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Writing from Sources

ISBN-10: 0312602901
ISBN-13: 9780312602901
Edition: 8th 2011
Authors: Brenda Spatt
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Description: Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation,Writing from Sourcesprovides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating  More...

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Book details

List price: $75.99
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.958
Language: English

Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation,Writing from Sourcesprovides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating sources smoothly into an original argument. Examples, exercises, and guidance throughout help students gain confidence with essential concepts, while numerous readings drawn from a variety of sources provide models and practice in every skill.

To the Instructor
To the Student
Making Sources Your Own
Reading for Understanding
Reading: William Leach, from Land of Desire
Annotating a Passage
The Dirt on Clean
The Blank Slate
Asking Questions
Reading: Blanche Blank, A Question of Degree
Understanding What You Read
Cuss Time
Questioning the Author
Reading: Rub�n Mart�nez, The Kindness of Strangers
Examining Intention
When Altruism Isn't Moral
Using Evidence and Reasoning
Citing Evidence
Children Left Behind Suffer the Strains of Migration
Interpreting Evidence
Drawing Inferences
For College Athletes, Recruiting is a Fair (but Flawed) Game
Using Logical Reasoning
Analyzing an Author's Logic
Democracy's Good Name
The Death of the Grown-Up
Presenting Sources To Others
Summarizing Sources
Summarizing a Paragraph
Summarizing a Paragraph
Some Personal Views
An Animal's Place
Mapping Human History
Enough of the Hills and Woods, Can I Send Grandma an E-Card?
Americans: The National Experience
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
What We Got Wrong
Summarizing an Article
Reading: Selwyn Raab, Holdup Man Tells Detectives How to Do It
Summarizing an Article
Jonathan Malesic, How Dumb Do They Think We Are?
Summarizing a Complex Essay
Reading: Bertrand Russell, The Social Responsibility of Scientists
Assignment 1: Summarizing an Essay
Is Google Making Us Stupid?
A Carnivore's Credo
Quoting Sources
Reasons for Quoting
Using Quotations
Quoting Correctly
Quoting Accurately
Tailoring Quotations To Fit Your Writing
Using Ellipses and Brackets in Quotations
Writing Citations
Deciding What To Quote
Reading: Lizabeth Cohen, from A Consumer's Republic
Why Quote?
Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic
What to Quote
Thomas G. Mortenson, from Where the Boys Were
Integrating Quotations Into Your Paragraphs
Integrating Quotations Into a Paragraph
Avoiding Plagiarism
Identifying Plagiarism
Paraphrasing Sources
Using Paraphrase in Your Essays
Identifying a Good Paraphrase
Dangerously Addictive
Paraphrasing a Difficult Passage
Using Paraphrase With Quotation and Summary
Reading: Conor Cruise O'Brien, Violence-And Two Schools of Thought
Distinguishing Between Quotation, Paraphrase, Summary, and Commentary
Maybe Money Does Buy Happiness After All
Writing a Paragraph that Incorporates Paraphrase and Quotation: �ǣJarhead
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