The Norton Field Guide to Writing (2024)

Part 1: Academic Literacies

1. Writing in Academic Contexts
2. Reading in Academic Contexts
michael j. sandel, What Wounds Deserve the Purple Heart?
3. Summarizing and Responding: Where Reading Meets Writing
jacob macleod, Guns and Cars Are Different
4. Developing Academic Habits of Mind

Part 2: Rhetorical Situations

5. Purpose
6. Audience
7. Genre
8. Stance
9. Media / Design

Part 3: Genres

10. Writing a Literacy Narrative
* rea karim, Becoming an American Girl
* karla mariana herrera gutierrez, Reading, Writing, and Riding
ana-jamileh kassfy, Automotive Literacy
11. Analyzing Texts
* pat finn, The Architecture of Inequality: On Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite
danielle allen, Our Declaration
roy peter clark, Why It Worked: A Rhetorical Analysis of Obama’s Speech on Race
12. Reporting Information
* renae tingling, Sleepless Nights of a University Student
frankie schembri, Edible Magic
jon marcus, The Reason College Costs More Than You Think
13. Arguing a Position
* kelly coryell, All Words Matter: The Manipulation behind “All Lives Matter”
* brianna schunk, Come Look at the Freaks: Examining and Advocating for Disability Theatre
nicholas kristof, Our Blind Spot about Guns
14. Abstracts
15. Annotated Bibliographies and Reviews of Scholarly Literature
michael benton, mark dolan, and rebecca zisch, Teen Film$
kelly green, Researching Hunger and Poverty
cameron carroll, Zombie Film Scholarship: A Review of the Literature
16. Evaluations
* olivia mazzucato, Difficult-to-Follow Narrative Redeemed by Well-Executed Comedy in The Lovebirds
17. Literary Analyses
robert frost, The Road Not Taken
matthew miller, Frost’s Broken Roads
18. Memoirs
rick bragg, All Over but the Shoutin’
19. Profiles
ryan jones, A Fighter's Chance
20. Proposals
* christian b. miller, Just How Dishonest Are Most Students?
* 21. Explorations
* brian diehl, Talking with Granddad
* 22. Remixes
* todd jones, Rare Earth

Part 4: Fields

23. Fields of Study
24. Reading across Fields of Study
25. Writing in Academic Fields of Study

Part 5: Processes

* 26. Processes of Writing
27. Writing as Inquiry
28. Generating Ideas and Text
* 29. Organizing Your Writing, Guiding Your Readers
30. Drafting
31. Assessing Your Own Writing
32. Getting Response and Revising
33. Editing and Proofreading
34. Compiling a Portfolio
* 35. Reflecting on Your Writing

Part 6: Strategies

36. Analyzing Causes and Effects
37. Arguing
38. Classifying and Dividing
39. Comparing and Contrasting
40. Defining
41. Describing
42. Using Dialogue
43. Explaining Processes
44. Narrating
45. Taking Essay Exams

Part 7: Doing Research

46. Getting a Start on Research
47. Finding Sources
48. Evaluating Sources
49. Synthesizing Ideas
50. Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing
51. Acknowledging Sources, Avoiding Plagiarism
52. Documentation
53. MLA Style
54. APA Style

Part 8: Media / Design

55. Choosing Media
56. Designing Text
57. Using Visuals, Incorporating Sound
58. Writing and Learning Online
59. Giving Presentations

Part 9: Readings

(Only in The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook)

60. Literacy Narratives
matt de la peña, Sometimes the “Tough Teen” Is Quietly Writing Stories
tanya maria barrientos, Se Habla Español
amy tan, Mother Tongue
nicole miles, Formation of a Caribbean Illustrator
61. Textual Analyses
laurel thatcher ulrich, Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History
diana george, Changing the Face of Poverty
isabelle gill, Representation of Disney Princesses in the Media
* reyna coronado, Women and American War Posters
62. Reports
jason hasler, An Ancient Remedy Reexamined
eleanor j. bader, Homeless on Campus
* sidney fussell, The Endless, Invisible Persuasion Tactics of the Internet
* rocio celeste mejia avila, Cyberloafing: Distraction or Motivation?
63. Arguments
alex weiss, Should Gamers Be Prosecuted for Virtual Stealing?
* shayna cook, Poor Shaming—But This Time in the School Cafeteria
* jada jones, Black Mamas’ Lives Matter: The Severe Racial Disparity in Maternal Mortality Rates
sarah dzubay, An Outbreak of the Irrational
64. Evaluations
danah boyd, Wikipedia as a Site of Knowledge Production
adrienne green, The Boldness of Roxane Gay’s Hunger
* antonio de loera-brust, Netflix’s Gentefied is the Best American TV Show about Gentrification
ashley foster, An Evaluation of How Fashion Is Consumed Online
65. Literary Analyses
krithika shrinivas, Blanco and Hughes: Rivers and Identity
liz moore, Abuse of an Unnamed Wife: Is She Familiar?
An Album of Literature
* richard blanco, Complaint of El Río Grande
* langston hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Theme for English B
rita dove, The First Book
charlotte perkins gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper
emily dickinson, A word is dead
66. Memoirs
david sedaris, Us and Them
* kendell hardison, The Show Must Go On
malala yousafzai, Who Is Malala?
judith ortiz cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman
67. Profiles
james hamblin, Living Simply in a Dumpster
ana pacheco, Street Vendors: Harvest of Dreams
* chalin xiong, Heaven Is a Place on Earth
tatiana schlossberg, At This Academy, the Curriculum Is Garbage
68. Proposals
michael chabon, Kid’s Stuff
dennis baron, Don’t Make English Official—Ban It Instead
johnna s. keller, The Politics of Stairs
andreas ghabrial, alana hardy, and ogden playground committee, Proposal for Ogden Playground Project
* 69. Explorations
* russell mobley, Justice or Murder?
* jami attenberg, Is Resilience Overrated?
edan lepucki, Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them
* jude romines, A Patchwork Transition
70. Remixes
* ibram x. kendi, Stamped from the Beginning
* jason reynold, ibram x. kendi, Stamped: Racism, Anti-Racism, and You
* katelyn root, A Path to a Clearer Complexion
The Ultimate Guide to a Clearer Complexion from the Inside Out
Creating an Effective Infographic

Part 10: Handbook

(Only in The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Handbook and The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook)

Elements of a Sentence
Sentence Fragments
Comma Splices, Fused Sentences
Subject-Verb Agreement
Coordination, Subordination
Appropriate Words
Precise Words
Words Often Confused
Unnecessary Words
Adjectives and Adverbs
Respectful and Inclusive Language
Pronouns and Gender
Punctuation / Mechanics
End Punctuation
Quotation Marks
Other Punctuation
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