Sourcework : Academic Writing from Sources

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2005-07-07
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Co
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Sourceworkis an advanced ESL writing textbook designed to help students write solid academic papers from outside sources. Divided into two sections, "The Writing Process" and "The Sources," the text focuses on the mechanics of writing an essay and then introduces students to thematically organized readings to support them as they hone their writing skills. The 31 university-level readings, organized into four themes--heroes, non-violent social change, globalization, and bioethics--give students the content they need to write complex and sophisticated pieces. As students produce and revise papers based on sources,Sourceworkguides them through the stages of writing, such as note-taking from readings, analyzing information, outlining structures, creating thesis statements, authoring introductions and conclusions, and writing and refining drafts. At each stage, students learn how to document evidence, integrate references, paraphrase, synthesize, and summarize--all the skills necessary to support their own ideas while employing outside sources. Several individual and group activities help students master their essay-writing skills. A rich, cohesive set of thematically organized readings gives students the opportunity to learn about different disciplines. In-depth practice in analyzing information teaches students to synthesize concepts, select evidence, avoid plagiarism, and support their own ideas in academic writing. Instructors can choose from a variety of activities ranging from short, immediate practice of specific skills to more complex practice of related skills to best suit the needs of their students. An abundance of exercises taken from actual student essays offers students the opportunity to critique strong and weak writing and see how others apply the writing process to their essays. TheSourceworkWeb Site provides instructors with assessment tools to evaluate full essays and skills-based components. For students, the site offers support to assess their classmates' writing and their own work.

Table of Contents

The Writing Process
Building a Paper: Explore Open Reading
Paraphrasing Responding to Writing Summarizing
Building a Paper: Focus
A Research Question
Focused Reading and Taking Notes
Creating a Rough Outline
Building a Paper: Organize Writing
A Thesis Statement Expanding
Your Outline With Evidence
Writing an Outline
Building a Paper: Create Well-Constructed Paragraphs
Preparing Evidence to Use in Paragraphs
Integrating Evidence into Paragraphs
Writer's Block Getting Feedback on Your First Draft
Building a Paper: Refine
Writing Introductions and Conclusions
Building Cohesion in Your Paper
Documenting Evidence
Getting Feedback on Your Whole Draft
Building a Paper: Independent Research
Choosing a Topic
Finding Sources
Managing Complex Assignments
Sources for Research
Heroes: The People
Who Inspire Us "Cathy Freeman"
"Ray Anderson"
"Contemporary Heroes and Heroines"
"Is a Hero Really Nothing But a Sandwich?"
"Eve's Daughters"
Questions for Writing About Heroes
Globalization--Changes That Draw Us Together
"The Deadly Noodle"
"Spiritual Perspectives on Globalization" Ira Rifkin "If the Poor Get Richer, Does World See Progress?"
"Exiled to Cyberia"
"The Pew Global Attitudes Project" Pew Research Center for the People and the Press "Confronting Anti-Globalization"
"Poverty and Environmental Degradation" Akin Mabogunje Questions for Writing About Globalization
Nonviolent Social Change--Working for a Better World
"Are Humans Hard-Wired to Behave Aggressively?"
"Primates--a Natural Heritage of Conflict Resolution"
Frans de Waal (Science) "An Experiment in Love"
"Liberation Without War"
"Healing Lessons from Another War-Torn Society--Mozambique"
"A Force More Powerful: A Century of Nonviolent Conflict" (Video)
Steven York Questions for Writing About Nonviolent Social Change
Bioethics--When Science and Human Values
Collide "Controversial Transplant a Success"
"It's AIDS, Not Tuskegee: Inflammatory Comparisons Won't Save Lives In Africa"
"Bioethics for Clinicians: Chinese Bioethics"
"Birth to Death: Science and Bioethics"
"Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Bioethical Issues"
Carol Levine Questions for Writing About Bioethics Appendices
Example Student Research Papers
Where to Find Answers about Writing a Research Paper
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