A Sequence For Academic Writing by Laurence BehrensA Sequence For Academic Writing by Laurence Behrens

A Sequence For Academic Writing

byLaurence Behrens, LEONARD ROSEN

Paperback | January 11, 2017

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For courses in First-Year Composition  Rhetoric, Writing Across the Curriculum, or Writing in the Disciplines.

A brief rhetoric focusing on the key strategies that any academic writer needs to know–summary, synthesis, analysis, and critique.


A Sequence for Academic Writing focuses on the critical reading and writing strategies that readers and students need in order to thoughtfully interpret and incorporate source material into their own papers. Building off the hallmark writing instruction of the best-selling Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum the authors adapted its rhetoric portion to be used apart from any additional reading content. The resulting learning resource employs high-interest readings from a range of disciplines that allow readers to practice these strategies and skills, along with numerous student papers that model the kinds of academic texts that students are expected to produce.

The 7th Edition offers a major revision of a familiar text that freshens examples, clarifies and expands instruction, and generally makes more accessible a book that has helped introduce numerous readers to source-based writing in a variety of settings.


A Sequence for Academic Writing , 7th Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Laurence Behrens has focused for more than thirty-five years on interdisciplinary approaches to the teaching of undergraduate writing. His Writing and Reading Across the Curriculum, co-authored with Leonard J. Rosen, originally published in 1982 and now in its 13th Edition, was the first widely-used cross-curricular textbook in freshm...
Title:A Sequence For Academic WritingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 7.3 × 0.5 inPublished:January 11, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0134398505

ISBN - 13:9780134398501

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Table of Contents

1. An Introduction to Thinking and Writing in College


I. Structures

2. Reading with Attention

3. Summarizing and Paraphrasing Sources

4. Quoting Sources, Using Signal Phrases, and Making Standard 'Moves'

5. Critical Reading and Critique

6. Explanatory Synthesis

7. Argument Synthesis

8. Analysis


II. Strategies

9. Writing as a Process

10. Locating, Mining, and Citing Sources

11. Practicing Academic Writing