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The Essentials of Academic Writing

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9780618215997

ISBN10:
0618215999
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Pub. Date:
3/3/2004
Publisher(s):
Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The Essentials of Academic Writingis 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 students writing in all their college disciplines. A student case study follows one student through the entire writing process, from pre-writing to final draft, showing her draft at each stage of the process and providing a real-life example for composition students. Two anthologies of readings at the end of the text include works from student and professional writers (both contemporary and classic), giving students models for writing as well as topics for thought and classroom discussion. Writing Assignments, Collaborative Activities,andJournal Promptsat the end of each chapter give students a chance to practice their skills, write and revise in groups, or reflect on what they've learned.

Table of Contents

Alternative Rhetorical Contents xi
Preface xvii
Introduction: The Writing Process 1(1)
Writing as a Recursive Process
2(2)
Reading Academic Writing
4(1)
PART ONE The Process of Writing an Academic Essay
5(330)
What Is an Academic Essay?
6(12)
Writing for the Social Sciences
8(1)
Writing for the Sciences
9(3)
Writing for the Humanities
12(1)
Writing for Business
13(1)
Writing for Technology
14(2)
Conclusion
16(2)
Writing Assignment
16(1)
Exercises
17(1)
Collaborative Activity
17(1)
Journal Prompt
17(1)
Getting Started: Consider Topic, Audience, Purpose
18(19)
Reflect Upon Your Topic
18(4)
Freewriting
19(1)
W5 + 1H Questions
20(1)
Webbing
20(2)
Consider Your Reader
22(3)
Readers Influence Content
22(1)
Readers Influence Style
23(1)
Readers Judge Quality
24(1)
Establish Your Purpose
25(6)
Expository Mode
25(3)
Persuasive Mode
28(3)
Compose Your Thesis Statement
31(4)
Placement of the Thesis
34(1)
Conclusion
35(2)
Writing Assignment
36(1)
Exercises
36(1)
Collaborative Activity
36(1)
Journal Prompt
36(1)
Research Your Topic
37(21)
Books
38(1)
Periodicals
39(1)
The Internet
40(2)
Interviews
42(1)
Questionnaires
43(3)
Incorporating Research
46(6)
Direct Quotes
46(1)
Summarizing
47(1)
Paraphrasing
48(2)
Plagiarism
50(1)
Citing Sources
50(2)
Sample Essay with Sources Cited Using MLA Style: ``The Enron Legacy'' by Grace Lehen
52(3)
Conclusion
55(3)
Writing Assignment
55(1)
Research Exercises
56(1)
Paraphrasing and Summarizing Exercise
56(1)
Collaborative Activity
57(1)
Journal Prompt
57(1)
Make a Plan
58(19)
Planning an Expository Essay
59(3)
Planning a Compare/Contrast Essay
62(2)
Planning an Argument
64(9)
Aristotle: Logos, Ethos, Pathos
67(3)
Toulmin: Claim, Support, Warrant
70(1)
Rogerian Argument
71(2)
Audience and Purpose in Argument
73(1)
Conclusion
74(3)
Writing Assignment
75(1)
Exercises
76(1)
Collaborative Activity
76(1)
Journal Prompt
76(1)
Write a Draft
77(19)
Write a Clear and Specific Opening
77(4)
Sample Introductory Paragraphs
78(3)
Write Complete Body Paragraphs
81(6)
Compose a Topic Sentence
81(1)
Develop Your Topic Sentence
82(1)
Maintain Paragraph Unity
83(1)
Sample Body Paragraphs
84(3)
Write An Explicit Conclusion
87(3)
Sample Concluding Paragraphs
87(3)
Conclusion
90(6)
Writing Assignments
93(1)
Exercises
93(2)
Collaborative Activity
95(1)
Journal Prompt
95(1)
Revise Your Essay
96(19)
Structure
96(1)
Content
97(1)
Cohesive Ties
98(2)
Transition
98(1)
Repetition
99(1)
Substitution
100(1)
Style
100(10)
Subordination
101(1)
Parallelism
102(2)
Order
104(4)
Academic Voice
108(2)
Peer Review
110(1)
Conclusion
111(4)
Writing Assignment
112(1)
Exercises
112(2)
Collaborative Activity
114(1)
Journal Prompt
114(1)
Edit Your Essay
115(220)
Edit for Grammar
116(187)
Subject-Verb Agreement
116(2)
Pronoun Reference
118(3)
Pronoun Case
121(3)
Verb Tense and Mood
124(179)
Susan Willis / ``Disney World: Public Use/Private State''
303(13)
Deborah Tannen / ``Rapport-Talk and Report-Talk''
316(10)
Edwin P. Christmann and John L. Badgett / ``The Comparative Effectiveness of CAI on Collegiate Academic Performance''
326(9)
Acknowledgments 335(2)
Index 337


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