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Invention and Craft: A Guide to College Writing, First Edition by Ronda Leathers Dively — Table of Contents

Part 1:  Creating Contexts for Understanding Composition

1. Composition and Creativity

  • Some Straight Talk about Composition Courses
  • The Search for Creativity in Expository Writing
  • Expository Writing and Other Creative Activities
  • Creativity and Self-Awareness
  • The Transfer of Composing Knowledge
  • — Conditions for Knowledge Transfer
  • — Routes for Knowledge Transfer in Composition
  • — Processes Involved in Knowledge Transfer
  • — Negative Transfer and Composing Myths
  • An Invitation to Create in Your Composition Course

2. Composing Processes and Creative Processes

  • A Composing Model
  • — Invention
  • — Drafting
  • — Revision
  • — Editing
  • Expository Writing as a Creative Act
  • The Creative Process Model
  • — First Insight
  • — Preparation
  • — Incubation
  • — Insight
  • — Verification
  • The Creative Process Model and Expository Writing
  • Reflection and Your Development as a Writer

3. Rhetorical Situations

  • Overlaps between Creative and Expository
  • Writing
  • Creativity and the Rhetorical Situation
  • Rhetoric and Constructive Constraints
  • Elements of the Rhetorical Situation
  • — Audience and Forum
  • — Topic
  • — Genre
  • — Author’s Purpose
  • — Author’s Role
  • Rhetorical Appeals
  • — Ethos
  • — Pathos
  • — Logos
  • Rhetoric and Creative Drive

4. Invention Strategies

  • Prewriting Techniques
  • — Unstructured Prewriting Techniques
  • — Structured Prewriting Techniques
  • Invention beyond the Composition Class

5. Research Strategies

  • Research Methods
  • — Primary Research
  • — Secondary Research
  • Strategies for Managing Secondary Research
  • Research, Invention, and Knowledge
  • Transfer

Part 2:  Creating Texts That Inform

6. Introduction to Texts That Inform

  • Purposes and Strategies for Informing
  • Application in College and the Workplace

7. Memoir

  • Distinguishing Features of a Memoir
  • Processes for Composing a Memoir
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “One Writer’s Beginnings,” by Eudora Welty
  • — “The Workers,” by Richard Rodriguez

8. Profile

  • Distinguishing Features of a Profile
  • Processes for Composing a Profile
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “From a Dream to Reality,” by Erin Anderson, a First-Year Composition Student
  • — “Reinventing Rio,” by Alan Riding

9. Report

  • Distinguishing Features of a Report
  • Processes for Composing a Report
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Mirror, Mirror on My Facebook Wall: Effects of Exposure to Facebook on Self-Esteem,” by Amy L. Gonzales and Jeffrey T. Hancock
  • —“The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary,” by Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

10. Annotated Bibliography

  • Distinguishing Features of an Annotated Bibliography
  • Processes for Composing an Annotated Bibliography
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Teen Dating Violence: A Literature Review and Annotated Bibliography,” by Priscilla Offenhauer and Alice Buchalter
  • — “Design and the Social Sector: An Annotated Bibliography,” by Courtney Drake and Deirdre Cerminaro with William Drenttel

Part 3:  Creating Texts That Analyze

11. Introduction to Texts That Analyze

  • Purposes and Strategies for Analyzing
  • Application in College and the Workplace

12. Writing-Process Analysis

  • Distinguishing Features of a Writing-Process Analysis
  • Processes for Composing a Writing-Process Analysis
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “The Watcher at the Gates,” by Gail Godwin
  • — “A Way of Writing,” by William Stafford

13. Visual Analysis

  • Distinguishing Features of a Visual Analysis
  • Processes for Composing a Visual Analysis
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Is Team USA’s Militaristic Uniform a Problem?” by Paul Achter
  • — “The Heritage of Berlin Street Art and Graffiti Scene,” by Simon Arms

14. Rhetorical Analysis

  • Distinguishing Features of a Rhetorical Analysis
  • Processes for Composing a Rhetorical Analysis
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — "A More Perfect Union," delivered by Senator Barack Obama on March 18, 2008
  • — “Why It Worked: A Rhetorical Analysis of Obama’s Speech on Race,” by Roy Peter Clark

15. Literary Analysis

  • Distinguishing Features of a Literary Analysis
  • Processes for Composing a Literary Analysis
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • “‘Neither Can Live While the Other Survives’: The Driving Force of Revenge in Harry Potter, ” by Heidi Nielson
  • “Untold Story: The Lying Narrator in ‘The Black Cat,’” by Susan Amper

Part 4:  Creating Texts That Argue

16. Introduction to Texts That Argue

  • Purposes of and Strategies for Arguing
  • — Tone
  • — Structure
  • — Logical Fallacies
  • Application in College and the Workplace

17. Research Proposal

  • Distinguishing Features of a Research Proposal
  • — Introduction
  • — Statement of Purpose
  • — Projected Contributions
  • — Literature Review
  • — Research Methods
  • — Conclusion
  • — Works Cited or References
  • — The Parts as a Whole
  • Processes for Composing a Research Proposal
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Exploring and Developing Stage Combat Methodologies,” by Whitney
  • Elmore, an Undergraduate Student
  • — “The Evolution of Ethics,” by Matt Warren, an Undergraduate
    Student

18. Review

  • Distinguishing Features of a Review 310
  • Processes for Composing a Review 314
  • — Invention toward First Insight 317
  • — Preparation through Research 317
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight 317
  • — Strategies for Drafting 318
  • — Revision and Editing 319
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations 320
  • READINGS 322
  • — “‘Gris Grimley’s Frankenstein ’ Revisits, Enhances Shelley’s Famous Tale,” by Karen Sandstrom 322
  • — “Old ‘Cosmos’ vs. New ‘Cosmos’: Who’s the King of the Universe?” by Chris Taylor

19. Position Paper

  • Distinguishing Features of a Position Paper
  • Processes for Composing a Position Paper
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “Homeschooling’s Liberalism,” by David Mills
  • — “Educating Girls Is a Good Investment,” by Becky Smith Conover

20. Problem-Solution Paper

  • Distinguishing Features of a Problem-Solution Paper
  • Processes for Composing a Problem-Solution Paper
  • — Invention toward First Insight
  • — Preparation through Research
  • — Invention toward More Focused Insight
  • — Strategies for Drafting
  • — Revision and Editing
  • Transfer to Other Writing Situations
  • READINGS
  • — “The Creativity Crisis,” by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman
  • — “It Can’t Happen Here: Why Is There So Little Coverage of Americans Who Are Struggling with Poverty?” by Dan Froomkin

Part 5:  Creating Presentation-Quality Final Products

21. Source Integration and Citation

  • Strategies for Meshing Sources
  • — Summary
  • — Paraphrase
  • — Direct Quote
  • — Synthesis
  • Strategies for Citing Sources
  • — Logic of Citation in MLA and APA
  • — MLA Internal Citations
  • — MLA Works Cited Page Entries
  • — APA Internal Citations
  • — APA References Page Entries
  • Transfer across Writing Situations

22. Document Design

  • Emphasis
  • — Bold Print
  • — Italics (or Underlining)
  • — Scare Quotes
  • White Space
  • — Paragraphs
  • — Subheadings
  • — Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • — Alignment
  • Images and Tables
  • — Images
  • — Tables, Charts, and Graphs
  • Transfer across Writing Situations

23. Revision and Editing

  • Revision
  • — Criteria for Productive Revision
  • — Processes for Revising
  • Editing
  • — Common Surface Errors
  • — Processes for Editing
  • Transfer across Writing Situations

24. Peer and Instructor Review

  • Invention Workshops
  • Peer Review
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Writing Center Visits
  • Transfer across Writing Situations

25. PORTFOLIOS

  • Portfolio-Based Composition Courses
  • Portfolio Content
  • — Document Selection
  • — Reflective Introduction
  • A Word about Procrastination
  • E-Portfolios
  • Transfer across Writing Situations
  • Photo Credits
  • Text Credits
  • Index