The Essentials of Academic Writingby Soles, Derek
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THE ESSENTIALS OF ACADEMIC WRITING, 2nd Edition, offers a complete overview of the process of writing academic essays for college courses. This text covers the writing process, including concise, nuts-and-bolts coverage of researching, planning, drafting, documenting, revising, and proofreading academic papers. A sample student essay serves as a case study throughout the text, illustrating each step of the writing process. An anthology of 13 academic essays, covering a variety of disciplines and topics, provides good models for student writing. This affordable and accessible text is a valuable rhetoric for freshman composition and is an important reference guide to students in all college disciplines.
Table of Contents
|Alternative Rhetorical Contents|
|Introduction: The Writing Process|
|Writing as a Recursive Process|
|Reading Academic Writing|
|The Process Of Writing An 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|
|W5 + 1H Questions|
|Consider Your Reader|
|Readers Influence Content|
|Readers Influence Style|
|Readers Judge Quality|
|Establish Your Purpose|
|Compose Your Thesis Statement|
|Placement of the Thesis|
|Research Your Topic|
|Sample Essay with Sources Cited Using MLA Style|
|"The Qualities of a Grade A Essay"|
|Paraphrasing and Summarizing Exercise|
|Make a Plan|
|Planning an Expository Essay|
|Planning a Compare/Contrast Essay|
|Planning an Argument|
|Aristotle: Logos, Ethos, Pathos|
|Toulmin: Claim, Support, Warrant|
|Audience and Purpose in Argument|
|Write a Draft|
|Write a Clear and Specific Opening|
|Sample Introductory Paragraphs|
|Write Complete Body Paragraphs|
|Compose a Topic Sentence|
|Develop Your Topic Sentence|
|Maintain Paragraph Unity|
|Sample Body Paragraphs|
|Write An Explicit Conclusion|
|Sample Concluding Paragraphs|
|Revise Your Essay|
|Edit Your Essay|
|Edit for Grammar|
|Verb Tense and Mood|
|Edit for Sentence Structure|
|Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers|
|Edit for Punctuation|
|Punctuation at the End of Sentences|
|Punctuation Within Sentences|
|Punctuation Within Words|
|Edit for Diction|
|Acknowledge Your Sources|
|MLA Method of Parenthetical Citation|
|Parenthetical Citations Within the Text of the Essay|
|Works Cited List|
|Sample MLA Works Cited Entries|
|APA Method of Parenthetical Citation|
|Parenthetical Citations Within the Text of the Essay|
|References List at the End of the Essay|
|Sample APA Reference List Entries|
|Chicago Manual of Style Method of Citing Sources|
|Source List at the End of the Essay|
|Sample CMS Bibliography Entries|
|Sample Academic Essays With Instructional Notes And Commentary|
|"What Predicts Adjustment Among College Students?|
|A Longitudinal Panel Study."|
|"Meeting Her Maker: Emily Dickinson's God."|
|"Saving the Vancouver Island Marmot."|
|"Is the United States Losing Its Productivity Advantage?"|
|"Getting Inked: Tattoos and College Students.?|
|An Anthology Of Academic Writing|
|Reading Actively and Critically|
|Visuals in Academic Writing|
|Joel Grossbard, et al., "Are Drinking Games Sports?|
|College Athlete Participation in Drinking Games and Alcohol-Related Problems."|
|"Faculty and College Student Beliefs about the Frequency of Student Academic Misconduct."|
|"From Sex to Sexuality: Exposing the Heterosexual Script on Primetime Network Television."|
|"Resurrecting and Updating the Teen Slasher: The Case of Scream."|
|"9/11 Conspiracy Theories: The 9/11 Truth Movement in Perspective."|
|"Global Anti-Americanism and the Lessons of the "French Exception."|
|"Fixing the Borders (Without a Wall)."|
|"The Shrinking Glaciers of Kilimanjaro: Can Global Warming Be Blamed?"|
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