analysis. Road

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