Writing in the Disciplines A Reader for Writers

ISBN-10: 0131823825

ISBN-13: 9780131823822

Edition: 5th 2004 (Revised)

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Description: For undergraduate-level courses in Composition, English, and Writing that focus on academic writing and writing from sources. This combination rhetoric/anthology shows students how to read academic texts effectively and how to use them as sources for college papers in a variety of disciplines. The rhetoric teaches students the fundamental strategies for all phases of academic writingcritical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, organizing, drafting, revising, editing, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology offers engaging reading selections that introduce students to the issues and the methods of study in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and that serve as idea banks for their writing assignments. Throughout, students learn how to work individually and collaboratively as they move through the entire process of writing from sourcesfrom reading the original source to planning, drafting and revising essays.

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Book details

List price: $67.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 6/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Reading and Writing in the Academic Disciplines
Preparing to Write: Active Reading
Academic Writing: An Introduction
Active Reading Strategies
Prereading
Preview the Source and Derive Questions That Will Help You Set Goals for Close Reading
Freewrite or Brainstorm to Recall Your Prior Knowledge or Feelings About the Reading Topic
Close Reading
Annotate and Elaborate on the Source
Take Content Notes
Pose and Answer Questions About the Source
Postreading
Review the Source and Your Notes
Compose Paraphrases and Summaries and Record Quotations That May Be Useful at a Later Date
Writing an Essay in Response to a Source: An Illustration of the Writing Process
The Reading-Writing Process
Personal Response in Academic Writing
Active Reading Strategies for Response Essays
Analyze the Assignment
Elaborate on Reading Sources
Planning
Formulating a Thesis
Organizing
Drafting
Planning Individual Paragraphs
Using Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries
Writing Introductory Paragraphs
Writing Conclusions
Preparing Lists of References or Works Cited
Titling the Essay
Revising the Preliminary Draft
Revising Ideas
Revising Organization
Revising Style
Editing
Manuscript Format
Sample Response Essay
Composing Essays Drawing from Two or More Sources: Comparison and Contrast and Synthesis
Comparison and Contrast Essay
Identifying Comparisons and Contrasts
Planning Comparison and Contrast Essays
Organizing the Comparison and Contrast Essay
Drafting Comparison and Contrast Essays
Sample Comparison and Contrast Essay
Revising the Preliminary Draft
Editing the Preliminary Draft
Synthesizing Sources
Sample Synthesis Essay
Essays of Argument, Analysis, and Evaluation
Argument: An Introduction
Developing Support for Arguments
Using Sources in Argument Essays
Organizing Argumentative Essays
Sample Argument Essay
Revising the Preliminary Draft
Editing the Preliminary Draft
Analysis and Evaluation: An Introduction
Writing an Analytical Essay
Reading the Source and Planning Your Essay
Clarify the Assignment, Set Your Rhetorical Goal, and Consider Your Audience
Do a First Reading to Get a General Impression of the Text
Reread and Ask Questions About Analyzing and Evaluating the Text
Review Your Answers to the Questions for Analysis
Deciding on an Organizational Plan
Drafting
Sample Essay of Literary Analysis
Revising the Preliminary Draft
Editing the Preliminary Draft
Writing Research Papers
The Research Paper: An Introduction
Identifying a Research Topic
Developing a Research Strategy
Allocate Sufficient Time for Research
Identify Research Questions
Brainstorm a List of Terms or a Search Vocabulary
Virtual Libraries
Using Electronic Retrieval Systems
How Computerized Information Retrieval Systems Function
Recall versus Relevancy
Keyword Searching
Truncation
Boolean Searching
The Library or the World Wide Web? Choosing a Research Site
Locating Information in an Academic Library
The Library Catalog
Periodical Indexes
Conducting Research Using the World Wide Web
Collecting Information on Your Own: Surveys and Interviews
Modifying Your Search Strategy
Evaluating Information Sources
Excerpting Information from Sources
Writing a Preliminary Thesis
Planning the Research Paper
Writing from Your Outline
Revising
Editing
Sample Research Paper
An Anthology of Readings
Natural Sciences and Technology
Cloning
Jennifer and Rachel
Me, My Clone, and I (Or In Defense of Human Cloning)
Narcissus Cloned
Crossing Lines: A Secular Argument Against Research Cloning
Species on Ice
Bessie and the Gaur
Human/Machine Interaction
We Are Not Special
Cyborg Seeks Community
Loving Technology
Live Forever
Isolated by the Internet
The Gist Generation
Time to Do Everything but Think
Crime-Fighting Technology: Balancing Public Safety and Privacy
Computer Project Seeks to Avert Youth Violence
Rooting Out the Bad Seeds?
Kyllo V. United States: Technology v. Individual Privacy
DC's Virtual Panopticon
Trading Liberty for Illusions
Invasion of Privacy
Social Sciences
The Changing American Family
Brave New Family
Children of Gay Fathers
What Is A Family?
Seven Tenets for Establishing New Marital Norms
Cohabitation Instead of Marriage
Promoting Marriage as a Means for Promoting Fatherhood
Toward Revels or a Requiem for Family Diversity?
Social Class and Inequality
What Are "Class" and "Inequality"?
Grandma Went to Smith, All Right, But She Went from Nine to Five: A Memoir
The Revolt of the Black Bourgeoisie
The War Against the Poor Instead of Programs to End Poverty
When Shelter Feels Like a Prison
White Standard for Poverty
Serving in Florida
Rethinking School
High School, an Institution Whose Time Has Passed
A Day in the Life of Rafael Jackson
Educating Black Students
Challenging Our Assumptions
Homework
Myth 5: Self-Esteem Must Come First--Then Learning
Manufacturing a Crisis in Education
Humanities
Religion and Identity
Excellent Things in Women
Politics and the Muslim Woman
I Still Hear the Cry
Threads
Sin Big
The Pope's Loyal Opposition
America, a Christian Nation
Is America a Christian Nation?
Literatures of Diaspora: Fiction and Nonfiction
The Proper Respect
The Journey
A Different Mirror
Jasmine
Everyday Use
Documenting Sources
Rhetorical Index
Index
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