Language

A Reader for Writers

Author: Gita DasBender

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199947485

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 2415

"The Language Reader is part of the Managed Reader Program,which are a cluster of single-topic readers that are brief-to-medium in length and include a short section on rhetorical strategies and research work, as well as writing process, and all of which have a common pedagogy. The readings in these books include global perspectives and non-mainstream sources, and they are a manageable size. The Language Reader is a reader that reflects the central and complex topic of language, as it reflects upon new realities of the multilingual college classroom, and speaks to ideas and issues important to generation 1.5 learners. Developed for the freshman composition course, the reader includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selection; and it gives students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills to participate in discussions about language, learning, and the writing process"--
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About Language

A Reader for Writers

Author: William Howell Roberts,Gregoire Turgeon

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395874639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 436

View: 6059

The authors of About Language encourage students to use language more responsibly in their own writing. More than 70 reading selections cover a broad range of issues, including cultural diversity, censorship, and gender. Strong support is provided by an opening chapter on the writing process; annotated table of contents; chapter introductions; selection headnotes, study questions and writing assignments; end-of-chapter writing assignments and research activities; and a glossary of language and rhetorical terms.
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College

A Reader for Writers

Author: Todd James Pierce

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190279950

Category: College readers

Page: 384

View: 5839

Developed for courses in first-year writing, College: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections. It provides students with the rhetorical knowledge and analytical strategies required to participate effectively in discussions about college and culture. College: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief, single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.
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Culture

A Reader for Writers

Author: John Mauk

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199947225

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 418

View: 2895

Read. Write. Oxford. Culture: A Reader for Writers presents work from a broad spectrum of writers who are adapting to cultural trends. It takes on key issues including work, consumerism, language, social media, identity, entertainment, nature, politics, technology, and war. Ranging from defending the status quo to embracing uncertainty, the writers give voice to the discomfort and hope that accompanies change. The articles embody a range of responses demonstrated by various writing styles, political leanings, and grammatical conventions from publications outside of the U.S. By showing the various ways in which people express themselves about shared issues, the reader encourages students to understand how similar we are despite cultural differences. The photo galleries nestled between chapters give shape and imagery to the subjects discussed in the readings. Developed for the freshman composition course, Culture: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in academic and public conversations about culture and change. Culture: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.
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Sustainability

A Reader for Writers

Author: Carl G. Herndl

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199947508

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 419

View: 3821

"A reader focused on the timely and vital subject of sustainability. It includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific readings that go beyond inward-looking nature-writing anthologies currently on the market. Developed for the first-year composition market, the reader also provides students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills to participate in the public conversations about the compelling issues surrounding the environmental, economic and social sustainability of their world. The readings provide global perspectives, diverse voices, unexpected sources, and varying levels of difficulty"--
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Globalization

A Reader for Writers

Author: Maria Jerskey

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199947522

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 504

View: 7509

Read. Write. Oxford. Using vibrant, challenging, and diverse selections, Globalization: A Reader for Writers invites students to explore what globalization means not just to their everyday lives but to the collective future of the world. The writers, scholars, artists, journalists, and activists represented in this reader transcend globalization as a theme, challenging students to see globalization as a term that they need to define for themselves. This reader presents a more open-ended, less determined perspective than the "West and the Rest" agenda by offering articles that are personal and local yet also engaging to a broader global audience. Developed for the freshman composition course, Globalization: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in an academic discourse about globalization. Globalization: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.
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Technology

A Reader for Writers

Author: Johannah Rodgers

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199340736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 384

View: 6309

Read. Write. Oxford. Technology: A Reader for Writers focuses on the timely and vital subject of information and communications technologies and presents a range of contemporary and classic articles that invite students to consider and engage with questions related to how, why, and in what ways we may be able to critically reflect on ourselves and societies by writing and thinking about technology. Accompanied by group-discussion questions and writing prompts that ask students to engage with many of the same information and communications technologies they are reading about, the readings in Technology: A Reader for Writers give students the opportunity to explore, learn, and write about technologies and the many issues and institutions related to them, including education, public policy, healthcare, social ethics, literacy practices, social activism, and global economics, in a unique, purpose-based, and hands-on manner. Developed for the freshman composition course, Technology: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in discussions about technology, science, and society. Technology: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.
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Scientific Writing 2.0

A Reader and Writer's Guide

Author: Jean-Luc Lebrun

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814458759

Category: Art

Page: 280

View: 7952

The book helps scientists write papers for scientific journals. Using the key parts of typical scientific papers (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Visuals, Structure, and Conclusions), it shows through numerous examples, how to achieve the essential qualities required in scientific writing, namely being clear, concise, convincing, fluid, interesting, and organized. To enable the writer to assess whether these parts are well written from a reader's perspective, the book also offers practical metrics in the form of six checklists, and even an original Java application to assist in the evaluation. The focus of the book is on self- and reader-assisted assessment of the scientific journal article. It is also the first time that a book on scientific writing takes a human factor view of the reading task and the reader scientist. By revealing and addressing the physiological causes that create substantial reading difficulties, namely limited reader memory, attention span, and patience, the book guarantees that writing will gain the much coveted reader-centered quality. Contents:The Reading Toolkit:Require Less from MemorySustain Attention to Ensure Continuous ReadingReduce Reading TimeKeep the Reader MotivatedBridge the Knowledge GapSet the Reader's ExpectationsSet Progression Tracks for Fluid ReadingDetect Sentence Fluidity ProblemsControl Reading Energy ConsumptionPaper Structure and Purpose:Title: The Face of Your PaperAbstract: The Heart of Your PaperHeadings-Subheadings: The Skeleton of Your PaperIntroduction: The Hands of Your PaperIntroduction Part II: Popular TrapsVisuals: The Voice of Your PaperConclusions: The Smile of Your PaperAdditional Resources for the Avid Learner Readership: Students, professional scientists and researchers. Keywords:Scientific Writing;Technical Writing;Written Scientific Communication;Writing Skills;Scientific Journal Paper;Scientific Article;Peer-Review;Fluid Writing;Academic WritingKey Features:The book's chapters on how to achieve fluidity in writing are ground breaking. Fluidity in scientific writing is what enables readers to sail through a scientific paper without major reading accidentsThe metrics that cover 6 major parts of a scientific paper, and the software application that facilitate the self-evaluation are also ground breakingA chapter on online resources augments this second editionReviews: “This guide will be of use to many scientists, both new and familiar to the art of scientific writing. Consideration of the advice provided further develops the analytical reading skills required to critically review the work of others, as well as helping with the preparation of your own future articles.” Chemistry World
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Identity

A Reader for Writers

Author: John Scenters-Zapico

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199947461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 421

View: 1977

"A reader focused on the topic of identity as it relates to culture, rhetoric, and the multiple modes of expression that are increasingly common in today's multilingual and multimodal society. Developed for the first-year writing market, the reader will prompt questions pertinent to writing studies, critical literacy, and cultural studies, and it will contain an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific readings. The readings provide global perspectives, diverse voices, unexpected sources, and varying levels of difficulty"--
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A Better Pencil

Readers, Writers, and the Digital Revolution

Author: Dennis Baron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199740789

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 1551

Computers, now the writer's tool of choice, are still blamed by skeptics for a variety of ills, from speeding writing up to the point of recklessness, to complicating or trivializing the writing process, to destroying the English language itself. A Better Pencil puts our complex, still-evolving hate-love relationship with computers and the internet into perspective, describing how the digital revolution influences our reading and writing practices, and how the latest technologies differ from what came before. The book explores our use of computers as writing tools in light of the history of communication technology, a history of how we love, fear, and actually use our writing technologies--not just computers, but also typewriters, pencils, and clay tablets. Dennis Baron shows that virtually all writing implements--and even writing itself--were greeted at first with anxiety and outrage: the printing press disrupted the "almost spiritual connection" between the writer and the page; the typewriter was "impersonal and noisy" and would "destroy the art of handwriting." Both pencils and computers were created for tasks that had nothing to do with writing. Pencils, crafted by woodworkers for marking up their boards, were quickly repurposed by writers and artists. The computer crunched numbers, not words, until writers saw it as the next writing machine. Baron also explores the new genres that the computer has launched: email, the instant message, the web page, the blog, social-networking pages like MySpace and Facebook, and communally-generated texts like Wikipedia and the Urban Dictionary, not to mention YouTube. Here then is a fascinating history of our tangled dealings with a wide range of writing instruments, from ancient papyrus to the modern laptop. With dozens of illustrations and many colorful anecdotes, the book will enthrall anyone interested in language, literacy, or writing.
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Back to the Lake

A Reader and Guide

Author: Thomas Cooley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780393643206

Category: Reference

Page: 912

View: 3614

A new take on the traditional rhetorical modes, showing how they are used in the kinds of writing students are most often assigned--arguments, analyses, reports, narratives, and more. Now available in a high school hardcover edition.
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A Reader's Book of Days: True Tales from the Lives and Works of Writers for Every Day of the Year

Author: Tom Nissley

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393241491

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 8209

A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.
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The Real World Reader

A Rhetorical Reader for Writers

Author: James S. Miller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199329892

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 5879

From academic essays to blogs, magazine articles to social media posts, newspaper editorials to public service announcements, and advertisements to emails, The Real World Reader brings together a wide collection of formal writing with an equally diverse array of popular writing from everyday life. This innovative rhetorical reader for first-year composition courses divides the process of rhetorical analysis into logically sequenced steps that focus on five key concepts-purpose, audience, argument, voice, and credibility. Author James Miller encourages students to use this step-by-step process in order to identify, analyze, and master the multiple modes of writing that they will encounter at school, work, and home. Features * Uses a rhetorical framework to teach writing--rather than examining different modes of writing in isolation--and reveals what all forms of writing have in common * Introduces rhetorical concepts through a variety of informal and formal writing examples, showing students how rhetorical patterns intersect * Combines step-by-step writing instruction with a scaffold of sixty-seven diverse readings, allowing students to critically write and read four distinct types of selections: informal, formal, and academic selections and sample student essays * Connects rhetorical analysis to cultural analysis with content that ranges from debates on multiculturalism to discussions of online privacy and from critiques of modern political campaigning to analyses of modern consumerism * Focuses on familiar, "real world" writing, demonstrating the important role that writing plays in everyday life
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Across Cultures

A Reader for Writers

Author: Sheena Gillespie,Robert Becker

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780205780372

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

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Designed to offer an appealing anthology where there is an increased interest in connections between and among cultures, Across Cultures, strives to promote understanding of diverse cultures among students. The book advocates acceptance of the diversity of voices, while suggesting ways to probe the correspondences, interrelationships, and mutual benefits of that diversity. The selections cover a great variety of cultural facets. For example, the readings in “Work,” the subject of Chapter 5, lead students to consider related subjects such as affirmative action, immigration, cultural displacement, family narratives, and definitions of success. Throughout the text, students are encouraged to draw connections between and among readings through “Correspondence” questions that accompany each selection, thus developing their critical thinking skills.
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Queer

A Reader for Writers

Author: Jason Schneiderman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190277109

Category: College readers

Page: 448

View: 8043

Developed for courses in first-year writing, Queer: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections. It provides students with the rhetorical knowledge and analytical strategies required to participate effectively in discussions about queer theory and culture. Chapters include numerous pedagogical features and are organized thematically around a range of issues and topics that fall under the queer umbrella. Queer: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief, single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.
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Rhetorical Choices

A Reader for Writers

Author: Keith Gilyard,Deborah H. Holdstein,Charles I. Schuster

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780321444929

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 651

View: 6028

Part of the Penguin Academics Series, Rhetorical Choices is a rhetorically-organized reader whose selections and apparatus encourage students to pay attention to the social and rhetorical dimensions of language and writing. The exploration of these dimensions throughout the book also helps students to see the power of writing and the lifelong benefits of writing well. Through its choice of readings and pedagogical elements throughout the book, Rhetorical Choices stresses more than any other reader the idea that writers are always making choices and that these choices always occur in a particular social, political, and cultural context.
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Great Writing

A Reader for Writers

Author: Harvey S. Wiener,Nora Eisenberg

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780072370645

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 608

View: 7036

This book provides a multi-genre collection of essays, memoirs, speeches, stories, poems, and plays, all presented within familiar rhetorical contexts. Each reading is selected to show language at its very best, with pieces that are clearly written, elegantly and intelligently reasoned, and suited to specific rhetorical strategies.
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Community

A Reader for Writers

Author: Nancy Enright

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190277079

Category: College readers

Page: 448

View: 1539

Nancy Enright's Community: A Reader for Writers explores the theme of writing as community through a variety of readings organized around the communities out of which they arose. The selections-spanning from familial and cultural to economic and artistic-all attest to the text's underlying message that writing, when seen as an act of community, becomes essentially a dialogue, linking the writer with others who have written in the past and will write in the future. Developed for courses in first-year writing, Community: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections. It provides students with the rhetorical knowledge and analytical strategies required to participate effectively in discussions about community. Community: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief, single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.
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Ensouling Language

On the Art of Nonfiction and the Writer’s Life

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594779007

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

View: 611

The first comprehensive work on nonfiction as an art form • Shows how nonfiction, especially how-to and self-help, can take on the same power and luminosity as great fiction • Develops processes to reliably induce the dreaming state from which all writing comes • Teaches the skill of analogical thinking that is the core perceptual tool for writers • Explores the subtle techniques of powerful writing, from inducing associational dreaming in the reader, to language symmetry, sound patterning, foreshadowing, feeling flow, and more Approaching writing as a sacred art, Stephen Buhner explores the core of the craft: the communication of deep meaning that feeds not just the mind but also the soul of the reader. Tapping into the powerful archetypes within language, he shows how to enrich your writing by following “golden threads” of inspiration while understanding the crucial invisibles essential to the art of both fiction and nonfiction: how to craft language with feeling and vision, employ altered states of mind to access the writing trance, clear your work by recognizing the powerful sway of clichéd thinking and hidden baggage, and intentionally generate duende--that physical/emotional response to art that gives you chills, opens up unrecognized aspects of reality, or simply resonates in your soul. Covering some very practical aspects of writing such as layering and word symmetry, the author also explores the inner world of publishing--what you really will encounter when you become a writer. He then shows how to develop a powerful and engaging book proposal based on understanding the proposal as a work of fiction--the map is never the territory, nor is the proposal the book that it will become. This book, written using all the techniques discussed within it, offers a powerful, experiential journey into the heart of writing. It does for nonfiction what John Gardner’s books on writing did for fiction. It is one of the most significant works on writing published in our time.
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English Language For Beginners

Author: Michelle Lowe,Ben Graham

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125019121

Category:

Page: 208

View: 6470

The documentary comic books of the For Beginners series deal with complex and serious subjects. They attempt to untimidate and uncomplicate the great ideas and work of great thinkers. The movements and concepts dealt with are placed in their historical, political and intellectual contexts. The books are painstakingly researched, humourouly written and enlivened with classic comic-strip illustrations, photographs, paintings, etc. The range of subjects covered is truly vast and varied Malcom X and the New Age guru Castenanda, Shakespeare and Foucault, Jewish Holocaust and Arab and Israel, Structuralism and Biology.
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