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WHAT IT TAKES Writing in College
Laurence Behrens Leonard J. Rosen
What It Takes: Writing in College introduces you to the four core skills you will need to succeed as a writer in college–summary, critique, synthesis, and analysis. From the authors of the bestselling classic, Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, this handy guide walks you through the essentials of writing college papers.
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Chapter 1: Summary
What Is a Summary?
Can a Summary Be Objective?
Using the Summary
The Reading Process
How to Write Summaries
How Long Should a Summary Be?
Chapter 2: Critical Reading and Critique
Chapter 3: Synthesis
What is a Synthesis?
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
Chapter 4: Analysis
What Is an Analysis?
How to Write Analyses
Analysis: A Tool for Understanding
APA Documentation: Basic Formats
MLA Documentation: Basic FormatsChecklist Survey