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Composition of Everyday Life 2009 Mla Update (3RD 10 - Old Edition)

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Encouraging you to be an inventive thinker and writer, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Third Edition, illustrates how the act of writing is connected to your daily life as it helps you rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around you. With a more reader-friendly design than ever, the third edition begins with an entire chapter devoted to helping you transition into college-level thinking and writing. It emphasizes the invention process throughout and offers twelve chapters to help you invent ideas more than any text on the market. Its seventy-plus reading selections by both professional and student writers expose you to a variety of disciplines. Breaking down the opposition between the personal spaces of everyday life and the critical discourse of academia, this text delivers pedagogy for making meaning and generating writing at the intersection of academic and nonacademic life. It is an excellent preparation for the academic reading and writing activities you will encounter throughout your college experience and well beyond.

Synopsis:

Showing students that the act of writing is connected to everyday living, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Third Edition, emphasizes invention while helping student writers rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around them.

About the Author

John Mauk has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing from Bowling Green State University and a Masters in language and literature from the University of Toledo. Scholarship includes an article on critical geography and composition (COLLEGE ENGLISH, March 2003). Mauk now teaches composition and rhetoric courses at Northwestern Michigan College. In 2007, he served on the NCTE Nominating Committee. John Metz has a B.A. in English from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (1983) and an M.A. in English from the University of Toledo (1985). He has taught first-year writing for over 20 years and currently teaches at Kent State University at Geauga in Twinsburg, Ohio.

Table of Contents

1. INVENTING IDEAS. Asking Questions. Re-Inventing Education. Considering the Essay. Reading and Relating to Essays. Getting Beyond the Weasel: Reading for Rhetoric. Applying Rhetoric to Your Own Writing. How to Use the Composition of Everyday Life. 2. REMEMBERING WHO YOU WERE. Readings. Brent Staples, "Black Men, Public Spaces." Cindy Bosley, "How I Lost the Junior Miss Pageant." Jennifer Schwind-Pawlak, "The Thrill of Victory . . . The Agony of Parents." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 3. EXPLAINING RELATIONSHIPS. Readings. John Steinbeck, "Americans and the Land." Jim Crockett, "Mugged." Daniel P. Doezema, "Political Adaptation." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 4. OBSERVING. Readings. Annie Dillard, "Living Like Weasels." Chester McCovey, "The Front Porch." Justin Scott, "Corpse Colloquy." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 5. ANALYZING CONCEPTS. Readings. S. I. Hayakawa, "What It Means to Be Creative." Simon Benlow, "'Have It Your Way': Consumerism Invades Education." Petra Pepellashi, "What Is Education?" Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 6. ANALYZING IMAGES. Readings. Elizabeth Thoman, "Rise of the Image Culture: Re-Imagining the American Dream." Cameron Johnson, "The Mighty Image." Rebecca Hollingsworth, "An Imperfect Reality." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 7. MAKING ARGUMENTS. Readings. David Crabtree, Ph.D., "Why a Great Book's Education Is the Most Practical!" Ann Marie Paulin, "Cruelty, Civility, and Other Weighty Matters." Elizabeth Bohnhorst, "Floppy Disk Fallacies." Jayme Stayer, "Whales R Us." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 8. RESPONDING TO ARGUMENTS. Readings. George Lakoff, "What Orwell Didn't Know." Daniel Bruno, "Entitlement Education." Allison Hester, "Reality Check." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 9. EVALUATING. Readings. Steven Poole, "Goodbye Cruel Word." Ed Bell, "The Andy Griffith Show: Return to Normal." Jaren Provo, "Star Trek." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 10. SEARCHING FOR CAUSES. Readings. Deborah Tannen, "Sex, Lies, and Conversation: Why Is It So Hard for Men and Women to Talk to Each Other?" Leonard Kress, "Throwing Up Childhood." Jamie Bentley, "American Consumerism." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 11. PROPOSING SOLUTIONS. Readings. Paul Roberts, "How to Say Nothing in 500 Words." Deirdre Mahoney, "Attending to the Word." Rachel Scofield, "Reverence for Food." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 12. THINKING RADICALLY (RE-SEEING THE WORLD). Readings. Michael Moore, "Why Doesn't GM Sell Crack?" Simon Benlow, "An Apology to Future Generations." Simon Wykoff, "Unemployed, and Working Hard." Outside Reading. Invention. Point of Contact. Analysis. Public Resonance. Thesis. Rhetorical Tools. Organizational Strategies. Writer's Voice. Vitality. Peer Review. Delivery. 13. RESEARCH AND WRITING (GATHERING AND USING INFORMATION FROM SOURCES). Basic Concepts. Primary Research. Observation. Interviews. Surveys. Secondary Research. Finding Sources. Evaluating Sources. Processing Ideas from Sources. Integrating Ideas from Sources. Organizing Sources. Documenting Sources. MLA Style. APA Style. 14. ANTHOLOGY: EVERYDAY RHETORIC. Remembering. Leonard Kress, "A Beat Education." Steve Mockensturm, "The Grapes of Mrs. Rath." Samantha Tengelitsch, "The Greatest Gift." Explaining Relationships. Abigail Zuger, "We Love Them. We Hate Them. We Take Them." Cindy Bosley, "What the Honey Meant." David Hawes, "Dog-Tied." Dean A. Meek, "Friend or Foe?" Observing. Edward Abbey, "Planting a Tree." Jane Goodall, "Gombe." Royce Flores, "Onward, Gamers, Onward!" Evan Proudfoot, "The Farm on the Hill." Kierstin Reszka, "The Holy Land." Analyzing Concepts. Dan Wilkins, "Why We No Longer Use the 'H' Word." Marie Winn, "Cookies or Heroin." Public Art. Analyzing Images. Jean Kilbourne, "Addiction as a Relationship." Joy Clough, "Cartoons 'n Comics: Communication to the Quick." J. Francis Davis, "The Power of Images: Creating the Myths of Our Time." Making Arguments. Ward Churchill, "Crimes Against Humanity." Therese Cherry, "Beware of Drug Sales." Therese Cherry, "Professional Letter." Carolyn Dean and Ellisa Meininger, "The Worst Crime of the 20th Century. How Would Jesus Drive?" Responding to Arguments. Ann F. Causey, "Is Hunting Ethical?" Martin Luther King, Jr., "Letter from Birmingham Jail." Chief Joseph, "Surrender Speech." Barack Obama, "A More Perfect Union." Evaluating. Roger Ebert, "No Country for Old Men." George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language." Simon Benlow, "Revealing the Ugly Cartoonish Truth: The Simpsons." Geoffrey Bennett, "Hip-Hop: A Roadblock or Pathway to Black Empowerment?" Chester McCovey, "The Parting Breath of the Now-Perfect Woman." Searching for Causes. Juliet Schor, "The New Politics of Consumption: Why Americans Want So Much More Than They Need." JoAnn Wypijewski, "A Boy's Life." Susan Jacoby, "When Bright Girls Decide That Math Is a 'Waste of Time.'" Large Office Typing Pool. Proposing Solutions. Gore Vidal, "Drugs." Ed Bell, "Technology, Movement, and Sound." Rose Bachtel, "Television: Destroying Childhood." Carl Rogers, "Communication: Its Blocking and Its Facilitation." Jonathon Swift, "A Modest Proposal." Thinking Radically. Wendell Berry, "Farming and the Global Economy." Doris Lessing, "Group Minds." Tricia Smith, "Not Homeschooling? What's Your Excuse?" Rebecca Solnit, "Was I a Good American in the Time of George Bush?" 15. RHETORICAL HANDBOOK. Organization. Paragraphs. Writing Style. Sentence Vitality. Coherence and Conciseness. Complete Sentences. Agreement. Parallelism. Word Choice. Punctuation. How Sentences Work: A Look at Basic Grammar.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780495802037
Author:
Mauk, John
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Author:
Mauk, John (John Mauk)
Author:
Metz, John
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Series:
2009 MLA Update Editions
Publication Date:
20090610
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
768
Dimensions:
9.56x8.07x1.18 in. 3.01 lbs.

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