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Compose, Design, Advocate, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Anne Frances Wysocki, Dennis Lynch

Published by Longman

Published Date: Oct 9, 2012

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This innovative genre-based writing guide for composition courses teaches students how to use both words and images, in writing and in speaking. 

 

To be truly successful communicators in today’s world, students need to be fluent in multiple modes of communication: written, visual, and oral.  Providing instruction in, and samples from, diverse genres of writing, Compose, Design, Advocate also has an advocacy focus that encourages students to use written, visual, and oral communication to effect change in their lives and communities. With compelling reading selections, in-depth “Thinking through Production” writing assignments, and excellent coverage of research, Compose, Design, Advocate is a highly teachable text that challenges and engages students.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

Section One: DESIGNING COMPOSITIONS RHETORICALLY

 

1. A Rhetorical Process for Composing    

    The background to our story

    What we learned: Seeing the piece

    Putting the pieces together

    Rhetoric and argument

    Rhetoric, argument, and advocacy

    Rhetoric and persuasion: Thinking about how text work on us

    Thinking through production

        

2. Composing a Statement of Purpose

      Working toward a statement of purpose

      Purpose

      Audience

      Content

      Statement of purpose

      Renee's statement of purpose

      Thinking through production

 

3. Composing a Design Plan

      Working toward a design plan

      Strategies

      Medium

      Arrangement

      Renee's design plan and letter

      Testing

      Thinking through production

 

Section Two:  RESEARCHING TO SUPPORT COMPOSING

 

4. Researching for Advocacy and Argument

     Research, argument, and advocacy

     A rhetorical research process

     What is a source?

     Step 1: Find a topic

     Step 2: Narrow your topic through initial research

     Step 3: Develop questions to guide your research

     Step 4: Use your questions to help you find sources

     Step 5: Engage with your sources

                        An annotated bibliography

     Step 6: Divide on your argument

     Step 7: Evaluate your sources

     Thinking through production

     Alternative research projects

 

5. About Written Modes of Communication

    The pleasures and connections of writing

     Writing's purposes, audiences, and contexts

     Ethos, logos, and pathos as writing strategies

     A design plan for writing

     A first draft of a research paper

     Giving feedback to others' writing

     Receiving feedback to your writing

     A revision plan

     The written strategies of proofreading, editing, and revising

     A short example of revision

     A revised research paper

     Testing and evaluating writing

     Thinking through production

 

6. About Oral Modes of Communication

     Pleasures of speaking

     And responsibilities of speaking

     On listening

     Speaking's purposes, audiences, and contexts

     A statement of purpose for speaking

     Ethos, logos, and pathos as speaking strategies

     Preparing (yourself) to talk

     A checklist for a design plan for a talk

     A design plan

     An oral presentation

     Testing and evaluating oral presentations

     Ethical contexts of speaking--and listening

     Interviewing

    Thinking through production

 

7. About Visual Modes of Communication

     The pleasures--and complexities--of visual communication

     Visible purposes, audiences, and contexts

     A statement of purpose for a photo essay

     Visible ethos, logos, and pathos

     Analyzing visual arguments

     A design plan for a photo essay

     A photo essay

     Testing and evaluating visual texts

     Designing slides to support oral presentations

     Thinking through production

 

8. About Advocacy and Argument

     Becoming an advocate

     Situating yourself to advocate

     Advocacy is rhetorical

     Research and advocacy

     Who changes and who benefits when you advocate?

     Being an advocate, being a citizen, and being a critic: "The Partly Cloudy Patriot"

     Grounds for advocacy--and for living: "The False Idle of Unfettered Capitalism"

     Thinking through production

 

 

Section Three: ANALYZING THE ARGUMENTS OF OTHERS

 

 9. Doing Rhetorical Analysis of Others' Texts

      Analyzing others' texts

      A comparison: Analyzing communication situtations and analyzing others' texts

      Steps for rhetorical analysis

      Applying the steps to a webpage

      Applying the steps to a different webpage

      Writing a rhetorical analysis

      Reading and responding rhetorically: A written alaysis of one text , a website

      Reading and responding rhetorically

     How chapters 10-14 help you with rhetorical analysis

    Thinking through production

      

10. Analyzing Posters

     How posters work

     Movie posters from the United States

     Wartime posters from teh United States and elsewhere

     How posters work: Bodies and culture

     Thinking through production

 

11. Analyzing Documentary Photography

      How photographs work

      A photographic essay

      Reading and responding rhetorically: A written analysis of a photographic essay

      A photographic essays: excerpt from "American Muslim Students"

      A photographic essays: photographs from A Civil Rights Memorial  

     Thinking through production

 

    

12. Analyzing Opinion Pieces and Editorials

     How editorial and opinion pieces work

     The contexts of opinion pieces and editorials

     A short editorial on a controversial topic

     Reading and responding rhetorically

     Opinion: "Separating fact from fiction in video game debate"

     Reading and responding rhetorically

      A checklist for ethos

      Editorial: "Violence vs. sex"

      Opinion: "Games People Play"

      Editorial: " Violence: Video Games and What We're Not Playing"

      Reading andn responding rhetorically

     Critical thinking: Evaluating the logos of editorial and opnion pieces

     Evaluating logos of an editorial: "Court majority was right"

     Thinking through production

    

 

13. Analyzing Essays

     How essays work

     “The Periodic Table"

     A rhetorical analysis of "The Periodc Table"

     Reading and responding rhetorically

     Preparing to read the essay "Higher Education"

     Looking back at "Higher Education": What we noticed--and why

     Preparing to read the essay "The Smallest Woman in the World"

     “The Plaintiff Speaks"

     Preparing to read the essay "What Does It Mean to Be Cool"

     Thinking through production

 

14. Analyzing Comics

    How comics work

    Single frame comic: The Yellow Kid

    A comic's panels

   "Common Scents"

   Preparing to read "Little House in the Big City

   Thinking through production

 

 

 

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