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The Little, Brown reader

Author: Marcia Stubbs; Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Boston : Longman, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 12th edView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Problems and exercises
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marcia Stubbs; Sylvan Barnet
ISBN: 9780205028627 0205028624
OCLC Number: 666246491
Description: xxii, 570 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Content new to this edition is indicated in bold 1 A Writer Reads Previewing Skimming Gary Steiner Animal, Vegetable, Mineral Highlighting, Underlining, Annotating Summarizing Critical Thinking: Analyzing the Text Tone and Persona Alexander Mauskop, Lawrence S. Lerner, L. David Peters, Lisa Dinhofer, Sandy Asirvatham, Alice Dosaulmiers Letters Responding to Gary Steiner A Checklist: Analyzing Letters of Response A CHECKLIST: READING, ANALYZING, AND EVALUATING AN ESSAY Brent Staples Black Men and Public Space 2 A Reader Writes Incorporating Your Reading into Your Thinking: The Art and Science of Synthesis A Controversial Essay C.S. Lewis We Have No "Right to Happiness" Responding to an Essay The Writing Process A CHECKLIST: GETTING STARTED Getting Ready to Write a Draft Draft of an Essay: On "'We Have No "Right to Happiness'" Revising and Editing a Draft A Revised Draft: Persuasive Strategies in C. S. Lewis's "We Have No 'Right to Happiness'" Rethinking the Thesis: Preliminary Notes The Final Version: Style and Argument: An Examination of C. S. Lewis's "We Have No 'Right to Happiness' " A Brief Overview of the Final Version A CHECKLIST. ANALYZING YOUR ANALYSIS 3 Academic Writing Kinds of Prose A Note on Writing a Summary More about Critical Thinking: Analysis and Evaluation A CHECKLIST. CRITICAL THINKING Joining the Conversation: Writing about Differing Views Interviewing Using Quotations Avoiding Plagiarism A CHECKLIST: AVOIDING PLAGIARISM, How Much Do You Know about Citing Sources? A Quiz, with Answers A CHECKLIST. THIRTEEN QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF WHEN EDITING A Student's Documented Essay Jason Green Did Dorothea Lange Pose Her Subject for "Migrant Mother"? 4 Writing an Argument The Aims of an Argumentative Essay Negotiating Agreements: The Approach of Carl R. Rogers A CHECKLIST: ROGERIAN ARGUMENT Some Ways of Arguing: Appeals to Reason and Appeals to Emotions Three Kinds of Evidence: Examples, Testimony,, Statistics How Much Evidence Is Enough? Avoiding Fallacies Drafting an Argument Organizing an Argument Introductory and Concluding Paragraphs A CHECKLIST: REVISING PARAGRAPHS Persona and Style An Overview: An Examination of an Argument Richard Rhodes Hollow Claims about Fantasy Violence The Analysis Analyzed An Argument about Phoning While Driving Anonymous Turn Car On; Turn Phone Off A Debate for Analysis: Do Credit Companies Market Too Aggressively to Youths? Two Views Travis B. Plunkett Yes, Credit Companies Market Too Aggressively to Youths Louis J. Freeh No, Credit Companies Do Not Market Too Aggressively to Youths A CHECKLIST: REVISING DRAFTS OF ARGUMENTS 5 Reading and Writing Arguments about Images The Language of Pictures Writing about an Advertisement Looking Closely A CHECKLIST. ANALYZING ADVERTISEMENTS Writing about a Political Cartoon A CHECKLIST. ANALYZING POLITICAL CARTOONS Lou Jacobs Jr. What Qualities Does a Good Photograph Have? Sample Analysis of a Photograph A Sample Essay by a Student: Zoe Morales Dancing at Durango 6 All in the Family ILLUSTRATIONS Pablo Picasso The Acrobat's Family with a Monkey loanne Leonard Sonia SHORT VIEWS Anonymous (William James?), Marcel Proust, Leo Tolstoy, Jessie Bernard, Jane Austen Lewis Coser The Family Arlie Hochschild The Second Shift: Employed Women Are Putting in Anotheer Day of Work at Home Judy Brady I Want a Wife Gabrielle Glaser Scenes from an Intermarriage Andrew Sullivan Why the "M" Word Matters to Me Laurie Essig and Lynne Owens What If Marriage Is Bad for Us? Sam Schulman Letting Go Anonymous Confessions of an Erstwhile Child Mary Eberstadt Eminem Is Right Celia E. Rothenberg Child of Divorce Black Elk High Horse's Courting Jamaica Kincaid Girl (story) Theodore Roethke My Papa's Waltz (poem) 7 Identities ILLUSTRATIONS Dorothea Lange Grandfather and Grandchildren Awaiting Evacuation Bus, Hayward, California Marion Post Wolcott Behind the Bar, Birney, Montana SHORT VIEWS Margaret Mead, Simone de Beauvoir, Israel Zangwill, Joyce Carol Oates, Martin Luther King Jr., Shirley Chisholm Rogelio R. Gomez Foul Shots Nancy Mairs On Being a Cripple Zora Neale Hurston How It Feels to Be Colored Me Gloria Naylor A Question of Language Stephen Jay Gould Women's Brains Paul Theroux The Male Myth Katha Pollitt Why Boys Don't Play with Dolls Langston Hughes Salvation Amy Tan Snapshot: Lost Lives of Women A Casebook on Race Columbia Encyclopedia Race Armand Marie Leroi A Family Tree in Every Gene David Fitch, Herbert J. Gans, Mary T. Bassett, Lynn M. Morgan, Martin E. Fuller, John Waldman Letters Responding to Armand Marie Leroi Shelby Steele Hailing While Black Countee Cullen Incident (poem) 8 Teaching and Learning ILLUSTRATIONS Winslow Homer Blackboard Gary Trudeau Doonesbury SHORT VIEWS Francis Bacon, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Emma Goldman, Jesse Jackson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, D. H. Lawrence, Prince Kropotkin, John Ruskin, Confucius, Joseph Wood Krutch, Plato The Myth of the Cave Two Debates (Four Arguments) for Analysis: 1. Do Video Games Significantly Enhance Literacy? James Paul Gee Pro Howard Gardner Con 2. Should Laptops Be Banned from the Classroom? Andrew Goldstein (student) Keep Online Poker Out of the Classroom: Why Professors Should Ban Laptops Elena Choy Laptops in the Classroom? No Problem Frederick Douglass Learning to Read and Write Richard Rodriguez Public and Private Language Maya Angelou Graduation Walter Kirn Class Dismissed Fan Shen The Classroom and the Wider Culture David Brooks, "The Other Education" David Gelernter Unplugged A Casebook on Testing and Grading Paul Goodman A Proposal to Abolish Grading Diane Ravitch In Defense of Testing Joy Alonso Two Cheers for Examinations A Casebook: College Advice from People Who Have Been There Awhile Brief Advice to First-year Students, Offered by Old-timers Stanley Fish The Hunt for a Good Teacher Gerald Graff An Argument Worth Having Gary Wills Play Politics Martha Nusbaum Go the Wrong Way Langston Hughes Theme for English B (poem) 9 Work and Play ILLUSTRATIONS Dorothea Lange Lettuce Cutters, Salinas Valley Helen Levitt Children SHORT VIEWS Mark Twain, Duke of Wellington, Barbara Ehrenreich, Smohalla, Lost Star, John Ruskin, Vince Lombardi, George Orwell, Friedrich Nietzsche, Walt Whitman, Ken Burns, Bion Bertrand Russell Work Mike Rose Brains as Well as Brawn Matthew Crawford The Case for Working with Your Hands Gabriel Thompson, "A Gringo in the Lettuce Fields" Zev Chafetz Let Steroids Into the Hall of Fame Marge Piercy, "To Be of Use" 10 Messages ILLUSTRATIONS Jill Posener Born Kicking, Graffiti on Billboard, London Anonymous Sapolio SHORT VIEWS Voltaire, Marianne Moore, Derek Walcott, Jane Wagner, Emily Dickinson, Anonymous, Rosalie Maggio, Alan Jacobs Abraham Lincoln Address at the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery Gilbert Highet The Gettysburg Address Robin Lakoff You Are What You Say Edward T. Hall Proxemics in the Arab World James B. Twitchell The Marlboro Man: The Perfect Campaign Eric Schlosser Kid Kustomers Julia Bird, 14: a txt msg pom (poem) 11 Social Networking ILLUSTRATIONS Peer Steiner On the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog Time Magazine Person of the Year Three Cartoons Terri Libenson The Frazzled Mom's Default Facebook Bliss No, Mother, I've been busy Scott Stantis The newspaper says ... SHORT VIEWS Henry David Thoreau, Paul Saffo, Marshall McLuhan, Anonynous, Anonymous Christine Rosen Virtual Friendship Jeff Howe Tomorrow's Crowd Clay Shirky Everyone Is a Media Outlet A Casebook on Virtual Worlds Brent Staples What Adolescents Miss When We Let Them Grow Up in Cyberspace Jeremy Rifkin Virtual Companionship Kay S. Hymowitz Big Mother Is Watching A Casebook on Twitter: Two Essays and Two Cartoons David Carr Why Twitter Will Endure Maureen Dowd To Tweet or Not to Tweet Roz Chast Meet Mr. Twitters Alex Gregory Hey, fans Norman Silver txt commandment 12 Law and Disorder ILLUSTRATIONS Bernie Boston Flower Power Norman Rockwell The Problem We All Live With SHORT VIEWS African Proverb, Niccolo" Machiavelli, Andrew Fletcher, Samuel Johnson, William Blake, Anatole France, H. L. Mencken, Mae West Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Resistance Martin Luther King Jr. Letter from Birmingham Jail Michael Levin The Case for Torture A Casebook on Bullying Natalie Angier The Sandbox: Bully for You--Why Push Comes to Shove Andrew Keen Douse the Online Flames Dan Wasserman School Officials Take a Test 13 CONSUMER CULTURE ILLUSTRATIONS Grant Wood American Gothic Richard Hamilton just what is it that makes today's homes so different, so appealing? SHORT VIEWS Chinese Proverb,William Blake, Anonymous, George Bernard Shaw, G. C. Lichtenberg, Anonymous, Alison Lurie, Rudi Gernreich, Kenneth Clark, Le Corbusier, Epictetus Henry David Thoreau, Where I LIIed, and What I Lived For Michael Pollan Eat Food: Food Defined Michael Ableman Feeding Our Future David Gerard Hogan Fast Food Donna Maurer Vegetarianism Jonathan Safran Foer Against Meat (Or at Least Percent of It) Paul Goldberger Quick! Before It Crumbles! Peter Singer and Jim Mason Wal-Mart: Everyday Low Prices At What Cost? Sheldon Richman The Chutzpah of Wal-Mart's Critics Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal James Wright Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy's Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota (poem) 14 Our Environment: Present and Future ILLUSTRATIONS The 2010 BP oil spill SHORT VIEWS Henry David Thoreau, Theodore Roosevelt, Prince Charles, John McCain, Rush Limbaugh, Brooke Medicine Eagle, Native American proverb Edward Abbey Eco-Defense Daniel Goleman and Gregory Norris How Green Was My Bottle Al Gore We Can't Wish Away Climate Change Simon Noble and Generoso Pope Letters of Responding to Al Gore Nicolette Hahn Niman The Carnivore's Dilemma Robert Frost Fire and Ice (poem) Appendix: A Writer's Glossary
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