Bound for Engaging Questions: A Guide to Writing 2e

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Table of Contents

PART I Exploring Writing and Reading 1

CHAPTER 1

Critical Thinking and the Art of Questioning 2

  • Why Is Questioning Important? 2
  • What Do I Really Think? 4
  • What Does That Word Mean? 5
  • Is That Statement Accurate? 6
  • Is That Statement True? 6
  • What Do You Gain from Thinking Critically? 7
  • R E A D I N G
    • Apparently Facts No Longer Mean What They Once Did by Leonard Pitts 9

CHAPTER 2

Reading Critically and the Art of Questioning 12

  • What Is Critical Reading? 12
  • How Does Critical Reading Work? 13
  • What Questions Guide Critical Reading? 13
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 30
    • What Could I Write About? 30
    • What Is My Rhetorical Situation? 30
  • R E A D I N G
    • Notes of an Alien Son: Immigration Paradoxes by Andrei Codrescu 17

CHAPTER 3

Writing and the Art of Questioning 32

  • What Is Good Writing? 32
  • What Is the Rhetorical Situation? 32
  • Why Ask about the Rhetorical Situation? 32
  • What Is Voice? 34
  • Why Does Voice Matter? 35
  • What Is an Angle? 36
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 39
    • What Could I Write About? 39
    • What Is My Rhetorical Situation? 39
    R E A D I N G S
    • What Is Paleontology? by University of California Museum of Paleontology 34
    • Planet of Weeds by David Quammen 35

PART II Practicing Writing 43

CHAPTER 4

Claiming Voice 44

  • What Is Voice? 44
  • Why Care about Voice? 46
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 47
    • How Do I Claim My Voice? Engaging the Writing Process 49
    • How Do I Use Spontaneous Style? 49
    • How Do I Use Conscious Style? 50
    • How Do I Extend My Voice? 53

CHAPTER 5

Interpreting Experiences 61

  • What Is Interpreting Experience? 61
  • Why Write to Interpret Experience? 62
  • How Do Writers Interpret Experiences? 62
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 71
    • What Can I Write About? 71
    • How Do I Interpret Experience? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 72
    • How Do I Interpret Experience? Engaging the Writing Process 73
  • R E A D I N G S
    • A Dark, Skinny Stranger in Cleveland Park by Stephen L. Carter 64
    • Driving Away by Katherine Krueger-Land 66

CHAPTER 6

Creating Profiles 84

  • What Is a Profile? 84
  • Why Write Profiles? 84
  • How Do Writers Compose Profiles? 86
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 95
    • What Can I Write About? 95
    • How Do I Write a Profile? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 95
    • How Do I Write a Profile? Engaging the Writing Process 98
  • R E A D I N G S
    • Writing with the Master by Joel Achenbach 87
    • We're Losing the Raw Human Part of Being with Each Other by Catherine de Lange 92

CHAPTER 7

Presenting Information 112

  • What Is Presenting Information? 112
  • Why Present Information? 113
  • How Do Writers Present Information? 114
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 124
    • What Can I Write About? 124
    • How Do I Present Information? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 125
    • How Do I Present Information? Engaging the Writing Process 126
  • R E A D I N G S
    • Tomorrow, I Love Ya! by Eric Hoover 115
    • Major Survey Challenges Western Perceptions of Islam by Agence France-Press (AFP) 122

CHAPTER 8

Exploring a Concept 142

  • What Is Concept Exploration? 143
  • Why Explore Concepts? 144
  • How Do Writers Explore a Concept? 144
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 152
    • What Can I Write About? 152
    • How Do I Explore Concepts? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 154
    • How Do I Explore Concepts? Engaging the Writing Process 155
  • R E A D I N G S
    • The Supreme Chutzpah by Jack Achiezer Guggenheim 145
    • What Is Civility? by P. M. Forni 148

CHAPTER 9

Comparing Perspectives 168

  • What Is Comparing Perspectives? 168
  • Why Write to Compare Perspectives? 169
  • How Do Writers Compare Perspectives? 170
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 183
    • How Do I Compare Perspectives? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 184
    • How Do I Compare Perspectives? Engaging the Writing Process 185
  • R E A D I N G S
    • Which Character Should Sports Develop? by Andy Rudd 170
    • The Human Cost of Animal Suffering by Mark Bittman 173
    • Eating Well vs. Being Good by David Katz 175
    • The Ethics of Eating Meat by Paul Schwennesen 179
    • Reciprocity: A Foundation for Balance by Clara Sue Kidwell, Homer Noley, and George E. "Tink" Tinker 181

CHAPTER 10

Critiquing an Argument 201

  • What Is a Critique? 201
  • Why Write to Critique an Argument? 202
  • How Do Writers Critique Arguments? 202
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 207
    • What Can I Write About? 207
    • How Do I Write a Critique? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 207
    • How Do I Write a Critique? Engaging the Writing Process 209
  • SAMPLE READINGS FOR CRITIQUE 224
  • R E A D I N G S
    • Why Sherry Turkle Is So Wrong by Tom Stafford 203
    • Open Your Ears to Biased Professors by David Fryman 210
    • The Bogus Case against Birthright Citizenship by Shikha Dalmia 224

CHAPTER 11

Making a Case 227

  • What Is a Case? 227
  • Why Make a Case? 228
  • How Do Writers Make a Case? 229
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 239
    • What Can I Write About? 240
    • How Do I Make a Case? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 240
    • How Do I Make a Case? Engaging the Writing Process 242
  • R E A D I N G S
    • Building a Better Life through Greenways and Trails by Trails and Greenways Clearinghouse 229
    • The Case against Grades by Alfie Kohn 233

CHAPTER 12

Appealing for Action 257

  • What Is Persuasion? 257
  • Why Write to Persuade? 258
  • How Do Writers Persuade? 258
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 265
    • What Can I Write About? 265
    • How Do I Appeal for Action? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 266
    • How Do I Write Persuasively? Engaging the Writing Process 267
  • R E A D I N G S
    • Where Sweatshops Are a Dream by Nicholas D. Kristof 259
    • The Factories of Lost Children by Katharine Weber 262

CHAPTER 13

Writing an Evaluation 283
  • What Is an Evaluation? 283
  • Why Write to Evaluate? 284
  • How Do Writers Evaluate? 284
  • THE ASSIGNMENT 292
    • What Can I Write About? 292
    • How Do I Write an Evaluation? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 293
    • How Do I Write an Evaluation? Engaging the Writing Process 295
  • R E A D I N G S
    • 2011 Motor Trend Car of the Year: Chevrolet Volt, A Car of the Future You Can Drive Today by Angus MacKenzie 285
    • 'Precious' Mettle by Ann Hornaday 289

    CHAPTER 14

    Editing Fundamentals 305

    • What Is Editing? 305
    • Why Edit? 306
    • How Do Writers Edit? 306
    • What Is the Spiraling Down Method? 307
    • What Matters Most in Editing? Three Key Points 318

    PART III Researching Writing 319

    CHAPTER 15

    Planning a Research Project 320

    • When Is Research Necessary? 320
    • What Kinds of Sources Do College Researchers Use? 321
    • How Do I Plan a Research Project? 325
    • How Do I Choose and Narrow a Topic? 328
    • How Do I Turn a Topic into a Research Question? 329
    • How Do I Manage the Sources I Find? 330

    CHAPTER 16

    Finding Sources 336

    • How Do I Conduct a Keyword Search? 336
    • What Resources Can I Find through My College Library? 338
    • How Do I Find Reference Works through My College Library? 339
    • How Do I Use a Library Catalog to Find Books and Other Resources? 341
    • How Do I Use Library Databases to Find Periodicals? 343
    • How Do I Use the Web to Find Reliable Websites and Online Journals? 344
    • How Do I Find Interactive Online Sources? 347
    • How Do I Generate My Own Information? 347

    CHAPTER 17

    Evaluating Sources 350

    • How Do I Decide If a Source Is Useful? 350
    • How Do I Decide If a Source Is Reliable? 351
    • How Do I Evaluate a Website? 353

    CHAPTER 18

    Incorporating Source Materials 357

    • What Does It Mean to Enter the Conversation? 357
    • How Does Informal Writing Engage Me in the Conversation? 358
    • How Do I Draw Connections between Sources? 361
    • What Roles Can Sources Play in My Writing? 363
    • What Are My Options for Bringing in Source Material? 364
    • How Do I Acknowledge, Integrate, and Cite My Source Materials? 369
    • What Are the Options for Acknowledging Sources? 371
    • How Can I Integrate Source Material into My Writing? 372
    • How Do I Document My Sources? 376
    • How Do I Incorporate Sources without Losing My Own Voice? 377
    • R E A D I N G
      • New Hampshire Professor Pushes for Return to Slow Reading by Holly Ramer 359

    CHAPTER 19

    Using Sources Responsibly 379

    • What Is Plagiarism? 379
    • When Do I Need to Cite My Sources? 380
    • How Can I Avoid Plagiarizing? 383

    CHAPTER 20

    Documenting Your Sources: MLA 385

    • How Do I Make In-Text Citations Using MLA Style? 385
    • How Do I Make Entries in the Works Cited List Using MLA Style? 390

    CHAPTER 21

    Documenting Your Sources: APA 411

    • How Do I Make In-Text Citations Using APA Style? 411
    • How Do I Make Entries in a Reference List Using APA Style? 416

    CHAPTER 22

    Choosing Strategies of Development 435

    • What Are the Strategies? 435
    • How Do Writers Choose Strategies? 439
    • What Do the Strategies Look Like in Detail? 440
    • How Can I Develop a Repertoire of Strategies? 460
    • R E A D I N G
      • Is Climate Disaster Inevitable? by Adam Frank 436

    CHAPTER 23

    Designing Documents and Using Graphics 461

    • What Are Document Design and Graphics? 461
    • Why Consider Document Design and Graphics? 462
    • How Does Document Design Work? 462
    • How Do Graphics Work? 467
    • What Are the Common Model Documents? 472
    • What Matters Most in Document Design and Using Graphics? 486

    CHAPTER 24

    Writing Portfolios 488

    • What Is a Writing Portfolio? 488
    • Why Create a Writing Portfolio? 490
    • How Do Writers Prepare Portfolios? 491
    • THE ASSIGNMENT 492
      • How Do I Reflect? Questioning the Rhetorical Situation 492

    CHAPTER 25

    Mastering Essay Exams 498

    • What Are Essay Exams? 498
    • Why Do Instructors Assign Essay Exams? 498
    • How Do Writers Approach Essay Exam Questions? 499
    • How Should I Prepare for an Essay Exam? 501
    • What Are Some Good Strategies for Taking an Essay Exam? 503
    • What Is the Value of Essay Exams? 508

    CHAPTER 26

    Giving Oral Presentations 509

    • What Are Oral Presentations? 509
    • How Do I Prepare an Oral Presentation? 514
    • How Do I Rehearse an Oral Presentation? 515
    • How Do I Revise an Oral Presentation? 516
    • How Do I Deliver an Oral Presentation? 516
    • What Are Some Key Points to Remember? 517

    CHAPTER 27

    How Do I Write a Rhetorical Analysis? 518

    • What Is a Rhetorical Analysis? 518
    • Why Write a Rhetorical Analysis? 518
    • What Can I Write About? 521
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Rhetorical Analysis? 521
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Rhetorical Analysis? 522
    • E X A M P L E
      • Rhetorical Analysis of the Section on the Church in "Letter from Birmingham Jail" by Ginny Norton 519

    CHAPTER 28

    How Do I Write a Blog? 524

    • What Is a Blog? 524
    • Why Write a Blog? 525
    • What Can I Write About? 527
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Blog Post? 528
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Blog Post? 529
    • What Are Some Special Considerations for Writing a Blog? 530

    CHAPTER 29

    How Do I Write a Reflection? 532

    • What Is a Reflection? 532
    • Why Write a Reflection? 532
    • What Can I Write About? 535
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Reflection? 536
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Reflection? 537
    • E X A M P L E
      • The Wonder of Ordinary Places by Julian Hoffman 533

    CHAPTER 30

    How Do I Write a Visual Analysis? 539

    • What Is a Visual Analysis? 539
    • Why Write a Visual Analysis? 540
    • What Can I Write About? 543
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Visual Analysis? 543
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Visual Analysis? 545
    • E X A M P L E
      • Three Girls in a Kentucky Kitchen by Ashley Jarol 540

    CHAPTER 31

    How Do I Write a Review? 546

    • What Is a Review? 546
    • Why Write a Review? 547
    • What Can I Write About? 550
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Review? 550
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Review? 551
    • E X A M P L E
      • Review of Water for Elephants (by Sara Gruen) by Danielle Poiesz 547

    CHAPTER 32

    How Do I Write an Editorial or Opinion Column? 553

    • What Is an Editorial? 553
    • Why Write an Editorial? 554
    • What Can I Write About? 556
    • How Do I Prepare to Write an Editorial? 556
    • What Are the Steps in Writing an Editorial? 557
    • E X A M P L E
      • Where History Lessons Come Alive by Matt Watson 554

    CHAPTER 33

    How Do I Write a Proposal? 559

    • What Is a Proposal? 559
    • Why Write a Proposal? 560
    • What Can I Write About? 566
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Proposal? 567
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Proposal? 568
    • E X A M P L E
      • Proposal to Enact a "Smoke- Free Campus" Policy for Santa Clara University 560

    CHAPTER 34

    How Do I Write a Research Proposal? 570

    • What Is a Research Proposal? 570
    • Why Write a Research Proposal? 571
    • What Can I Write About? 571
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Research Proposal? 573
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Research Proposal? 574
    • E X A M P L E
      • Research Proposal for a Paper, "Civility in the Workplace" by Amie Hazama 571

    CHAPTER 35

    How Do I Write an Annotated Bibliography? 575

    • What Is an Annotated Bibliography? 575
    • Why Do Writers Create Annotated Bibliographies? 575
    • What Should an Annotation Include? 576
    • What Do Annotated Bibliography Entries Look Like? 576
    • How Can I Support Academic Honesty When Writing Annotations? 578

    CHAPTER 36

    How Do I Write a Prospectus? 579

    • What Is a Prospectus? 579
    • Why Write a Prospectus? 580
    • How Does a Prospectus Function in Other Situations? 581
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Prospectus? 582
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Prospectus? 582
    • E X A M P L E
      • Prospectus for "Multitasking: A Poor Study Habit" by Noelle Alberto 580

    CHAPTER 37

    How Do I Write a Lab Report? 584

    • What Is a Lab Report? 584
    • Why Write a Lab Report? 585
    • How Do I Prepare to Write a Lab Report? 588
    • What Are the Steps in Writing a Lab Report? 589
    • E X A M P L E
      • Transpiration by Deborah A. Smith 585

    CHAPTER 38

    How Do I Write Instructions? 592

    • What Are Instructions? 592
    • Why Write Instructions? 593
    • What Can I Write About? 595
    • How Do I Prepare to Write Instructions? 595
    • What Are the Steps in Writing Instructions? 596
    • E X A M P L E
      • How to Do the Heimlich Maneuver by Deaconess Heimlich Institute 593

    CHAPTER 39

    How Do I Write an Abstract? 598

    • What Is an Abstract? 598
    • Why Write an Abstract? 598
    • How Do I Prepare to Write an Abstract? 600
    • What Are the Steps in Writing an Abstract? 600
    • E X A M P L E
      • Abstract of "Popularity's Downside" by Audra Ames 599