The Writer's Presence

A Pool of Readings

Author: Donald McQuade

Publisher: Macmillan


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 976

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The Writer's Presence combines great writing with a simple organization and uncluttered presentation to give instructors the widest range of options. Each selection showcases a writer's unique voice to demonstrate how writers present themselves through their work and to provide students with models they can use to develop their own voices. Arranged alphabetically by author and by five types of writing (informal, personal, expository, and argumentative writing, as well as short fiction) and with minimal apparatus, the readings allow instructors to be flexible and allow the writing to speak for itself.

The Writer's Presence with 2016 MLA Update

A Pool of Readings

Author: Donald McQuade

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

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THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. A joint effort by Best American Essays series editor Robert Atwan and veteran writing teacher and former 4Cs chair Donald McQuade, the new edition of The Writer’s Presence collects teachable readings by great writers, showcasing distinctive voices and clear points of view on a broad range of engaging topics. With selections that span communities, time periods, levels of difficulty, and fields of study, The Writer’s Presence shines a spotlight foremost on writers who establish a strong presence. The result is a blend of classic pieces by figures such as James Baldwin, Annie Dillard, and Amy Tan and fresh pieces by rising stars such as Silas Hansen, Ariel Levy, and Brian Doyle, with many essays accompanied by writers’ commentaries on their work. A flexible arrangement and minimal apparatus fits nearly any approach to teaching writing. Now with six annotated student essays and introductions to strategies for critical reading and writing in different essay genres, The Writer’s Presence gives students more support than ever to think critically and develop their own voices. And now with the new edition, you can meet students where they are: online. Our newest set of online materials, LaunchPad Solo, provides all the key tools and course-specific content that you need to teach your class. Get all our great course-specific materials in one fully customizable space online; then assign and mix our resources with yours. To package LaunchPad Solo free with The Writer’s Presence, use ISBN 978-1-319-01382-0.

Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae (CIAP).

A. Volume one

Author: Moše Šārôn

Publisher: BRILL


Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 465

Western Palestine is extremely rich in Arabic inscriptions, whose dates range from as early as CE 150 until modern times. Most of the inscriptions date from the Islamic period, for under Islam the country gained particular religious and strategic importance, even though it made up only part of the larger province of Syria.This historical importance is clearly reflected in the hundreds of inscriptions, the texts of which cover a variety of topics: construction, dedication, religious endowments, epitaphs, Qur'anic texts, prayers and invocations, all now assembled in the Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae (CIAP).The CIAP follows the method established at the end of last century by Max van Berchem, namely, the studying of the Arabic inscriptions 'in context'. Van Berchem managed to publish two volumes of the inscriptions from Jerusalem: the CIAP covers the entire country. The inscriptions are arranged according to site, and are studied in their respective topographical, historical and cultural context. In this way the CIAP offers more than a survey of inscriptions: it represents the epigraphical angle of the geographical history of the Holy Land.

Personally Speaking

Experience as Evidence in Academic Discourse

Author: Candace Spigelman

Publisher: SIU Press


Category: Education

Page: 180

View: 959

Responding to contemporary discussion about using personal accounts in academic writing, Personally Speaking: Experience as Evidence in Academic Discourse draws on classical and current rhetorical theory, feminist theory, and relevant examples from both published writers and first-year writing students to illustrate the advantages of blending experiential and academic perspectives. Candace Spigelman examines how merging personal and scholarly worldviews produces useful contradictions and contributes to a more a complex understanding in academic writing. This rhetorical move allows for greater insights than the reading or writing of experiential or academic modes separately does. Personally Speaking foregrounds the semi-fictitious nature of personal stories and the rhetorical possibilities of evidence as Spigelman provides strategies for writing instructors who want to teach personal academic argument while supplying practical mechanisms for evaluating experiential claims. The volume seeks to complicate and intensify disciplinary debates about how compositionists should write for publication and what kinds of writing should be taught to composition students. Spigelman not only supplies evidence as to why the personal can count as evidence but also relates how to use it effectively by including student samples that reflect particular features of personal writing. Finally, she lays the groundwork to move narrative from its current site as confessional writing to the domain of academic discourse.

Remaking Transitional Justice in the United States

The Rhetorical Authorization of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Author: James Edward Beitler III

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Psychology

Page: 158

View: 594

​Remaking Transitional Justice in the United States: The Rhetoric of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission explores rhetorical attempts to authorize the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission—a grassroots, U.S.-based truth commission created in 2004 toredress past injustices in the city. Through detailed rhetorical analyses, the book demonstratesthat the development of the field of transitional justice has given rise to a transnational rhetorical tradition that provides those working in the field with series of “enabling constraints.” The book then shows how Greensboro stakeholders attempted to reaccentuate this rhetorical tradition in their rhetorical performances to construct authority and bring about justice, even as the tradition shaped their discourse in ways that limited the scope of their responses. Calling attention to the rhetorical interdependence among practitioners of transitional justice, this study offers insights into the development of transitional justice in the United States and in grassroots contexts in other liberal democracies. The volume is a relevant guide to scholars and practitioners of transitional justice as it brings into relief mechanisms of transitional justice that are frequently overlooked—namely, rhetorical mechanisms. It also speaks to any readers who may be interested in the communicative strategies/tactics that may be employed by grassroots transitional justice initiatives.

Research Informing Practice Practice Informing Research

Innovative Teaching Methologies for World Language Teachers

Author: David Schwarzer

Publisher: IAP


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 507

“Research Informing Practice—Practice Informing Research: Innovative Teaching Methodologies for World Language Educators” is an edited volume that focuses on innovative, nontraditional methods of teaching and learning world languages. Using teacherresearch projects, each author in the volume guides readers through their own personal journey and exploration of teaching methods, novelty, risktaking, and reflection. Chapters include guiding questions, vignettes, and thick descriptions of classroombased research in an assortment of instructional settings. Theoretical issues and an array of practical applications are presented, as well as additional research opportunities and guidelines for implementation in a variety of teaching and learning venues. While not professing to be a panacea for world language learning, this book provides various lines of theory, research, and practice as they interact with each other through teacherresearch narratives. As a wellknown African proverb asserts, “It takes a village to raise a child.” Similarly, it takes a village to develop a master teacher, and it takes a community to create an exceptional classroom. Throughout this volume, authors share their voices, experiences, and expertise as a means of strengthening the village. They then invite readers to embark on their own methodological journeys. The text thus serves as a stimulus for further discussion and pedagogical development in world language settings. Teachers and researchers are challenged to think critically and reflectively about world language education, encouraged to design innovative methods, approaches, and techniques for their world language classes, and ultimately asked to share their findings with students, parents, peers, communities, and the village.

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Biographical Sketches and Bibliographies

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 438

View: 932

Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.

المنزل الصيفي

رواية من هولندا

Author: هيرمان كوخ

Publisher: Al Manhal


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 384

View: 575

أنا طبيب.. أعمل في عيادتي من الثامنة والنصف صباحا إلى الواحدة من بعد الظهر، وآخذ وقتي مع كل مريض، ربما ثلث الساعة لكل مريض أو مريضة، وميزتي تكمن في تلك الدقائق العشرين، فالناس تقول: أين نجد في هذه الأيام طبيبا يخصص لك عشرين دقيقة، وهكذا يتطوعون بصنع اسمي وسمعتي.. ``المنزل الصيفي`` رواية سرد أحداثها طبيب يدعى مارك شلوسر، يتفق مع أحد مرضاه وهو ممثل يدعى رالف ماير قضاء الإجازة في المنزل الصيفي الذي يملكه ماير، بصحبة أسرتيهما، ولكن شلوسر يتسبب بعدها في خطأ طبي لصديقه فيضطر إلى إخفاء ذلك عنه وعن أسرته، مما يؤدي إلى وفاته، لأن في كل الأحوال تعد سمعته هي كل شيء في مجال عمله، ولكن شلوسر يظل يعاني من تحمل مثل هذا السر بشكل كبير في ذهنه، ولا يمكنه الاختباء من الحقيقة، أو لجنة الممتحنين الطبية، فماذا سيفعل، وهل هذا الخطأ الطبي متعمد؟

Human Rights and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources

Publisher: IGI Global


Category: Political Science

Page: 2121

View: 444

In today’s increasingly interconnected and global society, the protection of basic liberties is an important consideration in public policy and international relations. Profitable social interactions can begin only when a foundation of trust has been laid between two parties. Human Rights and Ethics: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications considers some of the most important issues in the ethics of human interaction, whether in business, politics, or science and technology. Covering issues such as cybercrime, bioethics, medical care, and corporate leadership, this four-volume reference work will serve as a crucial resource for leaders, innovators, educators, and other personnel living and working in the modern world.


A Journal of Composition Theory




Category: Composition (Rhetoric)


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