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The Sundance Writer : A Rhetoric, Reader, and Research Guide, Brief

The Sundance Writer : A Rhetoric, Reader, and Research Guide, Brief

ISBN 9781111841379
Edition 5
Publication Date
Publisher Cengage
Author(s)
Overview
1. Why Write? Part I: THE RHETORIC. 2. The Writing Process: An Overview. 3. The Writing Context. 4. Critical Thinking: Seeing With a Writer's Eye. 5. Prewriting Strategies: Getting Started. 6. Developing a Thesis. 7. Supporting a Thesis. 8. Organizing Ideas. 9. Developing Paragraphs. 10. Writing the First Draft. 11. Revising and Rewriting. 12. Editing and Proofreading. Part II: THE READER 13. Becoming a Critical Reader: Reading with a 'Writer's Eye.' 14. Description: Presenting Impressions. LANSING LAMONT, The Bomb (description of object) (annotated). The world's first atomic bomb was a 'bloated black squid girdled with cables and leechlike detonators.' TRUMAN CAPOTE, Out There (description of a place). The opening pages of In Cold Blood describe a remote Kansas town that became the scene of an infamous mass murder. JOS� ANTONIO BURCIAGA, My Ecumenical Father (description of a person). Burciaga recounts how his Mexican father, who worked as a custodian in an El Paso synagogue, risked his life for the Jewish faith. LUIS ALBERTO URREA, Border Story (description of place and people). For Central Americans seeking a better life, the border between Mexico and the United States is a war zone of poverty and violence. CRITICAL ISSUES: IMMIGRATION. BLENDING THE MODES. PAUL M. BARRETT, American Islam (description of people, idea, issue). Unlike the Muslims of Europe, American Muslims are mostly non-Arabs, highly educated, and affluent. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: BAYOU PRINTING WANT AD. A want ad describes the ideal candidate. 15. Narration: Relating Events. SAMUEL SCUDDER, Take This Fish and Look at It (first person) (annotated). Instead of lecturing, a famous scientist repeats a simple command to his new student--'look, look, look.' RAM�N 'TIANGUIS' P�REZ, (first person) The Fender-Bender. A minor traffic incident reveals the tenuous existence of undocumented aliens in America. MARTIN GANSBERG, Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder and Didn't Call the Police (Third person objective narration). Gansberg recounts the 1964 murder of a young woman whose neighbors ignored her cries for help because they 'did not want to get involved.' JAMES DILLARD, A Doctor's Dilemma (first person). A young doctor learns that to avoid the threat of a lawsuit, the next time he sees an accident victim, he should 'drive on.' CRITICAL ISSUES: HEALTHCARE. BLENDING THE MODES. GEORGE ORWELL, Shooting an Elephant. Although he was an armed police officer, Orwell recounts how a crowd pressured him to act against his will. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: HOTEL INCIDENT REPORT. A hotel employee documents the actions she took during a disturbance. 16. Example: Presenting Illustrations. ANNA QUINDLEN, Homeless (annotated). A homeless woman in New York's Port Authority terminal represents an increasing urban problem of poverty and dislocation. JOE RODRIGUEZ, Mexicans Deserve More Than La Mordida. For Rodriquez's father la Mordida was an example of Mexico's oppressive corruption. SHARON BEGLEY, What's in a Word? (multiple examples). The German word for 'bridge' is feminine, conjuring images of beauty and fragility; for the French it is a masculine word connoting strength and power. Words shape the way we perceive reality. BLENDING THE MODES. CAROLYN M. BROWN, Attacking Student Loan Debt. Black Enterprise explains how one student took steps to eradicate $120,000 in student loans. CRITICAL ISSUES: DEBTOR NATION. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: COVENANT HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP. 17. Definition: Establishing Meaning. EILEEN SIMPSON, Dyslexia (standard definition) (annotated). A psychotherapist defines a reading disability by detailing her own experiences as a dyslexic. ELLEN GOODMAN, The Company Man (extended definition). Goodman defines the qualities of a classic workaholic. ALISSA QUART, Listening to Madness (invented definition). Members of the 'Mad Pride' movement embrace mental illness and reject medication that will eliminate their inner voices. BLENDING THE MODES. JO ELLEN GREEN KAISER, What is an Act of Terror? Acts of war
Overview
1. Why Write? Part I: THE RHETORIC. 2. The Writing Process: An Overview. 3. The Writing Context. 4. Critical Thinking: Seeing With a Writer's Eye. 5. Prewriting Strategies: Getting Started. 6. Developing a Thesis. 7. Supporting a Thesis. 8. Organizing Ideas. 9. Developing Paragraphs. 10. Writing the First Draft. 11. Revising and Rewriting. 12. Editing and Proofreading. Part II: THE READER 13. Becoming a Critical Reader: Reading with a 'Writer's Eye.' 14. Description: Presenting Impressions. LANSING LAMONT, The Bomb (description of object) (annotated). The world's first atomic bomb was a 'bloated black squid girdled with cables and leechlike detonators.' TRUMAN CAPOTE, Out There (description of a place). The opening pages of In Cold Blood describe a remote Kansas town that became the scene of an infamous mass murder. JOS� ANTONIO BURCIAGA, My Ecumenical Father (description of a person). Burciaga recounts how his Mexican father, who worked as a custodian in an El Paso synagogue, risked his life for the Jewish faith. LUIS ALBERTO URREA, Border Story (description of place and people). For Central Americans seeking a better life, the border between Mexico and the United States is a war zone of poverty and violence. CRITICAL ISSUES: IMMIGRATION. BLENDING THE MODES. PAUL M. BARRETT, American Islam (description of people, idea, issue). Unlike the Muslims of Europe, American Muslims are mostly non-Arabs, highly educated, and affluent. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: BAYOU PRINTING WANT AD. A want ad describes the ideal candidate. 15. Narration: Relating Events. SAMUEL SCUDDER, Take This Fish and Look at It (first person) (annotated). Instead of lecturing, a famous scientist repeats a simple command to his new student--'look, look, look.' RAM�N 'TIANGUIS' P�REZ, (first person) The Fender-Bender. A minor traffic incident reveals the tenuous existence of undocumented aliens in America. MARTIN GANSBERG, Thirty-Eight Who Saw Murder and Didn't Call the Police (Third person objective narration). Gansberg recounts the 1964 murder of a young woman whose neighbors ignored her cries for help because they 'did not want to get involved.' JAMES DILLARD, A Doctor's Dilemma (first person). A young doctor learns that to avoid the threat of a lawsuit, the next time he sees an accident victim, he should 'drive on.' CRITICAL ISSUES: HEALTHCARE. BLENDING THE MODES. GEORGE ORWELL, Shooting an Elephant. Although he was an armed police officer, Orwell recounts how a crowd pressured him to act against his will. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: HOTEL INCIDENT REPORT. A hotel employee documents the actions she took during a disturbance. 16. Example: Presenting Illustrations. ANNA QUINDLEN, Homeless (annotated). A homeless woman in New York's Port Authority terminal represents an increasing urban problem of poverty and dislocation. JOE RODRIGUEZ, Mexicans Deserve More Than La Mordida. For Rodriquez's father la Mordida was an example of Mexico's oppressive corruption. SHARON BEGLEY, What's in a Word? (multiple examples). The German word for 'bridge' is feminine, conjuring images of beauty and fragility; for the French it is a masculine word connoting strength and power. Words shape the way we perceive reality. BLENDING THE MODES. CAROLYN M. BROWN, Attacking Student Loan Debt. Black Enterprise explains how one student took steps to eradicate $120,000 in student loans. CRITICAL ISSUES: DEBTOR NATION. WRITING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM: COVENANT HOUSE NEEDS YOUR HELP. 17. Definition: Establishing Meaning. EILEEN SIMPSON, Dyslexia (standard definition) (annotated). A psychotherapist defines a reading disability by detailing her own experiences as a dyslexic. ELLEN GOODMAN, The Company Man (extended definition). Goodman defines the qualities of a classic workaholic. ALISSA QUART, Listening to Madness (invented definition). Members of the 'Mad Pride' movement embrace mental illness and reject medication that will eliminate their inner voices. BLENDING THE MODES. JO ELLEN GREEN KAISER, What is an Act of Terror? Acts of war

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