9781319071240

From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Practical Guide

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  • ISBN13:

    9781319071240

  • ISBN10:

    1319071244

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2017-11-21
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

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Summary

From Inquiry to Academic Writing helps students understand academic culture and its ways of reading, thinking, and writing. With a practical and now widely proven step-by-step approach, this text demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing.



The fourth edition provides extensive coverage of academic habits and skills: reflection, summary, synthesis, and visual analysis. More than 40 readings, one quarter of which are new, bring students into debates that not only bear on their college careers but also reflect larger cultural issues that they will encounter outside the academy.



Combine the text with LaunchPad forFrom Inquiry to Academic Writing for even more engaging content and new ways to get the most out of your course. This LaunchPad includes



  • Interactive exercises and tutorials for reading, writing, and research;

  • LearningCurve, adaptive, game-like practice that helps students focus on the topics where they need the most help, such as fallacies, claims, evidence, and other key elements of argument;

  • Text-specific reading comprehension quizzes.

  • Practice sequences to help students apply the strategies of observing, asking questions, and examining alternatives.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS


Preface for Instructors


How This Book Supports WPA Outcomes for First-Year Composition



1 Starting with Inquiry: Habits of Mind of Academic Writers


What Is Academic Writing?


What Are the Habits of Mind of Academic Writers?


Academic Writers Make Inquiries


Steps to Inquiry



  • A Practice Sequence: Inquiry Activities

Academic Writers Seek and Value Complexity


Steps to Seeking and Valuing Complexity


A Practice Sequence: Seeking and Valuing Complexity


Academic Writers See Writing as a Conversation


Steps to Joining an Academic Conversation


A Practice Sequence: Joining an Academic Conversation


Academic Writers Understand That Writing Is a Process


Steps to Collecting Information and Material§ Steps to Drafting


Steps to Revising


Academic Writers Reflect


Steps to Reflection


A Practice Sequence: Reflection Activities


Becoming Academic: Three Narratives


Ta-Nehisi Coates, from Between the World and Me


Richard Rodriguez, Scholarship Boy


Gerald Graff, Disliking Books


§ A Practice Sequence: Composing a Literacy Narrative



2 From Reading as a Writer to Writing as a Reader


Reading as an Act of Composing: Annotating


Reading as a Writer: Analyzing a Text Rhetorically


E.D. Hirsch, Jr., Preface to Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know


Steps to Analyzing a Text Rhetorically


A Practice Sequence: Analyzing a Text Rhetorically


Eugene F. Provenzo, Jr., Hirsch’s Desire for a National Curriculum


Writing as a Reader: Composing a Rhetorical Analysis


David Tyack, Whither History Textbooks?


An Annotated Student Rhetorical Analysis


Quentin Collie, "Rhetorical Analysis of ‘Whither History Textbooks?"


Writing a Rhetorical Analysis


Sherry Turkle, "The Flight from Conversation"


A Practice Sequence: Writing a Rhetorical Analysis




3 From Writing Summaries to Writing Yourself into Academic Conversations


Summaries, Paraphrases, and Quotations


Writing a Paraphrase


Steps to Writing a Paraphrase


A Practice Sequence: Writing a Paraphrase


Writing a Summary


Clive Thompson, On the New Literacy


Steps to Writing a Summary


A Practice Sequence: Writing a Summary


Writing Yourself into Academic Conversations


Steps to Writing Yourself into an Academic Conversation


A Practice Sequence: Writing Yourself into an Academic Conversation


Tom Standage, History Retweets Itself



4 From Identifying Claims to Analyzing Arguments


Identifying Types of Claims


Dana Radcliffe, Dashed Hopes: Why Aren’t Social Media Delivering Democracy?


Steps to Identifying Claims


A Practice Sequence: Identifying Claims


Analyzing Arguments


Identify Concessions


Identify Counterarguments


Analyze the Reasons Used to Support a Claim


Steps to Evaluating Support for a Claim


An Annotated Student Argument


Marques Camp, The End of the World May Be Nigh, and It’s the Kindle’s Fault


Steps to Analyzing an Argument


A Practice Sequence: Analyzing an Argument


Susan D. Blum, The United States of (Non) Reading: The End of Civilization or a New Era?


Analyzing and Comparing Arguments


Stuart Rojsatczer, Grade Inflation Gone Wild


Phil Primack, Doesn’t Anyone Get a C Anymore?


A Practice Sequence: Analyzing and Comparing Arguments



5 From Identifying Issues to Forming Questions


Identifying Issues


Steps to Identifying Issues


Identifying Issues in an Essay


Anna Quindlen, Doing Nothing Is Something


A Practice Sequence: Identifying Issues


Formulating Issue-Based Questions


Steps to Formulating and Issue-Based Question


A Practice Sequence: Formulating an Issue-Based Question


An Academic Essay for Analysis


William Deresiewicz, The End of Solitude



6 From Formulating to Developing a Thesis


Working Versus Definitive Theses


Developing a Working Thesis: Four Models


The Correcting-Misinterpretations Model


The Filling-the-Gap Model


The Modifying-What-Others-Have-Said Model


The Hypothesis-Testing Model


Steps to Formulating a Working Thesis: Four Models


A Practice Sequence: Identifying Types of Theses


Establishing a Context for Stating a Thesis


Steps to Establishing a Context for a Thesis


An Annotated Student Introduction: Providing a Context for a Thesis


Colin O’Neill, Money Matters: Framing the College Access Debate


Analyze the Context of a Thesis


Kris Gutierrez, from Teaching Toward Possibility: Building Cultural Supports for Robust Learning


A Practice Sequence: Building a Thesis


An Annotated Student Essay: Stating and Supporting a Thesis


Veronica Stafford, Texting and Literacy



7 From Finding to Evaluating Sources


Identifying Sources


A Practice Sequence: Identifying Sources


Searching for Sources


A Practice Sequence: Searching for Sources


Evaluating Library Sources


A Practice Sequence: Evaluating Library Sources


Evaluating Internet Sources


A Practice Sequence: Evaluating Internet Sources


Writing an Annotated Bibliography


Steps to Writing an Annotated Bibliography


A Practice Sequence: Writing an Annotated Bibliography



8 From Synthesis to Researched Argument


Synthesis Versus Summary


Writing a Synthesis


Paul Rogat Loeb, Making Our Lives Count


Anne Colby and Thomas Ehrlich et al, Undergraduate Education and the Development of Moral and Civic Responsibility


Laurie Ouellette, Citizen Brand: ABC and the Do Good Turn in US Television


Steps to Writing a Synthesis


A Practice Sequence: Writing a Synthesis


Dan Kennedy, Political Blogs: Teaching Us Lessons about Community


John Dickerson, Don’t Fear Twitter


Steve Grove, You Tube: The Flattening of Politics


Avoiding Plagiarism


Steps to Avoiding Plagiarism


Integrating Quotations into Your Writing


Steps to Integrating Quotations in Your Writing


A Practice Sequence: Integrating Quotations


An Annotated Student Researched Argument: Synthesizing Sources


Nancy Paul, A Greener Approach to Groceries: Community Based Agriculture in LaSalle Square



9 From Ethos to Logos: Appealing to Your Readers


Connecting with Readers: A Sample Argument


James Loewen, The Land of Opportunity


Appealing to Ethos


Steps to Appealing to Ethos


Appealing to Pathos


Steps to Appealing to Pathos


A Practice Sequence: Appealing to Ethos and Pathos


Appealing to Logos: Using Reason and Evidence to Fit the Situation


Steps to Appealing to Logos


Recognizing Logical Fallacies


Analyzing the Appeals in a Researched Argument


Meredith Minkler, Community-Based Research Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities


A Practice Sequence: Analyzing the Appeals in a Researched Argument



10 From Image to Text


Analyzing Visual Rhetoric: Advertisements


Steps to Visual Analysis


A Practice Sequence: Analyzing the Rhetoric of an Advertisement


Further Advertisements for Analysis


Analyzing Visual Rhetoric: Maps, Tables or Charts, and Graphs


Using Maps to Make a Point


Using Photographs to Provide Context or Stir Emotions


Emily Badger, Mapped: The Place Where Most Public School Children Are Poor


Using Tables to Capture the Issue and Present Findings


Susan B. Neuman and Donna Celano, Access to Print in Low-Income and


Middle-Income Communities: An Ecological Study of Four Neighborhoods


Using Graphs to Present Findings


Steps to Using Visuals in Writing an Argument


A Practice Sequence: Using Visuals to Enhance an Argument



11 From Introductions to Conclusions: Drafting an Essay


Drafting Introductions


Steps to Drafting Introductions: Five Strategies


A Practice Sequence: Drafting an Introduction


Developing Paragraphs


Elizabeth Martinez, Reinventing ‘America’: Call for a New National Identity


Steps to Developing Paragraphs


A Practice Sequence: Working with Paragraphs


Drafting Conclusions


Steps to Drafting Conclusions: Five Strategies


A Practice Sequence: Drafting a Conclusion


Analyzing Strategies for Writing: From Introductions to Conclusions


Barbara Ehrenreich, Cultural Baggage



12 From Revising to Editing: Working with Peer Groups


Revising versus Editing


The Peer Editing Process


Steps in the Peer Editing Process


Peer Groups in Action: A Sample Session


An Annotated Student Draft


Rebcca Jegier, Student-Centered Learning: Catering to Students’ Impatience


Working with Early Drafts


Tasha Taylor (student writer), Memory through Photography


Working with Later Drafts


Tasha Taylor (student writer), Memory through Photography


Working with Final Drafts


Tasha Taylor (student writer), Memory through Photography


Further Suggestions for Peer Editing Groups



13 Other Methods of Inquiry: Interviews and Focus Groups


Why Do Original Research?


Getting Started: Writing an Idea Sheet


A Student’s Annotated Idea Sheet


Dan Grace (student writer), Idea Sheet for Parent/Child Autism Study


Getting Started: Writing a Proposal


Steps to Writing a Proposal


An Annotated Student Proposal


Laura Hartigan (student writer), Proposal for Research: The Affordances of Multimodal, Creative Writing and Academic Writing


Interviewing


Steps to Interviewing


Using Focus Groups


Steps for Conducting a Focus Group

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