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Both reliable and innovative, The Bedford Guide for College Writers involves students in active learning, whether their writing class meets on campus or online. The guide contains a process-oriented rhetoric, a thematic reader, a research manual, and a handbook, giving students everything they need for success in writing, all in one affordable book. Each part provides frequent opportunities for students to experiment and apply the skills presented. Learning by Doing activities, Responding to an Image practices, and engaging assignments all help students make important writing skills their own. The Bedford Guide helps students to be the confident, resourceful, and independent writers they will need to be. The new edition extends active learning into the online environment, offering integrated e-Pages, including videos, audio segments, and photo essays that take advantage of what the Web can do.

Author Biography

X. J. Kennedy is an acclaimed poet, children’s author, college teacher, and textbook author. He has taught freshman composition at the University of Michigan; the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and Tufts University. Since 1966, more than 2 million students have treasured his introductory literature texts and The Bedford Reader, coedited with Dorothy M. Kennedy and Jane E. Aaron, now in its ninth edition.
 
Dorothy M. Kennedy is a writer and editor whose articles and reviews have ppeared in both professional and academic journals. She has taught composition at the University of Michigan and Ohio University and, with X. J. Kennedy, is the recipient of the NCTE Teacher's Choice Award for Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry.
Marcia F. Muth teaches, writes, and edits.  She has taught first-year writing at The Ohio State University and other introductory courses at St. Peter's College (Englewood Cliffs).  Her many writing workshops have been sponsored by Fordham University, the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, and currently the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver.  She is the author or coauthor of many composition textbooks and ancillaries, including The Bedford Guide for College Writers, The Concise Bedford Guide for Writers, Writing and Revising: A Portable Guide, Researching and Writing: A Portable Guide, and The St. Martin's Pocket Guide to Research and Documentation (all from Bedford/St. Martin's).  Her projects as a writer and an editor have included Harold D. Lasswell: An Annotated Bibliography as well as many grant proposals, textbooks, ancillaries, reports, and other publications.  She continues to learn how to write clearly and effectively from her students, editors, reviewers, and writing colleagues.

 

Table of Contents

X. J. Kennedy/Dorothy M. Kennedy/Marcia F. Muth

The Bedford Guide for College Writers

Tenth Edition

A Writer’s Guide

PART ONE: A College Writer’s Processes

[* indicates a reading new to this edition]

 

Introduction: Writing in College

1. Writing Processes

Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking

A Process of Writing

Getting Started

Generating Ideas

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Audience

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Ideas

Planning, Drafting, and Developing

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Drafts

Revising and Editing

Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Finishing

Purpose and Audience

Writing for a Reason

Learning by Doing: Considering Purpose

Writing for Your Audience

Learning by Doing: Considering Audience

Targeting a College Audience

Learning by Doing: Considering a College Audience

Additional Writing Activities

 

2. Reading Processes

A Process of Critical Reading

Learning by Doing: Describing Your Reading Strategies

Getting Started

Preparing to Read

Learning by Doing: Preparing to Read

Responding to Reading

*Learning by Doing: Annotating a Passage

Learning by Doing: Responding in a Reading Journal

Learning from Another Writer: Reading Summary and Response

Olof Eriksson: Student Summary and Response

The Problems with Masculinity

Reading on Literal and Analytical Levels

Learning by Doing: Reading Analytically

e-Pages Learning By Doing: Reading Online

Generating Ideas from Reading

Learning from Another Writer: Critical Reading and Response

Alley Julseth: The New Literacy

*Learning by Doing: Reading Critically: Michael Shermer, "The Science of Righteousness"

Reading Online and Multimodal Texts

Learning by Doing: Reading a Web Site

Additional Writing Activities

 

3. Critical Thinking Processes

A Process of Critical Thinking

Getting Started

Learning by Doing: Thinking Critically to Solve a Campus Problem

Learning by Doing: Thinking Critically to Explore an Issue

Applying Critical Thinking to Academic Problems

Learning by Doing: Thinking Critically to Respond to an Academic Problem

Supporting Critical Thinking with Evidence

Types of Evidence

Learning by Doing: Looking for Evidence

Testing Evidence

Using Evidence to Appeal to Your Audience

Logical Appeal (Logos)

Emotional Appeal (Pathos)

Ethical Appeal (Ethos)

Learning by Doing: Identifying Types of Appeals

Learning from Another Writer: Rhetorical Analysis

Student Rhetorical Analysis

Richard Anson: Young Americans and Media News

Presenting Your Critical Thinking

Learning by Doing: Testing Logical Patterns

e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Logic

Avoiding Faulty Thinking

Learning by Doing: Analyzing Reasoning

*David Rothkopf: A Proposal to Draft America's Elderly

Additional Writing Activities

 

PART TWO: A Writer’s Situations

4. Recalling an Experience

Learning from Other Writers

  •  Russell Baker
    The Art of Eating Spaghetti

  • Robert G. Schreiner: Student Essay
    What Is a Hunter?

  • *e-Pages Howie Chackowicz

    The Game Ain’t Over ‘til the Fatso Man Sings [Audio]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Recalling a Personal Experience

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Recalling from Photographs

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Creating Your Writing Space

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Stating the Importance of Your Experience

    Learning by Doing: Selecting and Arranging Events

    Revising and Editing

    Learning by Doing: Appealing to the Senses

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    5. Observing a Scene

    Learning from Other Writers

  • Eric Liu
    The Chinatown Idea

  • *Alea Eyre: Student Essay
    Stockholm

    *e-Pages Multiple Photographers, Observing the Titanic: Past and Present [Visual Essay]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Observing a Scene

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Scenes from the News

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Enriching Sensory Detail

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Experimenting with Organization

    Revising and Editing

    Learning by Doing: Strengthening Your Main Impression

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    6. Interviewing a Subject

    Learning from Other Writers

  • Farhad Manjoo
    You Will Want Google Goggles

  • Lorena A. Ryan-Hines: Student Essay
    Looking Backwards, Moving Forward

    e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: Tiana Chavez, ASU Athletes Discuss Superstitions [Video]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Interviewing

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Surprising Interviews

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Analyzing Interview Questions

    Learning by Doing: Transcribing Your Interview Notes

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Stating a Dominant Impression

    Revising and Editing

    Learning by Doing: Screening Your Details

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    7. Comparing and Contrasting

    Learning from Other Writers

  • David Brooks
    The Opportunity Gap

  • Jacob Griffin: Student Essay
    Karate Kid vs. Kung Fu Panda: A Race to the Olympics

    e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: National Geographic, Hurricane Katrina Pictures: Then & Now, Ruin and Rebirth [Visual Essay]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Comparing and Contrasting

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Comparing and Contrasting Experience of a Major Event

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Making a Comparison-and-Contrast Table

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Pinpointing Your Purpose

    Learning by Doing: Building Cohesion with Transitions

    Revising and Editing

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    8. Explaining Causes and Effects

    Learning from Other Writers

  • Jeffrey Pfeffer
    Lay Off the Layoffs

  • Yun Yung Choi: Student Essay
    Invisible Women

    e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: The Real Effects of Drinking and Driving [Infographic]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Explaining Causes and Effects

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Causes and Effects

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Visualizing the Situation

    Learning by Doing: Making a Cause-and-Effect Table

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Focusing Your Introduction

    Revising and Editing

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    9. Taking a Stand

    Learning from Other Writers

  • Suzan Shown Harjo
    Last Rites for Indian Dead

  • Marjorie Lee Garretson: Student Essay
    More Pro Than Cons in a Meat-Free Life

    e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: UNICEF, Dirty Water [Video]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Taking a Stand

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Writing Your Representative

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Asking Your Question

    Learning by Doing: Supporting a Claim

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Refining Your Plans

    Learning by Doing: Making Columns of Appeals

    Revising and Editing

    Take Action Strengthening Support for a Stand

    Recognizing Logical Fallacies

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    10. Proposing a Solution

    Learning from Other Writers

  • Wilbert Rideau
    Why Prisons Don’t Work

  • Lacey Taylor: Student Essay
    It's Not Just a Bike

    e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: Corey Neistat, Texting While Walking [Video]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Proposing a Solution

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Proposing a Solution to a Local Problem

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Describing Your Audience

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Making Problem-Solution Columns

    Revising and Editing

    Learning by Doing: Revising for Clear Organization

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    11. Evaluating and Reviewing

    Learning from Other Writers

  • Scott Tobias
    The Hunger Games

  • Elizabeth Erion: Student Essay
    Internship Program Falls Short

    e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: Consumer Reports, Best Buttermilk Pancakes [Video]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Writing an Evaluation

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Evaluating Film

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Developing Criteria

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Stating Your Overall Judgment

    Learning by Doing: Supporting Your Judgments

    Revising and Editing

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    12. Supporting a Position with Sources

    Learning from Other Writers

  • Jake Halpern
    The Popular Crowd

  • Abigail Marchand: Student Essay
    The Family Dynamic

    e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: Research Cluster [Text, Audio, Video]

    Cary Tennis, Why am I Obsessed with Celebrity Gossip? [Advice Column]

    Karen Sternheimer, Celebrity Relationships: Why Do We Care? [Video]

    Tom Ashbrook and Ty Burr, from The Strange Power of Celebrity [Audio Interview]

    Timothy J. Bertoni and Patrick D. Nolan, from Dead Men Do Tell Tales [Academic Paper]

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Supporting a Position with Sources

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Finding Credible Sources

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Selecting Reliable Sources

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Connecting Evidence and Thesis

    The Academic Exchange

    Revising and Editing

    Learning by Doing: Launching Your Sources

    Learning by Doing: Checking Your Presentation of Sources

    Take Action Integrating Source Information Effectively

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    Part Three: Other Writing Situations

     

    13. Responding to Literature

    Using Strategies for Literary Analysis

    Learning from Other Writers

    Shirley Jackson

    The Lottery

    Preparing to Write a Literary Analysis

    Jonathan Burns: Student Literary Analysis

    The Hidden Truth: An Analysis of Shirley Jackson’s "The Lottery"

    A Glossary of Terms for Literary Analysis [two-page spread]

    Learning by Writing: Literary Analysis

    The Assignment: Analyzing a Literary Work

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Recommending Fiction to a Friend

    Generating Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Developing Your Literary Analysis

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Learning by Doing: Developing Your Thesis

    Take Action Strengthening Literary Analysis

    Revising and Editing

    Learning from Another Writer: Synopsis

    Jonathan Burns: Student Synopsis

    A Synopsis of "The Lottery"

    Learning by Writing: Synopsis

    The Assignment: Writing a Synopsis of a Story by Kate Chopin

    Kate Chopin

    The Story of an Hour

    Learning from Another Writer: Paraphrase

    Jonathan Burns: Student Paraphrase

    A Paraphrase from "The Lottery"

    Learning by Doing: Collaborating on a Paraphrase

    Learning by Writing: Paraphrase

    The Assignment: Writing a Paraphrase of a Poem

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    14. Responding to Visual Representations

    Using Strategies for Visual Analysis

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing Your College or University’s Web Site

    Level One: Seeing the Big Picture

    Source, Purpose, and Audience

    Prominent Element

    Focal Point

    Learning by Doing: Seeing the Big Picture

    Level Two: Observing the Characteristics of an Image

    Cast of Characters

    Story of the Image

    Design and Arrangement

    Artistic Choices

    Learning by Doing: Observing Characteristics

    Level Three: Interpreting an the Meaning of an Image

    General Feeling or Mood

    Sociological, Political, Economic, or Cultural Attitudes

    Language

    Signs and Symbols

    Themes

    Learning by Doing: Interpreting Meaning

    Learning from Another Writer: Visual Analysis

    Rachel Steinhaus: Student Analysis of an Advertisement

    "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit"

    Learning by Writing

    The Assignment: Analyzing a Visual Representation

    Generating Ideas

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Revising and Editing

    Learning from Another Writer: Visual Essay

    e-Pages Shannon Kintner: Student Visual Essay

    Charlie Living with Autism

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    15. Writing Online

    Getting Started

    Learning by Doing: Identifying Online Writing Expectations

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Tracking Your Time Online

    Class Courtesy

    Online Ethics

    Learning by Doing: Making Personal Rules

    Common Online Writing Situations

    Messages to Your Instructor

    Learning by Doing: Finding a College Voice

    Learning from Other Writers: Messages to Your Instructor

    e-Pages Learning from Other Writers: The Portland State University Writing Center, Sample Email to an Instructor

    Learning by Doing: Contacting Your Instructor

    Online Profile

    Learning by Doing: Posting a Personal Profile

    Learning by Doing: Introducing a Classmate

    Online Threaded Discussions or Responses

    Learning from Other Writers: Threaded Discussion

    Learning by Doing: Joining a Threaded Discussion

    File Management

    Learning by Doing: Preparing a Template

    Learning by Doing: Organizing Your Files

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    16. Writing and Presenting Under Pressure

    e-Pages
    Learning by Doing: Using Visuals

    Essay Examinations

    Preparing for the Exam

    Learning from Another Writer: Essay Exam

    David Ian Cohn: Student Essay Answer

    Response to Psychology Question

    Generating Ideas

    Planning for Typical Exam Questions

    Learning by Doing: Asking Questions

    Drafting: The Only Version

    Revising: Rereading and Proofing

    Short-Answer Examinations

    Timed Writings

    Learning by Doing: Thinking Fast

    Online Assessment

    Portfolio Assessment

    Understanding Portfolio Assessment

    Tips for Keeping a Portfolio

    Oral Presentations

    Learning by Doing: Pairing Up to Practice

    Learning from Other Writers: Visuals for Oral Presentations

    Andrew Dillon Bustin: Face-to-Face Class Presentation

    Traditional Urban Design

    e-Pages Frank Deford, Mind Games: Football and Head Injuries [Audio]

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    17. Writing in the Workplace

    Guidelines for Writing in the Workplace

    Know Your Purpose

    Keep Your Audience in Mind

    Use an Appropriate Tone

    Present Information Carefully

    E-Mail

    Format for E-mail

    Résumés and Application Letters

    Résumés

    Application Letters

    Learning by Doing: Planning a Job Application

    Business Letters

    Format for Business Letters

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Considering Job Advertisements

    Memoranda

    Format for Memoranda

    Brochures and Presentation Visuals

    Format for Brochures

    Format for Presentation Visuals

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    PART FOUR: A Writer’s Strategies

     

    18. Strategies: A Case Study

    Generating Ideas

    Planning, Drafting, and Developing

    Rough Draft with Peer and Instructor Responses

    Learning by Doing: Responding as a Peer

    Revising and Editing

    Revised and Edited Draft

    Final Draft for Submission

    Erin Schmitt: Student Essay

    Mr. Hertli

    Reflecting as a Writer

    Learning by Doing: Writing a Reflective Letter

    Reflective Portfolio Letter

     

    19. Strategies for Generating Ideas

    Finding Ideas

    Building from Your Assignment

    Learning by Doing: Building from Your Assignment

    Brainstorming

    Learning by Doing: Brainstorming

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Brainstorming from a Video

    Freewriting

    Learning by Doing: Freewriting

    Doodling or Sketching

    Learning by Doing: Doodling or Sketching

    Mapping

    Learning by Doing: Mapping

    Imagining

    Learning by Doing: Imagining

    Asking a Reporter’s Questions

    Learning by Doing: Asking a Reporter’s Questions

    Seeking Motives

    Learning by Doing: Seeking Motives

    Keeping a Journal

    Learning by Doing: Keeping a Journal

    Getting Ready

    Setting Up Circumstances

    Preparing Your Mind

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Generating Ideas

     

    20. Strategies for Stating a Thesis and Planning

    Shaping Your Topic for Your Purpose and Your Audience

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Analyzing a Thesis

    Learning by Doing: Considering Purpose and Audience

    Stating and Using a Thesis

    Learning by Doing: Identifying Theses

    How to Discover a Working Thesis

    Learning by Doing: Discovering a Thesis

    How to State a Thesis

    Learning by Doing: Examining Thesis Statements

    How to Improve a Thesis

    Take Action Building a Stronger Thesis

    How to Use a Thesis to Organize

    Learning by Doing: Using a Thesis to Preview

    Organizing Your Ideas

    Grouping Your Ideas

    Learning by Doing: Clustering

    Outlining

    Learning by Doing: Moving from Outline to Thesis

    Learning by Doing: Responding to an Outline

    Learning by Doing: Outlining

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Planning

     

    21. Strategies for Drafting

    Making a Start Enjoyable

    Restarting

    Paragraphing

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Identifying Topic Sentences and Transitions

    Using Topic Sentences

    Learning by Doing: Shaping Topic Sentences

    Writing an Opening

    Writing a Conclusion

    Learning by Doing: Opening and Concluding

    Adding Cues and Connections

    Learning by Doing: Identifying Transitions

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Drafting

     

    22. Strategies for Developing

    e-pages
    Learning by Doing: Editing Sentences

    Giving Examples

    Learning by Doing: Giving Examples

    Providing Details

    Learning by Doing: Providing Details

    Defining

    Learning by Doing: Developing an Extended Definition

    Reasoning Inductively and Deductively

    Learning by Doing: Reasoning Inductively and Deductively

    Analyzing a Subject

    Learning by Doing: Analyzing a Subject

    Analyzing a Process

    Learning by Doing: Analyzing a Process

    Dividing and Classifying

    Learning by Doing: Dividing and Classifying

    Comparing and Contrasting

    Learning by Doing: Comparing and Contrasting

    Identifying Causes and Effects

    Learning by Doing: Identifying Causes and Effects

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Developing

     

    23. Strategies for Revising and Editing

    Re-viewing and Revising

    Revising for Purpose and Thesis

    Revising for Audience

    Revising for Structure and Support

    Learning by Doing: Tackling Macro Revision

    Working with a Peer Editor

    Meeting with Your Instructor

    Decoding Your Instructor’s Comments

    Revising for Emphasis, Conciseness, and Clarity

    Stressing What Counts

    Cutting and Whittling

    Keeping It Clear

    Learning by Doing: Tackling Micro Revision

    Editing and Proofreading

    Editing

    Proofreading

    Learning by Doing: Editing and Proofreading

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Revising and Editing

     

    24. Strategies for Future Writing

    Transferring Knowledge

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Researching Genre

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on How to Transfer Knowledge

    What Do They Want?

    Analyzing Expectations

    Connecting Expectations and Assessments

    Learning by Doing: Decoding an Assignment

    What Is It?

    Uncovering Assumptions

    Analyzing Genre Models

    Learning by Doing: Analyzing a Genre Model

    How Do I Write It?

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on New Assignments

    Learning from Another Writer: A Multi-Genre History Assignment

    Professor Laird: Term Paper Assignment

    Selections from Student Term Paper: Benjamin Reitz, Historical Situation

    Learning from Another Writer: A Philosophy of Teaching Portfolio

    Selections from a Student Portfolio: Maria Thompson, Philosophy as Autobiography

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Resources for the Future

    A Writer’s Reader

    [* indicates reading new to this edition]

    Introduction: Reading to Write

     

    25. Families

    * Terrell Jermaine Starr, How My Illiterate Grandmother Raised an Educated Black Man

    * Sandra Cisneros, Only Daughter

    *Anna Quindlen, Evan's Two Moms

    * Dagoberto Gilb, Mi Mommy

    Paired Essays

    Amy Tan, Mother Tongue

    Richard Rodriguez, Public and Private Language

    *e-Pages StrategyOne editors, Once a Mother, Always a Mother [Infographic]

    *e-Pages Good/Column Five editors, Paternity Leave around the World [Infographic]

     

    26. Men and Women

    Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space

    Anjula Razdan, What's Love Got to Do With It?

    *William Deresziewicz, A Man. A Woman. Just Friends?

    Judy Brady, I Want a Wife

    Paired Essays

    Robert Jensen, The High Cost of Manliness

    *Julie Zeilinger, Guys Suffer from Oppressive Gender Roles Too

    *e-Pages Deborah Tannen, Who Does the Talking Here? [Text]

    *e-Pages Jed Conklin, Boxing Beauties [Visual Essay]

     

    27. Popular Culture

    *Mike Haynie, As Attitudes Shift on P.T.S.D., Media Slow to Remove Stigma

    Kate Dailey and Abby Ellin, America's War on the Overweight

    *Katha Pollitt, Hunger Games Feral Feminism

    *James McBride, Full Circle

    Paired Essays

    Stephen King, Why We Crave Horror Movies

    *Gerard Jones, Violent Media Is Good For Kids

    *e-Pages Chuck Klosterman, My Zombie, Myself: Why Modern Life Feels Rather Undead [Text]

    *e-Pages Brad Shoup, "Harlem Shake" vs. History: Is the YouTube Novelty Hits Era That Novel? [Text]

     

    28. Digital Living

    Emily Yoffe, Seeking

    *Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler, Hyperconnected

    David Gelernter , Computers Cannot Teach Children Basic Skills

    Clive Thompson , The New Literacy

    Paired Essays

    *Elizabeth Stone, Grief in the Age of Facebook

    *Libby Copeland, Is Facebook Making Us Sad?

    e-Pages Sherry Turkle, How Computers Change the Way We Think [Text]

    *e-Pages Off Book editors, Generative Art: Computers, Data, and Humanity [Video]

     

    29. Explorations on Living Well

    *Jhumpa Lahiri, Rice

    William Zinsser, The Right to Fail

    *Gareth Cook, Getting It All Done

    *Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Happiness Revisited

    Paired Essays

    Juliet Schor, The Creation of Discontent

    Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr., In Defense of Consumerism

    e-Pages Sarah Adams, Be Cool to the Pizza Dude [Audio and Text]

    *e-Pages Brent Foster, Highway Angel [Video]

     

    Book 3: A Writer’s Research Manual

    Introduction: The Nature of Research

     

    30. Planning Your Research Project

    Beginning Your Inquiry

    The Assignment: Writing from Sources

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Research

    Asking a Research Question

    Exploring Your Territory

    Turning a Topic into a Question

    Learning by Doing: Polling Your Peers

    Surveying Your Resources

    Using Keywords and Links

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Narrowing Online Research

    Learning by Doing: Proposing Your Project

    Managing Your Project

    Recording Information

    Starting a Research Archive

    Learning by Doing: Interviewing a Researcher
    Creating a Schedule

    Learning by Doing: Planning Your Personal Schedule

    Planning Collaborative Research

     

    31. Working with Sources

    Drawing the Details from Your Sources

    Starting a Working Bibliography

    Learning by Doing: Teaming Up for Source "Warm-Ups"

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Practicing with Online Sources

    Source Navigator: Article in a Print Magazine

    Source Navigator: Article in a Scholarly Journal from a Database

    Source Navigator: Book

    Source Navigator: Page from a Web Site

    Capturing Information in Your Notes

    Quoting

    Paraphrasing

    Summarizing

    Mixing Methods

    Learning by Doing: Capturing Information from Sources

    Developing an Annotated Bibliography

    Learning by Doing: Writing an Annotation

     

    32. Finding Sources

    Searching the Internet

    Finding Recommended Internet Resources

    Selecting Search Engines

    Learning by Doing: Comparing Web Searches

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Comparing Google and Database Searches

    Conducting Advanced Electronic Searches

    Finding Specialized Online Materials

    Searching the Library

    Learning by Doing: Reflecting on Your Library Orientation Session

    Learning by Doing: Brainstorming for Search Terms

    Searching Library Databases

    Learning by Doing: Comparing Databases

    Learning by Doing: Comparing Google and Database Searches

    Using Specialized Library Resources

    Finding Sources in the Field

    Interviewing

    Observing

    Using Questionnaires

    Corresponding

    Attending Public and Online Events

    Reconsidering Your Field Sources

     

    33. Evaluating Sources

    Evaluating Library and Internet Sources

    Learning by Doing: Evaluating Your Sources

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Evaluating Online Sources

    Who Is the Author?

    Who Else Is Involved?

    What Is the Purpose?

    When Was the Source Published?

    Where Did You Find the Source?

    Why Would You Use This Source?

    How Would This Source Contribute to Your Paper?

    Learning by Doing: Adding Useful Sources

    Reconsidering Purpose and Thesis

     

    34: Integrating Sources

    Using Sources Ethically

    Capturing, Launching, and Citing Evidence

    Quoting and Paraphrasing Accurately

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Quoting and Paraphrasing Accurately

    Summarizing Concisely

    Avoiding Plagiarism

    Launching Source Material

    Learning by Doing: Connecting Your Sources

    Citing Each Source Clearly

    Take Action Integrating and Synthesizing Sources

    Learning by Doing: Launching and Citing Your Sources

    Synthesizing Ideas and Sources

    Learning by Doing: Synthesizing Your Sources

     

    35. Writing Your Research Paper

    Planning and Drafting

    Using Your Sources to Support Your Ideas

    Launching and Citing Your Sources as You Draft

    Beginning and Ending

    Learning by Doing: Focusing Your Point

    e-Pages Learning by Doing: Practicing Beginnings

    Revising and Editing

    Learning by Doing: Meeting Expectations

    Documenting Sources

    Learning by Doing: Presenting Your Findings

    Additional Writing Assignments

     

    36. MLA Style for Documenting Sources

    Citing and Listing Sources in MLA Style

    Take Action Citing and Listing Sources in MLA Style

    Who Wrote It?

    What Type of Source Is It?

    How Are You Capturing the Source Material?

    Listing Sources in MLA Style

    Who Wrote It?

    What Type of Source Is It?

    A Sample MLA Research Paper

    Candace Rardon, Meet Me in the Middle: The Student, the State, and the School

     

    37. APA Style for Documenting Sources

    Citing Sources in APA Style

    Who Wrote It?

    Take Action Citing and Listing Sources in APA Style

    What Type of Source Is It?

    How Are You Capturing the Source Material?

    Listing Sources in APA Style

    Who Wrote It?

    What Type of Source Is It?

    A Sample APA Research Paper

    Jenny Lidington, Sex Offender Lists: A Never Ending Punishment

     

    Book 4: A Writer’s Handbook

    Introduction: Grammar, or The Way Words Work

    Learning by Doing: Asking What You Need to Know

     

    38. Grammatical Sentences

    1. Sentence Fragments

    2. Comma Splices and Fused Sentences

    3. Verbs

    4. Subject-Verb Agreement

    5. Pronoun Case

    6. Pronoun Reference

    7. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

    8. Adjectives and Adverbs

    9. Shifts

     

    39. Effective Sentences

    Learning by Doing: Focusing on Sentences

    10. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers

    11. Incomplete Sentences

    12. Mixed Constructions and Faulty Predication

    13. Parallel Structure

    14. Coordination and Subordination

    15. Sentence Variety

     

    40. Word Choice

    16. Appropriateness

    17. Exact Words

    18. Bias-Free Language

    19. Wordiness

     

    41. Punctuation

    Learning by Doing: Tackling Punctuation Patterns

    20. End Punctuation

    21. Commas

    22. Semicolons

    23. Colons

    24. Apostrophes

    25. Quotation Marks

    26. Dashes

    27. Parentheses, Brackets, and Ellipses

     

    42. Mechanics

    Learning by Doing: Justifying Conventions

    28. Abbreviations

    29. Capital Letters

    30. Numbers

    31. Italics

    32. The Hyphen

    33. Spelling

    34. A Glossary of Troublemakers

    Answers for Lettered Exercises

     

    Appendices and Other Resources

    Quick Format Guide

    A. Following the Format for an Academic Paper

    B. Integrating and Crediting Visuals

    C. Preparing a Document Template

    D. Solving Common Format Problems

    E. Designing Other Documents for Your Audience

     

    Quick Research Guide

    A. Defining Your Quest

    B. Searching for Recommended Sources

    C. Evaluating Possible Sources

    D. Capturing, Launching, and Citing Evidence from Sources

    E. Citing and Listing Sources in MLA or APA Style

     

    Quick Editing Guide

    A. Editing for Common Grammar Problems

    B. Editing to Ensure Effective Sentences

    C. Editing for Common Punctuation Problems

    D. Editing for Common Mechanics Problems

    Index

    Proofreading Symbols

    Correction Symbols

    A Guide to the Handbook



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