Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers, Brief Edition without Handbook
For one/two-semester Freshman Composition courses.This best-selling writing guide integrates purpose, process, and rhetorical strategies into every chapter, offering students-as well as new instructors-the clearest explanation of writing. In addition to emphasizing critical reading, every major chapter contains professional and student samples, rhetorical techniques, journal exercises, reading and writing activities, collaborative activities, peer-response guidelines, revision suggestions, and a student essay in each chapter contains writing process materials (outlines, audience analysis, interview notes, drafts, revision plans, etc.).
- Paperback | 651 pages
- 180.8 x 231.6 x 25.4mm | 943.49g
- 06 Aug 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
- 6th edition
Table of contents
(NOTE: * Denotes selections new to this edition.)1. Writing Myths and Rituals. Writing Fitness: Rituals and Practice. Place, Time, and Tools. Energy and Attitude.Keeping a Journal. Warming Up: Journal Exercises."On Keeping a Journal," Roy Hoffman.2. Purposes and Processes for Writing. "Writing for Myself," Russell Baker.Purposes for Writing. Writer-Based Purposes. Subject- and Audience-Based Purposes. Combinations of Purposes. Subject, Purpose, and Thesis. Purpose and Audience. Audience Analysis. The Writing Situation. Purpose and Audience in Two Essays."The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl," Elizabeth Wong. "I'm OK, but You're Not," Robert Zoellner.Dimensions of the Process. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. The Whole Process. Writing with a Computer. Warming Up: Journal Exercises. A Writing Process at Work: Collecting and Shaping."Athletes and Education," Neil H. Petrie. "On Writing `Athletes and Education'," Neil H. Petrie.A Writing Process at Work: Drafting and Revising.From "The Declaration of Independence."3. Observing. Techniques for Writing About Observations. Observing People. Observing Places.From "Sierra," John Muir.Observing Objects. Observing Events. Warming Up: Journal Exercises.*From "September 18, 2001," by Robin Morgan. "Take This Fish and Look at It," Samuel H. Scudder. *"High Tide in Tucson," Barbara Kingsolver. "Observing Wolves," Farley Mowat.Observing: The Writing Process. Choosing a Subject. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. Postscript on the Writing Process."Permanent Tracings," Jennifer Macke. "Empty Windows," Stephen White.4. Remembering. Techniques for Writing About Memories. Remembering People."The Way to Rainy Mountain," N. Scott Momaday.Remembering Places. Remembering Events. Warming Up: Journal Exercises."The Day Language Came into My Life," Helen Keller. "Lives on the Boundary," Mike Rose. "Beauty" When the other Dancer Is the Self," Alice Walker.Remembering: The Writing Process. Choosing a Subject. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising.From "University Days," by James Thurber.Postscript on the Writing Process."The Wind Catcher," Todd Petry. *"The Red Chevy," Juli Bovard.5. Reading. Techniques for Writing about Reading. How Readers Read. Summarizing and Responding to an Essay."Teaching Diversity-with a Smile," Barbara Ehrenreich.Summarizing. Responding. Summarizing and Responding to Advertisements.*"Beauty and Violence," Adam Forest. "Some Don't Like their Blues at All," Karyn Lewis.Warming Up: Journal Exercises.*"Barbies," Emily Prager. *"Atlas Shrugs," Nicholas Lemann. "Animal Rights and Beyond," David Quammen.Reading and Writing Processes. Choosing a Subject.*"Teaching Tolerance in America," Dudley Erskine Devlin.Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. Postscript on the Writing Process."Drawing the Line," Paula Fisher. "Two Responses to Deborah Tannen," Jennifer Koester and Sonja H. Browe.6. Investigating. Techniques for Investigative Writing. Summary of a Book or Article. Investigation Using Multiple Sources."The Personality Pill," Anastasia Toufexis.Profile of a Person."Here Comes Oprah," Joan Barthel.Warming Up: Journal Exercises."How the Web Works," Gene Cowan. "Surfin' the Louvre," Elizabeth Larsen. "Plotting a Net Gain," Connie Keonenn. *"Life After Oil," Jeremiah Creedon. "The Homeless and Their Children," Jonathan Kozol.Investigating: The Writing Process. Choosing a Subject. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. Postscript on the Writing Process.*"The Hollywood Indian," Lauren Strain. "My Friend, Michelle, An Alcoholic," Bridgid Stone.7. Explaining. Techniques for Explaining. Explaining What. Explaining How. Explaining Why. Warming Up: Journal Exercises.*"Multiracialness," La Mer Stepptoe. "Les Tres Riches Heures de Martha Stewart," Margaret Talbot. "The Global Village Finally Arrives," Pico Iyer. "How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently," Deborah Tannen.Explaining: The Writing Process. Choosing a Subject. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. Postscript on the Writing Process."English Only," Christine Bishop. "Anorexia Nervosa," Nancie Brosseau.8. Evaluating. Techniques for Writing Evaluations. Evaluating Commercial Products or Services. Evaluating Works of Art. Evaluating Performances.*"Mr. Spielberg Strikes Again," David Ansen.Warming Up: Journal Exercises.*"All's Not Well in Land of `The Lion King'," Margaret Lazarus. *"Prime Time Art," Kathyrn Hughes and Ben Rogers. "First Born, Later Born," Geoffrey Cowley. "Watching the Eyewitless News," Elayne Rapping.Evaluating: The Writing Process. Choosing a Subject. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. Postscript on the Writing Process."Borrowers Can be Choosy," Linda Meininger. "The Big Chill," Kent Y'Blood.9. Problem Solving. Techniques for Problem Solving. Demonstrating That a Problem Exists. Proposing a Solution and Convincing Your Readers. Warming Up: Journal Exercises."Solving for Pattern," Wendell Berry. *"The Argument Culture," Deborah Tannen. "Virtual Students, Digital Classroom," Neil Postman.Problem Solving: The Writing Process. Choosing a Subject. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. Postscript on the Writing Process."No Parking," by Kristy Busch, Steve Krause, and Keith Wright. "Who Should Take Charge?," Eui Young Hwang.10. Arguing. Techniques for Writing Argument. Claims for Written Argument. Appeals for Written Argument. Rogerian Argument. Warming Up: Journal Exercises."The Ethics of Endorsing a Product," Mike Royko. "The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger?," Cathleen A. Cleaver. "The Damnation of a Canyon," Edward Abbey.Three Perspectives on the Death Penalty."Death and Justice," Edward I. Koch. *"Death Be Not Proud," Robert Badinter. *"Death and Justice," John O'Sullivan.Arguing: The Writing Process. Choosing a Subject. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. Postscript on the Writing Process."Welfare is Still Necessary for Women and Children in the U.S.," Crystal Sabatke. *"Standardized Tests: Shouldn't We Be Helping Our Students?," Eric Boese.11. Responding to Literature. "The Story of an Hour," Kate Chopin.Techniques for Responding to Literature. Warming Up: Journal Exercises. Purposes for Responding to Literature. Responding to Short Fiction. Responding as a Reader. Reading with a Writer's Eye."A Worn Path," Eudora Welty. "The Lesson," Toni Cade Bambara.Responding to Literature: The Writing Process. Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising. Postscript on the Writing Process. Responding to Literature: Student Writing."On 'A Worn Path'," Julia MacMillan and Brett MacFadden. "Death: The Final Freedom," Pat Russell.12. Writing a Research Paper. Techniques for Writing a Research Paper. Using Purpose, Audience, and Form as Guides. Finding the Best Sources. Using Sources to Make Your Point. Documenting Your Sources. Preparing yourself for the Research Process. Warming Up: Journal Exercises. Research Notebook. Research Timetable. Documentation Format: MLA and APA Styles. Research Paper: The Writing Process. Choosing a Subject. Collecting. Basic Internet Glossary. Evaluating Internet Sources. Shaping. Shaping Strategies. Drafting. Revising. Documenting Sources. Postscript on the Writing Process."Foreign Language Study: An American Necessity," Kate McNerny.Appendix: Writing Under Pressure. Know Your Audience. Analyze Key Terms. Make a Sketch Outline. Know the Material. Practice Writing. Proofread and Edit. Sample Essay Questions and Responses.