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THE THOUGHTFUL READER offers thematically arranged, engaging articles, essays and stories as well as actual textbook chapters that allow students to read deeply and fluently about a topic. Based on the assumption that reading and writing are inextricably linked, interesting and challenging writing exercises accompany the reading selections to help students further develop their reading, thinking and writing abilities.
Table of Contents
A Note to the Instructor
A Note to the Student
How to Use This Book
UNIT ONE READING AND THINKING ABOUT EDUCATION
Learning without thought is labor lost
What True Education Should Do
Sydney J. Harris
Short Take: Hope Helps
How to Mark a Book
Short Take: The First Book
Short Take: Examples of ``Jim Crow'' Laws
An Unrelenting Drive, and a Harvard Degree
Long in Dark, Afghan Women Say to Read Is Finally to See
Overcoming an Invisible Handicap
Thomas J. Cottle
The Teacher Who Changed My Life
When Gadgets Get in the Way
UNIT TWO READING AND THINKING ABOUT CULTURE
Culture is that which binds men together
Unity in Diversity
Africa's Lost Tribe Hopes to Discover America
Rachel L. Swarns
Africa's Lost Tribe Discovers Its American Dream
William L. Hamilton
African Women in France Battle Polygamy
Short Take: Marriage Takes Many Different Forms throughout the World
As a Pampered Generation Grows Up, Chinese Worry
Patrick E. Tyler
Short Take: A Nation of Lost Boys
China: A Future with a Shortage of Brides, an Abundance of Elderly
Our Land: Nunavut's Inuit Women
A Puerto Rican Stew
Short Take: Watch Your Language!
The United States: Land of Immigrants
They've Got to Be Carefully Taught
Susan Brady Konig
Where Do We Stand?
Mix and Match Society: Going ``Transcultural''
Special Project: Exploring Your Own Culture
UNIT THREE READING AND THINKING ABOUT LANGUAGE
All words are pegs to hang ideas on
Henry Ward Beecher
The Key to Language
Short Take: Is English Broken Here?
What's in a Name?
Short Take: Update on the Name Game
A Boy Named Yo, etc.
Short Take: What's in a Name?
By Any Other Name
Santha Rama Rau
Short Take: Phraseology
Short Take: More Broken English
Symbols of Humankind
Short Take: Break It to Me Gently
Learning to Write
How to Write a Personal Letter
Kaffir Boy at the Typewriter
Short Take: Speaking Different Languages
RX: Translation, Please?
Special Project: Language
UNIT FOUR READING AND THINKING ABOUT WORK AND THE WORLD OF BUSINESS
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work
The First Appendectomy
William A. Nolen
Women in Science
K. C. Cole
Sex and Science
One Man's Kids
Tired of Smile-Free Service?
How Ethical Is American Business?
Darkness at Noon
Short Take: How to Get the Job You Want: Tips for the Job Hunter
My Brilliant Interim Career
Katherine T. Beddingfield
Short Take: Directory of Business Names
Tara Parker Pope
Short Take: It Got Lost in the Translation
Hispanic USA: The Conveyor-Belt Ladies
Rose Del Castillo Guilbault
Less Is More: A Call for Shorter Work Hours
Special Project: Work
UNIT FIVE CRITICAL READING AND THINKING ABOUT CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
He who knows only his own side of the cause knows little
John Stuart Mill
Critical Reading---Critical Thinking
Short Take: Argumentation
When the Lullaby Ends
If We Have It, Do We Use It?
As the Tiniest Babies Grow, So Can Their Problems
Sheryl Gay Stolberg
Short Take: Controversial Cases
The Killing of Kayla
In Praise of the F Word
Ivy League Grade Inflation
Short Take: Gimme an A---or Else!
A Crime of Compassion
Dreaming of Disconnecting a Respirator
Special Project: Research and Write an Essay on a Controversial Topic
UNIT SIX READING AND THINKING ABOUT TEXTBOOKS
Knowledge itself is power
``Education'' from Sociology in Our Time, Fifth Edition
``Language and Culture'' from Looking Out, Looking In, Eighth Edition
Ronald B. Adler
``The Family'' from Sociology in a Changing World, Third Edition
``Human Resource Management'' from Contemporary Business, Eleventh Edition
Louis E. Boone
David L. Kurtz
``The Internet and the World Wide Web'' from Understanding Computers Today and Tomorrow, Tenth Edition