From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Practical Guide / Edition 2by Stuart Greene
Pub. Date: 07/06/2011
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
First-year college students are challenged by academic culture and its ways of reading, thinking, and writing that are new to them.Composition instructors are equally challenged by having to introduce, explain, and justify academic methods and conventions to students. From Inquiry to Academic Writing aids both students and teachers with a practical and now/i>
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Table of Contents
Preface for Instructors 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
Academic Writers Seek and Value Complexity
Academic Writers See Writing as a Conversation
Academic Writers Understand That Writing Is a Process
Becoming Academic: Two Narratives
Richard Rodriguez, "Scholarship Boy"
Gerald Graff, "Disliking Books"
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"
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?"
Write a Rhetorical Analysis Analysis
* Sherry Turkle, "The Flight from Conversation"
* Writing Yourself into Academic Conversations
3. From Identifying Claims to Analyzing Arguments
Identifying Types of Claims
Myra and David Sadker, "Hidden Lessons"
Analyze the Reasons Used to Support a Claim
An Annotated Student Argument
Marques Camp, "The End of the World May Be Nigh, and It’s the Kindle’s Fault"
* 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?"
4. From Identifying Issues to Forming Questions
Identifying Issues Identify Issues in an Essay
Anna Quindlen, Doing Nothing Is Something
Formulating Issue-Based Questions
An Academic Essay for Analysis
William Deresiewicz, The End of Solitude
5. 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
Establishing a Context for Stating 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"
An Annotated Student Essay: Stating and Supporting a Thesis
Veronia Stafford, "Texting and Literacy"
6. From Finding to Evaluating Sources
Searching for Sources
Evaluating Library Sources
Evaluating Internet Sources
*Writing an Annotated Bibliography
7. From Summary to Synthesis: Using Sources to Build an Argument
Summaries, Paraphrases, and Quotations
Writing a Paraphrase
Writing a Summary
Clive Thompson, On the New Literacy
Synthesis Versus Summary
Writing a Synthesis
Cynthia Haven, The New Literacy: Stanford Study Finds Richness and Complexity in Students’ Writing
Josh Keller, Studies Explore Whether the Internet Makes Students Better Writers
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
Integrating Quotations into Your Writing
Nancy Paul, A Greener Approach to Groceries: Community Based Agriculture in LaSalle Square
8. From Ethos to Logos: Appealing to Your Readers
Connecting with Readers: A Sample Argument
James Loewen, "The Land of Opportunity"
Appealing to Ethos
Appealing to Pathos
Appealing to Logos: Using Reason and Evidence to Fit the Situation
Recognizing Logical Fallacies
Analyzing the Appeals in a Researched Argument
Meredith Minkler, Community-Based Research Partnerships: Challenges and Opportunities
Analyzing Visual Rhetoric: Advertisements
Further Advertisements for Analysis
9. From Introductions to Conclusions: Drafting an Essay
Elizabeth Martinez, "Reinventing ‘America’: Call for a New National Identity
* Analyzing Strategies for Writing: From Introductions to Conclusions
Barbara Ehrenreich, "Cultural Baggage"
10. From Revising to Editing: Working with Peer Groups
Revising versus Editing
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, Memory through Photography
Working with Final Drafts
Tasha Taylor (student writer), Memory through Photography
Further Suggestions for Peer Editing Groups
11. Other Methods of Inquiry: Interviews and Focus Groups
Why Do Original Research?
Getting Started: Writing a Proposal
An Annotated Student Proposal
* Laura Hartigan, Proposal for Research: The Affordances of Multimodal, Creative Writing and Academic Writing
Using Focus Groups
An Annotated Multimedia Research Paper
Appendix: Citing and Documenting Sources
The Basics of MLA Style
The Basics of APA Style
Index of Authors, Titles, and Terms
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