Thinking and Writing in the Humanities

ISBN-10: 0534621554
ISBN-13: 9780534621551
Edition: 2004
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Description: THINKING AND WRITING IN THE HUMANITIES guides students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and editing analytical and argument essays and research papers in the humanities. Writing in the humanities demands not only the basics of  More...

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Book details

List price: $93.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 2/22/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

THINKING AND WRITING IN THE HUMANITIES guides students through the process of planning, drafting, revising, and editing analytical and argument essays and research papers in the humanities. Writing in the humanities demands not only the basics of college-level composition but also instruction in the pursuit of critical inquiry. THINKING AND WRITING IN THE HUMANITIES provides a thorough, user-friendly handbook that challenges and stimulates students to attain high standards in their compositions in ways they find accessible and relevant. The text allows humanities instructors to present their students with challenging writing assignments and to expect focused, insightful papers in return without having to spend valuable class time teaching composition techniques.

Molly LeClair has taught humanities, literature, and composition at Front Range Community College and Regis University since 1992, and conducts creative writing workshops in Boulder. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Colorado�Boulder. She was administrative director at Affinity Microsystems, editor-in-chief at Club Mac, and editor and membership coordinator at the Academy of Independent Scholars.

Preface
Introduction
Principles of Effective Writing in the Humanities
Types of Essays
Elements of the Humanities Disciplines
Literature
Poetry
Theater and Dance
Film
Art and Architecture
Music
Planning Your Essay
Prewriting
Choosing and Narrowing Your Topic
Posing a Research Question
Researching Your Topic and Taking Notes
Formulating Your Thesis
Identifying the Counterarguments
Asking the Proof Question
Designing Your Points of Proof
Outlining Your Essay
Drafting Your Essay
Writing the Introduction
Organizing the Evidence
Writing the Body Paragraphs
Writing the Conclusion
Citing Your Sources
Inventing a Title
Revising Your Essay
Guidelines for Peer Review
Editing and Proofreading Your Essay
Formatting Your Essay
Writing the Short Response
Responding Objectively
Paraphrase
Summarize
Responding Subjectively
React
Compare
Evaluate
"A Post-Cold War Response to Dr. Strangelove"
Infer
Writing the Analytical Essay
The Nature of Analysis
Drawing Inferences
Formal Analysis
Approaches to Analysis
Planning and Drafting Your Analytical Essay
Choosing a Topic
Posing a Research Question
Sample Research Questions
Formulating a Thesis
Formulating the Points of Proof
Constructing an Outline
"Odysseus: I Am Become a Name"
Organizing the Comparison-Contrast Essay
Templates for Organizing Your Essay
Student Essays
"The Perfect Woman"
"Iago: Deception as Catalyst for Truth"
"Bach's Enduring Influence"
Revising and Editing Your Essay
Revision and Editing Checklist
Writing the Argument Essay
The Nature of Argument
Appeals of Argument
Types of Reasoning
Logical Fallacies
Planning and Drafting Your Argument Essay
Choosing a Topic
Topic Suggestions
Introduction
Counterarguments
Thesis
Points of Proof
Templates for Organizing Your Essay
Body Paragraphs
Student Essays
"Torvald Isn't Such a Bad Guy"
"Claggart Was Just Doing His Job"
"On Walt Whitman, Bette Davis, and the Neglect of Poetry"
Revising and Editing Your Essay
Revision and Editing Checklist
Writing the Examination Essay
Preparing for the Examination
Study Checklists
Two-Column Notes
Flashcards
Strategies
Taking the Examination
Before You Begin Writing
Preparing to Answer the Essay Question
Writing the Essay
Student Examination Essay
"Tradition Busters"
Before Turning in the Examination
Writing the Review
Purpose and Audience
Tone
Style
Attending the Event
Aids to Appreciating the Event
Taking Notes
Capturing Your Impressions
Drafting the Introduction
Controlling Idea
Stating Your Thesis
Drafting the Body Paragraphs
Drafting the Conclusion
Inventing a Title
Professional Review
"Digitizing Dusseldorf"
Revising and Editing Your Review
Revision and Editing Checklist
Writing the Research Paper
Planning Your Research Paper
Choosing and Narrowing a Topic
Researching the Topic
Searching the Library
Searching the World Wide Web
Templates for Planning Your Research Paper
Drafting Your Research Paper
Paraphrasing versus Plagiarizing
Incorporating Quotations
Citing Sources
MLA Parenthetical Notes Documentation System
Student Research Paper, MLA Style
"The Elgin Marbles: Saved or Stolen?"
Chicago Manual of Style Numbered Notes Documentation System
Student Research Paper, CMS Style
"Femininity and Other Textually Transmitted Diseases: Displays of Female Power in the Film Lara Croft: Tomb Raider"
Revising and Editing Your Research Paper
Revision and Editing Checklist
Language of Humanities
Approaches to Criticism
Archetypal Criticism
Deconstructive Criticism
Diarist Art Criticism
Feminist Criticism
Formalist Art Criticism
Gay and Lesbian Criticism
Historical Criticism
Marxist Criticism
Multicultural Criticism
New Criticism
New Historicism
Postmodernist Criticism
Poststructuralist Criticism
Psychoanalytical Criticism
Reader-Response Criticism
Structuralist Criticism
Handbook
Choosing Words
Choosing Verbs
Choosing Pronouns
Wordiness
Nonsexist Language
Tone
Sentence Structures
Sentence Fragments
Run-On Sentences
Awkward Sentence Constructions
Punctuation
Comma
Semicolon
Colon
Dash
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Notes
Index

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