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Composing a Life's Work Writing, Citizenship, and Your Occupation

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ISBN-10: 0321105281

ISBN-13: 9780321105288

Edition: 2005

Authors: Dominic Delli Carpini

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Motivates students to produce richer, more informed writing by exploring topics directly related to their own futureoccupational inquiry. Uses analytical and critical reading techniques to show readers the types of writing required in different fields of study and professions (see writing activities in Part 1; classical rhetorical techniques in Part 2). Readings focus on a broad range of issues that readers care about like: finding meaningful work; affirmative action; family-friendly workplaces (see table of contents). Reading and Writing activities help readers find, evaluate, and synthesize research materials. Provides time-tested rhetorical techniques to help readers organize their ideas into coherent arrangement patterns and then builds on them with the writing styles of specific disciplines and professions (Ch 4). Anyone interested in exploring their future career or changing careers.
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Book details

List price: $137.40
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 8/30/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 624
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.266
Language: English

Writing To Inquire
Discovering and Presenting Yourself in Writing
Ethos and Rhetorical Situation
Ethos and Community
Establishing Ethos and Authority
Occupational Ethos
A Rhetorical Approach to Writing
Strategies for Discovering and Developing Your Ideas
Developing a Writer's Notebook
Setting Up a Writer's Notebook
Getting Started on Your Writer's Notebook
Cultivating Inventive Thinking
Exploring Implications
Three Invention Strategies
Imagining an Uninformed Audience
Using Patterns of Development
Collaborative Invention
Reading and Writing
Applications 1: Finding Meaningful Work
Case 1: Violence or Joy?
What Does Work Make of Us?
Introduction to Working
"The Joy of Work."
Case 2: What Is a "Career?" Real People at Work
Writer/Social Worker
High School Teacher
Senior Systems Architect
Owner, Marketing and Advertising Agency
Case 3: Reflecting on Interests and Talents
"The Amateur Scientist
"Student Essays
"Science: Choosinga Life of Reasoning
"Beyond the Wardrobe and Above the Bar
"Thought and Innocence
"Case 4: Imagining Occupational Ethos through Job Descriptions
Investigating the Worlds of Work
What Are Commonplaces?
Commonplaces as Shared Values
Commonplaces as Community Ethos
Commonplaces and Occupational Ethos
Inquiring Further into an Occupation's Commonplaces
Ethos and Professional Communities
The Writer's Notebook as Commonplace Book
Reading and Writing
Applications 2: Work and Community
Case 1: Interviewing/Interrogating Professional Ethos through Its People
"Taking the Challenge to Become 'Good'
"Case 2: Web Site Discoveries
Case 3: Academic-Occupational Connections
Case 4: Community Connections
"The Community Pharmacy
Drafting and Arranging Ideas for Your Readers
Changing a Reader's Mind
Drafting as Discovery
Mining for Coherence
The Conversant Outline
Arranging Arguments and Gauging Reader Reactions
What Types of Readers Do We Create?
"Could Home Schooling Be Right for Your Family?
"Why Order Matters
Paragraphs as Micro-Units of Argument
Arranging Paragraphs into Larger Arguments
"Brave New World
"Creating Emphasis through Sentence Structure and Style
Revealing the Arrangement Pattern through Transitions
Reading and Writing
Applications 3: Practicing Patterns of Arrangement
"School-to-Career Programs Help Students Focus on Future
"Study of School-to-Work Initiatives: Studies of Education Reform
"Evaluation 1: Developing Criteria
Evaluation 2: Confirming and Refuting
"School-to-Work Education Shortchanges Academic Knowledge
"Academic and Occupational Writing
Reading And Writing
In Academic And Profession