Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers, Full Edition with Handbook, 5/e
Stephen Reid, Colorado State University
Published August, 1999 by Prentice Hall Humanities/Social Science
Copyright 2000, 701 pp.
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Freshman Composition - Rhetoric-English
A comprehensive guide to writing for one- or two-semester
freshman composition courses.
This all-in-one text offers hallmark coverage of the purposes
of writing, focusing on the importance of a writer's research, critical-reading
skills, the ability to organize ideas, and a strategy to assess and
develop rhetorical contexts. While the guide emphasizes traditional
writing purpose and process, the author also considers the technological
changes that influence and enhance contemporary writing, including
expanded coverage of researching, evaluating, and documenting internet
NEWNew essays by today's authorsFeatures
a wealth of new professional selections by authors like Amy Saltzman,
Sherry Turkle, Pico Iyer, Peter Travers, Susan J. Douglas, Michael
Maren, Samuel Scudder. Essays are also alternatively arranged thematically
in table of contents.
NEWWeb CT course with interactive exercises,
plus a complete on-line course with student & professor material not
found in, but keyed to the book.
- Presents essays on relevant issues and topics, such as
race and cultural diversity, gender roles, advertising, technology
and the internet, etc.
NEWAdditional ESL teaching tips.
- No preparation for distance learning or computer writing
Logical sequence of purpose-based chaptersApproaches
each writing assignment with clearly identified aims and purposes,
integrating rhetorical strategies where appropriate.
- Supports teachers with ESL students by offering helpful
hints and advice in each chapter of the Annotated Instructors Edition.
Focus on writing processes.
- Chapters' arrangement helps students build one on the
Reflects the latest technology.
- Containsin every major chaptertechniques, professional
and student samples, journal exercises, reading and writing activities,
collaborative activities, peer-response guidelines, and revision suggestions
designed to assist students with their work-in-progress.
Journal writing throughout the text.
- Demonstrates how computers and networks provide additional
opportunities for communication, writing, and revising as the World
Wide Web and the Internet become an important part of the research
Actual student writing featured throughout.
- Integrates write-to-learn activities that help students
improve their critical-reading skills, warm up for each
assignment, and practice a variety of invention and shaping strategies.
Available in two versions.
- Illustrates how other students have approached the same
assignment including student writing in progress.
- Full text includes a complete reference handbookfeaturing
a review of basic sentence elements, sentence structure and grammar,
diction and style, punctuation and mechanicswhile brief paperback
edition contains all of the guide's contents without the accompanying
(NOTE: New selections are in bold and marked with an *
1. Writing Myths and Rituals.
Writing Fitness: Rituals and Practice. On Keeping a
Journal, Roy Hoffman
2. Purposes and Processes for Writing.
Writing for Myself, Russell Baker. Purposes for Writing.
Purpose and Audience. Purpose and Audience in Two Essays. The
Struggle to Be an All-American Girl, Elizabeth Wong. I'm OK,
but You're Not, Robert Zoellner. Dimensions of the Processes. Writing
with a Computer. A Writing Process at Work: Collecting and Shaping.
Athletes and Education, Neil H. Petrie. On Writing Athletes
and Education, Neil Petrie. A Writing Process at Work: Drafting.
From The Declaration of Independence.
3. Observing and Revising.
Techniques for Writing about Observations. Sierra,
John Muir. One Fan's Burden, Danny Drennan. The Snake,
Annie Dillard. Observing Wolves, Farley Mowat. *Take this
Fish and Look at It, Samuel Scudder. Observing: The Writing Process.
Collecting. Observing: Student Writing. Permanent Tracings,
Jennifer Macke. Empty Windows, Stephen White.
Techniques for Writing about Memories. Remembering: Professional
Writing. The Day Language Came into My Life, Helen Keller.
Lives on the Boundary, Mike Rose. Beauty: When the Other
Dancer Is the Self, Alice Walker. Remembering: The Writing Process.
Remembering: Student Writing. The Wind Catcher, Todd Petry
. Kit Carson, Brooke Selby.
Techniques for Writing about Reading. Summarizing and Responding
to an Essay. Teach Diversitywith a Smile, Barbara Ehrenreich.
Some Don't Like Their Blues at All, Karyn Lewis. Say It
Ain't Cool, Joe, Wanda Coleman. Reading: Professional Writing.
Animal Rights and Beyond, David Quammen. *IBM and The
X-Files, Susan Douglas. Reading and Writing Processes. Children
and Violence in America, Dudley Erskine Devlin. Reading: Student
Writing. Drawing the Line, Paula Fisher. A Response to
Deborah Tannen's Essay, Jennifer Koester. Is Deborah Tannen
Convincing? Sonja H. Browe.
Techniques for Investigative Writing. How the Web Works,
Gene Cowan. Investigating: Professional Writing. Plotting a Net
Gain, Connie Koenenn. *You, Inc., Amy Saltzman. The
Homeless and Their Children, Jonathan Kozol. Investigating: The
Writing Process. Investigating: Student Writing. See Dick Run.
Run, Dick, Run. Why, Why, Why? Jan Peterson. My Friend, Michelle,
An Alcoholic, Bridgid Stone.
Techniques for Explaining. Explaining: Professional Writing.
Welcome to Cyberspace, Phillip Elmer-Dewitt. *The Global
Village Finally Arrives, Pico Iyer. How Male and Female Students
Use Language Differently, Deborah Tannen. Explaining: The Writing
Process. Drafting. Explaining: Student Writing. The Police Were
Calling Me Names: An Explanation of Hard-Core Punk Rock, Dennis
Alexander. Anorexia Nervosa, Nancie Brosseau.
Techniques for Writing Evaluations. *Oprah...Oscar;
Oscar...Oprah, Peter Travers. Evaluating: Professional Writing.
Watching the Eyewitless News, Elayne Rapping. First Born,
Later Born, Geoffrey Cowley. *Girls 'n Spice: All Things Nice?
Susan J. Douglas. Evaluating: The Writing Process. Evaluating: Student
Writing. Borrowers Can Be Choosy, Linda Meininger. The
Big Chill, Kent Y'Blood.
9. Problem Solving.
Techniques for Problem Solving. From Peace in the Streets,
Geoffrey Canada. Problem Solving: Professional Writing. Solving
for Pattern, Wendell Berry. *The Faces of Famine, Michael
Maren. Virtual Students, Digital Classroom, Neil Postman. Problem
Solving: The Writing Process. Problem Solving: Student Writing. No
Parking, Kristy Busch, Steve Krause, and Keith Wright. Who
Should Take Charge? Eui Young Hwang.
Techniques for Writing Argument. The Ethics of Endorsing
a Product, Mike Royko. Arguing: Professional Writing. Death
and Justice, Edward I. Koch. *The Internet: A Clear and Present
Danger, Cathleen A. Cleaver. The Damnation of a Canyon,
Edward Abbey. Arguing: The Writing Process. Arguing: Student Writing.
*Protect YourselfBuckle Up! Jim Haas. Games
the Military Play, David Thomas.
11. Responding To Literature.
The Story of an Hour, Kate Chopin. Techniques for
Responding to Literature. Purposes for Responding to Literature. Responding
to Short Fiction. Short Fiction: Professional Writing. A Worn
Path, Eudora Welty. The Lesson, Toni Cade Bambara. Responding
to Literature: The Writing Process. Responding to Literature: Student
Writing. On A Worn Path, Julia MacMillan and Brett MacFadden.
Death: The Final Freedom, Pat Russell.
12. Writing A Research Paper.
Techniques for Writing a Research Paper. Preparing Yourself for the Research
Process. Research Paper: The Writing Process.
Appendix: Writing Under Pressure.
Know Your Audience. Analyze Key Terms. Make a Sketch Outline.
Know the Material. Practice Writing. Proofread and Edit. Sample Essay
Questions and Responses.