Real Texts is a new kind of reader for freshman composition–a collection of texts by academic, professional, and student writers that model the very best practices of writing within and across disciplines, from communication to chemistry, from nursing to education.
Preface PART ONE: Rhetorical Reading and Writing 1 Reading Rhetorically What Are Key Rhetorical Concepts Rhetorical Reading Using Key Rhetorical Concepts to Read Better Reading to Understand the Purpose Reading to Understand the Main Point Reading to Understand the Author Reading to Understand Audience Reading for Research Methods and Evidence Reading to Understand Organization Reading to Understand Presentation A Model for Reading Rhetorically "Texts of Our Institutional Lives: Studying the 'Reading Transition' from High School to College: What Are Our Students Reading and Why?" David A. Jolliffe and Allison Harl Writing Assignment 2 Writing Rhetorically Rhetorical Writing Using Key Rhetorical Concepts to Write Better Writing for a Purpose Writing to Make a Point Writing as an Effective Author Writing to Establish a Relationship with an Audience Writing about Research Methods and Evidence Organizing Your Writing Presenting Your Writing A Model for Writing Rhetorically "Just As Human," Abby DeCook (student essay) Writing Assignment PART TWO: Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines 3 Speech Communication: Analyzing Audiences Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Writing for Multiple Audiences Writing in the Discipline "Remarks by the President After Briefing on BP Oil Spill," May 28, 2010,President Barack Obama Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Sentence Subjects Student Writing "Apologizing to Friends, Enemies, and Everyone In Between: Analyzing Clinton's Rhetoric,"Laura McGiness Public Writing "Post-Katrina Speech from Jackson Square, New Orleans," September 15, 2005,President George W. Bush More Writing in Speech Communication "Emergent Agents: The Forgotten Publics in Crisis Communication and Issues Management Research," Damion Waymer and Robert L. Heath Writing Assignments 4 Religion and Society: Analyzing Cultural Assumptions Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Writing Effective Thesis Statements Writing in the Discipline "Civil Religion in America," Robert N. Bellah Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: First-Person Pronouns Student Writing "Peter Berger and the Study of Religion: An Examination of Sociological Method," Philip Park Public Writing "Obama Refashions America's Old-time (Civil) Religion," Daniel Burke and Kevin Eckstrom More Writing in Religion and Society "Is the Pledge [of Allegiance] merely Ceremonial Deism?" Jay Michaelson Writing Assignments 5 Sociology: Searching for Causes of Social Problems Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Limiting a Research Topic Writing in the Discipline "Parenting as a 'Package Deal': Relationships, Fertility, and Nonresident Father Involvement among Unmarried Parents,"Laura Tach, Ronald Mincy, and Kathryn Edin Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Noun Phrases Student Writing "The Politics of Cohabitation," Joy Van Marion Public Writing "Till Children Do Us Part," Stephanie Coontz More Writing in Sociology "Unmarried with Children," Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas Writing Assignments 6 Biotechnology: Building Consensus for Progress Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Persuading with Balanced Arguments Writing in the Discipline "Feeding the World in the Twenty-First Century," Gordon Conway and Gary Toenniessen Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Hedges in Persuasive Writing Student Writing "The Insurance Industry and Adult Preventative Genetic Screening: An evil beast using awesome powers for harm?" Meghan Sheehan Public Writing "Biotechnology: Genetic Modification of Crops," Public Understanding of Biotechnology, South Africa Department of Science and Technology More Writing in Biotechnology "Science and Technology in World Agriculture: Narratives and Discourses," Pasquale Lucio Scandizzo Writing Assignments 7 Nursing: Observing to Improve Practice Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Using Personal Observation for Rhetorical Purpose Writing in the Discipline "A Phenomenologic Study of Chronic Pain," Sandra P. Thomas Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Appeals to the General and Particular Student Writing "Nursing Care Plan," Curt Gritters "Reflection Paper," Megan Nyenhuis Public Writing "Naomi," from Camp Nurse, Tilda Shalof More Writing in Nursing "The Man in White," Lisa Ricciotti Writing Assignments 8 Political Science: Building Knowledgeable Arguments Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Building Credibility as an Author Writing in the Discipline "Kant or Cant: The Myth of the Democratic Peace," Christopher Layne Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Textual Coherence Student Writing "Democratic Consolidation in Israel?" James R. King Public Writing "Apathy Among the Educated," Hassina Sherjan More Writing in Political Science "Iraq and the Democratic Peace: Who Says Democracies Don't Fight?" John M. Owen IV Writing Assignments 9 Biology: Describing Nature Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Using Visual Aids to Make Information Accessible Writing in the Discipline "Influence of Training and Match Intensity on Injuries in Rugby League," Tim J. Gabbett Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Passive Verbs Student Writing "Oxygen Consumption During Sedentary and Physically Active Video Gaming in College Males," Cathryn Ghena et al. Public Writing "The Female Hurt," Marguerite Holloway More Writing in Biology "Blood Flow Restricted Exercise and Skeletal Muscle Health," Todd M. Manini and Brian C. Clark Writing Assignments 10 Media Studies: Analyzing the Rhetoric of Images Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Analyzing Images Writing in the Discipline "The Politics of Staring: Visual Rhetorics of Disability in Popular Photography," Rosemarie Garland-Thomson Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Final Free Modifiers Student Writing "'Contemplating Things as They Are': Propaganda and the Photography of the Farm Security Administration," Katelyn Beaty Public Writing "Looking at War," Susan Sontag More Writing in Media Studies "Obesity Prevention" from Public Service Advertising that Changed a Nation , The Advertising Council Writing Assignments 11 Chemistry: Summarizing Research Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Summarizing to Shape the Future Writing in the Discipline "Aging, Bioavailability, and Overestimation of Risk from Environmental Pollutants," Martin Alexander Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Uses of Old Information in a Critical Review Student Writing "Introduction to Bioremediation of Pentachlorophenol," Arianne Folkema Public Writing "Realms of the Soil," from Silent Spring, Rachel Carson More Writing in Chemistry "Health and Environmental Consequences of the World Trade Center Disaster," Philip J. Landrigan et al. Writing Assignments 12 English Education: Challenging Conventions Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Challenging Conventions Purposefully Writing in the Discipline "Of Color, Classes, and Classrooms" from Bootstraps, Victor Villanueva Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: Sentence Fragments and Special Effects Student Writing "Who Cares?: Analysis and Application of Victor Villanueva's Bootstraps," Cherilyn Dudley x Public Writing "The Theory Behind the Dictionary: Cultural Literacy and Education," E. D. Hirsch More Writing in English Education From What Video Games Have to Teach Us about Learning and Literacy," James Paul Gee Writing Assignments 13 Marketing: Motivating Action Portable Rhetorical Lesson: Using "All Available Means" of Persuasion Writing in the Discipline "One Common Purpose," Steelcase Corporation Notes on Grammar, Style, and Rhetoric: The Language of Motivation Student Writing "Safe Haven Marketing Campaign," Sarah Steen Public Writing "Leap Chair Advertisement," Steelcase Corporation More Writing in Marketing "Leap [Chair] Productivity and Health Impact Study," Ben Amick and Kelly DeRango Writing Assignments APPENDIX: Citing Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism Credits Index
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 15th February 2011
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 17.8
Weight (kg): 0.635