Reflect, Inform, Persuade: College Writing Today

Reflect, Inform, Persuade: College Writing Today

By: Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler (author)Paperback

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Reflect, Inform, Persuade examines the purposes for writing while demonstrating the varying processes writers employ to reach an end. The low price (~$25 net*) and practical three-part organization make Reflect, Inform, Persuade an option for a variety of interests or course objectives. Author Elizabeth Kessler hones in on three important points: improving academic writing skills; writing for various purposes, gradually moving from self to a focus on the wider world; and using materials that can be used as models for good writing.

Contents

Part I * The Writing Process Chapter 1 * The Writing Process Introduction The Writing Process-A Holistic View The Writing Process-A Deconstructed View What I Learned Applying What I Learned Working with What I Learned Chapter 2 * Invention/Prewriting Strategies Introduction Strategies Free Writing/Power Writing Clustering Brainstorming Journalistic Questions Research Interviewing Do We Write Now? Free Writing/Power Writing Clustering Brainstorming Journalistic Research What I Learned Applying What I Learned Working with What I Learned Chapter 3 * Pre-Drafting: Elements to Consider Introduction Purpose, Modes, and Genre To Entertain To Reflect/Express-Genres Journals Personal Narrative From "Mama Sarah" Fortuna Benudiz Ippoliti To Inform-Modes Descriptive Writing Comparison and Contrast Cause and Effect From "Find Yourself Packing It On? Blame Friends" Gina Kolata Exemplification Definition Division and Classification Process Analysis Ghirardelli (TM) Individual Chocolate Lava Cakes (advertisement) Research, Exposition, Summary, Analysis To Inform-Genres Research Process Analysis Movie Review From "Hogwarts Under Siege" A. O. Scott Purpose-Persuade Op-Ed Piece From "Find Yourself Packing It On? Blame Friends" Gina Kolata Personal Narrative From "The Heart of the City" Terrell F. Dixon Advertisements Mr. Goodwrench The Starfish Story Teddy Grahams Audience Geo. H. Lewis & Sons (advertisement) Tone What I Learned Applying What I Learned Working with What I Learned Chapter 4 * Drafting the Academic Informative Essay Introduction Building the Essay Step One-Invention Step Two-The Thesis Step Three-The Introduction Step Four-The Body Paragraphs Step Five-Transitions Step Six-The Conclusion Step Seven-The Sources Step Eight-The Complete First Draft Allison's Fury What I Learned Applying What I Learned Working with What I Learned Chapter 5 * Peer Review and Revision Introduction The Reading-Writing Connection Expectations The Editing Process Editing for Purpose Editing for Audience Commentary The Rubric for Structure, Organization, and Development Commentary Revision How to Use Your Review Editing for Audience Commentary Completing Your Revisions What I Learned Applying What I Learned Working with What I Learned Chapter 6 * Editing and Formatting Introduction Grammar Phobia The Mechanics Profile Formatting MLA Style What I Learned Applying What I Learned Working with What I Learned Part II * Genre Construction Chapter 7 * To Reflect and Express Introduction Journals Personal Reflection Journals A Marine at War-Journal Entry-Persian Gulf War Narrative Jason Douglas Pre-Reading and Reader Response Journals Student Reader Responses Genre Construction Letters The Personal Letter Making Peace with My Dad; Making Peace With Myself Mari Carmen Marin The Formal Business Letter The Letter of Application Genre Construction Autobiographical Narratives The Closed Form Narrative Waste, A County Fair Tale Leilani Hall The Open Form Narrative The Cat Under the Bed: Growing Up SurvivorPatricia Lee Yongue Chronological Organization Spatial Organization The Lost Bills Genre Construction Invention Pre-Drafting Drafting Peer Editing Editing for Purpose Editing for Audience Commentary Revision Editing and Formatting Rubric for Structure, Organization, and Development Memoir From Memory of Walking Antonio Jocson Genre Construction Chapter 8 * To Inform Introduction The Multi-Mode Essay From "The Classroom and the Wider Culture: Identity as Key to Learning English Composition " Fan Shen "Cultural Tyranny" Gloria Anzaldua Genre Construction Editing for Purpose Editing for Audience The Rubric for Structure, Organization, and Development Advertisements "Is This Where Your Teen Goes to Get High?" Newspaper and Magazine Articles Newspaper Articles "War on Words Heats Up in Immigration Debate" Lini Kadaba Magazine Articles From "In the Hot Seat" Chryso D'Angelo The Movie Review Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007):Hogwarts Under Siege A.O. Scott Genre Construction Chapter 9 * To Persuade and Convince Introduction What Is Argument? Purpose A Debatable Topic and Its Thesis Evidence Appeals Strategies-Conceding Points Strategies-Refuting Points Changing Positions Reading Argument Suggestions for Reading Argument Personal Argument I Am a Housewife Elisa Garza The Traditional Formal Argument Time to Lower the Drinking Age Joseph McDade A Second Reading Preparing to Write about an Argument Some Things Can Wait Reading Other Argumentative Genres The Op-Ed Piece The Potterparazzi Lisa M. Virgoe The Editorial and Political Cartoons Justice Pat Oliphant Obesity Doug N. Marlette Clemens and Steroids Mike Luckovich The Advertisement Evaluating Genres Chapter 10 * Writing Argument Introduction The Argument The Topic-Invention Pre-Drafting Appeals and Structure Logos Rogerian Argument Pathos Ethos Logical Fallacies The Either/Or Fallacy, or the False Dilemma The False Analogy The Red Herring The Bandwagon Fallacy Generalizations Hasty Sweeping Stereotypes Drafting Peer Editing Editing for Purpose Editing for Audience The Rubric for Structure, Organization, and Development Commentary Revision Formatting and Editing Revision Revisited The Traditionally Constructed Argumentative Essay Structure The Writing Process Deferred The Prompt for a 90-Minute Argumentative Essay Assignment Stronger Standards for Admission The Final Draft Evaluating Genres Genre Construction Part III * Reading about Personal Issues Chapter 11 * Identity: How Do I Construct My Identity? Introduction Visual Literacy Community College Street Festival (Photograph) Linda Daigle Paris Wedding (Photograph) Linda Daigle Traditions? Elizabeth R. Kessler Pausing to Consider Reading about College and Young Adult Identity "Who Shall I Be?" The Allure of a Fresh Start Jennifer Crichton My Deep Dark Secret? I Miss My Family Hadley Moore The Classroom and the Wider Culture: Identity as a Key to Learning English Composition Fan Shen Reading about Social/Ethnic Identity "Blaxicans" and Other Reinvented Americans Richard Rodriguez A Conversion Unveiled Yvonne Ridley The Price of Being "Americanized" Michael Novak Reading about Gender and Sexual Identity Never Quite Male or Female, It's Her Decision Now Sarah Viren The Boy's Desire Richard Rodriguez Reflections on Identity Reflecting to Write Chapter 12 * Body Image and Health: How Do I Construct My Physical Being? Introduction Visual Literacy Lost Identity, I (Photograph) Franka Bruns Guerneville 1980 (Photograph) Anja Leigh Russell Asian Beauty (Photograph) Linda Daigle Surviving Beautifully (Photograph) Elizabeth Kessler Pausing to Consider Reading about the Male Body Son of a Pretty Boy Andrew Brininstool Reading about Weight The Radius of Beauty Leilani Hall Fat and Happy: In Defense Acceptance Mary Ray Worley Why Don't They Just Eat? Reading about Beauty Miss America: More than a Beauty Queen? Kate Shindle Finding My Eye-dentity Olivia Chung Reflections on Body Image and Health Reflecting to Write Chapter 13 * Education and Work: How Do I Construct My Mind and My Career? Introduction Visual Literacy Professional Business Cards Real Estate Card Patti Diller Veterinarian Card Lipitor (Advertisement) Pausing to Consider Reading about Traditional Ways of Education Forget the Fads-The Old Ways Work Best Evan Keliher I Didn't Want to Work that Hard: A Liberal Arts Education Sherree Kessler Reading about Different Perspectives in Work and Education "Truth Is, I'm the Same Guy I Always Was" Paul McCartney Help! I'm a Mac Person in a PC World Anne Perrin Some Lessons from the Assembly Line Andrew Braaksma Letter to Friends Sandra Cisneros Reflections on Education and Work Reflecting to Write Chapter 14 * Trauma: How Do I Construct Trust? Introduction Visual Literacy Little Hearts, Big Hurts (Poster) Maybe It's Not Your Child Who Needs a Time-Out You Won't Know If You Don't Ask Sexual Assault Strong & Silent or Ashamed & Alone? Pausing to Consider Reading about Authority Figures Goodbye Rita Hayworth, Hello Margarita Cansino Linda Rader Overman Scouts Molested, Again Patrick Boyle andElizabeth Marchak Reading about the Aftermath I Want Constantine's Murder to Die Olga Polites How Would My Rape Shape My Kids' Lives? Ellen Sussman Reflections on Trauma Reflecting to Write Chapter 15 * Relationships: How Do I Construct a Life with Others? Introduction Visual Literacy Abuelita (Photograph) Anja Leigh Russell The Oscar Party (Photograph) Linda Daigle The Red Hat Ladies (Photograph) Patti Diller Pausing to Consider Reading Selection about Marriage and Other Relationships Making Room for Dad's New Girlfriend Melissa Maynard Reading about Alternative Parenting Stop Setting Alarms on My Biological Clock Carrie Friedman If Our Son Is Happy, What Else Matters? Scott Sherman Reading about Getting Along with Others Becoming "Real" Men at Last Topher Sanders That's MS. to you, Bub Abigail McCarthy Reflections on Relationships Reflecting to Write Chapter 16 * Closure: How Will Others Construct Me? Introduction Visual Literacy Movies Pausing to Consider Reading about the Media When Harry Met Tony Malcolm Jones No More Bikinis & Cowboys Scott Deveau Reading about Our Family and Friends You're Going to End Up Like Your Mother Anyway, So Get Over It Sandy Jordan A Father on a Poster Board Just Won't Do Alison Buckholtz Reading about Health and Medicine Find Yourself Packing It On? Blame Friends Gina Kolata Fat Comes in on Little Cat Feet Gail Collins Reading about Education and Growing Up-At Any Age Grades not Full Gauge of Talent Cary Clack The Teacher Who Changed My Life Nicholas Gage Student Evaluations David Holmberg Bringing Up Adultolescents Peg Tyre Reading about Society's Issues My Name Is Margaret Maya Angelou Dropping the "One Drop" Rule George Will Reading about After I've Departed The Champion Oak, Glennwood Cemetery (Photograph) Linda Walsh Daisies and Diaries: Death and Defining Self Stella Thompson My Daddy Was My Hero Bindi Irwin A Lady by Any Standard Michael Beschloss The Paris Cemetery (Photograph) Linda Daigle Reflections on Closure Reflecting to Write Part IV *Research Chapter 17 * Writing the Research Paper Introduction What Is a Research Paper? The Thesis Evidence Sources Taking Notes Academic Honesty Writing the Paper Using Quotations Paraphrasing Chapter 18 * MLA Documentation and Sample Paper Introduction Use of MLA Format for Documentation The Works Cited Page Joseph McDade's work Cited Page Revised General Rules Internal Documentation General Rules Sample Student Research Paper Stay At Home Moms: The New Choice Creating Controversy Lori Tiedt Appendix 1 * Glossary of Composition Terms Appendix 2 * Permissions Appendix 3 * Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780321198983
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
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  • weight: 581
  • ISBN10: 0321198980

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