Purpose and Process

Purpose and Process : A Reader for Writers

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For courses in Freshman Composition.This innovative reader focuses on writers' purposes and processes for reading and writing, and on the connections between, reading and writing. Every chapter integrates purpose, process, and rhetorical strategies for achieving specific writing goals. Sixty-four selections by both professional and student writers illustrate these purposes.
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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 218.44 x 259.08 x 38.1mm | 1,814.36g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 4th edition
  • 0130210269
  • 9780130210265

Table of contents

1. Reading: Purposes and Processes. Honor Society Hypocrisy, Ellen Goodman. How to Mark a Book, Mortimer Adler. Imagination, Annie Dillard. Dyslexia, Eileen Simpson. Television and Reading, Marie Winn. Learning to Read, Malcolm X. How Reading Changed My Life, Anna Quindlen.2. Writing: Purposes and Processes. My Sister, Kari, Nicolle Mircos. Freewriting, Peter Elbow. How to Write a Letter, Garrison Keillor. Shitty First Drafts, Anne Lamott. The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts, Donald M. Murray. Writing Around Rules, Mike Rose. Mother Tongue, Amy Tan.3. Observing. West Texas, William Least Heat-Moon. Lenses, Annie Dillard. Soup, The New Yorker. "Toys," and "Barbies," Roland Barthes and Emily Prager. Graceland, Albert Goldman. Life at Close Range, Gretel Ehrlich. Fetal Pig, Elizabeth Weston.4. Remembering. Shame, Dick Gregory. Competition, Nancy Friday. Los Pobres, Richard Rodriguez. Living in Two Cultures, Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston. In Death's Throat, Robert Hughes. Metamorphosis, Peggy L. Breland. The Wake-Up Call, Walter Goedeker.5. Investigating. Attack of the Killer Cats, Leon Jaroff. Lost in Cyberspace, John Skow. Bot Till You Drop, Chris Taylor. America's Food Cop,. Bob Condor, Fast Food for Thought, Norman Atkins. Separate by Choice, Mary Jordan. The Beauty behind Beauty Pageants, Mary White.6. Explaining. Conversational Ballgames, Nancy Sakamoto. Cat Bathing as a Martial Art, Bud Herron.The Crystal Healer Will See You Now, Stephen Perrine. Lies, Lies, Lies, Paul Gray. Thirteen Ways to Leave Your Lousy Job, Jon Spayde. Exercise: A New Dietary Requirement, Jane Brody. A First Report Card on School Vouchers, Adam Cohent and Ken Myers. A Question of Language, Gloria Naylor. Wine Tasting: How to Fool Some of the People All of the Time, Michael J. Jones.7. Evaluating. The Roadster Returns, Consumer Reports. Man, Bytes, Dog, James Gorman. Transcending the Suburbs, David Denby. In Defense of Talk Shows, Barbara Ehrenreich. Let Jesse Be Jesse, Garrison Keillor. All's Not Well in the Land of "The Lion King," Margaret Lazarus. The Two Best Letters on Television, Craig Cooley.8. Problem Solving. It's Time to Ban Handguns, Lance Morrow. Let's Get Rid of Sports, Katha Pollitt. Cross Talk, Deborah Tannen. "Now, If I Ruled the World..." Anne and Paul Ehrlich, Frederik Pohl, Susan Merrow, and Richard Bangs. A White Woman of Color, Julia Alvarez. The Technology of Medicine, Lewis Thomas. The Problem of Dropouts Can Be Solved, Jenny Sharpe.9. Arguing. Active and Passive Euthanasia, James Rachels. Death and Justice, Edward I. Koch. The Argument Culture, Deborah Tannen. Horatio Alger, Harlon Dalton. The Saints of Servitude, Patricia Williams. The Ethics of Endorsing a Product, Mike Royko. Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. Battered, Kimberly S. Freeman.Credits. Index.
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