From Inquiry to Academic Writing A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0312601409
ISBN-13: 9780312601409
Edition: 2nd 2012
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Book details

List price: $36.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Beginning from the premise that academic writing is a conversation -- a collegial exchange of ideas, undertaken in a spirit of collaboration to pursue new knowledge -- From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Practical Guidedemystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to join the conversation.

Preface for Instructors
A Text on Academic Writing
Starting with Inquiry: Habits of Mind of Academic Writers
What Is Academic Writing?
Academic Writers Make Inquiries
Academic Writers Seek and Value Complexity
Academic Writers See Writing as a Conversation
Academic Writers Understand That Writing Is a Process
Becoming Academic: Two Narratives
"Scholarship Boy"
"Disliking Books"
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: What Every American Needs to Know"
"Hirsch's Desire for a National Curriculum"
Writing as a Reader: Composing a Rhetorical Analysis
"Agency" from Reading Autobiography
Cultural Baggage
From Identifying Claims to Analyzing Arguments
Identifying Types of Claims
"Hidden Lessons"
Analyzing Arguments
Analyze the Reasons Used to Support a Claim
Annotated Student Argument
The End of the World May Be Nigh, and It's the Kindle's Fault
Analyzing and Comparing Arguments
Grade Inflation Gone Wild
Doesn't Anyone Get a C Anymore?
From Identifying Issues to Forming Questions
Identifying Issues
Doing Nothing Is Something
Formulating Issue-Based Questions
An Academic Essay for Analysis
The End of Solitude
From Formulating to Developing a Thesis
Developing a Working Thesis: Three Models
Providing a Context for Stating a Thesis
Annotated Student Introduction: Providing a Context for a Thesis
"From Nuestra Clase: Making the Classroom a Welcoming Place for English Language Learners"
"Protean Shapes in Literacy Events: Ever-Shifting Oral and Literate Traditions"
Annotated Student Essay: Stating and Supporting a Thesis
"Texting and Literacy" (annotated student paper)
From Finding to Evaluating Sources
Identifying Sources
Developing Search Strategies
Evaluating Library Sources
Evaluating Internet Sources
From Summary to Synthesis: Using Sources to Build an Argument
Summaries, Paraphrases, and Quotations
Writing a Paraphrase
Writing a Summary
The New Literacy
Writing a Synthesis
The New Literacy: Stanford Study Finds Richness and Complexity in Student Writing
Studies Explore Whether Internet Makes Students Better Writers
Political Blogs: Teaching Us Lessons about Community
Don't Fear Twitter
You Tube: The Flattening of Politics
Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Avoiding Plagiarism
Annotated Student Researched Argument: Synthesizing Sources
A Greener Approach to Groceries: Community Based Agriculture in LaSalle Square
From Ethos to Logos: Appealing to Your Readers
Connecting with Readers: A Sample Argument
"The Land of Opportunity"
Appealing to Ethos
Appealing to Pathos
Appealing to Logos: Using Reason and Evidence to Fit the Situation
Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Community-Based Research Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities
Appealing to the Eye: Visual Rhetoric
"1 in 8" (advertisement)
Analyzing the Rhetoric of Advertisements
"You Have Your Best Ideas in the Shower"
Further Advertisements for Analysis
From Introductions to Conclusions: Drafting an Essay
Drafting Introductions
Developing Paragraphs
"Reinventing 'America': Call for a New National Identity
Drafting Conclusions
From Revising to Editing: Working with Peer Groups
Revising versus Editing
The Peer Editing Process
Peer Groups in Action: A Sample Session
Annotated Student Draft
Representing Poverty in Million Dollar Baby
Working with Early Drafts
(Student writer), Memory through Photography
Working with Later Drafts
Memory through Photography
Working with Final Drafts
Memory through Photography
Further Suggestions for Peer Editing Groups
Other Methods of Inquiry: Interviews and Focus Groups
Why Do Original Research?
Getting Started: Writing a Proposal
Annotated Student Proposal
Research Paper Proposal: A Case Study of One Homeless Child's Education and Lifestyle
Interviewing
Using Focus Groups
Assignment Sequences
Appendix: Citing and Documenting Sources
The Basics of MLA Style
The Basics of APA Style
Index of Authors, Titles, and Terms

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