For courses in Advanced Composition, Expository Writing, and The Essay.
Fact and Artifact shows students how to transform the "facts" about people, places, performances, processes, and controversy into the "artifacts" that are essays, portraits, reviews, narratives, satires, parodies, reports, scientific papers, and other written works.
Chapter 1, “Writing in Context,” now takes into account the fact that everyone writes in a complex of contexts: intellectual, personal, cultural, social, and political
Chapter 2, “Style,” now includes many more examples of student writing and new and theoretical considerations of voice, authority, and discourse communities
Chapter 3, “Re-Vision and Revision,” has been refocused to emphasize the need to re-see as well as rewrite. New also are 10 drafts of a student essay, from start to finish
Chapter 8, “Writing About Processes,” expands the emphasis on how-to writing to include “Some Special Modes of Process Writing.”
Chapter 9, “Writing About Science,” now includes material on interviewing scientists and writing natural history
Chapter 10, “Writing About Controversy,” now includes discussions of critical thinking, assertive argument, and intensive research from primary and secondary sources
Chapter 11, “Publishing,” now includes a section on editing and proofreading a manuscript, illustrated by Ning Yu's prize- winning “Red and Black: One English Major's Beginning”
1. Writing in Context.
3. Re-Vision and Revision.
4. Writing About People.
5. Writing About Places.
6. Writing About Performance.
7. Writing Humor.
8. Writing About Processes.
9. Writing About Science.
10. Writing About Controversy.
11. Publishing: Reaching a Wider Audience.