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Reading to Write: Composition in Context 1st Edition

Peter Elias Sotiriou

  • Published
  • 590 Pages

Overview

READING TO WRITE, a brief rhetoric, thematic reader and handbook, is based on the assumption that reading interesting and challenging selections is the most productive way to embrace the writing process.

Peter Elias Sotiriou, Los Angeles City College

Part I: READING AND WRITING.
1. Ways to Read.
Anita Merina � Literacy: A Family Affair.
2. Ways to Write.
Melanie Svoboda � The Eight Beatitudes of Writing.
3. Types of Reading and Writing.
Sharon Curcio � Finding Modern Ways to Teach Today's Youth.
4. More Types of Reading and Writing.
Malcolm X and Alex Haley - Saved.
Part II: READING SELECTIONS AND WRITING TOPICS.
Breaking the Law.
Luis J. Rodriguez � La Vida Loca (The Crazy Life): Two Generations of Gang Members.
Robert K. Ressler and Tom Shachtman � from Childhoods of Violence.
Thomas Powers � Look Back in Anger.
Barbara Dority � The Columbine Tragedy: Countering the Hysteria.
The Media � Television and Music.
Charles Gordon � Taking the Fun out of Watching Television.
Paul Brownfield � Where's the Pitch?
Veronica Chambers � Salt-N-Pepa Have a New CD and Newfound Faith.
Denise Noe � Parallel Worlds: The Surprising Similarities (and Differences) of Country-and-Western and Rap.
Exercise and Health / Issues in Learning.
Warner W. K. Hoeger and Sharon Hoeger � from Introduction to Lifetime Physical Fitness and Wellness.
Jan Sheehan � Can You Be Fit and Fat?
Lynn Rosellini � How Far Should You Go to Stay Fit?
Patricia Anderson-Parrado � Burning Calories May Be Easier Than You Think.
Issues in Learning.
Elaine Woo � Teaching That Goes Beyond IQ.
Marilyn Sue Chapman and Martha Hoppe � Japan Firsthand.
Mike Rose � from Possible Lives.
Jonathan Kozol � from Ordinary Resurrections.
Part III: A WRITER'S HANDBOOK.
Grammar and Usage: Explanations and Practices.
Writing Conventions: Explanations and Practices.
Glossary of Grammar and Usage Terms.