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Essentials of Academic Writing

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ISBN-10: 0618215999

ISBN-13: 9780618215997

Edition: 2005

Authors: Derek Soles

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"The Essentials of Academic Writing" is a brief rhetoric that focuses on the process of writing academic essays for college courses. The text provides a complete overview of the writing process, with concise, nuts-and-bolts coverage of researching, planning, drafting, documenting, revising, and proofreading academic papers. A sample student essay serves as a case study to illustrate each part of the process and an anthology of 19 academic essays covering a variety of disciplines and topics provides good models for student writing. As part of the English Essentials Series, this affordable title is a valuable and cost-effective rhetoric for freshman composition students and reference for…    
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Book details

List price: $85.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 3/3/2004
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 372
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

Note: Each chapter ends with a Conclusion, Writing Assignment, Exercises, Collaborative Activity, and Journal Prompt.
Alternative Rhetorical Contents
Preface Introduction: The Writing Process
Writing as a Recursive
Process Reading Academic Writing
The Process of Writing and Academic Essay
What Is an Academic Essay?
Writing for the Social Sciences
Writing for the Sciences
Writing for the Humanities
Writing for Business
Writing for Technology
Getting Started: Consider Topic, Audience, Purpose
Reflect Upon Your Topic Consider
Your Reader Establish
Your Purpose Compose
Your Thesis Statement
Research Your Topic Books
The Internet Interviews
Incorporating Research
Sample Essay with Sources
Cited Using MLA Style: "The Enron Legacy"
Make a Plan Planning an Expository Essay
Planning a Compare/Contrast Essay
Planning an Argument
Audience and Purpose in Argument
Write a Draft
Write a Clear and Specific Opening
Write Complete Body Paragraphs
Write an Explicit Conclusion
Revise Your Essay Structure
Content Cohesive Ties Style Peer Review
Edit Your Essay
Edit for Grammar
Edit for Sentence
Structure Edit for Punctuation
Edit for Diction
Acknowledge Your Sources MLA
Method of Parenthetical Citation
APA Method of Parenthetical Citation
Chicago Manual of Style
Method of Citing Sources
Sample Academic Essays with Instructional
Notes and Commentary
Harriet Ng, "Saving the Vancouver Island Marmot"
"The Appeal of the Real: Why Reality Television Is So Popular"
"Freud's Influence"
"The Spider and the Wasp"
"College Students' Responses to Content-Specific Advisories Regarding Television and Movies"
An Anthology of Academic Writing
Reading Actively and Critically
"The Rise and Fall of the Music Hall"
"Each to His, Her, and Their Own
Gender and Pronoun Agreement in English"
"Music and Autism"
"Predictors of Male and Female Servers' Average Tip Earnings"
Thomas F.X. Noble et al., "Spain's Colonial Empire, 1492-1600"
"Weight Loss Methods of High School Wrestlers"
"Controlling Communication Apprehension"
"Montessori: The Prepared Environment"
"Advertising to Children" Lacey Baldwin Smith, "Henry V (14131422) and the War Against France"
"Disney Word: Public Use/Private State"
"Rapport-Talk and Report-Talk"
"The Camparative Effectiveness of CAI on Collegiate Academic Performance