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Writing from Sources

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ISBN-10: 0312437978

ISBN-13: 9780312437978

Edition: 7th 2007

Authors: Brenda Spatt

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Writing from Sourcesprovides students with a complete guide to the skills of doing research and integrating the results confidently and effectively into their own prose, while providing instructors with all the readings and prompts they need for a complete course in source-based writing. To teach students a reliable process for working with sources, the book builds systematically from simpler skills such as finding a topic and looking for sources to more demanding ones such as choosing appropriate sources and integrating them smoothly with the writer's own ideas, providing detailed guidance and examples for each step. Many exercises and writing assignments, supported by numerous readings…    
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Book details

List price: $59.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 10/20/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.15" long x 0.85" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

To the Instructor
To the Student
Making Sources Your Own
Reading for Understanding
Reading: William Leach, from Land of Desire
Annotating a Passage
Sex and Suits
Asking Questions
Reading: Blanche Blank, A Question of Degree
Understanding What You Read
A Victim of Circumstance
Questioning the Author
Reading: Rub�n Mart�nez: The Kindness of Strangers
Examining Intention
Cosmopolitan Emotions?
Analyzing the Author's Use of Evidence and Reading
Interpreting Evidence: Inference
Drawing Inferences
The Other Gender Gap
Logical Reasoning
Analyzing an Author's Logic
Analyzing an Author's Logic
The Code of Man
Presenting Sources To Others
Summarizing Sources
Summarizing a Paragraph
Summarizing a Paragraph
The Love Bloat
Comic Book Nation
America's Women
Americans: The National Experience
The Blank Slate: The Modern Denial of Human Nature
Summarizing an Article
Reading: Selwyn Raab, Holdup Man Tells Detectives How to Do It
Summarizing an Article
Crying Foul Over Fans' Boorish Behavior
Summarizing a Complex Essay
Reading: Bertrand Russell, The Social Responsibility of Scientists
Assignment 1: Summarizing an Essay
When Teaching the Ethics of War Is Not Academic
Our Celebrities, Ourselves
Against School
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 Caten, Feminizing Public Space
Why Quote?
America's Women
What to Quote
Our Own Devices: The Past and Future of Body Technology
The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy At Home and Abroad
Integrating Quotations into Your Paragraphs
Integrating Quotations Into a Paragraph
Avoiding Plagiarism
Identifying Plagiarism
Paraphrasing Sources
Using Paraphrase in Your Essays
Using Paraphrase as Preparation for Reading and Writing Essays
Writing a Good Paraphrase
Paraphrase and Summary
Writing an Accurate Paraphrase
Identifying a Good Paraphrase
Evolution, Males, and Violence
Paraphrasing a Difficult Text
Writing a Literal Paraphrase
Writing a Free Version of the Literal Paraphrase
Assignment 2: 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
Does Class Count in Today's Land of Opportunity?
Citing Your Paraphrased Sources
Writing a Paragraph that Incorporates Paraphrase and Quotation
Reading: Anthony Swofford, Jarhead
Writing a Paragraph That Incorporates Paraphrase and Quotation
Presenting Sources: A Summary of Preliminary Writing Skills
Writing From Sources
The Single-Source Essay
Strategy One: Arguing Against Your Source
Reading: Roger Sipher, So That Nobody Has to Go to School If They Don't Want To
Presenting Your Source's Point of View
Presenting Your Point of View
An Argument Based On a Single Source
Reading: Let Teenagers Try Adulthood
Reading: What Our Education System Needs is More Fs
Reading: Fixing the American High School System
Assignment 3: Writing an Argument Based on a Single Source
Reading: Forcing Greek Organizations to Go Coeducational Won't Lead to Greater Diversity
Reading: Now, For Tonight's Assignment...
Reading: Falling on Deaf Ears
Strategy Two: Developing an Essay Based on a Source
Finding and Narrowing a Topic
Taking Notes and Writing a Thesis
Deciding on a Strategy
Structuring Your Essay
Writing the Essay
Revising the Essay
Assignment 4: Writing an Essay Based on a Single Source
An Army of One
The Pillars of the Temple of Liberty
The End of Courtship
The Multiple-Source Essay
Selecting Information for a Multiple-Source Essay
Selecting and Presenting Information
Assignment 5: Writing an Essay from Factual Information
Generalizing from Examples
Analyzing Multiple Sources
Analyzing Shades of Meaning in Multiple Sources
Assignment 6: Writing a Definition Essay from Multiple Sources
Synthesizing Multiple Sources
Identifying Common Ideas
Organizing Multiple Sources
Reading: from Rule Tying Pupil Promotion to Reading Skill Stirs Worry
How the Three Steps Work
Evaluating Sources
Writing a Synthesis Essay
Analyzing a Paragraph Based on a Synthesis of Sources
Citing Sources for Synthesis
Reading: Moral Freedom: Till Circumstances Do Us Part
Assignment 7: Writing an Essay Synthesizing Multiple Sources
Disappearing Ink
Assignment 8: Writing an Argument from Multiple Sources
When Doctors Slam the Door
When Not to Synthesize
Synthesizing Sources in Academic Essays
Reading: Jeffrey Rosen, from The Naked Crowd
Integrating Three Academic Sources
In This Year's Fashion Jungle, Beastly Patterns Are the Sincerest Form of Fakery
Assignment 9: Synthesizing Academic Sources
Lost in the Life of the Mind
A Liberal Education Is Not a Luxury
Writing the Research Essay
Finding Sources
Topic Narrowing
Narrowing a Topic
Proposing a Topic
Locating Sources
Interviewing And Field Research
Writing About an Issue from Multiple Sources
Saving and Recording Information for Your Bibliography
Compiling a Working Bibliography
Assignment 10: Preparing a Topic Proposal for a Research Essay
Evaluating Sources
Learning More about Your Sources
Evaluating Print Sources
Evaluating Web Sources
Evaluating Web Sources About Animal Rights
Integrating Sources
Evaluating Web Sites
Evaluating Internet Sources
Choosing Internet Sources
Evaluating Sources
Making Patriots
Burning the Flag: The Great 1989-1990 American Flag Desecration
Patriotism, Morality, and Peace
To Die For: The Paradox of American Patriotism
Flag Burning: Moral Panic and the Criminalization of Protest
Nation Into State: The Shifting Symbolic Foundations of American Nationalism
The Flag Protection Act of 1989 (Joint Resolution of Congress)
O Say Can You See What That Flag Means?
True Patriotism
Flag Burning and Other Acts Deemed Disrespectful of American Symbols (web site)
The Flag Burning Page (web site)
Comparing Sources
300 Killed By Fire (The New York Times)
Catastrophe: Boston's Worst (Time Magazine)
The Easy Chair
Writing the Research Essay
Saving Information
Taking Notes
Taking Notes on Two Topics
Taking Notes on Three Topics
The Way We Never Were: American Families and the Nostalgia Trap
Developing a List of Topics
Planning a Strategy
Arranging the Order of Topics
Completing Your Outline
Writing an Outline with Cross-Referencing
Writing Integrated Paragraphs
Accommodating Argument in Your Paragraphs
Presenting Arguments Fairly
Integrating Your Sources: An Example
Writing an Introduction
Using Visuals as Sources
Assignment 11: Organizing and Writing the Research Essay
Acknowledging Sources
Documenting Information
Documenting Ideas Found in Your Source
Plagiarism: Stealing Ideas
Plagiarism: Stealing Words
Understanding When to Document Information
Understanding Plagiarism
Comparing Notes (The New York Times)
Identifying Plagiarism
Using Documentation
Acknowledging Sources
Documenting Sources Correctly
Signaling the Transitions Between Sources
Using Explanatory Notes
Avoiding Excessive Documentation
Using Umbrella Notes
The Final Bibliography
Preparing The Annotated Bibliography
Preparing the Bibliography
Presenting Your Essay
Some Basic Forms For Documentation: MLA, APA, and Endnotes
MLA Style
APA Style
Numbered Bibliography
Endnote/Footnote Documentation
Notes Plus Page Numbers In The Text
Three Research Essays
Bethany Dettmore, Looking at Horror Films
Lee Myers, Is Eating People Really Wrong?
David Morgan, Explaining the Tunguskan Phenomenon
Writing Essay Examinations
Reading the Question
Planning and Developing the Essay
Analyzing an Essay and an Essay Question
Reading: Football -- The Game of Aggression
Answering the Question
Introducing Your Topic
Presenting Your Essay to the Reader
Readings for a Research Essay
Essays from The Nation, 7/15/91
Debating How Best to Love Your Country (The New York Times, 7/1/00)
John Lukacs, When Democracy Goes Wrong (Harper's, 4/05)
Academic Books
From Democracy in America
Patriotism, or Peace?
Civility and Civic Virtue in Contemporary America
Urban Civilization and Its Discontents
Honor, Patriotism, and Ultimate Loyalty
Military Service and Unjust Wars
Patriotism and Nationalism
The War on Terrorism and The New Patriotism