Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum (with MyCompLab)

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The original, best-selling interdisciplinary composition text, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, Ninth Edition, teaches students of all majors and interests to communicate effectively.This text provides students with the opportunity to practice the essential college-level writing skills of summary, critique, synthesis, and analysis. An exciting new chapter on advertising supports the current need for skills in analyzing visual arguments.

Table of Contents

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Summary, Synthesis, Critique, and Analysis
Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation
What is Summary?
Can a Summary Be Objective?
Using the Summary
The Reading Process
How to Write Summaries
Summarizing a Narrative or Personal Essay
Summarizing Figures and Tables
Avoiding Plagiarism
Critical Reading and Critique
Critical Reading
Demonstration: Critique
Writing as Process
Introductions, Theses, and Conclusions
Writing Introductions
Writing a Thesis
Writing Conclusions
Explanatory Synthesis
What Is a Synthesis?
Using Your Sources
Types of Synthesis: Explanatory and Argument
How to Write Syntheses
The Explanatory Synthesis
Demonstration: Explanatory Synthesis: Computers, Communication, and Relationships
Argument Synthesis
What is an Argument Synthesis?
Demonstration: Developing an Argument Synthesis: Volunteering in America
Developing and Organizing Support for Your Arguments
The Comparison-Contrast Synthesis
Summary of Synthesis
What Is an Analysis?
Demonstration of Analysis
How to Write Analyses
Writing Assignment: Analysis
Analysis: A Tool for Understanding
Locating, Mining, and Citing Sources
Source-Based Papers
The Research Question
Locating Sources
Mining Sources
Citing Sources
Writing Assignment: Short Source-Based Paper
An Anthology of Readings
Cyberspace and Identity
We've Got Mail-Always
Journey of an E-Mail
The End of History
I Think, Therefore IM
The Blog Phenomenon
The Intimacy of Blogs
A Shared Sadness
Virtual Love
Cyberspace and Identity
Boy, You Fight Like a Girl
Faking It?
The 15 Year-Old Legal Whiz
Obedience to Authority
Opinions and Social Pressure
The Perils of Obedience
Review of Stanley Milgram's Experiments on Obedience
The Stanford Prison Experiment
Disobedience as a Psychological and Moral Problem, Erich Fromm
Just Do What the Pilot Tells You, Theodore Dalrymple
What's Happening at the Mall?
Shopping for American Culture
A Social History of Shopping, Laura Paquet
Main Street Revisited, Richard Francaviglia
Shopping Towns USA, Victor Gruen and Larry Smith
Enclosed. En
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