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Motives for writing

Author: Robert Keith Miller; Suzanne S Webb
Publisher: Mountain View, Calif. : Mayfield Pub. Co., ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
College readers
Problems, exercises, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Keith Miller; Suzanne S Webb
ISBN: 1559344687 9781559344685
OCLC Number: 30894551
Description: xxiv, 559 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Writing for your life. The rhetorical situation --
The writing process --
Dealing with writer's block --
Planning --
Drafting --
Revision --
Editing. 1. Writing to record a memory. Death Valley / Edward Abbey --
Levi's / Marilyn Schiel --
The contest / Michael Dorris --
Finishing school / Maya Angelou --
Gators / Geoffrey Norman --
Taking the test / David Groff --
Life with father / Itabari Njeri. 2. Writing to explore the self. On keeping a notebook / Joan Didion --
My conversion / Steven Barboza --
Grub / Scott Russell Sanders --
Hold the mayonnaise / Julia Alvarez --
The seam of the snail / Cynthia Ozick --
From outside, in / Barbara Mellix --
The death of a moth / Annie Dillard. 3. Writing to explore an idea. The art of teaching science / Lewis Thomas --
Land of plenty / James Fallows --
"Mommy, what does 'nigger' mean?" / Gloria Naylor --
Tools of torture / Phyllis Rose --
Marrakech / George Orwell --
How to build a slaughterhouse / Richard Selzer. 4. Writing to report information. No wonder they call me a bitch / Ann Hodgman --
Audrey Hepburn / Caryn James --
Redfellas / Claire Sterling --
A share of the river / Sam Bingham --
Tough break / Tim Rogers --
The dark side of tomatoes / Raymond Sokolov --
The doberman case / John Sedgwick. 5. Writing to interpret information. Shouting "Fire!" / Alan M. Dershowitz --
Women's brains / Stephen Jay Gould --
Coming-of-age / Catharine R. Stimpson --
Waiting for the weekend / Witold Rybczynski --
Gossip / Sissela Bok --
Cuteness / Daniel Harris. 6. Writing to evaluate something. The greatness of Billie / Ralph de Toledano --
All-season tires / Consumer Reports --
Someone to watch over us / James S. Gordon --
Hollywood and the Holocaust / John Gross --
Washington's stillborn behemoth / Ada Louise Huxtable --
Fenimore Cooper's literary offenses / Mark Twain. 7. Writing to amuse others. Desperately seeking a dishwasher / Judith Rogala --
Breakfast at the FDA cafe / John R. Alden --
Farewell to fitness / Mike Royko --
Old friends / Andy Rooney --
Santa's little helper / David Sedaris --
Your basic language snob / Joseph Epstein. 8. Writing to move others. I have a dream / Martin Luther King, Jr. --
Courage in the face of controversy / Henry Kissinger --
A Mickey Mantle Koan / David James Duncan --
Daddy tucked the blanket / Randall Williams --
Am I blue? / Alice Walker --
On behalf of the insane poor / Dorothea Dix --
A modest proposal / Jonathan Swift. 9. Writing to persuade others. Clean up or pay up / Louis Barbash --
The environmental mindset / Rush Limbaugh III --
What's wrong with animal rights / Vicki Hearne --
Tourist, stay home / Haunani-Kay Trask --
The Declaration of Independence / Thomas Jefferson --
Here comes the groom / Andrew Sullivan --
Letter from Birmingham jail / Martin Luther King, Jr. 10. Writing to understand reading. Abalone, abalone, abalone / Toshio Mori --
Winners / Lon Otto --
Shopping / Joyce Carol Oates --
Lullaby / Leslie Marmon Silko --
Power / Audre Lorde --
Off from swing shift / Garrett Hongo --
Black hair / Gary Soto --
Nani / Alberto Rios --
Sonnet 116 / William Shakespeare --
The driving range / Leslie Adrienne Miller --
Ulysses / Alfred Lord Tennyson --
Pied beauty / Gerald Manley Hopkins --
Trifles / Susan Glaspell.
Responsibility: [compiled by] Robert Keith Miller, Suzanne Webb.

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