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Brief Guide to Writing from Readings, A,9780321194619

Brief Guide to Writing from Readings, A

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Edition:
3rd
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9780321194619

ISBN10:
0321194616
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Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Longman
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Summary

This book helps writers compose source-based essays that summarize, analyze, critique, and synthesize. This guide teaches writers how to critically read texts, accurately quote and paraphrase material, clearly summarize, carefully respond to, precisely critique, and creatively synthesize readings.A Brief Guide is a valuable reference tool for independent study in any discipline. This book has detailed coverage of how to summarize, analyze, critique, and synthesize. Includes material on reading critically, taking notes, and how to integrate source material appropriately in a paper and properly cite these sources. For anyone who needs to compose documented papers or papers written from sources

Table of Contents

Preface
Critical Reading
Definition and Purpose
Asking Questions about What You Read
Marking Texts
Sample Annotated Reading: Hard Choices
Note-Taking
Additional Reading: Getting Serious about Eradicating Binge Drinking
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Asking Questions
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Marking Texts
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Note Taking
Journals
Definition
Purpose
Types of Entries
Language and Format
Final Considerations
Quotation
Definition and Purpose
Guidelines on When to Quote Material
Guidelines on When Not to Quote Material
Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Reading: Missing Link
Altering Quoted Material and Avoiding Misquotations
Summary Chart: Guidelines on Quotations
Summary Chart: Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Paraphrase
Definition and Purpose
Qualities of a Good Paraphrase
How to Paraphrase Material
Documentation
Summary Chart: How to Write a Paraphrase
Summary Chart: Qualities of a Good Paraphrase
Summary
Definition and Purpose
Types of Summaries
Qualities of a Good Summary
How to Summarize a Text
Documentation
Sample Summaries
Reading: AIDS and Population `Control'
Sample Informative Summary
Sample Explanatory Summary
Summary Chart: How to Write a Summary
Response Essays
Definition and Purpose
Qualities of a Good Response Essay
Writing the Response Essay
Sample Response Essay: A Response to AIDS and Population Control
Summary Chart: How to Write a Response Essay
Critique
Definition and Purpose
The Film Review as Critique
Writing a Critique
Reading: Clear Message to Teens: `It's OK to Have Sex'
Sample Critique: Beck's Essay Not Convincing
Additional Reading: Condom Availability Promotes Health, Saves Lives
Additional Reading: Apply Peer Pressure, Not Latex, Against Casual Sex
Summary Chart: Writing a Critique
Synthesis
Definition and Purpose
Types of Synthesis Essays
Reading: The Fool on the Hill
Reading: Forrest Gump
Reading: Forrest Gump
Informative Synthesis
Argumentative Synthesis
Sample Informative and Argumentative Syntheses
Additional Reading: Teenage Suicide by The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Additional Reading: Complex Set of Ills Spurs Rising Teen Suicide Rate
Additional Reading: Whatever Happened to Affirmative Action?
Additional Reading: Q: Does Diversity in Higher Education Justify Racial Preferences?
Additional Reading: Q: Does Diversity in Higher Education Justify Racial Preferences?
Summary Chart: Synthesis Essays
Plagiarism
Definition
Forms of Plagiarism
How to Avoid Plagiarism
Summary Chart: Plagiarism
Documenta
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