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Writing Analytically with Readings

ISBN-10: 0495910074

ISBN-13: 9780495910077

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: David Rosenwasser, Jill Stephen

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List price: $99.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 6/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.904
Language: English

David Rosenwasser teaches at Muhlenberg College, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, where he has been since the late 1980s. He and Jill Stephen created and implemented the Writing Across the Curriculum program there through a series of faculty seminars. During these seminars, Dr. Rosenwasser and Dr. Stephen discovered that while content faculty from across the disciplines maintained disciplinary-specific writing protocols, they essentially wanted the same thing from student writing: analysis. From this premise, WRITING ANALYTICALLY was born. Dr. Rosenwasser received his B.A. from Grinnell College and his Ph.D. from the University of Virginia in the theory and history of narrative. His current interests include contemporary Irish literature and comic theory. His most recent literary papers include a study of the contemporary Irish writer Edna O'Brien in relation to the work of Joyce and Yeats as well as an analysis of the politics of Bruce Springsteen's albums during the Bush presidency, written collaboratively with a political science professor.

Jill Stephen teaches at Muhlenberg College, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, where she's been since the late 1980s. Along with David Rosenwasser, she created and implemented the Writing Across the Curriculum program there through a series of faculty seminars. In these seminars, they discovered that content faculty from across the disciplines, although they maintained disciplinary-specific writing protocols, essentially wanted the same thing from student writing: analysis. From this premise, their textbook, Writing Analytically, was born. Stephen worked in the expository writing program at New York University under Lil Brannon and Cy Knoblauch. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and received her Ph.D. from NYU on rhetorical theory as evidenced in Renaissance poetry and prose. Aside from her writing with Rosenwasser on composition and writing program administration, she writes on poetry, especially Renaissance lyrics. Her current interests include the poetry of Frank O'Hara, Emily Dickinson, and contemporary Irish women writers.

The Rhetoric
The Analytical Frame of Mind: Introduction to Analytical Methods
Finding Your Way in This Book: A Note to Student
Introduction: Fourteen Short Takes on Writing and the Writing Process
Toolkit of Analytical Methods I: Seeing Better, Seeing More
Analysis: What It Is and What It Does
Toolkit of Analytical Methods II: Going Deeper
Writing About Readings: Moves to Make with Written Texts
Making Interpretations Plausible
Making Common Topics More Analytical
Writing Analytical Papers: How to Use Evidence, Evolve Claims, and Converse with Sources
Reasoning from Evidence to Claims
Analyzing Arguments
Using Evidence to Build a Paper: 10 on 1
Making a Thesis Evolve
Recognizing and Fixing Weak Thesis Statements
Using Sources Analytically: The Conversation Model
Finding, Citing, and Integrating Sources
Matters of Form: The Shapes that Thought Takes
Forms and Formats Across the Curriculum
Introductions and Conclusions Across the Curriculum
Revising for Style: Word Choice
Revising for Style: The Rhetoric of the Sentence
Revising for Correctness: Grammar and Punctuation
The Readings
Manners, Communication, and Technology.Christine Rosen
�Our Cell Phones, Our Selves�
�Disconnected Urbanism�
�The Naked Crowd�
�Blogging in the Global Lunchroom�
�Imperial Bedroom�
�In Defense of Distraction�
For Further Research: Manners, Communication and Technology
Places and Spaces: Cities and Suburbs
�The Public Realm and the Common Good�
�Demolition Zones: Contemporary Photography by Edward
Burtynsky and Camilo Jose Vergara�
�Times Regained: How the Old Times Square Was Made New�
�Suburban Birth Pangs�
�The Uses of Sidewalks: Safety�
�Fortress Los Angeles�
For Further Research: Places and Spaces: Cities and Suburbs
Race, Ethnicity, and the �MeltingPot.�
�Put On a Happy Face: Masking the Differences betweenBlacks and Whites�
�Assimilation, American Style�
�White Privilege and Male Privilege: [ . . . Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack]�
�The Fear of Losing a Culture�
�Mother Tongue�
�In the Kitchen�
�My Neighborhood�
�On Being White, Female, and Born in Bensonhurst�
�The Downside of Diversity�
�Sticks and Stones: The Irish Identity�
For Further Research: Race, Ethnicity, and the �Melting Pot�
The Language of Politics and the Politics of Language
�On Political Labels�
Five Editorials:
�In Election, US Should Not Return to �Rugged Individualism��
�Justices Amended Constitution on Their Own . . "
� . . . By Letting Redevelopers Take Little Guy�s Property"
�More than Abortion Is at Stake in Supreme Court Picks�
�Losing Our Country�
�Politics and the English Language�
�Interview with Frank Luntz�
�The Framing Wars�
Obama and the Language of Politics: Two Short Articles
�Buzzwords: Rephrasing Obama�s Lexicon�
�Obama Subtly Adopts the Language of Business�
�September 11th�a National Tragedy?�
For Further Research: The Language of Politics and the Politics of Language
Seeing
�Looking at Photographs:Stagers and Recorders�an Interview with Joseph Elliott�
�In Plato�s Cave�
�Learning to See�
�Images of Women in European Art�
�Beauty (Re)discovers the Male Body�
�Listening to Khakis: What America�s Most