1. WRITING CONTEXT.
How We Write. The Writer. The Reader. The Discipline.
2. WRITING PROCESS.
Critical Thinking. Strategies for Enhancing Critical Thinking. How to Write an Essay. Strategies for Creating a Composing Style. Writing the Whole Composition . Writing on a Computer. Strategies for Writing on a Computer. Collaborative Writing. Writer''s Block. Avoiding Plagiarism.
3. CRITICAL READING.
Reading Critically. Strategies for Critical Reading. Cornel West, Black Political Leadership (annotated). Using THE SUNDANCE READER. Analyzing Visual Images. Strategies for Analyzing Visual Images.
4. RELATING EVENTS.
What Is Narration? Strategies for Reading Narration. Samuel Scudder, Take This Fish and Look at It (annotated). James Dillard, A Doctor''s Dilemma. Andrew Braaksma, Some Lessons From the Assembly Line (New selection). Maya Angelou, Champion of the World. Ramon "Tianguis" Pérez, The Fender-Bender. Martin Gansberg, Thirty-eight Who Saw Murder and Didn''t Call the Police. Blending the Modes. George Orwell, Shooting an Elephant. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Walter Lord, The Reconstructed Logbook of the Titanic. Responding to Images. New Orleans Following Hurricane Katrina, September, 2005. Strategies for Writing Narration. Suggested Topics for Writing Narration. Student Paper, Spare Change. Narration Checklist.
5. PRESENTING IMPRESSIONS.
What Is Description? Strategies for Reading Descriptions. Lansing Lamont, The Bomb. Truman Capote, Out There. Luis Alberto Urrea, Border Story. José Antonio Burciaga, My Ecumenical Father. Carl T. Rowan, Unforgettable Miss Bessie. Paul M. Barrett, American Islam. Blending the Modes. E. B. White, Once More to the Lake. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Bayou Printing, Job Announcement. Monica Ramos, The Resume of Monica Ramos. Seattle Street Kids with Gun, 1983. Strategies for Writing Description. Student Paper, My Bug. Description Checklist.
6. ESTABLISHING MEANING.
What Is Definition? Strategies for Reading Definitions. Eileen Simpson, Dyslexia (annotated). Janice Castro, Dan Cook, and Cristina Garcia, Spanglish. Ellen Goodman, The Company Man. Alissa Quart, Listening to Madness (New selection). Thomas Sowell, Needs. Joseph C. Phillips, Who is Black? Blending the Modes. Marie Winn, TV Addiction. Writing Beyond the Classroom. The Encyclopedia of Psychology, Depression. Don D. Rosenberg, What is Depression? Responding to Images. Anti-Gay Marriage Protest in Boston, 2004. Strategies for Writing Definitions. Suggested Topics for Writing Definitions. Student Paper, Disneyland Dads. Definition Checklist.
7. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST: INDICATING SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES.
What Is Comparison and Contrast? Strategies for Reading Comparison and Contrast. Yi-Fu Tuan, Chinese Space, American Space (annotated). Rachel Carson, A Fable for Tomorrow. Suzanne Britt, Neat People vs. Sloppy People. Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee. Sharon Begley, East vs. West: One Sees the Big Picture, The Other is Focused (New selection). Bharati Mukherjee, Two Ways to Belong to America. Blending the Modes. Christopher Jencks, Reinventing the American Dream (New selection). Writing Beyond the Classroom. Peggy Kenna and Sondra Lacy, Communication Styles: United States and Taiwan. Responding to Images. Henry Ford II Introduces the 1949 Ford. Strategies for Writing Comparison and Contrast. Suggested Topics for Comparison and Contrast Writing. Student Paper, Parallel States: Israel and Ireland. Comparison and Contrast Checklist CRITICAL ISSUES: AN ONLINE READER (New section). Confronting Issues. Healthcare. Immigration. Criminal Justice. Privacy in the Electronic Age.
8. ANALYSIS: MAKING EVALUATIONS.
What Is Analysis? Strategies for Reading Analysis. Sharon Begley, What''s in a Word? (New selection).Thomas Friedman, What''s Our Sputnik? (New selection). Fareed Zakaria, Get Out the Wallets (New selection). Benjamin Radford, How Television Distorts Reality. Scott Rosenberg, Closing the Credibility Gap (New selection). Louis R. Mizell Jr., Who''s Listening to Your Cell Phone Calls? Blending the Modes. Jim Gemmel and Gordon Bell, The E- Memory Revolution (New selection). Writing Beyond the Classroom. Alton Enterprises, Preliminary Security Analysis. Responding to Images. Cell Phone Camera Image of Street Demonstration, Tehran, June 2009. Strategies for Writing Analysis. Suggested Topics for Writing Analysis. Student Paper, Endless War. Analysis Checklist.
9. DIVISION AND CLASSIFICATION: SEPARATING INTO PARTS AND RATING CATEGORIES.
What Are Division and Classification? Strategies for Reading Division and Classification. Judith Viorst Friends, Good Friends—and Such Good Friends. Martin Luther King Jr., Three Ways of Meeting Oppression. James Austin, Four Kinds of Chance. Bill Wasik, Our Friend the Smear (New selection). Thomas H. Benton, The Seven Deadly Sins of Students. William Lutz, Doublespeak (New selection). Blending the Modes. Andres Martin, On Teenagers and Tattoos (New selection). Writing Beyond the Classroom. Motion Picture Association of America Parents: Stay Ahead of the Curve! Responding to Images. Symbols of Three Faiths, 2006. Strategies for Division and Classification Writing. Suggested Topics for Division and Classification Writing. Student Paper, Hispanics on Campus. Division and Classification Checklist.
10. EXPLAINING HOW THINGS WORK AND GIVING DIRECTIONS.
What Is Process? Strategies for Reading Process. Mortimer Adler, How to Mark a Book (annotated). Armond D. Budish, Fender Benders: Legal Do''s and Don''t''s. Marvin Harris, How Our Skins Got Their Color. Anne Weisbord, Resumes That Rate a Second Look. Eugene Raudsepp, Seeing Your Way Past Interview Jitters. Liz Grinslade, Evaluating a Job Opportunity. Blending the Modes. Malcolm X, My First Conk 45. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Lucille Treganowan, Cleaning Battery Terminals. Responding to Images. Resume and Laptop. Strategies for Process Writing. Suggested Topics for Process Writing. Student Paper, Securing Your Home. Process Checklist.
11. CAUSE AND EFFECT: DETERMINING REASONS AND MEASURING OR PREDICTING RESULTS.
What Is Cause and Effect? Critical Thinking for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Strategies for Reading Cause and Effect. John Brooks, The Effects of the Telephone (annotated). John Taylor Gatto, Why Schools Don''t Educate. Tanner Stransky, Who Killed Miss America? (New selection). Diana Bletter, I Refuse to Live in Fear. Blending the Modes. Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space. Opposing Viewpoints: Legalizing Drugs. Peter Moskos, Too Dangerous Not to Regulate (New selection). Lee. P. Brown, End the Demand, End the Supply (New selection). Writing Beyond the Classroom. Thomas Jefferson et al., The Declaration of Independence. Responding to Images. Foreclosure sign, Texas, 2008. Strategies for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Suggested Topics for Cause-and-Effect Writing. Student Paper, Why They Hate Us. Cause-and-Effect Checklist.
12. ARGUMENT AND PERSUASION.
What Is Argument and Persuasion? Critical Thinking for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Strategies for Reading Argument and Persuasion. Anna Quindlen, Stuff is Not Salvation (New selection). Maggie Jackson, Distracted: The New News World and the Fate of Attention (New selection). Blending the Modes. Mary Sherry, In Praise of the "F" Word. Opposing Viewpoints: China in the 21st Century. Martin Jacques, When China Rules the World (New selection). Minxin Pei, Why China Won''t Rule the World (New selection). Opposing Viewpoints: Ethnic Identity. Armstrong Williams, Hyphenated Americans. Julianne Malveaux, Still Hyphenated Americans. Writing Beyond the Classroom. Covenant House Covenant House Needs Your Help. Responding to Images. Sign Warning Drivers of Illegal Immigrants. Strategies for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Suggested Topics for Writing Argument and Persuasion. Student Paper, Why a Black Student Union? Argument and Persuasion Checklist.
Appendix A: Writer''s Guide to Documenting Sources.
Appendix B: A Writer''s Guide to Revising and Editing (New appendix).