The Composition of Everyday Life

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2015 - Education - 832 pages
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Encouraging you to be an inventive thinker and writer, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE illustrates how the act of writing is connected to your daily life as it helps you rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around you. The fifth edition offers 13 chapters to help you invent ideas, more than any other text on the market. With more than 35 reading selections by both professional and student writers-many responding to the chapter prompts-this book fully engages you in writing academic essays. This text delivers pedagogy for making meaning and generating writing at the intersection of academic and nonacademic life. It is an excellent preparation for the reading and writing activities you will encounter throughout your college experience and well beyond. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.
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Contents

Inventing Ideas
2
Remembering Who You Were
26
Explaining Relationships
62
Observing
94
Analyzing Concepts
128
Analyzing Written Texts
162
Analyzing Images
198
Making Arguments
234
Thinking Radically Reseeing the World
420
Finding Sources
456
Analyzing Synthesizing and Evaluating Sources
466
Integrating and Documenting Sources
494
Organizing Ideas
548
Developing Voice
560
Vitalizing Sentences
578
Anthology Everyday Rhetoric
598

Responding to Arguments
286
Evaluating
320
Searching for Causes
352
Proposing Solutions
390
Rhetorical Handbook
724
Index
783
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