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The call to write

Author: John Trimbur
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2005.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Material Type: Internet resource
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ISBN: 0321207785 9780321207784 0321203054 9780321203052
OCLC Number: 55000403
Description: xlii, 703 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. WRITING AND READING. Introduction: the Call to Write. 1. What Is Writing? Analyzing Literacy Events. Writing in Everyday Life. Writing in the Workplace. David F. Gallagher, Just Say No to H2O. Writing in the Public Sphere. Writing in School. Analyzing a Literacy Event. Frederick Douglass, from Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass. Eudora Welty, from One Writer's Beginnings. Margaret J. Finders, from Just Girls. Writing Assignment: Analyzing a Literacy Event. Reflecting On Your Writing. 2. Reading Strategies for Academic Purposes: Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation. Reading as Research. Jonathan Kozol, from Distancing the Homeless. Strategies for Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation. Sample Analysis of a Rhetorical Situation. Kevin Powell, My Culture at the Crossroads. Writing Assignment: Rhetorical Analysis. Reflecting on Your Writing. 3. Persuasion and Responsibility: Analyzing Arguments. Understanding Argument. Darcy Peters and Marcus Boldt: Exchange of Letters. Entering a Controversy. Taking a Position: From Issues to Claims. Developing a Persuasive Position. Malcolm X, from The Ballot or the Bullet. Making an Argument. Vigilant Neighbors or Big Brother Informants. Negotiating Differences. Anna Quindlen, Abortion Is Too Complex to Feel All One Way About. Call for Moratorium on Executions. Sample Rhetorical Analysis for an Argument. Writing Assignment: Analyzing an Argument. Reflecting on Your Writing. II. WRITING PROJECTS. Introduction: Genres of Writing. 4. Letters: Establishing and Maintaining Relationships. Thinking About the Genre. Readings: Letters on Iraq. Project for New American Century to President William J. Clinton Mary A. Wright, Letter to Colin Powell. US Navy Corpsman, email giving account of the war. Readings: Letter to the Editor. Mark Patinkin, Committee on Crime, Suffer the Consequences. Kristen Tardiff, Letter to the Editor. John N. Taylor, Letter to the Editor. Readings: A Correspondence on Sweatshops. John Peretti, No Sweat, No Slang. Readings: Open Letters. James Baldwin, My Dungeon Shook: Letter to My Nephew. Visual Design. Letter of Appeal from Doctors Without Borders. Further Explorations: Letters. Writing Assignment. Writers' Workshop. Michael Brody, Letter to the Editor. Reflecting on Your Writing. A Closing Note. 5. Memoirs: Recalling Personal Experience. Thinking About the Genre. Readings. Gary Soto, Black Hair. Annie Dillard, from An American Childhood. Throwing Snowballs. Tariq Ali, An Atheist Childhood. Visual Design. American Splendor: Comics as Memoir. Further Explorations: Memoirs. Writing Assignment. Writers' Workshop. Jennifer Plante, Sunday Afternoons. Reflecting on Your Writing. A Closing Note. 6. Public Documents: Codifying Beliefs and Practices. Thinking About the Genre. Readings. Encounters with Public Documents. Abraham Verghese, from My Own Country. Ellen Cushman, from The Struggle and the Tools. Manifestos. The Mentor, Hackers Manifesto, or the Conscience of a Hacker. Call of the World Social Movements. Gallery of Petitions. Kerwood Wolf Education Centre, Stop the Aerial Slaughter of Alaskas Wolves. Amnesty International, Call for Human Rights in Russia. Jason Pierce, Tiger Woods--Stand up for Equality--Augusta National Golf Club. Visual Design. Paula Scher, Defective Equipment: The Palm Beach County Ballot. Further Explorations: Public Documents. Writing Assignment. Writers' Workshop: The Warehouse State Honor Code. Reflecting on Your Writing. A Closing Note. 7. Profiles: Creating a Dominant Impression. Thinking About the Genre. Readings. Molly O'Neill, A Surgeon's War on Breast Cancer. Mike Rose, I Just Wanna Be Average. Paul Buhle, Insurgent Images: Mike Alewitz, Muralist. Roy Blount, Jr. Memphis Minnie: Her Own Blues. Visual Design: Profiles in a Public Campaign. I'm an American and I'm a Muslim. Inmar Hernandez and the Shame in Our Nation's Capital. Further Exploration: Profiles. Writing Assignment. Writers Workshop. Richard Quitadamo, A Lawyer's Crusade Against Tobacco. Reflecting on Your Writing. A Closing Note. 8. Reports: Informing and Explaining. Thinking About the Genre. Readings. News Reports: Mentally Ill People Aren't More Violent, Study Finds. Fox Butterfield, Studies of Mental Illness Shows Links to Violence. Reports from the Anti-Globalization Movement, Fifty Years Is Enough: the US Network for Global Economic Justice. World Bank/IMF Fact Sheet. Global Exchange, Saipan Campaign. From Steven Heller and Karen Pomeroy, I Shop Therefore I Am, Barbara Kruger and The First Record Album, Alex Steinwess. Daniel Pauly and Reg Watson, Counting the Last Fish. Visual Design: The Draft Riots of 1863, An Informational WebsiteTriangle Factory Fire. Further Exploration: Reports. Writing Assignment. Writers' Workshop. Michael E. Crouch, Lost in a Smog. Reflecting on Your Writing. A Closing Note. 9. Commentary: Identifying Patterns of Meaning. Thinking About the Genre. Readings. Eric Liu, Remember When Public Spaces Didn't Carry Brand Names. Lundy Braun, How to Fight the New Epidemics. Salim Muwwakil, Throwing away the Key. Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin: Prison and Jail Inmates at Midyear 2002. Susan Faludi, An American Myth Rides into the Sunset. Visual Design: Political Posters. Lester Beall, Rural Electrification Administration. Serranos poster of Che GuevaraElena Serrano, The Day of the Heroic Guerrilla. Further Exploration: Commentary. Writing Assignment. Writers' Workshop. Rachel Smith, Socially Accepted Discrimination? Reflecting on Your Writing. A Closing Note. 10. Proposals: Formulating and Solving Problems. Thinking About the Genre. Readings. Leon Botstein, Let Teenagers Try Adulthood. Shonda Anderson, Female Boxing: A Fieldwork Proposal. Henry Jenkins, Lessons from Littleton: What Congress Doesn't Want to Hear About Youth and the Media. Visual Design: Advocacy Group Appeals. Firearms and Suicide: Physicians for Social Responsibility, Firearms and Suicide and Economic Impact of Firearms. National Urban League, Open Letter. Economic Impact of Firearms. Further Exploration: Proposals. Writing Assignment. Writers' Workshop. Proposal for a Campus Coffee House. Reflecting on Your Writing. A Closing Note. 11. Reviews: Evaluating Works and Performances. Thinking About the Genre. Reviews of Reality TV. Joy Press, Hunks and Has-Beens. Mark Andrejevic, Reality Camera Goes from Candid to Cruel. Maureen Ryan, iTunes vs. Legal Napster. Stephen Holden, After 20 Years It Still Comes Out Swinging. Sandra Tsing Loh, Burgher Deluxe. Review of Trading Up: The New American Library Luxury by Michael J. Silverstein and Neil Fiske and Living It Up: America's Love Affair with Luxury by James B. Twichell. Visual Design: Rating Systems. CD Review from Spin. Movie from San Francisco Chronicle. Further Explorations: Reviews. Writing Assignment. Writers' Workshop. Denise Sega, Working Draft of More Than Just Burnouts. Reflecting on Your Writing. A Closing Note. III. WRITING AND RESEARCH PROJECTS. Introduction: Doing Research. Donna Gaines, Introduction from Teenage Wasteland. 12. The Research Process: Critical Essays and Research Projects. Understanding the Genre: Critical Essays and Research Projects. Sample Student Papers for Analysis. Critical Essay: Jacqueline Perkins, The Dilemma of Empire. Research Paper (MLA): Ben Marsh, Learning from Serpent Handlers: An Alternate Model of Christian Community. Research Paper (APA), Jennie Chen, Defining Disease: The Case of Chronic of Fatigue Syndrome. The Research Process: An Overview. Getting Started. Finding Sources to Shape Your Research Questions. Integrating Sources into Your Research Project. Planning and Drafting Your Project. A Closing Note. 13. Working with Sources. Working with Sources. Working with Quotations. Avoiding Plagiarism. Fitting Quotations to Your Sentences. Revising Your Research Project. In-Text Citations. Works Cited (MLA) and References (APA). 14. A Guide to Print, Electronic, and Other Sources. Books and Periodicals: Understanding Types of Print Sources. Learning about the Library. Exploring the Web. Government Publications. Other Sources. 15. Fieldwork and the Research Report. Understanding the Genre of the Research Report. Luis Ramirez, Food Sources in South Providence. Designing A Field Research Project. Observation. Interviews. Surveys. IV. WRITERS AT WORK. Introduction: Managing the Writing Process. 16. The Writing Process: A Case Study of a Writing Assignment. Writing Habits. Collaborating on Your Writing Projects. Case Study of a Writing Assignment. Talking to Teachers. Going to the Writing Center. 17. The Shape of the Essay: How Form Embodies Purpose. Thinking about Form. Three Patterns of Organization. Sara Boxer, I Shop, Ergo I Am: The Mall as Societys Mirror. Ellen Goodman, Minneapolis Pornography Ordinance. Joan Didion, Los Angeles Notebook. Seeing Patterns of Organization: How Form Embodies Purpose. Putting the Parts Together. Connecting the Parts: Keeping Your Purpose Visible. Designing Paragraphs. How Paragraphs Make Patterns of Organization Easy to Recognize. 18. Working Together: Collaborative Writing Projects. Guidelines for Collaborating in Groups. How to Work Together on Collaborative Writing Projects. Identifying the Call to Write: Types of Projects. Reflecting on Your Writing: Analyzing Collaborative Writing. V. PRESENTING YOUR WORK. Introduction: Communicating with Your Readers. 19. Visual Design. How Visual Design Embodies Purposes. Visual Design: Four Basic Principles. Working with Type. Visual Design Projects. Writers Workshop. 20. Web Design. The Rhetorical Purpose of Web Design. The Structure of Web Design. The Visual Design of Web Sites. Planning a Web Site. Reflecting on Your Writing. 21. Oral Presentations. Understanding the Differences Between Writing and Oral Presentations. Planning an Oral Presentation for a Class. Designing and Using Visual Aids. Rehearsing Your Presentation. Delivering Your Presentation. 22. Essay Exams. Preparing for Essay Exams. Analyzing Exams. Planning Your Answer. Writing a Good Answer. Sample Essay Answers. 23. Writing Portfolios. What Should You Include in a Portfolio? Some Options for a Writing Portfolio. On-Line Portfolios.
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