Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, Brief Edition

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This portable writing guide and reader presents five highly engaging chapters of readings from five disciplines (communication, psychology, sociology, health, marketing) and a brief writing guide that covers the skills of summary, critique, analysis, and synthesis.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Student
How To WriteSummaries, Critiques, Syntheses, And Analyses
What is a Summary?
Can a Summary Be Objective?
Using the Summary
The Reading Process
How to Write Summaries
Demonstration: Summary
Avoiding Plagiarism
Critical Reading and Critique
Critical Reading
Demonstration: Critique
Practice Critique
What Is a Synthesis?
Using Your Sources
Types of Syntheses: Argument and Explanatory
How to Write Syntheses
The Argument Synthesis
Demonstration: Developing a Source-Based Argument Synthesis
Developing and Organizing Support for Your Arguments
The Comparison-and-Contrast Synthesis
The Explanatory Synthesis
What Is an Analysis?
Demonstration of Analysis
How to Write Analyses
Analysis: A Tool for Understanding
II. An Anthology of Readings
Marriage and Family in America
The Satisfactions of Housewifery and Motherhood/ Paradise Lost
The Radical Idea of Marrying for Love
The State of Our Unions, David Popenoe and Barbara Dafoe Whitehead
Debunking Myths about Marriage and Families
A Debate on Gay Marriage, Andrew Sullivan
Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path-to Motherhood
What Yale Women Want, and Why It Is Misguided
A Marriage Agreement
The Myth of Co-Parenting: How It Was Supposed to Be. How It Was
My Problem with Her Anger
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
Obedience to Authority
Opinions and Social Pressure
The Perils of Obedience
Review of Stanley Milgram's Experiments on Obedience
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem
Uncivil Disobedience: Violating the Rules for Breaking the Law
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
American Studies
What's Happening at the Mall?
Shopping for American Culture
A Brief History of Malls
The Mall as Civic/Cultural Center
The Mall as Disneyland
The Mall as Prison
The Mall as Sacred Space
The Mall as Setting for Authentic Life
The Mall as Refuge
The Mall as Threat to Democratic Values
Mallaise: How to Know If You Have It
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
To Sleep
A Third of Life
Improving Sleep
America's Sleep-Deprived Teens Nodding off at School, Behind the Wheel, National Sleep Foundation
When Worlds Collide: Adolescent Need for Sleep vs. Societal Demands
Sleep Debt and the Mortgaged Mind
The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index
How Sleep Debt Hurts College Students
Starting Time and School Life
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
Business/ Communications
New and Improved: Six Decades of Advertising
Advertising's Fifteen Basic Appeals
Making the Pitch in Print Advertising
Elements of Effective Layout
A Portfolio of Advertisements: 1945-2003
Synthesis Activities
Research Activities
Appendix: A Quick Guide to Avoiding Plagiarism
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