Language awareness : readings for college writers / [edited by] Paul Eschholz, Alfred Rosa, Virginia Clark Eschholz, Paul A

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Readers - Language awareness.; Language awareness.; College readers.
  • Machine generated contents note: 1.Reading Critically
  • Getting the Most out of Your Reading
  • 1.Prepare Yourself to Read the Selection
  • 2.Read the Selection to Get an Overview of It
  • Be Specific, Natalie Goldberg
  • 3.Annotate the Selection with Marginal Notes
  • 4.Summarize the Selection in Your Own Words
  • 5.Analyze the Selection to Come to an Understanding of It
  • 6.Complete the "Language in Action" Activity to Discover the Far-Reaching Connections between the Selection and Language in the Real World
  • Practice Reading, Annotating, and Analyzing
  • What's in a Name? Henry Louis Gates Jr.
  • Reading as a Writer
  • 2.Writing in College and Beyond
  • Developing an Effective Writing Process
  • 1.Understand Your Assignment
  • 2.Find a Subject and Topic
  • 3.Gather Ideas
  • 4.Formulate a Thesis
  • 5.Support Your Thesis with Evidence
  • 6.Determine Your Organization
  • 7.Write Your First Draft
  • 8.Revise
  • 9.Edit and Proofread
  • Contents note continued: The "Negro Revolt" in Me, Rebekah Sandlin (student essay)
  • 3.Writing with Sources
  • What Does It Mean to Write with Sources?
  • Write with Sources
  • Learn to Summarize, Paraphrase, and Quote from Your Sources
  • Summary
  • Paraphrase
  • Direct Quotation
  • Integrate Borrowed Material into your Text
  • Avoid Plagiarism
  • The "Official English" Movement: Can America Proscribe Language with a Clear Conscience?, Jake Jamieson (student essay)
  • 4.Understanding the Power of Language
  • Coming to an Awareness of Language, Malcolm X
  • The Day Language Came into My Life, Helen Keller
  • On Being 17, Bright, and Unable to Read, David Raymond
  • Writing to Change the World, Mary Pipher
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Don't Tell Me Words Don't Matter, Barack Obama
  • 5.Language Essentials
  • Language and Thought, Susanne K. Langer
  • Words Don't Mean What They Mean, Steven Pinker
  • Chunking, Ben Zimmer
  • Contents note continued: Neologizing 101, Erin McKean
  • An Uh, Er, Um Essay, Michael Erard
  • Lost in Translation, Lera Boroditsky
  • Play and Language, Eric Sonstroem
  • 6.Language Communities
  • Speech Communities, Paul Roberts
  • All-American Dialects, Richard Lederer
  • If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?, James Baldwin
  • Two Ways to Belong in America, Bharati Mukherjee
  • Mother Tongue, Amy Tan
  • 21 Accents, Amy Walker
  • 7.Writers on Writing
  • Reading to Write, Stephen King
  • Writing for an Audience, Linda Flower
  • Shitty First Drafts, Anne Lamott
  • The Maker's Eye: Revising Your Own Manuscripts, Donald M. Murray
  • Simplicity, William Zinsser
  • Advice from Stephen King, Stephen King
  • 8.Language That Manipulates: Politics, Propaganda, and Doublespeak
  • Propaganda: How Not to Be Bamboozled, Donna Woolfolk Cross
  • Selection, Slanting, and Charged Language, Newman P. Birk and Genevieve B. Birk
  • Contents note continued: Politics and the English Language, George Orwell
  • The World of Doublespeak, William Lutz
  • Language That Silences, Jason Stanley
  • Tracking the Language of the Environment, Ben Jervey
  • 9.Language That Made a Difference
  • Planting the Seeds of Peace: 2004 Nobel Prize for Peace Speech, Wangari Maathai
  • I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Inaugural Address, John F. Kennedy
  • Second Inaugural Address, Abraham Lincoln
  • And Ain't I a Woman?, Sojourner Truth
  • A Modest Proposal, Jonathan Swift
  • 10.The Language of Prejudice, Discrimination, and Stereotypes
  • What's So Bad about Hate?, Andrew Sullivan
  • The Language of Prejudice, Gordon Allport
  • The Meanings of a Word, Gloria Naylor
  • "FOBs" vs. "Twinkies": The New Discrimination Is Intraracial, Grace Hsiang
  • Black Men and Public Space, Brent Staples
  • The "F Word," Firoozeh Dumas
  • Language and Racism, Victor Villanueva and Nick Burns
  • 11.Language and Technology
  • Contents note continued: Texting: Why All the Fuss?, David Crystal
  • Lost in Translation, Alison Stein Wellner
  • What Does "Friend" Mean Now?, Joseph P. Kahn
  • Keep Your Thumbs Still When I'm Talking to You, David Carr
  • America and the "Fun" Generation, Anand Giridharadas
  • The Visual Thesaurus┬«, Thinkmap, Inc.
  • 12.Language and Advertising
  • The Hard Sell: Advertising in America, Bill Bryson
  • Weasel Words: The Art of Saying Nothing at All, William Lutz
  • Be All That You Can Be: The Company Persona and Language Alignment, Frank Luntz
  • Be It Ever So Homespun, There's Nothing Like Spin, Kim Severson
  • What's Natural about Our Natural Products?, Sarah Federman
  • "Halftime in America" Backlash, Wall Street Journal
  • 13.Language and Gender
  • You're Wearing That?: Understanding Mothers and Daughters in Conversation, Deborah Tannen
  • He and She: What's the Real Difference?, Clive Thompson
  • Contents note continued: Missing the Nose on Our Face: Pronouns and the Feminist Revolution, John H. McWhorter
  • "Bros Before Hos": The Guy Code, Michael Kimmel
  • "Queer" Evolution: Word Goes Mainstream, Martha Irvine
  • How Genders Work: Producing the J. Crew Catalog, Paul Muhlhauser and Kelly Bradbury
  • 14.Arguing about Language
  • Should English Be the Law?
  • Should English Be the Law?, Robert D. King
  • In Plain English: Let's Make It Official, Charles Krauthammer
  • Why and When We Speak Spanish in Public, Myriam Marquez
  • Should Language Be Censored?
  • We Are Free to Be You, Me, Stupid, and Dead, Roger Rosenblatt
  • Pornography, Obscenity, and the Case for Censorship, Irving Kristol
  • Letter to the Editor of the Charleston Gazette, Pat Conroy
  • Stutterer Speaks Up in Class; His Professor Says Keep Quiet, Richard Perez-Pena
  • Special Note on This Selection
  • How Do Words Hurt?
  • The Case against Banning the Word "Retard," Christopher M. Fairman
  • Contents note continued: The Bigotry Behind the Word "Retard," Timothy Shriver
  • Spread the Word to End the Word, John C. McGinley
  • The Great "R-word" Debate: Is It Ever Okay to Say?, Vicki Santillano
  • 15.A Brief Guide to Writing a Research Paper
  • Establish a Realistic Schedule
  • Locate and Use Print and Online Sources
  • Conduct Keyword Searches
  • Use Subject Directories to Define and Develop Your Research Topic
  • Evaluate Your Sources
  • Analyze Your Sources
  • Develop a Working Bibliography of Your Sources
  • Take Notes
  • Document Your Sources
  • In-Text Citations
  • List of Works Cited
  • MLA Manuscript Format.
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