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Author: Jo Ray McCuen; Anthony C Winkler; Katherine Mansfield; Flannery O'Connor; James Thurber
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 6th edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jo Ray McCuen; Anthony C Winkler; Katherine Mansfield; Flannery O'Connor; James Thurber
ISBN: 0155758357 9780155758353
OCLC Number: 19119830
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 975 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Guidelines for Critical Thinking --
I: Defining Rhetoric --
Introduction: What is Rhetoric? --
Advice: How to Say Nothing in Five Hundred Words / Paul Roberts --
Discussion: Rhetoric / John. E. Jordan --
Examples: I Have a Dream / Martin Luther King --
Why I Write / Joan Didion --
A Clean, Well-Lighted Place / Ernest Hemingway --
Issue for Critical Thinking: Legalized Abortions --
from Roe v. Wade / U.S. Supreme Court --
The Right to Choose / Linda Bird Francke --
Abortion and the Conscience of the Nation / Ronald Reagan --
II: The Writer's Voice --
Introduction: What is a Writer's Voice --
Advice: Tips for Increasing Your Readability / John R. Trimble --
Discussion: What is Style / F.L. Lucas --
Examples --
Remarks on the Life of Sacco and on His Own Life and Execution / Bartolomeo Vanzetti --
Salvation / Langston Huhges --
A History of the World / Richard Lederer --
Advice to Youth / Mark Twain --
The Story of an Hour / Kate Chopin --
You Will Be Sorry / Edna St. Vincent Millay --
Issue for Critical Thinking: Nuclear Weapons --
Preventing Nuclear War / Robert Fisher --
The Peace Movement / Charlton Heston --
I Thought My Last Hour Had Come / Robert Guillain --
III: Purpose and Thesis --
Introduction: What Is a Thesis? ---
Advice: The Thesis / Sheridan Baker --
Discussion: The Controlling Concept / Harry Crosby and George Estey --
Examples --
The Method of Scientific Investigation / T.H. Huxley --
A Man of Letters / Richard Selzer --
A Good Man is Hard to Find / Flannery O'Connor --
Barter / Sara Teasdale --
Issue for Critical Thinking: Surrogate Mothers --
Buying and Selling Babies / Michael Novak --
Surrogate Motherhood: For the Good of the Few / Mona Field --
Surrogates' Spouses: The Other Men / James Risen --
IV: Planning and Organizing --
Introduction: Planning and Organizing --
Advice: How to Write Clearly / Edward T. Thompson --
Discussion: Take This Fish and Look at It / Samuel H. Scrudder --
Examples --
My Wood / E.M. Forster --
from The Marks of an Educated Man / Alan Simpson --
The Catbird Seat / James Thurber --
That Time of Year (Sonnet 73) / William Shakespeare --
Issue for Critical Thinking: Women's Liberation --
The Cruel Logic of Liberation / Joseph Sobron --
Diary of an Abused Wife / Abigail Abbot Bailey --
I Want a Wife / Judy Syfers --
V: Developing Paragraphs --
Introduction: Writing Paragraphs --
Advice: Writing Successful Paragraphs / A.M. Tibbetts and Charlene Tibbetts --
Discussion: The Function of the Paragraph / Richard M. Weaver --
Examples --
Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the Beginning --
from The Lessons of the Past / Edith Hamilton --
Pain / William Somerset Maugham --
I Am Tired of Fighting / Chief Joseph of the Nez Percé --
The Political Causes of the Decay of Rome / Will Durant --
Paragraphs with the Topic Sentence at the End --
Man Against Darkness / W.T. Stace --
What is a Poet? / Mark Van Doren --
On Disease / Lewis Thomas, M.D. --
The Flood / Robert Frost --
Issue for Critical Thinking: AIDS --
The Party's Over / Vincent Coppola --
My Passage Through AIDS / Hank. E. Koehn --
AIDS Research Does Deserve Funding, but There Are Other Fatal Diseases, Too / Charles Krauthammer --
Introduction to the Patterns of Development --
Patterns of Development for the Subject "Guilt" / The Editors --
VI: Reporting: Narration and Description --
Advice: How to Write a Narration --
Examples --
Praise God for the Blood of the Bull / Beryl Markham --
Shooting an Elephant / George Orwell --
R.M.S. Titanic / Hanson W. Baldwin --
We're Poor / Floyd Dell --
Those Winter Sundays / Robert Hayden --
The Cask of Amontillado / Edgar Allen Poe --
Advice: How to Write a Description --
Examples --
Letter from a Nazi Concentration Camp / Etty Hillesum --
The Libido for the Ugly / H.L. Mencken --
Once More to the Lake / E.B. White --
Hell / James Joyce --
A Worn Path / Eudora Welty --
Pigeon Woman / May Swenson --
Issue for Critical Thinking: A College Education --
Higher Education: What's the Point? / Theodore Hesburgh --
A Nation at Risk / David P. Gardner --
The Right to Fail / William Zinsser --
VII: Explaining: Illustration and Definition --
Advice: How to Write with Examples --
Examples --
Farewell, My Unlovely / Caskie Stinnett --
"Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall..." / John Leo --
Coincidences / Alexander Black --
The View from Eighty / Malcolm Cowley --
Advice: How to Write a Definition --
Examples --
On Liberal Knowledge / John Henry Newman --
Kitsch / Gilbert Highet --
Cystic Fibrosis / Frank Deford --
A Primer of Existentialism / Gordon E. Bigelow --
Ars Poetica / Archibald MacLeish --
Issues for Critical Thinking: Crime and Punishment --
The Prisoner's Dilemma / Stephen Chapman --
A Hanging / George Orwell --
In New York: Be Kind to Your Mugger / Timothy Foote --
VIII: Analyzing: Comparison/Contrast, Division/Classification, and Casual Analysis --
Advice: How to Write a Comparison/Contrast --
Examples --
from Conservatism and Liberalism / Ralph Waldo Emerson --
Hebraism and Hellenism / Matthew Arnold --
That Lean and Hungry Look / Suzanne Britt Jordan --
Diogenes and Alexander / Gilbert Highet --
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts / Bruce Catton --
Curiosity / Alastair Reid --
The Garden Party / Katherine Mansfield --
Advice: How to Write a Division/Classification --
Examples --
Some American Types / Max Lerner --
Thinking as a Hobby / William Golding --
Kinds of Discipline / John Holt --
The Idols / Francis Bacon --
Death and Co. / Sylvia Plath --
Advice: How to Write a Casual Analysis --
Examples --
Why the Justice System Fails / Roger Rosenblatt --
Why Men Marry / George Gilder --
Why I Went to the Woods / Henry David Thoreau --
The Satisfaction of Life / H.L. Mencken --
Flowering Judas / Katherine Anne Porter --
Design / Robert Frost --
Issue for Critical Thinking: The Treatment of Animals --
The Argument Against Animal Experimentation / Patricia Curtis --
In Defense of Deer Hunting and Killing / Arthur C. Tennies --
Do Animals Have Souls? / James Herriot --
IX: Argumentation --
Introduction to Argumentation --
Advice: Obstacles to Clear Thinking / Richard D. Altick --
Discussion: Introduction to Logic / John C. Sherwood --
Examples --
A Modest Proposal / Jonathan Swift --
Farewell to Fitness / Mike Royko --
How the Superwoman Myth Puts Women Down / Sylvia Rabiner --
Dooley Is a Traitor / James Michie --
Issue for Critical Thinking: The Existence of God --
I Believe in God / Gerald Kennedy --
Why I Am an Agnostic / Clarence Darrow --
Heaven in Jest / Annie Dillard --
X: The Meaning of Words --
Introduction to the Meaning of Words --
Advice: A Brief Lexicon of Jargon / Richard K. Redfern --
Discussion --
Politics and the English Language / George Orwell --
Baffle-Gab Thesaurus / Time --
Examples --
A Semantic Parable / S.I. Hayakawa --
Shakespeare in the Bush / Laura Bohannan --
The Brute / Anton Chekhov, translated by Eric Bentley --
Threes / Carl Sandburg --
Issues for Crtitical Thinking: Sexist Language --
Of Girls and Chicks / Francine Frank and Frank Anshen --
Mom and Pop Forgive Them / John Garvey --
You Are What You Say / Robin Lakoff --
Appendix of Optional Assignments --
Assignment I: The Research Paper --
The Bilingually Handicapped Child / Elynor Baughman --
Dian Fossey: A Scientist Who Stopped Caring About Science / Margie Vickers --
Assignment II: The Literary Paper --
A Worn But Lightly Traveled Path / Douglas Inman --
Assignment III: A Sampling of Student Essays --
Narration --
Description --
Example --
Definition --
Comparison/Contrast --
Division and Classification --
Casual Analysis --
Argument --
Glossary of Rhetorical Terms --
Copyrights and Acknowledgements --
Index
Responsibility: [compiled by] Jo Ray McCuen, Anthony C. Winkler.

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