Brief Guide to Writing from Readings, A

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 1/1/2010
  • Publisher: Longman
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This brief guide teaches you how to write the most common papers assigned in your college courses: source-based essays that summarize, analyze, critique, and synthesize. It also helps you learn to critically read, clearly summarize, carefully respond to, precisely critique, creatively synthesize, and accurately quote or paraphrase texts.A Brief Guideis a valuable reference tool that you will find useful for class work and for independent study. Will answer any questions a writer has about grammar, the writing process, or research.The writing process, critical thinking, argumentative writing, style, grammar, mechanics, usage, the research process, how to document sources.Anyone who wants a reliable writing reference book.

Table of Contents

Critical Reading
Definition and Purpose
Asking Questions about What You Read
Marking Texts
Sample Annotated Reading: ldquo;Hard Choicesrdquo;
Additional Reading: ldquo;Getting Serious about Eradicating Binge Drinkingrdquo;
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Asking Questions
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Marking Texts
Summary Chart-Critical Reading: Note Taking
Definition and Purpose
Guidelines on When to Quote Material
Guidelines on When Not to Quote Material
Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Reading: ldquo;Missing Link.rdquo; Altering Quoted Material and Avoiding Misquotations
Summary Chart: Guidelines on Quotations
Summary Chart: Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Definition and Purpose
Qualities of a Good Paraphrase
How to Paraphrase Material
Summary Chart: How to Write Paraphrase Material
Definition and Purpose
Types of Summaries
Qualities of a Good Summary
How to Summarize a Text
Sample Summaries
Reading: ldquo;AIDS and Population `Control'rdquo;
Sample Informative Summary
Sample Explanatory Summ
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