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Reading Rhetorically, Brief Edition

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780321165244

ISBN10:
0321165241
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2004
Publisher(s):
Longman

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Summary

Offering concise yet thorough treatment of academic reading and writing in college, Reading Rhetorically, Brief Edition shows readers how to analyze texts by recognizing rhetorical strategies and genre conventions, and how to incorporate other writers' texts into their own research-based papers. & Teaches readers how to read and write for academic purposes. Anyone interested in academic writing.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
Part One: Reading Rhetorically
Your Life as a Reader
3(10)
Exploring Your Reading Life
4(1)
Taking Stock of Why You Read
5(1)
For Writing and Discussion
5(2)
Summary
7(1)
Scenes of Reading
7(6)
A Brief Writing Project
7(2)
Option 1: Memories
Option 2: Observations
Option 3: Interviews
The Writing Life
9(1)
Gloria Naylor
Reading on the Fourth of July
10(2)
Virginia Chappell
A Lawyer and His Reading
12(1)
Melissa Martinie
The Special Demands of Academic Reading
13(14)
Reading as Conversation
14(2)
For Writing and Discussion
16(1)
Challenges Presented by Academic Reading
17(1)
Rhetorical Reading as an Academic Strategy
18(1)
Questions That Rhetorical Readers Ask
19(1)
Writers' Purposes Versus Readers' Purposes
20(1)
A Further Look at Writers' Purposes
21(5)
Expressing and Reflecting
22(1)
Inquiring and Exploring
22(1)
Informing and Explaining
22(1)
Analyzing and Interpreting
23(1)
Taking a Stand
23(1)
Evaluating and Judging
24(1)
Proposing Solutions
25(1)
Seeking Common Ground
25(1)
Summary
26(1)
Strategies for Reading Rhetorically
27(18)
Reading and Writing as Acts of Composing
27(2)
The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently
29(1)
Thomas Lux
For Writing and Discussion
29(2)
Texts and Their Rhetorical Contexts
31(1)
An Extended Example: Articles About Teenagers' Sleep Habits
31(1)
For Writing and Discussion
32(2)
Learning from the Practices of Experienced Readers
34(2)
Building a Context for Reading
35(1)
For Writing and Discussion
36(3)
Matching Strategies with a Text's Genre
37(1)
Matching Strategies with Purpose for Reading
38(1)
Taking Stock of How You Read
39(1)
For Writing and Discussion
39(1)
Summary
40(5)
Sources of the Article Excerpts About Teenagers' Sleep Patterns
41(4)
Part Two: Reading and Responding to Texts
Listening to a Text
45(24)
Writing as You Read
46(1)
Preparing to Read
47(4)
Identifying Your Purpose
47(1)
Recalling Background Knowledge
48(1)
Reconstructing Rhetorical Context
48(2)
Spot Reading
50(1)
For Writing and Discussion
51(1)
Listening as You Read Initially
52(4)
Noting Organizational Signals
53(1)
Marking Unfamiliar Terms and References
53(1)
Identifying Points of Difficulty
53(1)
Annotating
54(2)
For Writing and Discussion
56(1)
Listening as You Reread
56(3)
Mapping the Idea Structure
56(2)
Descriptive Outlining
58(1)
For Writing and Discussion
59(5)
Composing a Summary
59(2)
Jenny's Process Notes for Writing a Summary
61(1)
Jenny's Summary
61(1)
Checklist for Evaluating Summaries
62(1)
Writing a Rhetorical Precis
62(1)
Structure of a Rhetorical Precis
63(1)
Jenny's Rhetorical Precis
63(1)
Summary
64(1)
A Brief Writing Project
64(5)
Who Cares If Johnny Can't Read?
65(4)
Larissa MacFarquhar
Questioning a Text
69(22)
What It Means to Question a Text
69(1)
Strategies for Questioning a Text
70(1)
Examining a Writer's Credibility
70(1)
For Writing and Discussion
71(3)
Examining a Writer's Appeals to Reason
71(1)
Claims
72(1)
Reasons
72(1)
Evidence
73(1)
Assumptions
73(1)
Examining a Writer's Strategies for Engaging Readers
74(1)
For Writing and Discussion
74(2)
Examining a Writer's Language
75(1)
For Writing and Discussion
76(3)
Examining a Text's Ideology
77(2)
For Writing and Discussion
79(1)
Exploring Your Responses to a Text
80(1)
Before/After Reflections
80(1)
For Writing and Discussion
81(2)
The Believing and Doubting Game
81(1)
Jenny's Believing-Doubting Game Freewrite
81(2)
Interviewing the Author
83(1)
Jenny's Interview Questions
83(1)
Applying Rhetorical Reading Strategies: An Example
83(4)
Jenny's Assignment to Examine Rhetorical Strategies
84(1)
Jenny's Paper: Who Cares If the Value of Books Is Overstated?
84(3)
For Writing and Discussion
87(1)
Summary
87(4)
Part Three: The Rhetorical Reader as Writer
Writing About Reading: The Special Demands of Academic Writing
91(18)
Overview of Part Three
92(1)
Typical Reading-Based Writing Assignments Across the Curriculum
93(5)
Writing to Understand Course Content More Fully
93(1)
In-Class Freewriting
94(1)
Reading or Learning Logs
94(1)
Double-Entry Notebooks
94(1)
One-Page Response Papers or Thought Pieces
94(1)
Writing to Report Your Understanding of What a Text Says
95(1)
Writing to Practice the Conventions of a Particular Type of Text
96(1)
Writing to Make Claims About a Text
97(1)
Writing to Extend the Conversation
97(1)
Asserting Your Authority as a Reader and Writer
98(1)
Seeing Writing as a Process of ``Putting in Your Oar''
99(8)
Strategies for Getting Started
99(2)
Strategies for Generating Ideas
101(1)
Strategies for Writing a First Draft
101(2)
Strategies for Evaluating Your Draft for Revision
103(1)
Strategies for Peer Response and Revision
103(1)
Tips for Offering Feedback to Others
104(1)
Tips for Using Feedback to Revise
105(1)
Strategies for Editing and Polishing Your Final Draft
105(2)
Summary
107(2)
Using Rhetorical Reading to Conduct Research
109(14)
Choosing Readings
110(7)
Jenny's Assignment to Extend the Conversation
111(1)
Formulating Questions: Know What You're Looking For
111(1)
Question Analysis
112(1)
Clarifying Your Purpose
113(1)
Prompts for Question Analysis
113(1)
Excerpts from Jenny's Research Log
114(1)
Discerning Purpose in Potential Sources
115(2)
For Writing and Discussion
117(1)
Evaluating Potential Sources
117(4)
Library Databases and Web Search Engines
117(1)
Questions About Relevance
118(1)
Questions About Currency and Scope
119(1)
Questions About Authors and Experts
119(1)
Questions About Publishers and Sponsors
120(1)
More Excerpts from Jenny's Research Log
121(1)
Summary
122(1)
Making Knowledge: Incorporating Reading into Writing
123(22)
Summary, Paraphrase, and Direct Quotation
124(5)
Using Summary
124(1)
Using Paraphrase
125(2)
Using Direct Quotation
127(2)
For Writing and Discussion
129(1)
Avoiding Plagiarism
130(2)
Attributive Tags
132(2)
Citation Conventions
134(5)
Formats for In-Text Citations
136(1)
Placement Guidelines
136(1)
Page Number Guidelines
136(1)
Author and Title Guidelines
137(2)
Summary
139(1)
Incorporating Reading into Writing: An Example
140(1)
Jenny's Paper: Romance Fiction: Brain Candy or Culturally Nutritious?
140(5)
Appendix: Building a Citation
145(18)
Basic Guidelines for Works Cited Lists
145(1)
Citation Formats for Books
146(5)
Citation Formats for Articles in Periodicals
151(4)
Citation Formats for World Wide Web Sources
155(3)
Citation Formats for Other Materials and Media
158(5)
Credits 163(2)
Index 165


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