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Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader

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Patterns for a Purpose, Fifth Edition, is a rhetorical reader that shows students how to use the rhetorical patternseither alone or in combinationto achieve various writing purposes. It continues to emphasize critical reading and thinking, to offer detailed coverage of the writing process, to provide a rich variety of writing opportunities, to emphasize argumentation and persuasion, and to provide reading selections, both classic and contemporary, that function as models as well as springboards for discussion and writing.

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Table of Contents

* New to this edition

1. Reading Critically

Critical Reading

Distinguishing Facts from Opinions

Making Inferences

Synthesizing Information

Evaluating Quality

Detecting Errors in Logic

Strategies for Critical Reading

Approach Your Reading with a Reflective and Questioning Attitude

Preview the Material

Do a First Reading

Reread and Study

A Sample Marked Essay

Keeping a Reading Journal

Summarizing

The Purpose of Summaries

Suggestions for Writing a Summary

A Sample Summary

Synthesizing

The Purpose of Synthesis

Suggestions for Synthesizing Information

A Sample Synthesis

Strategies for Reading Visual Material Critically

Reading All Images

Reading Charts and Graphs

Reading Photographs

Reading Advertisements

Reading Selection: Mortimer Adler, How to Mark a Book

2. Planning an Essay and Using the Patterns of Development

Considering Your Writing Context

Purpose

Audience

The Writers Role

Generating Ideas

Shaping a Writing Topic

Discovering Ideas to Develop Your Topic

Developing a Thesis

Location of the Thesis

Qualities of an Effective Thesis

How to Compose Your Thesis

Ordering Ideas

The Scratch OutlineUsing the Patterns of Development

Reading Selection: Gail Godwin, The Watcher at the Gates

3. Writing and Rewriting

Writing Your First Draft

Tips for Drafting

Essay Structure

The Introduction

Body Paragraphs

The Conclusion

The Title

Visualizing an Essay

Revising Your Draft

Tips for Revising

Revising with Peer Review

Editing Your Draft

Tips for Editing

Proofreading Your Final Copy

An Essay in Progress: "The Not-so-ideal Male"

Reading Selection: Paul Roberts, How to Say Nothing in 500 Words

4. Description

The Pattern

Using Description for a Purpose

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Description in College, at Work, in the Community

Deciding on a Dominant Impression

Supporting Details

Objective and Expressive Details

Descriptive Words

Similes and Metaphors

Organizing Details

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Description

Checklist for Revising Description

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: The Gendarme

Examining Visuals: Description in Corporate Logos

N. Scott Momaday, The Homestead on Rainy Mountain Creek

Rick Bass, A Winter's Tale

Annie Dillard, The Deer at Providencia

Gretel Ehrlich, Struck by Lightning

*Barry Corbet, Embedded

Alberto Riós, The Vietnam Wall

Additional Writing Assignments

5. Narration

The Pattern

Using Narration for a Purpose

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Narration in College, at Work, in the Community

Supporting Details

Writing Dialogue

Organizing Details

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Narration

Checklist for Revising Narration

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: The Family Reunion, Revisited

Examining Visuals: Narration in a Cartoon

Chris Abani, The Lottery

Langston Hughes, Salvation

William Glaberson, Seeking Justice after a Fatal Spin of the Cylinder

*John Schwartz, The Poncho Bearer

Natalie Kusz, Ring Leader

Lee K. Abbott, The View of Me from Mars

Additional Essay Assignments

6. Exemplification

The Pattern

Using Exemplification for a Purpose

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Exemplification in College, at Work, in the Community

Supporting Details

Hypothetical Examples

Organizing Details

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Exemplification

Checklist for Revising Exemplification

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: Food for Thought

Examining Visuals: Exemplification in a Cartoon

Cullen Murphy, Lifosuction

*Jennifer Saranow, The Snoop Next Door

Ralph Ellison, On Being the Target of Discrimination

Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, The Motherhood Manifesto

Jonathan Kozol, Untouchables

John Cheever, Reunion

Additional Essay Assignments

7. Process Analysis

The Pattern

Using Process Analysis for a Purpose

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Process Analysis in College, at Work, in the Community

Supporting Details

Organizing Details

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing a Process Analysis

Checklist for Revising a Process Analysis

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: A Visit to Candyland

Examining Visuals: Process Analysis in a Photograph

*Dave Barry, Terminal Logic

Diane Cole, Dont Just Stand There

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., In the Kitchen

Timothy Harper, Shoot to Kill

Jessica Mitford, Behind the Formaldehyde Curtain

Naomi Shihab Nye, The Traveling Onion

Additional Essay Assignments

8. Comparison-Contrast

The Pattern

Using Comparison-Contrast for a Purpose

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Comparison-Contrast in College, at Work, in the Community

Choosing Subjects

Supporting Details

Organizing Details

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Comparison-Contrast

Checklist for Revising Comparison-Contrast

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: Teaching a New Dog Old Tricks

Examining Visuals: Comparison-Contrast in a Photograph

Bruce Catton, Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts

Suzanne Britt, Neat People vs. Sloppy People

Alice Walker, Am I Blue?

*Deborah Siegal, The New Trophy Wife

Deborah Tannen, Squeaky Wheels and Protruding Nails: Direct and Indirect Speech

Arthur L. Campa, Anglo vs. Chicano: Why?

Robert Frost, Fire and Ice

Additional Essay Assignments

9. Cause-and-Effect Analysis

The Pattern

Using Cause-and-Effect Analysis for a Purpose

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Cause-and-Effect Analysis in College, at Work, in the Community

Supporting Details

Avoiding Errors in Logic

Organizing Details

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Cause-and-Effect Analysis

Checklist for Revising Cause-and-Effect Analysis

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: Why Athletes Use Steroids

*Brad Stone, Web of Risks

Andrew Sullivan, Why the M Word Matters to Me

James Surowiecki, Paying to Play

Eyal Press, Fouled Out

Brent Staples, Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space

Dorothy Siegel, What Is Behind the Growth of Violence on College Campuses?

Leslie Marmon Silko, Lullaby

Additional Essay Assignments

10. Classification and Division

The Pattern

Using Classification and Division for a Purpose

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Classification and Division in College, at Work, in the Community

The Ordering Principle for Classification and Division

Supporting Details

Organizing Details

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Classification and Division

Checklist for Revising Classification-Division

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: Strictly Speaking

Examining Visuals: Classification-Division in an Advertisement

Sissela Bok, White Lies

Martin Luther King, Jr. The Ways of Meeting Oppression

David Bodanis, Whats In Your Toothpaste?

*Thomas Friedman, Globalization: The Super Story

William Zinsser, College Pressures

Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night

Additional Essay Assignments

11. Definition

The Pattern

Using Definition for a Purpose

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Definition in College, at Work, in the Community

Supporting Details

Organizing Details

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Definition

Checklist for Revising Definition

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: Why did the Chicken Cross the Möbius Strip?

Examining Visuals: Definition in a Photograph

Judy Brady, I Want a Wife

Jonathan Rauch, Caring for Your Introvert

Jo Goodwin Parker, What Is Poverty?

Malcolm Gladwell, The Art of Failure

Elie Wiesel, To Be a Jew

Pat Mora, Immigrants

Additional Writing Assignments

12. The Law and Society: Contemporary Controversies

The Difference between Argumentation and Persuasion

Purpose and Audience

Combining Patterns for a Purpose

Argumentation-Persuasion in College, at Work, in the Community

Supporting Details

Logos

Pathos

Ethos

How Logos, Pathos, and Ethos Relate to Purpose and Audience

Raising and Countering Objections

The Toulmin Model

Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

Induction

Deduction

Organizing Argumentation-Persuasion

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Writing Argumentation-Persuasion

Checklist for Revising Argumentation-Persuasion

Using Sources for a Purpose

Annotated Student Essay: Cast Out of Kansas: Music Censorship in Public Libraries

Should the the Law Allow Cloning of Embryonic Stem Cells?

Jeremy Rifkin, Why I Oppose Human Cloning

*Raymond Barglow, A Reply to Rifkin

Should Juvenile Offenders Be Tried in Adult Courts?

The New York Times, Little Adult Criminals

Laurence Steinberg, Should Juvenile Offenders Be Tried as Adults?

Linda J. Collier, Adult Crime, Adult Time

Timothy Roche and Amanda Bower, Young Voices from the Cell

What Speech Does the First Amendment Protect on College Campuses?

Cinnamon Stillwell, Mob Rule on College Campuses

Charles R. Lawrence III, The Debate over Placing Limits on Racist Speech Must Not Ignore the Damage It Does to Its Victims

Harvey A. Silvergate and Greg Lukianoff, Speech Codes: Alive and Well at Colleges

Howard M. Wasserman, Fan Profanity

Robert ONeil, What Limits Should Campus Networks Place on Pornography?

13. Combining Patterns of Development

Patterns for a Purpose

Using the Patterns of Development For a Purpose

Process Guidelines: Strategies for Combining Patterns

Annotated Student Essay: The Telephone Is Out; IM Is In

Examining Visuals: Combining Patterns on a Web Site

Brad Whetsine, Augustinian Influences

George Orwell, A Hanging

Richard Rodriguez, Complexion

Pagan Kennedy, One Room, 3,000 Brains

Esther Thorson, Dissect an Ad

E. B. White, Once More to the Lake

14. Locating, Evaluating, and Drawing on Sources

Using Sources

Locating Sources

Evaluating Print and Internet Sources

Drawing on Sources: Paraphrasing, Summarizing, and Quoting

Integrating Paraphrases, Summaries, and Quotations

Avoiding Plagiarism

Documenting Sources

Annotated Student Essay: Divorce as a Violation of Trust

Appendix

Document Design

Visuals for Essays

Tables

Pie Charts

Bar and Line Graphs

E-Mail Design

Power Point Slides

Web Site Design

Product Details

ISBN:
9780073533155
Author:
Clouse, Barbara Fine
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Langua
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
English language
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
English language -- Rhetoric.
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Copyright:
Publication Date:
May 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
726
Dimensions:
9.00x6.40x1.10 in. 2.20 lbs.

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