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Reading And Writing In The Academic Community,9780131931336

Reading And Writing In The Academic Community

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0131931334
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Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
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Pearson College Div
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Summary

Reading and Writing in the Academic Communityis a comprehensive rhetoric with engaging, timely readings. The authors wrote their book to include more coverage of the writing process to better meet the needs of students than other books in this market. The text presents the major types of academic writing students encounter as undergraduates while giving full consideration to the writing process and the basics of rhetoric. This text makes few assumptions about students'prior academic experience and provides explicit, step-by-step instruction in paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, writing essays in response to readings, composing synthesis essays, and using sources to compose comparison-and-contrast essays, argument essays, analysis essays, evaluation essays, and research papers.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
To the Student
xi
To the Instructor
xiii
Supplementary Material for Instructors and Students
xiv
Acknowledgments xv
INTRODUCTION The Academic Community and Its Conventions 1(10)
Learning the Conventions
3(1)
Goals of This Textbook
3(8)
PART I Reading and Writing Conventions 11(84)
CHAPTER 1 Reading Academic Texts
12(31)
A Comprehensive Strategy for the Reading Process
13(23)
Reading for Content
14(8)
Reading for Genre, Organization, and Stylistic Features
22(9)
Reading for Rhetorical Context
31(5)
Reading and Interpretation
36(1)
Tackling Difficult Course Readings
37(6)
CHAPTER 2 Learning the Basic Conventions: Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting
43(52)
Setting Rhetorical Goals
43(3)
Considering Your Audience
46(2)
Identifying Your Sources
48(5)
Avoiding Plagiarism
53(2)
The Summarizing Process
55(11)
Creating a Graphic Overview
55(4)
Compressing information
59(4)
Creating a Sentence Outline
63(2)
Documenting Summaries
65(1)
The Paraphrasing Process
66(7)
Strategies for Paraphrasing
67(6)
Direct Quoting
73(9)
Reasons for Direct Quoting
73(2)
Altering Quotations
75(2)
Documenting Quotations
77(2)
Weaving Quotations into Your Essay
79(3)
Incorporating Quotations, Paraphrases, and Summaries into Essays
82(6)
The Summary Essay
88(7)
PART II Writing as Process 95(112)
CHAPTER 3 The Response Essay: An Example of the Composing Process
98(42)
Response Essays: An Introduction
98(6)
Writing Response Essays
104(28)
Prewriting
104(14)
Drafting
118(6)
Revising
124(8)
Expanding Your Rhetorical Goal
132(8)
CHAPTER 4 Revising Essays for Style
140(32)
What Is Style?
140(3)
Stylistic Choices in Academic Writing
143(2)
Students as Academic Stylists
145(5)
Inflated Language
147(3)
Realizing Your Stylistic Intentions
150(22)
Move from Writer-Based to Reader-Based Prose
150(2)
Vary the Structure and Length of Your Sentences
152(10)
Strengthen Your Verbs
162(2)
Making Your Writing Concise by Cutting Ineffective Words and Expressions and Eliminating Needless Repetition
164(3)
Liven Up Your Writing with Detail
167(3)
Avoid Sexist Language
170(2)
CHAPTER 5 Editing for Correctness
172(35)
Basic Sentence Structure
173(3)
Clauses and Sentences
173(3)
Sentence Fragments
176(3)
Fragments as Stylistic Devices
178(1)
Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices
179(3)
More Advice for Detecting Run-ons and Comma Splices
181(1)
Elliptical Constructions
182(2)
Dangling Constructions
184(1)
Parallel Structure
185(1)
Subject-Verb Agreement
186(2)
Pronouns
188(4)
Clear Antecedents
188(1)
Other Mismatches Between Pronouns and Their Antecedents
189(1)
Pronoun Consistency
190(2)
Tense Switching
192(1)
Misused Words
193(2)
Punctuation
195(13)
Commas
196(3)
Apostrophes
199(2)
Semicolons and Colons
201(6)
PART III Writing for College Courses 207(226)
CHAPTER 6 Composing Multiple-Source Essays
208(56)
Comparing and Contrasting Sources
208(24)
Uses of Comparison and Contrast
209(1)
Rhetorical Purpose for Comparison-and-Contrast Essays
210(6)
Writing an Essay that Compares and Contrasts Sources
216(16)
Summary of Multiple Sources
232(3)
Objective Synthesis
235(7)
Essay Written in Response to Multiple Sources
242(6)
Writing a Synthesis for a Specific Purpose
248(16)
CHAPTER 7 Drawing on Sources for an Argument Essay
264(40)
The Argument Essay
267(10)
Finding an Issue and Staking Out Your Position
277(21)
Formulating a Thesis
278(1)
Supporting Your Thesis
279(1)
Marshaling Solid Evidence and Making a Strong Case
280(9)
Considering Your Audience and Identifying Your Readers' Needs
289(1)
Organizing and Arranging the Argument Essay
290(8)
Writing an Argument Essay
298(6)
Prewriting
298(3)
Drafting
301(1)
Revising
302(1)
Editing
303(1)
CHAPTER 8 Analysis and Evaluation
304(52)
Rhetorical Analysis and Evaluation as Opposed to Response
304(2)
Rhetorical Analysis
306(3)
Writing a Rhetorical Analysis Essay
309(8)
Prewriting
309(6)
Drafting
315(1)
Revising
315(2)
Editing
317(1)
Evaluation
317(12)
Writing an Evaluation Essay
329(4)
Prewriting
329(3)
Drafting
332(1)
Revising
332(1)
Editing
333(1)
Exploratory Analysis
333(9)
Writing an Exploratory Analysis Essay
342(5)
Prewriting
342(3)
Drafting
345(1)
Revising
345(1)
Editing
346(1)
Analysis and Evaluation of Images
347(9)
CHAPTER 9 Writing Research Papers
356(52)
Research as Process
357(1)
Prewriting
358(27)
Setting a Schedule
358(1)
Selecting a Topic
359(3)
Developing a Research Strategy
362(2)
Exploring Virtual Libraries
364(1)
Using Electronic Retrieval Systems
364(3)
Choosing Where to Do Research,
367(2)
Finding Information in an Academic Library
369(6)
Finding Information on the World Wide Web
375(6)
Collecting Information Through Surveys and Interviews
381(2)
Evaluating Information Sources
383(1)
Excerpting Relevant Information from Sources
383(2)
Drafting
385(5)
Synthesizing Sources
385(1)
Arguing, Analyzing, and Evaluating
385(1)
Drafting a Thesis
386(1)
Deriving a Plan
387(1)
Creating an Outline
388(2)
Writing from Your Outline
390(1)
Revising
390(5)
Using Correct Manuscript Form
390(5)
Revising on the Basis of Reader Comments
395(1)
Editing
395(13)
CHAPTER 10 Personal Essay: Literacy Narrative
408(25)
Features of the Genre
419(3)
Reflecting on Your Experiences as a Writer
422(12)
Prewriting
423(5)
Drafting
428(1)
Revising
428(3)
Editing
431(2)
PART IV Reading Selections 433(97)
CHAPTER 11 Grades and Learning
434(18)
LIZ MANDRELL
"Zen and the Art of Grade Motivation"
435(6)
JERRY FARBER
"A Young Person's Guide to the Grading System"
441(4)
STEVEN VOGEL
"Grades and Money"
445(4)
STEPHEN RAY FLORA AND STACY SUZANNE POPONAK
"Childhood Pay for Grades Is Related to College Grade Point Averages"
449(2)
Writing Assignments for Chapter 11
451(1)
CHAPTER 12 Technology and Identity
452(19)
STEVE MANN
"Cyborg Seeks Community"
453(6)
DAVID BROOKS
"Time to Do Everything But Think"
459(2)
SHERRY TURKLE
"Cyberspace and Identity"
461(8)
Writing Assignments for Chapter 12
469(2)
CHAPTER 13 Tastes in Popular Music
471(18)
DAVE BARRY
"Bad Songs"
472(5)
WILLIAM J. BENNETT
"What Hath the Beatles Wrought? Rock-&-Roll and the Collapse of Authority"
477(3)
MICHAEL J. BUDDS
"From Fine Romance to Good Rockin'-and Beyond: Look What They've Done to My Song"
480(8)
Writing Assignments for Chapter 13
488(1)
CHAPTER 14 Visual Culture: Family Photography
489(20)
Freewriting
490(1)
Generations of an American Family: A Collection of Images
491(17)
Writing Assignments for Chapter 14
508(1)
CHAPTER 15 Racial Profiling in America
509(21)
PAIGE BYRNE SHORTAL
"Profiling the Children of God"
510(2)
JOHN DERBYSHIRE
"Racial Profiling, Burning Hotter"
512(4)
YOLANDA T. MOSES
"Race, Higher Education, and American Society"
516(12)
Writing Assignments for Chapter 15
528(2)
APPENDIX Documenting Sources 530(7)
MLA Documentation Style
530(3)
APA Documentation Style
533(4)
Works Cited 537(3)
Photograph Credits 540(2)
Index 542


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