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Author: Lester Faigley
Publisher: New York : Pearson/Longman, ©2008.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Faigley
ISBN: 9780205558308 0205558305
OCLC Number: 123391102
Notes: Includes index.
"Backpack" version of Lester Faigley's Writing : a guide for college and beyond.
Description: xix, 458 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Contents: PART 1The Writer as Explorer 1. Making DiscoveriesLook with new eyes 3Explore the world 4Find a territory 6Use guides 10 2. Reading to ExploreBecome a critical reader 13Look with a critical eye 14Read actively 16Recognize fallacies 18Respond as a reader 20 3. Planning a Journey Determine your direction 23Write a thesis 24Plan your route 26 4. Returning and RevisingSee again 28Evaluate your draft 29Respond to others 31Pay attention to details last 32 5. Thinking VisuallyCommunicate with visuals and words 35Understand visual and verbal concepts 36Know when to use images and graphics 40Take pictures that aren't boring 41Compose images 42Create tables, charts, and graphs 43 6. Designing DocumentsStart with your readers 45Use headings and subheadings effectively 46Design pages 47Understand typography 48 PART 2The Writer as Guide7. Writing Effectively in CollegeUnderstand the demands of writing in college 55Think about your aim 56Think about your genre 58Think about your audience 60Think about your credibility 62Become an effective writer 64 Angela YamashitaGot Roddick? 65 8. Writing to ReflectWriting reflections 70An effective reflection Sue Kunitomi Embrey Some Lines for a Younger Brother... 72How to read reflections 76 essay Amy Tan Mother Tongue 77 blog Jason Christopher Hartley Just Another Soldier 82 essay David Sedaris Let It Snow 86How to write a reflection 90Student essay Janine Carter The Miracle Quilt 102Projects 106 9. Reporting InformationReporting information 110 Effective informative writing Samuel M. Wilson The Emperor's Giraffe 113How to read informative writing 118 profile Harold Evans Russell Simmons 119 executive summary The National Commission on Writing for America's Families, Schools, and Colleges Writing: A Ticket to Work . . . Or a Ticket Out 127How to write to inform 130Student report Lakshmi Kotra The Life Cycle of Stars 148Projects 156 10. Writing to Analyze Writing to analyze 160Writing a rhetorical analysis 162Writing a visual analysis 164An effective analysis Tim Collins Straight from the Heart 166How to read analyses 171 article David T. Z. Mindich The Collapse of Big Media: The Young and the Restless 172 product design Volkswagen Beetle 181 corporate logo Landor Associates Federal Express Logo 184How to write a rhetorical analysis 186Student rhetorical analysis Grace Bernhardt Investigating "Independence": An Analysis of Frederick Douglass's Speech, "What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?" 198Projects 204 11. Writing to Analyze CausesWriting to analyze causes 208An effective causal analysis Stentor Danielson Pesticides, Parasite May Cause Frog Deformities 212How to read causal analyses 216 essay Ari Kelman New Orleans' Blessing; New Orleans' Curse 217 leaflet Operation Iraqi Freedom Leaflets 222How to write a causal analysis 224Student causal analysis Sean Booker Borrowing Bling: The Appeal of Hip-hop to Young White Men 240Projects 244 12. Writing to EvaluateWriting to evaluate 248An effective evaluation Lefteris Pavlides The Aesthetics of Wind Power 251How to read evaluations 256 review Dan Crane McNasty: The New "Healthy" Fast Food Items Taste Bad (and Aren't So Healthy Either) 257 article Stephanie Rosenbloom The Nitpicking Nation 263How to write an evaluation 268Student essay Rashaun Giddens Stop Loss or "Loss of Trust" 282Projects 288 13. Arguing for a Position Writing a position argument 292An effective position argument Ted Koppel Take My Privacy, Please! 296How to read position arguments 301 speech Frederick Douglass What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July? 302 article Meredith Clark Life Without Health Insurance 310 advertisements Buff Daddy 314 Food Cops Bust Cookie Monster 315How to write a position argument 316Student argument Chris Nguyen Speech Doesn't Have to be Pretty to be Protected 332Projects 338 14. Arguing for Change Making an argument for change 342An effective argument for change Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence 346How to read arguments for change 351 article Thomas Homer-Dixon and S. Julio Friedmann Coal in a Nice Shade of Green 352 essay Paul Saffo A Trail of DNA and Data 356How to write an argument for change 360Student argument Kim Lee Let's Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All 376Projects 382 PART 3The Writer as Researcher15. Planning ResearchAnalyze the research task 387Ask a question 388Determine what you need 389Draft a working thesis 391 16. Finding and Evaluating SourcesSearch using keywords 393Find books 394Find journal articles 395Evaluate print sources 396Find information in databases 397Construct effective searches 398Locate elements of a citation 399Find information on the Web 400Evaluate Web sources 17. Writing the Research PaperPlan your organization 403Avoid plagiarism 404Quote sources without plagiarizing 405 Summarize and paraphrase sources without plagiarizing 407Incorporate quotations 409Incorporate visuals 412Review your research project 41318. MLA Documentation Elements of MLA documentation 416Entries in the works-cited list 417In-text citations in MLA style 419Books in MLA-style works cited 422Periodicals in MLA-style works cited 426Online sources in MLA-style works cited 430Other sources in MLA-style works cited 434Visual sources in MLA-style works cited 435Sample MLA paper George Abukar It's Time to Shut Down the Identity Theft Racket 436Credits 444Index 446
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