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From Inquiry to Academic Writing A Text and Reader

ISBN-10: 0312451652
ISBN-13: 9780312451653
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Description: Beginning from the premise that all academic writing is conversational -- a collegial exchange of ideas, undertaken in a spirit of collaboration in the pursuit of new knowledge -- "From Inquiry to Academic Writing" demystifies cross-curricular  More...

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Book details

List price: $72.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 1/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Beginning from the premise that all academic writing is conversational -- a collegial exchange of ideas, undertaken in a spirit of collaboration in the pursuit of new knowledge -- "From Inquiry to Academic Writing" demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to enter those conversations. The second part of the book provides a sampling of those conversations in a thematic reader that reprints substantial essays by intellectuals both inside and outside the university. By equipping students with the tools they need to think and write academically, and prompting them to respond to readings that explore profound issues and ideas, "From Inquiry to Academic Writing" emboldens students to contribute to important cultural conversations they will encounter in college and beyond.

Preface for Instructors
Introduction: What Is Academic Writing?
Starting with Inquiry: Habits of Mind of Academic Writers
Academic Writers Make Inquiries
Academic Writers Seek and Value Complexity
Academic Writers See Writing as a Conversation
Academic Writers Understand the Writing Process
Collect Information and Material
Draft, and Draft Again
Revise Significantly
From Reading as a Writer to Writing as a Reader
Reading as an Act of Composing: Annotating
Reading as a Writer: Analyzing a Text Rhetorically
Preface to Cultural Literacy
Identify the Situation
Identify the Writer's Purpose
Identify the Writer's Claims
Identify the Writer's Audience
Writing as a Reader: Composing a Rhetorical Analysis
Hispanic in America: Starting Points
Cultural Baggage
From Identifying Claims to Analyzing Arguments
Identifying Types of Claims
Hidden Lessons
Identify Claims of Fact
Identify Claims of Value
Identify Claims of Policy
Analyzing Arguments
Identify the Reasons Used to Support a Claim
Identify an Author's Concessions
Identify an Author's Counterarguments
(Student writer), The Problems and Dangers of Assimilatory Policies
From Identifying Issues to Forming Questions
Identifying Issues
Draw on Your Personal Experience
Identify What Is Open to Dispute
Resist Binary Thinking
Build Upon and Extend Others' Ideas
Read to Discover a Writer's Frame
Consider the Constraints of the Situation
No Place Like Home
Formulating Issue-Based Questions
Refine Your Topic
Explain Your Interest in the Topic
Identify an Issue
Formulate Your Topic as a Question
Acknowledge Your Audience
From Formulating to Developing a Thesis
Developing a Working Thesis Statement: Three Models
The Correcting-Misinterpretations Model
The Filling-the-Gap Model
The Modifying-What-Others-Have-Said Model
Providing a Context for Stating a Thesis
(Student writer), From Nuestra Clase: Making the Classroom a Welcoming Place for English Language Learners
Establish that the Issue Is Current and Relevant
Briefly Summarize What Others Have Said
Explain the Problem
State Your Thesis
Protean Shapes in Literacy Events: Ever-Shifting Oral and Literate Traditions
(Student writer), AIDS in Women: A Growing Educational Concern
From Finding to Evaluating Sources
Identifying Sources
Consult Experts Who Can Guide Your Research
Develop a Working Knowledge of Standard Sources
Distinguish Between Primary and Secondary Sources
Distinguish Between Popular and Scholarly Sources
Developing Search Strategies
Perform Keyword Searches
Try Browsing
Do a Journal or Newspaper Title Search
Evaluating Library Sources
Read the Introductory Sections
Examine the Table of Contents and Index
Check the Notes and Bibliographic References
Skim Deeper
Evaluating Internet Sources
Evaluate the Author of the Site
Evaluate the Organization That Supports the Site
Evaluate the Purpose of the Site
Evaluate the Information on the Site
From Summarizing to Documenting Sources
Summarizing and Paraphrasing
Debating the Civil Rights Movement: The View from the Nation
Describe the Major Point of the Text You Summarize
Select Examples to Illustrate the Author's Argument
Present the Gist of the Author's Argument
Contextualize What You Summarize
Synthesizing
Debating the Civil Rights Movement: The View from the Trenches
Policies: Strategies and Solutions from Debating Diversity
Make Connections Among Different Readings
Decide What Those Connections Mean
Construct the Gist of Your Synthesis
Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Take an Active Stance When You Quote
Explain the Quotations You Include
Attach Shorter Quotations Effectively to Your Sentences
Citing and Documenting Sources
Basics of Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
Basics of American Psychological Association (APA) Style
From Ethos to Logos: Appealing to Your Readers
The Land of Opportunity
Appealing to Ethos
Establish that You Have Good Judgment
Convey to Readers That You Are Knowledgeable
Show That You Understand the Complexity of a Given Issue
Appealing to Pathos
Show That You Know What Your Readers Value
Use Illustrations and Examples that Appeal to Readers' Emotions
Consider How Your Tone May Affect Your Audience
Appealing to Logos: Using Reason and Evidence to Fit the Situation
State the Premise or Premises
Use Credible Evidence
Demonstrate That the Conclusion Follows from the Premise
Recognizing Logical Fallacies
The Economic Is Political
From Introductions to Conclusions: Drafting Your Essay
Drafting Introductions: How Can You Set Up Your Argument?
The Inverted Triangle
The Narrative Introduction
The Interrogative Introduction
The Paradoxical Introduction
Minding the Gap
Developing Paragraphs: How Can You Build Your Argument?
Reinventing 'America': Call for a New National Identity
Use Topic Sentences to Focus Your Paragraphs
Create Unity
Use Critical Strategies to Develop Your Paragraphs
Drafting Conclusions: How Can You Wrap Up Your Argument?
Echo the Introduction
Challenge the Reader
Look to the Future
Pose Questions
Conclude with a Quotation
From Revising to Editing: Working with Peer Groups
Revising Versus Editing
The Peer Editing Process
Peer Groups in Action: A Sample Session
Working with Early Drafts
Working with Later Drafts
Working with Final Drafts
Further Suggestions for Peer Editing Groups
Other Methods of Inquiry: Interviews and Focus Groups
Why Do Original Research?
Getting Started: Writing a Proposal
Describe Your Purpose
Define Your Method
Discuss Your Implications
Include Additional Materials That Support Your Research
Interviewing
Plan the Interview
Prepare Your Script
Conduct the Interview
Make Sense of Your Interview
Turn Your Conversation into an Essay
Using Focus Groups
Select Participants for Your Focus Group
Prepare a Script for the Focus Group
Conduct the Focus Group
Interpret Data from the Focus Group
A Reader for Entering the Conversation of Ideas
Conventional and Unconventional Wisdom
What does it mean to be educated, and who decides?
On the Uses of a Liberal Education: As Lite Entertainment for Bored College Students
Teaching to Transgress and Engaged Pedagogy
Still Separate, Still Unequal: America's Educational Apartheid
From Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.
Arts of the Contact Zone
On Reading a Video Text
A World of Difference/A Shrinking World
Who are we in relation to others?
Moral Disagreements
From Collapse
From How Soccer Explains the World
From The World Is Flat
From The Tipping Point
Gender, Class, and Terrorism
'Check All the Boxes that Apply': Unstable Identities in the U.S
How do we experience the daily effects of race and class assumptions?
Dyes and Dolls
Maid to Order: The Politics of Other Women's Work
The Two Nations
Immigrants and Whites
White Privilege and Male Privilege
Americanismo, City of Peasants
Acting Naturally: The Practices of Gender
How do we learn to think and behave as gendered people?
Just Do ... What? Sport, Bodies, Gender
Children's Culture and Disney's Animated Films
Two Ways a Woman Can Get Hurt
Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender
Becoming a Gendered Body: Practices of Preschools
Women and the Knife
Talking Up Close: Status and Connection
Indoctrination or Revolution? Technologies of Popular Culture
How does pop culture reinforce or unsettle social standards?
Media, Discourse, and the Public Sphere: Electronic Memorials to Diana, Princess of Wales
Complete Freedom of Movement
From Everything Bad is Good for You
I Blog, Therefore I Am
Your Trusted Friends
Lest We Think the Revolution is a Revolution
Harry Potter and the Technology of Magic
Assignment Sequences
Appendix: Using MLA and APA Styles
How to Use Modern Language Association (MLA) Style
How to Use American Psychological Association (APA) Style
Index of Authors and Titles
Index of Terms

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