Writing in the Disciplines: A Reader and Rhetoric for Academic Writers

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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More so than ever before, in this 6th edition ofWriting in the DisciplinesMary Kennedy, William Kennedy, and Hadley Smith have taken the opportunity to combine all of their own knowledge and experience with the very best source of feedback they could have - the users of their own text. Incorporating the suggestions of students, instructors, and reviewers, the authors have created a text that uses the very best qualities of its previous editions while also striving to break new ground. The rhetoric teaches students the fundamental strategies for all phases of academic writing - critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, organizing, drafting, revising, editing, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology offers engaging reading selections that introduce students to the issues and the methods of study in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities, and that serve as idea banks for their writing assignments. Throughout, students learn how to work individually and collaboratively as they move through the entire process of writing from sources - from reading the original source to planning, drafting and revising essays.

Table of Contents

Readlng and Writing in the Academic Discjplines
1<$$$> Preparing to Write: Active Critical Reading: Prereading and Close Reading
Academic Reading-Writing Process
Overview of the Academic Reading-Writing Process
Conversation with the Texts Active
Critical Reading Keep a Writer's Notebook Prereading
Close Reading
Reading for Content
Reading for Geme, Organization, and Stylistic Features
Reading for Rhetorical Context
Preparing to Write: Active Critical Reading: Postreading Personally
Experience the Text Convert
Informal Response to Response Essay Compose
Paraphrases and Summaries and Record Quotations
Paraphrasing Procedures
Short Summary
Precis Quoting
Sourcebook of Readings: An Academic Conversation about the "Mommy Wars"
Terms of the Argument
Genres Participants in the Conversation
Motherhood Ideologies and Motherhood Myths
Literature Review of research on popular images of working mothers
The Least Worse Choice: Why Mothers "OPT" out of the Workforce
Synthesis: Source-based Argument of economic and cultural factors that affect women's choices
Many Women at Elite Colleges set Career Path to Motherhood
Weasel Words Rip My Flesh!
Rhetorical Analysis of Louise Story's verbal compromises that weaken her argument
Critique of 'Many Women at Elite Colleges Set Career Path to Motherhood"
Critical Analysis of Louise Story's failure to take race and class into account for her report on elite women
Desperate Housewives of the Ivy League?
Critical Analysis of Louise Story's misrepresentation of Yale women and the larger problems of working mothers
Homeward Bound
Argument that women from elite colleges with privileged backgrounds should serve as working moms for women with less privileged backgrounds
The Year of Domesticity
Critical Analysis of Hirshman's argument, advocating that women exert power in full-time motherhood
The Return of the Mommy Wars
Analysis of Hirshman's argument, concluding that it is too harsh in questioning how women might exercise choices open to them
Feminists to Women: Shut up and do as You're Told
Critical Analysis of Hirshman's argument which asserts that, by disparaging stayshy;at-home mothers, Hirshman becomes more of an antifeminist than a feminist for coercing women to conform to a single standard
Paradise Lost
Personal change of viewpoint recounting how her divorce left her unprepared for the modern workplace
At Home with David Brooks
Comparative Analysis that argues why Brooks should read Terry Hekker's personal story
Mother Y Ale
Causal Analysis why, among working mothers, change happens but is slow in coming
Critical Analysis <
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