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An edition of Subject and strategy (1996)

Subject & strategy

a writer's reader

Thirteenth edition.
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This edition was published in by Bedford/St Martin's in Boston.

Written in English

787 pages

Guides students in selecting, practicing, and mastering writing strategies that suit their subject and purpose. More than 90 readings usefully model how the rhetorical patterns work alone and together in successful writing.

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Subject and Strategy: A Writer's Reader
2017, Bedford/Saint Martin's
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Subject & strategy: a writer's reader
2014, Bedford/St Martin's
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Subject and Strategy: A Rhetoric Reader
June 1996, St. Martin's Press
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Subject & strategy

a writer's reader

Thirteenth edition.

This edition was published in by Bedford/St Martin's in Boston.


Edition Description

Guides students in selecting, practicing, and mastering writing strategies that suit their subject and purpose. More than 90 readings usefully model how the rhetorical patterns work alone and together in successful writing.

Table of Contents

Preface for instructors
Thematic contents
[1.] Reading. Developing an effective reading process
The reading process in action: Thomas L. Friedman’s "my favorite teacher"
About the photographs and visual texts in this book
The reading-writing connection
[2.] Writing. Developing an effective writing process
A student essay in progress
Secular mantras / Keith Eldred
[3.] Writers on writing. Discovering the power of my words / Russell Baker
Shitty first drafts / Anne Lamott
Writing for an audience / Linda S. Flower
Simplicity / William Zinsser
On voice / Susan Orlean
Reading to write / Stephen King
Writing process animation / Jonathan Beer
[4.] Narration. What is narration?
Narration in written texts
Using narration as a writing strategy
Using narration across the disciplines
Sample student essay using narration as a writing strategy
Why are you here? / Laura LaPierre
Suggestions for using narration as a writing strategy
Coming to an awareness of language / Malcolm X
Crime family / Elisa Mala
Not close enough for comfort / David P. Bardeen
Stranger than true / Barry Winston
For immigrant family, no easy journeys / Jennifer 8. Lee
Don't tell, Martha! / Lt. Dan Choi
Writing suggestions for narration
[5.] Description. What is description?
Description in written texts
Using description as a writing strategy
Using description across the disciplines
Sample student essay using description as a writing strategy
Trailcheck / Jim Tassé
Suggestions for using description as a writing strategy
A woman on the street / Jeannette Walls
Remembering Lobo / Pat Mora
The barrio / Robert Ramírez
Once more to the lake / E.B. White
Sister flowers / Maya Angelou
Tower of David / Vocativ
Writing suggestions for description
[6.] Illustration. What is illustration?
Illustration in written texts
Using illustration as a writing strategy
Using illustration across the disciplines
Sample student essay using illustration as a writing strategy
Weight management: more than a matter of good looks / Paula Kersch
Suggestions for using illustration as a writing strategy
Be specific / Natalie Goldberg
In praise of copycats / Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman
If you had one day with someone who’s gone / Mitch Albom
Hot dogs and wild geese / Firoozek Dumas
How to give orders like a man / Deborah Tannen
Did you know / Xplane
Writing suggestions for illustration
[7.] Process analysis. What is process analysis?
Process analysis in written texts
Using process analysis as a writing strategy
Using process analysis across the disciplines
Sample student essay using process analysis as a writing strategy
How (not) to be selected for jury duty / Shoshanna Lew
Suggestions for using process analysis as a writing strategy
How to mark a book / Mortimer Adler
Young love / Tiffany O'Callaghan
Eating industrial meat / Michael Pollan
Are butterflies two different animals in one? The death and resurrection theory / Robert Krulwich
Campus racism 101 / Nikki Giovanni
How to compost in your apartment / Sustainable America
Writing suggestions for process analysis
[8.] Comparison and contrast. What are comparison and contrast?
Comparison and contrast in written texts
Using comparison and contrast as a writing strategy
Using comparison and contrast across the disciplines
Sample student essay using comparison and contrast as a writing strategy
Guns and cameras / Barbara Bowman
Suggestions for using comparison and contrast as a writing strategy
Neat people vs. Sloppy people / Suzanne Britt
Which diet works? / Mark Bittman
Two ways to belong in America / Bharati Mukherjee
The difference between "sick" and "evil" / Andrew Vachss
Grant and Lee: a study in contrasts / Bruce Catton
One small step for man / Devin Hahn
Writing suggestions for comparison and contrast
[9.] Division and classification. What are division and classification?
Division and classification in written texts
Using division and classification as a writing strategy
Using division and classification across the disciplines
Sample student essay using division and classification as a writing strategy
NYM's talk / Geralad Dromos
Suggestions for using division and classification as a writing strategy
Chaos theory: a unified theory of muppet types / Dahlia Lithwick
The queen bee and her court / Rosalind Wiseman
The truth about lying / Judith Viorst
The ways of meeting oppression / Martin Luther King Jr.
"Beam us up, Mr Scott": why misquotations catch on / Maria Konnikova
Social media demographics: who's using which sites? / Flowtown
Writing suggestions for division and classification
[10.] Definition. What is definition?
Definition in written texts
Using definition as a writing strategy
Using definition across the disciplines
Sample student essay using definition as a writing strategy
Best friends / Howard Solomon Jr.
Suggestions for using definition as a writing strategy
What is poverty? / Jo Goodwin Parker
Steal this mp3 file: what is theft? / G. Anthony Gorry
What does "boys will be boys" really mean? / Deborah M. Roffman
Ain't I a woman? / Sojourner Truth
The genius of Jobs / Walter Isaacson
Not your parents' American dream: the pursuit of a new national ideal / Good
Writing suggestions for definition
[11.] Cause and effect analysis. What is cause and effect analysis?
Cause and effect analysis in written texts
Using cause and effect analysis as a writing strategy
Using cause and effect analysis across the disciplines
Sample student essay using cause and effect analysis as a writing strategy
Gentrification / Kevin Cunningham
Suggestions for using cause and effect analysis as a writing strategy
How boys become men / Jon Katz
Is anorexia a cultural disease? / Carrie Arnold
IPod world: the end of society? / Andrew Sullivan
The real computer virus / Carl M. Cannon
The downside of diversity / Michael Jonas
Texting while walking / Casey Neistat
Writing suggestions for cause and effect analysis
[12.] Argumentation. What is argumentation?
Argument in written texts
Persuasive and logical argument
Informational, or exploratory, argument
Focused argument
Action-oriented argument
Quiet, or subtle, argument
Reconciliation argument
Using argumentation as a writing strategy
The classical appeals
Considering audience
Argumentation and other rhetorical strategies
Inductive and deductive reasoning
Using argumentation across the disciplines
Sample student essay using argumentation as a writing strategy
Celebrity obsession: is it healthy behavior? / Kate Suarez
Suggestions for using argumentation as a writing strategy
The declaration of independence / Thomas Jefferson
The case for short words / Richard Lederer
I have a dream / Martin Luther King Jr.
In defense of dangerous ideas / Steven Pinker
Two cheers for sweatshops / Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn
How many slaves work for you? / Slavery Footprint
Sports and doping: is there a solution?
How sports would be better with doping / Ian Steadman
No easy answers for PEDs, youth / Reid Forgrave
How to get doping out of sports / Jonathan Vaughters
Is doping wrong? / Peter Singer
Writing and discussion suggestions on sports and doping
Technology and privacy: are you worried?
Data mining: how companies now know everything about You / Joel Stein
The phone knows all / Massimo Calabresi
Man versus machine / Rafi Ron
It's modern trade: web users get as much as they give / Jim Harper
Writing and discussion suggestions on technology and privacy
The value of college: is it worth the cost?
Where is the best place to invest $102,000 - in stocks, bonds, or a college degree? / Michael Greenstone and Adam Looney
Four kinds of value in higher education / Teresa Sullivan
The student loan crisis that can't be gotten rid of / Maureen Tkacik
The three-year solution / Lamar Alexander
Writing and discussion suggestions on the value of college
Writing suggestions for argumentation
[13.] Combining strategies. What does it mean to combine strategies?
Combining strategies in written texts
Sample student essay using a combination of strategies
Kids, you can't read that book! / Tara E. Ketch
Suggestions for using a combination of strategies in an essay
On dumpster diving / Lars Eighner
How babies sort out language / Perri Klass
Shooting an elephant / George Orwell
A modest proposal / Jonathon Swift
Why is the sky blue? / Halftone
Writing suggestions for combining strategies
[14.] Writing with sources. What does it mean to write with sources?
Writing with sources
Learning to summarize, paraphrase, and quote from your sources
Avoiding plagiarism
Sample student essay using library and internet sources
From computer cruelty to campus crime: cyberbullying at college / Courtney Sypher
The case of the disappearing rabbit / Lily Huang
Nature in the suburbs / Jane S. Shaw
The English-only movement: can America proscribe language with a clear conscience? (MLA model) / Jake Jamieson
The curator's guide to the galaxy / Megan Garber
[15.] A brief guide to researching and documenting essays. Establishing a realistic schedule
Finding and using sources
Evaluating your sources
Analyzing your sources
Developing a working bibliography for your sources
Taking notes
Documenting sources
List of works cited
[16.] Editing for grammar, punctuation, and sentence style. Run-ons: fused sentences and comma splices
Sentence fragments
Comma faults
Subject-verb agreement
Unclear pronoun references
Pronoun-antecedent agreement
Dangling and misplaced modifiers
Faulty parallelism
Weak nouns and verbs
Shifts in verb tense, mood, and voice
Wordiness
Sentence variety
Appendix: thematic writing assignments
Glossary of rhetorical terms.

Edition Notes

Includes index.

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Subject and strategy

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xliii, 787 pages
Number of pages
787

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OL32353128M
Internet Archive
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ISBN 10
1457636913
ISBN 13
9781457636912
OCLC/WorldCat
861068644

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