ISBN-10:
1554812496
ISBN-13:
2901554812492
Pub. Date:
06/15/2015
Publisher:
Broadview Press
Academic Writing Now: A Brief Guide for Busy Students

Academic Writing Now: A Brief Guide for Busy Students

by David Starkey
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    ISBN-13: 2901554812492
    Publisher: Broadview Press
    Publication date: 06/15/2015
    Edition description: Brief
    Pages: 249
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

    About the Author

    David Starkey is Professor of English at Santa Barbara City College, where he currently is Director of both Composition and Creative Writing. He is editor of Teaching Writing Creatively and Genre By Example: Writing What We Teach and author of Creative Writing: Four Genres in Brief, one of the best-selling introductory creative-writing textbooks in North America.

    Table of Contents

    Preface for Instructors: Busy, Busy, Busy

    Introduction for Students: Strategies for Succeeding as a College Writer

    Part One: Ready, Set…

    CHAPTER 1. Academic Writing: An Overview

    • Why Write?
      Writing as Inquiry and Process
      High-School vs. University English
      What Do Professors Really Want?
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    CHAPTER 2. Academic Reading

    • Effective Reading Habits
      Annotation
      Double-Entry Journal
      Analysis
      Summary
      Reverse Outline
      Paraphrase
      Quotations
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    CHAPTER 3. Ideas into Text

    • Getting Started
      Lightning Research
      Invention
      The Three Appeals
      Discussion
      Sooner Rather than Later
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    CHAPTER 4. Arguments and Organization

    • Thesis Statements
      Outlines
      Considering Other Perspectives
      Topic Sentences
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    CHAPTER 5. Researching Your Topic

    • The CARS Checklist
      Library Databases
      Books
      Internet Sources
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    Part Two: Go

    CHAPTER 6. Introduction: Hooking Your Reader

    • Opening Sentences
      Topic Overview
      Ending with Your Thesis
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    CHAPTER 7. Body Paragraphs: And I Ought to Keep Reading Because?

    • Paragraph Structure
      Transitions
      Expert Opinions and Concrete Evidence
      Quotations
      Interviews and Surveys
      Narrative and Description
      Multimodal Moves
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    CHAPTER 8. Conclusion: Wait…Don’t Stop

    • Conclusion Dos and Don’ts
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    Part Three: Go Again

    CHAPTER 9. Taking Another Look

    • Revision
      Editing
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    CHAPTER 10. Handing It Over

    • Design and Presentation
      Proofreading
      Titles
      Caroline’s Revision
      Knowing When to Stop
      • Questions and Suggestions FOR You
        Questions and Suggestions FROM You

    APPENDIX I: Genres of Academic Writing

    • Analyzing a Text
      Arguing a Position
      Proposing a Solution
      Making an Evaluation

    APPENDIX II: A Brief Guide to Documentation

    • Citing Your Sources
      Sample Citations

    Permissions Acknowledgements
    Index

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