Inquiry Questioning, Reading, Writing

ISBN-10: 013182371X

ISBN-13: 9780131823716

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

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For courses in Freshman or Advanced Composition. This long-awaited Second Edition is organized around six thought-provoking questions intended to motivate student contemplation and inspire prolific writing. The reading selections in each chapter offer a variety of approaches to the chapter question, with representation from a host of disciplines and social perspectives. The reading selections have withstood the test of time and teaching and are accompanied by over 400 discussion/writing questions. In addition, the Companion Website monitor by Ed White at takes instructor support to a new level.
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List price: $105.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 7/16/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.882
Language: English

Lynn Z. Bloom earned three degrees in English at the University of Michigan, and has an abiding interest in composition and autobiography as subjects for research, teaching, and writing. She has taught and directed writing programs at Butler University (Indianapolis), the University of New Mexico, the College of William and Mary, and Virginia Commonwealth University. She arrived at the University of Connecticut in 1988 as the first holder of an endowed chair, the Aetna Chair of Writing, on the Storrs Campus. In February 2000, she received University of Connecticut's highest academic honor as the newly established Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor. Her research has been supported by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and--for teaching writing in the Agricultural Sciences--by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Bloom has written 17 books, including DOC FOR SPOCK: BIOGRAPHY OF A CONSERVATIVE RADICAL (Bobbs-Merrill, 1972), COMPOSITION STUDIES AS A CREATIVE ART (Utah State, 1988), and THE ESSAY CONNECTION (Cengage). She also has written over 80 articles including, "Freshman Composition as a Middle Class Enterprise" (1996) and "The Essay Canon" (1999), both in COLLEGE ENGLISH, and "Advancing Composition," a history of advanced composition in the twentieth century, in COMING OF AGE: ADVANCED COMPOSITION AND THE RESTRUCTURING OF ENGLISH STUDIES (ed. L. Shamoon and others; Heinemann, 2000).

(Note:Each chapter begins with an Introduction, Rhetorical Issues, and Questions for Discovery and Discussion, and concludes with Questions for Reflection, and Writing.)
Identity: How Do I Know Who I Am?
What Is My Physical Self?
On Discovery
Estrogen, Desire, and Puberty
On Being a Cripple
The Age of White Guilt and the Disappearance of the Black Individual
Who Am I in Relation to Others?
I Just Wanna Be Average
On Self-Respect
Notes of a Native Speaker
Beyond Traditional Notions of Identity
How Do Language and Literacy Affect My Identity?
Mother Tongue
The Power of Books
Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood
Thinking: How Do We Know What We Know?
What is the Process of Thinking?
Signs and Symbols
The Allegory of the Cave
Those Crazy Ideas
Think About It
Under Water
What Are Some Ways of Understanding Nature?
Understanding Natural Selection
Evolution as Fact and Theory
First Observations
Playing God in the Garden
How Can We Explain What We Know?
The Route to Normal Science
Conversational Styles
An American Indian Model of the Universe
Learning the Language
Ethics: What Principles Do-and Should-Govern Our Personal Lives?
What Governs Ethical Behavior?
The Golden Rule-One or Many, Gold or Glitter?
Arriving at Moral Perfection
Society of Professional Journalists Code of Ethics
The Singer Solution to World Poverty
What Are Some Operative Principles of Work and Play?
Howard Gardner,Good Work, Well Done: A Psychological Study
Serving in Florida
When Doctors Make Mistakes
Why Mothers Should Stay Home
Losing: An American Tradition
How Can We Meet the Challenge of Creativity?
The Reach of the Imagination
Hearing Voices
Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?
Angels on a Pin
In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens
Values: What Are Human Rights and Responsibilities?
What Are Fundamental Human Rights?
Every Dictator's Nightmare
Declaration of Independence
Declaration of Sentiments
The Gettysburg Address
Ain't I a Woman
What Values Govern the Common Good?
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