Developing Connections

Developing Connections : Short Readings for Writers

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This compact text-reader offers 46 brief selections (primarily essays, but also short stories and poetry) that focus on connections across our nation's cultures. Part One is a solid introduction to the reading and writing processes, including a clear explanation of ways to develop an essay, with models of student writing; Part Two is an anthology divided into seven themes, each introduced by a pair of photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 343 pages
  • 134.6 x 213.4 x 20.3mm | 408.24g
  • McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • Multiple languages
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0767411277
  • 9780767411271

Table of contents

What Does It Mean to Think in Cultural Contexts? PART I. CRITICAL READING AND WRITING 1. Critical Reading and Thinking: Recognizing Cultural Contexts What Is Culture? / Why Read and Think in Cultural Contexts? / Strategies for Reading and Thinking across Cultures 2. Reading to Respond The Process of Responding / Responding by Making Marginal Notes / Responding by Writing Journal Entries 3. Reading to Understand Understanding Unfamiliar Words / Summarizing to Understand the Main Idea and Supporting Ideas / Reading to Understand Inferences 4. Reading to Evaluate Understanding the Distinctions: Response, Summary, Inference, and Evaluation / Establishing Criteria for Evaluating / Using Criteria to Evaluate: Journal Entries / Using Criteria to Evaluate: Discussions / Summary: A Critical Reading Process 5. A Writing Process Writing for a Purpose / Developing a Writing Process / A Sample Writing Process PART II. ANTHOLOGY 6. Arrivals, Roots, and Memories Mary Antin, The Promised Land / Toshio Mori, The Woman Who Makes Swell Doughnuts / Joe Klein, The Education of Berenice Belizaire / Miguel Torres, Crossing the Border / John Tarkov, Fitting In / Patricia Hampl, Parish Streets / Fiction: Isaac Bashevis Singer, The Son From America 7. Families Tran Thinga, Letter to My Mother / Doris Kearns Goodwin, From Father, with Love / Gary Soto, Like Mexicans / Lindsy Van Gelder, Marriage as a Restricted Club / Sue Horton, Mothers, Sons, and the Gangs / Poem: Seamus Heaney, Midterm Break 8. Questions of Language Janice Castro with DanCook and Cristina Garcia, Spanglish / Gloria Naylor, A Question of Language / Barbara Ehrenreich, Zipped Lips / Chang Rae Lee, Mute in an English-Only World / Joseph Telushkin, Words That Hurt, Words That Heal: How to Choose Words Wisely and Well / Poems: Emily Dickinson, Three Poems on Words 9. Ways of Learning Jacques D'Amboise, I Show a Child What Is Possible / Isaac Asimov, What Is Intelligence, Anyway? / Maya Angelou, Finishing School / Nicholas Gage, The Teacher Who Changed My Life / Mike Rose, "I Just Wanna Be Average" / Malcolm X, Prison Studies / Fiction: Grace Paley, The Loudest Voice 10. Health: Mind and Body Paul Aronowitz, A Brother's Dreams / Florida Scott Maxwell, Going Home / Eric Bigler, Give Us Jobs, Not Admiration / Anna Quindlen, The War on Drinks / Richard Seltzer, The Discus Thrower / Jacqueline Navarra Rhoads, Nurses In Vietnam / Fiction: William Carlos Williams, The Use of Force 11. Women and Men Brent Staples, Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space / Jon Katz, How Boys Become Men / Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria / Charles Osgood, "Real" Men and Women / Susan Jacoby, Unfair Game / Scott Russell Sanders, The Men We Carry in Our Minds ! and How They Differ from the Real Lives of Most Men / Fiction: Kate Chopin, The Storm 12. Choices, Actions, and the Future Charles Krauthammer, Of Headless Mice ! and Men / Rene Schanchez, Surfing's Up and Grades Are Down / Lore Segal, Modern Courtesy / Samuel Francis, Illegal Motives / Linda Chavez, There's No Future in Lady Luck / Meghan Daum, Safe-Sex and White Lies in the Time of AIDS / Fiction: Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron Glossary of Terms Subject and Title Index
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About Judith Stanford

Judith Stanford is Professor of English at Rivier College in Nashua, New Hampshire, where, for the past fifteen years, she has taught courses in literature and writing. She has also taught at Cape Cod Community College, Merrimack College (North Andover, Massachusetts) and the University of California at Santa Barbara. She received the B.A. degree from Colby College (Waterville, Maine) and both the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Professor Stanford's books include Connections, now in its third edition, Developing Connections, now in its second edition, and Guidelines for Writers, all published by McGraw-Hill.
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