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Subject & strategy : a writer's reader

Author: Paul A Eschholz; Alfred F Rosa
Publisher: Boston : Bedford/St Martin's, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Thirteenth editionView all editions and formats
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Guides students in selecting, practicing, and mastering writing strategies that suit their subject and purpose. More than 90 readings usefully model how the rhetorical patterns work alone and together in successful writing.
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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
Problems, exercises, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul A Eschholz; Alfred F Rosa
OCLC Number: 1256500827
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (xliii, 787 pages : illustrations)
Contents: Preface for instructors --
Thematic contents --
[1.] Reading. Developing an effective reading process --
The reading process in action: Thomas L. Friedman's "my favorite teacher" --
About the photographs and visual texts in this book --
The reading-writing connection --
[2.] Writing. Developing an effective writing process --
A student essay in progress --
Secular mantras / Keith Eldred --
[3.] Writers on writing. Discovering the power of my words / Russell Baker --
Shitty first drafts / Anne Lamott --
Writing for an audience / Linda S. Flower --
Simplicity / William Zinsser --
On voice / Susan Orlean --
Reading to write / Stephen King --
Writing process animation / Jonathan Beer --
[4.] Narration. What is narration? --
Narration in written texts --
Using narration as a writing strategy --
Using narration across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using narration as a writing strategy --
Why are you here? / Laura LaPierre --
Suggestions for using narration as a writing strategy --
Coming to an awareness of language / Malcolm X --
Crime family / Elisa Mala --
Not close enough for comfort / David P. Bardeen --
Stranger than true / Barry Winston --
For immigrant family, no easy journeys / Jennifer 8. Lee --
Don't tell, Martha! / Lt. Dan Choi --
Writing suggestions for narration --
[5.] Description. What is description? --
Description in written texts --
Using description as a writing strategy --
Using description across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using description as a writing strategy --
Trailcheck / Jim Tassé --
Suggestions for using description as a writing strategy --
A woman on the street / Jeannette Walls --
Remembering Lobo / Pat Mora --
The barrio / Robert Ramírez --
Once more to the lake / E.B. White --
Sister flowers / Maya Angelou --
Tower of David / Vocativ --
Writing suggestions for description --
[6.] Illustration. What is illustration? --
Illustration in written texts --
Using illustration as a writing strategy --
Using illustration across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using illustration as a writing strategy --
Weight management: more than a matter of good looks / Paula Kersch --
Suggestions for using illustration as a writing strategy --
Be specific / Natalie Goldberg --
In praise of copycats / Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman --
If you had one day with someone who's gone / Mitch Albom --
Hot dogs and wild geese / Firoozek Dumas --
How to give orders like a man / Deborah Tannen --
Did you know / Xplane --
Writing suggestions for illustration --
[7.] Process analysis. What is process analysis? --
Process analysis in written texts --
Using process analysis as a writing strategy --
Using process analysis across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using process analysis as a writing strategy --
How (not) to be selected for jury duty / Shoshanna Lew --
Suggestions for using process analysis as a writing strategy --
How to mark a book / Mortimer Adler --
Young love / Tiffany O'Callaghan --
Eating industrial meat / Michael Pollan --
Are butterflies two different animals in one? The death and resurrection theory / Robert Krulwich --
Campus racism 101 / Nikki Giovanni --
How to compost in your apartment / Sustainable America --
Writing suggestions for process analysis --
[8.] Comparison and contrast. What are comparison and contrast? --
Comparison and contrast in written texts --
Using comparison and contrast as a writing strategy --
Using comparison and contrast across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using comparison and contrast as a writing strategy --
Guns and cameras / Barbara Bowman --
Suggestions for using comparison and contrast as a writing strategy --
Neat people vs. Sloppy people / Suzanne Britt --
Which diet works? / Mark Bittman --
Two ways to belong in America / Bharati Mukherjee --
The difference between "sick" and "evil" / Andrew Vachss --
Grant and Lee: a study in contrasts / Bruce Catton --
One small step for man / Devin Hahn --
Writing suggestions for comparison and contrast --
[9.] Division and classification. What are division and classification? --
Division and classification in written texts --
Using division and classification as a writing strategy --
Using division and classification across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using division and classification as a writing strategy --
NYM's talk / Geralad Dromos --
Suggestions for using division and classification as a writing strategy --
Chaos theory: a unified theory of muppet types / Dahlia Lithwick --
The queen bee and her court / Rosalind Wiseman --
The truth about lying / Judith Viorst --
The ways of meeting oppression / Martin Luther King Jr. --
"Beam us up, Mr Scott": why misquotations catch on / Maria Konnikova --
Social media demographics: who's using which sites? / Flowtown --
Writing suggestions for division and classification --
[10.] Definition. What is definition? --
Definition in written texts --
Using definition as a writing strategy --
Using definition across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using definition as a writing strategy --
Best friends / Howard Solomon Jr. --
Suggestions for using definition as a writing strategy --
What is poverty? / Jo Goodwin Parker --
Steal this mp3 file: what is theft? / G. Anthony Gorry --
What does "boys will be boys" really mean? / Deborah M. Roffman --
Ain't I a woman? / Sojourner Truth --
The genius of Jobs / Walter Isaacson --
Not your parents' American dream: the pursuit of a new national ideal / Good --
Writing suggestions for definition [11.] Cause and effect analysis. What is cause and effect analysis? --
Cause and effect analysis in written texts --
Using cause and effect analysis as a writing strategy --
Using cause and effect analysis across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using cause and effect analysis as a writing strategy --
Gentrification / Kevin Cunningham --
Suggestions for using cause and effect analysis as a writing strategy --
How boys become men / Jon Katz --
Is anorexia a cultural disease? / Carrie Arnold --
IPod world: the end of society? / Andrew Sullivan --
The real computer virus / Carl M. Cannon --
The downside of diversity / Michael Jonas --
Texting while walking / Casey Neistat --
Writing suggestions for cause and effect analysis --
[12.] Argumentation. What is argumentation? --
Argument in written texts --
Persuasive and logical argument --
Informational, or exploratory, argument --
Focused argument --
Action-oriented argument --
Quiet, or subtle, argument --
Reconciliation argument --
Using argumentation as a writing strategy --
The classical appeals --
Considering audience --
Argumentation and other rhetorical strategies --
Inductive and deductive reasoning --
Using argumentation across the disciplines --
Sample student essay using argumentation as a writing strategy --
Celebrity obsession: is it healthy behavior? / Kate Suarez --
Suggestions for using argumentation as a writing strategy --
The declaration of independence / Thomas Jefferson --
The case for short words / Richard Lederer --
I have a dream / Martin Luther King Jr. --
In defense of dangerous ideas / Steven Pinker --
Two cheers for sweatshops / Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn --
How many slaves work for you? / Slavery Footprint --
Sports and doping: is there a solution? --
How sports would be better with doping / Ian Steadman --
No easy answers for PEDs, youth / Reid Forgrave --
How to get doping out of sports / Jonathan Vaughters --
Is doping wrong? / Peter Singer --
Writing and discussion suggestions on sports and doping --
Technology and privacy: are you worried? --
Data mining: how companies now know everything about You / Joel Stein --
The phone knows all / Massimo Calabresi --
Man versus machine / Rafi Ron --
It's modern trade: web users get as much as they give / Jim Harper --
Writing and discussion suggestions on technology and privacy --
The value of college: is it worth the cost? --
Where is the best place to invest $102,000 --
in stocks, bonds, or a college degree? / Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney --
Four kinds of value in higher education / Teresa Sullivan --
The student loan crisis that can't be gotten rid of / Maureen Tkacik --
The three-year solution / Lamar Alexander --
Writing and discussion suggestions on the value of college --
Writing suggestions for argumentation --
[13.] Combining strategies. What does it mean to combine strategies? --
Combining strategies in written texts --
Sample student essay using a combination of strategies --
Kids, you can't read that book! / Tara E. Ketch --
Suggestions for using a combination of strategies in an essay --
On dumpster diving / Lars Eighner --
How babies sort out language / Perri Klass --
Shooting an elephant / George Orwell --
A modest proposal / Jonathon Swift --
Why is the sky blue? / Halftone --
Writing suggestions for combining strategies --
[14.] Writing with sources. What does it mean to write with sources? --
Writing with sources --
Learning to summarize, paraphrase, and quote from your sources --
Avoiding plagiarism --
Sample student essay using library and internet sources --
From computer cruelty to campus crime: cyberbullying at college / Courtney Sypher --
The case of the disappearing rabbit / Lily Huang --
Nature in the suburbs / Jane S. Shaw --
The English-only movement: can America proscribe language with a clear conscience? (MLA model) / Jake Jamieson --
The curator's guide to the galaxy / Megan Garber --
[15.] A brief guide to researching and documenting essays. Establishing a realistic schedule --
Finding and using sources --
Evaluating your sources --
Analyzing your sources --
Developing a working bibliography for your sources --
Taking notes --
Documenting sources --
List of works cited --
[16.] Editing for grammar, punctuation, and sentence style. Run-ons: fused sentences and comma splices --
Sentence fragments --
Comma faults --
Subject-verb agreement --
Unclear pronoun references --
Pronoun-antecedent agreement --
Dangling and misplaced modifiers --
Faulty parallelism --
Weak nouns and verbs --
Shifts in verb tense, mood, and voice --
Wordiness --
Sentence variety --
Appendix: thematic writing assignments --
Glossary of rhetorical terms.
Other Titles: Subject and strategy
Responsibility: [edited by] Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa.

Abstract:

Guides students in selecting, practicing, and mastering writing strategies that suit their subject and purpose. More than 90 readings usefully model how the rhetorical patterns work alone and together in successful writing.

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