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- Full title: Readings for Writers with APA 7e Updates, 16th Edition
- Edition: 16th
- Copyright year: 2020
- Publisher: Cengage Learning
- Author: Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell; Anthony C. Winkler
- ISBN: 9781337905619, 9781337905619
- Format: PDF
Description of Readings for Writers with APA 7e Updates, 16th Edition:
READINGS FOR WRITERS is the preeminent rhetorical reader for the freshman composition course. This bestseller continues its tradition of providing comprehensive coverage of the writing and research process, while also offering a wide variety of appealing readings. With more than 60 selections from a broad range of topics and genres, this text offers something to spark excitement in any writer.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Table of Contents of Readings for Writers with APA 7e Updates, 16th Edition PDF ebook:
Title pageCopyright pageContentsThematic Table of ContentsPrefacePart One: From Reading to WritingChapter 1: Reading CriticallyKinds of ReadingSteps to Critical ReadingChapter 2: Rhetoric: The Art of PersuasionRoad Map to RhetoricGrammar and RhetoricThe Importance of Good GrammarLetting the Habits of Literate Writers Be the Final RefereeThe Importance of RhetoricAudience and PurposeThe Internal Reader/EditorLevels of EnglishFormal EnglishInformal EnglishTechnical EnglishWriting as a ProcessWriting about Visual ImagesWriting about ArtworkWriting about News PhotographsWriting about CartoonsWriting about AdvertisementsWriting on the Social NetworksAdvice- Whatand Howto Write When You Have No Time to Write / Donald MurrayExample- Ain’t I a Woman? / Sojourner TruthReal-Life Student Writing- Email from SamoaChapter 3: Synthesis: Incorporating Outside SourcesRoad Map to Synthesis- Gettysburg Address / Abraham LincolnParaphraseSummaryQuotationGuidelines for Effectively Synthesizing Outside SourcesFirst, allow space for your thoughtsSecond, initiate a dialogue with the materialThird, think, revise, rewriteRepeat all of the aboveGuidelines for Improving Your Use of Outside SourcesAlways keep your argument in the foregroundWeave the sources into your argumentConsider form as well as functionWriters at Work: Strategies for Incorporating Outside SourcesWriters at Work: Using Paraphrase and SummaryWriters at Work: Using QuotationSources- The American Dream Is Dead: Here’s Where It Went / Adele Peters- By Our Own Bootstraps / W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm- Long Live the American Dream / Shikha DalmiaChapter 4: The Writer’s VoiceRoad Map to Writer’s VoiceWhy Did the Chicken Cross the Road?VocabularySyntaxAttitudeAdvice- Tone: The Writer’s Voice in the Reader’s Mind / mort castleExamples- Salvation / Langston Hughes- Mother Tongue / Amy TanReal-Life Student Writing- A Thank-You Note to an AuntChapter 5: The Writer’s ThesisRoad Map to ThesisFinding Your ThesisKey Words in the ThesisCharacteristics of a Good ThesisThe Thesis PredictsThe Thesis ControlsThe Thesis ObligatesNine Errors to Avoid in Composing a ThesisThe Explicit versus the Implicit ThesisAdvice- The Thesis / Sheridan Baker- Is Texting Killing the English Language? / John Mcwhorter- The Median Isn’t the Message / Stephen Jay GouldReal-Life Student Writing- A Eulogy to a Friend Killed in a Car WreckChapter 6: Organizing IdeasRoad Map to OrganizingOrganizing the Short EssayMake a Jot ListSketch out Your ParagraphsMake a FlowchartOrganizing the Long EssayPlanning by Listing Supporting MaterialsOrganizing with a Formal OutlineCreating the OutlineGuidelines for OutliningOutlining by Topic/Outlining by SentenceAdvice- Write to Be Understood / Jim StaylorExamples- Rules for Aging / Roger Rosenblatt- That Time of Year (Sonnet 73) / William ShakespeareReal-Life Student Writing- Note from a Graduate Student to a Department SecretaryChapter 7: Developing Good ParagraphsRoad Map to ParagraphsParts of the ParagraphThe Topic SentenceImplied Topic SentencesSupporting DetailsParagraphs with a Final Summing-Up SentenceTopic Sentence Developed over More Than One ParagraphPosition of the Topic SentenceParagraph PatternsCharacteristics of a Well-Designed ParagraphUnityCoherenceCompletenessWriting Your Own ParagraphsAdvice- Writing Successful Paragraphs / A. M. Tibbetts and Charlene TibbettsExamplesParagraph with the Topic Sentence at the Beginning- The Lessons of the Past / Edith HamiltonParagraph with the Topic Sentence at the End- The Loser Edit’ That Awaits Us All / Colson WhiteheadReal-Life Student Writing- Letter of Application to an Honors ProgramPart Two: Patterns of DevelopmentChapter 8: NarrationRoad Map to NarrationWhat Narration DoesWhen to Use NarrationHow to Write a NarrativeHave a PointPace the StoryTell the Story from a Consistent Point of ViewInsert Appropriate DetailsWarming Up to Write a NarrativeExamples- My Name Is Margaret / Maya Angelou- Shame / Dick GregoryPointer from a Pro: Keep TryingChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 9: DescriptionRoad Map to DescriptionWhat Description DoesWhen to Use DescriptionHow to Write a DescriptionFocus on a Dominant ImpressionUse Images in Your DescriptionsAppeal to All of Your Reader’s SensesWarming Up to Write a DescriptionExamples- The Libido for the Ugly / H. L. Mencken- Hell / James JoycePointer from a Pro: Less is MoreChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 10: Process AnalysisRoad Map to Process AnalysisWhat Process Analysis DoesWhen to Use Process AnalysisHow to Write a Process AnalysisState Your Purpose in a Clear ThesisOrganize the Sequence of Steps LogicallyExplain EverythingWarming Up to Write a Process AnalysisExamples- My Strangled Speech / Dan Slater- Hunting Octopus in the Gilbert Islands / Sir Arthur GrimblePointer from a Pro: Be Open To CriticismChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 11: Illustration/ExemplificationRoad Map to Illustration/ExemplificationWhat Illustration/Exemplification DoesWhen to Use IllustrationHow to Use IllustrationWarming Up to Write an IllustrationExamples- The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria / Judith Ortiz Cofer- Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall . . . / John LeoPointer from a Pro: Be ClearChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 12: DefinitionRoad Map to DefinitionWhat Definition DoesWhen to Use DefinitionHow to Use DefinitionWarming Up to Write a DefinitionExamples- Entropy / K.C. Cole- On Self-Respect / Joan DidionPointer from a Pro: Be ConfidentChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 13: Comparison/ContrastRoad Map to Comparison/ContrastWhat Comparison/Contrast DoesWhen to Use Comparison/ContrastHow to Use Comparison/ContrastWarming Up to Write a Comparison/ContrastExamples- Real Work / Rick Bragg- Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts / Bruce CattonPointer from a Pro: Read To WriteChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 14: Division/ClassificationRoad Map to Division/ClassificationWhat Division/Classification DoesWhen to Use Division/ClassificationHow to Use Division/ClassificationWarming Up to Write a Division/ClassificationExamples- The Six Stages of E-Mail / Nora Ephron- Kinds of Discipline / John HoltPointer from a Pro: Conquer Writer’s BlockChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 15: Causal AnalysisRoad Map to Causal AnalysisWhat Causal Analysis DoesWhen to Use Causal AnalysisHow to Use Causal AnalysisKnow the Differences among Necessary, Sufficient, and Contributory CauseMake Your Purpose ClearBe Modest in Your Choice of SubjectConcentrate on Immediate Rather Than Remote CauseDon’t Be Dogmatic about CauseUse Common Sense in Asserting CauseWarming Up to Write a Causal AnalysisExamples- A Peaceful Woman Explains Why She Carries a Gun / Linda M. Hasselstrom- XXXL / Elizabeth KolbertPointer from a Pro: Be ModestChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 16: Argumentation and PersuasionRoad Map to Argumentation and PersuasionWhat Argumentation and Persuasion DoWhen to Use Argumentation and PersuasionHow to Use Argumentation and PersuasionWarming Up to Write an ArgumentExamples- Why Don’t We Complain? / William F. Buckley, Jr- A Modest Proposal / Jonathan SwiftPointer from a Pro: Read Your Writing AloudChapter Writing AssignmentsTerm Paper SuggestionsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudienceChapter 17: Combining the ModesRoad Map to the ModesWhat Combining the Modes DoesWhen to Combine the ModesHow to Use Combined Modes- The Education of Women / Daniel Defoe- Once More to the Lake / E. B. WhitePointer from a Pro: Take Revision SeriouslyChapter Writing AssignmentsWriting Assignments for a Specific AudiencePart Three: Thematic Collections for Critical Thinking and DebateTheme 1: TerrorismTheme 2: Self-ImageTheme 3: BullyingTheme 4: Drugs and SocietyTheme 5: ImmigrationTheme 6: Online DatingTheme 7: RacismTheme 8: The Status of WomenTheme 9: HomelessnessTheme 10: The New TechnologyPart Four: Rewriting Your WritingRevisingThe Exploitation of Endangered WildlifeEditingRule 1: Make Your Title DescriptiveRule 2: Begin with a Simple SentenceRule 3: Prune DeadwoodRule 4: Do Not OverexplainRule 5: Be SpecificRule 6: Avoid Trite ExpressionsRule 7: Use the Active VoiceRule 8: Make Your Statements PositiveRule 9: Keep to One TenseRule 10: Place Key Words at the Beginning or End of a SentenceRule 11: Replace Multiple Of ‘sRule 12: Break Up Noun ClustersRule 13: Use Exclamation Points SparinglyRule 14: Vary Your SentencesRule 15: Keep Your Point of View ConsistentRule 16: Use Standard WordsRule 17: End with ImpactEditing an Actual EssayPart Five: Checking Your PunctuationThe PeriodThe CommaThe SemicolonThe DashThe ApostropheThe Question MarkThe ColonThe Exclamation PointQuotation MarksUsing Other Punctuation with Quotation MarksPart Six: Writing Research PapersHow to Choose Your TopicHow to Narrow Your SubjectThe Process of Writing the PaperPlagiarismUsing In-Text CitationPreparing Works Cited or ReferencesMLA Works Cited DocumentationAPA References DocumentationWriting the Final Copy- Annotated Outline and Student Research Paper- Annotated Student Research Paper- Exercises To Help You Learn How To Synthesize Someone Else’s Work Into Your Own WritingSuggestions For A Thesis-Driven Research PaperGlossaryIndex