A sequence for academic writing


A sequence for academic writing

Laurence Behrens, Leonard J. Rosen, Bonnie Beedles

Pearson/Longman, c2005

2nd ed

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Includes bibliographical references and index



Featuring the hallmark writing apparatus of the best-selling Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, this brief rhetoric focuses on the key academic writing strategies of summary, synthesis, analysis, and critique. Responding to the growing interest in academic writing, this popular guide focuses on the critical reading and writing strategies necessary to help students interpret and incorporate source material into their own papers. The text employs high-interest readings from a range of disciplines to allow students to practice their summary and synthesis skills, while numerous student papers model the kinds of academic texts students are expected to produce, no matter what their area of study.


  • Preface for Instructors. Introduction. 1. Summary, Paraphrase, and Quotation. What Is a Summary? Can a Summary Be Objective? Using the Summary. The Reading Process. How to Write Summaries. Demonstration: Summary. The Future of Love: Kiss Romance Goodbye, It's Time for the Real Thing, Barbara Graham. Read, Reread, Underline. Divide into Stages of Thought. Write a One- or Two-Sentence Summary of Each Stage of Thought. Write a Thesis: A One- or Two-Sentence Summary of the Entire Passage. Write the First Draft of the Summary. Summarizing a Narrative or Personal Essay. Arrival at Manzanar, Jeanne Wakatsuki and James D. Houston. Summarizing Figures and Tables. Paraphrase. Quotations. Choosing Quotations. Incorporating Quotations Into Your Sentences. Avoiding Plagiarism. Writing Assignment: Summary. Landscape in the Classic Hollywood Western, Stanley Solomon. 2. Critical Reading and Critique. Critical Reading. Question Category 1: What Is the Author's Purpose? Does He or She Succeed in This Purpose? Writing to Inform. Writing to Persuade. Too Much of a Good Thing, Greg Critser. Writing To Entertain. Question Category 2: To What Extent Do You Agree or Disagree With the Author? Critique. How to Write Critiques. Demonstration: Critique. What Is the Author's Purpose in Writing? Does He or She Succeed in This Purpose? To What Extent Do You Agree or Disagree with the Author? Evaluate Assumptions. Model Critique: A Critique of Greg Critser's "Too Much of a Good Thing." Discussion. Writing Assignment: Critique. Driving Down the Highway, Mourning the Death of American Radio, Brent Staples. 3. Writing as a Process. Writing as Thinking. Stages of the Writing Process. Stage 1: Understanding the Task. Papers in the Academic Disciplines. Stage 2: Gathering Data. Types of Data. Stage 3: Invention. Choosing and Narrowing Your Subject. Invention Strategies. Stage 4: Drafting. Strategies for Writing the Paper. Writing a Thesis. Writing Introductions and Conclusions. Stage 5: Revision. Characteristics of Good Papers. The Reverse Outline. Stage 6: Editing. Editing for Style. Editing for Correctness. The Final Draft. Writing Assignment: Process. 4. Explanatory Synthesis. What is a Synthesis? Purpose. Using Your Sources. Types of Syntheses: Explanatory and Argument. How to Write Syntheses. The Explanatory Synthesis. Demonstration: Explanatory Synthesis Computers, Communication, and Relationships. Cyberspace: A New Frontier for Fighting Words, Sanjiv N. Singh. Social Relationships in Electronic Forums: Hangouts, Salons, Workplaces and Communities, Rob Kling. from Signs of Life in the USA, Sonia Maasik and Jack Solomon. Life At High-Tech U, Deborah Branscum. Instant Messaging is In, Phones Out, Ellen Edwards. Teens Bare Their Hearts with Instant Messages, Stanley A Miller II. Teens' Instant-Messaging Lingo is Evolving into a Hybrid Language, Stephanie Dunnewind. Minding Your E-Manners: Over-use of Instant Messaging Can be a Major Breach of Netiquette, Michelle Slatalla. Developing Personal and Emotional Relationships Via Computer-Mediated Communication, Brittney G. Chenault. Cyberspace Romances: Interview with Jean-Francois Perreault of Branchez-vous, John Suler. Click Here for Romance, Jennifer Wolcott. You've Got Romance! Seeking Love Online: Net-Based Services Change the Landscape, If Not the Odds, of Finding the Perfect Mate, Bonnie Rothman Morris. Online Dating Sheds its Stigma as Losers.com, Amy Harmon. Consider Your Purpose. Formulate a Thesis. Decide How You Will Use Your Source Material. Develop an Organizational Plan. Summary Statements. Write the Topic Sentences. Write Your Synthesis. Model Paper: Advantages and Disadvantages of Computer Mediated Communication, Alyssa Mellott. Discussion and Suggestions for Revision. Revise Your Synthesis: Global, Local, and Surface Revisions. Revised Model Paper: Computer Mediated Communication: New and Improved Human Relations or the End of Real Interaction? Alyssa Mellott. Writing Assignment: The Music Downloading Controversy. The Napster Challenge, Catherine Edwards. MP3 and Me: How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Online Music File-Sharing (sort of), Lee Bockhorn. I'm Just a Fan of Music [interview], Terry McBride. Digital Media: Don't Clamp Down too Hard, Heather Green. Paying to Play, Sarah Jones and Sarah Benzuly. The Media Likes What It Has Heard So Far from Apple's iTunes, Hugh Clifton. U.S. Labels to Sue Individuals for Net Music Piracy, David Teather. Tone Deaf to a Moral Dilemma? John Healey and Jeff Leeds. AOL Poll Results on File Sharing. 5. Argument Synthesis. What is an Argument Synthesis? The Elements of Argument: Claim, Support, and Assumption. The Three Appeals of Argument: Logos, Ethos, Pathos. Demonstration: Developing an Argument Synthesis Volunteering in America. A New Start for National Service, John McCain and Evan Bayh. A Time to Heed the Call, David Gergen. Volunteering in the United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics. AmeriCorp Mission Statement. National Service, Political Socialization, and Citizenship, Eric B. Gorham. Calls for National Service, Roger Landrum, Donald J. Eberly, and Michael W. Sherraden. The Moral Equivalent of War, William James. Crito, Plato. Keeping Alive the Spirit of National Service, Richard North Patterson. Rumsfeld: No Need for Draft
  • 'Disadvantages Notable', Kathleen T. Rehm. Politics and National Service: A Virus Attacks the Volunteer Sector, Bruce Chapman. Consider Your Purpose. Making a Claim: Formulate a Thesis. Decide How You Will Use Your Source Material. Develop an Organizational Plan. Argument Strategy. Draft and Revise Your Synthesis. Model Synthesis: Keeping Volunteering Voluntary. Discussion. Developing and Organizing the Support for Your Arguments. Summarize, Paraphrase, and Quote Supporting Evidence. Provide Various Types of Evidence and Motivational Appeals. Use Climactic Order. Use Logical or Conventional Order. Present and Respond to Counterarguments. Use Concession. Avoid Common Fallacies in Developing and Using Support. The Comparison-and-Contrast Synthesis. Organizing Comparison-and-Contrast Syntheses. A Case for Comparison-Contrast: Two Ophelias in Two Filmed Hamlets. Model Paper: Two Ophelias. Discussion. Summary of Synthesis Chapters. 6. Analysis. What is an Analysis? Demonstration of Analyses. The Plug-In Drug, Marie Winn. The Coming Apart of a Dorm Society, Edward Peselman. How to Write Analyses. Consider Your Purpose. Locate an Analytical Principle. Formulate a Thesis. Develop an Organizational Plan. Draft and Revise Your Analysis. Writing Assignment: Analysis. A Theory of Human Motivation, Abraham H. Maslow. Analyzing Visual Media. Writing Assignment: Analyzing Visual Media. Advertisement: Fancy Feast Cat Food. Advertisement: Bernstein's Italian Dressing and Deming's Sockeye Salmon. Advertisement: GE Monogram Appliances. Elements of an Effective Layout, Dorothy Cohen. The Appeal of the Democracy of Goods, Roland Marchand. Analysis: A Tool for Understanding. 7. Locating, Mining, and Citing Sources. Source-Based Papers. The Research Question. Locating Sources Preliminary Research. Consulting Knowledgeable People. Encyclopedias. Overviews and Bibliographies in Recent Books. Focused Research. Books. Electronic Databases. The Benefits and Pitfalls of the World Wide Web. Evaluating Web Sources. Periodicals: General. Periodicals: Specialized. Biographical Indexes. Dictionaries. Other Sources/Government Publications. Interviews and Surveys. Mining Sources. The Working Bibliography. Note-Taking. Evaluating Sources. Arranging Your Notes: The Outline. Citing Sources. In-Text Citation. Content Notes. Full Citations. MLA Style. In-Text Citation. Examples of MLA Citations in Works Cited List. APA Style. In-Text Citation. Examples of APA Citations in References List. Writing Assignment: Source-Based Paper. Appendix: More on Introductions and Conclusions. Credits. Index.

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