9780547191041

Writing, Reading, and Research

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    9780547191041

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    0547191049

  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 7/22/2009
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Broadening the traditional notion of undergraduate research, this English composition text thoroughly covers the skills essential for developing a research paper: analytical reading, synthesizing, paraphrasing, and summarizing. Presenting the process of research in a practical sequence, the authors illustrate each stage of the process with examples of student and professional writing. Using a flexible and goal-oriented approach, the authors integrate coverage of writing, reading, and research with topical, interdisciplinary readings and a supportive research handbook. Unlike comparable books, Veit and Gould's WRITING, READING, AND RESEARCH, Eighth Edition leads off with a sample student paper in the first chapter, providing a foundation for students as they progress through each step of the research and writing process.

Table of Contents

Writing, Reading, And Research
Introduction to Writing and Research
Writing
Writing Habits and Strategies
Audience and Purpose
Student Writing."It's Not About Looking Cute"
Prewriting
Composing a First Draft
Guidelines: Peer Review
Student Writing
"A Night at the Roller Derby"
Peer Review
Revising
Editing and proofreading
Developing Your Own Writing Routines
Guidelines: Writing an Essay That Incorporates Primary Research
Research
Reading Selection
"The Holly Pageant"
Freewriting
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Additional Readings
"Passage to Manhood"
"The Price of Parsimony"
About the Rest of This Book
Introduction to Reading
Reading Habits and Strategies
Interpreting Texts
Audience
Tacit Knowledge
Context
Efferent and Aesthetic Approaches to Rading
Responding to Reading
Reading Response Groups
Practice Reading
"A Short History of Love"
Student Writings
Janet's Freewriting
Alex's Freewriting
Agnes's Freewriting
Guidelines: Group Work
Reading Selection
"The Future of Reading"
Freewriting
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Strategies for Reading
Inferences
Context
Strategies for Understanding
Surveying a Text
Prereading
Practice Reading
"Study Hard and You, Too, Can Deliver Pizza."
Responding to Textual Clues
Recognizing Transitions
Reading with a Pencil
Annotating and Underlining for Recall
Practice Reading
"Relationships with Maturing Children"
Guidelines: Annotating and Underlining for Recall
Practice Reading
"Keeping Parents off Campus"
Annotating to Stimulate Response
Practice Reading
"Some Geography, Some History"
Practice Reading
"The Dehydrated States of America"
Keeping a Reading Journal
Practice Reading
From Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
Checklist: Reading Strategies
Reading Selections
"Learning How to Learn"
"Adapting to College Life in an Era of Heightened Stress"
Freewriting
Group Work
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Additional Readings
"The Challenge of First-Generation College Students"
"Pressure and Competition"
Reading for the Main Idea
General and Specific Categories
Deductive and Inductive Organization
Thesis Statements and Topic Sentences
Identifying Topic Sentences
Restating the Main Idea
Paragraphs with Implied Main Ideas
Detecting Implications
Questioning Implications
A Further Comment on Paragraphs
Reading selection
"Girls Just Want to Be Mean"
Freewriting
Group Work
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Additional Reading
"Listen to Boys' Voices"
Paraphrasing
Paraphrasing as a Reading Strategy
Using Paraphrase in Writing
Paraphrasing for a Different Audience
Paraphrasing an Argument
Paraphrasing in Research Papers
Guidelines: Effective Paraphrasing
Reading Selection
"Another Day, Another Indignity"
Freewriting
Group Work
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Additional Reading
"Who Moved My Ability to Reason?"
Summarizing
Summary and Paraphrase
Writing Summaries
Guidelines: Summarizing Longer Passages
Practice Reading
"Stereotyping: Homogenizing People"
Uses of Summary
Summarizing an Argument
Summarizing in Research Papers
Guidelines: Effective Summarizing
Reading Selection
"What Meets the Eye"
Freewriting
Group Work
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Additional Readings
"The Great Sorority Purge"
"Fat Gregg is Dead"
Synthesizing
A Brief Summary Report
Practice Readings
Readings on Thomas Kinkade
Practice Readings
"Not a Pretty Picture"
Guidelines: Writing a Brief Summary Report
An Objective Report on Sources
Practice Readings
"Reagan Deserves Landmarks"
"The Rename Game"
The Obligation of Acknowledging Sources
The List of Works Cited
Parenthetical Notes
Reading Selection
"Service Learning"
Freewriting
Group Work
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Additional Readings
"Serve or Fail"
"Learning Outside of School: Service to the Community Lends Meaning to Education"
Analyzing Texts
Analyzing the Parts
Purpose
Audience
Main Idea
Development
Organization and Coherence
Writing a Brief Reading Analysis
Practice Readings
"Earnie's Nuns Are Pointing the Way"
Reading Selection
"Opening Ourselves to Unconditional Love in our Relationships with Students"
Freewriting
Group Work
Review Questions
Discussion Questions
Writing
Additional Readings
"Crossing the Fine Line Between Teacher and Therapist"
"Hollywood Goes to School"
Beginning a Research Project
The Research Paper
Primary and Secondary Research
Benefits of Doing Research
Learning an Essential Skill
Contributing to Scholarship
Gaining Personal Knowledge
The Research Process
A Research Assignment
The Finished Product
A Sample Standard Research Paper
Student Writing
"The Great Digital Shift in Music"
A Sample Personal Research Paper
Student Writing
"Human Papilloma Virus (HPV): The Most Common Sexually Transmitted Disease"
Your Research Schedule: Planning in Advance
A Research Notebook
Your Research Topic
Generating Ideas
Brainstorming
Developing an Idea: Clustering
Tools for Finding Sources
Beginning Your Research
Your Campus Library
Electronic Resources
Networks
Using Your Library's Research Tools
Finding Books and Other Library Holdings
Encyclopedias and Other General Reference Works
Finding Articles: Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers
Locating Periodicals
Microforms
Library Vandalism--A Crime Against Scholarship
Using Electronic Databases
A Sample Search for Periodical Sources
Finding Government Documents
Internet Resources
Web Search Engines
The Reference Librarian--The Most Resourceful Resource
Finding Sources Outside the Library: Conducting Interviews and Writing Letters
Interviewing Sources
Arranging the Interview
Conducting the Interview
Writing for Information
Still Other Sources
Putting Your Sources to Work
A Research Prospectus
The Working Bibliography
Using Your Sources
Reading Your Sources
Evaluating Your Sources
Narrowing Your Paper's Focus
Formulating and Refining a Plan
Taking Notes on Note Cards
Avoiding Plagiarism
Guidelines: Avoiding Plagiarism
Using Sources in Research Writing
The Conventions of Reporting
Options for Presenting Sources
Acknowledging Sources
Relying on Experts
Paraphrasing Sources
Quoting Sources
Punctuating Quotations
Altering Questions
When to Quote and When to Paraphrase
A Further Note on Plagiarism
Practice with Using Sources
Writing a Brief Objective Research Essay
Writing a Brief Subjective Research Essay
Writing and Revising the Research Paper
Getting Organized
Formulating a Thesis Statement
Sorting Your Notes
Updating Your Outline
Writing the First Good Draft
Guidelines: Research Writing
Some Practical Writing Tips
Getting Started
Writing the Opening
Writing the Conclusion
Giving Your Paper a Title
Editing and Revising
Reworking Your Paper
Checklist: Editing and Revising
Getting Advice from Other Readers
Typing and Proofreading Your Polished Draft
Argument: Reading, Writing, and Research
Emotional Persuasion
Logical Argument
The Structure of Logical Argument: Claims, Evidence and Values
Varieties of Evidence
Ethical and Emotional Appeals
An Informal Analysis of an Argument
Practice Reading
"Abolish the Penny"
A Critique of an Argument
Guidelines: Writing a Critique of an Argument
Practice Reading
"Workplace Worrywarts"
An Argumentative Research Essay
Purpose
Thesis
Audience
Persona
Evidence
Opposition
Organization
A Sample Argumentative Essay
Student Writing
"A Cure for World Hunger or 'Frankenfood'?: The Controversy over Genetically Modified Foods"
Research Paper Reference Handbook
List of Work Cited(MLA Format)
Bibliographic Formats
General Guidelines--MLA Format
Citing Electronic Sources
Model Entries--MLA Format
Sources in Books
Books
Selections from Books
Sources in Periodicals and Newspapers
Other Sources
Internet and Electronic Sources
Parenthetical Notes (MLA Format)
Types of Notes
Parenthetical Notes
Some Special Cases
When Are Notes Needed?
How Many Notes Are Enough?
How Much Material Can One Note Cover?
Information Footnotes
Research Paper Format (MLA Style)
Format for your Polished Draft
A Formal Outline
Standard Numbering System
Paper Title
Decimal System
Topic and Sentence Outlines
APA Format
Formats Other Than MLA
APA Style
APA Bibliographic Citations (Reference List)
Model Entries
Books
Selections from Books
Periodicals and Newspapers
Other Sources
Internet and Electronic Sources
Notes APA Style
Sample Pages in APA Style
Format Featuring Numbered References
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