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Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, Brief Edition

ISBN-10: 0321906365
ISBN-13: 9780321906366
Edition: 5th 2014
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List price: $87.20
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/16/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.90" wide x 8.90" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 2.024

Brief, best-selling cross-curricular classic provides instruction of source-based writing skills combined with five popular readings chapters.

Preface for Instructors
A Note to the Student
How to Write Summaries, Critiques, Syntheses, and Analyses
What Is a Summary?
Can a Summary Be Objective?
Using the Summary BOX: Where Do We Find Written Summaries?
The Reading Process
BOX: Critical Reading for Summary
How to Write Summaries BOX: Guidelines for Writing Summaries
Demonstration: Summary
Will Your Job Be Exported?-Alan S. Blinder
Read, Reread, Highlight
Divide into Stages of Thought
Write a Brief Summary of Each Stage of Thought
Write a Thesis: A Brief Summary of the Entire Passage
Write the First Draft of the Summary
Summary 1: Combine Thesis Sentence with Brief Section Summaries
The Strategy of the Shorter SummarySummary 2: Combine Thesis Sentence, Section Summaries, and Carefully Chosen Details
The Strategy of the Longer SummaryHow Long Should a Summary Be?
Individual and Collaborative Summary Practice
Avoiding Plagiarism
BOX: Rules for Avoiding Plagiarism
rCritical Reading and Critique
Critical Reading
To What Extent Does the Author Succeed in His or Her Purpose?
BOX: Where Do We Find Written Critiques?
Writing to Inform
Evaluating Informative Writing
Writing to Persuade
Informative and Persuasive Thesis Statements
Evaluating Persuasive Writing
The Moon We Left Behind-Charles Krauthammer
Critical Reading Practice
Persuasive StrategiesLogical Argumentation: Avoiding Logical Fallacies
BOX: Tone
Understanding Logical Fallacies
Writing to EntertainQuestion 2: To What Extent Do You Agree with the Author?
Identify Points of Agreement and Disagreement
Exploring Your Viewpoints-in Three Paragraphs
Explore the Reasons for Agreement and Disagreement: Evaluate Assumptions
Inferring and Implying Assumptions
An Example of Hidden Assumptions from the World of Finance
How to Write Critiques
BOX: Guidelines for Writing Critiques
Demonstration: Critique
To What Extent Does the Author Succeed in His or Her Purpose?
To What Extent Do You Agree with the Author? Evaluate Assumptions
Model Critique: A Critique of Charles Krauthammer's "The Moon We Left Behind"
Informal Critique of the Model Critique
BOX: Critical Reading for Critique
The Strategy of the Critique
What Is a Synthesis?
Summary and Critique as a Basis for Synthesis
Inference: Moving Beyond Summary and Critique
Example: Same Sources, Different Uses
BOX: Where Do We Find Written Syntheses?
Using Your Sources
Types of Syntheses: Explanatory and Argument
Explanation: News Article from the New York Times
While Warning About Fat, U.S. Pushes Cheese Sales
Argument: Editorial from the Boston Globe
Got Too Much Cheese?
What Are Genetically Modified (GM) Foods?
Genetically Modified Foods and Organisms-The United States Department of Energy
Why a GM Freeze?-The GM Freeze Campaign
How to Write Syntheses
BOX: Guidelines for Writing Syntheses
Argument Synthesis
The Elements of Argument: Claim, Support, and Assumption
Practicing Claim, Support, and Assumption
Demonstration: Developing an Argument Synthesis-Balancing Privacy and Safety in the Wake of Virginia Tech
Mass Shootings at Virginia Tech, April 16, 2007: Report of the Review Panel
Colleges Are Watching Troubled Students
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Critical Reading for Synthesis
Consider Your Purpose
Making a Claim: Formulate a Thesis
Decide How You Will Use Your Source Material
Develop an Organizational Plan
Formulate an Argument StrategyDraft and Revise Your Synthesis
Model Argument Synthesis: Balancing Privacy and Safety in the Wake of Virginia Tech
The Strategy of the Argument Synthesis
Developing and Organizing the Support for Your Arguments
Summarize, Paraphrase, and Quote Supporting Evidence
Provide Various Types of Evidence and Motivational Appeals
Use Climactic Order
Use Logical or Conventional Order
Present and Respond to Counterarguments
Use Concession
BOX: Developing and Organizing Support for Your Arguments
The Comparison-and-Contrast Synthesis
Organizing Comparison-and-Contrast Syntheses
Organizing by Source or Subject
Organizing by Criteria
Comparing and Contrasting
A Case for Comparison-and-Contrast: World War I and World War II
Comparison-and-Contrast Organized by Criteria
Model Exam Response
The Strategy of the Exam Response
Avoid Common Fallacies in Developing and Using Support
The Explanatory Synthesis
Model Explanatory Synthesis: Privacy vs. Safety in the Wake of Virginia Tech
The Strategy of the Explanatory Synthesis
What Is an Analysis?
BOX: Where Do We Find Written Analyses?
How to Write Analyses
The Plug-In Drug
Reading Critically: Winn
Locate and Apply an Analytic Tool
Locate an Analytic Tool
Apply the Analytic Tool
Analysis Across the Curriculum
BOX: Guidelines for Writing Analyses
Formulate a Thesis
Develop an Organizational Plan
Turning Key Elements of a Principle or a Definition into Questions
Developing the Paragraph-by-Paragraph Logic of Your Paper
Draft and Revise Your Analysis
Write an Analysis, Not a Summary
Make Your Analysis Systematic
Answer the "So What?" Question
Attribute Sources Appropriately
BOX: Critical Reading for Analysis
When Your Perspective Guides the Analysis
Demonstration: Analysis
Model Analysis: The Case of the Missing Kidney: An Analysis of Rumor
Informal Analysis of the Model Analysis
The Strategy of the Analysis
Brief Takes
The Roar Of The Tiger Mom
BOX: Group Assignment #1: Make a Topic List
BOX: Group Assignment #2: Create a Topic Web
Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior-Amy Chua
Mother Inferior-Hanna Rosin
Amy Chua is a Wimp-David Brooks
In the Eye of the Tiger-Meghan Daum
Tiger Mom vs. Tiger Mailroom-Patrick Goldstein
America's Top Parent-Elizabeth Kolbert
In Defense of Being a Kid-James Bernard Murphy
An Anthology of Readings
The Changing Landscape of Work in the Twenty-First Century
Prospects for Graduates
A Post-College Flow Chart of Misery and Pain
Many with New College Degree Find Job Market Humbling
Job Outlook for College Graduates Slowly Improving
Data on the Job Market
College Majors, Unemployment and Earnings: Not All College Degrees are Created Equal
Employment Projections: 2010-2020 Summary - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Work and Identity
No Long Term: New Work and the Corrosion of Character
Trends Affecting Work
Will Your Job Be Exported? [Summary]
Is Your Job an Endangered Species?
Degrees and Dollars
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
Have You Heard This? The Latest on Rumor
The Gossips-Norman RockwellFrankenchicken-Snopes.ComTruth Is In The Ear Of The Beholder
Fighting That Old Devil Rumor
A Psychology Of Rumor
"Paul Is Dead!" (Said Fred)
Political Smear Rumors: Three Case Studies
In Untruths About Obama, Echoes Of A Distant Time
The Anatomy Of A Smear Campaign: The Case Of John Mccain
How Rumors Help Us Make Sense Of An Uncertain World
Rumor Cascades And Group Polarization
Managing Rumors
The Rumor
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
Green Power
Going Green: A Wedge Issue
The Dangerous Delusions of Energy Independence
A Debate on the Future of Nuclear Power, Post-Fukushima
The Future of Nukes, and of Japan
No Fail-Safe Option
Why I Still Support Nuclear Power, Even After Fukushima
If the Japanese Can't Build a Safe Reactor, Who Can?
Solar Power
State Solar Power Plans Are As Big As All Outdoors
Here Comes The Sun
Solar Is Getting Cheaper, But How Far Can It Go?
Wind Power
The Island In The Wind-Elizabeth KolbertWind Power Puffery
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
New and Improved: Six Decades of Advertising
Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals
Making the Pitch in Print Advertising
Selling Happiness: Two Pitches from Mad Men
A Portfolio of Print Advertisements
A Portfolio of TV Commercials
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
Video Links: Online Videos Linked to Chapters 1-9
Quick Index: APA Documentation Basics
Quick Index: MLA Documentation Basics

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