Reading Rhetorically, Brief Edition

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  • Copyright: 2007-01-01
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Offering concise yet thorough treatment of academic reading and writing in college,Reading Rhetorically, Brief Editionshows readers how to analyze texts by recognizing rhetorical strategies and genre conventions, and how to incorporate other writersrs" 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

Prefacep. xiv
Reading Rhetorically
Reading for Academic Writingp. 3
The Challenges of Academic Readingp. 5
Reading and Writing as Conversationp. 7
For Writing and Discussionp. 9
Reading Rhetorically as an Academic Strategyp. 10
Writers' Purposesp. 10
For Writing and Discussionp. 11
Writers' Purposes Versus Readers' Purposesp. 11
Questions That Rhetorical Readers Askp. 16
Questions for Reading Rhetoricallyp. 16
Taking Stock of Why You Readp. 17
For Writing and Discussionp. 17
Summaryp. 18
Strategies for Reading Rhetoricallyp. 20
Reading and Writing as Acts of Composingp. 20
Thomas Lux, The Voice You Hear When You Read Silently (Poem)p. 22
For Writing and Discussionp. 22
Texts and Their Rhetorical Contextsp. 24
An Extended Example: Articles About Teenagers' Sleep Habitsp. 25
For Writing and Discussionp. 26
Learning from the Practices of Experienced Readersp. 28
Building a Context for Readingp. 28
For Writing and Discussionp. 29
Matching Strategies with a Text's Genrep. 31
Matching Strategies with Purpose for Readingp. 32
Taking Stock of How You Readp. 33
For Writing and Discussionp. 34
Summaryp. 35
Sources of the Article Excerpts About Teenagers' Sleep Patternsp. 35
Listening to a Textp. 36
Writing as You Readp. 37
Preparing to Readp. 38
Identifying Your Purposep. 38
Recalling Background Knowledgep. 39
Using Visual Elements to Plan and Predictp. 39
For Writing and Discussionp. 43
Reconstructing Rhetorical Contextp. 43
Spot Readingp. 44
For Writing and Discussionp. 46
Listening As You Read Initiallyp. 47
Noting Organizational Signalsp. 48
Marking Unfamiliar Terms and Referencesp. 48
Identifying Points of Difficultyp. 48
Connecting the Visual to the Verbalp. 49
Annotatingp. 52
For Writing and Discussionp. 53
Listening As You Rereadp. 54
Mapping the Idea Structurep. 54
Descriptive Outliningp. 55
For Writing and Discussionp. 57
Composing a Summaryp. 58
Composing a Summaryp. 60
Checklist for Evaluating Summariesp. 61
How to Structure a Rhetorical Precisp. 62
Writing a Rhetorical Precisp. 62
Summaryp. 63
A Brief Writing Projectp. 63
Larissa MacFarquhar, Who Cares If Johnny Can't Read?p. 64
Anthony Weston, The Need for Environmental Ethicsp. 67
Questioning a Textp. 71
What It Means to Question a Textp. 71
Strategies for Questioning a Textp. 72
Examining a Writer's Credibilityp. 73
For Writing and Discussionp. 73
Examining a Writer's Appeals to Reasonp. 74
For Writing and Discussionp. 76
Examining a Writer's Strategies for Engaging Readersp. 77
For Writing and Discussionp. 77
Examining a Writer's Languagep. 78
For Writing and Discussionp. 79
Examining a Text's Use of Visual Elementsp. 80
For Writing and Discussionp. 82
Examining a Text's Ideologyp. 85
For Writing and Discussionp. 87
Exploring Your Responses to a Textp. 87
Before/After Reflectionsp. 88
For Writing and Discussionp. 88
The Believing and Doubting Gamep. 89
Interviewing the Authorp. 91
Writing a Rhetorical Analysis Paper: Guidelines and an Examplep. 91
Guidelines for Writing a Rhetorical Analysisp. 92
An Example of a Rhetorical Analysis Paperp. 93
For Writing and Discussionp. 97
Summaryp. 97
The Rhetorical Reader as Writer
Writing About Reading: The Special Demands of Academic Writingp. 101
Overview of Part Twop. 102
Typical Reading-Based Writing Assignments Across the Curriculump. 103
Writing to Understand Course Content More Fullyp. 103
Writing to Report Your Understanding of What a Text Saysp. 106
Writing to Practice the Conventions of a Particular Type of Textp. 106
Writing to Make Claims About a Textp. 107
Writing to Extend the Conversationp. 108
Asserting Your Authority as a Reader and Writerp. 108
Managing Your Writing Processp. 109
Strategies for Getting Startedp. 110
Strategies for Generating Ideasp. 111
Strategies for Writing a First Draftp. 112
Strategies for Evaluating Your Draft for Revisionp. 113
Strategies for Peer Response and Revisionp. 113
Strategies for Editing and Polishing Your Final Draftp. 116
Summaryp. 117
Using Rhetorical Reading to Conduct Researchp. 118
Formulating Questionsp. 119
Clarifying Your Purposep. 120
Question Analysisp. 121
For Writing and Discussionp. 124
Planning Your Search: Background Informationp. 124
Publication Contextsp. 124
Library Databases and Web Search Enginesp. 125
Print Periodicals as a Starting Pointp. 126
Evaluating Potential Sourcesp. 127
Questions to Ask About Relevancep. 127
Questions to Ask About Currency and Scopep. 128
Questions to Ask About Authors and Expertsp. 129
Questions to Ask About Publishers and Sponsorsp. 130
Summaryp. 132
Making Knowledge: Incorporating Reading into Writingp. 133
Summary, Paraphrase, and Direct Quotationp. 134
Using Summaryp. 134
Using Paraphrasep. 136
Guidelines for Effective Paraphrasep. 136
Using Direct Quotationp. 138
For Writing and Discussionp. 139
Guidelines for Using Direct Quotations Effectivelyp. 140
Avoiding Plagiarismp. 140
Using Attributive Tagsp. 143
Guidelines for Using Attributive Tags Effectivelyp. 146
Using Parenthetical Citationsp. 146
Understanding Academic Citation Conventionsp. 147
MLA In-Text Citationsp. 148
APA In-Text Citationsp. 153
Summaryp. 160
Incorporating Reading into Writing: An Example in MLA Formatp. 160
Building a Citation with MLA and APA Formatsp. 167
The Basics for MLA and APA Citation Listsp. 167
Setting Up MLA and APA Listsp. 167
Process Advice About Preparing MLA and APA Listsp. 168
MLA Citation Formats for Booksp. 168
Model Book Citationsp. 169
MLA Citation Formats for Articles in Periodicalsp. 173
Information to Include When Citing Periodicalsp. 173
Model Article Citationsp. 175
MLA Citation Formats for Internet Sourcesp. 176
Information to Include When Citing Internet Sourcesp. 177
Model Internet Citationsp. 179
MLA Citation Formats for Other Materials and Mediap. 182
APA Citation Formats for Booksp. 184
Information to Include When Citing Booksp. 184
Model Book Citationsp. 185
APA Citation Formats for Articles in Periodicalsp. 188
Information to Include When Citing Periodicalsp. 188
Model Article Citationsp. 189
APA Citation Formats for Internet Sourcesp. 190
Information to Include When Citing Internet Sourcesp. 190
Model Internet Citationsp. 191
APA Citation Formats for Other Materials and Mediap. 193
Creditsp. 195
Indexp. 196
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