Controversy : Issues for Reading and Writing

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For courses in Developmental Writing and Freshman Composition.This innovative reader helps students develop a strong cognitive approach to critical reading and writing by challenging them to express their own ideas on controversial issues and to respond to those of others on the same issues. It features opposing, accessible readings on sixteen current topics-with questions to stimulate application of prior knowledge, critical response, and persuasive writing-and with a focus on developing an active, questioning, skeptical approach toward ideas in print.
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  • Paperback | 330 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 430.91g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0130903558
  • 9780130903556

Table of contents

Introduction. Winter Survival, David W. Johnson and Frank P. Johnson.1. Overview: The Process of Critical Reading and Writing. The Process of Critical Reading. The Writing Process.2. The Juvenile Justice System: Does It Work? Mapping the Streets of Crime, from Newsweek. Why Not Name Guilty Juveniles?, Michael Olesker.3. Should Witnesses Become Involved? Triple Slaying Probed, from The Associated Press. 37 Who Saw Murder Didn't Call the Police, Martin Gansberg.4. Keeping Secrets: Should Adoption Records Be Confidential? The Great Debate: So Adopted Children Have the Right to Know about Their Birth Parents?, Jessica Branch. I Have a Right to Know, Jessica Branch. I Have a Right to My Privacy, Jessica Branch.5. Aggression in Sports. Mr. Hyde and Dr. Jekyll, George Plimpton. A Humanistic Approach to Sports, Irving Simon.6. Controlling Our Own Fates. God Helps Those Who Stop Hurting Themselves, Harold Kushner. Heart Attack!, Michael Crichton.7. Obedience: A Good Quality? When I Need Your Opinion I'll Give It to You, Sam Levenson. Would You Obey a Hitler?, Jeanne Reinert.8. Rap as a Cultural Force. If Hip-Hop Ruled the World, Aisha Finch. Organizing the Hip-Hop Generation, Angela Ards.9.Welfare vs. Workfare. Guess What? Welfare Reform Works, Gary S. Becker. A Step Back to the Workhouse, Barbara Ehrenreich.10. The Right to Bear Arms. American Revolutionary, Matthew Edwards. The Hydrogen Bomb Lobby, Art Buchwald.11. Human Cloning and Human Rights. Should the United States Ban Human Cloning? Yes: Individual Dignity Demands Nothing Less, George J. Annas. Human Cloning? Don't Just Say No, Ruth Macklin.12. Physician-Assisted Suicide. Threat of Assisted Suicide, Maggie Gallagher. Reflections on `Death with Dignity Act,' Alan Meisel. Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making, Timothy E. Quill.13. Reactions to Crowded Cities. Everyone Belonged, Harry Golden. Sex Morals on the Lower East Side, Harry Golden. The Poets Were Paid, Harry Golden. Sliding Down into the Behavioral Sink, Tom Wolfe.14. The Effects of Technology on Society. A New Declaration of Independence: How to Win Back Our Freedom from the Technocrats, Charles Siegel. On the Edge of the Digital Age: The Historic Moment, Peter Leyden.15. Is Freedom Worth Dying For? Is Life More Sacred Than Liberty?, Adair P. Archer. Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death, Patrick Henry.16. Pornography: Free Speech? Why We Must Put Up with Porn, Susan Isaacs. Equality and Speech, Catharine A. MacKinnon.17. Reducing the Threat of Drugs. Past Experience with Legalization, Kim Edward Light. The War on Drugs Should Be Abandoned, Daniel K. Benjamin and Roger Leroy Miller.Appendix A: Word Parts. Appendix B: Guide to Literary Terms. Appendix C: Allusion. Appendix D: Connotations of Names. Appendix E: Figures of Speech: Metaphors, Similes, and Cliches. Appendix F: The Formality Spectrum: Indicators of Informality and Formality. Appendix G: Irony of Situation. Appendix H: Irony of Wording: Life off Campus, (Anonymous). Appendix I: Jargon: Little Miss Muffet, Russell Baker. Appendix J: Symbols. Appendix K: Spelling List. Appendix L: Discussion Grading Sheet. Appendix M: Essay Checklist.
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