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Four In One: Rhetoric, Reader, Research Guide, and Handbook, 5th Edition

By Ed Dornan, Robert Dees

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 3, 2010



One text is all you need to walk you through the complete writing and research process.  This rhetoric, reader, research guide and handbook provides a flexible, comprehensive resource.





Table of Contents

I. Effective Thinking.

1. Creative and Critical Thinking.


2. Critical Thinking Basics.


3. Critical Thinking and Reasoning.


II. Writing College Essays.

4. Preparing to Write an Essay.


5. The Composing Process: Prewriting and Informal Planning.


6. Writing a Thesis Statement and a Formal Plan.


7. Writing Paragraphs for a Rough Draft.


8. Responses to a Rough Draft: Instructor and Peer Comments.


9. Revising a Rough Draft: Structure, Paragraphs, and Sentences.


10. Preparing to Submit an Essay.


III. Development Patterns.

11. Description: Rendering Experience.


12. Narration: Connecting Events.


13. Examples: Illustrating Experience.


14. Comparison: Showing Similarities and Differences.


15. Cause and Effect: Exploring Reasons and Results.


16. Process Analysis: Explaining Step by Step.


17. Classification and Division: Analyzing and Arranging Experience.


18. Definition: Creating Impressions.


19. Argument: Convincing Others.


IV. The Research Essay.

20. Finding and Researching a Topic.


21. Evaluating Internet Resources.


22. Writing the Research Essay.


23. Documenting Sources in a Research Essay.


MLA Style Documentation.

APA Style Documentation.

V. Writing for Other Purposes.

24. Writing about Literature.


25. Writing about Images.


26. Writing for an Essay Exam.


27. Writing for Business: Letters, Resumes, Memos, FAXes, and E-Mail.



28. Critical Reading.

* = new reading

Critical Reading Phases

Barbara Ehrenreich, In Defense of Talk Shows


Essays for Study

*  Buzz Bissinger, Innocents Afield

Judy Brady, I Want a Wife

Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman

Gretel Ehrlich, About Men.

* Joseph Epstein, What Is a Snob?

Neal Gabler, How Urban Myths Reveal Society's Fears.

George Gilder, Why Men Marry.

Ellen Goodman, Becoming Desensitized to Hate Words.

Ros Del Castillo Guilbault, Americanization Is Tough on “Macho.”

Pete Hamill, Crack and the Box.

* Gilbert Highet, Subway Station

* Barbara Huttmann, A Crime of COmpassion

John Kifner, Good as a Gun: When Cameras Define War.

Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies.

* Robert  Kubey & Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Television Addiction Is No Mere Metaphor

Michael Levin, The Case for Torture.

* Audre Lord, The Fourth of July

William Lutz, Doublespeak.

David G. Meyers, Do We Fear the Right Things?

George Orwell, Politics and the English Language

Katha Pollitt, Adam and Steve—Together Again

* Anna Quindlen, Newcomers by Number

Stephen Rose, Proud To Be a Speciesist.

Robert J. Samuelson, Technology in Revers

* Christie Scotty. Can I Get You Some Manners with That?

* Michael Shermer, Powerful Pull of Belief

Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Places.

Amy Tan, Mother Tongue.

Deborah Tannen, Sex, Lies, and Conversation

Lewis Thomas, On Natural Death

Henry David Thoreau, Why I Went to the Woods

Garry Trudeau, Anatomy of a Joke. .

Mark Twain, The Damned Human Race.  



Sentence Errors.




Author Biographies.




    Rhetorical Index.


    Thematic Index.


    General Index.


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