Writing Analytically

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Overview

The popular, brief rhetoric that treats writing as thinking, WRITING ANALYTICALLY, Fifth Edition, offers a series of prompts that lead you through the process of analysis and synthesis and help you to generate original and well-developed ideas. The book's overall point is that learning to write well means learning to use writing as a way of thinking well. To that end, the strategies of this book describe thinking skills that employ writing. As you will see, this book treats writing as a tool of thought--a means of undertaking sustained acts of inquiry and reflection.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780155018891
  • Publisher: Harcourt College Publishers
  • Publication date: 10/28/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.44 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill Stephen teaches at Muhlenberg College, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, where she's been since the late 1980s. Along with David Rosenwasser, she created and implemented the Writing Across the Curriculum program there through a series of faculty seminars. In these seminars, they discovered that content faculty from across the disciplines, although they maintained disciplinary-specific writing protocols, essentially wanted the same thing from student writing: analysis. From this premise, their textbook, WRITING ANALYTICALLY WITH READINGS, was born. Stephen worked in the expository writing program at New York University under Lil Brannon and Cy Knoblauch. She received her B.A. from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and received her Ph.D. from NYU on rhetorical theory as evidenced in Renaissance poetry and prose. Aside from her writing with Rosenwasser on composition and writing program administration, she writes on poetry, especially Renaissance lyrics. Her current interests include creative nonfiction and theories of metaphor.
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Table of Contents

1. Habits of Mind: Getting Ready to Have Ideas
2.Noticing: Learning to Observe
3.Interpreting: Asking So What?
4.Reading: How to Do It & What to Do With It
5.Linking Evidence and Claims
6.The Evolving Thesis
7.Five Kinds of Weak Theses and How to Fix Them
8.Writing the Researched Paper: Conversing with Sources
9.Introductions and Conclusions
10.Forms and Formats
11.Style
12.Basic Writing Errors and How to Fix Them.
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