Brief Guide to Writing from Readings

ISBN-10: 0205674593

ISBN-13: 9780205674596

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: Stephen Wilhoit

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This brief guide teaches students how to write the most common papers assigned in college courses: source-based essays that summarize, analyze, critique, and synthesize. Comprehensive enough to serve as a primary text yet compact enough to serve as a supplement, this clear and concise writing guide teaches students how to critically read, clearly summarize, carefully respond to, precisely critique, creatively synthesize, and accurately quote or paraphrase texts.A Brief Guideis a valuable teaching and reference tool that students of many disciplines find useful for class work and for independent study.
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 2/5/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Preface
Critical Reading
Definition and Purpose
Asking Questions about What You Read
Marking Texts
Sample Annotated Reading: ldquo;Hard Choicesrdquo;
Note-Taking
Additional Reading: ldquo;Getting Serious about Eradicating Binge Drinkingrdquo;
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Asking Questions
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Marking Texts
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Note Taking
Quotation
Definition and Purpose
Guidelines on When to Quote Material
Guidelines on When Not to Quote Material
Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Reading: ldquo;Missing Link.rdquo; Altering Quoted Material and Avoiding Misquotations
Summary Chart: Guidelines on Quotations
Summary Chart: Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Paraphrase
Definition and Purpose
Qualities of a Good Paraphrase
How to Paraphrase Material
Documentation
Summary Chart: How to Write Paraphrase Material
Summary
Definition and Purpose
Types of Summaries
Qualities of a Good Summary
How to Summarize a Text
Documentation
Sample Summaries
Reading: ldquo;AIDS and Population `Control'rdquo;
Sample Informative Summary
Sample Explanatory Summ
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