Table of contents for Writing : the ultimate guide for college and beyond / Lester Faigley.

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1. Making Discoveries
Look with new eyes 
Make discoveries 
Find a territory
Use guides 
2. Reading to Explore
Read critically
Look with a critical eye
Read actively
Recognize fallacies
Respond as a reader
3. Planning a Journey 
Determine a direction
Write a thesis
Plan your route 
4. Returning and Revising
See again
Respond to others
Pay attention to details 
5. Writing in College
Understand the demands of writing in college
Think about your aim
Think about your genre 
6. Writing Effectively
Understand the rhetorical situation
Think about your audience
Think about your credibility 
Become a successful writer
Angela Yamashita, Got Roddick?
7. Reflecting 
Writing reflections 
An effective reflection
Sue Kunitomi Embrey, Some Lines for a Younger Brother , , , 
How to read reflections
Bharati Mukherjee, Two Ways to Belong in America
Short story
Pam Houston, A Blizzard under Blue Sky
Pablo Medina, Arrival: 1960
David Sedaris, Let it Snow
Jason Christopher Hartley, Just Another Soldier
Rick Bass, Why I Hunt: A Predator's Meditation
Amy Tan, Mother Tongue
How to write a reflection 
Student example
Janine Carter, The Miracle Quilt
8. Observing 
Writing observations 
An effective observation 
Annie Dillard, Living Like Weasels
How to read observations
Travel account
John Wesley Powell, The First Descent of the Grand Canyon 
Photo essay 
Ansel Adams, Photographs of Japanese-Americans at Manzanar
Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place
Tom Meagher and Suzanne Travers, Low Wages, Strong Backs
Travel account
Salman Hameed, The Travelogue of an Astronomer
How to write an observation 
Student example
Megan Garza, Chemistry 105: An Analysis of Classroom Dynamics in a Large Lecture Course
9. Informing
Reporting information 
Effective informative writing
Samuel Wilson, The Emperor's Giraffe 
How to read informative writing
Harold Evans, Russell Simmons
Lori Gottlieb, How Do I Love Thee? 
Hugh McManners, Building a Shelter 
Executive summary 
The National Commission on Writing, A Ticket to Work . . . Or a Ticket Out 
Informational Web site 
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park Visitor Information: View Lava Safely
How to write to inform 
Student example
Lakshmi Kotra, The Life Cycle of Stars
10. Analyzing Texts 
Writing to analyze
Writing a rhetorical analysis
Writing a visual analysis
Writing a literary analysis
An effective analysis
Tim Collins, Straight from the Heart
How to read analyses
Gail Bederman, Race, Gender, and Civilization at the Columbian Exposition
Frank Gehry, The Stata Center
Corporate logo
Landor Associates, Federal Express Logo
Product design 
Volkswagen Beetle 
Short story 
Alice Walker, Everyday Use
Short story analysis
Shaunte Huff, "Make Something of Yourself": Symbolism in Alice Walker's "Everyday Use"
Short story 
Dagoberto Gilb, Love in LA
How to write an analysis 
Student example
Grace Bernhardt, Investigating "Independence": An Analysis of Frederick Douglass' Speech, "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?"
11. Analyzing Causes 
Writing to analyze causes 
An effective causal analysis
Stentor Danielson, Pesticides, Parasite May Cause Frog Deformities
How to read causal analyses
Ari Kelman, City of Nature: New Orleans' Blessing; New Orleans' Curse,
Jay Walljasper, If You Build It, They Will Come-on Foot
Emily Raine, Why Should I Be Nice To You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Service
Angela Cain, Barbie's Body May Be Perfect, but Critics Remind Us It's Plastic
Thom Curtis, Television Violence and Aggression
Operation Iraqi Freedom Leaflets
How to write a causal analysis 
Student example
Sean Booker, Borrowing Bling: The Appeal of Hip-hop to Young White Men
12. Evaluating 
Writing to evaluate 
An effective evaluation
Lefteris Pavlides, The Aesthetics of Wind Power 
How to read evaluations
David Byrne, Learning to Love PowerPoint
Edward Tufte, PowerPoint Is Evil
Dan Crane, McNasty: The New "Healthy" Fast Food Items Taste Bad (and aren't so healthy either)
Michael Eric Dyson, Gangsta Rap and American Culture
Stephanie Rosenbloom, The Nitpicking Nation
How to write an evaluation 
Student example
Rashaun Giddens, Stop Loss or "Loss of Trust"
13. Arguing for a Position 
Writing a position argument 
An effective position argument
Ted Koppel, Take My Privacy, Please! 
How to read position arguments
Frederick Douglass, What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
Chief Seattle, Treaty Oration, 1854
Michel Marriott, The Color of Mayhem
Steven Johnson, Hillary vs, "Grand Theft Auto"
Meredith Clark, Life without Health Insurance
Buff Daddy
Food Cops Bust Cookie Monster
How to write a position argument 
Student example
Chris Nguyen, Speech Doesn't Have to be Pretty to be Protected
14. Arguing for Change 
Making an argument for change
An effective argument for change
Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence 
How to read arguments for change
Paul Saffo, A Trail of DNA and Data
Thomas Homer-Dixon and S, Julio Friedmann, Coal in a Nice Shade of Green
Richard Nixon, Building the Interstate Highway System
Grant proposal
Monterey County Fire Chiefs Association, Breaking the Fire Department's Language Barrier
Web site
United States Marine Corps, Recruitment Web Site
Nancy Clark, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Are Muscular Men the Best of All?
How to write an argument for change
Student example
Kim Lee, Let's Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All
15. Planning Research
Analyze the research task 
Ask a question
Determine what you need
Draft a working thesis
How to plan research
Researcher at work
16. Exploring Libraries
Determine the print sources you need 
Search using keywords 
Find books 
Find journal articles
Evaluate print sources
Start a working bibliography
How to explore libraries
Researcher at work
17. Exploring Online Libraries 
Find information in databases 
Construct effective searches 
Locate elements of a citation
How to explore online libraries
Researcher at work
18. Exploring the Web 
Find information on the Web 
Evaluate Web sources 
Find visual sources online
How to explore the Web
Researcher at work
19. Exploring in the Field
Conduct interviews 
Administer surveys 
Make observations 
How to conduct field research
Researcher at work
20. Writing the Research Paper
Plan your organization
Avoid plagiarism 
Quote sources without plagiarizing 
Summarize and paraphrase sources without plagiarizing 
Incorporate quotations 
Incorporate visuals
How to write a research paper
Researcher at work
21. MLA Documentation 
Elements of MLA documentation
Entries in the list of works cited
In-text citations in MLA style
Books in MLA-style works cited
Periodicals in MLA-style works cited
Online sources in MLA-style works cited
Other sources in MLA-style works cited
Sample MLA paper George Abukar, It's Time to Shut Down the Identity Theft Racket
22. APA Documentation 
APA citations
In-text citations in APA style
Books in APA-style references list
Periodicals in APA-style references list
Online sources in APA-style references list
Other sources in APA-style references list
Sample APA paper Don Sabo, Kathleen E. Miller, Merrill J. Melnick, and Leslie Heywood, Her Life Depends on It
23. Thinking Visually
Communicate with visuals and words
Understand visual and verbal concepts
24. Creating Visuals
Know when to use images and graphics
Take pictures that aren't boring
Compose images
Edit images 
Create tables, charts, and graphs 
25. Designing for Print
Start with your readers
Use headings and subheadings effectively
Design pages
Understand typography
Create a brochure
26. Designing a Web Site
Plan a Web site 
Make your site visually effective
Make navigation easy 
27. Delivering Presentations
Plan a presentation 
Design effective visuals 
Give a memorable presentation 
28. Working as a Team 
Organize a team
Understand the team process 
Work as a team 
29. Writing Effective Paragraphs
Develop paragraphs
Pay attention to paragraph length
Link within and across paragraphs
Start fast
Conclude with strength
Checklist for editing paragraphs
30. Writing Effective Sentences
Understand sentence basics 
Pay attention to verbs 
Stay active
Find characters 
Write concise sentences 
Write ethical sentences 
Match structure with ideas 
Checklist for editing sentences
31. Avoiding Errors
Fix fragments 
Fix run-on sentences
Fix comma spices 
Make verbs agree with subjects 
Make pronouns agree 
Fix shifts 
Use modifiers correctly
Place modifiers carefully
Checklist for editing for errors
32. Understanding Punctuation and Conventions
Identify where commas are needed 
Place commas correctly with modifiers 
Place commas correctly with clauses and phrases
Use semicolons and colons correctly 
Use hyphens, dashes, and parentheses correctly 
Use quotation marks correctly 
Use other punctuation correctly
Understand print conventions 
Checklist for punctuation and conventions
33. Writing in a Second Language
Understand how languages differ
Understand nouns in English 
Understand articles in English 
Understand verbs and modifiers in English 
Understand English sentence structure 
Checklist for second language writers
Writing essay exams
Creating portfolios

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

English language -- Rhetoric.
English language -- Grammar.
Academic writing.
Critical thinking.