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Invention & Craft MLA 2016 UPDATE

Invention & Craft MLA 2016 UPDATE

1st Edition
By Ronda Leathers Dively
Copyright: 2016
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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 WhitneyElmore, an Undergraduate Student
    • “The Evolution of Ethics,” by Matt Warren, an UndergraduateStudent

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