Third EditionBarclay Barrios©2016
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Emerging uses an inquiry-based approach and engaging readings to help students understand and write about a variety of academic texts. Based on reviewer feedback, the third edition uses its assignment sequences to pose questions about the important but unsettled issues that shape students’ lives, such as “How is technology changing us?” and “How can you make a difference in the world?” Thought-provoking, contemporary readings help them address those questions in a meaningful way. At its core, Emerging focuses on the skills necessary for academic writing in any discipline, and a thoroughly revised Part One offers concrete strategies for improving those skills: reading critically, synthesizing, arguing, using evidence, and revising. Twenty vibrant new readings keep Emerging in tune with the newest ideas that will challenge students to think beyond their own experiences—and beyond the classroom.
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Table of Contents
Part One: Emerging as a Critical Thinker and Academic Writer
Making an Argument
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Sample Student Paper
Part Two: Readings
*Sandra Allen, A World without Wine
Kwame Anthony Appiah, Making Conversation and The Primacy of Practice
The Dalai Lama, Ethics and the New Genetics
*Torie Rose DeGhett, The War Photo No One Would Publish
*Charles Duhigg, From Civil Rights to Mega-Churches
Helen Epstein, AIDS, Inc.
Thomas L. Friedman, The Dell Theory of Conflict Prevention
Francis Fukuyama, Human Dignity
*Roxane Gay, Good Feminist?
Daniel Gilbert, Reporting Live from Tomorrow
*Robin Marantz Henig, What Is It about 20-Somethings?
*Daniel Kahneman, The Surety of Fools
*Chuck Klosterman, Electric Funeral
*Maria Konnikova, How Many Friends Can We Have?
Ariel Levy, Female Chauvinist Pigs
*Yo-Yo Ma, Necessary Edges: Arts, Empathy, and Education
*Richard Manning, The Oil We Eat
*Sharon Moalem, Changing Our Genes: How Trauma, Bullying, and Royal Jelly Alter
Our Genetic Destiny
*Maureen O’Connor, Race, Ethnicity, Surgery
Steve Olson, The End of Race: Hawaii and the Mixing of Peoples
*Ruth Padawer, Sisterhood is Complicated
*Nick Paumgarten, Being a Camera
Michael Pollan, The Animals: Practicing Complexity
Jennifer Pozner, Ghetto Bitches, China Dolls, and Cha Cha Divas
Richard Restak, Attention Deficit: The Brain Syndrome of Our Era
*Hanna Rosin, Why Kids Sext
Dan Savage and Urvashi Vaid, It Gets Better and Action Makes it Better
*Julia Serano, Why Nice Guys Finish Last
Peter Singer, Visible Man: Ethics in a World Without Secrets
*Rhys Southan, Is Art a Waste of Time?
*Sarah Stillman, The Atomic Bomb and the Genetics of Trauma
*Tomas van Houtryve, From the Eyes of a Drone
David Foster Wallace, Consider the Lobster
*Ethan Watters, Being WEIRD: How Culture Shapes the Mind
Bill Wasik, My Crowd Experiment: The Mob Project
*Graeme Wood, Reinventing College
Wesley Yang, Paper Tigers
Kenji Yoshino, Preface and The New Civil Rights
Part Three: Assignment Sequences
Sequence 1: How Is Technology Changing Us?
Sequence 2: Why Does Race Still Matter?
Sequence 3: How Does Gender Shape Us and How Do We Shape Gender?
Sequence 4: What Does Ethical Conflict Look Like in a Global Economy?
Sequence 5: How Can You Make a Difference in the World?
Sequence 6: What Should Be the Goal of an Education?
Sequence 7: What Do We Do About Bullying? (research sequence)
Sequence 8: Will We Have Enough to Eat? (research sequence)