What it Takes: Writing in College

What it Takes: Writing in College

by Laurence Behrens, Leonard J. Rosen
     
 

What It Takes: Writing in College covers the nuts and bolts of writing college papers, including the summary, the critique, the synthesis, and analysis. Based upon the bestselling coverage in Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, this handy guide introduces each of the strategies, taking students step by step through the process of writing

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Overview

What It Takes: Writing in College covers the nuts and bolts of writing college papers, including the summary, the critique, the synthesis, and analysis. Based upon the bestselling coverage in Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, this handy guide introduces each of the strategies, taking students step by step through the process of writing papers based upon source material.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205647828
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
11/04/2008
Series:
Pearson English Value Textbook Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Summary

What Is a Summary?

Can a Summary Be Objective?

Using the Summary

The Reading Process

How to Write Summaries

Demonstration: Summary

How Long Should a Summary Be?

Avoiding Plagiarism

Chapter 2: Critical Reading and Critique

Critical Reading

Critique

Demonstration: Critique

Chapter 3: Synthesis

What is a Synthesis?

Purpose

Using Your Sources

Types of Syntheses: Argument and Explanatory

How to Write Syntheses

The Argument Synthesis

Demonstration: Developing an Argument Synthesis- Balancing Privacy and Safetly in the Wake of Virginia Tech

Developing and Organizing the Support for Your Arguments

The Comparison-and-Contrast Synthesis

The Explanatory Synthesis

Summary

Chapter 4: Analysis

What Is an Analysis?

Demonstration: Analysis

How to Write Analyses

Analysis: A Tool for Understanding

Credits

Index

APA Documentation: Basic Formats

MLA Documentation: Basic FormatsChecklist Survey

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