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Contexts and Communities: Rhetorical Approaches to Reading, Writing, and Research

by Greenberg, Ruth B.

  • ISBN: 9780023466458
  • ISBN10: 0023466456

Contexts and Communities: Rhetorical Approaches to Reading, Writing, and Research

by Greenberg, Ruth B.

  • List Price: $45.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: MacMillan College
  • Publish date: 11/05/1993
  • ISBN: 9780023466458
  • ISBN10: 0023466456
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Description: SECTION I. 1. Becoming Part of a Critical Reading Community. 1. The Reading Process. 2. The Reading Context. 3. Critical Reading Purposes. 4. Critical Reading Strategies. 5. The Critical Reading "Habit." 6. Chapter Summary. 2. Writing as a Learning Tool. 1. The Writing Process. 2. The Writing Situation. 3. Academic Writing. 4. The Rhetorical Approach to Academic Writing. 5. Academic Writing Skills and Strategies. 6. Chapter Summary. 3. Shaping an Academic Essay. 1. From Reading to Writing. 2. Focusing: Developing Theses and Support. 3. Beginnings and Endings. 4. Student Essay: An Example. 5. Chapter Summary. 4. Using Research Tools to Broaden Your Perspective. 1. Why Add Research to the Writing Process? 2. What is Research? 3. How is Research Done. 4. How Can You Synthesize Your Research and Your Own Ideas? 5. How Can You Avoid Plagiarism. 6. Chapter Summary. SECTION II. 5. Perspectives on Intelligence. 1. Developing a Rhetorical Approach. 2. Generating Ideas About Intelligence Before Reading. 3. Developing Rhetorical Context Through Group Activities. 4. Using Readings to Develop a Rhetorical Community. 5. Readings on Intelligence. "Reading as a Hobby" by William Golding "The Guano Ring" by Stephen Jay Gould "Stalking Intelligence" by Signe Hammer "Conversations with Howard Gardner/Seven Frames of Mind" with James Ellison "Profiting from Creativity" by Susan Gilbert "The Nature of Math Anxiety" by Sheila Tobias "Natural and Artificial Intelligence" by Robert Sokolowski 6. Optional Writing Assignments Focused on Intelligence. 6. Perspectives on Animal and Human Communities. 1. Developing a Rhetorical Approach. 2. Generating Ideas About Animal and Human Communities Before Reading. 3. Developing Rhetorical Context Through Group Activities. 4. Using Readings to Develop a Rhetorical Community. 5. Readings on Animal and Human Communities. "Sociable Spiders" by George W. Uetz "Competition or Peaceful Coexistence" by John A. Weins "The Ant Man" by Elizabeth A. Royte "Human Waves" by Leon F. Bouveier "Downtown Cousin" by Ti-Hua Chang "Homophobia in Black Communities" by Bell Hooks "In Living Colors" by Peter D. Salins 6. Optional Writing Assignments Focused on Animal and Human Communities. 7. Perspectives on the Power and Limits of Language. 1. Developing a Rhetorical Approach. 2. Generating Ideas About the Power and Limits of Language Before Reading. 3. Developing Rhetorical Context Through Group Activities. 4. Using Readings to Develop a Rhetorical Community. 5. Readings on the Power and Limits of Language. "On Speaking of Speaking" by Lewis Thomas "One World, One Language" by Ralph E. Hamil "Black Children, Black Speech" by Dorothy Z. Seymour "The Language We Know" by Simon J. Ortiz "Sexism in English: A 1990''s Update" by Alleen Pace Wilsen "You Are What You Say" by Robin Lakoff "The Disenfranchised: Silent and Unseen" by Jonathan Kozol "Adult Literacy: The Ingenuous and the Critical Visions" by Paulo Freire "Doublespeak" by William Lutz 6. Optional Writing Assignments Focused on the Power and Limits of Language. 8. Perspectives on Healthcare Ethics and Society. 1. Developing a Rhetorical Approach. 2. Generating Ideas About Healthcare Ethics an Society Before Reading. 3. Developing Rhetorical Context Through Group Activities. 4. Using Readings to Develop a Rhetorical Community. 5. Readings on Healthcare Ethics and Society. "Painful Decisions" by Katherine Bouton "Trial and Tribulation" by Richard Selzer "The Physician, the Media, and the ''Spectacular Case''," by William C. DeVries, M.D. "Medical Zealots" by William A. Nolen "Epidemics and History" by Robert M. Swenson "Testing Positives" by Kim Folz "Gender Disparities on Clinical Decision Making" by The Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, American Medical Association "The Perfect Baby?" by Perri Klass 6. Optional Writing Assignments Focused on Healthcare Ethics and Society. 9. Perspectives on Women in Corporate Settings. 1. Developing a Rhetorical Approach. 2. Generating Ideas About Women in Corporate Settings. 3. Developing Rhetorical Context Through Group Activities. 4. Using Readings to Develop a Rhetorical Community. 5. Readings on Women in Corporate Settings. "Women and the Labor Market: The Link Grows Stronger" by Susan E. Shank "Cultural Beliefs About Gender and Work" by Barbara F. Reskin and Heidi I. Hartman "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" by Ann N. Morrison, Randall P. White, and Ellen Van Velsor "Strategies of Corporate Women" by Barbara Ehrenreich "A New Breed of Entrepreneur-Women" by Lisa I. Fried "Why Women Aren''t Getting to the Top" by Susan Fraker "Comparable Worth" by Teresa Amott and Julie Matthaei "Don''t Tell" by Laura Mansnerus 6. Optional Writing Assignments Focused on Women in Corporate Settings. 10. Perspectives on Consumerism. 1. Developing a Rhetorical Approach. 2. Generating Ideas About Consumerism Before Reading. 3. Developing Rhetorical Contexts Through Group Activities. 4. Using Readings to Develop a Rhetorical Community. 5. Readings on Consumerism. "The All-Consuming Century" by Richard S. Tedlow "The Stages of Adult Life" by Robert B. Settle and Pamela L. Alreck "The Littlest Shoppers" by James U. McNeal "Marketing to Moppets" by Vance Packard "Expenditure of Urban and Rural Consumers, 1972-73 to 1985" by John M. Rogers "Brands in Trouble" by Julie Liesse "Marketing with Music" by Gail Tom "The Secret Life of the Female Consumer" by Bernice Kanner "What a Long, Strange (Shopping) Trip It''s Been: Look Back at the 1980s" by Laurence Shames 11. Perspectives on Television and Culture. 1. Developing a Rhetorical Approach. 2. Generating Ideas About Television and Culture. 3. Developing Rhetorical Context Through Group Activities. 4. Using Readings to Develop a Rhetorical Community. 5. Readings on Television and Culture. "Television and the Structuring of Experience" by Robert W. Kubey and Mihaly Csikszentzmihalyi "Now ... This" by Neil Postman "The Cosby Show" by Mark Crispin "Prime-Time Heroes" by Eric Copage The Incredible Shrinking Soundbite" by Kiku Adatto "VCRs and People''s Control of Their Leisure Time" by Kimberly K. Massey and Stanley J. Baran "The Influence of Sex and Violence on the Appeal of Rock Music Videos" by Christine Hall Hansen and Ranald D. Hansen Our Crisis in Children''s Television, our Deficiencies in Children''s Education" by Edward L. Palmer 6. Optional Writing Assignments Focused on Television and Culture. 12. Perspectives on Censorship. 1. Developing a Rhetorical Approach. 2. Generating Ideas About Censorship Before Reading. 3. Developing Rhetorical Context Through Group Activities. 4. Using Readings to Develop a Rhetorical Community. 5. Readings on Censorship. "The First Amendment" "Pornography and the Law" by Richard S. Randall "Porno
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