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Words on Paper: Essays on American Culture for College Writers

By Levia DiNardo Hayes, Bradley A. Waltman

Published by Longman

Published Date: Jul 2, 2008

Description

A thematically organized reader/rhetoric that seeks to empower students to interact proactively and constructively with all types of essays, Words on Paper reflects the mosaic of American culture by including essayists from varied and diverse backgrounds writing about high-interest and highly engaging topics.

Table of Contents

Foreword:  Getting Started

To The Student

Chapter 1:  The Process of Good Writing

Chapter 2: Reading to Write

Chapter 3:   Self Examination

Ewa Zadrynska: “A Bracelet, an Odd Earring, Cracked Teacup”

Langston Hughes: “Salvation”

Caroline Hwang: “The Good Daughter”

Deborah Work: “What’s In a Name?”

Jennifer Crispin: “No Place Like Home”

Writing Suggestions

In-Sight

Peer Critique

Mechanics and Style:  The Parts of Speech

Chapter 4:  Family

Amy Tan: “Two Kinds”

Jamaica Kincaid: “Girl”

Craig Swanson: “The Turning Point”

 Michael Dorris:  “Father’s Day”

 Bonnie Smith-Yackel: “My Mother Never Worked”

Writing Suggestions

In-Sight

Peer Critique

Mechanics and Style:  Verbs and Their Uses

Chapter 5:  People and Places

Marc Santora: Burgers for the Health Professional

Shirley Geok-Lin Lim: “Pomegranates and English Education”

Richard Wright: Black Boy

Serena Nanda: “Arranging a Marriage in India”

Denise Gonsale: “I’m Afraid to Look, Afraid to Turn Away”

Writing Suggestions

In-Sight

Peer Critique

Mechanics and Style:  Commonly Confused Words

Chapter 6:  Heroes

Leslie Kaufman: Just a Normal Girl

Italo Cavino: The Canary Prince

Natalie Angier: “Of Altruism, Heroism, and Evolution’s Gifts”

Josh Tyrangiel: Andy was Right

Irma Menkel: “I Saw Anne Frank Die”

Writing Suggestions

In-Sight

Peer Critique

Mechanics and Style:  Subject/Verb Agreement

Chapter 7:  Popular Culture

Andrew Sullivan: “The M Word: Why it Matters to Me”

Lola Ugunnaike: “Yours Truly: The E-Variations”

Deborah Netburn: “Young, Carefree, and Hooked on Sun Lamps”

Marie Winn: “Television The Plug In Drug”

Katha Pollitt: “Why Boys Don’t Play with Dolls”

Stephanie Ericsson: “The Ways We Lie”

Writing Suggestions

In-Sight

Peer Critique

Mechanics and Style:  Spelling and Word Choice

Chapter 8:  The Great Outdoors

William Blake: “The Tyger”

Rafe Martin: “The Brave Little Parrot”

Jerry Adler: “Vanity, Thy Name Is…”

Robert Frost: “The Road Not Taken”

Jeanie French: “To Everything There is a Season”

Ian Frazier: “Trust Me, Around Here Hotdogs Actually Repel Bears”

Writing Suggestions

In-Sight

Peer Critique

Mechanics and Style:  The Mysterious Comma

Chapter 9:  Issues and Controversies

Barbara Mujica: “No Comprendo”

Thomas Jefferson: “The Declaration of Independence”

Patricia Dalton: “Have Today’s Schools Failed Male Students?

Margaret Atwood: “The Female Body”

Linda M. Hasselstrom: “Why One Peaceful Woman Carries a Pistol”

In-Sight

Writing Suggestions

Peer Critique

Mechanics and Style:  Introduction to Working with Citation

Kerri Mertz: “Wayward Cells”

Chapter 10:  Documentation in the Humanities: MLA Style

 

 

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ISBN-10: 0-205-55873-9

ISBN-13: 978-0-205-55873-5

Format: Alternate Binding

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