The Act of Writing
The Act of Writing  
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Table of Contents:

Acknowledgements
To the Student
To the Teacher
Introduction: The Act of Writing
Process and the Computer
Going Online

CHAPTER 1: NARRATION

CAROL SHIELDS, Encounter
GEORGE GABORI, Coming of Age in Putnok
MARIE GAGNON, Shelter
SYLVIA FRASER, My Other Self
CAROL GEDDES, Growing up Native
JAN WONG, "Safeguard Your Lives"

CHAPTER 2: EXAMPLE

RAY GUY, Outharbor Menu
MICHELE LANDSBERG, West Must Confront Anonymous Misery of the World's Children
AMY WILLARD CROSS, Safety First, Fun a Distant Second
JOSH FREED, Say Hi or Die
ALBERTO MANGUEL, Reading Ourselves and the World Around Us

CHAPTER 3: DESCRIPTION

ANNE MICHAELS, Hurricane
KAREN CONNELLY, August 4
THIERRY MALLET, The Firewood Gatherers
CHRISTIE McLAREN, Suitcase Lady
CHARLES YALE HARRISON, In the Trenches
EMILY CARR, D'Sonoqua

CHAPTER 4: CAUSE AND EFFECT

PAUL D'ANGELO, The Step Not Taken
DAVID SUZUKI, Hidden Lessons
NAHEED MUSTAFA, My Body Is My Own Business
STUART MCLEAN, The Shocking Truth About Household Dust
ELINOR FLORENCE, Leaving the Fast Lane for No Lane at All
GARY ENGKENT, Why My Mother Can't Speak English
MORDECAI RICHLER, 1944: The Year I Learned to Love a German.

CHAPTER 5: COMPARISON AND CONTRAST

DORIS ANDERSON, The 51-Per-Cent Minority
BIRUTÉ GALDIKAS, Akmad
CATHERINE PIGOTT, Chicken-Hips
BRIAN MARACLE, Out of Touch and Loving it
RUSSELL BAKER, A Nice Place to Visit
MARGARET LAURENCE, Where the World Began

CHAPTER 6: ANALOGY AND RELATED DEVICES

COLLIN BROWN, A Game of Tennis
BASIL JOHNSTON, Modern Cannibals of the Wilds
MICHAEL ONDAATJE, Tabula Asiae
FÉLIX LECLERC, The Family House

CHAPTER 7: CLASSIFICATION

The Hon. DAVID LAM, Pulling Together
ERIKA RITTER, Bicycles
DAVID FOOT with DANIEL STOFFMAN, Boomers and Other Cohorts

CHAPTER 8: PROCESS ANALYSIS

EVELYN LAU, I Sing the Song of My Condo
STEPHEN LEACOCK, How to Live to Be 200
JUDY STOFFMAN, The Way of All Flesh
DAN STRICKLAND, The Last Laugh at Dark-Eyed Susan's Roadside Café
SUSANNA MOODIE, Dandelion Coffee

CHAPTER 9: ARGUMENTATION AND PERSUASION

MARTIN HOCKING, Capping the Great Cup Debate
KILDARE DOBBS, The Scar
BONNIE LAING, An Ode to the User-Friendly Pencil
JOY KOGAWA, Grinning and Happy
RITA SCHINDLER, Thanks for Not Killing My Son
DIONNE BRAND, Job
NATHALIE PETROWSKI, The Seven-Minute Life of Marc Lépine
STEVIE CAMERON, Our Daughters, Ourselves
GLOSSARY


ISBN: 007-560365-9


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