Writing Analytically With Readings: Includes 2009 Mla Update Card

Paperback | March 1, 2005

byDavid Rosenwasser, Jill Stephen, Doug Babington

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Writing Analytically with Readings1c/e is a rhetoric with integrated readings that instructs students how to produce solid, interesting, and purposeful academic writing. It approaches writing as a process that involves the exploration of questions, ideas and experiences while reinforcing writing as a mode of reflection and exploration. Focusing on the concept that writing facilitates and enriches learning, this text helps students understand and synthesize other views en route to ideas of their own.

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Writing Analytically with Readings1c/e is a rhetoric with integrated readings that instructs students how to produce solid, interesting, and purposeful academic writing. It approaches writing as a process that involves the exploration of questions, ideas and experiences while reinforcing writing as a mode of reflection and exploration....

Format:PaperbackDimensions:435 pages, 9.31 × 6.41 × 0.63 inPublished:March 1, 2005Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176415165

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Part I: Making Meaning: Essential SkillsChapter 1. Habits of Mind: Getting Ready to Have Ideas. A. BankingB. GeneralizingC. JudgingD. Debate-Style ArgumentE. Either/Or Thinking (Binaries)F. Personalizing (Locating the "I")G. Opinions (vs. Ideas)H. Ideas Across the CurriculumI. Creative AnalysisAssignmentsChapter 2. Noticing: Learning to Observe. A. Notice and Focus (Ranking)B. Five-Step AnalysisC. Thinking RecursivelyD. The Observational Bottom LineAssignmentsChapter 3. Interpreting: Asking "So What?" A. Prompts: "Interesting" and "Strange"B. Pushing Observations to ConclusionsC. The Making of MeaningAssignmentChapter 4. Readings: How to Do It and What To Do It WithA. How to Read: Words MatterB. What to DO with the Reading: Avoiding the Matching ExerciseAssignmentsReadings: Bruce McCall, "he Scavenger of Highway #3"; Robert Fulford, "My Life as a High School Dropout"; Erna Paris, "What Sort of People Did This?"; Jay Ingram, "The Atoms Image Problem"; Linda McQuaig, "A Matter of Will"; Michael Posner, "Image World".Part II: Writing the Thesis-Driven PaperChapter 5. Linking Evidence and Claims: 10 on 1 vs. 1 on 10. A. Developing a Thesis Is More than Repeating an Idea ("1 on 10")B. Linking Evidence and ClaimsC. Analyzing Evidence in Depth ("10 on 1")AssignmentChapter 6. The Evolving ThesisA. Re-Creating the Chain of Thought B. Locating the Evolving Thesis in the Final DraftC. Putting It All TogetherD. The Thesis-Builders Bottom LineAssignmentChapter 7. Recognizing and Fixing Weak Thesis StatementsA. Five Kinds of Weak Theses and How to Fix ThemB. How to Rephrase Thesis StatementsC. Common Logical Errors in Constructing a ThesisAssignmentChapter 8. Writing the Researched PaperA. Source Anxiety and What to Do About ItB. Six Strategies for Analyzing SourcesC. Making the Research Paper More AnalyticalD. Strategies for Writing and Revising Research PapersAssignmentChapter 9. Finding and Citing SourcesA. Getting StartedB. Selecting the Most Reliable and Helpful SourcesC. Plagiarism and the Logic of CitationD. How to Prepare an AbstractAssignmentReadings: Maureen McTeer, "Harvard Men on Thin Ice"; Christine Overall, Karla Homolka Has a Right to Study at Queens; Mark Kingwell, "The Mirror Stage: Infinite Reflections on the Public Good"; Leslie Millin, "Idols of the Tribe"; Peter Chandfield, "Bridespotting: Lepage, Hitchcock, and Landmarks In Canadian Film"; Elizabeth Loftus, "Memory in Canadian Courts of Law".Part III - Matters of FormChapter 10. Introductions and ConclusionsA. The Function of IntroductionsB. How Much to Introduce Up FrontC. Opening Gambits: Five Good Ways to BeginD. The Function of ConclusionsE. Solving Typical Problems in ConclusionsF. Scientific Format: Introductions and ConclusionsAssignmentChapter 12. Forms and FormatsA. The Two Functions of Formats: Product and ProcessB. The Psychology of FormAssignmentChapter 13. Style: Choosing Words A. Not Just Icing on the CakeB. ToneC. The Person QuestionD. Shades of Meaning: Choosing the Best WordAssignmentChapter 14. Style: Shaping Sentences (and Cutting the Fat) A. The Essential Ingredients of Effective SentencesB. Coordination, Subordination, and EmphasisC. Adding Shapes to the Main Clause: Periodic and Cumulative SentencesD. Cutting the Fat. AssignmentChapter 15. Nine Basic Writing Errors and How to Fix ThemA. How Much Does Correctness Matter? B. The Concept of Basic Writing Errors (BWEs)C. Glossary of Grammatical TermsReadings: Roger Martin, "The Wrong Incentive"; Charles Foran, "MSN Spoken Here"; Daniel J. Mennill et al., "Female Eavesdropping on Male Song Contests in Songbirds"; Gillian Creese and Edith Ngene Kambere, "What Colour Is Your English"; Michael Ignatieff," Ethics and the New War"; Jerome Groopman, "The Grief Industry".Works SitedCreditsIndex