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The critical reader, thinker, and writer

Author: W Ross Winterowd; Geoffrey R Winterowd
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This reader/rhetoric offers students a variety of clear and powerful approaches to critical reading, thinking, and writing--including the research paper. The text provides students with more than  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Ross Winterowd; Geoffrey R Winterowd
ISBN: 1559345918 9781559345910
OCLC Number: 35305121
Description: x, 604 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. READING AND WRITING --
How we read and write ; Gaps : what readers and writers must supply ; Cues : the text as a set of instructions --
Critical questions : reading --
Critical questions : writing --
Reconstructing the text --
Knowledge of the language system --
World knowledge --
The realms of knowledge --
The achievement of desire / Richard Rodriguez --
I developed the ability to read closely / Mike Rose --
From outside, in / Barbara Mellix --
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass / Frederick Douglass --
Pt.2. OPINIONS AND BELIEFS --
Proving and convincing --
Critical questions for readers --
Critical questions for writers --
Profits vs. Injury : does the human toll of boxing outweigh its merit as a sport? / Bill Brubaker --
On boxing / Joyce Carol Oates --
Hackers in jail / Eric Corley --
Media virus : the nature of infection / Douglas Rushkoff --
The creation of patriarchy / Gerda Lerner --
The Declaration of Independence / Thomas Jefferson --
Pt.3. READING AND WRITING ABOUT EVENTS : ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS 'WHAT?' AND 'WHY?' --
The 'facts and nothing but the facts' fallacy --
Critical questions for readers and writers : events --
Tips for writers --
Under the snow / John McPhee --
Street scene / Ian Frazer --
Wild orphans bound for captivity : Coco and Pucker / Dian Fossey --
'This is the end of the world' : the Black Death / Barbara Tuchman --
The Fire / John Hersey --
The death of the moth / Virginia Woolf --
The prejudiced cat / Mark Twain --
Pt. 4. READING AND WRITING ABOUT PEOPLE : ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS 'WHO?' AND 'WHY?' --
Creating real-life characters --
Critical questions about characters in narratives --
State-raised convict / Jack Henry Abbott --
White days and red nights / Frank Conroy --
On going home / Joan Didion --
My brother shaman / Richard Selzer --
St. Augustine and the bullfight / Katherine Anne Porter --
A summer tragedy / Arna Bontemps --
The yellow wallpaper / Charlotte Perkins Gilman --
Pt. 5. READING ABOUT PLACES : ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS 'WHERE?' AND 'WHEN?' --
A tip for writers : details --
Critical questions for readers and writers : places --
Hell factories in the field / Mike Davis --
Prologue / Verlyn Klinkenborg --
The long Egyptian night / Alan Moorehead --
The first morning / Edward Abbey --
The land of little rain / Mary Austin --
The platte and the desert / Francis Parkman --
Pt. 6. READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTIONS --
Specialized forms for instructions --
Unspecialized forms for instructions --
Critical questions for readers and writers : instructions --
Give an overview of the main ideas of the text / Daniel B. Felker [et al.] --
Things you can do to fight human rights abuses / Michael Kronenwetter --
Preventing HIV and AIDS / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services --
A brief, yet helpful, guide to civil disobedience / Woody Allen --
Speak the speech / William Shakespeare --
Pt. 7. READING AND WRITING EXPLANATIONS --
The Writer's contract with the reader --
Critical questions : the writer-reader contract --
The reader variable --
Writing explanations --
Explaining problems --
Writing abstracts --
The country of the mind / Barry Lopez --
The angry winter / Loren Eisely --
Politics and the English language / George Orwell --
How it feels to be colored me / Zora Neale Hurston --
On the Pilgrim's path to Lourdes / Eleanor Munro --
Oranges and sweet sister boy / Judy Ruiz --
Late night thoughts on listening to Mahler's Ninth Symphony / Lewis Thomas --
The nature of theories / Stephen Hawking --
The first cure / Black Elk --
Pt. 8. READING AND WRITING EVALUATIONS --
Evaluating texts --
Critical questions for readers and writers --
Evaluating the world around us --
Your education and evaluating the world --
The greatest of all sentimental novels / Leslie Fiedler --
On embalming / F. Gonzalez-Crussi --
Gross characters populate this engrossing game / David Colker --
Relics of Camelot / Robert Hughes --
Pt. 9. READING AND WRITING PROPOSALS --
Reading and writing proposals : critical questions --
Writing proposals --
Reading proposals critically --
Can the G.O.P. take America back? / Malcolm W. Wallop --
Empowering species / Charles C. Mann and Mark L. Plummer --
A modest proposal / Jonathan Swift --
Pt. 10. READING AND WRITING ARGUMENTS --
Claims and reasons --
Useful claims --
Analyzing arguments --
Writing arguments : a checklist --
Logic --
Three logical fallacies --
Using all one's resources --
A checklist of informal fallacies --
Ethics and animals / Steven Zak --
The freedom of Susan Smith / Thomas W. Clark --
The vanishing classics and other myths: two episodes in the culture war / Gerald Graff --
What campus radicals? Rosa Ehrenreich --
You say you want a devolution / Noam Chomsky --
The Naturalist and the supernaturalist / C. S. Lewis --
Appendix. Researched writing.
Responsibility: W. Ross Winterowd, Geoffrey R. Winterowd.
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