Professional and Public Writing: A Rhetoric and Reader for Advanced Composition

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This book introduces readers and writers to the techniques of discourse analysis, genre theory, and primary (including ethnographic) and secondary research. It also engages learners in extensive practice and a sequence of increasingly complex and comprehensive <


(NOTE: Each chapter begins with a Chapter Preview and includes a Writer's Workshop.) Preface. 1. Being Aware of Your Writing Practices. Reviewing the Core Elements: Purpose, Audience, Thesis, and Persona. Refining Your Purpose. Knowing Your Audience. Focusing Your Thesis. Controlling Your Persona. Conclusion. Checklist for Analyzing the Core Elements of Writing. Writers on Writing. President in Search of a Publisher, Jimmy Carter. Practicing History, Barbara Tuchman. Making the Truth Believable, Tracy Kidder. Writer's Notebook. 2. Being Aware of Rituals, Practices, and Habits. Writing Rituals. Composing Practices. Prewriting: Generating Content. Prewriting: Organizing Your Material Working Habits. Drafting. Drafting Collaboratively. Revising. Editing and Proofreading. Writers on Writing. Strengthened by a Pale Green Light, Reynolds Price. Writer's Notebook. WRITER'S PROFILE ONE: HOW DID I BECOME THE WRITER I AM? 3. Becoming Aware of Professional Writing Practices. Investigating the Profession. Analyzing a Discourse Community. Reflecting on Your Experiences: Asking Questions. Observing a Discourse Community. Writer's Notebook. Studying Forms of Communication. Genre. Writing Situation and Medium. Expanding the Definition: Oral and Visual Genres. Style. Design. Studying Writers in Their Environments: Primary Research. Ethnographic Research. Writer's Notebook. Getting Started on Primary Research. Ethical Considerations. Making Contacts. Keeping Things Organized. The Project Notebook. Note Taking When Interviewing and Observing. Getting Ready to Take Notes. Preparing for an Interview. Writers on Writing. Natural Selections, E.O.Wilson. 4. Learning from Professional Writing. Tracing the Genealogy of a Profession. Writer's Notebook. Putting Your Discourse Analysis Skills to Work. Casebook of Readings: Privacy in the Information Age. Writer's Notebook. Is Privacy Still Possible in the Twenty-First Century? Jerry Berman and Paula Bruening. Technology as Security, Declan McCullagh. Balancing Security & Privacy in the Internet Age, Institute of Management & Administration. American Nursing Association Action Report: Privacy and Confidentiality, Introduced by Beverly L. Malone. Stop That Face! Linda Rothstein. Talk Show Telling versus Authentic Telling: The Effects of the Popular Media on Secrecy and Openness, Evan Imber-Black. Casebook of Readings: Weight, Body Image, and Identity. Writer's Notebook. Eating Disorders Information Sheets from the BodyWise Handbook, The National Women's Health Information Center. Fat World/Thin World: "Fat Busters," "Equivocators," "Fat Boosters," and the Social Construction of Obesity, Karen Honeycutt. Shallow Hal (Movie Review), Roger Ebert. Who Says Only Women Have Plastic Surgery? (Advertisement), American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Buff Enough? (Book Review), Jonathan Rauch. WRITER'S PROFILE TWO: WHERE AM I GOING AS A PROFESSIONAL WRITER? 5. Learning from Public Writing. Finding a Public Voice: Problem Solving Strategies. Solving Problems with Others: Analyzing the Writing Situation. Solving Problems Alone: Analyzing the Writing Situation. Writer's Notebook. Putting Your Discourse Analysis Skills into Service. Casebook of Readings: Targeting Discrimination. Take Action: Children's Rights Are Human Rights, Marc Kielburger and Craig Kielburger. Make Age Irrelevant by Beating Negative Attitudes, AARP Interview with Sally James. Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space, Brent Staples. Reality Bites, Lisa Bennett. I Spy Sexism: A Public Education Campaign, Third Wave Foundation. Stigma Watch: Being Alert to Mental Health Stereotyping, National Mental Health Association and Otto Wahl. Casebook of Readings: Responding to Homelessness. Writer's Notebook. National Alliance to End Homelessness Web Site, Home page and FAQs. Transitions: Newsletter of the Center for Women in Transition. Let's Solve S. F.'s No. 1 Problem, Mike Sullivan and Plan C. Vehicularly Housed Residential Community: Project Description, Vehicularly Housed Residential Association & the Coalition of Homelessness, San Francisco. "Can You 20p for a Cup of Tea?" (Campaign Poster) Thames Reach Bondway (TRB)/Imagination (GIC) Ltd. These Are Our Neighbors (Student Essay), Nicole Stewart. WRITER'S PROFILE THREE: WHAT MIGHT I DO AS A PUBLIC WRITER? 6. Becoming a Practicing Writer. The Secondary Research Process: Resources, Techniques, and Styles. Selecting and Using Secondary Sources. Specialized Reference Works. Indexes and Abstracts. Specialized Professional Journals. The World Wide Web. Researching for Public Writing. Evaluating Sources. Recognizing Bias. Assessing Electronic Resources. Documenting Your Sources. What to Document. Styles of Documentation. Informal Documentation. The Project Notebook. Keeping Track of Your Research. Reading and Analyzing Sources. WRITING PROJECT: CRITIQUE OF A PUBLISHED PROFESSIONAL ESSAY. 7. Argument. Persuasion and Argument. Making Assumptions. Reviewing the Elements of Argument. Claims. Evidence. Refutation. Strategies for Arranging Arguments. The Counterargument. The Pro and Con Argument. The Problem-Solution Argument. Finding a Middle Ground. WRITING PROJECT: RESEARCHED POSITION PAPER. Sample Student Papers. Full or Partial Inclusion: A Look at the Debate about Where and How to Educate Special-Needs Students, Toni Spainhour. The Decline and Fall of the Soviet Union, Marty Ruhaak. Guidelines for Making an Oral Presentation. Writing and Speaking. Presentation and Delivery. Practice, Practice, Practice. Appendix A: Using and Designing Web Sites. Before You Start: Protecting Your Privacy. Successful Surfing. Getting There: Search Engines. Conducting Your Search. Evaluating Sites. Constructing and Maintaining Your Own Web Site. Tools for Construction: HTML and Servers. Designing a Web Site. Ways of Reading: Print versus Hypertext. Visual Complexity: Adding Images. Navigating: Overall Site Organization. Page Layout. Homepage: Core Information. Looking at a Sample Design. Editing and Maintaining Your Site. Appendix B: Styles for Documenting Sources. Documenting Sources Using MLA Style. In-Text Citations. Preparing the List of Works Cited. Sample Entries for a List of Works Cited. Documenting Sources Using APA Style. In-Text Citations. Preparing the References List. Sample Entries for a List of References. Documenting Sources Using Chicago Manual Style. Using the Chicago Notes and Bibliography Style. Sample Entries for Notes and Bibliography Entries. Documenting Sources Using CSE Style. Using CSE Citation-Sequence Style. Using a CSE References List. Sample Entries for a References List. List of Style Manuals and Supplementary Internet Sources.
EAN: 9780131838857
ISBN: 0131838857
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2004
Seitenanzahl: 336 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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