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Table of Contents
Mitch Albom, If You Had One Day with Someone Who’s GoneDeborah Tannen, How to Give Orders Like a Man
*Tim Krieder, The Busy TrapWriting 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 *William Peterson, Juggling Is Easier Thank You Think (student essay) Suggestions for Using Process Analysis as a Writing Strategy Mortimer Adler, How to Mark a Book *Paul Roberts, How to Say Nothing in 500 Words Michael Pollan, Eating Industrial Meat *Alicia Ault, How Do Spiders Make Their Webs? Nikki Giovanni, Campus Racism 101 Writing Suggestions for Process Analysis 0008 Comparison and Contrast What Are Comparison and Contrast? Comparison and Contrast in Written Texts 000Using 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 Barbara Bowman, Guns and Cameras (student essay) 000Suggestions for Using Comparison and Contrast as a Writing Strategy Suzanne Britt, Neat People vs. Sloppy People *James Hamblin, Buy Experiences, Not Things Bharati Mukherjee, Two Ways to Belong in America Andrew Vachss, The Difference between "Sick" and "Evil" Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts 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 *Katie Angeles, The Forgotten Personality Type (student essay) Suggestions for Using Division and Classification as a Writing Strategy *Deborah Tannen, But What Do You Mean?Rosalind Wiseman, The Queen Bee and Her Court Judith Viorst, The Truth about Lying Martin Luther King Jr., The Ways of Meeting Oppression 000*Amy Tan, Mother Tongue 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 Howard Solomon Jr., Best Friends (student essay) 0Suggestions for Using Definition as a Writing Strategy Jo Goodwin Parker, What Is Poverty? G. Anthony Gorry, Steal This MP3 File: What Is Theft? Deborah M. Roffman, What Does "Boys Will Be Boys" Really Mean? *Ellen Goodman, The Company Man *Barbara Ehrenreich, The Selfish Side of GratitudeWriting 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 Kevin Cunningham, Gentrification (student essay) 0Suggestions for Using Cause and Effect Analysis as a Writing Strategy Jon Katz, How Boys Become Men Andrew Sullivan, iPod World: The End of Society? Michael Jonas, The Downside of Diversity
*Anahad O'Connor, Coca-Cola Funds Scientists Who Shift Blame for Obesity Away from Bad Diets
*Deborah Cramer, A Bird Whose Life Depends on a CrabWriting 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 Kate Suarez, Celebrity Obsession: Is It Healthy Behavior? (student essay) Suggestions for Using Argumentation as a Writing Strategy Classic Arguments *Plato, The Allegory of the Cave Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence Sojourner Truth, Ain’t I a Woman? *Henry David Thoreau, Resistance to Civil Government Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal Contemporary Arguments Richard Lederer, The Case for Short Words *Nancy Armour, You Shouldn’t Get a Prize for Showing Up *William Galston, Telling Americans to Vote, Or Else*Roger Cohen, The Organic Fable ARGUMENT CLUSTER Race and Privilege: How to Address A System of Bias? *John Metta, I, Racist *Derald Wing Sue, Racial Microaggressions in Everyday Life: Is Subtle Bias Harmless? *J. Dowsett, What My Bike Has Taught Me about White Privilege ARGUMENT CLUSTER Getting an Education: What’s the Line between Comfort and Learning? *Jeffrey Zaslow, The Compliment Complex*Siobhan Crowley, On the Subject of Trigger Warnings*Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt, The Coddling of the American Mind Writing Suggestions for Argumentation 13 Combining Strategies What Does It Mean to Combine Strategies? 000Combining Strategies in Written Texts Same Student Essay Using a Combination of Strategies *Ria Foye-Edwards, The "Steaks" Are High (student essay) Suggestions for Using a Combination of Strategies in an Essay Lars Eighner, On Dumpster Diving *Michael White, How to Reengineer Crops for the 21st Century *Cooper Thompson, Language Chauvinism: The Ugly American Revisited *David Sedaris, Me Talk Pretty One Day Writing Suggestions for Combining Strategies 14 Writing with Sources What Does It Mean to Write with Sources? 000Writing with Sources Learning to Summarize, Paraphrase, and Quote from Your Sources Summarizing Paraphrasing Using Direct Quotation Using Direct Quotation with Summary or Paraphrase Integrating Borrowed Material into Your Text Synthesizing Several Sources to Deepen Your Discussion Avoiding Plagiarism Using Quotation Marks for Language Borrowed Directly Using Your Own Words and Word Order When Summarizing and Paraphrasing Sample Student Essay Using Library and Internet Sources Courtney Sypher, From Computer Cruelty to Campus Crime: Cyberbullying at College (student essay) *Wayne Ellwood, Bees: Why Are They Dying? *Nicola Freedman, How Social Media is Changing Hollywood 000Jake Jamieson, The English-Only Movement: Can America Proscribe Language with a Clear Conscience? (MLA model) 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 1 Run-Ons: Fused Sentences and Comma Splices 2 Sentence Fragments 3 Comma Faults 4 Subject-Verb Agreement 5 Unclear Pronoun References 6 Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement 7 Dangling and Misplaced Modifiers 8 Faulty Parallelism 9 Weak Nouns and Verbs 10 Shifts in Verb Tense, Mood, and Voice 11 Wordiness 12 Sentence Variety Appendix: Thematic Writing Assignments Glossary of Rhetorical Terms Acknowledgments Index