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Table of Contents

** mark new chapters or readings.



1. Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation.


What is Summary?

Can a Summary Be Objective?

Using the Summary.

The Reading Process.

How to Write Summaries.

Demonstration:   Summary.

Summarizing a Narrative or Personal Essay.

Summarizing Figures and Tables.



Avoiding Plagiarism.


2. Critical Reading and Critique.


Critical Reading.


Demonstration: Critique.


3. Writing as Process.


Introductions, Theses, and Conclusions.

Writing Introductions.

Writing a Thesis.

Writing Conclusions.


4. Explanatory Synthesis.


What Is a Synthesis?


Using Your Sources.

Types of Synthesis: Explanatory and Argument.

How to Write Syntheses.

The Explanatory Synthesis.

Demonstration: Explanatory Synthesis: Computers, Communication, and Relationships.


5. Argument Synthesis.


What is an Argument Synthesis?

Demonstration: Developing an Argument Synthesis: Volunteering in America.

Developing and Organizing Support for Your Arguments.

The Comparison-Contrast Synthesis.

Summary of Synthesis.


6. **Analysis.


What Is an Analysis?

Demonstration of Analysis.

How to Write Analyses.

Writing Assignment: Analysis.

Analysis: A Tool for Understanding.


7. Locating, Mining, and Citing Sources.


Source-Based Papers.

The Research Question.

Locating Sources.

Mining Sources.

Citing Sources.

Writing Assignment: Short Source-Based Paper.

 II. An Anthology of Readings .



 8. Cyberspace and Identity.


We’ve Got Mail—Always , Andrew Leonard.

Journey of an E-Mail, John Dyson.

**The End of History , Fred Kaplan.

**I Think, Therefore IM, Jennifer Lee.

**The Blog Phenomenon , John C. Dvorak.

**The Intimacy of Blogs , Michael Snider.

A Shared Sadness, Russ Parsons.

Virtual Love , Meghan Daum.

Cyberspace and Identity , Sherry Turkle.

Boy, You Fight Like a Girl , Alex Pham.

Faking It:   The 15 Year-Old Legal Whiz, Michael Lewis.


 9. Obedience to Authority.


**Abu Ghraib.

Opinions and Social Pressure, Solomon E. Asch.

The Perils of Obedience, Stanley Milgram.

Review of Stanley Milgram’s Experiments on Obedience, Diana Baumrind.

Obedience, Ian Parker.

The Stanford Prison Experiment, Philip K. Zimbardo.

Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem, Erich Fromm.

**Just Do What the Pilot Tells You, Theodore Dalrymple.


**Chapter 10.   What's Happening at the Mall?


Shopping for American Culture , James Farrell.

A Social History of Shopping, Laura Paquet.

Main Street Revisited, Richard Francaviglia.

Shopping Towns USA, Victor Gruen and Larry Smith.

Enclosed. Encyclopedic. Endured: One Week at the Mall of America, David Guterson.

The Shopping Mall as Sacred Space , Ira Zepp, Jr.

From Town Center to Shopping Center, Lizabeth Cohen.

Community Through Exclusion and Illusion, George Lewis.

Mallaise: How to Know If You Have It, William Kowinski.


11. The Weight Debate.


  **Rethinking Weight, Amanda Spake.

Caloric Imbalance and Public Health Policy , Jeffrey P. Koplan and William H. Dietz.

Prevalence of Obesity Among U.S. Adults, by Characteristics and by State , Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Too Much of a Good Thing, Greg Crister.

NAAFA Policy on Dieting and the Diet Industry , National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance.

Fat and Happy: In Defense of Fat Acceptance , Mary Ray Worley.

Too “Close to the Bone”: The Historical Context for Women’s Obsession with Slenderness , Roberta Seid.

Fat and Happy? , Hillel Schwartz.

**The Ironic Politics of Obesity, Marion Nestle.

The Man Who Couldn’t Stop Eating, Atul Gawande.


12. Fairy Tales: A Closer Look at “Cinderella”.


Universality of the Folktale , Stith Thompson.

**Fairy Tales and a Dose of Reality , Catherine Orenstein.

Nine Variants of   “Cinderella” .

Cinderella , Charles Perrault.

Ashputtle , Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm.

When the Clock Strikes , Tanith Lee.

A Chinese “Cinderella” , Tuan Ch’êng-shih.

The Maiden, the Frog, and the Chief’s Son (An African “Cinderella”) .

Oochigeaskw—The Rough-Faced Girl (A Native American “Cinderella”) .

Walt Disney’s “Cinderella” , Adapted by Campbell Grant.

Cinderella , Anne Sexton.

Gudgekin the Thistle Girl , John Gardner.

“Cinderella”: A Story of Sibling Rivalry and Oedipal Conflicts , Bruno Bettelheim.

**I Am Cinderella's Stepmother and I Know My Rights , Judith Rossner.

“Cinderella” and the Loss of Father-Love , Jacqueline M. Schectman.

**"Cinderella": Not So Morally Superior, Elisabeth Panttaja.


**13. New and Improved: Six Decades of Advertising.

 Advertising’s Fifteen Basic Appeals , Jib Fowles.

Making the Pitch in Print Advertising , Courtland Bovée, John V. Thill, George P. Dovel, Marian Burk Wood.

The Picture That’s Worth a Thousand Words , Dorothy Cohen.

The Indictments against Advertising , Courtland Bovée, William F. Arens.

A Portfolio of Advertisements: 1945-2003.


 14. You, the Jury.


The Maiden and the Pot of Gold: A Case of Emotional Distress .

The American Legal System , David Hricik.

**IRAC: How to Write About Legal Cases , Leonard Tourney, Gina Genova.

The Ridiculed Employee: An Additional Case of Emotional Distress .

Assault and Battery on the Gridiron: A Case of Reckless Disregard of Safety .

Who Gets the Kids? Some Cases of Child Custody .

**Hot Coffee Spills.

The Felled Stop Signs: Some Cases of Homicide .

Drag Racing and Death: Some Cases of Manslaughter .

 Legal Glossary.


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Behrens, Laurence
Behrens, Lawrence
Rosen, Leonard J.
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English language
College readers
Academic writing
Interdisciplinary approach in education
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Composition & Creative Writing
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