Ideas and Details 2009

ISBN-10: 0495801992

ISBN-13: 9780495801993

Edition: 7th 2010 (Revised)

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List price: $124.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

M. Garrett Bauman has been a college professor and professional writer for over thirty years. He has won three national teaching awards, including a Leavy Award presented by the Chief Justice of the United States. His writing has appeared in THE NEW YORK TIMES, SIERRA, YANKEE, THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION, and many literary magazines. His essays have won three national writing competitions and been nominated for Pushcart and Best American Essays awards. He is currently a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship holder in creative nonfiction.

The Honest Writer
A Professional Attitude
The Struggle Against Silence
What Do You Know?
Putting Pictures on Trial
Create Your Personal Blog
Student Essay
"Chicken at Wegman's."
Professional Essay
"Fueling a Contagion of Campus Violence."
"When Preaching Flops."
The Two-Part Secret of Good Writing: Ideas and Details
What Makes a Good Idea
What Makes a Good Detail
The Difference Between a Topic and an Idea
Should You Start with Ideas or Details?
The Three-to-One Ratio
Visual Rhetoric
How to Read a Visual Composition for Ideas and Details
Student Essay
"The Unknown Children." Analysis
Student Essay
"What Disney Movies Really Teach Children."
Getting Ideas: Brain Teasers to Help you Write on Almost any Topic
Improving Your Ideas
Ten Brain Teasers
Sample Brain Teasers
Roadblocks to Good Ideas and Details
Fear of Risk
Insecurity About Your Ability to Think
Visual Rhetoric
Student Essay
"Spring Break: Mazatl?n, Mexico." "Sense Brain Teaser for Spring Break: Mazatl?n, Mexico."
Professional Essay
"American Students Abroad Can't Be 'Global Citizens.'"
Paragraphs: Ideas and Details In Miniature
Three Ways to Build Paragraphs
Visual Rhetoric
Student Paragraph: Shawn'ta Brown, "Being Ghetto."
Order from Chaos: Thesis and Outline
A Working Thesis
Sample: Creating a Working Thesis
Visual Rhetoric
The Scratch Outline
Use Brain Teasers that Help Create Outlines
Use Bullets to Outline Your Brain Teasers or Freewriting
Use Clustering, a Visual Diagram
Sample Draft from Outline: "The Fine Art of Dying."
The Draft: that Frenzy Near Madness
The Concrete Introduction
Warm-ups Are for Leftovers
Visual Rhetoric
What to Focus on While Writing the Draft
What NOT to Focus on in the Draft
7 Tips for When You Get Stuck
Blocks During Drafting
Fear of Messiness
Poor Work Environment
Nail Your Conclusion
Student Essay Introduction
"Tougher Punishment for Sex Offenders."
Revising Drafts: Writing is Revising
Revision Myths and Realities
How to Be Your Own Editor
Revise Ideas
Honesty, Freshness, Coherence
Revise Details
Visualize and Support
Revise Organization
Make It Easy on the Reader
Revise Word Use
Waxed Words Sparkle
Revise Mechanics
Revising with Others: Peer Editing and Teacher Conferences
How to Edit a Peer's Paper
How to Receive Peer Criticism
A Sample Revision
Teacher Comments
The Final Draft
Revising on a Computer
Visual Rhetoric
Student Essay and Analysis
Writing with Style
Euphemisms and Crude Language
Sexist Language
Adjectives and Adverbs
Stylish Sentence Structure
Parallel Structure
Using a Computer to Revise Words
Playing with Language
Visual Rhetoric
Three Ways to Revise Style
A Cyber Game for Style
Sample Revision for Style
Revised Student Essay and Analysis
"Good Intentions."
Putting it all Together: from Topic Choice to Published Essay
Professional Essay
"If God Breaks my Bones." Finding the Topic
Brain Teasers
Thesis Ideas
Scratch Outline
The Draft
The Draft Conclusion
Revising on My Own
Revising With Peers and Editors
Description: making your Audience see
A Writer's Eye: Six Ways to Visualize Ideas
Re-experience: Don't Think in Words
Use Brain Teasers to Train Your Eye
Use the Iceberg Principle
Try Other Eye-Training Tricks
Revising for Vivid Description
The Sense Test
The Specificity Test
The Freshness Test
The Theme Test
Visual Rhetoric
Student Essay and Analysis
"The Model." Sample Student Descriptive Essay for Analysis
"Simple Life."
Narration: Telling your Audience a Story
How to Ruin a Story
Describing People
Student Essay
"The Red Heart." Visual Rhetoric
Ending a Story
How to Say Something Worth Saying
The Real Story is in the Second Draft
Visual Rhetoric
Sample Student Narrative Essay
"Live Abortion." Student Essay
"Holy Hell."
Informative Writing: Telling your Audience what it doesn't know
Audience and Tone, Packing in Details
Surprise Value
Poor Informative Topics
Good Topics
Organizing Informative Writing
The Process or "How-To." The Essentials or "What-Is." Causes or "Why." Effects or "What's Next?" Comparison or Contrast
Drafting Informative Essays
Make Your Second Draft Even Better
Visual Rhetoric
Writing Suggestions and Class Discussions
Sample Student Informative Essay Using a Process Pattern
"Helping the Dead." Sample Student Informative Essay Using an Effects Pattern
"Going to the Chair." Analyzing Professional Informative Writing
Professional Informative Essay
"Why We Procrastinate."
Persuasive Writing: Seeking Agreement from an Audience
Audience and Tone
Persuasive Topics
Raising Problems that Matter
Supporting Evidence
Appeals to the Reader's Values
An Example of Support and Logic
Structuring the Persuasive Essay
Quick Guide to Creating Persuasive Writing
Rehearsing Your Paper's Appearance in Court
Visual Rhetoric
Analyzing Professional Persuasive Writing
Summary Analysis
Critical Analysis
Sample Analysis: The Pros and Cons of Cloning Humans
Sample Student Persuasive Essay
"Helping Immigrants is our Right and Duty."
Sample Persuasive Paragraph
"Battling Obesity with Cocaine."
Professional Persuasive Essay
"Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage."
Professional Persuasive Essay
"Fueling a Contagion of Campus Violence."
The Literary Essay and Review
How Much Can You See?
Brain Teasers for Literature
Brain Teasers for Explication
Why Don't Authors Just Say What Their Theme Is?
Organizing Literary Essays
Drafting Literary Essays
Revising Literary Essays
The Review
Visual Rhetoric
Poems for Explication and Discussion
Sample Student Literary Essay: Carrie Gaynor, "Structure and Feeling in 'Childhood
Is the Kingdom Where Nobody Dies.'" Commentary Based on Peer Review Sheet
Poem and Sample Student Literary Essay
"Batter My Heart, Three-Personed God,"
"Three-Personed God." Sample Student Critical Review Using Sources
"The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."
Research: Written with Christopher Otero
Why Should I Write a Research Paper?
Great Research Topics
Create Your Key Research Questions
Visual Rhetoric
Library Resources
The Reference Section
Computer Indexes and Databases for Articles
Tips for Using Computer Indexes and Databases
World Wide Web
Reliable and Unreliable Websites
Searching the Web
E-mails to Experts, Newsgroups, and Blogs
Tips for Electronic Communication
Multi-Media on the Web
Overlooked Sources
Your Community
Smart Friends
Tips for Personal Interviews
Note-taking Strategies
Annotated Bibliographies
Organizing Research Papers
Formulate a Working Thesis
Rough Outline
Write an Abstract
Writing Research Papers
Sample Introduction: "Hip Hop: The Lyrical Phoenix." Research Ethics
Avoiding Plagiarism
Citing Sources: MLA Style
Tag Lines
Paraphrase or Quotation of Sources
Handling and Interpreting Statistics
Parenthetical Citations: MLA Style
A Quick Guide to MLA Works Cited
Sample MLA Works Cited List
Missing Works Cited Information
Additional MLA Works Cited Formats
Electronic Sources
Citing Sources: APA Style
Parenthetical Citations: APA Style
A Quick Guide to the APA Reference List
Sample APA Reference List
Missing Reference List Information
Additional APA Reference List Formats
Electronic Sources
Revising Research Writing
Write a Career Research Paper
Student Essay Using MLA Documentation: Carol Nobles, "Quakers: America's First Feminists."
A Collection of Student Writings
Journals and Blogs
"Journal." Tina Thompson, "Journal." Narrative Essays
"Pa's Secret."
"Bastard" (Revised: Original in Chapter 7)
"Midnight Diner."
"Daddy Dearest."
"49 Hours in Afghanistan."
"Autumn Escape." Informative Essays: Contrast Essay
"Food for Thought."
Process Essay
"The Autopsy." Classification Essay
"Marijuana Smokers." Career Research Paper: Using the Interview and MLA-Style Documentation
"Mental Health Counseling." The Professional Persuasive Letter
Professional E-mail
E-mail or Snail Mail?
Craig Lammes, "Letter to Brad A. Walker."
"Letter to Shirl Bonaldi."
"Letter to John Goodman." Personal Persuasive Letter: Britni Bellwood
The Persuasive Essay
"The Beginning of the End of Freedom." Essay Presenting Both Sides of a Controversy
"Sterilization for Sale."
Researched Persuasive Essay Using MLA-Style Documentation
"Genetically Modified Food." Literary Research Paper Using Comparison and MLA Documentation
"Responsibility and the Odyssey."
Handbook of English
Myths About the English Language
Myths About English Usage
Other Punctuation
Quotation Marks
Sentence Structure
Sentence Fragment
Run-On Sentence (Comma Splice)
Misplaced Modifiers
Subject-Verb Agreement
Noun-Pronoun Agreement
Weird Words
Weird Singulars and Plurals
Irregular Verbs
Odd Pairs
Format for College Paper
Dictionary of Usage
The 25 Most Commonly Misused Words in English
Appendix: The Real Rules for Writing Classes (and Maybe Life)
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