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REVEL for Writing Today -- Access Card / Edition 3

REVEL for Writing Today -- Access Card / Edition 3

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For courses in English Composition.

Practical writing skills for composing in the real world

Revel™ Writing Today is an accessible book that fits the way people today read and learn. Its chunked writing style; eye-catching design; and focus on writing genres, strategies, and processes set you up for success in your college courses, your career, and your civic life.

The 4th Edition marks a turning point in this highly successful series. Authors Richard Johnson-Sheehan and Charles Paine have made reflection – or discovering why we think the way we doone of the central concepts of the revision. As you explore this, you’ll become intellectually stronger, more aware, more versatile, and more resilient.

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience – for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

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ISBN-13: 9780134188256
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/08/2015
Pages: 832
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.10(d)

About the Author

Richard Johnson-Sheehan is a Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University. There, he has directed the Introductory Composition program and served as the Director of the Purdue Writing Lab and the Purdue OWL. He teaches a variety of courses in composition, professional writing, medical writing, environmental writing, and writing program administration, as well as classical rhetoric and the rhetoric of science. He has also published widely in these areas.

Johnson-Sheehan’s books on writing include Argument Today, coauthored by Charles Paine; Technical Communication Today, now in its fifth edition; and Writing Proposals, now in its second edition. He was awarded the 2008 Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. In 2017, he was awarded the J.R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Society for Technical Communication.

Charles Paine is a Professor of English at the University of New Mexico, where he directs the Core Writing and the Rhetoric and Writing programs. He teaches first-year composition and courses in writing pedagogy, the history of rhetoric and composition, and many other areas. His published books span a variety of topics in rhetoric and composition, including The Resistant Writer (a history of composition studies), Teaching with Student Texts (a coedited collection of essays on teaching writing), and Argument Today (an argument-based textbook).

An active member of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), he has served on its Executive Board and as coleader of the WPA Summer Conference Workshop. He cofounded and coordinates the Consortium for the Study of Writing in College, a joint effort of the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Council of Writing Program Administrators. The Consortium conducts general research into the ways that undergraduate writing can lead to enhanced learning, engagement, and other gains related to student success.

Table of Contents

Preface

About the Authors

PART 1: GETTING STARTED

1. Writing and Genres

What Are Genres?

Using Genres to Write Successfully

Genres in Movies

Writing with Genres

Genres and the Writing Process

Using a Writing Process

Using Genre as a Guiding Concept

Transfer: Using Genres in College and in Your Career

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Genres

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2. Topic, Angle, Purpose

Topic: What Am I Writing About?

Angle: What Is New About the Topic?

What Has Changed That Makes This Topic Interesting Right Now?

What Unique Experiences, Expertise, or Knowledge Do I Have About This Topic?

Purpose: What Do I Want to Accomplish?

Are You Informing or Persuading?

Thesis Statement (Main Claim)

Choosing the Appropriate Genre

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Topic, Angle, Purpose

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3. Readers, Contexts, and Rhetorical Situations

Profiling Readers

A Brief Reader Profile

An Extended Reader Profile

Using a Reader Analysis Worksheet

Analyzing the Context

Place

Medium

Social and Political Influences

Discourse Communities and the Rhetorical Situation

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Readers, Contexts, and Rhetorical Situations

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4. Reading Critically, Thinking Analytically

Looking Through and Looking At a Text

Looking Through a Text

Looking At a Text

Reading Critically: Seven Strategies

Strategy 1: Preview the Text

Strategy 2: Play the Believing and Doubting Game

Strategy 3: Annotate the Text

Strategy 4: Analyze the Proofs in the Text

Strategy 5: Contextualize the Text

Strategy 6: Analyze Your Own Assumptions and Beliefs

Strategy 7: Respond to the Text

Using Critical Reading to Strengthen Your Writing

Responding to a Text: Evaluating What Others Have Written

Responding with a Text’s Positions, Terms, and Ideas: Using What Others Have Written

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Reading Critically, Thinking Analytically

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5. Reflecting Critically, Starting Your Portfolio

Using Critical Reflection to Strengthen Your Writing

Identify Your Strengths

Strengthen Your Versatility

Become More Independent

Reflecting Critically: Three Strategies

Strategy 1: Look Backward to Your Prior Experiences

Strategy 2: Look Inward at the Choices You Made

Strategy 3: Look Forward to the Future

Writing Your Critical Reflection

Introduction: Start the Story

The Body: Evaluate and Resolve the Conflict

Conclusion: Reveal What You Learned

Using a Portfolio for Reflection

Step 1: Collect Your Work into an Archive

Step 2: Select the Best Artifacts for Your Portfolio

Step 3: Reflect on Your Work

Step 4: Present Your Materials

Creating an E-Portfolio

Creating a Starter Résumé

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Reflecting Critically, Starting Your Portfolio

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PART 2: USING GENRES TO EXPRESS IDEAS

6. Memoirs

At-A-Glance: Memoirs

One Student’s Work: Nathan Peterman, “I Haven’t Been Back Since”

Inventing Your Memoir’s Content

Inquiring: Finding an Interesting Topic

Inquiring: Finding Out What You Already Know

Researching: Finding Out What Others Know

Organizing and Drafting Your Memoir

Setting the Scene in Rich Detail

Main Point or Thesis

Describing the Complication

Evaluating and Resolving the Complication

Concluding with a Point–an Implied Thesis

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Evoking an Appropriate Tone or Voice

Using Dialogue

Designing Your Memoir

Microgenre: The Literacy Narrative

Frederick Douglass, From Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Eliza Kennedy, “When an Open Relationship Comes with a Price”

Thaddeus Gunn, “Slapstick”

Activities for Memoirs

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7. Profiles

At-A-Glance: Profiles

One Student’s Work: Ebony James, “Neil deGrasse Tyson: Sexy Astrophysicist and Defender of Science”

Inventing Your Profile’s Content

Inquiring: Finding Out What You Already Know

Researching: Finding Out What Others Know

Organizing and Drafting Your Profile

The Introduction

The Body

The Conclusion

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Designing Your Profile

Microgenre: The Portrait

Hannah Giorgis, “Beyoncé Brought the Feminine Divine to the Grammys”

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Andrew Anthony, “Ellen DeGeneres: Darling of Both Middle America and the Coasts”

Sharon S. Smith, PhD, Mary Ellen O’Toole, PhD, and Robert D. Hare, PhD, “The Predator: When the Stalker Is a Psychopath”

Activities for Profiles

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8. Reviews

At-A-Glance: Reviews

One Student’s Work: Talia Raoufpur, “Despite Questionable Quality, Fifty Shades Resonates with Audiences”

Inventing Your Review’s Content

Inquiring: Discovering Common Expectations

Researching: Gathering Background Information

Researching: Go Experience It

Organizing and Drafting Your Review

The Introduction

Description or Summary of the Subject

Discussion of Strengths and Shortcomings

Conclusion

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Use Plenty of Detail

Set the Appropriate Tone

Change the Pace

Designing Your Review

Microgenre: The Rave/The Slam

Linda Holmes, “La La Land Review”

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Wesley Lovell, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Brian Reinhart, “Shake Shack Makes a Good Burger–and a Good Metaphor for Dallas Dining”

Activities for Reviews

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9. Literary Analyses

At-A-Glance: Literary Analyses

One Student’s Work: Jeremy Foote, “Speed That Kills: The Role of Technology in Kate Chopin’s ‘The Story of an Hour’”

Inventing Your Literary Analysis’s Content

Read, Reread, Explore

Inquiring: What’s Interesting Here?

Researching: What Background Do You Need?

Organizing and Drafting Your Literary Analysis

The Introduction: Establish Your Interpretive Question

The Body: Summarize, Interpret, Support

The Conclusion: Restate Your Thesis

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Use the “Literary Present” Tense

Integrate Quoted Text

Move Beyond Personal Response

Designing Your Literary Analysis

Microgenre: The Reading Response

Mateo Hernandez, A Student’s Reading Response to Paul Laurence Dunbar’s “We Wear the Mask”

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Kate Chopin, “The Story of an Hour”

S. Selina Jamal, “Emotion in ‘The Story of an Hour’”

Activities for Literary Analyses

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10. Rhetorical Analyses

At-A-Glance: Rhetorical Analyses

One Student’s Work: Sara Kelley, “The Rhetoric of Lincoln’s ‘Gettysburg Address’”

Inventing Your Rhetorical Analysis’s Content

Inquiring: Highlight Uses of Proofs

Researching: Finding Background Information

Organizing and Drafting Your Rhetorical Analysis

The Introduction

Explanation of Rhetorical Concepts

Provide Historical Context and Summary

Analysis of the Text

The Conclusion

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Designing Your Rhetorical Analysis

Microgenre: The Ad Critique

Sam Parker, “Why I Love H&M’s Latest Ad”

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Julie Sedivy, “Donald Trump Talks Like a Woman”

Keith Amaral, “An Analysis of Jim Valvano’s ‘93 ESPY Awards Speech”

Activities for Rhetorical Analyses

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11. Commentaries (Argument)

At-A-Glance: Commentaries

One Student’s Work: Rachel Loos, “Recognizing Diversity in Mental Illness” (Argument)

Inventing Your Commentary’s Content

Inquiring: Finding Out What You Already Know

Researching: Finding Out What Others Know

Organizing and Drafting Your Commentary

The Introduction

Explain the Current Event or Issue

Support Your Position (Argument)

Clarify Your Position (Argument)

The Conclusion

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Get into Character

Imitate a Well-Known Writer

Match Your Tone to Your Readers’ Expectations

Use Analogies, Similes, and Metaphors

Designing Your Commentary

Microgenre: Letter to the Editor/Online Comment (Argument)

Kayla Behnke, “As Gun Violence Escalates, the Need for Campus Carry Grows”

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Greg Hampikian, “When May I Shoot a Student?” (Argument)

Edwin Lyngar, “We’re All ShamWow Schemers Now” (Argument)

Activities for Commentaries

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12. Arguments (Argument)

At-A-Glance: Arguments

One Student’s Work: Bryee Wilson, “Millennials Must Become More Politically Active” (Argument)

Inventing Your Argument’s Content

Inquiring: Identifying Your Topic

Inquiring: Identifying Points of Contention (Argument)

Researching: Finding Out What Others Believe and Why

Organizing and Drafting Your Argument

The Introduction

Summary and Limitations of Opposing Positions (Argument)

Your Understanding of the Issue

Reasons Your Understanding Is Stronger

Conclusion

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Use Plain Style to Describe the Opposing Positions

Use Similes, Metaphors, and Analogies When Describing Your Position

Use Top-Down Paragraphs

Define Unfamiliar Terms

Designing Your Argument

Microgenre: The Rebuttal (Argument)

Michele Waslin, “Robots, Not Immigrants, Are Replacing U.S. Manufacturing Workers”

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Ryan Anderson, “The Social Costs of Abandoning the Meaning of Marriage” (Argument)

Sean McElwee, “The Case for Censoring Hate Speech” (Argument)

Activities for Arguments

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13. Proposals (Argument)

At-A-Glance: Proposals

One Student Group’s Work: Kerry Douglass, “Campus Illumination: An Implementation Strategy for Sustainable Exterior Lighting”

Inventing Your Proposal’s Content

Inquiring: Defining the Problem

Inquiring: Analyzing the Problem

Researching: Gathering Information and Sources

Inquiring: Planning to Solve the Problem

Organizing and Drafting Your Proposal

The Introduction

Description of the Problem, Its Causes, and Its Effects

Description of Your Plan

Discussing the Costs and Benefits of Your Plan

The Conclusion

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Designing Your Proposal

Microgenre: The Pitch

Hans Fex, “Mini Museum”

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Haje Jan Kemps, “Solving Twitter‘s Abuse Problem” (Argument)

Alissa Walker, “Ban Cars’” (Argument)

Activities for Proposals

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14. Formal Reports

At-A-Glance: Formal Reports

One Student Group’s Work: Kaisa Lee and Jamie Koss, “College Students’ Attitudes on the Causes of Infidelity”

Inventing Your Report’s Content

Inquiring: Finding Out What You Already Know

Researching: Creating a Research Plan

Researching: Gathering Sources and Revisiting Your Hypothesis

Organizing and Drafting Your Report

Executive Summary or Abstract

Introduction

Methods Section

Findings or Results Section

Discussion Section

Conclusion/Recommendations

References or Works Cited

Appendices

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Designing Your Report

Microgenre: The Explainer

Mark Fahey, “The Herd Outsider’s Guide to the Brony Phenomenon”

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Andrew Gelman and George A. Romero, “How Many Zombies Do You Know? Using Indirect Survey Methods to Measure Alien Attacks and Outbreaks of the Undead” (APA)

Nicholas Freudenberg et al., “Food Insecurity at CUNY: Results from a Survey of CUNY Undergraduate Students” (APA)

Activities for Formal Reports

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15. Research Papers

At-A-Glance: Research Papers

One Student’s Work: Katelyn Turnbow, “Lives Not Worth the Money?” (MLA)

Inventing Your Research Paper’s Content

Inquiring: Defining Your Topic, Angle, Purpose

Researching: Finding Out What Others Know

Organizing and Drafting Your Research Paper

The Introduction

The Body

The Conclusion

Works Cited or References

Choosing an Appropriate Style

Designing Your Research Paper

Microgenre: The Annotated Bibliography

Sara Rodriguez, “Annotated Bibliography: The Fog of Revolution” (MLA)

Quick Start Guide

Readings

Teodora Stoica, “How Video Games Unwittingly Train the Brain to Justify Killing” (APA)

Sophie Gullett, “Popular Psychology and the Public Image: How Freud Still Manages to Give Us a Bad Name 100 Years Later” (APA)

Activities for Research Papers

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PART 3: DEVELOPING A WRITING PROCESS

16. Inventing Ideas and Prewriting

Prewriting

Concept Mapping

Freewriting

Brainstorming or Listing

Storyboarding

Using Heuristics

Asking the Journalist’s Questions

Using the Five Senses

Investigating Logos, Ethos, Pathos (Argument)

Cubing

Exploratory Writing

Journaling, Blogging, or Microblogging

Writing an Exploratory Draft

Exploring with Presentation Software

Taking Time to Invent and Prewrite

Quick Start Guide


Activities for Inventing Ideas and Prewriting

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17. Organizing and Drafting

Sketching Out Your Paper’s Organization

Using the Genre to Create a Basic Outline

Filling Out Your Outline

Drafting Your Introduction: Tell Them What You’re Going to Tell Them

Five Introductory Moves

Using a Grabber to Start Your Introduction

Using a Lead to Draw in the Readers

When Should You Draft Your Introduction?

Drafting the Body of Your Paper: Tell Them

Overcoming Writer’s Block

Drafting Your Conclusion: Tell Them What You Told Them

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Organizing and Drafting

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18. Choosing a Style

Writing in Plain Style

Guideline 1: Clarify Who or What the Sentence Is About

Guideline 2: Make the “Doer” the Subject of the Sentence

Guideline 3: Put the Subject Early in the Sentence

Guideline 4: State the Action in the Verb

Guideline 5: Eliminate Nominalizations

Guideline 6: Boil Down the Prepositional Phrases

Guideline 7: Eliminate Redundancies

Guideline 8: Use Sentences That Are Breathing Length

Establishing Your Voice

Set a Specific Tone

Get into Character

Imitate Other Writers

Writing Descriptively with Figures and Tropes

Use Similes and Analogies

Use Metaphors

Use Personification

Use Onomatopoeia

Use Alliteration and Assonance

Improving Your Writing Style

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Choosing a Style

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19. Designing

Design Principle 1: Balance

Balancing a Page

Design Principle 2: Alignment

Design Principle 3: Grouping

Design Principle 4: Consistency

Choosing Typefaces

Using Headings Consistently

Design Principle 5: Contrast

Using Photography and Images

Using Graphs and Charts

Creating a Graph or Chart

Choosing the Appropriate Graph or Chart

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Designing

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20. Revising and Editing

Level 1: Global Revision

Challenge Your Draft’s Topic, Angle, and Purpose

Think About Your Readers (Again) and the Context

Level 2: Substantive Editing

Determine Whether You Have Enough Information (or Too Much)

Reorganize Your Work to Better Use the Genre

Look for Ways to Improve the Design

Ask Someone Else to Read Your Work

Level 3: Copyediting

Review Your Title and Headings

Edit Paragraphs to Make Them Concise and Consistent

Revise Sentences to Make Them Clearer

Revise Sentences to Make Them More Descriptive

Level 4: Proofreading

Read Your Writing Out Loud

Read Your Draft Backwards

Read a Printed Copy of Your Work

Know Your Grammatical Weaknesses

Use Your Spellchecker and Grammar Checker

Peer Review: Asking for Advice

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Revising and Editing

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PART 4: STRATEGIES FOR SHAPING IDEAS

21. Developing Paragraphs and Sections

Creating a Basic Paragraph

Transition or Transitional Sentence (Optional)

Topic Sentence (Needed)

Support Sentences (Needed)

Point Sentence (Optional)

Getting Paragraphs to Flow (Cohesion)

Subject Alignment in Paragraphs

Given-New in Paragraphs

Organizing a Section

Opening, Body, Closing

Organizational Patterns for Sections

Using Headings in Sections

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Developing Paragraphs and Sections

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22. Using Basic Rhetorical Patterns

Narrative

Description

Describing with the Senses

Describing with Similes, Metaphors, and Onomatopoeia

Definition

Classification

Step 1: List Everything That Fits into the Whole Class

Step 2: Decide on a Principle of Classification

Step 3: Sort into Major and Minor Groups

Cause and Effect

Comparison and Contrast

Combining Rhetorical Patterns

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Using Basic Rhetorical Patterns

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23. Using Argumentative Strategies (Argument)

What Is Arguable?

Arguable Claims

Four Sources of Arguable Claims

Using Reason, Authority, and Emotion

Reason (Logos)

Authority (Ethos)

Emotion (Pathos)

Avoiding Logical Fallacies

Rebuttals and Refutations

Summarize Your Opponents’ Position Objectively

Recognize When the Opposing Position May Be Valid

Concede Some of the Opposing Points

Refute or Absorb Your Opponents’ Major Points

Qualify Your Claims

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Using Argumentative Strategies

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24. Collaborating and Peer Response

Working Successfully in Groups

Working Successfully in Teams

Planning the Project

Forming: Setting Goals, Getting Organized

Storming: Managing Conflict

Norming: Getting Down to Work

Performing: Working as a Team

Using Peer Response to Improve Your Writing

Types of Peer Response and Document Cycling

Using Digital Tools for Peer Review

Responding Helpfully During Peer Response

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Collaborating and Peer Response

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PART 5: DOING RESEARCH

25. Starting Your Research

Starting Your Research Process

Step 1: Define Your Research Question

Step 2: Develop a Working Thesis

Step 3: Devise a Research Plan

Doing Start-Up Research

Assessing a Source’s Reliability

Is the Source Credible?

Is the Source Up to Date?

How Biased Are the Author and the Publisher?

Can You Verify the Evidence in the Source?

How Biased Are You?

Managing Your Research Process

Finalizing a Research Schedule

Starting Your Bibliography File

Following and Modifying Your Research Plan

When Things Don’t Go as Expected

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Starting Your Research

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26. Finding Sources and Collecting Evidence

Using Primary and Secondary Sources

Evaluating Sources with Triangulation

Finding Electronic and Online Sources

Using Internet Search Engines

Using the Internet Cautiously

Using Documentaries and Television/Radio Broadcasts

Using Wikis, Blogs, and Podcasts

Finding Print Sources

Locating Books at Your Library

Finding Articles at Your Library

Using Empirical Sources

Interviewing People

Using an Informal Survey

Doing Field Observations

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Finding Sources and Collecting Evidence

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27. Citing, Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Sources

Citing

Quoting

Brief Quotations

Long Quotations

Paraphrasing and Summarizing

Paraphrasing

Summarizing

Framing Quotes, Paraphrases, and Summaries

Avoiding Plagiarism

Academic Dishonesty

Patchwriting

Ideas and Words Taken without Attribution

The Real Problem with Plagiarism

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Citing, Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Sources

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28. Using MLA Style

Parenthetical Citations

When the Author’s Name Appears in the Sentence

Citing More Than One Source in the Same Sentence

Citing a Source Multiple Times

Citing a Source with No Page Numbers

Other Parenthetical References

Preparing the List of Works Cited

Including More Than One Source from an Author

Citing a Source that Appears in Another Source (Containers)

Formatting a List of Works Cited

Citing Sources in the List of Works Cited

Citing Books and Other Nonperiodical Publications

Citing Journals, Magazines, and Other Periodicals

Citing Web Publications

Citing Other Kinds of Sources

A Student’s MLA-Style Research Paper: Brian Naidus, “A Whole New World: A Background on the Life of the Freshwater Shark”

29. Using APA Style

Parenthetical Citations

When the Author’s Name Appears in the Sentence

Citing More Than One Source in the Same Sentence

Citing a Source Multiple Times

Other Parenthetical References

Preparing the List of References

Formatting a List of References in APA Style

Citing Sources in the List of References

Citing Books and Other Nonperiodical Publications

Citing Journals, Magazines, and Other Periodicals

Citing Web Publications

Citing Other Kinds of Sources

A Student’s APA-Style Research Paper: Austin Duus, “Assortive Mating and Income Inequality”

PART 6: GETTING YOUR IDEAS OUT THERE

30. Writing with Social Networking

Is This Writing?

Creating a Social Networking Site

Choose the Best Site for You

Be Selective About Your “Friends”

Update Your Profile Regularly

Starting Your Own Blog

Choose a Host Site for Your Blog

Writing and Updating Your Blog

Writing Articles for Wikis

Write the Article

Add Your Article to the Wiki

Putting Videos and Podcasts on the Internet

Write the Script

Edit Your Work

Upload Your Video or Podcast

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Writing with Social Networking

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31. Succeeding on Written Exams and Assessments

Step 1: Prepare for the Exam

Meet with Study Groups

Ask Your Professor About the Exam

Pay Attention to Themes and Key Concepts

For Standardized Assessments, Study the Rubrics or Scoring Guidelines

Create Your Own Questions and Rehearse Possible Answers

Step 2: Start Your Written Exam

Review the Exam Quickly to Gain an Overall Picture

Budget Your Time

Step 3: Answer the Questions

Organize Your Answer

Step 4: Complete the Written Exam

One Student’s Written Exam

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Succeeding on Written Exams and Assessments

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32. Presenting Your Work

Step 1: Plan Your Presentation

Ask a Few Key Questions to Get Started

Choose the Appropriate Presentation Technology

Allot Your Time

Step 2: Organize Your Ideas

Introduction: Tell Them What You’re Going to Tell Them

The Body of Your Talk: Tell Them

Conclusion: Tell Them What You Told Them

Question and Answer

Step 3: Design Your Visual Aids

Format Your Slides

Step 4: Prepare Your Delivery

Body Language

Voice and Tone

Step 5: Practice and Rehearse

Practice, Practice, Practice

Rehearse, Rehearse, Rehearse

Quick Start Guide

Activities for Presenting Your Work

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PART 7: THEMATIC ANTHOLOGY OF READINGS

33. College and a New Life

Heirloom

Victoria Chiu

The College Hazing That Changed My Life

Thomas Rogers

Is College Worth It?

Jake Garner

How to Fix Grade Inflation at Harvard

Samuel Goldman

Freshman Fifteen: Fact or Fiction?

Jennifer A. Carithers-Thomas, Shelley H. Bradford, Christopher M. Keshock, Steven F. Pugh

34. Identity and Human Nature

The End of Identity Politics

Victoria Davis Hanson


Moonlight Chronicles Discovering One’s Sexual Identity in the Worst of Circumstances

Nsenga K. Burton, PhD

A Modest Proposal

Jonathan Swift

The NSDUH Report: Major Depressive Episode Among Full-Time College Students and Other Young Adults, Aged 18 to 22

35. Culture and Entertainment

Why We Crave Horror Movies

Stephen King

Resident Evil 7: It’s a Screaming Good Time

Daniel Howley

Ethical Chic: How Women Can Change the Fashion Industry

Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown

Finding the Glass Slipper: A Feminist Analysis of the Disney Princess Films

Kathryn Buckingham

Neil Patrick Harris’s Series of Fortunate Events

Kevin Fallon

36. Place and Environment

Hot for Creature

Eric Willis

The Courage of Turtles

Edward Hoagland

Nature Writing in America: Criticism through Imagery

Adam Regn Arvidson

Forget Shorter Showers

Derrick Jensen

37. Health and Safety

The Serial Rapist Is Not Who You Think

Tim Madigan

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

Reynard Loki

After Own Victory, Counselor Helps Others Beat Heroin

Kelly Glista

Women’s Rights Are Human Rights

Hillary Rodham Clinton

38. Science and Technology

Taking on Creationism: Which Arguments and Evidence Counter Pseudoscience?

Mark Greener

Darwin’s Paradigm Shift

Tim Berra, PhD

We’ve Been Waiting for Hidden Figures: The Importance of Representation in Media

Austin S. Harris

Drones in U.S. Airspace: Principles for Governance

Paul Rosenzweig, Steven P. Bucci, PhD, Charles D. Stimson, and James Jay Carafano, PhD

PART 8: HANDBOOK

1. Sentences

2. Verbs

3. Pronouns

4. Style

5. Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling

Appendix: Readings Arranged by Theme

Credits

Index

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